Bulletin for December 19, 2021

Bulletin for December 19, 2021

Sunday WORSHIP

  • Prelude: Go Tell It On The Mountain
  • Hope Has A Name
  • Call to Worship
  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  • Joy To The World
  • Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground)
  • Scripture Reading | Micah 5 (page 779)
  • Sermon: A Ruler Shall Come Forth
  • Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
  • Benediction

THIS WEEK AT BETHANY

SUNDAY,DECember 19
  • 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
MONDAY, DECember 20
  • 11:00am | Grandparents @ Prayer
  • 7:00pm | OHOH Focused Fellowship
TUESDAY, DECember 21
  • 6:30pm | Adult Co-Ed Soccer
wedneSDAY, DECEMbER 22
  • No Family Meal, Youth Group or Awana
THURSDAY, DECEMbER 23
  • Church office & building closed
FriDAY, DECEMbER 24
  • Church office & building closed
  • 4:00pm | Christmas Eve Service (nursery for ages 0-2yrs.)
  • 8:00pm | Christmas Eve Service
SUNDAY, DECEMbER 26
  • 9:00am | Combined Worship Service (nursery for ages 0-2yrs.)
    *no 10:30am service

ANNOUNCEMENTs

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
4:00 & 8:00PM

*Nursery (ages 0-2yrs) available at 4:00pm only


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.


BETHANY FAMILY NEWS
SYMPATHY

We express our deepest sympathy to Tim & Angie Delaney on the loss of his mom, Anna Mary, on Dec. 12.


FIRST CUP
SUNDAYS | DECEMBER 26 & JANUARY 2 | 8:30AM

Please plan to join us for a special time of fellowship on December 26th and January 2nd at 8:30am. There will be coffee from Leaves ‘n Beans and treats from Great Harvest. 


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.


WINTER CAMP

High School students! You’re invited to join us for winter camp January 14-16th. This year our focus is THE BOOK OF JOB: GOD ON TRIAL.

Join us at Lake Williamson for exciting games, challenging lessons, great music, and plenty of hang time. Start the new year with a renewed focus on your faith. Contact hannah@bethanycentral.org for more questions!

Registraton is open now! Visit www.bethanycentral.org.

FINANCIAL UPDATE

Weekly Need // $53,804
Received Last Week // $74,715
2021-2022 Budget // $2,797,800

SERMON NOTES

A Ruler Shall Come Forth
Dr. Ritch Boerckel
Micah 5

In the Christmas story God calls attention to . . .

1.     Our sin.

2.     His Messiah’s justice.

3.     His Messiah’s humanity.

4.     His Messiah’s deity.

5.     His Messiah’s salvation.

Three responses to God’s Messiah:

1.     Intellectual affirmation with no internal heart of worship.

2.     Intellectual affirmation with internal hostility.

3.     Joyful worship.

discussion

  • Why does God spend so much time in His Word teaching us about the unhappy subject of our sin?  How is this subject necessary and helpful to us?
  • Why is the Messiah’s humanity necessary?  What benefits do we receive from the Messiah being fully human?
  • Why is the Messiah’s deity necessary?  What benefits do we receive from the Messiah being fully God?
  • What aspect of the Messiah’s salvation causes you to rejoice?