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Weekly Announcements - August 5

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

Summer Worship at Bethany: Sunday outside worship continues in our courtyard at 10:00am. Chairs will be set up, but we invite you to bring your own lawn chair if it is more comfortable for you. The next Saturday evening worship will be on August 14th.

Bethany is Hiring!: Bethany is currently searching for a Children and Family Coordinator and a Custodian. Click here to see the Children and Family Coordinator position description  and here to see the  Custodian position description. Position descriptions and details on applying are also available on our website. Please encourage anyone you know who may be qualified and interested to apply.

Tuesday Quilters: The Tuesday morning quilting group will take a break for the month of August and resume after Labor Day.

Garden Update from Mary Douglas: After a bit of a rocky start this year, the Giving Garden is really producing a lot of healthy food for Helpline! Sue Hattlestad Morris delivered many lbs of organic potato varieties. Thank you, Morris family for doing this and caring for the garden and your potatoes. I have delivered about 20 cucumbers so far, along with one hearty table queen squash. We are just beginning to harvest these. Tomatoes are thriving and they will ripen soon. Bunnies got a feast on the string beans. Next year we will cover them. Sorry bunnies!!  But the squashes have taken over that space with vigor!! Onions are drying for later delivery. Thank you Peñas!! Thank you, Kathy Countryman, Grandma of Sunday Schoolers Justin and Mary Starks, for stepping up to care for and faithfully water the tomatoes. What a generous person you are! The Helpline staff and volunteers are always so grateful for the special organic food we provide, grown with love.

Back to School Supplies for Lutheran World Relief: Several Bethany members are busy making Lutheran World Relief book bags so we can send filled bags to school children around the world. You can help by filling the big basket in the Narthex with donations of school supplies. Supplies needed include: 70-sheet spiral notebooks (wide- or college-ruled), 30-centimeter or inches/centimeter rulers; pencil sharpeners; blunt/safety scissors; unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers; black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink); boxes of 16 or 24 crayons; 2 and ½ inch erasers. We will fill and ship the book bags in early October, when we also send our quilts and baby kits. Last year, Bethany shipped 57 school kits along with Lutheran World Relief quilts and baby kits. Let’s see if we can break that record this year!

BI/NK CROP Walk: Mark your calendars now for the BI/NK CROP Walk on Sunday, September 26th. Register as a walker, or sponsor a walker at https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2021/event/bainbridgeislandwa. The BI/NK CROP Hunger Walk is one of the strongest and longest-running CROP Walks in the nation. This year ALL money raised will be DOUBLY MATCHED. For every $100 given, an additional $200 is being given by a very generous anonymous donor. We’ve walked for 25 years and raised nearly $1 million toward hunger relief, with 20% going to Helpline House and 5% going to NK Fishline Food Bank. Questions? Ask Pastor Paul.

Prayers are extended for: Emily Cauter and Vaughn Rohrdanz who will be married on Saturday, August 7 in Port Gamble. Congratulations to Jim and Sylvia Cauter on this joyous occasion!

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