Holden Evening Prayer: Holden Evening Prayer service will be celebrated this Saturday, August 12 at the 5pm worship at Bethany. In September, Holden Evening Prayer will be celebrated the third Saturday of the month, September 16. “Jesus Christ, you are the Light of the world. The Light no darkness can overcome.”
Vince Mattson’s Birthday: Thanks to all who helped Vince Mattson have an especially happy 100th birthday! More than a dozen Bethany choir members went to serenade him at Madrona House. When Pastor Paul visited him, he saw that there were dozens of birthday cards displayed on the wall of his room, most all were greetings from Bethany folks. As he worked to make Bethany connections with Vince, Pastor Paul reminded him that this is the “Swedish Lutheran Church”, and Vince responded with his usual Swedish phrase. In so many ways, through music, through presence, through cards, through language and tradition, connections were made. Thank you!
Receiving New Members: Bethany will be receiving new members on Sunday, September 24th. Please let Pastor Paul or Pastor Erin know if you are interested in being received as members that morning.
LWR School Kit Supplies: With the start of the school year right around the corner, the school supplies sales are here! The Rachel Circle will be putting together School Kits for Lutheran World Relief over the next few weeks. When you are out and about (or online) to shop, please consider purchasing some of the items that will help school children around the world. More information about the LWR School Kits, including the list of needed items, can be found on the hallway bulletin board. Items purchased for the kits must be exactly as indicated on the list. For example, #2 pencils cannot be sharpened, crayons must be 16 or 24 count, spiral notebooks must be 70 sheets. If you still have a list from last year, please note that we will not need rulers this year.
CROP Walk 2023: Please mark your calendars for the CROP Walk to End Hunger, which this year takes place on Sunday, October 1st at 2:00pm. Pastor Paul wants all to note that this year there is neither a Seahawks or a Packers football game that day (and the Mariners World Series game will most likely be in the evening). So come and walk with us. Every step and every donation helps to end hunger.
Bethany Endowment Fund Grants: The Bethany Endowment Committee will be accepting grant applications for the 2023 distribution cycle during the month of September. More details to follow in the Fall Bethany newsletter, and in announcements in the weeks ahead.
Altar Flowers: The altar flowers this weekend are given by Whitney Lane in honor of her and Pastor Paul’s birthdays on August 13th.
Prayers are Requested: for Marlene Orwiler who is home recovering from back surgery; Evan Stoll who is at Martha and Mary recovering from his stroke; for Jan Thrun as she slowly regains her strength; for DeMar and Pat Sather whose transition to the Fieldstone community has been delayed.
Thank You to this weekend's Worship Assistants:
Altar Duty: Kathy Dudgeon
Saturday 5:00pm – Greeter/Usher: Norm Davis; Lay Reader: Gail Christensen: Hospitality Hosts: Kathy & Doug Dudgeon
Sunday 10:00am – Greeters/Ushers: Eve & Mike Curtis; Lay Reader: Barbara Deines; Communion Assistant: Vicki Browning; Hospitality Hosts: Becci Kerstetter & Kristi Sutton
Next weekend's Worship Assistants:
Altar Duty: Vickie Bech
Saturday 5:00pm – Greeter/Usher: Joe Sommerseth; Lay Reader: Rachel Pritchett: Hospitality Host: Carol Fenner
Sunday 10:00am – Greeters/Ushers: TBD; Lay Reader: Noreen Sievertsen; Communion Assistant: Jeff Sievertsen; Hospitality Host: Noreen & Jeff Sievertsen