Bulletin for October 30, 2022

Bulletin for October 30, 2022

Sunday Worship

Prelude: Jesus Firm Foundation
Call to Worship
Here For You
Welcome & Announcements
Bethany Family Prayer
Nothing But the Blood
My Soul Will Wait
Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor
Scripture Reading: Acts 16:16-34
Just As I Am
Benediction

Weekly Schedule

View our calendar HERE for the weekly schedule.
Highlights
Prayer Time for Elections
Sunday, October 30

This Sunday we will have a special prayer time for the upcoming elections. This prayer time will take place after each service in the prayer room. Josh Moon will be leading with a prayer and scripture guide.

Newcomer's Lunch
Sunday, October 30, 12:00 pm

Anyone new to Bethany or who hasn’t come to a lunch before is invited to join. Meet Elders and Pastors, ask questions, and get to know Bethany. Walk-ins are welcome! Sign up by going to bethanycentral.org/lunch or use a response card.

New Sermon Series: The Life of Joseph
Sunday, November 06

Starting next week we will be entering a new sermon series on the life of Joseph titled Living the Dream. Pastor Josh will begin the series with a message from Genesis 37.

Announcements

Scripture Memory Workshop
Sunday, October 30, 2:00 pm

Student Ministries is hosting a Scripture Memory Workshop with Jeremy Kluth. All are invited just come back after lunch and meet us in the sanctuary!

New Creations is Starting a New Series
October 30
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November 20

The New Creations Adult Bible Community is starting a new series on “The Gospel and Tough Topics.” They are starting today with a discussion on the sufficiency of scripture before covering topics such as science, personhood & abortion, pornography, homosexuality, and race & ethnicity.

Car Care Day
Saturday, November 05

Get your car prepared for winter free of charge by the Car Care team. If you are a senior saint, single mother, or a college student this is for you. Services include:  oil change, full car inspection, tire inspection, fluid top-off, air filter changes, & windshield wiper change. Call Chaz Ruppman at 309.696.2727.

BEST Lunch for Boomers & Seniors
Monday, November 07, 11:00 am
Steve Hornbrook will share about his time in Malawi and Pastor Lyall will share about his time in Uganda. RSVP using your MyBethany or on a response card.
Women's Event: Christmas, Cocoa, & Craft
Thursday, November 10, 7:00 pm
Join the ladies of Bethany in the Sr. High Room for a night of wreath-making, fellowship, and a hot cocoa bar. There will be a demo on various ideas for your wreath so you can change them for the different seasons. Wreath and garnishes provided. RSVP to ajsceggel@gmail.com or by using a response card before Nov 4 so we can make sure we have enough materials.
Youth Group: Fall Bash
Saturday, November 12, 6:00 pm

There will be outdoor games, a bonfire, and a food truck. We’re asking that everyone bring lawn chairs. Food truck prices range from $10-$15 for a meal depending on what you order.

Operation Christmas Child
Sunday, November 20

We have begun collection and there is a table in the foyer with more information and boxes ready to pack. All boxes need to be turned in to the church by November 20th at the latest in order to be shipped.

Discussion Questions

Icebreaker: If you had to choose one worship song to sing while stuck in prison, what might it be?

Discussion Questions:

  • What circumstances in your life threaten to overshadow your courage to share the gospel and the joy of salvation?
  • Have you ever seen someone display true gospel joy in the midst of a dark trial?Share a time when a moment of desperation become an opportunity for God to work.
  • How do different passages in the Bible inform the way we think about injustice suffered by ourselves and others? (Ps 94; Mt 5:10-12)
  • What is the difference between an unhealthy worldly optimism and a healthy Christian optimism? (Phil 4:4-7; Jas 1:2-4)
  • Why is worship through song so meaningful to Christians? (Col 3:15-16)

Application Questions:

  • What windows of opportunity for Gospel witness are in front of you right now? (Col 4:5-6)
  • Do you, or someone you know, need to take the step of baptism to show you’ve become a follower of Jesus? (Mt 28:18-20)
  • What can you do this week to share some practical expressions of gospel joy with others? (1 Thess 1:4-7; Tit 2:11-14)
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