Calendar - April 2017
Saturday the 1st
  • The Summit (gr. 4-6)
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Registered Participants attend The Summit retreat in Irvine. - Nathan Linehan
  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am - Board of Trustees
    Location: Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 am - 10:30 am - Do you like to ride a bicycle?
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Do you like riding bicycles? 
    Haven’t been riding for awhile, or just need some motivation?  Let’s get together for a beginner ride once a month; riding on Saturdays 4/1, 5/6 and 6/3. Meet at Long Beach Town Center, Sam’s Club gas station parking lot for introductions, safety briefing and pictures.  We will roll out for 10 – 12 mile easy pace ride to Seal Beach. 

    Bring bike and helmet; good to bring water and spare tube too.  Please let Greg Goebel know if you’re attending or have questions; you may get his contact information by calling the church office. Ride dates and meeting time: 4/1, 5/6 and 6/3 at 8:00am.
Sunday the 2nd
  • Cook's Night Out - Souplantation
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Support Mission Alaska - Cook's night out at Souplantation.
    Flyer can be downloaded from the Events/This Month page on this website.
  • 1:30 am - 3:00 am - Anchor (college age/young adult)
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Time to be announced. Look for a text or email from Kayleigh on today's time. Questions? Contact Kayleigh Belvery (kbelvery@bethanylutheran.org).
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 9:15 am - 10:30 am - Confirmation Class
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 10:55 am - 11:55 am - Bethany 101
    Location: Parish Lounge
    Details:
    Bethany 101 and Bethany 201 are courses that explore the key truths of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective and the process and purpose of membership at Bethany using the Bethany Blueprint as our design.

    Attendance at 101 is required for those joining Bethany Lutheran Church. Bethany 201 is required for those joining Bethany Lutheran apart from the transferring of membership from another LCMS congregation. Those transferring membership are welcome to attend our 201 sessions.

    -Bethany 101 is a one session experience where we talk about the history of Bethany, our vision, structure and the Bethany blueprint.

    -Bethany 201 covers the core basics of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective, in 3 sessions. We use discussion, instruction and video presentation in each session.

    The next Bethany 101 sessions will be held on Sunday, April 2 and again Sunday, April 30. These sessions are held in the Parish Lounge and begin at 10:55AM, running approximately an hour to an hour and a half. Child care is available with an RSVP.

    The next Bethany 201 sessions begins on Sunday, May 7 and concludes on Sunday, May 21. Once again sessions are held in the Parish Lounge, begin at 10:55, run approximately an hour to an hour and a half and offer child care with an RSVP.

    Please RSVP your attendance with our church office at (562)421-4711 or by emailing our Office Administrator Cindy Morrison at cmorrison@bethanylutheran.org.
  • 10:55 am - 11:55 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Year 2 Confirmation - Pictures & Practice
    Location: Parish Lounge
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - GriefShare
    Location: Conference Room
    Details:
    GriefShare Update:
    We will be starting another session of our GriefShare support group on Sunday, January 15 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 (kfink@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - High School Youth Group - Cornerstone
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Cornerstone is at the DeJongh Home. Text Kayleigh Belvery for directions.
Monday the 3rd
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Board of Evangelism
    Location: Committee Meeting
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Men's Basketball
    Location: Gym
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Men's Bible Study Fellowship
    Location: Choir Room
    Details:
    For more information on how BSF works or additional study locations you can go to www.bsfinternational.org or contact Craig Adam through the church office.
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Dartball
    Location: Parish Lounge
Tuesday the 4th
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Board of Discipleship
    Location: Committee Meeting
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Intermediate Bells
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Ellen Pratt (epratt@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Board of Schools
    Location: Committee Meeting
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Board of Elders
    Location: Committee Meeting
Wednesday the 5th
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Connect (gr.6-8)
    Location: Youth Center
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Kayleigh Belvery (kbelvery@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Soup Supper
    Location: Parish Lounge
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - WordAlive Band Rehearsal (red)
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 5:30 pm - 5:45 pm - Family Devotions
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Starting March 8th and continuing every Wednesday in Lent, Bethany will have a special devotion for families with young children. Family devotions will take place in the church beginning at 5:30PM, and last for fifteen minutes. The focus for these devotions will be the Journey of Jesus from Bethlehem to the cross and back to life. All ages are welcome to attend. Classic Lenten worship services will continue as always at 7:00PM, with Soup Suppers being offered between 5:00-6:30PM.
  • 5:50 pm - 6:50 pm - Communion Preparation Class
    Location: Room 202
    Details:
    Preparation Class for Receiving the Lord’s Supper:
    Confirmation at Bethany is the means by which we prepare our youth for worthy reception of the Lord’s Supper. This portion of the Catechism is taught on Wednesday evenings during Lent. The class is intended for 5th & 6th graders who plan to be confirmed at the end of their 8th grade year; and this class will also be attended by 7th & 8th graders currently in our Confirmation classes that have not yet made it to the Communion Preparation course. The 5-week class is for both the student and at least ONE parent.

