Bethany Lutheran Church

A Great Commision Congregation

Adult Bible Studies


MAY

 (updated 5/23/17)


SUNDAY Morning, Afternoon & Evening:

Sunday, May 28Join us for an All Together Sunday event in the Parish Lounge from 9:30-10:30AM; this event is designed for the whole family. *Please note that there will be no Sunday School, Confirmation or other Adult studies on this Sunday. 


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 Study

Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30AM in the Parish Lounge (unless otherwise noted) for Adult Bible study hour. Information on the different study being offered for Sunday morning will be printed in the Sunday Bulletin in the Chimes section. 



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.

 

 





WEDNESDAY Evening: 

Living Way:


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 on Wednesday at 7:30PM in the Parish Lounge.  Email Pastor Kevin (kkritzer@bethanylutheran.org) for your electronic copy of the study! 
  • Living Way meets two more times, May 24 & 31 and then will take a summer break. 




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  

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. 
  • We will meet through June 8th and then take a summer break. Fall start up date will be announced at a later date. 



SATURDAY Morning:

Saturday Men's Bible Study & Breakfast: 

Our March day is set for Saturday, June 17 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! 

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 (smoorman@bethanylutheran.org).  


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