On Sunday, October 18, we held a special congregational meeting to vote for a new Pastor. With a near unanimous vote, Pastor Heidi Fish has been selected as our new Pastor! Her first official Sunday was November 1 (All Saints Day). We are so excited to have Pastor Heidi with us and look forward to working with her and sharing her ideas for the future of Bethesda.
We will be holding a congregational meeting on Sunday November 22, 2020, immediately following service, to discuss the budget for 2021.
We have resumed in-person worship services, but will continue to invite you to join us online for Sunday services via Zoom, at our regular time of 10:15 am. Contact email@example.com for the meeting link. We have communion each week, so we encourage you to have some juice, wine, or water and some bread on hand. You may want to light a candle and set a small cross nearby. Your feedback about how Zoom is going for you is welcomed so that we can continue to improve your worship experience with Bethesda. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting link, readings, and music.
As of today, Sunday April 26, gleaning will start at 4:00 pm instead of 5:30. Only a very few people will be allowed in the fellowship hall at a time. Others are asked to wait in their cars.
Every Sunday evening at 5:30, you can come grocery "shop" for free in Bethesda's fellowship hall. Food is donated by local retailers, and typically includes produce and breads. Please remember to bring your reusable bags! Gleaning will continue, despite the closure of other church events due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, a limited number of people will be allowed to enter the fellowship hall at one time.
To help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Bethesda Lutheran Church is suspending regular church services and Wednesday evening soup and bread dinners and Lenten services. Our Easter Breakfast has also been canceled. However, Sunday evening gleaning will continue.
Our community dinner scheduled for March 9 has been canceled as a precaution due to concerns about the novel coronavirus / COVID-19. For more information about the coronavirus in our community, visit the Snohomish Health District Novel Coronavirus 2019 Page. If you have any of the symptoms of the novel coronavirus, including cough, fever, and/or difficulty breathing: As of today, March 8, 2020, Multi-Care is offering free e-visits to anyone with these symptoms. At this time, we still plan to resume our regular free community dinners on the second and fourth Mondays in April. At this time, we also plan to continue holding Wednesday night soup and bread dinners (6:00 pm in the fellowship hall) during lent.
Update--the dinner on March 9 has been canceled due to concerns about the novel coronavirus / COVID-19. Join us on Monday March 9th at 5:30 pm in the fellowship hall for a free community dinner. Our regular free community dinners will resume in April, on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. All are welcome!
Join us! Ash Wednesday service on February 26 at 7:00 pm Soup and Bread at 6:00 pm Wednesdays March 4 to April 8, followed by Holden Evening Prayer at 7:00 pm