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Lenten Study


Throughout the Bible, God interrupts the lives of ordinary men and women, calling and empowering them to lives of service they never could have imagined on their own. Discover how to hear and respond to the unique call God is placing on your life through the stories of ordinary people found in the Bible. The book, Called, by Susan Robb, will examine the lives of the Abraham, Samuel, Esther and Mary Magdalene, Jonah, and the beloved disciple. The same God that called these unlikely characters calls you, too, to bring hope and transformation to the world.


Join us each Wednesday in Lent at 6pm for dinner followed by a Study at 7pm. See you for our next Lent Study on Wednesday, April 5. 

egg hunt

The Bethany Easter Egg Hunt will be on April 1 at 10:00 am rain or shine! There will be egg hunts for multiple age groups, real bunnies (see in picture to the right: Scarlett O’Hare and Rhett Butterscotch), a time to Meet the Easter Bunny, free face painting, temporary tattoos, and free coffee and light refreshments.

Scarlett O’Hare and Rhett Butterscotch

palm sunday

If you are joining virtually please have your bread and wine/juice ready for that time of the service when you watch the live stream or recorded sermon.

In-person that Sunday will have two options: 1) by intinction and 2) using individually packaged communion sets. At the appropriate time, the congregation will be invited to go to a station where each individual can choose to either pick up an individual communion set OR receive a piece of bread to dip it into the cup that is offered. There will also be folks who will bring communion to those who remain seated.


Bethany’s Annual Easter Breakfast, served Easter morning, April 9th in Dickman Hall from 8:30 until 9:45. Come for a yummy breakfast of egg casseroles, vegetarian as well as meat versions. Egg free and gluten free casseroles will be made offsite and available. We will serve these with homemade cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit. Breakfast will be served on a donation basis with ALL profits going to The Fig Tree in Ankara, Turkey. This organization helps Syrian refugees with food and clothing needs, shelter and learning Turkish, which is required to get a job.

We will need your help preparing our breakfast feast. Please consider signing up to help us bake cinnamon rolls, and prepare fruit and casseroles. We will again be selling cinnamon rolls to be picked up on Easter morning. Make everyone happy and take those to your Easter lunch! Download an Order Form by clicking the button below.

ALL ages are needed to bake and set up. If you can help us prepare, please talk to Jody Jones or Alana Mapes. We can get you set up with a time for baking. Come learn how to make tasty cinnamon rolls. Help us support a wonderful Christian organization helping with the refugee crisis in Turkey! Any question, call or text Jody at 503-706-9882.

Easter Breakfast


Lifeworks 21st annual Something to Talk About fundraising breakfast is back! We’re meeting on Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 7:30-8:30 am at the Cascade Crest Banquet (Center at the Oregon Zoo) 4001 SW Canyon Road Portland, OR 97221. During our complimentary breakfast, you will hear stories of recovery, transformation, and inspiration from just a few of the thousands of individuals receiving behavioral health services at Lifeworks each year. To sign up or if you have any questions please contact Janet Smith.

women of the spirit
bible study

“Seeing HIM more clearly to follow HIM more nearly.”


A focus study on the attributes and virtues of Christ as outlined from the book: “The Glorious Pursuit – Becoming who God created you to be” by Gary Thomas.


We will take a fresh look at Jesus attributes and build our understanding of how they apply to us. NO purchase of the book necessary for this study as it is only used as a guide to the listing of attributes.


Please contact Anita Mayer (503-888-2177) to give your email for the ZOOM link if you would like to participate in this study. All are welcome.

The Glorious Pursuit
Christian Education

Christian Education

Sunday School (Godly Play and Adult Education) is now on pause for Spring Break and Easter. Classes return on April 16.

Godly Play – a Montessori based Sunday School for 3 year-olds to elementary age young people. The Godly Play curriculum engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into—and pursuing us in the midst of—Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play practice teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic creative responses to God’s call in our lives. Please join us in the CE Building, Room 10 & 11, at 9am every Sunday!

Adult Education – Join our adults exploring the Scriptures and utilizing “Bible Project” resources in assisting people to experience the Bible in a way that is approachable, engaging, and transformative. Pat Cook leads the class in the CE Building, Room 1 & 2 at 9am every Sunday!

Bethany Kids – A sermon experience for children during worship.  Their “sermon time” is a lesson time that engages their hearts and minds to know the love of God. Children elementary age and younger are invited to participate following the first Scripture reading and returning following the sermon or close to it. 

blood drive

Bethany Presbyterian is co-hosting a Blood Drive with Sato Elementary School and the American Red Cross on April 13th from noon to 6:00pm. Schedule appointments by clicking the button below. If you need any help, please call the church office at 503-645-1166.

Together with PEANUTS®, we’ll remind donors to put kindness into action, and that it’s cool to be kind and help save lives. All who come to give April 1-23 will receive an EXCLUSIVE Red Cross and PEANUTS Joe Cool T-shirt, while supplies last. 

Blood Drive
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 esther circle

Esther Circle (women's bible study) is studying Genesis every 2nd Thursday of the month from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the CE Building, Rooms 1-2. We are looking at the life of Joseph beginning in Chapters 39-40. Study questions are available to any who would like to prepare for our time together. Please contact Launa Zurbrugg ( if you have questions.

Mission &outreach

Kick off the year by joining “Bethany Readers” in supporting Sato Elementary School Kindergarteners from 9:50 am to 10:20 am. You will need to complete the Beaverton School District’s background check. You can go weekly, monthly, or whenever you are in town. If you have questions connect with Jody Jones, Gail Johnson, or Pastor Joanna.

Response to Covid-19

Response to Covid-19

Please click on the button below for more information about Bethany Presbyterian Church's response to Covid-19.

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