Bulletin for December 12, 2021

Bulletin for December 12, 2021

Sunday WORSHIP

  • Prelude: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Christmas Day
  • Call to Worship
  • Bethany Family Prayer – Jon Baumann
  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • Come Lord Jesus
  • Scripture Reading | Zechariah (page 793)
  • Sermon: Our Messiah Brings Us Hope!
  • Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
  • Benediction

THIS WEEK AT BETHANY

SUNDAY,DECember 12
  • 9:00am | Worship Service
    Nursery (0-2yrs)
    Sunday School (3yrs-12th grade)
    Adult Bible Community
  • 10:30am | Worship Service
    Nursery (0-2yrs)
    Children’s Church (3yrs-5th grade)
    Adult Bible Community
TUESDAY, DECember 14
  • 6:45am | Men’s Bible Study-Jeremiah
  • 9:00am | Men’s Bible Study-Isaiah
  • 6:30pm | Adult Co-Ed Soccer
wedneSDAY, DECEMbER 15
  • 4:45pm | Bethany Family Meal – Chicken & Noodles RSVP Here
  • 6:00pm | No Youth Group-Youth Leader Christmas Party
  • 6:15pm | Awana
  • 6:30pm | Better Together
FriDAY, DECEMbER 17
  • 9:00am | MOMents

ANNOUNCEMENTs

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
4:00 & 8:00PM

*Nursery available at 4:00pm only


VOTE TODAY
This morning we will be voting on the following people for membership into our church family.

  • Jeanne Ellison
  • Mike & Cara Hanson

HOLIDAY COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICES
DECEMBER 26 & JANUARY 2 | 9:00AM

Nursery available (0-2 years old) – ABCs, Sunday School and Children’s Church will not meet.

* there is no 10:30am service on December 26 or January 2.


STAFF CHRISTMAS GIFTS

The elders are collecting gifts to express our love and appreciation for our pastors and staff at this special time of year. Envelopes are available in the foyer. Gifts will be presented later in December.


YEAR END GIFTS

Thank you for faithfully giving to the Lord’s ministry at Bethany! To have your gift posted in 2021, you may place your gift in offering by Sunday, December 26, or make sure your gift is postmarked or processed online by December 31. Giving Envelopes are available in the foyer.


STAFF DEPARTURE

We would like to thank Kayli Ugorji for her time working as part of our custodial team. We’re thrilled she will still be part of our church family!


BETTER TOGETHER
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS | 6:00pm

Join us next Wednesday in the Prayer Room or on livestream.

  • December 15th-Unique Spiritual Challenges Around Holidays       

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

December 23 & 24 – closed
December 27-January 1 – closed

The office and building will be closed. If you have an emergency, please call the church at 692-1775 as we will be checking messages.


NURSERY HOST

Welcome families as they drop off their little ones on Sunday morning. We have 5 openings for Nursery Hosts. You serve for 30 minutes, just 6 times a year. Sign up on today’s Communication card or contact jill@bethanycentral.org.


SNOWMAN MINISTRY

We are seeking volunteers to help remove snow from the driveways and sidewalks of those who need assistance. Volunteers are paired with a specific household in need of snow removal, so you’ll help the same family each snowfall. To sign up, contact jake@bethanycentral.org.

FINANCIAL UPDATE

In an effort to keep you apprised of the status of our finances and stewardship, we post these updates periodically:

Last Month’s General Fund Income & Expenses
Nov. Income      Nov. Exp.        Nov. Budget
$226,060          $195,267        $233,150

Year To Date General Fund Report:
YTD Income       YTD Exp.         YTD Budget
$1,498,903      $1,532,447     $1,632,050

SERMON NOTES

RETURN TO HOPE
Our Messiah Brings Us Hope!

Zechariah
Dr. Ritch Boerckel

The promised Messiah brings . . .

1.     Hope for a revived relationship with God.  

2.     Hope for a clean heart.  

3.     Hope for the defeat of evil.  

4.     Hope for the gift of the Holy Spirit.  

5.     Hope for an atoning sacrifice. 

6.     Hope for a national repentance and revival. 

7.     Hope for a future kingdom.  

8.     Hope for the return of the King.

discussion

  • What about the Messiah motivates you to treasure Him above everything else in life
  • What is biblical hope?  Why is hope as important as faith?
  • What are some symptoms that our hope is weak?  What are some symptoms that our hope is strong?
  • How might you strengthen hope in your life?