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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Philippians 2:13

​for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

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The road to Easter passes through Holy Week. Join the Bethany community for these worship opportunities:

Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday, March 29
Worship at 9:30 a.m. Hosannas ring out as Jesus rides triumphantly into Jerusalem, only to fade away in the Passion of his betrayal and crucifixion.
Maundy Thursday, April 2
Worship at noon and 7 p.m. Jesus washes his disciples' feet, shares a last meal with them, and gives them a new commandment.
Good Friday, April 3
Worship at 7 p.m. We remember the final hours leading to Jesus' death on the cross.

Remember also our prayer vigil, from the close of worship on Maundy Thursday evening to the beginning of worship on Good Friday evening. Sign up to pray for a world in need on the bulletin board outside the fellowship hall.

Saturday evening worship will also take place as usual, March 28 and April 2 at 5 p.m.

Jesus is Risen on Easter Day! Alleluia!

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The promise of our redemption is made real in Jesus' resurrection. Thanks be to God!

Worship Easter Sunday, April 5, at 9:30 and 11 a.m. with choirs and brass and also join us for breakfast, before or after worship in the fellowship hall.