Pastor's Message

Janeen Smith, Pastor ~ 26418 Mountain Highway E, Spanaway, WA ~ 253-847-8801

Bethany Lutheran Church

May 11, 2022

Bethany Friends,

I have a few announcements for you on this lovely mid-week day.

Jeanne Hillesland’s funeral will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church at 10 AM Tuesday, May 17 and the family invites you to come remember a great lady and rejoice in Jeanne’s new life in Christ. Light refreshments will be served in Litzer Hall following the funeral. If you plan to attend and would be able and willing to be a greeter or an usher, please let me know. This is a great opportunity for us to surround Jeanne’s family with Bethany love!

I mentioned the Elbe Volunteer Thank You Breakfast in Monday’s email, and let you know some ways you can help Bethany Lutheran be an amazing host church to this annual event. If you can help set up, serve, make a casserole, or provide juice, the best person to contact is Nancy Woodward (253.381.0267) who is responsible for the planning and implementation of the breakfast. By calling her directly she will be best able to keep the list of the food donations current. This event is getting close (May 21), so thanks for reaching out soon! If you have already signed up or called the church, we will pass the info on to Nancy.

Also, in addition to helping make the breakfast happen, attending this event is a great opportunity to learn more about being an Elbe Church Volunteer. Please talk to Kathy Mettler (360.832.4922) if you’d like to attend so that she can add you to the list. There is a fantastic program planned for the breakfast – the CEO of Farm 12 in Puyallup will be the speaker. So…lots of good reasons to join in the event at Bethany on Saturday, May 21 at 9:30 AM! Hope to see you there!

We haven’t had a hymn in a long time – how about this one? - Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

Our trust is in the Lord,
Pastor Janeen