Weekly Bulletin

November 12, 2023

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Sunday Worship

Prelude: Almighty God
Call to Worship
Bless the Lord O My Soul (Psalm 103)
Welcome & Announcements
Parent/Child Dedication - 2nd Service
Veterans Day Recognition
Bethany Family Prayer
The Solid Rock
Rejoice
Behold Our God
Sermon: The Reaction
O Lord My Rock and My Redeemer
Benediction

Weekly Schedule

View our calendar HERE for the weekly schedule.
Highlights
Veterans Day
This Sunday

We have created a list of those who are active duty or veterans of the military connected with our church so that you can keep them in your prayers. You can pick up the list on the welcome tables next to the printed bulletin, or get a digital copy at bethanycentral.org/vet.

GO Partner Christmas Gift Collection
November 12
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Each year we have the privilege to bless our GO Partners with a special Christmas gift. Envelopes to contribute are available throughout November on tables in the foyer as you leave the sanctuary or in your ABC rooms. Or give online at bethanycentral.org/gogive.

Under Construction

As we continue our construction you’ll see that we are beginning work on the sanctuary and foyer areas. Work will also continue on the adult wing entrance. We are excited to see how God will use these changes to our building for His glory. Thanks for your patience during this time of construction.

Announcements

Gift Cards for College Students
Sunday, November 19

We are sending out gift cards to college students again this holiday. Please send your college student’s address to Abby Pfeiffer at [email protected] by November 19. If you would like to donate $5 or $10 gift cards, please drop them off in the church office by November 19.

Operation Christmas Child
Collection Week November 13 - 20th

Bring great joy & Good News to children in need around the world. Look for the table in the foyer with readymade boxes and a list of suggested items to include.

BEST Lunch and Learn
Monday, November 13, 11:00 am

We will have a Medicare specialist update us on Medicare changes to help us discern what is the best policy during the open enrollment window. Please RSVP using myBethany or by calling or emailing the church office (309.692.1755 or [email protected]).

BEST Day Trip to The Beef House Christmas Show
Thursday, December 14

We will travel via Peoria Charter to The Beef House for a fabulous lunch and Christmas show. RSVP by November 13 to Pastor Lyall: [email protected] or call the office: 309-692-1755.

Wednesday Family Meal
Wednesday, November 15, 4:45 pm

Join us this week for Lasagna! Cost is $3 for individuals with a $15 max per family. To help us plan, please RSVP using MyBethany, or by calling the church office by Monday afternoon.

Right Now Media

Access an extensive library of faith-based videos for kids, youth, and adults, available on any device. It’s easy and free to join. Visit bethanycentral.org/rightnowmedia and click “Request an invitation.” We’ll send you an email invitation to set up your account so you can take advantage of this great resource.

Office Closed for Thanksgiving

The Church office & building will be closed (including all activities) the afternoon of the 22nd as well as the 23rd and 24th of November.

Discussion Questions

Icebreaker:
When was the last time you were proven wrong?

Discussion Questions:
What is the significance of Namaan’s request from Elisha regarding worship?
What is the significance of Elisha’s refusal to receive Namaan’s gifts?
Why is the consequence of Gehazi’s sin so severe?

Application Questions:
Where is a wholehearted commitment to the worship of God most tested in your life?
In what ways are you tempted to minimize the consequences of sin and overlook the effect your sin has upon the reputation of God?

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