Weekly Bulletin

March 17, 2024

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Sunday Worship

Oh Lord Our Lord
Call to Worship
O Worship the King
There is a Fountain
Welcome & Announcements
Communion Invitation & Scripture Reading
This is Our God
The Lord is My Salvation
Walk-up Communion
Holy Spirit
Benediction

Weekly Schedule

View our calendar HERE for the weekly schedule.
Highlights
Upcoming Membership Class
Sunday, March 24, 9:00 am

The class meets in Rm 813 in the adult wing. This one-session class features videos & class discussion. You’ll learn more about Bethany and discover the importance of membership and joining your local church. Sign up by going to bethanycentral.org/membership.

Easter & Good Friday Services

Friday March 29th, 6:30 pm join us for a special event meant to help us reflect on the sacrificial death of our Savior Friday night. The evening will include baptisms and communion (NO nursery or childcare provided).

Sunday March 31st, 9:00 & 10:30 am join us for Easter Sunday at Bethany. There will be no ABC’s, Sunday School, or Children’s Church this week. Nursery will be provided for ages 2 and under.

February Financials

In an effort to keep you up to date on the status of our finances here are the financial numbers for the previous month:

Giving Expenses Budget
$233,104 $205,506 $249,976
YTD Giving YTD Expense YTD Budget
$2,492,136 $2,397,898 $2,499,763

Announcements

Bethany Family News

Our congratulations to Brad Barber & Lauren Christmas on the birth of their daughter Juliette Virginia, born on Sunday, March 10th.

Our sympathies to Michael & Barbara McCosky on the loss of Barbara’s mother, Doris Jean Wurster, on Thursday, March 7th.

Can-a-thon Collection Ends Sunday!

The Anti-Hunger Coalition continues its annual Can-a-thon as food collection ends this week! Be sure to drop of your collections, and thank you for your donations.

Student Ministry Technology Workshop
Saturday, March 24, 8:30am - 12:30pm

Our student ministry team is hosting a workshop on the use of technology for students and parents. They will have sessions such as the theology of technology use and practical applications for everyday use for parents. Childcare will be provided for 5th grade and under and there will be a light breakfast and a lunch provided.

Please RSVP how many from your family will be attending and the ages of your children that will be in childcare to [email protected] by Wednesday, March 20th.

NY City Evangelism Trip Info Meeting
Sunday, March 17, 12:15 pm

As we continue to Pray the Miracle this year we have a special short-term evangelistic trip opportunity coming this summer, July 14-20 with Spread Truth. In preparation for the trip we are having a representative from Spread Truth come to talk about the trip, answer questions, and explain how the trip will work. Go to bethanycentral.org/nyc2024 to learn more and register.

BEST Lunch & Learn: Don't Get Scammed
Monday, March 18, 11:00 am

Join BEST for a lunch discussing Cyber Security. Our technology director, Erik Peterson, will give a presentation on how to avoid getting scammed and good cybersecurity practices. Learn some best practices for avoiding getting scammed and also learn how you can help others avoid this hardship. Use your myBethany to RSVP or call the church office.

Women's Ministry Game Night
Friday, March 22, 6:00 pm

Grab your family and friends for a fun women’s night out that includes soup, salad and delicious desserts, topped off with an exciting group game and plenty of fellowship! No obligation to play the game if it’s not your thing. All happening in the cafe and fireside room. RSVP to [email protected].

Baby Shower for Jerelyn Skaggs
Saturday, March 30, 10:00 am

The ladies of the church are invited to a baby shower for Jack and Jerelyn as they are expecting a baby in May. Go to bethanycentral.org/08zt to see Jerelyn’s registry.

Discussion Questions

Icebreaker:
What kinds of cleverly devised myths are in the world?

Discussion Questions:
Why is it important that Jesus’s resurrection is a historical fact with named witnesses?

What account does Peter cite as an eyewitness and what might have prompted him to bring it up in this letter? What is the prophetic word Peter is referring to and in what sense is it more fully confirmed?

What makes the prophecies in Scripture unique in terms of where they come from and where they do not?

Application Questions:
In what specific environments might God’s word be like a light shining in a dark place?

How are you tempted to downgrade the position of God’s Scripture in your life?

In what ways do people today elevate sources outside of Scripture for divine guidance?

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