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.

Daily Bible Verse

Today's Bible Verse from the ELCA

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Romans 2:29

​Rather, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly, and real circumcision is a matter of the heart -- it is spiritual and not literal. Such a person receives praise not from others but from God.

World War II Remembered, November 10

Bethany presents World War II Remembered, a special presentation of personal stories from veterans who served and loved ones who supported the "war that changed the world." In an effort to preserve their living histories, members of Bethany interviewed local veterans and documented the interviews on film. The resulting intimate video shorts featured in the event's program promises to give the audience an authentic sense of what it was like to leave the Puget Sound and go abroad to war, and to support the war from home.

Individuals interviewed include a former Army Corps Bombardier who flew 32 missions, a Navy Seabee (Naval Construction Battalion member), an Army Corps nurse, a real life "Rosie the Riveter," a person with memories of Kitsap County during the war, and a family survivor of a soldier who perished in the war. The program will also feature big band music performed by Bethany's Singing Trio and Jas Linford and the Hotel Bainbridge Orchestra.

This event will take place on Monday, November 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.