Thursday, April 17, 2014

KIOSK April 17-22


EASTER Sunday!John 20:1-18
Sermon: "Unbound"Music: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth (from Messiah) Handel; Intermezzo by Manfred Schmitz w/ Denise Ricker, flute; Great and Glorious by Franz Joseph Haydn; Hallelujah! from Handel
 Sunrise Service: 6:00 am. Vt. College Green

This Week At BethanyApril 17-24


7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Service in Chapel

Devotionals on Web site

6:00 am. Easter Sunrise Vt. College Green
10:00 am Worship-Easter!
10:15 am Sunday School
11:15 am Hospitality

11:30 am Bethany Bowl

7:00 am Spiritual Exploration Group
11:45 am Brown Bag
6:30 pm Choir

10:00 am Sunday Worship
11:00 am Hospitality

Pictures from theVariety Show and Dinner

Pictures from the Spring Auction


If you would like a chance for some faith reflect on Good Friday, please go to our website. There you will have a chance to consider if this day is mostly about Jesus then or us now. 

Good Samaritan Haven Dinner
This is scheduled for April 27 and we still need two main dishes, two veggies, two salads, one pound of butter and two desserts.

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.  If you would like to be a part of this ministry, simply make a note on offering envelope or check memo line.

Bethany Bowl
APRIL15, 2014,  FED: 81  HEAD COOKS: Joan Barrett and John Hnylka  SOUP GETTER: Tom Lever  DISHWASHERS: Gary Rogers, Erick, and Conrad Rowell  HELPERS: Anita Rogers, Ira Gravatt, Cynthia Latimer, Kathy and Grace, Chris Terry, Anne DeVaughn, Phyllis Rowell.   Joan and John made a great one pot bean dish to which Ira and Cynthia added a tossed salad. Hard boiled eggs, an apple sauce cup along with a NECI soup, desserts and beverages completed the menu. We are still in need of containers for providing leftovers to our guest - any size would be very welcome!

Vermont Conference Annual Meeting

This coming Friday and Saturday, the ministers and delegates from Bethany Church will be attending the Vermont Conference Annual Meeting at the Lake Morey Resort.  The theme of the meeting is "Rooted and Grounded in God's Love."  Delegates from Bethany Church are Stephanie Ratmeyer, Amy Bell, Judi Joy, and Liz Sykas Ringgenberg.  Joanne Hardy and Theresa Lever will also be attending the meeting. Highlights of the meeting will be shard with the congregation through the Dialogue and a Moment for Mission.

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!

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

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.