Blessing of the Pets 2013

Blessing of the Pets – October 6 at 12:30pm “And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind…’”  This year we will be bringing back a semi-old tradition at Bethel: a simple Blessing of the Pets service in the Lower Parking Lot.  While all of God’s creatures are welcome to attend, … [Read more…]

Garden Party Clean-up: Sept 7

All are welcome to come to the church this Saturday at 9am for weeding and light pruning of the grounds.  Afterward, you’re invited to Bruce and Elia Smith’s for tea and lunch (noonish)!  Let’s get one more day of sprucing up the place under our belts before the rains really come!

Midday Meditation is back!

Every Wednesday at 1pm, you are invited for prayer, conversation, Bible study, and faith exploration with Pastor Chris in his office.  We’ll examine the readings for the upcoming Sunday, ponder the work of God in our lives, and grow in Christian joy. (an evening option will return soon–let Pastor Chris know if you have a … [Read more…]

Second Sunday = Bethel Breakfast

It’s that time again: with summer’s end comes the beginning of our community meals!  All are invited for fellowship following worship on September 8–we’ll be downstairs in the Fellowship Hall, and there’s always plenty of food to go around!  A $3 donation is requested to help offset the cost of supplies, but none will be … [Read more…]

A call was extended; a call was received

Congratulations to the newly called presiding bishop of the ELCA, the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, bishop of the NE Ohio Synod!  Thank you to Bishop Mark Hanson for your gracious leadership these past 12 years, and blessings to Bishop Eaton as you embark on the next 6!  Bishop Eaton was chosen on the 5th ballot of … [Read more…]

ELCA Churchwide Assembly 2013

It’s that time again: the ELCA Churchwide Assembly began today in Pittsburgh.  Please keep the delegates and other leaders in your thoughts and prayers as they go about their important work.  For those who are interested, here is some helpful info on the Assembly: 10 Things You Should Know About the Churchwide Assembly Regular updates … [Read more…]

August 11 Special Guest Preacher: the Rev. Mary Lindberg

Pastor Lindberg comes to us from Compass Housing Alliance where she serves as the Community Engagement Coordinator. A little bit about Compass (from their website): The Compass Center was founded in 1920 when a remarkable couple from Sweden (Reverend and Mrs. Alva Karlstrom) began a little mission in Seattle – part chapel, part employment agency, … [Read more…]

August 4 Special Guest Preacher: the Rev. Daniel Sorenson

Pastor Sorenson comes to us from the Lutheran Counseling Network where he serves as a: Washington State Licensed Social Worker Associate Member: American Association of Pastoral Counselors Member: National Association of Social Workers Member: Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work From his LCN biography: Dan works with individuals and couples of all ages across … [Read more…]