Monday, August 22, 2011

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church - Aug 21-28


Today
9:30 am Hospitality Fellowship Hall

10:00 am Sunday Worship Fellowship Hall
Afternoon Fun Day at Lake Elmore

Tuesday:
11:30 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall


Wednesday:
7:00 pm Trustees Parlor


Thursday:
7:00 am Prayer Group Parlor

9:00 am Dialogue Deadline

Sunday:
9:30 am Hospitality Fellowship Hall 10:00 am Sunday Worship Fellowship Hall

11:00 pm Good Samaritan Dinner Dedication Fellowship Hall
4:00 pm Beth Jacobs Dinner Fellowship Hall


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.

Announcements- posted on the website Mondays at 9:00am. www.bethanychurchvt.org

Food for the Montpelier Food Pantry Each month the Outreach Board focuses on collecting one type of food (as per request of the pantry). People may give any type of food, it too will be collected and blessed and sent. For the month of August our focus food is cereal.

The Good Samaritan Haven Dinner- is coming up on August 28th. Today is your last chance to sign up to share the gift of good food (maybe not marrow) and drink (maybe not well aged wine) with our neighbors at the shelter. Even if we don’t prepare the feast exactly as God ordered, for the mountain-top picnic, we can temporarily lift a shroud of despair and sadness by showing the folks at the Haven that there are people eager to welcome them to a table filled with lovingly prepared food. The sign up sheet will be in the Social Hall both before and after Worship and on the bulletin board in the hallway during the week. Your help with this ministry is greatly appreciated!!




August worship: Come and explore HOSPITALITY as part of the Christian faith. We will be able to see each others' faces, hear what they say, and break bread together. Come at 9:30 for hospitality. The worship service will focus on prayers and scripture as a living word. We will have communion each time. And some good music. The 17th Annual Lawn and Bake Sale- will be held on September 17 and 18, 2011. This is a fun and rewarding event to support our many ministries and connect with the local community. Thank you to all who have already signed up to help. More helpers will be needed Sept. 12-19 - - We especially need folks to SORT & PRICE on Monday and Thursday evenings (or anytime), SETTING UP THE TENT Friday noon, SETTING UP SATURDAY MORNING, working as CASHIER downstairs on both days, CLEANING UP Saturday at 4, Sunday at 3, and Monday at 9. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board in the hall with many types of positions available. Yes, we will need bags. DONATIONS of clean items in good working order are welcome 9/13 - 9/15 8am - 8pm, also Monday 9/12 2 - 8pm. We cannot take donations on Friday 9/16. We cannot accept encyclopedias, Readers Digest, downhill skis/boots, outdated baby gear, mattresses, boxsprings, tires, analog televisions, computers, or computer monitors. Flyers with all the details are available in the Narthex. This is a perfect way to give back to Bethany and get to know each other better - It's fun and uplifting - and only four weeks away - - JOIN US!!

PINS backpacks-Due Today!

Please can you help? The Bethany Bowl is still looking for a cook or several cooks to cover the second Tuesday's luncheon. Presently we are covered through October with several people taking ONE turn. If that might work for you, see, call (476-4277) or e-mail (conradrowell@aol,com) Phyllis Rowell for more details. Believe it or not, we do have fun!

Once again the Share Fair- will be happening on November 5 and once again we are asking for contributions for the Bethany Booth which offers items made by the many talented people in Bethany Church. What can you offer? Please let Phyllis Rowell know (476-4277) or conradrowell@aol.com Many thanks!

Today is Fun Day at Lake Elmore! Join your church friends for an afternoon at the beach! After church today we will gather at Lake Elmore for swimming, chatting and good fun! Bring what you need for an afternoon at the beach and perhaps some snacks to share. Admission to the park is $3 for adults, $2 for children 4-13.

Bethany Bowl- August 9, Fed 112, Head Cooks: Joan Barrett and Tom Lever with help from Rachel Lever and her friend,Greg. Dishwasher: Gary Rogers Volunteers: Chris Terry, Anne DeVaughn, Pete Gomez, Mark Pitton, Anita Rogers, and Phyllis Rowell. Thanks to John and Donna Hall for wonderful fresh garden vegetables. One guest told Phyllis: this is the only luncheon he comes to regularly because we have fresh food and are all so friendly. Thank you all!