Calendar - May 2017
Monday the 1st
  • 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.
Tuesday the 2nd
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - BLS: Disney Meeting
    Location: Day School
  • 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 your bells director, 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 3rd
  • BLS: 6th Grade Camp
    Location: Day School
  • Cook's Night Out - Stacked
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Support Mission Alaska - Cook's Night Out at Stacked
    Flyer can be downloaded from the Events/This Month page on this website.
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Connect (gr.6-8)
    Location: Youth Center
    Details:
    Connect: Wednesdays from 4:30p.m.-6:00p.m. Connect is a time for the Middle School Group to CONNECT with each other but more importantly to CONNECT with God. It is a time filled with fellowship, Bible study, food, and games. Connect’s Schedule for the next 2 months: May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 and June 7
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - WordAlive Band Rehearsal (red)
    Location: Choir Room
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - WordAlive Band Rehearsal (blue)
    Location: Choir Room
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm - WordAlive Vocalists
    Location: Choir Room
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - National Day of Prayer Service
    Location: Church
    Details:
    National Day of Prayer Service:

    Join us on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00PM
    Guest Speaker: Michael Peffer, Pacific Justice Institute

    You won’t want to miss inspiring stories by Attorney Michael Peffer defending religious freedom; patriotic songs, military tribute to Bethany veterans, prayer for leaders, and candlelit circle of “God Bless America!” Refreshments and childcare provided.

    Lord, stir our hearts to join thousands of Your people in America to cry out with one heart and mind to You: Hear us…Forgive us…Heal us. Daniel 9:19

    -Community Impact Committee
  • 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 4th
  • BLS: 6th Grade Camp
    Location: Day School
  • National Day of Prayer (official)
    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.
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - The Bethany Choir
    Location: Choir Room
Friday the 5th
  • BLS: 6th Grade Camp
    Location: Day School
  • Cinco de Mayo
    Location: Holiday
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Bethany Family Night @ Angel Stadium
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Join us on Friday, May 5 for a fun filled evening watching the Angels take on the Houston Astros at 7:00PM. More details will be available soon. Tickets are just $12 each and are in the first few rows of section #508 on the third base side. You can contact Pastor Seth to reserve your tickets today (smoorman@bethanylutheran.org) or they will be on sale in Friendship Square on April 23rd and 30th.
Saturday the 6th
  • 8:00 am - 10:00 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 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: 5/6 and 6/3 at 8:00am.
  • 10:30 am - 2:00 pm - Tea Time at Bethany
    Location: Gym
    Details:
    Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Doors Open at 10:30AM - Tea is from 11:00AM to 2:00PM

    All are welcome to join the celebration for a full tea/luncheon and a presentations by our guest speaker Maryama Burger, author of From the Crescent to the Cross. She will share her journey from being raised as a little Somali shepherdess, her travels to other countries and struggles in life through different religions and life styles until she finally discovers the Cross and its meaning and how it has changed her life. This is a story you will not want to miss. We are in need of table hostesses. Please contact Cindy Stock if you have questions or are interested.

    All proceeds will benefit Mission India. Hoping you will be able to join us for a wonderful afternoon of food, fellowship, and worship. Tickets are sale starting March 26th in Friendship Square for $20.
Sunday the 7th
  • BLS: 8th graders in Washington DC
    Location: Day School
  • 8:00 am - 12:30 pm - Red Cross Blood Drive
    Location: Gym
  • 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 - Club 35 - Mother's Day Art Project
    Location: Room 208
    Details:
    Club 35 (gr.3-5)...We will have our Sunday School Opening in Room 101 at 9:30AM and then proceed to Room 208 for a special art project that you will be making for mom for Mother's Day. Questions? Contact Nathan Linehan DCE intern (nlinehan@bethanylutheran.org).
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am - Stepping Stone for 1st Graders:
    Location: Room 114
    Details:
    One of our traditions here at Bethany is to present a Bible to our 1st graders who have gone through a 3-week study of Bible stories with their parents & myself. This is a fun/informative class studying God's Word with our little ones. If you & your family are interested in participating in this class, let me know as soon as you can so that enough Bibles can be on hand. We will meet in Room 114 at 9:30AM on May 7, 14, and 21.

