Friday, April 11, 2014

KIOSK! April 10-20


The Season of Lent
Palm Sunday

from John chapter 12

Sermon: "Welcome to Jerusalem"
Music: Second Sunday Concert with Bill Fraser
In Worship: "The Palms", Faure; Cantate Hodie! (Vocal Trio) Lightfoot; "Watch the Lamb" (Skip Potter soloist with the 3 Amigas) by Boltz;
Education: Book Study on "The Last Week"
Youth: Bethany Cup for Breakfast

This Week At Bethany
April 10-20

5:30 pm Dinner and Variety Show!

8:30 am Bethany Cup
9:30 am Second Sunday Concert with Billy Fraser
10:00 am Worship-Palm Sunday
10:15 am Sunday School
11:15 am Hospitality
11:30 am Book Study

5:00 pm Visioning Committee

11:30 am Bethany Bowl

6:00 pm Habitat For Humanity

7:00 am Spiritual Exploration Group
10:00 am Maundy Thursday Worship at Gary Home
11:45 am Brown Bag
1:00 am Maundy Thursday Worship at Heaton Woods
2:00 pm Property Board
6:30 pm Choir
7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Service Chapel

Devotionals on Web site

6:00 am Easter Sunrise Service    Vermont College Green  
10:00 am Easter Sunday Worship
10:15 am Sunday School
11:00 am Hospitality


Art @ Bethany
The exhibit will be open each day from 10 am - 8 pm in the chapel. Closes after this Sunday.!


Second Sunday Concert
A little bit of beauty and fun found in the music of Bill Fraser. Join us in the Chapel at 9:30. One of the under appreciated things at Bethany.

Palm Sunday BETHANY CUP!
Sunday, April 13th – 8:30-9:30 am
Come for warm, homemade muffins,
 great coffee, yogurt parfaits, 
an oatmeal bar, and artisan bread for
$5 for full breakfast
$3 for coffee and a muffin

Nina Merriam will be competing for the title of Miss Vermont at the Barre Opera House on Saturday, April 26 at 7pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for Seniors and $16 for students and are available on the BOH website or at the door. Audience support makes a big difference for these amazing women while they are on stage. Nina came in First Runner Up last year - this might be the year she wins it all! Be there to cheer her on!

Bethany Bowl
On April 8th we missed Phyllis again this week but we hear she is recovering. She made the menu for us and we served 2 NECI soups, macaroni and sauce (with or without meat), tossed salad, apple sauce, assorted desserts and assorted beverages.  Joanne did the shopping, John was head cook, Judi  was support cook and we had lots of wonderful helpers-Judy, Gary, Conrad, Erik, Ira, Chris, Anne and Tom. We served about 75-people which are less than our usual number so hopefully, as the weather gets better, the need lessens.  We need plastic containers with good lids to send leftovers home with the folks so if you have any to share, they would be gratefully appreciated.

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) has the theme "We Are One".  We are all connected in God.  Our participation connects us to Church World Services and nine denominations working for the poorly clothed and fed, those lacking resources or training to support themselves.  They work during disasters.  You can help by donating on Palm Sunday, April 13th.

Annual Variety Show &
San Antonio Grande Fundraiser Dinner
School Children in El Salvador
Variety Show Supper - Saturday, April 12 at 5:30 - Who makes the BEST macaroni and cheese?
Jim Conneman thinks he does!  Enjoy Jim's homemade mac'n'cheese, and that of his "competitors," at this comfort foods supper.  Homemade baked beans is also on the menu (and guess who thinks his are #1?).
There will be salad and veggies, and cake and ice cream.  $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, $30 max. for a family.  All proceeds go to our San Antonio Grande ministry.  See you there!

Annual Variety Show! Saturday, April 12th!  If you would like to have an Act in the show, please contact Joanne Hardy ( You will not find a more appreciative audience.  Come for the food!  Come for the show!  All are welcome!   And remember--the show is free!

Food Pantry
Gather Food, especially canned veggies and fruits, for the Montpelier Pantry. Collecting and blessing on April 27.

Sue Maywood went to California and wrote a book. Maybe a cliche, but heck, she wrote a book!
The trilogy is entitled Scraps of Time, and the first volume is The Hunting Horn.  It is appropriate for middle school-aged children, but she thinks that adult readers will enjoy it too, especially readers who like historical fiction.
Please go to for a lengthier description of the story.

Open Invitation-
Sunday after Easter, all are welcome to attend a presentation on end-of-life issues and advanced medical directives. Place: The Church Of The Good Shepard (the grey stone church) across from the gazebo in downtown Barre. Time: 11:30 am. Speaker: Cindy Bruzzese, Executive Directive of The Vermont Ethics Network. For more info call Goddard Graves @ 802-456-1177