    This year our sessions will begin on Wednesday, March 8 at 5:50PM in Room 202 of the School and conclude on Wednesday, April 5. Each class will end in time for the student and their family to attend our mid-week 7:00PM Lenten worship. Those completing the course will be able to receive their First Communion on either Palm Sunday or Maundy Thursday. If you plan to have your child attend these classes contact Karl Fink by Friday, March 3rd. Registration forms were mailed to those families who we know have 5th and 6th grade age youth, and those older who have not taken the class. If you did not receive one in the mail, please pick up a form in the Church Office!
  • 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm - WordAlive Band Rehearsal (blue)
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 6:45 pm - 7:20 pm - WordAlive Vocalists
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Lenten Worship
    Location: Church
Thursday the 6th
  • 6:00 am - 7:00 am - Men's Study
    Location: Parish Lounge
    Details:
    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 Bible on Trial”. Praying to see you here!
  • 9:15 am - 11:00 am - Women's Study
    Location: Parish Lounge
    Details:
    The Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study will begin a new study on April 27th and we hope you can join us. We will embark on Ann Voskamp's new DVD study, "The Broken Way." This 6-week study on the daring path to the abundant life meets in the Parish Lounge each Thursday, 9:15 - 11:00AM. This is such a great way to get to know your sisters in Christ, and grow closer to God. If you have any questions, contact Meg Velez.
    -If you have any questions, please contact Meg Velez or call the church office.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Advanced Bells Rehearsal
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Dr. Carol McDaniel (cmcdaniel@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - The Bethany Choir
    Location: Choir Room
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Dr. Carol McDaniel (cmcdaniel@bethanylutheran.org)
Friday the 7th
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - BLS: School Musical
    Location: Gym
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - BLS: School Musical
    Location: Gym
Saturday the 8th
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Bethany’s 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
    Location: Green Field
    Details:
    This annual event will by “hopping” on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The festivities will begin at 10:00AM with crafts, a short Easter message, three age appropriate hunts (preschool to 4th grade), snacks, and prizes! Start thinking of which “little bunny” you would like to invite!

    Ways we would like YOUR help in the Easter Egg Hunt this year:

    1. Pray for the kids and parents attending, that the seeds of faith will be planted and watered during this event.
    2. Bake some delicious snacks for those attending.
    3. Volunteer to help stuff the children’s goodie bags.
    4. Help the day of the event: hide the Easter eggs, help set up tables, decorate the gym and hunt locations, help families with the crafts, arrange the refreshments, and watch the excitement on the little ones’ faces.

