Bethany Lutheran Church

A Great Commision Congregation

What's Happening @ Bethany THIS Month?


(Updated 3/27/17)

 *Dates listed in order of occurrence. Dates and times may be subject to change.

Lenten & Easter Worship:

Mid-Week Lenten fellowship and worship. Our remaining dates are March 29 & April 5

  • 5:00-6:30PM - Soup Supper 
  • 5:30-5:45PM - Family Devotion...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 5:00-6:30 PM. 
  • 5:50-6:50PM - Communion Preparation Class (gr.5-8) *Questions? Contact Karl Fink, DCE 
  • 7:00PM - Lenten Worship

Palm Sunday April 9 - ONE worship service on the green field @ 10:00AM

Maundy Thursday April 13 @ 7:00PM

Good Friday - April 14 @ 1:00PM & 7:00PM

Easter Sunday April 16 @ 8:00AM, 9:30AM, & 10:55AM (Scouts hosting pancake breakfast in Gym from 8:00-11:00AM on Easter morning. *A freewill donation will be taken.)

    Easter Invitation:

    The Board of Evangelism would like to ask the congregation for their help in spreading the "seeds" of the great news of our Lord's Resurrection by inviting non Bethany members to join us for our Easter Sunday services.  We will have a table set up in Friendship Square on March 26th & April 2nd between services and on April 9th at our One Service on Palm Sunday with packets of flower seeds that have an invitation to join us for our Easter services on them. We ask that you come by and take as many as you want to put on your neighbors' front porches, hand out to co-workers (if permitted at your place of employment), and give to other parents at your children's sporting practices/games, etc. We appreciate your help in "growing" our membership at Bethany, while spreading the great news of Jesus Christ.

    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; call the church office for Greg's contact information. Ride dates and meeting time:  4/1, 5/6 and 6/3 at 8:00am.

    Shut-In Ministry:

    Do you know of someone who is a shut-in and would like a visit from Pastor, an Elder, or from myself (your DCE)? We have a list in the church office of those that we regularly visit and take Communion. If you have someone that we might add to that list, please contact our church secretary, Cindy Morrison or I and we would be happy to get that process started. If you have any questions about our Shut-In Ministry, please contact me at or call ext. 19. - Karl Fink, DCE

    Sound Technicians Needed: 
    We currently have a few sound technician slots open. No prior experience is required. We will train and teach you everything that you will need to know. We also understand hectic calendars so we do our best to schedule sound technicians around prior commitments. The majority of your time commitment is on Sunday mornings for one of three services: 8:00, 9:30, and 10:55AM, as well as occasional Wednesday evening services. If you or someone you know is interested in serving or if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to email Emily Duescher at Thank you and we hope that this may be an area in which you will consider serving. 

    Adult Bible Study:

    Click HERE to see study opportunities happening here at Bethany!



    Sunday School News and Updates:

    Please click HERE for information on the happenings of our Sunday School or contact Pr. Seth Moorman (


    Please click HERE for information on our two year Confirmation program or contact one of our DCE's: Karl Fink ( or Kayleigh Belvery ( 

    Youth Events (click on link below to find out more about the youth group):


    Links to the Schools of Bethany Lutheran:

    BLS Summer Office Hours - The school office will be open from 9:00AM-3:00PM in the summer. Scrip/Giftcards are sold all summer so you can continue to support Bethany’s ministry with your purchases.  



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