Pastor’s Welcome

A Message For You From Pastor Barb Lemke

Over 60 years ago the Lord moved in and through the hearts of the members of 1st Bethany Lutheran Church to meet the needs of children in what is now Aurora, CO, who desired to know about Jesus.  It was out of the hearts of both the children and adults that Bethel began. Today we continue to come together as children of all ages to seek and learn more about God’s deep love for us through Jesus, knowing that this love is available for ALL people.

At the heart of our church is the foundation of God’s love for us in Jesus Christ.  This love cannot be earned or bought, but is given to us freely, without strings, through our Lord.  We believe all people have a place with us in worship, children to seniors, new to the faith or those raised in the faith.  God is at work, alive and well with us.  So we celebrate this love that constantly surrounds and fills us.

If you are searching for a church or desire to discover more about God’s love, we invite you to join us.  We know it can be intimidating visiting a church for the first time, but know you are welcome.  Come with your questions and feel free to ask!

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at I would love to talk with you!

In Christ,

Pastor Barb Lemke

To arrange for your first visit to Bethel, please email us at or call our New Visitors Hotline: 303-364-2245.