- Christmas Schedule, 2023
We are planning two services for the feast of Christmas:
- 4 PM on December 24 for Christmas Eve. There will be no service that Sunday morning.
- 10:30 AM on December 25 for Christmas Day. After the service we will enjoy hot cocoa of various kinds.
Beyond the festival, this year’s Christmas season will include a service on New Year’s Eve, but at the regular Sunday morning service time of 10:30. Then we will also observe Epiphany one day late, on Sunday, January 7.
- ✠ Lesta Herr ✠
Lesta Herr was translated by our gracious Lord from this world to eternal glory on Sunday, September 3 at 8 AM. A funeral service is planned Wednesday, September 13, at 12:30 PM. A viewing will be possible before the service beginning at 11:45, and there will be a reception in the church basement after the service. The obituary will be added below after it is finalized.
- Bethany Seminary and College Commencement and Assignments
You can watch the livestream to see the service and find out who has been assigned as a new teacher at Lakewood Lutheran next year! Here are the details.
The Bethany Seminary graduation and call service will be livestreamed Wednesday, May 9, at this link: https://blts.edu/2023-
seminary-commencement-and- call-service/. The service will begin at 2 PM Pacific time.
- Congregational Singing Practice
Update: Our next scheduled congregational singing practice will be Wednesday, April 12, at 5:00 PM.
Our experience with music has changed over the centuries. Lutheran services have made heavy and constant use of music to beautify the service and support the preaching of the gospel and the response of the congregation. This kind of service crosses the boundaries of cultures and unites churches of the Lutheran Confession in a way that also identifies them, while also showing the way Lutherans critically respect other Christian musical traditions. By request, we are planning to get together Saturday, February 4, to practice the skills that a Lutheran congregation uses in its services. All are welcome. If you have your own Hymnary you might want to bring it, along with a pencil. Come and reclaim God’s gift of music for the enjoyment, beauty, and ultimate comfort of His Church!
- ✠ Moses Lai ✠
This announcement is from the Parkland Lutheran Church “Bench”:
The Lord called ✠ Moses Lai ✠ to his eternal rest on Thursday, December 29th. Moses is the father of Ga-Wing Obenberger and Shu Ting Lai, the principal at Bethany, Port Orchard. You are invited to the Committal at Parkland Lutheran Cemetery on Sunday, January 15 at 1:00 PM, followed by the Memorial Service at Parkland Lutheran Church at 2:00 PM. Blessed be his memory.
- Midweek Advent Services Lead Us to Christmas
This Advent Season if you would like to take a break in the sanctuary of the Lord from the seasonal rush, join us for a prayer office on each Wednesday evening at 6:45 PM. We will use a modified form of Vespers, possibly with parts a capella (voices only) and parts with alternative accompaniment (like perhaps acoustic guitar). These Advent Wednesdays fall on Nov. 30, Dec. 7. Dec. 14, and Dec. 21.
- Lakewood Lutheran Students to Sing in Service on Oct 23, 2022
The Lakewood Lutheran School students have been working on a total of three songs for the upcoming Sunday service. Besides these, they also have a weekly hymn that is practiced daily and used in the weekly chapel service. Come for the 10:30 AM sevice time on October 23 to hear the students sing!
- Sermon Archive Locations
Until June, 2022, we had been linking sermons from this website to YouTube. We may begin to do that again as time permits. But the more direct way to find the video recordings of our sermons and services is through YouTube itself. The YouTube icon link at the top of our website will take you directly to our channel. The Facebook icon link takes you to our Facebook page, where you may also find recent service recordings.
- Divine Service now at 10:30 AM year round, Bible study at 9:45.
In the summer of 2022, our service times shifted to 10 AM, with no Bible class. Prior to that, we had been starting at 10:45 AM, with Bible class starting at 10. The later time was a continuation from when Lakewood Lutheran shared a pastor with Our Redeemer in Yelm, and in the pastoral vacancy that followed.
After Labor Day in 2022, we now intend that our service time will remain at 10:30 AM throughout the year. Our limited research shows that families with children tend to appreciate a little time in the morning before church. This especially applies in the Pacific Northwest, where the most convenient times for families seem to be between 9 AM and 11 AM. But at the same time, those families tend to appreciate when a service doesn’t go too late in the morning. Again, it seems than PNW families find convienient times about an hour later than those elsewhere. Those who haven’t taken the survey may do so here.
Bible study begins at 9:45 AM sharp. Those who would like to share coffee, treats, and conversation before Bible study are encouraged to come at 9:30.
- 2022 Mission Rally
Who Circuit 12 (ELS churches in Oregon and Washington)
What The annual Rally organized by the Women’s Missionary Society Pacific Northwest Region to determine (by vote) the mission recipients of the funds accumulated for the past two years. And to share a Friday dinner and Saturday continental breakfast, lunch, and bag meal to go.
Fee: $10.00 …Women, Pastors and guests…Free
Where: To be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church – 230 Buysman Way, Grants Pass, OR
Friday – September 23 6:00 PM
Saturday – September 24 8:00 AM
Registration: By September 1
- Registrar: Linda Reis
- Registration DEADLINE: September 1, 2022.
- Please specify: Attending Friday, Saturday, or both.
Why: To meet and hear from two guest speakers Friday and Saturday:
- Reverend Thomas Heyn – Administrator for World Outreach
- Reverend Brad Kerkow – Administrator for Home Missions
To elect new officers for the Women’s Missionary Society Pacific Northwest Region:
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
Contact information has been sent by email to our church mailing lists.