Bethany Lutheran Church - Ocean Beach, San Diego CA
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First Time Visitors

At Bethany we generally follow a liturgical form. There are no surprises. On Sundays the entire service is projected so you know exactly what is coming next. In addition, you always receive a folder to lead you through our worship book, if you so desire.

What time does church start?
Join Us for Worship at 10:30am

How do I get there?
Bethany is located at 2051 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. (Between Brighton Ave. and Cape May Ave.) We do have a Parking Lot which is located off the alley between Bethany Lutheran and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. If you're coming from the Freeway, the entrance to our parking lot is on the left side of Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Parking is also available on the side streets. If you pass Santa Monica, youíve gone too far. Map

What should I wear?
We have no dress code. Worshipers dress in a variety of ways.

What should I expect in church?
We are a liturgical church. We worship using the format of hymns, songs, confession of sins, absolution, a Creed, a message, the Lord's Supper and a benediction.

We celebrate the Lord's Supper or Communion every week. We believe that the Lord's Supper (bread and wine) is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins and strengthening of our faith. The Lord's Supper is for baptized Christians who believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to Salvation, repent of their sins, believe they are receiving Christ's body and blood and by God's strength intend to amend their sinful lives.

What's available for the kids?
We have a nursery in the back of the sanctuary so that you or the children can hear the message and watch through a large, bay window.

What does the Lutheran (LCMS) denomination believe?
Lutheranism had it's beginnings in 1517, when Martin Luther publicly called for the correction of errors in the medieval church. Luther was a pastor, professor, author, composer of hymns and reformer. His ideas still stimulate new thinking in the church he is respected, but NOT WORSHIPPED! (taken from Being Lutheran booklet)

Lutheranism teaches that a person is saved by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
Bethany Lutheran Church 2051 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92107
phone: (619)222-7295 email:
Join Us for Worship at 10:30am
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