Bethany Lutheran Church

A Great Commision Congregation

Serve

(updated 11/9/15)

At Bethany Lutheran Church, service is taken seriously. As God's people, it is not an option for us to fail in growth and service. We seek to strengthen you in your discipleship. That strengthening happens in two ways. First, we will help you grow in your faith. Second, we will find you a place to serve. Below is a partial list of service opportunities at Bethany. If you are interested in serving or would like more information you may call the church office at (562)421-4711 or email  serve@bethanylutheran.org. 


Immediate Need:

  1. Communion/Altar Assistants - If you have every considered helping with the set-up or clean-up of communion, please join us...it takes about a 1/2 hour of your time, once per month and volunteers are greatly needed. If interested, please contact Cindy Morrison (cmorrison@bethanylutheran.org)
  2. Lawn Care - The Thursday lawn mowing crew is looking for volunteers. If you can help, just show up at 12 noon on Thursdays by the preschool main gate...if your lost come by the church office and we will direct you. 
  3. Sound Technician: 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 eduescher@bethanylutheran.org. Thank you and we hope that this may be an area in which you will consider serving. 

 


Service Opportunities for You @ BLC

Greeters needed for Sunday Morning: This is a great way to serve at Bethany!  It doesn't require alot of time but reaps great rewards!  You will need to show up about 20 minutes before the service and welcome visitors, members, and guests to Bethany!  If you are interested in serving as a greeter, please call the church office at 562-421-4711. Additionally, if you would be available to be a Greeter on a regular basis, we are compiling a schedule beginning in January. Thank you for having a heart to serve!


Acolytes/Crucifers: Acolytes help everyone prepare for worship by serving as the ones who bear the "Light" which illuminates the darkness. They serve as assistants to Pastor during communion, offering, etc. Crucifers carry the cross into and out of the church at the beginning and end of service as we follow Him into the world. Youth in grades 5-12 may apply to serve. There is a real need for crucifers at all the services; please prayerfully consider volunteering for this ministry. 


Bookstore - Noah's Place: Bethany has its very own bookstore located in Friendship Square. Our store offers a variety of Christian books, Bibles, cards, as well as videos that you may check out. It is open after Sunday morning services. Volunteers are needed to run the store, generally for a 1-hour, once-a-month, shift.

Boy Scouts Troop 75 - Visit their website!


Church Repair & Maintenance: If you are a handyman or enjoy lawn and gardening upkeep and wish to share this God-given talent with Bethany, then contact our Board of Trustees to put this gift to use.


Community Impact Committee - Their website is under construction & coming soon!


Communion Volunteers - Looking for a place to serve that doesn't even take an hour per month? If so, consider setting up and/or cleaning up for communion. Volunteers are desperately needed and it doesn't even require an hour of your time once a month. If you would be interested in volunteering or just receiving more information on the job description, please contact Cindy Morrison in the church office at (562) 421-4711 or email her at cmorrison@bethanylutheran.org. Thank you for your prayerful consideration in this wonderful opportunity to serve your church passionately. 


Friendship Group for Seniors: This group is open to all over 55 years of age and meets on the third Wednesday of each month for a luncheon and fellowship activity. Meetings start at 11:30AM.


Greeters: Before each worship service, greeters make each worshipper feel welcome by providing a welcome presence.


Knitting & Crocheting Ministry: This ministry meets for fellowship as we work on knitting or crocheting projects to be given to hospitals, shut-ins, and anyone else in need of some warm comfort.


Lay Reader/Lector: Lectors read the Word of God in the worship service in a way that bears witness to God's Word given to His people.


Lutheran Braille Workers: These workers prepare Christian Braille materials and books of the Bible in many languages. Bethany has its own Lutheran Braille Center on campus. These materials are distributed worldwide.


Lutheran Women in Mission League (LWML): The LWML is composed of serveral circles with different jobs within the church including: communion preparation and clean-up; care of altar linens, candles, robes; assistance with weddings and funerals; decorating the Sanctuary for special services; delivering altar flowers and sermon tapes. Each circle has a monthly Bible study.

  • Care Circle: The Care Circle glorifies God by providing home-cooked meals for new moms, shut-ins, and those recovering from surgery or illness. Volunteers prepare food and deliver it to the home or church as needed.
  • Chancel Circle: The Chancel Circle's main function is to keep the altar and chancel areas of the church clean and in order for each service. This includes preparing for and cleaning up after communion services, ordering all fair linens, communion ware furnishings, and collection of donations for these services. Volunteers also work on mission projects.
  • Joy Circle: The Joy Circle keeps an active list of all military people and college students, keeping in touch with cards and care packages. Volunteers deliver flowers to shut-ins, those living in Senior Citizen homes, as well as taking worship service tapes to homebound members.
  • Wedding Circle: The Wedding Circle takes care of all wedding receptions held at the church. They also do a variety of receptions including anniversary, graduation or Eagle Scout.


Moms in Prayer International: This is a worldwide inter-denominational group that meets to pray for children and schools. The Bethany group hosts a meeting for mothers (and others) who pray for children and schools. -Connie Kritzer (ckritzer@bethanylutheran.org


Music Ministry: Bethany has many opportunities to let your voice or musical instrument sing praise to our Lord. Our choirs include senior, youth, and school choirs. We also offer handbells and chimes. Please contact Dr. Carol McDaniel, our Minister of Music, at ext. 14 or cmcdaniel@bethanylutheran.org.


Nursery: The nursery volunteers provide love and care for little ones during worship services, Bible studies, and other church special events.


Project Task Force: meets as needed to work on church projects, funeral luncheons, etc.


Usher Ministry: Ushers serve as hosts for God, not only in expressing the church's warm welcome, but also in looking after the needs and comforts of all our worshippers. Ushers provide leadership, friendliness, hospitality, order and reverence to worshippers. They assist worshippers to find their seats, distribute printed materials, assist with the collection of offerings and Holy Communion.

 

 

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