Every Sunday, from 07/04/2021 to 09/05/2021, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Like the night sky around the 4th of July, St Paul’s letter to the Ephesian Christians is filled with wonders that produces “oohs” and “ahhhs” a plenty. Starting this Sunday, July 4th, and continuing through Labor Day at summer’s end, we will be delighting in what some commentator has called, “The Grand Finale of Pauline Theology.” Luther said of this work, “From (it) we learn what the Gospel actually is; and we learn how to live our lives as Gospel people.” Like the holiday, though in far greater measure, Paul celebrates the freedom and liberty that belong to God’s people in what one commentator says are the “most profound words ever written.”
For Your Summer Worship Preparation:
- July 4th - Pentecost 6 - Eph. 1:1-2
- July 11th - Pentecost 7 - Eph. 1:3-14
- July 18th - Pentecost 8 - Eph. 2:1-11
- July 25th - Pentecost 9 - Eph. 3:14-21
- August 1st - Pentecost 10 - Eph. 4:1-16
- August 8th - Pentecost 11 - Eph. 4:17-5:2
- August 15th - Pentecost 12 - Eph. 5:6-21
- August 22nd - Pentecost 13 - Eph. 5:22-33
- August 29th - Pentecost 14 - Eph. 6:10-20
- September 5th - Pentecost 15 - Eph. 6:23-24
The same text will be explored at ALL in-person worship sites:
Bethany Lutheran in Long Beach, The Gathering in Long Beach, and Holy Cross in Cypress; and of course on the Live Stream via our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BethanyLutheranLongBeach at 9:30AM Worship Service.
Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty! This “season” has been a wholly new experience for us.
Worship on Bethany’s campus will continue to be at 8:00AM & 9:30AM. For those wishing to sit Inside in the Narthex, chairs will be preset for your use. For those wishing to sit Outside in Friendship Square, chairs will be available from a rack inside the Gym (Self Service); the doors from the Sanctuary will be open, there may be obstructed view and sound will be coming from inside the church.
Communion is served on the first and third Sundays of the month at the 8:00AM service and every Sunday at the 9:30AM service.
Join us for worship on Campus! However if you feel safer at home, the 9:30AM service will be Live Streamed via our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BethanyLutheranLongBeach and the recording will be available to watch anytime thereafter.
If a later worship time is more beneficial for you please join us at either The Gathering (905 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813) at 10:00AM or Holy Cross (4321 W Cerritos Ave, Cypress, CA 90630) at 11:00AM. Worship at BOTH of these locations is led by our ministry staff. In fact, the same preacher, and thus sermon, are on the campus of Bethany and Holy Cross each Sunday.
Click HERE for our Worship Service Resource Page (2021).