April 12, 2019

A donation has been received to the Glory of God and to the Memorial Fund in loving memory of Father, William Joyce … from Faye and Bob King
Usher Captains for April:  Emma Noel & Louise Drover
Ushers for today: George Power & Bert Parsons
Rev. Simba is pleased to respond to invitations for pastoral visits.  He is only a phone call away.  Office 596-6754, the Manse 596-6137, by cell at 1-709-674-1169 or by email at
The Weekly Budget Givings for Sunday, April 7th  were: $1,893.65
Deadline for Easter Memorials is this Wednesday, April 17th at 2pm.
Senior Choir Practice will be held on Thursday afternoons at 1:30 pm.
Songbirds practice each Tuesday at 6:30pm.
Harmonie will practice on Mondays at 2:00pm
Exercise classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10:30am.   All are welcome.
Bible Study is held on Tuesdays  at 10:30am.  Everyone welcome.
We are looking for two volunteers each Sunday to do set up and clean up for our Coffee & Conversation.  They can be members of the congregation, the choir, or any church committee.   A sign up sheet by date is in the church foyer.   Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Please donate your cans and bottles to Bethany’s recycle account at the Green Depot.  Just drop them off and have them clearly marked for “Bethany United Church”.
Thank you for your support of St. Vincent De Paul Foodbank.  Presently, the shelves are bare of the following: meat balls & gravy, stew and tin fruit.  Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.
We would like to encourage all church groups to share their activities, photos and videos on Facebook.  Please forward them to Glenis Murray at
There will be a Sunrise Service on Harbour Rock Hill on Easter Sunday morning at 8am, followed by breakfast at the church before worship.
The Carbonear Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a shower in aid of the hospital gift shop at St. James Church Hall in Carbonear on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30pm.  Please come along and bring a friend and help support your hospital.
Bethany Men’s Fellowship & Bethany Church will hold their annual Spring Concert today, April 14th at 7pm, featuring lots of local talent.  Coffee will be served following the concert.  Tickets are $10.00.
The congregation is asked to please bring along cookies, if able, for the luncheon following the Gospel Spring Concert this evening.  No sandwiches please.
The congregation is also asked to please bring along cookies, if able, for the luncheon following the Covenanting Service this Tuesday evening.  No sandwiches please.
Bethany United Church is looking for interested young people and/or adults to form a Worship Youth Band.  The only requirement is a love of music.  If you can sing or play any musical instrument, we would love for you to come along and join!  A sign-up sheet is at the back of the Church or have a chat to our Organist Michael or Cody Green.  We hope to have enough interested people to have an initial meeting March.  As well, if you have musical instruments that are no longer being used and would like to donate them to this cause, by all means call Michael at 595-3070 and leave a message or call the Church office at 596-6754.
A Covenanting Service between Rev. Simbarashe Mazhara, The Carbonear Pastoral Charge and First Dawn Eastern Edge Region will take place at 7pm this Tuesday, April 16th here at Bethany United Church.  Guest preacher will be Rev. Wayne Blackwood.  All are welcome.
Canadian Federation of University Women St. John’s is now collecting gently used books.  You can drop off books to the former TD Bank in the Woodgate Plaza, adjacent to Toys R Us on Kenmount Road 11am to 3pm Monday to Saturday, or 1pm to 3pm on Sunday.  All books accepted except for Encyclopedias, Readers Digest, condensed Books, text books, magazines and outdated technology manuals.  The book sale is set for May 6 – 8 at the ReMax Centre Curling Club on Mayor Avenue in St. John’s.
April is Cancer Awareness month – A time to take charge of your health and take care of yourselves.  Call your health care provider to make an appointment and discuss when your next Pap test is due.
Salmon Cove Pastoral Charge will be celebrating Good Friday with a repeat presentation of “The Last Supper.”  This presentation is a joint project of the Riverside Men’s Fellowship Group and the Riverside Senior Choir.  It will be held at Riverside United  in Salmon Cove at 7 pm on Good Friday.  All are welcome.
Scripture readings for April 21st:
Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18 (or Luke 24:1-12)