    Please prayerfully consider how you can lend a hand and sign up at the Connections Table on Sunday morning, see a member of the Board of Evangelism, or contact Sarah O’Conner by leaving a message with the church office.
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - BLS Alumni Event at Blair Field
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Bethany Lutheran School invites its alumni and friends to a ballgame at Blair Field! Join fellow BLS alums on Saturday, April 8 at 2:00PM at historic Blair Field, home of the Long Beach State Dirtbags. Tickets are only $5 when you use the code "BLS70" online at www.longbeachstate.com/tickets and click on the "Promotions" link. The Dirtbags Pavilion will be reserved for our party, where we can watch the game, socialize, and share more about the Renaissance Project.
    - Sara Cerulle & Carrie Evans, School Emphasis Team Leaders
Sunday the 9th
  • Anchor (college age/young adult) - Time TBA
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Kayleigh Belvery (kbelvery@bethanylutheran.org)
  • Palm Sunday
    Location: Holiday
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 9:15 am - 9:45 am - Pre-Service Fellowship with Coffee & Donuts
    Location: Green Field
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Worship
    Location: Green Field
  • 10:55 am - 11:55 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - High School Renaissance Event
    Location: Youth Center
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Board of Finance
    Location: Committee Meeting
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - GriefShare
    Location: Conference Room
    Details:
    GriefShare Update:
    We will be starting another session of our GriefShare support group on Sunday, January 15 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 (kfink@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - High School Youth Group
    Location: Youth Center
Monday the 10th
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Men's Basketball
    Location: Gym
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Men's Bible Study Fellowship
    Location: Choir Room
    Details:
    For more information on how BSF works or additional study locations you can go to www.bsfinternational.org or contact Craig Adam through the church office.
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Dartball
    Location: Parish Lounge
Tuesday the 11th
  • NO Intermediate Bells
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Ellen Pratt (epratt@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Community Impact Committee
    Location: Committee Meeting
Wednesday the 12th
  • Monthly Newsletter Deadline
    Location: Church Office
    Details:
    Email articles for the MAY 2017 Newsletter to Aimee Coleman (acoleman@bethanylutheran.org).
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Connect (gr.6-8)
    Location: Youth Center
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Kayleigh Belvery (kbelvery@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - WordAlive Band Rehearsal (red)
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - WordAlive Band Rehearsal (blue)
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm - WordAlive Vocalists
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Christ in The Passover
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Seder Presentation - Christ in The Passover - Wednesday, April 12 @ 7:00PM:

    This Seder presentation shows the link between the ancient Festival of Redemption and Christ as the Lamb of God. Scripture adn the Passover table weaves the story of the Exodus together with the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. The words Christ spoke in the upper room come alive as each Hebraic item is carefully explained. This is an amazing way to begin our Holy Week journey to the cross and the open tomb. You won't want to miss it!
Thursday the 13th
  • Maundy Thursday
    Location: Holiday
  • 6:00 am - 7:00 am - Men's Study
    Location: Parish Lounge
    Details:
    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 Bible on Trial”. Praying to see you here!
  • 9:15 am - 11:00 am - Women's Study
    Location: Parish Lounge
    Details:
    The Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study will begin a new study on April 27th and we hope you can join us. We will embark on Ann Voskamp's new DVD study, "The Broken Way." This 6-week study on the daring path to the abundant life meets in the Parish Lounge each Thursday, 9:15 - 11:00AM. This is such a great way to get to know your sisters in Christ, and grow closer to God. If you have any questions, contact Meg Velez.
    -If you have any questions, please contact Meg Velez or call the church office.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Advanced Bells Rehearsal
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Dr. Carol McDaniel (cmcdaniel@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Worship
    Location: Church
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm - The Bethany Choir
    Location: Choir Room
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Dr. Carol McDaniel (cmcdaniel@bethanylutheran.org)
Friday the 14th
  • BLS: No School
    Location: Day School
  • Good Friday
    Location: Holiday
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Worship
    Location: Church
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Worship
    Location: Church
Saturday the 15th
  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am - Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
    Location: Parish Lounge
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - CMC
    Location: Church
Sunday the 16th
  • Easter
    Location: Holiday
  • NO Anchor (college age/young adults)
    Location: Youth Center
  • NO Confirmation Class
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room
  • NO High School Youth Group Today - Happy Easter!
    Location: Youth Center
  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am - Pancake Breakfast
    Location: Gym
    Details:
    Scouts are hosting a pancake breakfast in the Gym from 8:00-11:00AM on Easter morning.
    *A freewill donation will be taken.
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 10:55 am - 11:55 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
Monday the 17th
  • BLS: Easter Break
    Location: Day School
  • Church Office Closed
    Location: Church Office
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Men's Basketball
    Location: Gym
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Men's Bible Study Fellowship
    Location: Choir Room
    Details:
    For more information on how BSF works or additional study locations you can go to www.bsfinternational.org or contact Craig Adam through the church office.
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Board of Youth
    Location: Committee Meeting
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Dartball
    Location: Parish Lounge
Tuesday the 18th
  • BLS: Easter Break
    Location: Day School
  • NO Intermediate Bells
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Ellen Pratt (epratt@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Church Council
    Location: Committee Meeting
Wednesday the 19th
  • BLS: Easter Break
    Location: Day School
  • Cook's Night Out - Panera Bread
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Support Mission Alaska - Cook's Night Out at Panera Bread
    Flyer can be downloaded from the Events/This Month page on this website.
  • NO Connect Today
    Location: Youth Center
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Friendship Group
    Location: Parish Lounge
  • 6:45 pm - 7:20 pm - ReFuel
    Location: Church
    Details:
    ReFuel is the first & third Wednesdays of the month at 6:45PM. ReFuel is a gathering of God’s people here at Bethany in which we share what God has been doing in our lives, seek the support from one another through prayer requests and reflect upon a portion of the Word before approaching the table of the Lord. ReFuel ends about 7:20PM and the sanctuary remains open for 15-20 minutes for personal prayer and reflection.
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Living Way
    Location: Parish Lounge
    Details:
    Living Way - The UBER Memory Verse:

