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.

Organist/Music Director Opening

We are seeking an organist/music director. Primary responsibilities include worship accompaniment/leadership on Sunday mornings and special occasions, and accompaniment for the Bethany Choir. Other possible music leadership positions include accompaniment for our Saturday evening worship, directing the hand chimes and children's Sunday school choir, special music recruitment, and liturgical planning. Experience desired. Compensation for this part-time position will be based on experience and responsibilities. If this sounds like you, please contact the church office, or (206) 842-4241.

Daily Bible Verse

Today's Bible Verse from the ELCA

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Luke 1:54-55

He has helped his servant Israel,in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever."‚Äč

Register Now for Vacation Bible School

It is with pleasure that we are offering VBS this summer, June 27-30. Our theme is Go for the True Gold: God's Little Champions. During the four days we will focus on four key character values: compassion, honesty, integrity and faith, using characters from the Bible to illustrate and teach these values. The children will participate in a variety of enrichments including arts and crafts and games. Registration includes t-shirt, snacks, and activity costs.

Registration is open now for children from age 4 (must be fully potty-trained and prefer some Pre-K experience) to entering the 4th grade. Register by May 22 for discounted rates of $15 for one child, $30 for two, and $40 for three or more per family. Scholarships are available. Registration forms are now available here.