Bulletin for September 19, 2021

Bulletin for September 19, 2021

Sunday WORSHIP

  • Prelude: Doxology (God Be Praised)
  • Call to Worship
  • Jesus
  • Not I But Through Christ In Me
  • Scripture Reading | Luke 24:36-53 (page 885)
  • Sermon: TAKING A STAND: SPIRIT-EMPOWERED WITNESS
  • Holy Spirit
  • Benediction

THIS WEEK AT BETHANY

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 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
  • 6:00pm | Congregational Meeting
monDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
  • 11:00am | Grandparents @ Prayer
  • 4:00pm | Ladies’ Bible Study: Zechariah
  • 7:00pm | OHOH Focused Fellowship
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
  • 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, SEPTEMBER 22
  • 4:45pm | Bethany Family Meal-Tacos
  • 6:00pm | Youth Group
  • 6:15pm | Awana
  • 6:30pm | Better Together
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
  • 9:00am | Ladies’ Bible Study: God of Deliverance
  • 9:00am | Ladies’ Bible Study: Truthfilled
  • 7:00pm | MOMents Moms’ Night Out

ANNOUNCEMENTs

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
TODAY – SEPTEMBER 19

Join us in the sanctuary for an all church congregational meeting at 6:00pm.


BETTER TOGETHER | WEDNESDAYS | 6:30pm

Join us in person or online this Wednesday! Our upcoming Tough Topics include: Disagreement and Stewardship.


BETHANY FAMILY NEWS

SYMPATHY
We express our deepest sympathy to Jim & Vickie Elsasser on the loss of her father, Robert Meyer, on September 7.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Brandon & Erin Neuhoff on the birth of son, Logan Matthew, on September 7.


GRANDPARENTS @ PRAYER
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 | 11:00am

Grandparents, we have an opportunity to powerfully touch the lives of another generation for eternity. Join us! Contact: Rod Abel at 309-253-1618


NEW SERMON SERIES
ZECHARIAH – RETURN TO HOPE
SEPTEMBER 26

Next Sunday we will begin a new sermon series titled Return to Hope. Please be sure to pick up your Zechariah Scripture Journal in the foyer at the Connection Corner.                      


FAMILY MEALS
TACOS THIS WEEK

Bethany Family Meals are back! Cost is $3 for individuals with a $15 max per family. Those arriving between 4:45-5:30 will be asked to sit in the gym. If you arrive after 5:30, we request that you sit in the Café so we can get the gym ready for Youth Group.
Please be sure to RSVP on today’s Communication Card, your MyBethany, or by calling the church office.


MEMBERSHIP VOTE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

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

  • Brittany Bennett
  • Jeff & Tracy Fischer
  • Celestine Kasanza & Maspy Masala
  • Eric Schick

PARENTS
FOCUSED FELLOWSHIP
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 | 7-9PM

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


BEST
BOOMERS ENGAGED IN SERVING & SHARING TOGETHER
SEPTEMBER 23

Join us as Denny & Jan host us at Mission Oak Inn. We will enjoy hiking, fishing and boating. Lunch will be provided. Following lunch we will head to Tanners Orchard. Arrive at Mission Oak at 10:00am or car pool from church at 9:00am. RSVP to Pastor Lyall.

SAVE THE DATE—October 10, Hymn Sing

FINANCIAL UPDATE

  • Weekly Need // $53,804
  • Received Last Week // $58,045
  • 2021-2022 Budget // $2,797,800

SERMON NOTES

THE HELPER
LESSONS ON THE HOLY SPIRIT

TAKING A STAND: SPIRIT-EMPOWERED WITNESS
Luke 24:36-53

Being a witness to the truth means taking a stand on sure ground.

Five guarantees to stand on:

#1 THE REALITY OF GOD’S RISE (36-43)

#2 THE CERTAINTY OF GOD’S WORD (44)

#3 THE CLARITY OF GOD’S PLAN (45-47)

#4 THE AUTHORITY OF GOD’S CALL (48-49)

#5 THE GLORY OF GOD’S HOPE (50-53)

REFLECTION

– Why does belief in an actual resurrection matter?

– Who are you witnessing to about Jesus? 

DISCUSSION

– Why do we need the Spirit’s empowerment to fulfill our call to witness about Jesus?

– What does it look like to be faithful as a witness?

– How might giving more attention to your eternal hope bring your life greater joy?