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April 2017

Be Our Guest Supper

Be Our Guest Supper is on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 4:45 – 5:45pm.  Thank you to everyone who helps with the tasks to make the dinner possible.  The community truly appreciates these meals.

WORSHIP WITH US IN APRIL

“When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, ‘You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified’.”
      Matthew 26: 1-2 (NRSV)

Can you imagine the confusion Jesus’ disciples felt when he made this statement? They had just witnessed his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, with cloaks strewn before him and palm branches waving as people shouted, “Hosanna!” So what on earth was he talking about? Of course, we know how events unfolded: the Last Supper, Jesus’ arrest, Peter’s denial, the horrible death upon the cross, the disciples’ grief and fear. We know the Good News that will come on Easter Sunday, but Jesus’ disciples did not. One of the reasons we celebrate Holy Week is that it gives us the opportunity to walk in their sandals and get a glimpse of events as they saw them. We want to experience that first sacramental communion, and yes, that awful day of crucifixion. We arise on Easter morn with shouts of “Alleluia!” made all the more glad because we endeavored to walk that road, if only for a little while.

Please join us as we continue our Lenten journey.
Wave your palm branch with us at 10:00 on Palm Sunday, April 9.
Share the Last Supper with us at 1:00 and 7:00 on Maundy Thursday, April 13.
Mourn with us at 1:00 and 7:00 on Good Friday, April 14.
Rejoice with us at 8:00 and 10:00 on Easter Sunday, April 16.
Explore what comes next at 10:00 on Sunday April 23 and April 30.

We look forward to seeing you as we grow in faith together.

                                                            Janny M.
                                             
Worship Committee Chair

Third Reformed Thrift Shop is in need of small appliances, lamps, linens - just about everything.

APRIL BIRTHDAYS             APRIL ANNIVERSARIES
Gregory E.         4/04                          Lisa and Guy E.           4/22
Bob E.               4/07
Rena M.             4/09
Polly E.              4/10
Jordan B-E.        4/17
Dan D.               4/20

Mark Your Calendar!!!

Sunday, April 30, 2017 immediately following Worship is the Spring Congregational Meeting.

Items to be discussed include a presentation by Monolith Solar regarding possible savings on electric service for both Bethany and members of the congregation, and the proposed Room for All Welcoming Statement.

Please plan to attend.

Join us for a Community Event with the Congregation on April 30th!

SOLAR 101
Bethany Reformed Church
760 New Scotland Ave

Want to stop paying and start saving?

Learn how Bethany and the congregation can break free from electric bills, reduce environmental impact, and become energy independent!

Refreshments will be provided!

 

 

 

 

Roast Beef Dinner

Saturday

April 22, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

 

 

Roast Beef

Mashed Potatoes

Gravy

String Beans

Cole Slaw

Beet Salad

Rolls and Butter

Dessert Cart

 

Pies

Cheesecakes

Cakes

Etc!


Purchase tickets at the door
                                                          Take-out dinners available

Bethany Reformed Church

760 New Scotland Avenue, Albany

Convenient to Route 85 at Buckingham and Lennox

                                       www.bethanyrc.org                                   482-7998

 

APRIL 2017

     Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

           

1

Regional Food Bank (9 AM)

Al Anon (10 AM)

2

Worship (10 AM)

Clean Team (6 PM)

3

Women's Bible Study (9:30 AM)

Step at a Time (7 PM)

4

Bell Choir (6:15 PM)

Living Clean (6:30 PM)

African Violet Society (7 PM)

Adult Choir (7:15 PM)

5

Helping Hands (10 AM)

New Start Step (7:30 PM)

6

Boy Scouts (6:45 PM)

Nicotine Anonymous (7:30 PM)

7

Painters (10 AM)

AA (7:30 PM)

8

Al Anon (10 AM)

Al Anon Speakers (6 PM)

9

Worship (10 AM)

Clean Team (6 PM)

10

Women's Bible Study (9:30 AM)

Step at a Time (7 PM)

11

Bell Choir (6:15 PM)

Living Clean (6:30 PM)

Ft Orange Stamp Club (7 PM)

Adult Choir (7:15 PM)

12

Couples Recovery (6:30 PM)

Adult Bible Study (6:30 PM)

New Start Step (7:30 PM)

13

Maundy Thursday (1 PM)

Boy Scouts (6:45 PM)

Maundy Thursday Evening Svc (7 PM)

Nicotine Anonymous (7:30 PM)

14

Painters (10 AM)

Good Friday (1 PM)

Good Friday Evening Srv (7 PM)

AA (7:30 PM)

15

Al Anon (10 AM)

16

Easter (8 AM)

Easter Worship (10 AM)

Clean Team (6 PM)

17

Women's Bible Study (9:30 AM)

Step at a Time (7 PM)

18

Be Our Guest Supper (4:45 - 5:45 PM)

Adult Choir (6:30 PM)

Living Clean (6:30 PM)

19

New Start Step (7:30 PM)

20

Boy Scouts (6:45 PM)

Nicotine Anonymous (7:30 PM)

21

Painters (10 AM)

AA (7:30 PM)

22

Al Anon (10 AM)

Roast Beef Dinner (4 PM - 6:30 AM)

23

Worship (10 AM)

Clean Team (6 PM)

24

Women's Bible Study (9:30 AM)

Step at a Time (7 PM)

25

Bell Choir (6:15 PM)

Living Clean (6:30 PM)

Adult Choir (7:15 PM)

26

Helping Hands (10 AM)

Couples Recovery (6:30 PM)

Adult Bible Study (6:30 PM)

Ft Orange Stamp Club (7 PM)

New Start Step (7:30 PM)

27

Boy Scouts (6:45 PM)

Nicotine Anonymous (7:30 PM)

28

Painters (10 AM)

AA (7:30 PM)

29

Al Anon (10 AM)

30

Worship (10 AM)

Congregational Meeting (11:30 AM)

Clean Team (6 PM)