What's New for Covid-19 Response
What we are doing during this time of social distancing and quarantine.
Due to the dramatically increasing number of cases ALL applications in the state of Washington have been placed on hold. The U.S. is seeing a major increase in the number of COVID 19 cases and deaths, because people are leaving their homes, gathering in large numbers, and not wearing masks. The state of Washington's numbers have increased to numbers close to where they were at the beginning of the pandemic. In the last week the U.S. went from a little less than 3 million cases to now 3.2 million cases. I presented this information to the council via slide show at the July Council meeting.
There is a lot for us to review, consider and plan for. If you want to read the full guidelines click HERE
May 1st, 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee issued 4 Phased Chart: Washington's Phased Approach, therefore will are still currently having live stream worship only.
Bethel continues to offer worship ONLY through our YouTube Live Streaming and Phone Patch. We will NOT be having in-person gatherings at Bethel at this time. There is just no way we can adequately and responsibly review and address the many recommendations and be ready to safely reopen that quickly. Until then we will be having YouTube Live videos and the Phone Patch available on Sundays at 10:00 AM. We encourage you to gather as a family and worship God alongside us. We are still the church outside of any building. We look forward to being with you in spirit!
While social distancing policies are necessary and logical steps to reduce the rate of spread of COVID-19, we still want to see your faces even if it's from your own home! We can have gatherings via Zoom or Facebook. You will need access to a link to join one of our groups. For that to happen, you need to be on our email list. If you have not received our emails from the Bethel office, it means we do not have one from you. Please email Judy Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not on our email list. If you would like more information on how to connect to one of our virtual gatherings, please email Vicar Vera at email@example.com. To see what our youth are up to, please contact Tim Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Tim and the Bethel Lutheran Young People on their YouTube Channel.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH MINISTRIES
While social distancing policies are necessary and logical steps to reduce the rate of spread of COVID-19, and will result in saved lives, they have an impact on the outreach ministries in our community. Many of them are experiencing reduced flow of finances during this time. Visit these links to learn more.
When the need is greater, God’s people are called into even more service! Thank you for your continued and and generous financial support. You can send your offering to PO Box 175 Brush Prairie, WA 98606 or set up automatic giving through your bank or Bethel's Tithe.ly account (phone app.).
Contact Judy Wood in the office at or 360-892-4231 if you have any questions.