Worship Bulletin – August 2, 2020

Join us for Lakeside Worship this Sunday at 8:30am! Please dress comfortably for the weather (shorts, hats, etc.), bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating, and join us beside the lake for this outdoor worship service.

If you would like to sit indoors during the service, the sanctuary is available! You can watch the livestream of the worship service on the screens while seated inside. Please observe social distancing and follow the guidance of the ushers. Masks are available.


WELCOME!

Bethany is a church family following Jesus together.

We sing His praises. We pray in His name. We teach His Word. We love His people. We share His message. All this and more we do together because THERE IS NONE LIKE HIM.

Whether you’ve been following Jesus for years or are just getting started, we hope today you experience the good news of Jesus and discover how to take the next step on the path of following Him.

Click here to learn more about Jesus.


ORDER OF WORSHIP

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(Scroll to end for song lyrics)
Song:  How Great Is Our God
Song:  Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
Song:  I Will Wait For You (Psalm 130)

Scripture Reading: Joshua 9:1-27
Sermon: Trick and Treaty | Pastor Ritch Boerckel

Closing Song:  Christ The Sure and Steady Anchor
Benediction


THIS WEEK AT BETHANY

Sunday, August 2

• 8:30am | Lakeside Worship* + Livestream
  *Weather permitting. In the event of rain, this service will be online-only.
Can’t make it? Tune into live.bethanycentral.org at 8:30am! Shortly after the service concludes, replay will be available here.

• 1:00pm | ABC Leader Meeting (online only)
• 3:00pm | Small Group Leader Meeting (online only)
• 6:30pm | Student Summer Sundays (Jr. & Sr. High)

Tuesday, August 4

• 9:00am | Men’s Bible Study, Room 809 at Bethany
• 3:00pm | Youth Open Hangout (Jr. & Sr. High)
• 7:00pm | Outdoor Adult Co-ed Soccer

Wednesday, August 5

• 6:30pm | Together We Stand
Midweek Livestream Devotional (also on Facebook Live)

Thursday, August 6

• 3:00pm | Youth Open Hangout (Jr. & Sr. High)

Sunday, August 9

• 8:30am | Lakeside Worship + Livestream
• 6:30pm | Student Summer Sundays (Jr. & Sr. High)


The church building is available for ministry use. Please contact the church office if you would like to use the building (309-692-1755). You can also reference our Life Together during COVID-19 update page for more details and resources for your family.

COMMUNITY NEWS & UPDATES

  • The Table:  Ladies, sign up today for this women’s ministry that seeks to cultivate gospel-centered community among the women at Bethany through small, one-time, informal gatherings. The goal is for each group to have about 8-10 women of different ages, life stages, and backgrounds getting together for a time to laugh, chat, and make new friends. Each Table is unique because the hostesses of each Table plan their own gathering.  Sign up for The Table online at myBethany or by contacting the church office (309-692-1755).
  • During this season, we hope to equip you with tools to worship and grow your faith. Check out the latest updates on our new resource page from our leadership team, as well as worship service details, and even how-to videos for leading family devotions. Check it out here.
  • CHILDREN’S MINISTRY RESOURCES:  Each week our children’s ministry team provides a video lesson and resources so you can have Sunday School at home! Don’t miss this week’s Ranger Danger episode! Find this week’s resources here.
  • CARE CENTRAL: Get Help | Give Help – It’s in times of crisis that Gospel love often shines brightest. Taking two minutes to share your current needs (and the ways you can help others in need) demonstrates this love in a simple and powerful way. Click here to complete the 2 minute Care Survey.
  • TOGETHER DAY BY DAY: Daily Email Devotional (Monday through Saturday) – Sign up to receive short email devotionals, written by our own Bethany elder team. This daily dose of truth in your inbox will help counter the barrage of fear and uncertainty around you. Sign up on myBethany.
  • The easiest way to support Bethany with your tithes and offerings is to click here and make a one-time or recurring gift online. You can also use your own bank’s online bill pay tools or send a check by mail to: Bethany Baptist Church, 7422 N. Heinz Lane, Edwards, IL 61528.
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

  • Together We Stand – Livestream Bible Study | 6:30pm, each Wednesday
    Tune in on Facebook Live or live.bethanycentral.org as Pastors Ritch and Josh share from God’s Word, pray for our church, and lead us in worship during this informal 30-minute devotional time.
  • Thinking TogetherShort Devotional Meditations from our Teaching Pastors
    This bi-weekly series of short videos features our teaching pastors in their homes, helping us think about the Gospel together through this season of hardship and trial. The series explores relevant biblical texts to unleash clear gospel truth for real everyday impact.
  • Together at Home – How-to Videos for Family Devotions
    A series of short videos featuring our pastors filmed in their own homes as they demonstrate the practice of leading family devotions

SONG LYRICS

How Great Is Our God

The splendor of the King,
Clothed in majesty;
Let all the earth rejoice,
All the earth rejoice.
He wraps Himself in light,
And darkness tries to hide,
And trembles at His voice,
And trembles at His voice.