    Many, if not most, Christians have spent some time memorizing a verse or verses of the Bible. Whether as part of curriculum in parochial school, confirmation and Sunday School instruction or personal spiritual discipline Bible verse memory is not an anomaly. That being said a Memory Verse is one thing, a Memory Epistle is quite another! Especially if said Epistle is one of the longest in the New Testament. Martin Luther once said, “Every Christian should know St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, word for word, by heart.” Even if such memory capabilities are beyond you, knowing both the purest teaching on the person and work of Jesus and power of the Spirit at work through St. Paul’s work i.e. his Epistle to the Romans is something for which every Christian ought strive; for as Luther also said regarding reading the book of Romans, “it was as if I had entered Paradise through open gates.”

    Living Way will be walking through those same gates as we pour over the words of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, even if we are unable to memorize them all by heart. Living Way is normally on Wednesday at 7:30PM in the Parish Lounge. Email Pastor Kevin (kkritzer@bethanylutheran.org) for your electronic copy of the study!
Thursday the 20th
  • BLS: Easter Break
    Location: Day School
  • NO Advanced Bell Rehearsal
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Dr. Carol McDaniel (cmcdaniel@bethanylutheran.org)
  • NO The Bethany Choir Rehearsal
    Location: Choir Room
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Dr. Carol McDaniel (cmcdaniel@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 6:00 am - 7:00 am - Men's Study
    Location: Parish Lounge
    Details:
    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 Bible on Trial”. Praying to see you here!
  • 9:15 am - 11:00 am - Women's Study
    Location: Parish Lounge
    Details:
    The Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study will begin a new study on April 27th and we hope you can join us. We will embark on Ann Voskamp's new DVD study, "The Broken Way." This 6-week study on the daring path to the abundant life meets in the Parish Lounge each Thursday, 9:15 - 11:00AM. This is such a great way to get to know your sisters in Christ, and grow closer to God. If you have any questions, contact Meg Velez.
    -If you have any questions, please contact Meg Velez or call the church office.
Friday the 21st
  • BLS: Easter Break
    Location: Day School
Saturday the 22nd
  • Earth Day
    Location: Holiday
  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Confirmation - Mentor/Mentee Get-Together
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Questions on this event, contact Kayleigh Belvery (kbelvery@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm - High School Youth Group @ Long Beach Rescue Mission
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Serving Dinner and Leading Worship at Long Beach Rescue Mission from 5:00-10:00PM. More information coming soon.
Sunday the 23rd
  • NO Anchor (college age/young adults)
    Location: Youth Center
  • NO Confirmation Class
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 10:55 am - 11:55 am - Confirmation Sunday - Congratulation Class of 2016
    Location: Church
  • 10:55 am - 11:55 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - High School Youth Group
    Location: Youth Center
Monday the 24th
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Men's Basketball
    Location: Gym
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Men's Bible Study Fellowship
    Location: Choir Room
    Details:
    For more information on how BSF works or additional study locations you can go to www.bsfinternational.org or contact Craig Adam through the church office.
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Dartball
    Location: Parish Lounge
Tuesday the 25th
  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am - Parents of Little Ones
    Location: Nursery
    Details:
    Parents of Little Ones:
    Are you looking for a play group for your kids or grandkids that provides both play for your child and conversation with other parents and caregivers? Join us on Tuesday, April 25th from 8:30-9:30AM in the Bethany Nursery for our first Parent Play Group. Moms and Dads, Grandmas and Grandpas are welcome. Got questions? Contact Christi Koehlinger. Call the church office for Christi's contact information.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Intermediate Bells
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Ellen Pratt (epratt@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Mission India
    Location: Committee Meeting
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - BLS: PTL Meeting
    Location: Day School
Wednesday the 26th
  • Cook's Night Out - CPK
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Support Mission Alaska - Cook's Night Out at CPK
    Flyer can be downloaded from the Events/This Month page on this website.
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Ladies Game Day
    Location: Parish Lounge
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Connect (gr.6-8)
    Location: Youth Center
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Kayleigh Belvery (kbelvery@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - WordAlive Band Rehearsal (red)
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - WordAlive Band Rehearsal (blue)
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm - WordAlive Vocalists
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Living Way
    Location: Parish Lounge
    Details:
    Living Way - The UBER Memory Verse:

