Bethany in outreach, hospitality, and spiritual growth

Welcome to Bethany

Welcome to Bethany Lutheran Church on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and thanks for visiting us on the web. At Bethany, we seek to do God's will through joyful outreach near and far, hospitality toward all, and spritual growth that amazes. You'll find details about us and our ministries on this site.

Bethany is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a Reconciling in Christ community. All are welcome to join in worship and in service to the Lord. If you're thinking of joining us at worship for the first time, you'll find some useful information under the Visiting tab.

Thanks for visiting us on the web, and we hope to see you soon face to face.

The Apples Are Ready


The apples in Bethany's orchard are ready to be enjoyed. This is an especially bountiful season. Pick, eat and enjoy.

Daily Bible Verse

Today's Bible Verse from the ELCA

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Psalm 145:6

‚ÄčThe might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed, and I will declare your greatness.

CROP Hunger Walk, Sunday, September 28

CROP Hunger Walk

Bethany will walk again next Sunday in the annual CROP Hunger Walk to raise money to end hunger. In worship next weekend, we will also have an offering of letters for the CROP Walk. The three-mile walk starts at 2 p.m. at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church.

Sponsor a walker at the table in the Bethany narthex after worship this weekend. Thanks to an island donor who is providing matching funds, our donations are going further than ever.

Walkers can register with Pastor Paul; at the starting line an hour before the walk; or online.