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Week of 8/14/17

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017
6:30 pm    ESL Class—Church Library

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017
11:00 am    LEOH Session—42/43
11:30 am    Bridge—Library
7:30 pm    Choir Rehearsal—Choir Rm


SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017
8:45 am    Contemplative Communion Service—Bride's Room
9:30 am    Sunday School Classes:
Pastor's Bible Study (adults)—42/43
Infants/Toddlers—14/15
Preschool—13
School Age—11
10:50 am    Traditional Worship Service—Sanctuary
Come worship with us this Sunday at 10:50 am in Bethany's Sanctuary.

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Tenacity
Matthew 15:21-28

UMW-UMCOR Health Kit Donations
 
Bethany’s United Methodist Women (UMW) are now collecting donations to make official Health Kits in partnership with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). These kits will provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis around the world. 
 
Donations of the following items for each kit will be gratefully accepted:
  • 1 Hand Towel, 15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches, new.  Kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels not acceptable.
  • 1 Washcloth, new
  • 1 Toothbrush, adult size only. Do not remove from original packaging.
  • 6 Adhesive Bandages, ¾ inch to 1 inch-size common household Band-Aids
  • 1 Bath-size Soap, 3 oz. and larger sizes only. No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content. Do not remove from original packaging.
  • 1 Comb, sturdy and longer than 6 inches. No pocket combs or picks. Rattail combs and combs without handle are acceptable with a minimum of 6 inches of teeth.
  • 1 Metal Nail File or Clippers. No emery boards.
  • 1 Plastic Bag, one-gallon size, sealable bag only
 
Mark your calendar to join us Sunday, August 27th following the worship service to assemble the kits.
Please keep the following in your prayers this week:
  • Bethany and its future
  • Our Nation
  • Teachers, as they prepare for the start of the new school year
  • Elizabeth Boyd: homebound with mobility issues
  • Mary Phillips: surgery for broken ankle 7/20, now in rehab in Clarewood Extended Care Center
  • Mary Kay Baldwin (Jeanette Filardo's cousin in Seattle): died
  • Dr. Bert and Laura Hart: trip to Hispaniola Medical Charity in Dominican Republic
  • Beth Haygood (Holly Hoffmann's aunt): died 8/12; memorial service Thursday 8/17 at St. Luke's UMC
  • Sherri Thomas (BMWS teacher): surgery 8/21
Lectionary Readings for This Sunday, August 20

Genesis 45:1-15
Psalm 133
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-18
Frances Chin                August 15
Joe Key                        August 18

Weekday School Staff
Sherri Thomas              August 16
Jessica Guajardo            August 19
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