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March 28 Announcements

Holy Week Services
Please join us as we observe Holy Week. There will be a Maundy Thursday service tonight (March 28) at 7:00pm and a 7:00pm service on Good Friday (March 29). The Good Friday liturgy will include a series of readings, silent reflections and hymns lead by the Bethany choir.

 

Easter at Bethany
We invite everyone to join us for Easter Sunday worship! There will be no Saturday night worship or Sunday school on Easter so that we can all be together to worship and celebrate the risen Christ. There'll be singing and storytelling, a special message for children, and activities for the kids in the children's corner. 

Happy spring break to our school-aged church family members! Sunday school will not be held on Sunday, April 7. This Sunday falls in spring break, but we pause Sunday school on the first Sunday of every month so that people of all ages can worship together in the sanctuary!

 

Children’s Books Drive
Please look for new or gently used children's books (there might be some on your own bookshelf!) that you would like to donate to Helpline or KIAC (Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center). Both of these agencies provide books for children.  According to USA Reads, 61% of low-income families have no books in their homes, while middle-income families have 13.  Let's put more books they can keep in the hands of some Kitsap County kids.  Age range: 0-12, Last day to bring books—Easter Sunday.  Where—blue bin outside of our church library   For KIAC—prefer Spanish, Spanish/English or Wordless books. They will also take appropriate graphic novels​ for the older kids.  Questions?  Contact Mary Jensen (206) 913-3236 or Benay Nordby (206) 356-2755

 

Pastor Erin Out of the Office
Pastor Erin will be away next week. Pastor Kristy Daniels of the Church of Steadfast Love will preach and lead worship on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7. Welcome Pastor Kristy! And thank you for being with us!

If you have a pastoral emergency while Pastor Erin is away, email or call Debbie for pastoral emergency contact information. Debbie will be in regular office hours (Mon-Thur 9am-3pm) next week. If you find the building locked during regular office hours, please use the doorbell mounted to the right of the main doors and Debbie will let you in.

 

Supporting the Rachel Circle
What beautiful weather we had on the 16th which we hope everyone enjoyed. It really was too nice to be inside. Seven hardy souls met in the fellowship hall and completed 3 quilts. The core group of quilters generally meets on Tuesdays from 10:00am until 1:00 or 2:00pm and will continue to do so.  We realize that this time won't work for everyone and wondered if there would be a better time for people. Suggestions include a different day, evening, or maybe a quarterly Saturday. There are also things that you can do at home or on your own time to help support this important outreach. If you might be interested, please contact Jennie Harris at  .  Thanks to all who make this outreach possible.

Amabile Spring Concert
Amabile Choir, under the amazing direction of our own Sylvia Cauter, invites you to their spring concert, All of Us. Concerts will be held at Bethany on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7:30pm. North Kitsap Vocal Point, under the direction of Julie Gallant, will be special guests at the Friday and Saturday evening concerts. The concert will also be performed at St. Cecilia Parish on Saturday, April 13 at 2:00pm and feature special guests Sakai Intermediate Choir under the direction of Katie Gibbs. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Dana’s on Bainbridge, or online at https://amabilechoir.org/.

 

BINK INTERFAITH COUNCIL SPRING CONCERT
The Bainbridge Island North Kitsap Interfaith Council will present a Spring Concert on Sunday, April 7at 3:00pm. The concert will take place at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. The Bethany Choir will be participating in the concert, which will be a wonderful time of sharing songs and musical offerings from the wide and diverse faith community. All are welcome. 

Generous Bethanians
The Annual Martha and Mary Generations of Care Gala and Auction will kick off with an on-line catalog of items for bidding on May 20, ending on May 30th. Individuals, families, groups, and churches are encouraged to donate items for the auction.  Themed baskets i.e. Family Game Night, A Spa Day, Outdoor Game baskets, Gardening baskets, perhaps coupled with gift certificates or tickets for events, restaurants, and/or local businesses are just a few suggestions that can be put together for bidding. Items should be presented to the Poulsbo campus of Martha and Mary by April 30. Proceeds this year will benefit our Silverdale early childhood and learning center. Each donation needs to be accompanied by a descriptive statement about the item’s value as well as the name(s) of the donor.  For more information, please contact Linnea Chu or Benay Nordby.   

