Lent and Easter News and Notes

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Lent and Easter News and Notes

 

We live in a world in which many of us feel that constant demands are made upon our attention. 

  • “Did you see that?” 
  • “Check this out!” 
  • “Look at me!” 

 It’s funny, but up until 2020, at least for me, life also seemed to be increasing at an alarming speed.

  • What do you mean she’s already being confirmed? 
  • What do you mean he’s already driving and buying his own car?   
  • What do you mean he’s graduating from High School?   

Along came 2020 and suddenly the past year no longer flew by.  It was only a year ago that our Lenten Theme was “Eyes On Jesus” yet, in all honesty in my mind’s eye I can’t really see March 2020; it seems like such a long time ago. Whether the days are flying by or dragging on, whether our attention is required by so many and so much or we feel forgotten with nothing being asked, the temptation is to focus on all that swirls around us, or that which stirs within us. The servant of Jesus however, author to the letter to the Hebrews, invites us instead to focus on Him. “Fix your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of your faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”    - Pr. Kevin Kritzer

  

 

  

 

 If you would like to "fix your eyes on Jesus" each day this Lent, you can use this link to purchase an electronic copy of Eyes on Jesus Lenten Devotional:

https://www.cph.org/p-33591-eyes-on-jesus-daily-devotions-for-lent-and-easter-ebook-edition.aspx

 

 

Bethany will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt Car Parade on Saturday, April 3rd from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Come, drive through Bethany’s parking lot as your passengers search for Easter Eggs from the comfort of their own seats; and don’t forget to grab a bag of Easter goodies on your way out!  Please Enter on Clark Avenue and Exit the Parade by EDC on Arbor Road.   

If you have any questions please contact Kayleigh Lopez at 

 

 

Holy Week & Easter worship services will be both online but also on campus.    

For those of you who will continue to worship off campus online you’ll notice a change after Easter.  

As we are able to gather in the sanctuary again, we will be live streaming our 9:30AM worship service.  You will be able to join the live stream on our website, our YouTube Channel and our Facebook Page.  Following the live streaming of worship that service will also be available for you to watch later. We are looking forward to seeing you on campus as soon as you are comfortable returning to in person worship.

 

NO Midweek Wednesday Evening Lenten Worship on March 31

  • Reminder that S’more Stories (with Pr. Seth, Kayleigh & our furry friend Rosie) will return on Wednesday evenings on Facebook Live after Easter on Wednesday, April 14th at 7:00PM.

 

Maundy Thursday - April 1 at 7:00PM Virtual Event on Zoom & Facebook Live 

Zoom Information:

Facebook Information:  

  • Bethany Lutheran Church Long Beach, CA

 

Good Friday - April 2... 

On Campus Worship at 12:00PM (noon), 5:00PM & 7:00PM in Friendship Square.  Registration is required for On Campus Worship. 

*Online Worship – Our NOON service is being recorded and will be posted later Friday afternoon on our website on the “Sunday Worship Resources” page for you to be able to worship at home.   Other ways to view online… The recorded service will also be posted to our Facebook page (Bethany Lutheran Church Long Beach, CA) and to our YouTube channel (Bethany Lutheran Long Beach).

  • Registration for On Campus Worship opens on Monday, March 29th.
  • Link is on Bethany’s homepage of our website at www.bethanylutheran.org.
  • Ability to register for Good Friday will close at 9:00PM on Thursday, April 1st.

 

Easter Sunday - April 4...

On Campus Worship is at 8:00AM, 9:30AM & 11:00AM on the Grassy Field.  Registration is required for On Campus Worship. 

*Online Worship – Our 8:00AM service is being recorded and will be posted later Sunday morning on our website on the “Sunday Worship Resources” page for you to be able to worship at home.   Other ways to view online… The recorded service will also be posted to our Facebook page (Bethany Lutheran Church Long Beach, CA) and to our YouTube channel (Bethany Lutheran Long Beach).

  • Registration for On Campus Worship opens on Monday, March 29th.
  • Link is on Bethany’s homepage of our website at www.bethanylutheran.org.
  • Ability to register for Easter Sunday will close at 9:00PM on Saturday, April 3rd.

 

 

Bethany is on YouTube!

Check out the Bethany YouTube channel today and please become a subscriber.  This is another way to connect with the ministry of Bethany.  Watch Sunday worship in real time with others at 8:00AM every Sunday, or any time after that on your own. Please share the channel on your social media as well.  If you subscribed before, you may need to do so again as we had to relaunch the channel.  Our goal is to get over 100 subscribers by Easter Sunday.   Direct Link - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5i_Dw7ZbFqDrV-xryUtZOQ

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