Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Cantata--December 17th

The date for this year's Christmas Cantata is Sunday, December 17th.  It will take place during our regular 10:30 AM worship service.  Share this with your friends and family so that they can join us for this wonderful kick-off of the holiday season.  The choir has been busy preparing and it is sure to be a special event!

1st Annual Tree Lighting

On November 26th we had our 1st Annual EBPC Tree Lighting!!  As part of our 200th year celebration we are beginning a new Christmas tradition.  Thanks to all who participated in helping us to bring holiday cheer to the East Bethany community.

Shepherds Game--December 10th

We would like to invite everyone to join us on Sunday December 10th for the Shepherds Game!!  Join us to decipher clues and search for the Baby Jesus.    Fun for all ages!  Dinner provided at 6 PM and the game will begin at 7 PM.   For more information contact the church office.

Memorial Poinsettias

We have begun decorating our sanctuary for Advent and Christmas.  As we have done for several years we will be ordering poinsettia plants.  This year the cost will be $8.00 per plant.
Our Worship Committee will be arranging the plants and they will be on display in the sanctuary during the remainder of Advent.  The plants may be taken home or given to a shut-in after the Christmas Eve service.

If you wish to order a memorial poinsettia, please fill out a form (available in Sunday bulletins) and leave it in the church office no later than Sunday, December 10th.  Payment must be made with your order and checks should be made payable to East Bethany Presbyterian Church.  The list of memorials/honorees will be printed in the worship bulletin for the Sunday, December 17th and the Christmas Eve services.

Contact Us--Updated Nov. 17

Mailing Address:
East Bethany Presbyterian Church
5735 Ellicott Street Rd.
East Bethany, NY 14054

Office phone: (585) 344-2931


Student Supply Pastor:
     Pastor Erin Schubmehl

Clerk of Session:
     Cassie Carlsen (356-4851)

Administrative Assistant
     Susan Boyle (Office:  344-2931, Cell: 704-2495)

Worship & Music Committee
     Mark Barie (356-0945) Chair & Choir Director
     Cassie Carlsen (356-4851)
     Sharon Smith (343-7043)
     Susan Boyle (704-2495)
     Merritt Holly

     Cathie Carlsen
     Sharah DeMena
     Audrey Kellogg
     June Shafer
     Aggie Smith

     Cassie Carlsen

Christian Education
     Megan Logsdon (356-9438)

     Keith Boyle
Buildings & Grounds
     Dave Carlsen
     Phil Tracy (409-1317) *Contact Phil for maintenance/emergency issues

     Doug Heywood

     Susan Boyle (704-2495)

     Dave Carlsen

Monday, March 27, 2017

Save the Date!!

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of East Bethany Presbyterian Church.  Our weekend long celebration will be held on June 3-4, 2017.  Stay tuned for additional information and SAVE THE DATE!!  You won't want to miss this joyous celebration!

Easter Services

Palm Sunday--April 9th at 10:30 AM

Easter Sunday--April 16th at 10:30 AM

Visitors are always welcome! 
 Please invite your friends and family to join us for our Easter services.

Memorial Easter Lilies

Once again we are taking orders for memorial lilies that will be used to decorate our sanctuary for Easter.

The plants are usually 6-10 blooms and the price is $8.00. 

The plants will be displayed on Easter Sunday and you are welcome to take them home after the service to enjoy during the Easter season.  If you would prefer, they can be delivered to a shut-in.

If you wish to order a lily in memory of a loved one or to honor someone you care about, please fill out the order form, available in the church office or your Sunday bulletin.  Return it along with payment to Susan Boyle or drop it off in the church office by Sunday, April 2nd.  Thank You!!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Maundy Thursday Service

Our Maundy Thursday service will be held on April 13th at 7 PM.   

What is Maundy Thursday?  (from Richard Wagner and Kurt Warner)

Within the midst of the Easter season, Maundy Thursday — the Thursday before Easter — is one Christian holy day that many Christians and even many churches often overlook, yet it symbolizes a critically important truth of the Christian faith: Jesus as a suffering servant and the call for his followers to do the same. It also draws a connection between the Passover sacrifice, a Jewish tradition, and Jesus Christ’s sacrificial role on the cross.
The night before Jesus was crucified, he had a Passover supper with his disciples. (Passover is a Jewish holy day that celebrates God’s deliverance of the Israelites from their slavery in Egypt.) After supper, Jesus knew that this would be his final opportunity to instruct his disciples before the crucifixion, so he talked at length about his purposes, what his followers should do in response, and the promise of the Holy Spirit to come. He then washed his disciples’ feet in an incredible demonstration of humility and servanthood. Finally, he gave bread and wine to his disciples and asked them to partake of it in remembrance of him. The act of partaking bread and wine is called Communion (or the Last Supper) today.
The word Maundy (pronounced mawn-dee) comes from the Latin word mandatum, which means “command.” The command that this holy day refers to is the one that Jesus gave to his disciples during the Last Supper:
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just like I have loved you; that you also love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34–35
Along this line, many churches perform foot-washing services on Maundy Thursday as a way to remember Jesus’ command.

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