Worship Bulletin – April 11, 2021

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TODAY IN WORSHIP

Call to Worship
God Is For Us
Lamb Of God
Death Was Arrested
Elder Prayer—Marty Roth
Scripture Reading | Acts 6:8-8:3 (page 914)
Sermon: SAME OLD STORY
Christ Be All
Benediction

THIS WEEK AT BETHANY

SUNDAY, APRIL 11
8:30am Elevated Precaution Worship
10:00am Mild Precaution Worship
Nursery (crawlers-2yrs)
Sunday School (3yrs-6th grade)
Children’s Church (3yrs-4th grade)
MONDAY, APRIL 12
4:00pm Ladies’ Bible Study—Be Heroic
TUESDAY, APRIL 13
6:45am Men’s Bible Study—Jeremiah
9:00am Men’s Bible Study—Ephesians
9:00am Ladies’ Bible Study—Precepts
12:00pm Ladies’ Bible Study—Forward
6:30pm Adult Co-Ed Soccer
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14
6:00pm Youth Group
6:30pm Better Together
FRIDAY, APRIL 16
6:00pm Women’s Ministry Event—Ladies’ Night Out
SUNDAY, APRIL 18
3:00pm Annual Meeting

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNUAL MEETING – April 18 @ 3PM
Nominees for Office
Cal Benedict, Treasurer
Marvin Streitmatter, Assistant Treasurer
Carol Vance, Church Clerk
Ann Bryant, Financal Secretary
Proposed Budget
Personnel $1,631,650
Christian Education $156,250
Ministries $179,450
Administration $104,200
Operations $281,250
Missions $445,000
Total Budget $2,797,800
More detail is posted in the office and available at the Welcome Center.
Affirmation Vote
The elders are excited to recommend Kyler Bell’s transition from Youth Intern to Youth Minister for the Junior High. Kyler has served faithfully and with excellence over the past year and we will vote on his transition at the Annual Meeting on April 18.

LADIES’ NIGHT OUT
April 16 | 6:00pm
Come enjoy dessert and conversation with friends! Then join some of our very own Bethany ladies as they speak on the Lord’s Prayer. They will share their thoughts and insights on this treasured scripture. Feel free to come for the entire time, or any time in between. RSVP on your myBethany or call the church office.

GOOD NEWS SUMMIT
Sunday Night Evangelism Event
May 2 | 6:00pm
Do you have a story about how you stepped out in faith this past year to share the Gospel? The Sharing Team would like to encourage others in evangelism by sharing your story. To submit a video, contact Russ or Dana Fitzgerald at danafitz78@gmail.com. Deadline for videos is April 11. Then join us on May 2 as we watch these great encouragements!

SPRING CAR CARE DAY
April 17
We invite our seniors, singles and students to bring their car on April 17th for an oil & filter change along with basic inspection. Volunteers are appreciated! To volunteer or schedule an appointment, contact Chaz Ruppman at 309-696-2727

BETHANY FAMILY NEWS
Congratulations to Kyler & Katie Bell on the birth of their daughter, Adley Rose on April 5th.

MEMBERSHIP VOTE
We are excited to be voting on Luke Fischer, Brad & Lori Jarvis and Jenni Tracy for membership into our church family next Sunday during the Annual Meeting. If you have questions, please contact an elder.

COLLEGE CARE PACKAGES
We will be sending gifts to college students soon. If your student has a different address than they did last fall, please email updated information to hannah@bethanycentral.org. If you would like to contribute, please drop off $5 restaurant gift cards by April 21st.

BAPTISM
The following people followed the Lord in Believer’s Baptism on April 2nd: Ally Johnson & Hank Terhorst

FINANCIAL UPDATE
Weekly Need // $52,746
Received Last Week //$45,900
2020-2021 Budget // $2,742,800

SERMON NOTES

GOD ON THE MOVE | THE BOOK OF ACTS

SAME OLD STORY: THE REJECTION OF GOD’S WISDOM
Acts 6:8-8:3

The rejection of God should come as no surprise; but neither should his sure victory.
Four reminders about God’s wisdom:

TOO LEGIT (6:8-15)
A _______________________ WE CAN RESPECT

 BACK TO SUNDAY SCHOOL (7:1-50)
A _______________________ WE CAN RECOUNT

 MOMENT OF TRUTH (7:51-60)
A _______________________ WE CAN BRAVE

THE BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS (7:59-8:3)
A _______________________ WE CAN TRUST

FOR REFLECTION

  • In what areas of your life is it difficult for you to trust God’s wisdom?
  • What is one way this week you can bravely trust of God’s wisdom & testify to Jesus’ greatness?

 FOR DISCUSSION

  • In what ways are we and those we know tempted to doubt God’s wisdom?
  • How well do you know examples of God’s wisdom throughout biblical history?
  • What hostility have you experienced as a result of being brave in sharing the gospel?
  • What aspects of God’s sovereignty are difficult for people to trust?