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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Zechariah 14:8-9

‚ÄčOn that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea; it shall continue in summer as in winter. And the LORD will become king over all the earth; on that day the LORD will be one and his name one.

Children's Christmas Program, December 14

Our Sunday school presents the program Super Christmas, at Sunday morning worship on December 14.

e-Devotional for Advent

A long-standing Bethany tradition returns for Advent 2014. Receive a daily devotion penned by a member of the Bethany community by e-mail each day during Advent.

If you've received e-devotions before, you're probably already on our list. If not, just enter your e-mail address in the box below and click Sign Up. Then look for a confirming email in your mailbox. Once you click the link in that e-mail, you'll be ready to go.

A-Caroling We Will Go, December 7

Join the happy throng as we go caroling among our at-home members on Sunday, December 7. We'll fortify ourselves with some warm soup at 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall, and then head to our destinations at noon. Sign up on the bulletin board.

More Music for the Season

First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo is the location of a community Christmas concert on Sunday, December 14, at 2 p.m. Featured will be the First Lutheran Cathedral Choir, North Kitsap High School Jazz Choir, the Poulsbo Elementary Chorus, and our own Bethany Brass and Bethany Choir. Donations of new toys and non-perishable food items will be collected for North Kitsap Fishline.

Then join us at Bethany on Tuesday, December 16, at 7 p.m. for the annual concert presented by the Hometown Band and Bethany Brass. Bring your singing voice for the traditional carol sing-along and a food item for Helpline House.