Welcome to Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church
Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church
We exist to welcome people to Jesus Christ, equip them with a faith that works in real life,
and send them into the world to serve in Jesus' name
***** 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
2020 Council Officers and Members
Lay President Christopher Cornwell
Vic President Carol Wilber
Secretary Venus Louise
Treasurer Jeanette Cornwell
Financial Secretary Dennis Tilison
2018-2020: Annie Poquette, Denise Carpenter, Mark VanDerwerken
2019-2021: Shirley Lawyer, Linda Lange Carman
2020-2022: Jill Attanasio, Yvonne Keller Baker, Mike Taccone
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, Pator Greg Zajac,
Pastor John Knarvik, Deacon Jean Guarino, & Rev. Peter Cook.
Special Offering for January & February
Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley
Please bring what you can give to church with you and put it on the back pew. Items needed are liquid laundry detergent, kitty litter, cat and dog treats, garbage bags, Lysol spray, bleach, sponges, cat and dog food (both wet and dry), rawhides, collars, leashes, etc. Their most recent posts ask especially for laundry detergent and canned dog food with gravy.
SUNDAY SCHOOL - every Sunday from 9:30-10:30am. Teachers are Jillian Hahn and Yvonne Keller-Baker. Classes include learning about Jesus, snacks, games, crafts, and fun. All children ages 3 years through 6th grade are invited to attend!
Some class work will be done online, with occasional live-person classes. Leasders will be Lori Armstrong & Jillian Hahn. We will also involve srudents in church activities. It is not too late to join; anyine in 6th, 7th, or 8th grades is welcome.
Food Pantry - NEEDS RESTOCKING!!!!! Please bring non-perishable items as below!!
Is open the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9-11am. Staffed by volunteers, we thank Donna Schuttig, Jeanne Hay & Luane Mansheffer. If you can serve, talk to Chris or Jeanette. Spread the word especially if you know of someone who needs assistance.
Bring your non-perishable items to church on Sunday. Items needed are CANNED fruit, mixed veggies, carrots, tuna, beef stew, potatoes, yams, beans, and soup. Also coffee, tea, juices, Ensure, pasta, pasta sauce, hot cereal, mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, pancake mix, syrup, jams and jellies. honey, cooking oil, salad dresings, applesauce, dried fruit, rice, graham crackers, macaroni & cheese, popcorn, dried beans, lunch box items, and my favorite, peanut butter.
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 2020:
Pres. Jeanette Cornwell
V.P. Elaine Cooper
Sec. Cathy Caiazzo
Treas. Betty Taccone
Next Meeting: none in 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?
Call 518-868-2868 for more information.
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 - every 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 680 prayer shawls, and 644 have been given away.
Food Pantry - Starting January 2019, will be open the third Tuesday of the month from 9 - 11am. In 2019, the Panrty was used 24 times, feeding 58 people. 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