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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.  *Times may change in July due to our July worship schedule. Please check with Mr. Schinnerer for the July schedule. 

 

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:  Continues to meet on Sundays in the Conference Room from 12:10PM-2:00PM (this session started on Aug. 18th). 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. 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,  

 

 

Monday evening:

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 6:55PMNOTE: We will NOT meet on November 25, December 23 & 30, 2019 and April 13, 2020.  - Don Baldwin

 

  

wEDNESDAY evening:

ReFuel: Come to our Wednesday Evening Worship for November is on November 6 & 20 from 6:30-7:00PM in the Sanctuary. ReFuel is the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month.

 

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. - Pr. Kevin Kritzer

 

   

THURSDAY Morning:

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.  - Karl Fink,  

 

Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study:  All women are invited to Thursday morning study. We are studying "LIfe Principles from the Women of the Bible." 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!

 

 

SATURDAY Morning:

Men’s Breakfast/Bible Study:  Make plans now to join us on Saturday, November 16, 8:00-9:30AM in the Parish Lounge.  - Karl Fink,  

 

  

Other Study Opportunities:

Read the Bible in 2019!   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,  

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