This Week’s Bulletin

This Week’s Bulletin

Digital Bulletin December 4, 2022
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Sunday Worship

Prelude: The First Noel
Call to Worship
Joy to the World
Welcome & Announcements
Christmas Day
Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me
Scripture Reading: Genesis 38, 44-47
Whate'er My God Ordains is Right
Communion
2nd Service: Prayer for Gabe Cross
Benediction

Weekly Schedule

View our calendar HERE for the weekly schedule.
Highlights
Christmas Services

We will have a single Christmas Eve service at 4pm this year. Also take note our Sunday service on December 25th and January 1st will both be a single service at 10:00 am. We will also not have Sunday School or Children’s church those Sundays.

Christmas Night of Worship
Sunday, December 04, 6:00 pm

Tonight! Enjoy a special evening of worship as we celebrate the birth of Jesus by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. We’ll also enjoy dessert afterwards.

Membership Class
Sunday, December 18, 9:00 am

During first service in Rm 813. Learn more about Bethany and start your journey to becoming a member of our community. Sign up at bethanycentral.org/membership, or use a response card.

Announcements

Bethany Family News

Our deepest sympathies to Pastor Ritch & Kimberly Boerckel as well as Joy & Joe Unseth on the loss of their mother Lael Boerckel on Sunday, November 27th.

New Members

We want to welcome new members into our church family. They were voted into membership last Sunday.

  • Wanda Beardsley
  • Becca Bowen
  • Brady Bowen
  • Bryson Bowen
  • Ben Clore
  • Hunter Fouts
  • Justin Herman
  • Katie Herman
  • Marilyn Hoyt
  • Rich Hoyt
  • Anne Hoyt
Pickleball Thursday (50+)
Thursday, December 08, 6:30 pm

A Pickleball group for 50’s and above. They meet every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30PM. All skill levels are welcome.

Christmas Gift for Pastors & Staff
December 04
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25

The elders are collecting gifts to express our love and appreciation for our pastors & staff at this special time of year. Envelopes are available at the welcome tables or use the online form.

Hands of Grace Donations
December 04
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25

We are continuing to accept donations for the Hands of Grace ministry partnership with Grace Baptist. Donation tables are up and you can get a shopping list to see what items to donate.

Advent Resources Available Now

Christmas Devotional Books are available in the foyer through Sunday, December 11. Supplies are limited. Only one per family please.

GO Trip Info Meetings

We have two upcoming trips. For more information attend when of the two upcoming info meetings. The Malawi trip meeting will be Dec 4th, and the Ecuador meeting will be Dec 11th. Both meetings will take place after second service in the High School Rm.

Handbell Christmas Concert
Friday, December 16, 6:30 pm

In the High School Rm. Experience the sounds of Christmas through the medium of handbells and choir chimes. Our choir consists of all ages ranging from early grade school through grandparents.

Discussion Questions

Icebreaker
Does your family have any signature dishes?

Discussion Questions
How does regret over sin manifest throughout chapters 38, 43, & 44?
What past sins & consequences have taught you about the bitter aftertaste of regret? What signs of repentant change seem to manifest through Judah in chapters 38 & 44?
What can we do to foster a stronger appetite for repentance in our and each other’s lives? What moments of restoration and reunion does God highlight in chapters 45-47? Have you experienced the blessing of any unexpected restorations or resolutions in your life?

Application Questions
What present sins most tempt you to forget past lessons learned about the bitter aftertaste of regret?
Is there anything keeping you from expressing repentance on a more regular basis or in a more in complete way?
What can you do about the open wounds and brokenness in your life where the restoration you long for appears (or perhaps even through death has in one sense become) impossible?