We are a dual parish of evangelical, Confessional Lutheran congregations in the Columbia River Gorge. We are joined together because we share the same pastor, who serves both congregations. But more importantly, we share the doctrine of Holy Scripture (the Bible), which is summarized and explained in the Lutheran Confessions.

We are also joined with other Lutheran churches in the United States and worldwide by our membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference.

Lutheranism is not merely a denomination, but a confession of faith. We believe and teach the same as the first Christians, because this faith still meets the needs of today’s Christians.

What we believe forms the basis for the way we worship. Our worship is focused upon Jesus Christ as He is present for us through His Word and Sacraments. We worship the way many Christians used to worship, with both joy and reverence. We are a group of sinners who gather as often as we may to receive God’s forgiveness. Other sinners are always welcome!

Activities Scheduled This Week

Sun 20 Apr Easter Church Year
6:00 AM Sunrise Service (Idlewild) Concordia
7:30 AM Easter Breakfast Concordia
9:00 AM Divine Service Concordia Services
9:30 AM Easter breakfast & egg hunt Bethany
11:00 AM Divine Service Bethany Services
Wed 23 Apr6:30 PM Adult Catechesis Concordia
Thu 24 Apr7:00 PM Adult Catechesis Bethany
Fri 25 Apr3:30 PM Homeschool Band Practice External Programs
Sat 26 Apr10:00 AM Concordia FISH Day Mission-Outreach
1:00 PM Howell-Schmoker Wedding Bethany
5:00 PM Private Absolution Bethany
Sun 27 Apr9:00 AM Divine Service Concordia Services
9:30 AM Sunday School Bethany SS
11:00 AM Divine Service Bethany Services
11:50 AM Columbia Update Bethany
1:00 PM School Board School
7:00 PM Adult Catechesis Bethany

Quick Direct Links

  • To receive twice-daily emails containing devotion texts from the Bible and the monthly Psalter, subscribe here. (If you prefer an RSS feed, see the sidebar.)
  • We have a collection general purpose Resources for Christians, their Families, Churches, and Schools, including an excellent curriculum textbook for memory work covering grades 1–8.
  • Bethany’s Mary Martha Circle
  • Our Moodle site, with online resources for our classes.