Bethany Lutheran Church

A Great Commision Congregation

Adult Bible Studies


FEBRUARY

 (updated 2/21/17)


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. 



TheNextStep

This is a Bible study geared for adults taking TheNextStep in the stages of life after college and moving into the professional workplace. College age juniors and seniors whoa are ready for TheNextStep in their faith life are welcome to join as well. Feel free to come and check out our study on Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:15pm. It is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where we come to fellowship and dig into God's Word. We also enjoy getting together for group activities and to play sports every other week! Feel free to contact Emily Duescher if you would like to find out more about our group or get into our email list to find out what we are doing from week to week! We began on Sept. 4th, it is never too late to join us. We hope to see you there! 

- Emily Duescher (eduescher@bethanylutheran.org)



GriefShare Update

We have started another session of our GriefShare support group on Sundays in the Conference Room, from 1:00-2:30PM. 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 form 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 be able to serve this group as a leader. - Karl Fink (kfink@bethanylutheran.org).   This class began January 15.  It is not too late to join us on Sundays at 1:00PM in the Conference Room. 





Sunday School for Grownups?

For many people, Sunday school helps form the foundation of faith.  Learning the stories of the Bible, interacting with others, and growing in the knowledge of God are vital to continued connection to church.  For some reason, many adults stop going to Sunday school.  We want to want you back! We invite you to once again hear the stories of the Bible in new and interesting ways.  Each week the grownups at Bethany will hear the same stories the kids do and grow in the knowledge of God and what He has done for us in Christ.  Sunday School for Grownups at 9:30AM in the Parish Lounge! 

 





WEDNESDAY Evening: 


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 Wednesday at 7:30PM in the Parish Lounge.  Email Pastor Kevin (kkritzer@bethanylutheran.org) for your electronic copy of the study! 
  • Living Way will take a Lenten break starting March 1, 2017



Refuel

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.

  • ReFuel will take a Lenten break in March & April.   



THURSDAY Morning:

Men's Morning Bible Study  

This study meets from 6:00-7:00AM Thursdays 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 using a DVD/discussion series on Martin Luther. 

 



Women's Bible Study  

Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study meets each Thursday from 9:15-11:00AM in the Parish Lounge. This school year, we will begin with the study of the 23rd Psalm. We will be using Max Lucado;s book, "Traveling Light." In January, we will then begin the study of the gospel of Mark. Bible study is not only a great way to grow in your relationship with God, but it is also a great way to make friends with other women. I invite you to give this Bible Study a try. If you need childcare, please let me know ASAP or if you have any questions, please contact Meg Velez. Hope to see you! 

  • If you have any questions, please contact Meg Velez or call the church office.  



SATURDAY Morning:

Saturday Men's Bible Study & Breakfast: 

Our March day is set for Saturday, March 18th 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

  




OTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES:


SHAPE  Class:

If you are interested in learning how you can fit into the ministry at Bethany and in the body of Christ, consider walking through the SHAPE class available on our website. SHAPE is a valuable tool that helps you identify how your God-given Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences has given you a unique ability to contribute to His Kingdom! Click on the link below to go to this webpage:



Read the Bible in 2017! 

Challenge yourself to read the entire Bible in 2017.  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 (smoorman@bethanylutheran.org).  


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