HRB Event
HRB is hosting A Legacy of Harm: Racial covenants in Washington State and Kitsap County on Thursday, April 11 at 8:00pm. The event will be held at the Bainbridge Public Library. Discover the hidden history of segregation in Washington state with the Racial Restrictive Covenants Project. Despite being outlawed, racist restrictions persist in property records across the state — a toxic residue from an era when local governments actively promoted racial segregation. Join University of Washington researchers in exploring the local impact of housing segregation, the legacy of these practices on our communities, the archival research process, and the Covenants Homeownership Account Act (HB 1474), a landmark bill that will provide financial assistance to victims of racial restrictive covenants and their descendants. For more information and to register for free tickets visit https://www.housingresourcesbi.org/events/   

Altar Flowers: Easter Lilies provided by the Altar Guild

Thank You to this weekend’s Worship Assistants:
          Altar Duty: Nancy Wetzler
          Saturday 5:00pm – No 5:00pm service
          Sunday 10:00am – Greeters/Ushers: Debbie & Andy Rimkus; Lay Reader: Benay Nordby; Communion Assistant: Vicki Browning; Hospitality Host: Debbie & Andy Rimkus                

Next Weekend’s Worship Assistants:
          Altar Duty: Gail Christensen
          Saturday 5:00pm – Greeter/Usher: Joe Sommerseth; Lay Reader: Carol Fenner; Hospitality Host: Carol Fenner
          Sunday 10:00am – Greeters/Ushers: Barbara & David Swartling; Lay Reader: Barbara Deines; Communion Assistant: Barbara Deines; Hospitality Host: TBD

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March 21 Announcements

Easter Lilies
Next weekend the Altar Guild will be decorating the altar for Easter with beautiful Easter Lilies. Please consider making a donation towards the cost of the lilies in honor or memory of someone special. Envelopes are available on the table in the narthex. Drop your donation in the collection plate during the offering or with Debbie in the office during business hours.

 

Holy Week
Holy Week begins this Sunday, March 24, with Palm Sunday.  We'll gather outside the doors of the church (in the parking lot area) where palms will be distributed to everyone who'd like to carry one into the sanctuary with them. After a gospel reading, we'll process as a congregation into the sanctuary while we sing a hymn. You're invited to proceed to the front of the sanctuary and place your palms in the vase before finding your way to your seat. 

There will be a service at 7pm on Maundy Thursday (March 28) and a 7pm service on Good Friday (March 29). There will not be a 5pm service on Saturday, March 30 so that we may all rejoice together on Easter Sunday at the 10am service.

 

HELLO
MY NAME IS_________________. Name tags are back! As we strive to be a welcoming community to newcomers and ultimately a new pastor, we hope everyone will wear a nametag. Look for the nametag table in the narthex when you come for services. 

Children’s Books Drive
Please look for new or gently used children's books (there might be some on your own bookshelf!) that you would like to donate to Helpline or KIAC (Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center). Both of these agencies provide books for children.  According to USA Reads, 61% of low-income families have no books in their homes, while middle-income families have 13.  Let's put more books they can keep in the hands of some Kitsap County kids.  Age range: 0-12, Last day to bring books—Easter Sunday.  Where—blue bin outside of our church library   For KIAC—prefer Spanish, Spanish/English or Wordless books. They will also take appropriate graphic novels​ for the older kids.  Questions?  Contact Mary Jensen (206) 913-3236 or Benay Nordby (206) 356-2755

 

Amabile Spring Concert
Amabile Choir, under the amazing direction of our own Sylvia Cauter, invites you to their spring concert All of Us. Concerts will be held at Bethany on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7:30pm. North Kitsap Vocal Point, under the direction of Julie Gallant, will be special guests at the Friday and Saturday evening concerts. The concert will also be performed at St. Cecilia Parish on Saturday, April 13 at 2:00pm. The Saturday afternoon concert will feature special guests Sakai Intermediate Choir, under the direction of Katie Gibbs. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Dana’s on Bainbridge, or online at https://amabilechoir.org/.

 

Partners in Poetry Event
BI Partners in Health is presenting Partners in Poetry this Saturday, March 23 at 2:00pm at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. The event is a fundraiser in support of maternal healthcare in Sierra Leone where 1 in 20 women die during childbirth. It will feature BI Poet Laureate Michele Bombardier and Seattle Slam Artist, Roberto Ascalon. For more information or to purchase tickets visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJbUKUXipXcnMs32YPf3lTwoV8-c7Ifq2DKFeJT5kYC_Vr8g/viewform 

Altar Flowers: No altar flowers during Lent. 

Thank You to this weekend’s Worship Assistants:
          Altar Duty: Nancy Wetzler
          Saturday 5:00pm – Greeter/Usher: Joe Sommerseth; Lay Reader: Carol Fenner; Hospitality Host: Carol Fenner
          Sunday 10:00am – Greeters/Ushers: Eve & Mike Curtis; Lay Reader: Linnea Chu; Communion Assistant: Linnea Chu; Hospitality Host: Becci Kerstetter & Miriam Barrenger              

Next Weekend’s Worship Assistants:
          Altar Duty: Nancy Wetzler
          Saturday 5:00pm – No 5:00pm service
          Sunday 10:00am – Greeters/Ushers: Debbie & Andy Rimkus; Lay Reader: Benay Nordby; Communion Assistant: Lynn Nordby; Hospitality Host: Debbie & Andy Rimkus

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