Weekly Bulletin

March 3, 2024

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Sunday Worship

Prelude: Bless the Lord O My Soul (Psalm 103)
Call to Worship
All My Boast is in Jesus
Welcome & Announcements
Bethany Family Prayer
Be Thou My Vision
Only a Holy God
O Lord My Rock and My Redeemer
Benediction & Compassion Offering

Weekly Schedule

View our calendar HERE for the weekly schedule.
Upcoming Baptism Opportunity

There is an opportunity to be baptized at our upcoming Good Friday service. If you are interested in participating, email [email protected] or call the church office. Connect with us to begin the process or to talk with someone from our ministry staff team with any questions or concerns you may have. Go to bethanycentral.org/baptism to get more info.

Can-a-thon Bag Distribution
March 10

The Peoria Area Anti-Hunger Coalition kicks off its annual Can-a-thon this week! They are working to support the Hands of Grace ministry in partnership with Bethany and Grace Baptist Church this year. Check the table by the gym entrance to pick up your bag for the collection and contribution of your canned goods. The collection will run for the following two weeks.

Spread Truth 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.


Bethany Family News

Our congratulations to Luke & JaNae Hoerr on the birth of their son Beckham Edward on Saturday, February 24th.

Our congratulations also to Joe & Ginger Burke on the adoption of their son Noah on Friday, February 16th.

Our sympathies to Ron & Jonna Tyler on the loss of Ron’s mother on Tuesday, February 27th.

Youth Group: Engage
Wednesday, March 13, 6:00 pm

Engage is an annual biblical apologetics and Bible teaching event. It’s designed to help the local church train students to think biblically about current topics and address those issues from Scripture.

The church body is invited to come and encourage the hard work of our students in preparing for this event. Your attendance would show love for our students.

Youth Group Summer Camp
June 22-26 | $390 Per Student

Registration is now open for High School Summer Camp 2023! Students entering 9th grade through graduated seniors are welcome to join us for Ascend Camp. You can register online by going to bethanycentral.org/ascend. Registration closes March 27th.

Together in Prayer
Wednesday, March 06, 6:30 pm

The first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm you can take part in a special time of prayer. The group will meet in the sanctuary. Email Josh Moon [email protected], for more information and any questions.

HEART Work Night
Monday, March 04, 6:00 pm

H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Empty Arms Recover Together) is a ministry at Bethany that seeks to provide support to women and couples who are grieving the loss of a baby. Join HEART for a work night to tie ribbons on ornaments, fill Keepsake bags, and put items in stillbirth boxes. No skills are required! These resources are given out through hospitals, doctor offices, pregnancy centers, and more.

Bethel Wind Symphony Concert
Monday, March 11, 6:30pm | Free Admission

The Bethel Wind Symphony is coming to Bethany for their Spring Tour. The Wind Symphony’s tour programs are known for the uplifting musical experience they provide to audiences of all ages. The group’s skillful and energetic performances as well as their crowd-pleasing repertoire make each concert an unforgettable event.

Discussion Questions

What have you spent a lot of time, money, or energy on in the past that you now feel might have been a waste?

Discussion Questions:
What is the difference between a fruitful and an unfruitful outcome in your life?

Why does Peter liken a lack of the qualities listed in verses 6-7 to nearsightedness and blindness?

How does our memory of being cleansed from our sins relate to the presence of these qualities in our lives?

Application Questions:
What would it look like for you to diligently confirm your calling and election this week?

How is our welcome into Christ’s kingdom richly provided?

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