Bethany Lutheran Church

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

Our new Federal Holiday is next week.  Juneteenth can also be called Emancipation Day.  We are commemorating June 19th, 1865.  On this day enslaved African Americans in Galveston, TX learned they were free.  The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863. But of course, there were technicalities. Texas slaves did not know the war was over and they had been freed until the date we now celebrate.


I can not imagine being owned.  I can not imagine being told I am less than because of how I look or the language I speak.  I have worked with refugees in the past.  It was so frustrating to hear people tell them to speak English or go home!  Many refugees can be illiterate in their own language and seek merely shelter and safety.  I also cannot image going to another country and trying to learn their language to have people understand and care about me.  There are some very difficult languages out there!


I hope we grow and continue to love each other as God has asked of us.

Find Your Joy!


 Happy Birthday to :

Karen A – 14th

Jennifer S – 14th

Blake A – 15th

Jill K – 15th

Vern H – 16th

Sunday Volunteers:

Altar Guild:  Lisa O

Ushers:  Gary C, Paulette V C

Lector:  Alan E

Intercess. Prayer – Inez H

Video – Kristi F

Sound – Cody E


Readings and Psalm

Ezekiel 17:22-24

The sign of the cedar, planted on the mountain of Israel

Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15

The righteous shall spread abroad like a cedar of Lebanon. (Ps. 92:12)

2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17

In Christ, a new creation

Mark 4:26-34

The parable of the mustard seed


Sunday Volunteers:  if you haven’t let me know your July schedule, please do so soon!  I’m trying to get it out earlier this month.  Sorry for all my recent errors.  I’m old and set in my ways.  New is really throwing me for a loop!  W



SCUBA VBS is looking for a few good people!  

Kristi is looking for a few more leaders.

Financial Donations are being asked for.



Upcoming at Bethany:

Worship Each Sunday at 10 am

Choir Will Resume in September

6/11 – Bible Study resumes  10:00am

6/18 – The Bible book study  10 am

6/19 – Office Closed

6/20 – Senior Social  Noon  BBQ

6/24 – 28  - SCUBA  VBS  10:30 am – 1:30pm

7/7 – Property Committee following worship