Bulletin for October 17, 2021

Bulletin for October 17, 2021

Sunday WORSHIP

  • Prelude: I Stand Amazed
  • Call to Worship
  • God Is For Us
  • Great I Am
  • Scripture Reading | Zechariah 4:1-14 (page 794)
  • Sermon: BY GOD’S SPIRIT
  • Communion
  • We Will Feast In The House Of Zion
  • Benediction

THIS WEEK AT BETHANY

SUNDAY, October 17
  • 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, October 18
  • 11:00am | Grandparent’s @ Prayer
  • 4:00pm | Ladies’ Bible Study: Zechariah
  • 7:00pm | OHOH Focused Fellowship
TUESDAY, October 19
  • 6:45am | Men’s Bible Study: Jeremiah
  • 9:00am | Men’s Bible Study: Isaiah
  • 9:00am | Ladies’ Bible Study: Romans
  • 12:00pm | Ladies’ Bible Study: Heaven
  • 6:30pm | Ladies’ Bible Study: God of Deliverance
  • 6:30pm | Adult Co-Ed Soccer
wedneSDAY, October 20
  • 4:45pm | Bethany Family Meal-Chicken
  • 6:00pm | Youth Community Event Night
  • 6:15pm | Awana
  • 6:30pm | Better Together
THURSDAY, October 21
  • 9:00am | Grandparenting Conference
  • 9:00am | Ladies’ Bible Study: God of Deliverance
  • 9:00am | Ladies’ Bible Study: Truthfilled
  • 7:00pm | MOMents Mom’s Night Out
FRIDAY, October 22
  • 9:00am | Grandparenting Conference

ANNOUNCEMENTs

MEMBERSHIP CLASS
OCTOBER 30 | 8:00-11:00AM

Interested in learning more about Bethany or becoming a church member? Attend this one-day class! If you are interested in attending or have any questions, email dianna@bethanycentral.org.


TRUNK OR TREAT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH | 6:00-8:00pm

Join the Youth Group for a fun event in the church parking lot. Bring candy, decorate your car and kids wear your costumes! If you would like to participate, let us know. All are welcome! Contact: hannah@bethanycentral.org.


GRANDPARENTING SUMMIT
OCTOBER 21 & 22 | 9:00AM-4:00PM

Bethany Baptist Church will be presenting the Legacy Grandparent Summit. Grandparents around the country will join together for two days tailored to help them grandparent with purpose. Cost is $39 for one day or $59 for both days, lunch is included. Register at legacycoalition.com/summit or pick up a brochure in the church lobby.


FOCUSED FELLOWSHIP
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 | 7:00-9:00PM

Women anywhere in the process of foster care and/or adoption are invited to this informal time of encouragement, fellowship and prayer.


CAR CARE DAY
NOVEMBER 6

We invite our seniors, female singles and college students to bring their car on November 6th for an oil & filter change along with basic inspection. Contact Chaz Ruppman at 309-696-2727.          


FAMILY MEALS
WEDNESDAYS | 4:45-5:45PM

This week is chicken dinner. Cost is $3 for individuals with a $15 max per family. Please be sure to RSVP on today’s Communication Card, your MyBethany, or by calling the church office. The rest of the fall dinners are in Arena. Sign up now!


CEF FUNDRAISER – REVIVE US AGAIN
OCTOBER 30 | 6:00PM

Child Evangelism Fellowship is having a fundraiser at Grace Presbyterian Church featuring The Kramers. Doors open at 5:30pm and concert begins at 6:00pm. Tickets are not required. You can also live-stream the event at cefofillinois.com


FINANCIAL UPDATE

  • Weekly Need // $53,804
  • Received Last Week // $61,520
  • 2021-2022 Budget // $2,797,800

SERMON NOTES

RETURN TO HOPE
By God’s Spirit

Zechariah 4:1-14
Pastor Ritch Boerckel

Five Truths that Encourage Us in God’s Work

The Lampstand: God brings light into the world.

The Olive Trees: God uses frail people in powerful ways.

The Oil: God provides His Spirit to accomplish His work.

The Great Mountain: God’s grace overcomes every obstacle to His work.

The Day of Small Things: God often uses the small to accomplish the great.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What discouragements do you face as you engage in the church and in the ministry of the church?
  • How do these discouragements impact your life and your commitments to the church?
  • What truths from Zechariah 4 help you overcome these discouragements? How do these truths help you practically in your life and ministry?
  • How might you receive the benefits of the Holy Spirit’s help? What might be keeping you from receiving the benefits of the Holy Spirit’s help?