    -Karl Fink, DCE (kfink@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 10:55 am - 11:55 am - Bethany 201
    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: Youth Center
    Details:
    Kayleigh Belvery (kbelvery@bethanylutheran.org) will text or post to Facebook the location of today's get together.
  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - High School Youth Group - Cornerstone
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Cornerstone is at the DeJongh Home. Contact Kayleigh Belvery (kbelvery@bethanylutheran.org) for directions.
Monday the 8th
  • BLS: 8th graders in Washington DC
    Location: Day School
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Men's Basketball
    Location: Gym
Tuesday the 9th
  • BLS: 8th graders in Washington DC
    Location: Day School
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Intermediate Bells
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact your bells director, Ellen Pratt (epratt@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Community Impact Committee
    Location: Committee Meeting
Wednesday the 10th
  • BLS: 8th graders in Washington DC
    Location: Day School
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Connect (gr.6-8)
    Location: Youth Center
    Details:
    Connect: Wednesdays from 4:30p.m.-6:00p.m. Connect is a time for the Middle School Group to CONNECT with each other but more importantly to CONNECT with God. It is a time filled with fellowship, Bible study, food, and games. Connect’s Schedule for the next 2 months: May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 and June 7
  • 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 11th
  • BLS: 8th graders in Washington DC
    Location: Day School
  • 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.
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - The Bethany Choir
    Location: Choir Room
Friday the 12th
  • BLS: 8th graders in Washington DC
    Location: Day School
  • BLS: Minimum Day
    Location: Day School
  • 6:00 am - 8:00 am - Preschool: Evening with Mom
    Location: Preschool
Saturday the 13th
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - BLS: Booth at Pan America Fiesta @ Mayfair Park
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    The Pan American Fiesta is an annual Lakewood tradition that includes carnival rides, food & game booths, entertainment and opportunities for outreach for local community businesses. Bethany Lutheran Church & School will have a booth to distribute information about our church and schools at the fiesta on Saturday, May 13. The fiesta is held at Mayfair Park, Lakewood and community booths are open from 11:00AM-5:00PM on Saturday. We invite you to join us in “working” the booth on Saturday. Please contact Kathy Tucker in the school office if you’re available to help. ktucker@bethanylutheran.org; 562/420-7783 x 54.
Sunday the 14th
  • BLS: Book Fair
    Location: Day School
  • Mother's Day
    Location: Holiday
  • NO Anchor (college age/young adults)
    Location: Youth Center
    Details:
    Enjoy time with your mom's today! Happy Mother's Day!!
  • NO High School Youth Group this afternoon - Happy Mother's Day
    Location: Youth Center
  • 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 - Stepping Stone for 1st Graders:
    Location: Room 114
    Details:
    One of our traditions here at Bethany is to present a Bible to our 1st graders who have gone through a 3-week study of Bible stories with their parents & myself. This is a fun/informative class studying God's Word with our little ones. If you & your family are interested in participating in this class, let me know as soon as you can so that enough Bibles can be on hand. We will meet in Room 114 at 9:30AM on May 7, 14, and 21.

    -Karl Fink, DCE (kfink@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 10:55 am - 11:55 am - Bethany 201
    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
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Board of Finance
    Location: Committee Meeting
Monday the 15th
  • BLS: Book Fair
    Location: Day School
  • Monthly Newsletter Deadline
    Location: Church Office
    Details:
    Please email articles for the JUNE newsletter to Aimee Coleman (acoleman@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Men's Basketball
    Location: Gym
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Board of Youth
    Location: Committee Meeting
Tuesday the 16th
  • BLS: Book Fair
    Location: Day School
  • BLS: School Choirs @ Disneyland
    Location: Off Campus Location
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Intermediate Bells
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact your bells director, Ellen Pratt (epratt@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Church Council
    Location: Committee Meeting
Wednesday the 17th
  • BLS: Book Fair
    Location: Day School
  • NO WordAlive Rehearsal (red)
    Location: Church
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Connect (gr.6-8)
    Location: Youth Center
    Details:
    Connect: Wednesdays from 4:30p.m.-6:00p.m. Connect is a time for the Middle School Group to CONNECT with each other but more importantly to CONNECT with God. It is a time filled with fellowship, Bible study, food, and games. Connect’s Schedule for the next 2 months: May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 and June 7
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - WordAlive Band Rehearsal (blue)
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - WordAlive Vocalists
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 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 18th
  • BLS: Book Fair
    Location: Day School
  • 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.
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - The Bethany Choir followed by a Choir Social
    Location: Choir Room
Friday the 19th
  • BLS: Book Fair
    Location: Day School
  • Music Ministry Grant Applications Due TODAY
    Location: Church Office
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - MSG (gr. 6-8) - DANCE!
    Location: Freedom Square
    Details:
    Questions on this Dance, contact Kayleigh Belvery (kbelvery@bethanylutheran.org)
    Cost is $10 and participants must have a completed Yearlong Permission Form on file. These forms may be found on the MSG page of this website.
Saturday the 20th
  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am - Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
    Location: Parish Lounge
    Details:
    Men’s Breakfast/Bible Study:
    Our once-a-month Saturday group continues to grow steadily, thanks to the gracious goodness of our Heavenly Father! We do still have plenty of room for YOU, so please consider joining us this month on Saturday, May 20th, 8:00 to 9:30AM in the Parish Lounge. We enjoy a meal prepared by one of our members from about 8 to 8:30AM, and then do our study until 9:25AM or so. You are welcome to join us at any point during the 90 minutes we are here! We are currently studying the Gospel of John, so bring your Bible and I will give you a study guide. We meet monthly on the 3rd Saturday.
  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Fun Day - Lego Fun Day!
    Location: Day School
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - CMC
    Location: Church
Sunday the 21st
  • 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 - Stepping Stone for 1st Graders:
    Location: Room 114
    Details:
    One of our traditions here at Bethany is to present a Bible to our 1st graders who have gone through a 3-week study of Bible stories with their parents & myself. This is a fun/informative class studying God's Word with our little ones. If you & your family are interested in participating in this class, let me know as soon as you can so that enough Bibles can be on hand. We will meet in Room 114 at 9:30AM on May 7, 14, and 21.

