SUNDAY Morning, Afternoon & Evening:
Making "Community Connections" through Prayer: This group meets 7:30-7:55AM every Sunday in the Conference Room. You are invited to drop in any Sunday and pray silently or from a prayer guide. Consider coming next Sunday...you will be so welcomed! God is powerful and mighty. He asks that we come to Him with our requests. FYI all who worship and all who serve in worship service are prayed for as well. - Pre-service Prayer Group
Lessons of the Day: Every Sunday morning join John Schinnerer at 9:30AM in the Library. This study highlights the readings/lesson of the day.
Adult Bible Discovery - Pastor’s Class! Join us at 9:30AM in the Choir Room (starting September 8th) for a spiritual formation opportunity led by our ministry staff. The overarching theme this year will be “A Renaissance of the Heart” as we move into the second phase of the Renaissance project seeking God’s transformative power to be make known in us and through us. Our focus this fall will be Getting to Know Jesus:
- Have you ever asked any of these questions? How can I get to know Jesus better? How can I possibly understand all that the Bible teaches and reveals? What is the most important teaching in the Bible for me to know?
- Getting to know Jesus connects the dots between knowing the right Bible answers and having a real relationship with Jesus Christ. Using the six core teachings of the bible we hope that you will be more deeply connected to Jesus through this class. Plus, you will be better prepared to talk to family and friends about your relationship with Jesus in a clear and personal way.
- New to Christianity? New to Bible study? Been a believer all your life? Attended Bible study for years?
This class is for everyone who wants to get to know Jesus in a personal way.
Wellspring Spiritual Formation Class for Women of All Ages: Join us for a life-changing spiritual journey! Two Steps Forward: A Story of Persevering in Hope By Spiritual Director, Sharon Garlough Brown... We meet on Sundays, 9:15-10:30AM in Room 215 from October 13, 2019 to May 2020. We’ll read and discuss a chapter each week as we dig into God’s Word and explore spiritual practices that allow God to transform our hearts from the inside out. *IMPORTANT...Please plan for consistent participation in class, reading, and attendance. We recommend that you read the book, “Sensible Shoes”, before class starts. Copies are available to borrow. Book is $13 - check or cash to Mary Kay Esswein. For more info contact Mary Kay Esswein or Randa Pearson.
GriefShare Update: I will begin a new session of GriefShare on Sunday, February 9, 1:00PM in the Multipurpose Room, #215 (Please make note of date change!). The Griefshare program is a DVD/discussion based 13 week series which helps those who are working through the grief over a loved one’s death. Bethany has been offering this program for 14 years now, and I have personally been involved with it the entire time. It is extremely beneficial and I would encourage anyone experiencing grief to join the group. Should you have questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or on my office phone at 562.421.4711 ext. 19. May our great God comfort you during your journey of grief. – Karl Fink,
Men’s Bible Study Fellowship: For the past four years, Bethany has hosted an international Bible Study, called Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). It starts up in September every year and goes to May. This year we are studying Acts. You can learn more at the BSF website: https://www.bsfinternational.org/. The group meets every Monday evening from 6:55PM until 8:30PM in Bethany’s Choir Room. For me, this was a life changing study; in fact, the BSF bible study impacted my Christian walk more than other Christian endeavor. If you think you would like to know more, please feel free to contact me or just show up Monday night, in the Choir Room at 6:55PM. NOTE: We will NOT meet on April 13, 2020. - Don Baldwin
ReFuel: ReFuel normally is the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays (6:30-7:00PM in the Sanctuary) of the month...HOWEVER... *ReFuel is taking an Advent/Christmas break for the month of December. ReFuel's next date is January 15, 2020.
Wednesday Adult Bible Study meets in the Choir Room at 7:05PM. We are studying The Revelation given to St. John. Besides our Bibles we will be using the Concordia Publishing House resource entitled: God’s Word for Today – Revelation. We will also supplement our study with material from Living Way. You can get the Living Way material directly through their website www.livingwaybiblestudy.org/order. *PLEASE NOTE...Our start date in the New Year is January 8, 2020. - Pr. Kevin Kritzer
Men's Morning Bible Study: We meet from 6:30-7:30AM in the Parish Lounge. *If you need to leave earlier for work, no problem! We‘re always looking for new men to join us, so as your schedule allows consider meeting with us as we study God‘s Good Word, fellowship, & pray together. *We resume on January 9, 2020.- Karl Fink,
Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study: All women are invited to Thursday morning study. We meet each Thursday, 9:30-11:00AM in the Parish Lounge. You’re invited to study the wonders in God's Word and make some great friendships. Interested or have questions, contact Meg Velez, you may get her information by calling the church office. We would love to have you join us! *We resume on January 9, 2020.
Men’s Breakfast/Bible Study: Our January day is set for Saturday, January 18, 8:00AM to 9:30AM in the Parish Lounge. We will continue our study on Romans. Please pray about your participation in this group and consider joining us… and bring a friend! If you are interested in providing any part of our breakfast, please contact me as able! – Karl Fink,
Other Study Opportunities:
Read the Bible in 2020! Challenge yourself to read the entire Bible. It will take hard work and discipline, but the benefits are eternal. Just purchase The One Year Bible in a version that is easy for you to read. These books arrange the text of the Bible into 365 daily readings. Each day in The One Year Bible you will find a selection from the Old Testament, one from the New Testament, a portion from the Psalms, and a selection from the book of Proverbs. Each week there will be a study posted on the Bethany blog (www.bethanylutheran.blogspot.com) to help you stay on track and to communicate insights or ask questions. Need more information? Contact Pastor Seth,