Bulletin for January 16, 2022

Bulletin for January 16, 2022


  • Prelude: God is for Us
  • Be Thou My Visions
  • Welcome & Call to Worship – Pastor Lyall
  • Sanctity of Life Video
  • Christ Our Hope in Life and Death
  • Jesus is Better
  • Scripture Reading | Matthew 5:13-16 (page 821)
  • Sermon: Witnessing Together
  • Communion
  • More Love to Thee
  • Benediction


SUNDAY, January 16
  • 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, DECember 17
  • Church Office Closed
Tuesday, January 18
  • 9:00 AM | Men’s Bible Study: Isaiah
  • 9:00 AM | Ladies Bible Study: Romans
  • 6:30 PM | Adult Co-Ed Soccer
wedneSDAY, January 19
  • 4:45PM | Bethany Family Meal-Soup & Hot Dogs
  • 6:00pm | Youth Group
  • 6:15pm | Awana
  • 6:30pm | Better Together: Tough Times
wedneSDAY, January 21
  • 9:00am | MOMents


Newcomer’s Lunch

Sunday January 30th at 12:00PM in the Gym. Anyone new to Bethany is invited. Meet Elders & Pastors, ask questions, and get to know us. Go to bethanycentral.org/lunch to register.

The Gospel Institute

Witnessing 101

Monday Evening, January 31-March 7 | 6-8:15 PM

Taught by Pastor Ritch and Daniel Sheaffer the class will help you learn how to strengthen your witness for Jesus.

The class will meet for 6 weeks as an active learning environment including group discussion, light reading, a paper (to help you process what you’re learning), and a final project to witness to someone. Anyone wishing to audit the class is also welcome to attend.

Cost for resources: $25 (or $35 to purchase the optional book). Sign up on your mybethany or call the church office.

Ladies Bible Studies

Winter/Spring 2022

Winter studies are starting soon. Check them out at the table in the foyer or at Bethanycentral.org.

Better Together: Tough Times

Join us in person in the Prayer Room or online for the next 2 weeks at 6:30 PM.

Child Dedication Class

Sunday, January 30th. Parents wishing to have their child dedicated should
attend. We will cover what child dedication is, basic parenting principles, and give an overview of Bethany resources. Use the tear off card or call the Church Office to register.

The next dedication will be held on Sunday, February 13th.


Starts Friday January 21st and meets every other Friday from 9-11am in the gym including online options. Register at bethanycentral.org/moments.

Bethany Family News


We express our deepest sympathy to Thad (Sr) & Jan Edmonds on the death of their son, Alex on January 5th. Our sympathies also go out to Thad (Jr) & Patricia for the loss of his brother.

Congregational Meeting

The next congregational meeting will take place January 23rd at 3:00PM. The meeting will also be livestreamed for those who cannot attend.


Weekly Need // $53,804
Received Last Week // $76,741
2021-2022 Budget // $2,797,800


Witnessing Together
Dr. Ritch Boerckel
Matthew 5:13-16

We are Salt: God’s family hinders spiritual decay in this world.

We are Light: God’s family brings spiritual  life into this world. 


In what ways do we act as salt in this world?  

How might we join with other believers in our church family to be salt?   

Why is our “togetherness” so important to our role as salt in this world?

In what ways do we act as light in this world?