How great is our God!
Sing with me:
How great is our God!
And all will see how great,
How great is our God!

Age to age He stands,
And time is in His hands.
Beginning and the End,
Beginning and the End.
The Godhead three in one,
Father, Spirit, Son,
The Lion and the Lamb,
The Lion and the Lamb.

How great is our God!
Sing with me:
How great is our God!
And all will see how great,
How great is our God!

Name above all names,
Worthy of all praise,
My heart will sing,
How great is our God!

How great is our God!
Sing with me:
How great is our God!
And all will see how great,
How great is our God!

© 2004 worshiptogether.com songs sixsteps Music Alletrop Music
Chris Tomlin Ed Cash Jesse Reeves CCLI License # 353718

Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery

Come behold the wondrous mystery
In the dawning of the King
He the theme of heaven’s praises
Robed in frail humanity
In our longing in our darkness
Now the light of life has come
Look to Christ who condescended
Took on flesh to ransom us

Come behold the wondrous myst’ry
He the perfect Son of Man
In His living in His suff’ring
Never trace nor stain of sin
See the true and better Adam
Come to save the hell-bound man
Christ the great and sure fulfillment
Of the law in Him we stand

Come behold the wondrous myst’ry
Christ the Lord upon the tree
In the stead of ruined sinners
Hangs the Lamb in victory
See the price of our redemption
See the Father’s plan unfold
Bringing many sons to glory
Grace unmeasured love untold

Come behold the wondrous myst’ry
Slain by death the God of life
But no grave could e’er restrain Him
Praise the Lord He is alive
What a foretaste of deliv’rance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when He comes

What a foretaste of deliv’rance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when He comes

Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker
2012 © Dayspring Music, LLC Bleecker Publishing Centricity Music Publishing CCLI License # 353718

I Will Wait For You (Psalm 130)

Out of the depths I cry to You, in darkest places I will call
Incline Your ear to me anew
And hear my cry for mercy Lord

Were You to count my sinful ways
How could I come before Your throne
Yet full forgiveness meets my gaze
I stand redeemed by grace alone

I will wait for You, I will wait for You
On Your word I will rely
I will wait for You, surely wait for You
Till my soul is satisfied

So put Your hope in God alone
Take courage in His power to save
Completely and forever won
By Christ emerging from the grave

I will wait for You, I will wait for You
On Your word I will rely
I will wait for You, surely wait for You
Till my soul is satisfied

Now He has come to make a way
And God Himself has paid the price
That all who trust in Him today
Find healing in His sacrifice
That all who trust in Him today
Find healing in His sacrifice

I will wait for You, I will wait for You
On Your word I will rely
I will wait for You, surely wait for You
Till my soul is satisfied

I will wait for You, I will wait for You
Through the storm and through the night
I will wait for You, surely wait for You
For Your love is my delight

Stuart Townend, Keith Getty, Jordan Kauflin, Matthew Merker
© 2018 Getty Music Publishing | CCLI License # 353718

Christ The Sure and Steady Anchor

Christ the sure and steady anchor
In the fury of the storm
When the winds of doubt blow through me
And my sails have all been torn
In the suffering in the sorrow
When my sinking hopes are few
I will hold fast to the anchor
It shall never be removed

Christ the sure and steady anchor
While the tempest rages on
When temptation claims the battle
And it seems the night has won
Deeper still then goes the anchor
Though I justly stand accused
I will hold fast to the anchor
It shall never be removed

Christ the sure and steady anchor
Through the floods of unbelief
Hopeless somehow O my soul now
Lift your eyes to Calvary
This my ballast of assurance
See His love forever proved
All my hope is in the anchor
It shall never be removed

Christ the sure and steady anchor
As we face the wave of death
When these trials give way to glory
As we draw our final breath
We will cross that great horizon
Clouds behind and life secured
And the calm will be the better
For the storms that we endured

Christ the shore of our salvation
Ever faithful ever true
We will hold fast to the anchor
It shall never be removed

Matthew Boswell and Matthew Papa 2014 © Doxology & Theology
Love Your Enemies Publishing CCLI License # 353718