Adult Bible Studies
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: Starting Sunday, September 17th our Sunday morning Adult Bible Discovery will focus on the teachings and events of the Reformation and the restoration of the Gospel and Scripture to its rightful place among God's people.
So IMPORTANT is the Reformation for us a God's people, so central to our faith, so formative for our spirits and discipleship, and so wonderful that we are here to celebrate its 500th anniversary that we will host a study and Sunday morning Adult Bible Discovery TWICE each Sunday at both 9:30AM and 10:55AM from September 17th through October 1st. Of course, at 9:30AM our children will already be attending Kid's Bible Discovery. However, as we want to afford everyone the opportunity to attend this THREE week series, we will also have a children's activity at 10:55AM so parents who worship at 9:30AM can attend, "A Man Named Martin." All sessions will be held in the Choir Room. Check out this promo video.
GriefShare Update: We will be starting another session of our GriefShare support group on Sunday, August 27 in the Conference Room, from 1:00PM – 2:30PM. Please be reminded that GriefShare is a 13 week DVD/discussion based class for those who are experiencing the grief of losing a loved one, or some other major loss in one’s life. Should you know of any individuals who might benefit from a support group of this nature, please pass the word to them, or let me know as I send out postcards of invitation. Thanks in advance for keeping this ministry in your prayers! I am blessed to be able to serve this group as a leader. - Karl Fink ( )
ReFuel: ReFuel is a worship gathering centered around Song & Supper (the Lord's Supper). ReFuel, as it's name states, is an opportunity to recharge the spirit which is so easily emptied by the daily grind and chaotic world. Weekly ReFuel hits us right when we need that refreshment most, midweek...3 days removed from the last Lord's Day and 4 days until the next Lord's Day.
ReFuel begins on October 4th at 6:30PM and ends at 7:00PM. While the worship components of ReFuel will vary the constants of Song & Supper will remain a source of ReFueling for wearied spirits needing renewal.
Living Way: Living Way normally meets on Wednesday at 7:30PM in the Parish Lounge. Living Way is currently taking a SUMMER break; it will start up again in October.
"It is probably safe to say that nowhere is sin more vigorously renounced than in Penitential Psalms of David; and nowhere does Christian character shine more gloriously than in David's attitude towards his own transgressions. The depth of his contrition explains the height of his elation and the breath of his relief as he ponders and embraces the promise deliverance in the Messiah." Those words were written by the sainted Rev. Arnie Kuntz. Pastor Kuntz is also the author of our Living Way study this year, the Penitential and Messianic Psalms of David. Pastor Kuntz served as President of the Southern California District and Sr. Pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church, Long Beach.
Our first session will be October 4th. Living Way begins at 7:00PM, following ReFuel worship.
If you'd like to join us for Living Way, please email Pr. Kevin ( ) and he will send you the electronic copy of our study. We will be doing Lesson 1, which is Psalm 6, on October 4th and thus you'll have homework prior to our first session of Living Way.
- Questions? Email Pastor Kevin ( )
Men's Morning Bible Study: Men's Bible Study meets from 6:00-7:00AM 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 are currently studying the Book of Genesis.
- Questions on the Men's Study, contact Karl Fink at (562) 421-4711 ext. 19 or email him at .
Women's Bible Study: The Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study is on a SUMMER break; we will resume on September 21. This study normally meets on Thursday mornings from 9:15AM-11:00AM in the Parish Lounge. Our next Bible study will be the Gospel of Mark. Come on September 21st and try us out. This is an excellent place to learn more about the Bible and get know many wonderful women. If you have any questions, call the church office and ask for Meg Velez' contact information.
Saturday Men's Bible Study & Breakfast: Our next two dates are set for Saturdays, August 19 and September 16 from 8:00AM to 9:30AM in the Parish Lounge. We are currently studying the Gospel of John. Please pray about your participation in this group and consider joining us…and bring a friend! Karl will provide breakfast for this one, so come and critique his cooking ability! - Karl Fink, DCE
Share the Faith! Save the date for a one day workshop to help strengthen your faith and help prepare you to intentionally share the story of salvation on Saturday, September 9th from 9:00AM-12:30PM. Lunch will be provided. Our guest speaker this year will be Pastor Jonathan Ruehs who serves at Concordia University in Irvine. The theme for this event will be, “Can I get a Witness? Vocation, Communication, and Sharing Your Faith." Pastor Ruehs will be talking about how you can share your faith in the context and through the vocation where God has already placed you. This event is totally FREE but please RSVP to Pastor Seth ( ) so we have enough food for lunch.
Other Study Opportunities:
Read the Bible! Challenge yourself to read the entire. 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 ( ).