Worship Bulletin – September 13, 2020

Join us for Lakeside Worship this Sunday at 10:00am! Please dress comfortably for the weather, 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.

In the event of rain, we will move our worship service indoors at 8:30am & 10:00am.

Watch live online at 10:00am

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:  Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)
Communion
Song:  Good Good Father
Song:  Lord I Need You

Scripture Reading: Joshua 22:1-34
Sermon: Up In Arms | Josh Beakley

Closing Song:  Whom Shall I Fear
Benediction


THIS WEEK AT BETHANY

Sunday, September 13

  • 10:00am | Lakeside Worship* + Livestream
    Weather permitting. In the event of rain, we will move inside at 8:30 and 10:00am.
    Can’t make it? Tune into live.bethanycentral.org at 10:00am!
    Shortly after the service concludes, replay will be available here.

Monday, September 14

  • 10:00am | Ladies’ Bible Study (God of Creation), Room 805 at Bethany
  • 11:00am | Grandparents @ Prayer, Prayer Room at Bethany
  • 4:00pm | Ladies’ Bible Study (Daniel), Prayer Room at Bethany

Tuesday, September 15

  • 9:00am | Men’s Bible Study, Room 809 at Bethany
  • 9:00am | Ladies’ Bible Study (Precept), Room 807 at Bethany
  • 12:00pm | Ladies’ Bible Study (Count it all Joy), Room 810 at Bethany
  • 6:30pm | Ladies’ Bible Study (God of Creation), Room 809 at Bethany
  • 7:00pm | Outdoor Coed Soccer

Wednesday, September 16

  • 6:00pm | Youth Group
  • 6:30pm | Better Together Family Edition with Ranger Danger – In-Person +Livestream Devotion

Saturday, September 19

  • 8:00am | Membership Class

Sunday, September 20

  • 10:00am | Lakeside Worship + Livestream
  • 6:00pm | Congregational Meeting (online)

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

  • Better Together Wednesday Evening In-Person +Livestream:  Join us for two very special family editions of Better Together on Wednesday, September 16 and 23 at 6:30pm. Our very own Ranger Danger and friends will be joining us for a special two-part live appearance. We will gather outside so bring your lawn chairs and dress for the weather. Refreshments will be served.
  • Saturday Morning Membership Class | 8:30-11:00am, Saturday, September 19
    Interested in learning more about Bethany or becoming a member? This one-day Saturday class covers the same content and material as the usual three-week Sunday morning classes, but in one condensed session! Meets in the conference room.  Contact Dianna Fouts in the church office to attend.
  • Congregational Meeting | Sunday, September 20 at 6:00pm (Online):  There will be a vote to affirm the leaders who were presented at last Sunday’s Summer Celebration (Josh Moon, elder; Doug Hamilton, deacon; Jeanette Akright, Kim Benedict, Ann Bryant, Jane Scholl, Kristi DeBacker and Dede Warner, deaconesses). In addition, we will be sharing our plans as we prepare to move indoors beginning October 18.
  • Awana Update:  We are so thankful for the joyful celebration at AWANA Awards Night on August 26. We praise our great God for the work He did in the lives of our clubbers this past year! While our AWANA Club will be taking a break this fall, we will be evaluating the situation as January 2021 draws near. If you are interested in using the AWANA materials in your home this fall, the workbooks and materials are available in the church office. Please contact jill@bethanycentral.org for details or to learn more about AWANA.
  • Outdoor Kids Program:  We are excited to offer this program in cooperation with parents to provide activities for kids following the singing portion of our Lakeside Worship services this fall! Through October 11 we will be offering classes for kids age 3 through Sixth Grade.  Space is limited, pre-registration, and parent participation is required. Register here and learn more here.
  • Ladies Bible Studies:  This fall, BBC will offer several options on different days and at different times to fit your unique needs. Some groups will meet in person, with provisions for health safety and social distancing. Others will meet online. We hope, despite the limitations that Covid-19 presents, that Jesus’ name will be lifted high and that our women will be able to fellowship and grow in the faith. Join us! Register at here.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Night of Worship | 6:00pm, Sunday, September 27 – Join us on the lawn for a night of worship at Bethany! We will sing and read Scripture together as we worship the Lord through music. All ages are encouraged to attend!  Childcare will not be provided. Remember to bring a lawn chair or a blanket for seating, and dress for an evening outside. In the event of rain, the service will move indoors to the sanctuary.
  • 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.
      • Weekly Need // $52,746
      • Received Last Week // $55,600
      • 2020-2021 Budget // $2,742,800

