Worship Bulletin – December 13, 2020

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TODAY IN WORSHIP

Call to Worship—Pastor Josh Beakley
Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy)
Elder Prayer—Billy Schick
Baptisms *10:00am service
Let Your Kingdom Come
O Come All Ye Faithful

Scripture Reading
Matthew 2:1-12 (page 807)
Sermon: An Unsettling Arrival
Benediction

THIS WEEK AT BETHANY

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13
8:30am       Elevated Precaution Worship
9:00am       College Class (JH Room)
9:15am       JH/SH Discipleship Training
10:00am     Mild Precaution Worship
Nursery (crawlers-2yrs)
Sunday School (3yrs-6th grade)
11:15am     JH/SH Hangout

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14
11:00am     Grandparents @ Prayer
4:00pm       Ladies’ Bible Study—Joy to the World

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15
6:45am       Mens’ Bible Study—Jeremiah
9:00am       Mens’ Bible Study—Joel
6:30pm       Ladies’ Bible Study—Joy to the World
6:30pm Adult CoEd Soccer

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16
6:30pm Better Together In Person + Livestream

FINANCIAL UPDATE

Weekly Need // $52,746
Received Last Week // $84,000
2020-2021 Budget // $2,742,800

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sympathy
Our deepest sympathy to Jason & Amanda Norsworthy on the death of Jason’s mom Beverly, on Sunday, December 2.

Christmas Gifts for our Pastoral & Support Staff
The elders are collecting gifts to express our love and appreciation for our pastors and staff at this special time of year. Envelopes are in the bulletin today. Gifts will be presented later in December.

No Sunday school Dec. 27 & Jan. 3
Nursery and Children’s Church (3’s through 2nd grade) will meet at on the two Sundays that there is no regular Sunday School class.

Christmas Eve Service – 4:00pm & 8:00pm
We would like to offer nursery for the 4:00pm Christmas Eve Service. If you are willing to serve in the nursery for this special service, please email jill@bethanycentral.org.

Biblical Counseling Training Conference
February 7-12, Bethany will be live-streaming the Faith Biblical Counseling Training Conference. If you are interested in attending, please contact jake@bethanycentral.org.

Moms of preschoolers
If your youngest child is between 0-5 years old, join us for the Spring semester of MOMents! Our focus this year is on taking time to reflect on who God is by remembering His constant loving kindness towards us. MOMents offers livestreamed Biblical teaching and virtual discussion groups, as well as monthly treats and in-person events. Go to momentsatbethany.com for more information and to get registered.

Men
Tuesday Men’s Bible Studies
Did you know? There are men’s Bible studies that meet at Bethany on Tuesday mornings. The 6:45am group is currently studying the book of Jeremiah, verse by verse. For information contact jimmy@bethanycentral.org. There’s another group that meets at 9:00am studying the book of Joel. Contact Michael@telstar-online.net. You can also sign up on today’s communication card.

Over the Cocoa Cup
Join with other sisters in Christ to focus our eyes on Jesus! During this unusual, isolating season, we need each other! Let’s meet, read God’s Word, fellowship, and pray during the coming weeks. Online and in-person groups that meet at different times and on different days will give us several safe options. For more information check bethanycentral.org or email dededewarner@hotmail.com.

Rightnow Media
Access a huge online library of faith-based Bible studies, teachings, kids programs, and more available whenever and wherever you want — on your phone, iPad, computer, or on your home TV. Visit bethanycentral.org/rightnowmedia for details.

Bless our Senior Saints this Winter!
We are seeking volunteers to help remove snow from the driveways and sidewalks of our senior saints. Volunteers are paired with a specific household in need of snow removal, so you’ll help the same family each snowfall. To sign up, contact jake@bethanycentral.org.

Christmas Resources
For you and your family:
(please choose the one resource that will best meet your needs.)

  • For adults| Fixated: Advent meditations from the book of
    Hebrews.

Resource to Share:
The Sharing Team is making available to you the resource Searching for Christmas by JD Greear to share with someone who is close to you but far from God. In a compelling, insightful, winsome and personal way, the reader will get to know the God who lies behind the Christmas story and at the heart of the Christmas story, we’ll discover the joy, hope, purpose, and
belonging we’re all searching for.

Sermon Notes & Discussion Questions

GOD WITH US: CHRISTMAS HOPE IN TIMES OF TROUBLE
An Unsettling Arrival
Matthew 2:1-12


1. Jesus is a _______________ Savior King.

2. Jesus is a _______________ Savior King.

3. Jesus is a _______________ Savior King.

4. Jesus is a _______________ Savior King.