Weekly Bulletin

November 19, 2023

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Sunday Worship

Prelude: Rejoice
Call to Worship
Be Thou My Vision
Welcome & Announcements
Bethany Family Prayer
All My Boast is in Jesus
Unto Him
Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us
Communion
Benediction

Weekly Schedule

View our calendar HERE for the weekly schedule.
Highlights
GO Partner Christmas Gift Collection
November 19
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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.

Christmas Carol Sing-along
Sunday, December 10, 6:00 pm

Bring your family, invite your friends, and get ready for a fun night of music! We’ll sing lots of favorites, from “Joy to the World” and “Silent Night,” to “Jingle Bells,” and many more. Various groups in our church are planning to lead a few songs each, in a fun and informal setting.

Enjoy hot chocolate and Christmas cookies throughout the evening. Let us know you’ll be there so we can plan accordingly.

October Finances

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
$231,834 $187,916 $249,976
YTD Giving YTD Expense YTD Budget
$1,341,451 $1,480,334 $1,499,858

Announcements

Bethany Family News

Our congratulations to Austyn & Madeline Marks on the birth of their son Archer Lowell on Monday, November 6th.

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.

High School Winter Camp 2024: Registration is Open!
Jan 12
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14

All 9th-12th grade students are welcome to join us on January 12-14 for fun games, challenging lessons, and engaging small group and fellowship time. Cost is $150 per student, with discounts and scholarships available. Register for the Early Bird Discount by November 29th to get $25 off per student. Use your myBethany to register or contact the church office.

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.

No Tuesday Men's Bible Study this Week
Tuesday, November 21

No meeting on November 21st due to Thanksgiving.

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.

Advent Resources
Advent Begins: Sunday, December 03

Christmas devotional books will be available at a table in the foyer soon. Supplies are limited so only one per family please. Christmas Uncut by Carl Laferton deals with the “What Really Happened and Why it Matters” of the Christmas story. It’s an accessible and faithful guide for both the reality and purpose of Christmas.

Discussion Questions

Icebreaker:
Share a favorite or memorable optical illusion or magic trick.

Discussion Questions:
What are some examples from the passage that show how involved God is in the details of caring for His people?
What is the significance of God allowing His people to see the protection that is typically unseen?
How horrifically bad does God allow the situation in Samaria to get and why?

Application Questions:
What challenges in life sometimes seem too small for God to care about?
What would it look like this week for you to more deeply trust in God’s wise ability to resolve seemingly insurmountable challenges in the world in unimaginable ways? How can you take Eph 3:20-21 to heart this week?

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