Worship Bulletin – May 2, 2021

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TODAY IN WORSHIP

Call to Worship
By Faith
Saved My Soul
The Lord Is My Salvation
Scripture Reading | Acts 8:1-25 (page 916)
Communion (elements in the sanctuary foyer)
Sermon: THE DEVASTATION OF FALSE FAITH
More Love To Thee
Benediction

THIS WEEK AT BETHANY

SUNDAY, MAY 2
8:30am Elevated Precaution Worship
10:00am Mild Precaution Worship
Nursery (crawlers-2yrs)
Sunday School (3yrs-6th grade)
6:00pm Good News Summit
MONDAY, MAY 3
10:00am Ladies’ Bible Study—Suffering
11:00am Grandparents @ Prayer
4:00pm Ladies’ Bible Study—Be Heroic
TUESDAY, MAY 4
6:45am Men’s Bible Study—Jeremiah
9:00am Men’s Bible Study—Ephesians
12:00pm Ladies’ Bible Study—Forward
6:30pm Ladies’ Bible Study—Gentle & Lowly
6:30pm Adult Co-Ed Soccer
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5
6:00pm Youth Group
6:30pm Better Together In Person + Livestream
SATURDAY, MAY 8
9:00am Anne Havenga Bridal Shower

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GOOD NEWS SUMMIT
THIS EVENING | 6:00pm
The Sharing Team would like to encourage you in evangelism! We will be sharing stories of how others in our church have stepped out in faith this past year to share the Gospel. Join us on May 2 as we watch videos of these great encouragements!

BETHANY FAMILY NEWS
Sympathy
Our deepest sympathies to Dale, Mary & Mike Myers on the loss of father and grandfather, Steve Myers, on April 24.
Thank You
We are so appreciative of your caring words and cards of sympathy during the home going of our father/grandfather, Bob Smith. Thank you for thinking and praying for us during this time.
Love,
Joel, Ginny, Evan & Kirsten Smith

BETTER TOGETHER
Wednesdays @ 6:30PM
How do we think biblically about emotions and feelings? Be sure to join us this week for our Better Together series The Gospel & Emotions. The service is live in the Sanctuary or you can Livestream at live.bethanycentral.org.

HELP NEEDED
Grace Baptist ChurchJune 5
Many hands make light work! We will be helping Grace replace the roof on the church and the parsonage. No skillset required. Come join the fellowship and be a sweet blessing to our brothers and sisters at Grace! Rain date will be June 12. If you would like to volunteer, contact jake@bethanycentral.org.

LADIES
Bridal Shower for Anne Havenga

May 8 | 10:00am
All ladies are invited to celebrate with a shower for Anne Havenga. She’s engaged to marry Henry Lueken in June. The shower will be on the Bethany patio (Senior High room if it rains). Anne is registered at Target, Amazon and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

FAMILIES
Vacation Bible School
June 21-25 | 9:00-11:15am
Be sure to schedule your vacation around VBS! This year’s theme is Mystery Island. You can register now on your MyBethany or contact jill@bethanycentral.org for  more information.
Youth Summer Camp
June 6-11
Summer Camp registration is officially open! This year our theme is on the Resurrection. Students who are finishing 6th grade through graduating seniors are welcome to join us! Register on your MyBethany or if you have questions email hannah@bethanycentral.org.

GRADUATES
We would like to recognize you on May 23!
Parents & students, please provide us with your graduation information. We would like your name and the school you are graduating from. You can add it to today’s Communication Card or email it to dianna@bethanycentral.org.

GRANDPARENTS
Grandparents @ Prayer (G@P)
Monday, May 3 | 11:00am, Prayer Room
Grandparents, we have an opportunity to powerfully touch the lives of another generation for eternity. Join us! Contact: Rod Abel at 309-253-1618
Legacy Grandparenting Summit 2021
Two Inspiring Days to Help You Become a More Intentional Christian Grandparent
SAVE THE DATE! October 21 & 22
If you are a grandparent, please sign up on today’s Communication Card so we can add you to our email list. You can also email dianna@bethanycentral.org.

FINANCIAL UPDATE
Weekly Need // $52,746
Received Last Week //$62,300
2020-2021 Budget // $2,742,800

SERMON NOTES

GOD ON THE MOVE | THE BOOK OF ACTS

The Devastation of False Faith
Acts 8:1-25

Two categories of false faith:
Category #1:  Saul:  Faith in a _______________ object.
Category #2:  Simon:  Faith with a ______________ heart.

FOR REFLECTION

  • Why does God commend faith as the means to receive His grace?

 FOR DISCUSSION

  • Share your story of how you came to faith in Jesus.
  • What are some worthless objects that you might be tempted to trust in for joy and life? How might we keep Jesus as the focus of our faith?
  • What spiritual battles do you face with using your Christian faith as a means to worldly prosperity or power? What helps you to walk humbly with Jesus each day?