Monday, February 7, 2011

Weeks Events

This Week At Bethany Church – February 6-13

10:00 am Sunday Worship Sanctuary

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
11:00 am Bethany Book Group Youth Room
3:00 pm Lynette Combs Concert Sanctuary

11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall

5:00 pm Choir Coaching Choir Loft

7:00 pm Deacons Parlor

7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

11:00 am Worship Service Gary Home
11:45 am Brown Bag Parlor
1:00 pm Worship Service Heaton Woods
6:15 am Bell Choir Choir Loft
7:00 pm Choir Choir Loft

10:00 am Worship Sanctuary

11:00 am Hospitality Parlor
7:00 pm Youth Group Twin City Lanes


Announcements- If you would like to have your announcement printed in the bulletin, please have it into the office by 9:00 am Thursday morning.

Super Bowl Subs! Don't forget to pick up your Super Bowl Subs and salads today after worship! Enjoy the game!

Souper Bowl XLV, Steelers v. Packers- Vote for your favorite team by putting your contribution in one of the soup pots at the rear of the church this morning. Gifts will support the Bethany Bowl and the Montpelier Food Pantry. Thanks! - from the Outreach Board

The Brown Bag is beginning the study of Bishop Katherine Schori's book: The Heartbeat of God, Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything. This study is strongly recommended by Joan Chittister OSB, (one of our favorite authors in years past) who says: " The Heartbeat of God should be read, studied and discussed in every parish hall of every Christian tradition--so that the renewal of the church may finally, finally begin in a world that knows that the revolution that is Jesus is long overdue."

Card Shower- Esther Short's B-day! Feb. 10th 155 Main Street, Apt 215, Montpelier, VT 05602

The announcements, including some that were only verbal, will be posted to the web site on Monday Mornings at 9:00am.

Bethany Book Group- January's read is Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor, which will be discussed today! February's read is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, which will be discussed on Sunday, March 6th.

Thing Spring-Think Flood-Would you be willing to come to the church at a moment's notice to help move items (tables, chairs, etc) out of the basement in case of a flood emergency? Leave your name in the church office. Gary Rogers will be the initial contact person Thanks!

The Sunday School is beginning a two-week unit on the story behind the hymn Amazing Grace. On February 20th and 27th we plan to watch a movie, The Prince of Egypt, during class. We are having a great time with the children and youth of this congregation!

Concert The Bethany Center for the Arts- presents Lynnette Combs, organist, playing a program titled "Northern Lights" at Bethany Church, 115 Main St in Montpelier, today at 3:00 PM. Admission by donation, at the door. This is a recital of solo pipe organ music from Scandinavia and the Baltic countries. Music from the 17th through the 21st centuries will be heard, from Buxtehude to Part to Grieg. The influence of long days and short nights, as well as short days and long nights, can be heard in pieces such as "Geminorum Kastorum" which

is based on the movements of the stars. Lynnette Combs is organist at the First Baptist Church in Burlington and is well-known to Central Vermont audiences as an organist, harpsichordist and accompanist. In 2002 she was named Artist of the Year by the Vermont Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In 2010 she gave the Katherine E. Dopp recital at First Baptist Church in Burlington and the Samuel B. Whitney organ recital in Woodstock. This is her fourth year of giving organ recitals throughout Vermont. In the coming months she will present a program of music based on dance forms and music.

Bethany Bowl, Tuesday, February 1, 2011: Fed 100, Head Cook: Phyllis Rowell, Dishwasher: Conrad Rowell with lots of help from Meri Nielsen Volunteers: Darlene Colby,Pat Seivwright,Corky Nielsen, Cleo Facos. Pete Gomez, Sandy (a community diversion helper) and three MHS students. These MHS students are part of a "soup kitchen club" at the high school. We are fortunate to have their support.

Bethany Bowl Cook Book- Coming May, 2011! Want to submit recipes? We would like you to submit 3-5 (or more if you want; but we can't guarantee we will use them all) recipes for inclusion. Forms are available on the table in the Narthex AND in the Church office. Look for potentially more ways to access the submission form in the upcoming Dialog. We will be collecting the forms through Sunday, February 27th. You can also pre-order your cookbook(s) on the recipe submission forms. We estimate the cost to be between $10 and $12. Questions? See Judy Ribolini, Vera Winter, Kathy Cowens or Jim Conneman.