    Many, if not most, Christians have spent some time memorizing a verse or verses of the Bible. Whether as part of curriculum in parochial school, confirmation and Sunday School instruction or personal spiritual discipline Bible verse memory is not an anomaly. That being said a Memory Verse is one thing, a Memory Epistle is quite another! Especially if said Epistle is one of the longest in the New Testament. Martin Luther once said, “Every Christian should know St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, word for word, by heart.” Even if such memory capabilities are beyond you, knowing both the purest teaching on the person and work of Jesus and power of the Spirit at work through St. Paul’s work i.e. his Epistle to the Romans is something for which every Christian ought strive; for as Luther also said regarding reading the book of Romans, “it was as if I had entered Paradise through open gates.”

    Living Way will be walking through those same gates as we pour over the words of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, even if we are unable to memorize them all by heart. Living Way is normally on Wednesday at 7:30PM in the Parish Lounge. Email Pastor Kevin (kkritzer@bethanylutheran.org) for your electronic copy of the study!
Thursday the 27th
  • 6:00 am - 7:00 am - Men's Study
    Location: Parish Lounge
    Details:
    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 Bible on Trial”. Praying to see you here!
  • 9:15 am - 11:00 am - Women's Study
    Location: Parish Lounge
    Details:
    The Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study will begin a new study on April 27th and we hope you can join us. We will embark on Ann Voskamp's new DVD study, "The Broken Way." This 6-week study on the daring path to the abundant life meets in the Parish Lounge each Thursday, 9:15 - 11:00AM. This is such a great way to get to know your sisters in Christ, and grow closer to God. If you have any questions, contact Meg Velez.
    -If you have any questions, please contact Meg Velez or call the church office.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Advanced Bells Rehearsal
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Dr. Carol McDaniel (cmcdaniel@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - The Bethany Choir
    Location: Choir Room
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Dr. Carol McDaniel (cmcdaniel@bethanylutheran.org)
Sunday the 30th
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 9:15 am - 10:30 am - Confirmation Class
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 10:55 am - 11:55 am - Bethany 101
    Location: Parish Lounge
    Details:
    Bethany 101 and Bethany 201 are courses that explore the key truths of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective and the process and purpose of membership at Bethany using the Bethany Blueprint as our design.

    Attendance at 101 is required for those joining Bethany Lutheran Church. Bethany 201 is required for those joining Bethany Lutheran apart from the transferring of membership from another LCMS congregation. Those transferring membership are welcome to attend our 201 sessions.

    -Bethany 101 is a one session experience where we talk about the history of Bethany, our vision, structure and the Bethany blueprint.

    -Bethany 201 covers the core basics of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective, in 3 sessions. We use discussion, instruction and video presentation in each session.

    The next Bethany 101 sessions will be held on Sunday, April 2 and again Sunday, April 30. These sessions are held in the Parish Lounge and begin at 10:55AM, running approximately an hour to an hour and a half. Child care is available with an RSVP.

    The next Bethany 201 sessions begins on Sunday, May 7 and concludes on Sunday, May 21. Once again sessions are held in the Parish Lounge, begin at 10:55, run approximately an hour to an hour and a half and offer child care with an RSVP.

    Please RSVP your attendance with our church office at (562)421-4711 or by emailing our Office Administrator Cindy Morrison at cmorrison@bethanylutheran.org.
  • 10:55 am - 11:55 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Anchor (college age/young adult)
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Kayleigh Belvery (kbelvery@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - High School Youth Group
    Location: Youth Center