    -Karl Fink, DCE (kfink@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 10:55 am - 11:55 am - Bethany 201
    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
  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Music Academy's Recital
    Location: Church
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - High School Youth Group
    Location: Youth Center
Monday the 22nd
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Men's Basketball
    Location: Gym
Tuesday the 23rd
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Intermediate Bells
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact your bells director, Ellen Pratt (epratt@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - BLS: PTL Meeting
    Location: Day School
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Mission India
    Location: Committee Meeting
Wednesday the 24th
  • Cook's Night Out at Super Mex, Lakewood
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Support Mission Alaska - Cook's Night Out at Super Mex.
    Flyer can be downloaded from the Events/This Month page on this website.
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Connect (gr.6-8)
    Location: Youth Center
    Details:
    Connect: Wednesdays from 4:30p.m.-6:00p.m. Connect is a time for the Middle School Group to CONNECT with each other but more importantly to CONNECT with God. It is a time filled with fellowship, Bible study, food, and games. Connect’s Schedule for the next 2 months: May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 and June 7
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - WordAlive Band Rehearsal (red)
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - BLS: 5th Grade State Dinner
    Location: Day School
  • 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 - Anchor (college age/young adult)
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Anchor (college age):
    Kayleigh will text out the location/address of where Anchor is meeting every week. For more information please text Kayleigh at 309-397-6583. We will be meeting at different houses. Please let Kayleigh know if you want to host. The college age group will be meeting for Bible study and hangout @ 7:30PM on May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16.
  • 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 25th
  • Ascension of Our Lord
    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.
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Worship
    Location: Church
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm - The Bethany Choir
    Location: Choir Room
Friday the 26th
  • Crossroads Retreat - Youth Group
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Kayleigh Belvery (kbelvery@bethanylutheran.org)
Saturday the 27th
  • Crossroads Retreat - Youth Group
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Kayleigh Belvery (kbelvery@bethanylutheran.org)
Sunday the 28th
  • Crossroads Retreat - Youth Group
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Questions? Contact Kayleigh Belvery (kbelvery@bethanylutheran.org)
  • 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 - Worship Service
    Location: Church
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - High School Youth Group
    Location: Youth Center
    Details:
    Yes, we will have High School Youth Group tonight for those wanting to hang after Crossroads. Questions? Contact Kayleigh Belvery (kbelvery@bethanylutheran.org)
Monday the 29th
  • BLS: No School
    Location: Day School
  • Church Office Closed
    Location: Holiday
  • Memorial Day
    Location: Holiday
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Men's Basketball
    Location: Gym
Tuesday the 30th
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Intermediate Bells
    Location: Church
    Details:
    Questions? Contact your bells director, Ellen Pratt (epratt@bethanylutheran.org)
Wednesday the 31st
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Connect (gr.6-8)
    Location: Youth Center
    Details:
    Connect: Wednesdays from 4:30p.m.-6:00p.m. Connect is a time for the Middle School Group to CONNECT with each other but more importantly to CONNECT with God. It is a time filled with fellowship, Bible study, food, and games. Connect’s Schedule for the next 2 months: May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 and June 7
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Anchor (college age/young adult)
    Location: Off Campus Location
    Details:
    Anchor (college age):
    Kayleigh will text out the location/address of where Anchor is meeting every week. For more information please text Kayleigh at 309-397-6583. We will be meeting at different houses. Please let Kayleigh know if you want to host. The college age group will be meeting for Bible study and hangout @ 7:30PM on May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16.
  • 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!