The Nursery is open in the education building. We welcome your littles under four to join us! Please be sure to have a registration form on file. Forms are available Sunday morning or click here to download, fill out, and bring back to the church office.
We are in the season after Pentecost when we focus on on how to live together as followers of Jesus. In Sunday school, Pastor Paul will be with us to explore the parable in Luke's gospel about two different people praying, in two totally different ways. We'll remember through the story how much we can learn from each other, and that no one person is better or more important than anyone else in God's eyes. Join us! You are welcome and you are loved!
In Adult Education, we'll continue our learning as we discuss the Suquamish Land Acknowledgement and how local groups and places of worship are incorporating it into their meetings and worship services. Please join us--you're voice is important!
Blessing of the Rachel Circle Quilts & Kits: The weekend of October 29th and 30th, we will be blessing the quilts, baby kits, and school kits that we will be sending to Lutheran World Relief the following week. Join us in celebrating the beautiful work of these very talented women and rejoice in the blessings that we are able to share. Envelopes will be provided for donations to help with our shipping costs. We also are in desperate need of MEDIUM size boxes for shipping the quilts and kits. If you are able to help with this need, please bring the boxes to the church by October 31st.
Reformation Sunday: Be sure to wear red the weekend of October 29th and 30th as we celebrate Reformation Sunday. Red is the liturgical color that represents the Holy Spirit and the martyrs of the Christian church.
Debbie Out of the Office: Sarah Rimkus (daughter of Debbie & Andy Rimkus) and her husband, Tom are expecting their first baby next week. Debbie will be taking some time off to support the new parents and enjoy her new role of Nana. She will be gone October 21-November 1.
New Member Sunday: We will receive and celebrate new members on Sunday, November 13. Bethany has a number of people who have expressed interest in being received as new members, and we are looking forward to celebrating this in gathering! In advance of this, we will have an ‘orientation’ to share with potential new members ‘all things Bethany.’ Pastors Paul and Erin will meet with this group on Thursday, November 10, from 6:00-7:30pm, including pizza and salad, for introductions and conversation. Please contact Pastor Paul if you would like to join this group, AND if another time to meet individually would be preferable. or 206-842-4241
Third Quarter Statements: The 3rd quarter statements of giving were recently mailed. If you did not receive your statement, contact Debbie to get a duplicate copy.
Supporting Martha & Mary: Our non-profit, senior care partners, Martha & Mary in Poulsbo, are planning an extra special holiday for the 100+ seniors in their care. Bethany hopes to help meet that goal by providing the following Christmas wish list items:
10 large gift bags (approximately 14” x 20”)
10 2023 calendars (12” x 12”)
10 large print word search and/or crossword puzzle books/magazines
5 men’s razor kits (such as the Gillette ProGlide),
5 packs (3 count) big, fluffy socks with non-skid feet. (Good quality socks survive their commercial wash cycles best)
Donations can be dropped off at the Bethany office. Martha & Mary hopes to have all donations in by November 11.
Altar Flowers: The altar flowers this weekend are given by Debbie & Andy Rimkus in honor of their new granddaughter.
Prayers are Requested: For Sonja Selboe, who is in the hospital for observation and possible treatment for a blood clot in the brain; for Pastor Erin’s friend, Pastor Dale Chesley, who was diagnosed with oral cancer on Thursday.
Thank You to this weekend's Worship Assistants:
Altar Duty: Vicki Bech
Saturday 5:00pm – Greeter/Usher: Charlene Selvar; Lay Reader: Gail Christensen; Hospitality Hosts: Gail & Dave Christensen
Sunday 10:00am – Greeters/Ushers: Barbara & David Swartling; Lay Reader: Marcy Daley; Communion Assistant: Wayne Daley; Hospitality Hosts: Noreen & Jeff Sievertson and Vicki Browning
A special thank you to Maria Marsala for bringing treats for everyone to share in celebration of her birthday!
Next weekend's Worship Assistants:
Altar Duty: Carol Fenner
Saturday 5:00pm – Greeter/Usher: Jim Rohrscheib; Lay Reader: Carol Fenner; Hospitality Hosts: Carol & Ron Fenner
Sunday 10:00am – Greeters/Ushers: Nancy & Harry Wetzler; Lay Reader: Harry Wetzler; Communion Assistant: Vicki Browning; Hospitality Hosts: Kristi Sutton & Karen Kushner