South End churches announce Sunday service topics

Pastor Wedeking to give Sunday’s lesson

Pastor Ron Wedeking will speak tomorrow at South Whidbey Community Church on the topic, “The Lord’s Prayer II,” based on the Gospel of John, Chapter 17.

Sunday worship is from 10 to 11 a.m. and is preceded by an adult learning forum at 9 with Stan Walker leading a study in the Book of First Corinthians, and Rick Zapata leading a study in the Book of Genesis: the life of the Patriarchs. These are open classes and everyone is invited.

Home Bible studies are also offered; check the church website for times and locations.

All SWCC sermons and special adult forum events are recorded, and are available at

SWCC is a local independent, non-denominational church that welcomes everyone and gathers for worship at the Deer Lagoon Grange, 5142 Bayview Road.

For further information about the church and services, call 221-1220.

‘Looking Past Appearances’ at Unity

Rev. Joanna Gabriel will give the talk “Looking Past Appearances” at Unity of Whidbey on Sunday.

Appearances have a great deal of importance in our world. We tend to judge a book by its cover, but what do we miss by failing to look past the appearance, or first impression?

All are welcome to join Rev. Gabriel for an interesting exploration of the potential jewels hidden behind that powerful mask of appearance.

Heidi Hoelting will provide the music and Donna Vanderheiden will serve as platform assistant.

A Heart Circle will meet following the worship service.

The service is 10 a.m. Sunday at Unity’s church at 5671 Crawford Road. Visit Unity of Whidbey’s website at for more information.

Blessing of the Animals at UUCWI

In addition to blessing your beloved pets, Rev. Kit Ketcham and worship leader Joann Roomes will share thoughts and stories about animals that play important roles in our lives at the Sunday service for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island.

Please bring dogs on leashes, cats and other small animals in cages, horses in trailers, and goats, sheep, etc. on tethers. Stuffed animals and photos of deceased pets are welcome.

Outdoor animals and any pets not housebroken will stay outside.

All are welcome. The service is at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation meets at 20103 Highway 525, just north of Freeland.

Check for more information.

Teachings of Jesus explored

On Sunday, Aug. 28, the Christian Science service celebrates the teachings of Jesus and explores how those teachings are applicable today.

“Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day,” (I Thessalonians 5:5). “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life,” (John 8:12 from the Holy Bible, New International Version).

The Sunday service will focus on how one can benefit from understanding Jesus’ teachings, while staying mindful of one’s responsibility.

“Implicit faith in the teacher and all the emotional love we can bestow on him, will never alone make us imitators of him. We must go and do likewise, else we are not improving the great blessings which our Master worked and suffered to bestow upon us,” (“Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures”).

Everyone is welcome at this service, beginning at 10:30 a.m., to explore how to “go and do likewise.”

The church is at 15910 Highway 525, just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road.

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