February/March Newsletter: The February/March Life Together newsletter is ready for you! Visit our website or click here to read it.
Lenten Devotionals: Pastor Paul is soliciting submissions for our 2022 Lenten Devotional. The theme is “Lost and Found”, a common Biblical theme. This can perhaps be a theme we can expound upon in light of the pandemic of the past two years. The invitation is to briefly share something that was lost during that time (a death, a missed event, an inability to visit, sickness, etc.), and then also to share something you found/discovered, either related to the loss or not (new ways of connecting, various kindnesses, a new appreciation, the gift of solitude, etc.). If you can identify a way you see God at work in the “Lost/Found” dynamic, please share that as well. We are looking for about 30 of these submissions, so feel free to contribute more than one. Pastor Paul would like to have them by Sunday, Feb. 20th. Questions? Call the church office. (206-842-4241)
Worship in March: Since the COVID transmission rate continues to decrease, we will once again offer a Saturday 5pm service starting March 5 and both the Saturday evening and Sunday morning services will be followed by a fellowship hour once again. We will continue to broadcast the Sunday morning service through our FM channel 87.9 for those who are more comfortable worshiping in their car. Bulletins, a hymn booklet and communion elements will be available on a table under the bell tower for those who will be listening to the service.
Martha and Mary Virtual Auction: The Martha and Mary Generations of Caring virtual auction is scheduled for March 26, 2022. At a recent Martha and Mary committee meeting, Bethany was singled out for rave reviews and heartfelt gratitude because of our generosity and creativity in the lovely-themed baskets and coveted quilts that we donated last year. So, expectations have been raised!! Please stay tuned for how you can contribute to this vital and worthy cause of serving seniors and children through Martha and Mary’s various programs in Kitsap county. Questions? Please contact Helen Stoll - - or Linnea Enz Chu -
ELCA World Hunger Big Game Challenge: Everyone – football fan or not – is invited to help make a difference by participating in the ELCA World Hunger Big Game Challenge. A generous Bethany member will match donations made by Bethanians up to $100! Visit the ELCA World Hunger Big Game Challenge to participate today.
Altar Flowers: This weekend’s altar flowers are given by Tom and Luanne Croker in memory of their grandparents.