For 108 years Bethany Lutheran has been a place of ministry in the Green Lake neighborhood. We find that we are no longer able to sustain the life of our congregation. We have also recognized that the Spirit is calling the Church to create new forms of ministry and worship that will nourish the people of God into the future.
With deep gratitude for all that has been, we surrender in trust to what will be. We will gift our remaining assets and our sanctuary to the NW Washington Synod of the ELCA, who have called a mission developer pastor to help birth new possibilities in this place and in this neighborhood. Pastor Kent Narum will begin this work in September, 2016. The shape and focus of this new community-based ministry will emerge as the hopes and dreams of the people of Green Lake are discovered.
We want this building to continue to serve the neighborhood. Our sanctuary will continue to be available to make music, and our meeting rooms are open for local non-profits to use. For more information about the Green Lake Mission Start or about the use of our space, please contact the NW Washington Synod office at 206-783-9292
Now to the one who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians 3:20-21
Please note: If you are seeking to contact the former pastor of Bethany, Rev. Annette Andrews-Lux, you may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. In September, she will begin serving at Peace Lutheran, Silvana.
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