-2HAPPENING AT BETHEL S.M.P.G. (SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP) meets from 7:45 - 9am Sunday mornings to pray for the worship service, our church and community. Come out and join us on occasion or on a regular basis. We meet downstairs in classroom #7, in the Children & Youth Wing. January 4 2015 SUNDAY AT BETHEL WELCOME to our worship celebra on on this first Sunday of 2015! We begin the year with the call to put first things first and to respond to the first and greatest commandment – to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. We are grateful for the worship leadership of Synchairo. A warm welcome to guests. We invite you to stay for refreshments we share together a er the worship service. For more informaƟon about our church and its ministries please come to the Welcome Centre. We invite you to fill in a Guest Card and place it in the oﬀering bag, or bring it to the Welcome Centre to receive a welcome gi from Bethel. NEXT WEEK we con nue to explore the summary of the law, focusing on the second commandment that is like the greatest commandment -- “Love your neighbor as yourself”. We will have the simple but significant ques ons asked of us: “Who is your neighbour and how are you called to neighbour?” You can prepare by reading and reflec ng on the Bible reading from Luke 10:25-37. We also look forward to celebra ng the Lord’s Supper and encourage you to prepare by asking God to show you if you are living out the spirit of the call of Romans 12:18 – “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 10:30 AM – UNITY SERVICE AT THE ACTON LEGION. We gather together with all the churches of Acton to celebrate and demonstrate our unity in Jesus Christ. We look forward to the worship leadership of a combined choir and a music team from Crossings Church. The message will be shared by Pastor Todd Nelson, the new minister of Knox Presbyterian Acton. The oﬀering will be for the Acton Ministerial Associa on, for shared ministry ini a ves in the community. There will not be a worship service in our building that morning. TODAY’S OFFERING - Food for Life is a food recovery program. Every day, seven days a week they collect surplus perishable food (baked goods, fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, dairy and meat) from grocery stores, restaurants, and the corporate food sector in Halton region. Their emphasis is on fresh food that can be delivered quickly to those in need. They deliver this food, same day, to over 40 community social service organizations and over 45 outreach programs which have been established in low-income neighbourhoods in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Georgetown. Jan. 11 - Youth Unlimited Jan. 25 - Benevolance COUPLES NIGHT OUT COMES TO BETHEL! The ul mate date night with a message. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 4, 7:30 pm. Featuring Leland Klassen, with live music by Dan Macaulay. Presented by FunandFaith.ca and hosted right here at Bethel. $10/person. More informa on to follow! OFFERING ENVELOPES 2015 are on a table beside the mail folders, and Giving Guides with PAD (PreAuthorized Debit) forms were placed in mail folders in December. If you don’t have oﬀering envelopes or a mail folder and would like to have either or both, please contact Leila Vos, Administra ve Assistant, at oﬃ[email protected] or 519-853-2121. ELDERS BOARD meets next Monday, January 12, 7:30 pm, in Room 102. KNIT & CHAT meets Tuesday January 6 at 10am. Everyone is welcome! MEN’S BREAKFAST is scheduled for next Saturday, January 10th from 8:30 – 9:30 am. For $3 (to cover cost), you can enjoy an hour of good Chris an fellowship over a breakfast of coﬀee, toast & eggs. Invite a neighbor… it’s a perfect me to build community and to get to know others. Feel free to join us. For more info, contact Jake Adema at 905-877-4080. WOMEN'S COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: Saturday, November 15, 2014 Doors open at 8:30am Breakfast served at 9:00 am, Cost $3.00. New volunteers welcome to help set up or cleanup! All are welcome; bring a friend, or a neighbour. REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS “HOW TO READ THE BIBLE FOR ALL IT’S WORTH” is an excellent opportunity for lay persons, church leaders, pastors, and students who have a desire to become more confident in their understanding and interpreta on of the Bible. Dr. Jeﬀ Weima, Professor of New Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary, will be presen ng this seminar at Maranatha Chris an Reformed Church, 94 Elgin St. SOUTH, Cambridge, on Saturday, February 7, at 9 am, followed by lunch and a demonstra on preaching from 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Registra on is $20 before January 26 and at the door at 8:15 a.m. for $30; email oﬃ[email protected] .
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