LOOKING AHEAD

  • 9.27 – Night of Worship | 6:00pm
  • 10.9-10.11 – Jr High Fall Retreat | Lake Williamson
  • 10.18 – Indoor Worship Services Begin | 8:30 & 10:00am

SONG LYRICS

Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)

Praise is rising Eyes are turning to You
We turn to You
Hope is stirring Hearts are yearning for You
We long for You

‘Cause when we see You
We find strength to face the day
And in Your presence
All our fears are washed away
Washed away

Hosanna hosanna
You are the God who saves us
Worthy of all our praises
Hosanna hosanna
Come have Your way among us
We welcome You here Lord Jesus

Hear the sound of
Hearts returning to You We turn to You
In Your Kingdom
Broken lives are made new
You make us new

‘Cause when we see You
We find strength to face the day
And in Your presence
All our fears are washed away
Washed away

Hosanna hosanna
You are the God who saves us
Worthy of all our praises
Hosanna hosanna
Come have Your way among us
We welcome You here Lord Jesus

‘Cause when we see You
We find strength to face the day
And in Your presence
All our fears are washed away
‘Cause when we see You
We find strength to face the day
And in Your presence
All our fears are washed away
Washed away

Hosanna hosanna
You are the God who saves us
Worthy of all our praises
Hosanna hosanna
Come have Your way among us
We welcome You here Lord Jesus

Hosanna hosanna
You are the God who saves us
Worthy of all our praises
Hosanna hosanna
Come have Your way among us
We welcome You here Lord Jesus

Hosanna Hosanna

Paul Baloche and Brenton Brown
© 2005, 2006 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music and Thankyou Music
CCLI License # 353718

Good Good Father

I’ve heard a thousand stories
Of what they think You’re like
But I’ve heard the tender whisper
Of love in the dead of night
You tell me that You’re pleased
And that I’m never alone

You’re a Good Good Father
It’s who You are
It’s who You are
It’s who You are
And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am
It’s who I am
It’s who I am

I’ve seen many searching for answers
Far and wide
But I know we’re all searching for answers
Only You provide
Because You know just what we need
Before we say a word

You’re a Good Good Father
It’s who You are
It’s who You are
It’s who You are
And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am
It’s who I am
It’s who I am

You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways to us

You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways to us

Love so undeniable I can hardly speak
Peace so unexplainable I can hardly think
As You call me deeper still
As You call me deeper still
As You call me deeper still
Into love love love

You’re a Good Good Father
It’s who You are
It’s who You are
It’s who You are
And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am
It’s who I am
It’s who I am

You’re a Good Good Father
It’s who You are
It’s who You are
It’s who You are
And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am
It’s who I am
It’s who I am

You’re a Good Good Father
It’s who You are
It’s who You are
It’s who You are
And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am
It’s who I am
It’s who I am

Anthony Brown and Pat Barrett
© 2014 © Pat Barrett Music
Remaining portion is unaffiliated
CCLI License # 353718

Lord I Need You

Lord I come I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
And without You I fall apart
You’re the one that guides my heart

Lord I need You oh I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense my righteousness
Oh God how I need You

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are Lord I am free
Holiness is Christ in me
Where You are Lord I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

Lord I need You oh I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense my righteousness
Oh God how I need You

So teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You
Jesus You’re my hope and stay

Lord I need You oh I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense my righteousness
Oh God how I need You

Lord I need You oh I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense my righteousness
Oh God how I need You

My one defense my righteousness
Oh God how I need You

Nockels/Carson/Reeves/Stanfill/Maher
© 2011 Sweater Weather Music, Valley Of Songs Music, and Thankyou Music
CCLI License # 353718

Whom Shall I Fear

You hear me when I call
You are my morning song
Though darkness fills the night
It cannot hide the light
Whom shall I fear
You crush the enemy underneath my feet
You are my sword and shield
Though troubles linger still
Whom shall I fear

I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies is always by my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies is always by my side

My strength is in Your name
For You alone can save
You will deliver me
Yours is the victory
Whom shall I fear
Whom shall I fear

I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies is always by my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies is always by my side

Nothing formed against me shall stand
You hold the whole world in Your hands
I’m holding on to Your promises
You are faithful
You are faithful

And nothing formed against me shall stand
You hold the whole world in Your hands
I’m holding on to Your promises
You are faithful
You are faithful

I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies is always by my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies is always by my side

I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies is always by my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies is always by my side

The God of angel armies is always by my side

© 2012 Worship Together Music, Sixsteps Songs, A Thousand Generations Publishing, and Alletrop Music
Ed Cash, Scott Cash, and Chris Tomlin CCLI License # 353718