Sunday, June 9, 2024

Liturgist: Sis. Violet Thom/ Scripture Reader: Sis. Alicia Grant

Media Team: Tynisa Caesar, Sanville Vernon, Nevel Burnett, David Thomas, Noah Thomas, Barnet Moriah

Praise Team: Alana Chang, LaTanya Davis, Hugh Fletcher

 Organist: L. Daniel Jean /Drummer: Maurice Facey

Pastor: Dr. Andrea Smith

PRELUDE:                                                                            Organist Daniel Jean

WELCOME:                                                                          Sis. Violet Thom                                                                                    

*CALL TO WORSHIP:                                                       Sis. Violet Thom

 L: Some of us come today with hearts weighed down with anxiety, fear, despair, and hurt. Together we cling to this truth:
P: God’s steadfast love endures forever.

L: Some of us come today with hearts that feel light with relief, joy, comfort, and gratitude. Together we cling to this truth:
P: God’s steadfast love endures forever.

L: Some of us come today not knowing what we think about God, confused and disappointed that the world God made is so full of evils of every kind.

Together we cling to this truth:
P: God’s steadfast love endures forever.

L: Be with us, God, in all that we bring with us as we gather to encounter your unchanging love.
P: We come today to enter the dance of the Trinity, who is immutable in love. Amen.

OPENING HYMN:         “I Stand Amazed in the Presence”          UMH# 371

OPENING PRAYER: (unison)                                                  Sis. Violet Thom

Heavenly Father, we gather this morning with those who love You,
that we might sing Your praises and share Your love with one another.
You have shown Your faithfulness to us every day in ways that we do not always recognize, so we gather today in order to thank You for Your constant watch-care over us. Help us to entrust our lives to You and Your purposes
as we pray in the Name of Jesus Christ, who taught us to pray in the power of Your Spirit, “Our Father. . .”

PRAISE and WORSHIP: “How Great is Our God/How Great Thou Art,

 I Exalt Thee, I Belong to Thee

SCRIPTURE READINGS:                                                   Sis. Alicia Grant     

Old Testament: 1 Sam: 8:4-20 and 11:14-15

New Testament:   Lk: 21: 32-38

The word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.

GLORIA PATRI:           “Glory Be to the Father”                          UMH#70  

WELCOME AND PASSING THE PEACE:                        Sis. Alicia Grant

CHURCH NOTICES:                                                                 Sis. Alicia Grant


SERMONIC HYMN:       “There is a Balm in Gilead”               UMH#375

SERMON:         “ A Generation that Turned Aside”     Sis. Mayleen Frederick

HYMN SELECTION:          “ Take Time To be Holy”               UMH#395

PASTORAL PRAYER:                                                    Sis. Mayleen Frederick    

TIME OF GIVING:                                                                                Sis. Violet Thom        

We welcome your offering for the blessings of the Lord. Offerings can be given to the usher, through PayPal or Zelle type in to find us or dropped off in the church office mailbox.

OFFERTORY: (MARCHING) Please turn to the window and follow the directions of the Ushers.

OFFERTORY HYMN:          “Give and It will come back to you”                                                                                

DOXOLOGY:  “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty” UMH#64 (V2)

PRAYER OF DEDICATION:                                                  Sis. Violet Thom

God of all creation, in humble gratitude, we offer our gifts, celebrating your steadfast love that endures forever. As we reflect on your faithfulness, help us align our hearts with your divine rhythm. Guide us to sing your praises boldly, inviting others to join in the song of your love. Amid trials and triumphs, may our worship be a testament to your enduring grace. As we acknowledge our human frailty, reassure us of your unwavering presence. Lead us in the work of your hands, empowering us to love as you do. Bless these offerings, magnifying your love in our community and beyond. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN:               “Tis the Old Ship of Zion”                UMH# 345                      

BENEDICTION:                                                                Sis. Mayleen Frederick    

This is the faith that Christians proclaim:
The power of God that created the world is the power of love. The power in Jesus that rescues the world is the power of love. The power in us that changes the world is the power of love. Therefore, I bid you go in the name of love. Amen.


Upcoming Events:

Come out; invite others to an Evening of Jazz

on Friday, July 26 & Aug 23, at 8 pm

Travel with Bethany UMC to Ghana

August 14 – August 22, 2025. The cost is

$5,500 (Double Occupancy)

A deposit of $550 is needed by June 16, 2024.

The church council meeting for the second quarter will be held on Saturday, June 29, at 12:00 pm.

Please make every effort to attend and present your reports, which will close out the first six months of the year, and discuss plans for the rest of the year.

We will begin our Summer hours with Service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 14. We will resume our 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 8th, with Communion on that Sunday. 

Save the Date: Join the Pastor for a Prayer Conference on Saturday, July 13th, at 11 a.m. The donation is $50, and all checks should be made payable to Pastor. You can also register on Eventbrite. The conference will be held at Bethany and is in-person only. Registration for the event will be on Sunday, June 16th, after the morning service and every Sunday thereafter until the conference.

The United Women In Faith meets every 3rd Saturday of the month. The next meeting will be on Saturday, June 15 at 3 pm

Trip to Sight & Sound in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to see ‘Daniel’

            Saturday, December 7th, 2024

The bus departs the church at 7:00 am sharp

Tickets – Adults – $250.00 Children (6-12) $210.00

Deposit – $50 required by July 28th Final payment due by October 27th.

Money to be given to Sister Antoinette Anthony; Sister Jennifer Joseph; or Sister Gayle Isles

Pastor invites you to 40 days of Revival. It is not too late to join.  Join her Monday through Friday @ 7:00 am 

Conference Call # 267-807-9601

Access 843974659#

Graduation News

 Please note that the email address for any business solicitations related to the graduates is

The graduation presentation will be on June 21 and June 23, 2024. The cost of the event is $25.00 for children under the age of 13 and $50.00 for everyone else. Please note that the deadline for submitting photographs and inspirational words is June 2, 2024.

If you have any questions or concerns, please see any member of the graduation committee.

“Women of Purpose….. Walking By Faith”. 

The Women’s Ministry would like to invite you to a

Soca/Caribbean Party and Dinner@ Bethany, June 15, 2024,

from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm,. Tickets are $25.See any member for tickets

Food/drinks will be an additional cost.

Vacation Bible School will be July 8 – 12, 2024. Please see Sis. Alicia, for information and to sign up your children.

United Women In Faith

Invites you to their Luncheon Show “One Slight Hitch” on Saturday, September 21, 2024, at The Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, NJ.

Cost per Person: $135.00 Final Payment is due August 18, 2024

Deposit $30.00 due June 29, 2024

Please make all checks payable to UMW OF BETHANY

Sick and Shut-In List

Thelma Martin718-251-2903
Emily Isles718-346-0817
Eastlyn Welch718-774-3955
Pauline OsborneFour Seasons
Francis McKenon718-434-6918
Grace Gyimah917-334-7105
Sandra Dubois718-774-4836
Jean Best718-778-4179
Amelia Cooper347-406-7270
Hortense Drew718-467-4021
Hilda Dyce718-251-6351
Pinkney Headley718-342-1056
Julita Jermin718-968-0374
Noel Luckain718-451-5114
Joyce Thompson718-649-6550
Sydney Campbell347-204-0850
Queenie Power917-257-0910
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Una Wickham718-773-8645
Silvine Moore718-363-1091
Reginald Lawrence347-792-0159
Caroline Nanton917-789-0722
Carmen Headley718-735-4189
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