.Welcome to Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church
Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church
***** WORSHIP TIME IS NOW 9:30 AM *****
****Choir Practice is now at 8:45 AM****
185 Church Street
P.O. Box 273
Central Bridge, NY 12035-0273
518-868-2868 (monitored daily)
Sunday Service @ 9:30am
Pastor-of-record Pastor Greg Zajac
2019 Council Officers and Members
Lay President Christopher Cornwell
Vic President Carol Wilber
Secretary Venus Louise
Financial Secretary Dennis Tilison
Treasurer Jeanette Cornwell
2017-2019: Jillian Hahn, Yvonne Keller-Baker, Michael Taccone
2018-2020: Annie Poquette, Denise Price, Mark VanDerwerken
2019-2021: Shirley Lawyer, Linda Lange Carman
As of June 1, the Wednesday afternoon worship service is on hold.
NEEDED - folks willing to train and serve as Acolytes and Ushers!!!
Please contact Chris Corwell for more information.
We thank our Pulpit Supply Preachers for serving our congregation:
Pastor Jim Crouthamel, Pastor Bill Siiss, Deaconess Mary Rainey, Pastor Dennis Meyer, Pastor Elaine Berg, Deacon Tom Collins, Pastor Rahel Hahn, Pastor Roger Behrens, Bert Mayne
PLEASE SEE TRANSITION INFORMATION PAGE FOR IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS. Now includes 2019 Annual Meeting reports.
February Special Offering - Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley
Items needed are: 30 -gallon garbage bags, dog leashes and collars, chew toys, corner litter boxes, non-clumping cat litter, Dawn dish soap, Canned dog food in gravy, canned cat/kitten food, & bleach.
Prayer Shawl Blessing
Next blessing will be Sunday Feb. 17th during the service. Bring your competed shawls to add to the available collection. If you can't make a shawl, you can still help by donating washable/dryable yarn +/or money to buy some more yarn. Of course they're no good if they're not put to use making someone feel comforted and wrapped in God's love, so please share them with people in need.
Will be open the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9-11am. To be staffed by 2 people from the congregation.
If you can serve, talk to Chris or Jeanette.
Sunday School will meet the 1st & 3rd Sundays at 9:30AM, with the 4th Sunday being Family Worship Day. We need kids, so tell everyone about it!
2019 - 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 6/2, 6/16 is Last Day of Sunday School with a Picnic for kids and families
Did you know? All Ladies of the church are considered members of the Ladies' Auxiliary. Come to our meetings, held on the second Wednesday @ 12 noon . Our meetings open with reading a psalm, then a short story, followed by a discussion of church related items such as our turkey supper and smorgasbord. We close with a benediction (see below). Our meetings are very informal, with plenty of time for visiting with everyone. Come Join Us! We Need Your Ideas And Suggestions!
Officers for 2019:
Pres. Jeanette Cornwell
V.P. Elaine Cooper
Sec. Cathy Caiazzo
Treas. Betty Taccone
Next Meeting - No meeting in January or February
from Carol Zale
As you go your way may Christ go with you.
May he go before you to show you the way;
May he go behind you to encourage you;
Beside you to befriend you;
Above you to watch over you;
Within you to give you peace!
Alzheimer's Caregiving Support Group
Interested in volunteering to help caregivers for 2-3 hours/month?
Yoga - NOTE: NO YOGA during the week of 2/11/19
Stretch along with Venus Louise, RYT as she leads yoga sessions here at Bethany on Tuesdays, now with four one-hour sessions. 9:30 am, 2:30 am, 5:30 am, 6:30 am. Due to the popularity of these classes, please call 518-868-5022 for availability.
Relax and benefit from the harmony of mind and body. $5/session.
Blue Clothing Box
The blue clothing recycling bin is located by the parsonage garage. Bethany is paid 5 cents/pound for these donated items: all men's, lady's and children's clothing, handbags, belts, paired shoes and sneakers, sheets, blankets, towels, bedspreads, draperies, curtains, material, stuffed animals, hats and scarves.
Blue Clothing Box website
Groups and Ministries
Prayer Ministry - daily prayer list, use the yellow file cards and the Prayer Concerns Box on the back table for names and concerns to be passed along to the Prayer Chain.
Choir - Director Carol Wilber. The Choir sings a weekly offering anthem, and lead the congregation in the worship service music and hymns. No audition needed! We meet at church at 8:45 on Sunday mornings.
Sunday School - the first and third Sunday of the month @ 9:30am. Leaders are Jillian Hahn and Yvonne Keller-Baker.
Prayer Shawl Ministry - If you can't knit or crochet, you can still donate yarn or money for yarn. Since we started (May '06), the congregation has blessed 658 prayer shawls, and 590 have been given away.
Food Pantry - Starting January 2019, will be open the third Tuesday of the month from 9 - 11am. Help is needed to staff these hours; please call Jeanette or Chris if you are willing to serve. Canned and boxed goods (nothing that needs refrigeration) are always welcome; you don't have to wait for a special drive.
Albany Maritime Ministry - (as of 5/10) Richard & Marilyn Walker @ 518-872-2622