Bulletin for November 21, 2021

Bulletin for November 21, 2021

Sunday WORSHIP

  • Prelude: Be Thou My Vision
  • In Christ Alone
  • Call to Worship
  • Come Lord Jesus
  • The Lord Is My Salvation
  • Scripture Reading | Zechariah 12:1-13:1 (page 798)
  • Sermon: The Spirit of Grace
  • We Will Feast In The House Of Zion
  • Benediction

THIS WEEK AT BETHANY

SUNDAY, November 21
  • 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
  • 11:00am | Grandparents @ Prayer
TUESDAY, November 23
  • 6:30pm | Adult Co-Ed Soccer
wedneSDAY, November 23
  • No Evening Activities
THURSDAY, November 25
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

ANNOUNCEMENTs

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
BOXES DUE BY NOVEMBER 21

Bring great joy & Good News to children in need around the world. Ready made boxes are available in the foyer.


MEMBERSHIP – UPCOMING VOTE
NOVEMBER 28

We are excited to vote on the following people for membership into our church family next Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact an elder.

  • Patty & David Bendt
  • Cheryl & Paul Eisenmenger
  • JaNae & Luke Hoerr
  • Alex Hoover
  • Kaitlyn LeBron
  • Jairus Lin
  • Robin & Darwin Stahl

GO PARTNER GIFTS

In November we collect an offering for our GO Partners’ Christmas Gifts. Envelopes to contribute to this collection are available on the tables in the foyer, or in your ABC rooms

Our GO Partners express appreciation for the church’s generosity every year. On their behalf, thank you so much for blessing them in this way.


LIBRARY
ROOM 810

The updated Library is now open! Please check ou thi sbeautiful new room and the available resources it offers.


NURSERY FOR CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
DECEMBER 24 | 4:00PM

We would like to provide nursery for our families during the 4pm Christmas Eve service. If you are willing to serve, please sign up on today’s Communication Card or contact jill@bethanycentral.org.


BETTER TOGETHER
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS | 6:00pm

Starting December 1 – Few occasions present us with such impactful opportunities & challenges as the holidays. We’ll spend three weeks in December considering some ways followers of Jesus can ready themselves to make the most of the Christmas season.

  • Doing Devotions & Advents with Others
  • Gospel Sharing & The Holidays
  • Unique Spiritual Challenges Around Holidays

Better Together will meet in the Prayer Room during the month of December.         


FAMILY NEWS
SYMPATHY

We express our deepest sympathy to Beth & Roger Fitch on the loss of her mom, Billie Johnson, on November 4.


CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Wednesday, Nov. 24 – closed at Noon
Thursday, Nov. 25 – closed
Friday, Nov. 26 – closed

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

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


CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONS

Christmas devotional books are available at a table in the foyer. Supplies are limited so only one per family please.


SAVE THE DATE! – CHRISTMAS

12.05 – Christmas Night of Worship at 6pm
Dessert Fellowship after

12.24 – Christmas Eve Services at 4 & 8pm

12.26 – Combined Worship Service at 9am
(nursery only-no ABCs, Sunday School or Children’s Church)

01.02 – Combined Worship Service at 9am
(nursery only-no ABCs, Sunday School or Children’s Church)

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

FINANCIAL UPDATE

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

                 October               YTD

Income     $225,192         $1,272,843
Expense    $219,702         $1,337,180
Budget      $233,150         $1,398,900

SERMON NOTES

RETURN TO HOPE
The Spirit of Grace

Zechariah 12:1-13:1
Dr. Ritch Boerckel

  • The LORD who ordains our future.  12:1
  • The LORD ordains a future battle.  12:2-3
  • The LORD ordains a future deliverance.  12:4-9
  • The LORD ordains a future repentance.  12:10-14
  • The LORD ordains a future cleansing.  13:1

discussion questions

  • Why should a modern day Christian be interested in promises that God made long ago to the nation of Israel?
  • How does knowing God’s nature and promises help you to look with hope upon your future?
  • What does Zechariah 12:10 teach us about repentance in our own lives? 
  • Do you think a believer’s life should be marked by continual repentance of sin?  Why or why not?