Sunday, February 11, 2018   … 11am Service

We welcome everyone to our worship this morning.
If you are a visitor,
we are pleased to have you with us today.
May our worship together be meaningful to us all.

A big welcome to:
– Malakai Allan Edsel Squibb, child of Jessica Slade and Joshua Squibb
– Karl Darren Davis, child of Rebecca Clarke and Matthew B. K. Davis

Our Bulletins today have been donated to the Glory of God and in loving memory of:
– our precious daughter, Valerie Marshall … love Mom and Dad – “Forever Remembered and Forever in our Hearts”.
– Ashleigh Parsons … love from Mom Della and Nan Muriel … “We will always love you”.

A donation has been received to the Glory of God and to Bethany United Church from the Carbonear Interfaith Cemetery.

Usher Captain for February: Lew Cole
Ushers for today: Evelyn Snelgrove and Joan Parsons

Rev. Wilson is pleased to respond to invitations for pastoral visits. He is only a phone call away. Office 596-6754, the Manse 596-6137 or by cell at 1-709-668-1018.

This coming week, Rev. Wilson will be in the office on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon. No appointment is necessary. Rev. Wilson will be off this week on Friday and Saturday, unless needed for pastoral emergencies.

If there is anyone who is due for Confirmation on Easter Sunday, please contact Judy at the office at 596-6754 or Rev. Wilson at the manse at 596-6137 or on his cell at 1-709-668-1018. The Confirmation Program will take approximately four weeks and meetings are one day per week.

Our congregation is looking for volunteers to be contact people with NL Conference for Stewardship and Church in the World. This is because of the proposed changes with the dissolution of the districts. For further information contact Danny Button at 596-2180 or 589-7200.
The Worship and Sacrament Committee agreed in their meeting on Wednesday past that, in the interest of safety, we would use artificial candles in any areas of our church where candles are required.
Bible Study is held on Tuesdays at 10:30am. Everyone welcome.
Sundae Sunday will be held next Sunday, February 18th.
The congregation of Bethany United Church is seeking an organist / choir director beginning July 1, 2018. If you are interested, or you know someone who may be interested, please send a resume to the following: Bethany United Church, 2 Church Street, Carbonear, NL A1Y 1A9.
The UCW will hold their Valentine Party on Tuesday, February 13th at 5pm. Reminder to bring along a non-perishable food item for the food bank.

The Carbonear Heritage Society will be celebrating National Heritage Week with an Historic Display at the Carbonear Civic Centre on February 21st from 7 to 9pm. You are invited to bring along your favorite heirlooms to display or just bring along yourselves and enjoy the evening. If you want to include an item please contact president Keith Thomas to describe what you intend to bring so that suitable tables can be provided and bring the item between 3 and 5pm to the lobby of the Civic Centre. Items can be big or small. Call 596-1282 or email Refreshments and music will be provided. Feel free to dress in old fashioned clothing to add to the atmosphere.
Year End Statements have been placed in a box in the foyer and are ready for pick up. If you have already picked up your receipt and your donation to the Memorial Hymn Sing did not show up on your tax receipt, a revised receipt has been printed for you and placed in a “Revised Tax Receipt” box. Please pick it up in the vestibule.
Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 4th at 2pm. We are encouraging as many of our members to attend as possible. We are looking for a Chair and a Vice Chair on Council for the upcoming year. Anyone wishing to offer themselves for either of these positions, please contact Milton Peach or Will Butt.
There will be a Country Gospel Performance at the Freshwater United Church Hall on Sunday, February 11th at 2pm featuring Ches March, Lloyd Gosse and Kimberly Bailey-Tucker. Tickets are $12.00 and available at the door.
Bethany Men will be holding their annual Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 20th.
Bethany Men will be at the Long Term Care Home on Tuesday, February 13th at 2pm and at Luxury Estates on Sunday, February 18th at 2pm.
Communion Preparers and Servers should take note of the changes made to the schedule. A new copy has been printed and on the table for you.
If you are grieving due to having lost someone you love or would like to find out information about grief and the grieving process, there will be a two hour session in the Cafeteria Conference Room of the L.A. Miller Centre on Tuesday, February 13th from 7 to 9pm. For further information call 777-2167 or 777-8972.
2018 Ecumenical Lenten Services are as follows: DATE VENUE PREACHER February 22nd … St. James Anglican Church United March 1st … St. Patrick’s R.C. Church Salvation Army March 8th … Salvation Army Citadel Anglican March 22nd … Bethany United Church R. C. Church All services start at 7:30pm. There will be tea, cookies and sandwiches served at the last service on March 22nd. The host church prepares the tea.
Foodland is once again offering Turkey Bucks. For every $40 spent you will receive 1 Turkey Buck. The Outreach Committee is asking you to donate your Turkey Bucks at Bethany in aid of the Foodbank.
St Vincent de Paul Foodbank is in need of the following: cereal/oatmeal, tin fruit, stew, meatballs & gravy, granola bars and instant coffee. They also accept items such as dish liquid and laundry detergent. Your support is greatly appreciated.
The church office will be closed this Wednesday, February 14th due to a medical appointment in St. John’s.
Office Hours are 9am to 2pm Tuesday to Friday.