AXTELL — The public is invited to the 137th annual Midsummer Picnic of Bethany Lutheran Church will start at 5:30 p.m. June 21. The church is located two miles east and one mile south of Axtell.

A Swedish Smorgasbord will offer fried chicken, baked ham, Swedish meatballs, osta-kaka and more in the wheelchair-accessible, air-conditioned fellowship hall. Picnickers also can eat in the park outside.

An offering will be accepted.

At 7:15 p.m., Natalie Radcliffe, worship coordinator at First Lutheran Church in Kearney, will perform.