Bulletin for October 31, 2021

Bulletin for October 31, 2021

Sunday WORSHIP

  • Prelude: Come Thou Fount Come Thou King
  • The Lord My God My Salvation
  • Call to Worship
  • Bethany Family Prayer – Joel Smith
  • In The Hand Of Christ My King
  • Death Was Arrested
  • Scripture Reading | Zechariah 7-8 (page 795)
  • Sermon: TRUST ISSUES
  • We Will Feast In The House Of Zion
  • Benediction

THIS WEEK AT BETHANY

SUNDAY, October 31
  • 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, November 1
  • 11:00am | Grandparents @ Prayer
  • 4:00pm | Ladies’ Bible Study: Zechariah
TUESDAY, November 2
  • 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, November 3
  • 4:45pm | Bethany Family Meal-Tacos
  • 6:00pm | Youth Group
  • 6:15pm | Awana
THURSDAY, November 4
  • 9:00am | Ladies’ Bible Study: God of Deliverance
FRIDAY, November 5
SATURDAY, November 6

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.

Did you know that you can build a box online? Just go to samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline. For $25 you:

  • Choose gender & age of child
  • Pick out toys & necessity items
  • Add a note

They pack and deliver the box for you!


FAMILY NEWS

SYMPATHY
We’d like to express our sympathy to family and friends on the death of Ginny Lane on October 24th.

CARD SHOWER
Pauline will turn 90 on November 13th. Would you consider sending a card to her to let her know how much her Bethany family loves her? The address is:
Pauline Tomlinson
1412 Bellaire Ave.
Pekin, IL 61554

BEST WISHES
We would like to thank Ron & Roxane Penick on their many years of service at Bethany. We wish them all the best with their move to Kentucky.


VETERANS DAY
NOVEMBER 14

All veterans, please send us the branch you served in so we can honor you on November 14th. Email dianna@bethanycentral.org or add it to today’s Communication Card.


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 Tacos. 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 on your MyBethany. Sign up now!


PRM FUNDRAISER – HOPE RISING
NOVEMBER 1 | 6:00PM

Join Peoria Rescue Ministries at Bethany! Get a taste of what God is doing at PRM, followed by a dining experience that will give you a taste of some of the best fare Peoria has to offer! General Admission – $30 per ticket.


ADULT BIBLE COMMUNITY – TEMPLE BUILDERS
TODAY, OCTOBER 31 | 10:30AM

The Temple Builders ABC class is beginning a new study of Romans. All adults are welcome!


FINANCIAL UPDATE

  • Weekly Need // $53,804
  • Received Last Week // $39,418
  • 2021-2022 Budget // $2,797,800

SERMON NOTES

RETURN TO HOPE
TRUST ISSUES

Zechariah 7-8
Pastor Josh Beakley

Our biggest issues usually aren’t about clarity; they’re about trust.

Three clarities that expose our trust issues:

WHAT GOD CLEARLY SEES

HE SEES STRAIGHT THROUGH US (7:1-7)

WHAT GOD CLEARLY SAYS

HE IS SERIOUS ABOUT OBEDIENCE (7:8-14)

WHAT GOD CLEARLY PLANS

HE ALWAYS MAKES GOOD ON HIS PROMISES (8:1-23)

REFLECTION

  • Why is it so hard to trust God?

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What facades or gestures of superficial worship do we tend to bring before God?
  • What parts of God’s word are easy for us to minimize as less important to obey?
  • Why do we sometimes find it hard to believe whether God will make good on his promises?