Bulletin for September 5, 2021

Bulletin for September 5, 2021

Sunday WORSHIP

  • Prelude: Come Lord Jesus
  • Call to Worship
  • His Mercy Is More
  • Jesus Is Better
  • Scripture Reading | Ephesians 4:58-32 (page 977)
  • Sermon: HOW COULD YOU?: AVOIDING DIVINE HEARTBREAK
  • Communion
  • Holy Spirit
  • Benediction

THIS WEEK AT BETHANY

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
  • 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
  • 7:00pm | Night of Worship
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
  • 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 | Adult Co-Ed Soccer
wedneSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
  • 4:45pm | Bethany Family Meal
  • 6:00pm | Youth Group
  • 6:15pm | Awana
  • 6:30pm | Better Together
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
  • 9:00am | Ladies’ Bible Study: God of Deliverance

ANNOUNCEMENTs

NIGHT OF WORSHIP | TONIGHT | 7:00pm

Join us outside by the lake for worship! After the service we will have ice cream on the patio.


BETTER TOGETHER |WEDNESDAYS | 6:30pm

Join us in person or online this Wednesday! Our first series will be Tough Topics including: Sunday Habits, Expectations, Entertainment, Disagreement and Stewardship.


WE NEED YOUR HELP!

There are many available opportunities to serve in Children’s Ministry:

  • WEDNESDAY NIGHT NURSERY – 8 quarterly spots
  • CHILDREN’S CHURCH – 6 quarterly spots
  • NURSERY HOST – 5 quarterly spots
  • NURSERY – 13 teams have openings

BETHANY FAMILY NEWS

  • Our deepest sympathy to Steve & Shelley Weaver on the loss of her father, Dale Wagoner, on August 27.
  • We would like to thank Gary & Ann Bryant for their many years of service at Bethany. We wish them all the best with their move to Tennessee!

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDIES
FALL STUDIES START THIS WEEK!

Classes this fall are offered in person at church, online via video conference, or by independent study. Classes are available:

  • Monday Afternoon
  • Tuesday morning, afternoon or evening
  • Thursday morning or evening

Childcare is offered from 9:00-11:00am on Thursdays. Questions? Contact Dede
Warner at dededewarner@hotmail.com. To register or for more information, see the table in the lobby or view classes here or sign up on your mybethany.


FAMILY MEALS
STARTING THIS WEEK

We are starting up our Family Meals this fall and we need your help! Come serve families that join us for dinner before AWANA and Youth Group on Wednesday evenings. Serve for 2 hours, 4:00-5:45pm—you choose the dates you are available! Sign up on today’s Communication Card or call the church office. For more information, email Pastor Lyall at lyall@bethanycentral.org.


CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 19 AT 6:00PM

Join us in the Sanctuary for an all church Congregational Meeting.


ADULT BIBLE COMMUNITY

The Master’s Touch class is starting a new series titled Close Encounters of the Jesus kind. Why did these encounters take place? Who were the persons who had these encounters? What happened as a result of these encounters? All are welcome to join us as we take a close look at these important divine encounters with the Son of God and the Son of Man. 


FINANCIAL UPDATE

  • Weekly Need // $53,804
  • Received Last Week // $34,102
  • 2021-2022 Budget // $2,797,800

SERMON NOTES

THE HELPER
HOW COULD YOU?: AVOIDING DIVINE HEARTBREAK
Ephesians 4:25-32 | Pastor Josh Beakley

We can never break God’s promise, but we can break his heart

Five ways to avoid breaking God’s heart:

#1 TAKE ACTUAL STEPS TOWARDS WHERE GOD DIRECTS

THE PATTERN WE’RE TO FOLLOW (25-29)

#2 TRULY APPRECIATE HOW MUCH GOD CARES

THE PAIN WE’RE NOT TO INLFICT (30A)

#3 VIVIDLY REMEMBER WHAT GOD HAS DONE

THE PROMISE WE’RE TO CHERISH (30B)

#4 ABANDON ALL ATTACKS ON THOSE WHOM GOD HAS MADE

THE WEAPONS WE’RE TO FORAKE (31)

#5 EARNESTLY IMITATE HOW GOD RELATES

THE POSTURE WE’RE TO MAINTAIN (32)

REFLECTION

  • Why can’t we break God’s promise?
  • Why would our actions cause God grief?

DISCUSSION

  • What are some recent actual steps you’ve taken towards practical growth?
  • What kinds of verbal weapons and attacks are active in our church family?
  • What can we do to help each other to forgive the way that God in Christ has forgiven us?