Womens Service Guild


The Board of Trustees

Interested in sharing your talents in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, lawn care, etc.? If so, please consider volunteering with the Trustees. Bethany has been blessed with a wonderful facility, but it takes many people with a variety of abilities to keep it maintained. Here are a couple of ways you can get involved:


Tuesday Work Nights (beginning at 7:00 pm): The Trustees coordinate these evenings by maintaining a work list, purchasing all parts and supplies, and working with  volunteers to complete projects and repairs to the Church, School, Parsonage, 2 rental properties, and the grounds. Whether you possess a certain skill or are just plain handy around the house, all help is welcome and greatly appreciated.


Summer Landscaping: If you enjoy working around the yard we are always in need of volunteers to keep the grounds trimmed and clean. If you have a green thumb and a desire to serve in this area, please contact the Trustees and we will help you get started. Also, the Trustees typically host a couple Volunteer Days where we all spend a Saturday morning or two working together to spruce up the grounds. Look for announcements of these clean-up days in the Church Bulletin.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email:




Board Members:


Frank Knauss (440) 668-9057

Tim Veres

Ernie Schwartz Jr.

Eric Davenport

Mark Hofener

Brian Golem

The Womens Service Guild


Saturday, April 28th

Spring Rally at St. Mark, Brunswick


June 22-24th

*LWML Ohio District Convention - Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, OH


Consider making this event a part of your summer vacation plans. Bible Study, inspiring speakers, entertainment, friendships— all help to rejuvenate and enrich your life. More information and registration forms will be in the Spring ODE. Watch for it!

The Board of Deacons

The ministry of the Board of Deacons, in partnership with the Pastor(s), provides spiritual care and nurtures for the members of the congregation through the ministry of Word and Sacrament, to include:

• the proclamation of the Gospel and administering of the Sacraments in accordance with sound Lutheran faith,

• the planning and supervision of worship services,

• the instruction and confirmation of believers,

• the encouragement of the sick and needy,

• the cultivation of unity in the Body of Christ, and

• the maintenance of Christian discipline.


The Board of Deacons meets monthly to study the Scriptures and to plan the Spiritual Care of the congregation.  Deacons are organized into teams of about four Deacons each and serve each month to support worship services.


To provide spiritual care to members, the Board of Deacons has established Deacon Care Districts within Bethany congregation.  Under this Care Ministry, members and member families are grouped into geographical Deacon Care Districts.  One Deacon is then assigned to care for the members of each District.


Please take advantage of Bethany’s Deacon Care District ministry in the following ways:

• Introduce yourself to your Deacon at worship or other Bethany events.

• Contact your Deacon with any special circumstances such as hospital stays, sicknesses, and joys.

• Contact your Deacon with any special prayer requests for yourself and your family members.

• Contact Deacon with concerns about Bethany or when information is needed.


See the Deacon Roster for a list of the Deacon Care Districts.  See Resources/Forms for Roster and contact information.