Weekly Bulletin

October 8, 2023

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Sunday Worship

Prelude: How Firm a Foundation
Call to Worship
Praise the Lord Ye Heavens
Welcome & Announcements
Bethany Family Prayer
All My Boast is in Jesus
I Will Wait For You (Psalm 130)
King of Kings
I Set My Hope on Jesus

Weekly Schedule

View our calendar HERE for the weekly schedule.
GO Conference
October 20

Our annual GO Conference is just a few weeks away! It will be an incredible time to hear the work that God is doing around the world through our GO Partners. We have Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sessions as well as childcare for each of them (0-7 yrs). Go to bethanycentral.org/go to register or get more information.

Membership Class
Sunday, October 29, 9:00 am

The class will meet in the Gathering Room in the adult wing. Learn more about Bethany and start your journey to becoming a member of our community. Sign up at bethanycentral.org/membership.


Bethany Family News

Our sympathies to Mike and Sally Rice, as well as Sam & Julie Altpeter, and Clint and Amy Haddock on the loss of their mother and grandmother Laverne Rice, on Tuesday, October 3rd.

Car Care Day
Saturday, October 28

If you attend Bethany, and are a senior saint, widow, single mother, or college student, our Car Care team wants to bless you by preparing your car for winter at no cost to you. Services include: oil & filter change, brake, tire, and suspension inspection, top-off fluids, air filter change, & wiper blade replacement.

Call or text Chaz Ruppman at (309) 696-2727 today to schedule your free appointment at his North Peoria-based shop.

Men's Tuesday 9:00am Bible Study

The Tuesday men’s bible study is starting a new series shortly. They will be studying the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5, 6, and 7. You can join them any Tuesday at 9:00am here at Bethany.

Youth Group Fall Bash
Saturday, October 28, 4:00 pm

All middle school and high school families are invited to join us for our 2nd annual Fall Bash! It is on Saturday, 4-7pm at Bethany. We will have fall themed food and activities for the whole family! Please RSVP how many you will have attending to [email protected] by 10/25.

H.E.A.R.T. Work Night
Monday, October 23, 6:30 pm

H.E.A.R.T. is a ministry at Bethany that provides support to women and couples who are grieving the loss of a baby. Join them for a work night to tie ribbons on “Safe in the Arms of Jesus” ornaments, fill Keepsake bags with items, and put items in stillbirth boxes. These resources will be given out through all OSF hospitals, doctor offices, and pregnancy centers throughout our area.

Hands of Grace Coat Drive
Oct 15
Nov 08

Our friends at Grace Baptist have asked for our help! Would you be willing to donate clean and undamaged coats?  The coat drive will start next week and run through November 8th. Hands of Grace will begin distributing the donations to the community at the pantry day on November 11. Please be looking for donation locations in the foyer and near the wing entrances!

Discussion Questions

Have you been in a conversation where no one knew what they were talking about? How did you respond?

Discussion Questions:
Do you think Elihu’s rebuke of Job is fair? Would God approve? Why or why not?
Does Elihu more accurately present truth about God than Job’s 3 friends? If so, how?
Do you think it was a surprise to Elihu that God answers Job in the following chapters? What does this show about God’s character?

Application Questions:
What’s your posture toward spiritual instruction and spiritual examples from people younger in age than you?
When have you made similar claims about God that Job did and what does it reveal about yourself? (See Job 33:9-11, 34:5-6, 35:2-3 for reference)

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