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September 23 Announcements

Here is what is happening this week and beyond at Bethany:

BI/NK CROP Walk: The CROP walk is this Sunday, September 26th! Pastor Paul invites everyone, and especially families with children to walk with him and support this effort to combat hunger locally and globally. Pastor Paul and the youth will be setting up the three-mile CROP Walk course after worship on Sunday. If you are interested in helping with the course set up, contact Pastor Paul for details. 25% of the money raised goes to support Helpline and Fishline. This year every dollar will be matched by an island donor TWO-FOR-ONE, meaning if you contribute $100, the donor will match it with $200, making the total $300!!! To sign up to walk or sponsor walkers visit https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2021/event/bainbridgeislandwa.

Indoor Worship at Bethany: Starting next weekend, October 2nd/3rd, our Saturday 5pm and Sunday 10am services will be inside in the Sanctuary. Coffee fellowship will follow the Sunday service and wine and cheese fellowship will follow the Saturday service. The 87.9FM channel will still be available on Sunday mornings for those who prefer to listen to the worship service in their car. We ask that all eligible adults be vaccinated, and everyone will wear masks and practice physical distancing for inside worship services.

Children at Bethany: Pastor Paul will have a special children’s time whenever children are present at either the Saturday evening or Sunday morning worship service. Details on additional programming for children this fall will be coming soon. And check out Pastor Paul’s latest message for the kids posted on the website: bethanyofbainbridge.org.

Bethany Choir: The Bethany Choir will rehearse every Wednesday, 7:00-7:45pm in the Fellowship Hall. The choir welcomes new members! Contact Sylvia Cauter with questions.

A “Noisy” Offering: Mark your calendars now for Sunday, October 10th. There will be a collection during Sunday morning worship to benefit the ELCA Hunger Appeal. Come with noisy pockets - quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies. Change is good! We also will be collecting non-perishable donations for Helpline House for the next two weeks. Pastor Paul invites everyone, especially families with children, to plan on a walk to Helpline House after worship on October 10th to bring our donations.

Bible Study groups: The Men’s Bible Study meets this Tuesday, September 28th at 8am. The next meeting of the Rachel Circle Bible Study group will be on Tuesday, October 5th at 10am. The next meeting of the Women’s Bible Study group will be Monday, October 11 at 9:30am.

Endowment Fund Applications: The Bethany Mission Endowment Fund was created to support and expand the mission and ministry of Bethany Lutheran Church in ways not possible using the annual operating budget. The application period for a Bethany Endowment Fund grant begins September 1 and ends October 15. Click here to download the application or visit the website for more details.

Flower Openings Available: If you have a special date that you would love to honor with flowers, please select one of the ten Sundays available in Oct., Nov., or Dec. Sign up on the flower chart on the bulletin board by the kitchen. Please select either "A" [you bring the flowers] or "B" [you submit a check and the flower committee makes the floral arrangement.] For questions contact Gail Christensen at 206.842.5469.

Altar Flowers:  The altar flowers are given this week by Dick and Mary Coar in honor of their wedding anniversary.

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