Tuesday, August 7, 2012

This Week

This Week At Bethany Church - August 5-12

9:30 am Hospitality Fellowship Hall 10:00 am Worship Service Fellowship Hall
11:45 am Bethany Bowl Fellowship Hall

Our Crew in San Antonio Grande
8:00 am Rev. Mark at Bagitos
 7:00 pm Deacons Parlor

11:00 am Worship Service Gary Home
1:00 pm Worship Service Heaton Woods 
3:00pm  Rev. Mark at Three Penny Taproom
El Salvador Travelers Return

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


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

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

Montpelier Food Pantry - For the month of August we have been asked to focus on collecting Canned Meat. Tuna, chicken, corned beef, ham, even spam. Any and all food will be blessed on August 26 and sent to the Pantry.
Rev. Amy looking like she is wearing a stole
Sermons and Worship- If you would like to talk to Rev. Mark about sermons or worship (really anything) but do not want to make a big deal about it, then here are three options.  Wednesday the 8th at 8:00am he will have breakfast at Bagito's on Main Street and be there for an hour. Thursday at 3:00 he will be at Three Penny Taproom working on next Sunday's worship (scripture is Joel 2:23-29) for at least an hour.  Or pick a time and a place and let him know. You can talk about Sundays or something else.

During the summer months- the Bethany Choir meets by the piano at 9:15 AM each Sunday.  All are welcome to join us as we prepare an anthem for the 10 AM service.
What would Bethany be without Hospitality? Sign up sheet is on the Kiosk in the Narthex. Hospitality will be at 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall for the month of August.

Has your Summer Cleaning uncovered donations to the Lawn Sale?  Are you wanting a place for them to stay for the lawn sale   We have a Storage Unit available!  Please contact Joanne Hardy at #223-3246 or joannehardy789@msn.com.

Please call Melitta Maddox or Esther Farnsworth- if you are going into the hospital or having outpatient treatment, we would like to send you cheer and thoughtful prayers. Melitta – 262-1019, Esther – 225-6006. We also visit sick, homebound or grieving individuals.
We Need Your Help!  The Bethany Bowl is again looking for a cook OR cooks on its second
Tuesday of the month. We can be very flexible here.  If you just might like to cook once, that's good, or a couple of times, that's good, too. If someone would care to take on the second Tuesday as a regular mission, that's even more awesome. If interested, you can make the choice. See or call Phyllis Rowell at 476-4277.

Bethany Bowl- AUGUST 1, 2012  FED: 100 HEAD COOK: Joy Facos DISHWASHERS: Tom Lever and Dan Williams  HELPERS:  Phyllis Rowell, Pat Seivwright, Meri Nielsen, Chris Terry, Ann DeVaughn, Pete Gomez.  Joy made Sloppy Joes, cole slaw, egg salad sandwiches and watermelon.  Lots of desserts were given by Onion River Sports from their race on Saturday, and Sue Day gave lots of veggies to which we added a creamy dip. We are still in need of a volunteer(s) to cook a meal on the second Tuesday...even just once would give us a break. Ask Phyllis Rowell for details.

The Prayer Shawl Group- will be meeting on August 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Liz Sykas-Riggenberg. We've been enjoying making our shawls together and hanging out. Come join us; patterns for both knit and  crochet can be found in the church office. 498-7328 for more info.

The 18th Annual Lawn and Bake Sale- will be held on September 15 and 16, 2012. 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. 10-17 - - As usual, we need folks to
  • SORT & PRICE mornings, afternoons, or evenings, 
  • SET UP THE TENT Friday noon 9/14, 
  • work as CASHIER downstairs on both days, 
  • CLEAN 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 good bags - but we already have plenty of hangers. DONATIONS of clean items in good working order are welcome 9/11 - 9/13 8am - 8pm, also Monday 9/10 1 - 8pm.  We cannot take donations on Friday 9/14. 
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 five weeks away - - JOIN US!