January 5th Bulletin

Bethesda United Methodist Church

The Order of Worship

Jeanuary 5, 2014

Reverend Jessica Terrell, Pastor

Reid Turner, Preaching 

Prelude                                                                                Organist

Welcome and Announcements                                   Pastor Jessica

 

                                                  We Praise God

Chiming of the Hour                                                 Kevin Murphy

Call to Worship                                                         Chancel Choir

*Processing Hymn                The First Noel                       No. 245

(Children come forward with Mrs. Noel on the last verse of this hymn)

Children’s Moments                                                   Noel Kitchen

(Children 3 years old thru 5th grade are excused during the last verse of this hymn to go to Kids Kingdom and will return for communion with their parents.)

 

*Receiving the Light of Christ                                          Acolytes

                                            We Converse with God

Prayer Celebrations and Concerns                             Pastor Jessica

Organ Meditation                                                               Organist

Morning Prayer, Pastoral Prayer & Lord’s Prayer    Pastor Jessica

                                                 We Give to God

*Hymn                                We Three Kings                      No. 254

Offering                                                                

Offertory                                                                 Kayse Harshaw

*Doxology    Praise God from whom all Blessings Flow     No. 95

*Prayer of Thanksgiving

Gracious God, We thank you for sending your Son to us on that night long ago.  We see what giving means through His actions and hope that we may be like Him.  We offer up these gifts to you so that we may be able to go out into the world and show your light.  In the name of Christ we pray, amen.

 

                                          We Hear the Call of God

Anthem                        Go Tell it on the Mountain   Chancel Choir

*Gospel Lesson               Matthew 2:1-12 (pg. 2)            Reid Turner

The Sermon   “Making Christmas Last Year Round”  Reid Turner    

 

 

 

    

 

                                            We Respond to God

Holy Communion

(The communion offering left on the altar is used for the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund for Benevolence.)

*Closing Hymn           Sing We Now of Christmas                  No. 237

*Dismissal with Blessing                                              Reid Turner

                                              We Go to Serve God

*Benediction Response                                      Chancel Choir

*Postlude                                                                     Organist

                              *Please stand if you are able

 

Prayer Concerns – L. E. Moore, Andy Anderson, Jim Falkler, Shirley Clonts, Charles Wilder, Felix Martin, Kim Maxwell, Chad Moncrief, our military people:  Major Stan Johnson, Sgt. Bryan Williams, Cpl Kevin Williams, CTT2 Chris Bartleson, C5 Dustin Hughes, Eric Bartleson,  Damon Kreider, Josh Bernardi, Harold J. Wine

 

Congratulations to Taylor (Brooks) and Jonathan Nunez on their wedding which was this past Sunday in Costa Rica.  We pray God’s blessings on them as they begin their life together as husband and wife.

Membership is More! Membership is more than getting your name on a list.  At Bethesda it signals so much – excitement about Christ’s role in your life, commitment to the point that you want to “sign up”, understanding that being a part of the whole makes the whole stronger in some way that only God can truly know.  Perhaps you have been worshipping here for a time and are ready to take the next step.  If you would like to join Bethesda, please let Pastor Jessica know at any of the services or call at 770-921-3753.

Father-Son Breakfast is Sunday, January 12th at 7:30am in the fellowship hall.  Please make plans to attend.

Young Ladies Night Out – Sunday, January 12th 5:00pm at Sugarloaf Mills at the Food Court.  We will have dinner and a movie together.  Bring your friends. 

 

Thank You – Words cannot express my deep appreciation for the wonderful birthday breakfast you threw me last Sunday.  Your love, friendship, and support these first six months have been a blessing.  I am deeply grateful for each and every one of you and for what you do to make Bethesda the best church it can be for this community.  Love to each and to all.  Pastor Jessica

 

Latest News

Family Movie Night – Friday, August 15

August 15 – Snacks and play 7:30 p.m. Movie will start at dusk.

Movie Hint: The snacks will be FROZEN…Sno cones for everyone! Let’s cool down the summer and build a snow man!

Mark your calendar and come out for a fun family evening with us!

Noche de película familiar. Subtítulos Español.

Bring a chair or blanket for outside viewing. In the event of rain movie will be shown in the Chapel.

STARTING SOON – Run For God Bible Study and 10k/Half Marathon Challenge

Run For God Bible Study and 10k/Half Marathon Challenge starting in August!

We will meet Saturday mornings.

This challenge is for all walkers and runners – any level. So lace up your shoes and join us!

Questions? Contact Bev Hombroek or Joe Banas

The Penny Pig War is about to Begin!

Family Movie Night – Friday, July 25th

 

Give your change to make a change! Get ready for the Penny Pig War!

Let’s ‘clean up’ our Conference Mission Giving.

The Penny Pig War will kick off August 3rd and the challenge will begin!

The finale will be on September 6th at the annual fish fry!

The losing team captain will ‘get’ to kiss a pig!

Will you give to TEAM JESSICA or TEAM REID???

Who will KISS THE PIG???

Stay tuned for more details, but start saving your change now!

 

Painting For a Purpose – Thurs, Sep 18th 7-9 p.m. – SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE!

Bethesda UMC will be hosting an evening of fellowship, fun and painting with a purpose at Painting With a Twist in Lawrenceville.

Thursday evening, September 18th from 7-9 p.m

The cost is $35 per person; register on-line at http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/lawrenceville/calendar/

 All supplies are included.

The church will be receiving 1/2 of the ticket price and funds raised will support Conference Mission Giving.

178 E Crogan St, Ste 230
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(678) 226-4970

Invite your friends, neighbors and everyone you know! Let’s fill the room and paint with a purpose!

If you have any questions just call or email Bev Hombroek: beverly {at} multiplebenefits(.)com

July 11 – Family Movie Night Hint

July 11 – Snacks and play 7:30 p.m. Movie will start at dusk

Movie Hint: You’ll have a chance to get a meatball sub (while they last), but be careful…..it might be cloudy!

Remember add July 25 and August 15 to your calendar for our next Family Movie Nights! Watch for hints on those movies.

Family Movie Night July 11 – Mark your calendar!

Come out and enjoy our first family movie night of the summer!

Friday night, July 11

Snack and play at 7:30         Movie will begin at 8:30/dusk

Bring a chair or blanket

Snacks will be movie themed! Look for hints on posters around the church…..

 

Stay tuned for updates on future movie nights – July 25 and August 15.

Agape Circle has new supply of Rada Cutlery

Agape Circle has Rada Cutlery for sale.

You asked for them and we’ve brought them back!

To see the products check with Debra Rogers. We will also have them at Wednesday night dinners.

Great gifts for…. Wedding showers, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, etc

The price range is from $5-$8

 

Rada Cutlery

R101   Regular Paring

R103   Heavy Duty Paring

R106   Stubby Butcher

R126   Tomato Slicer

R127   Super Parer

R140   Cook Utility

W200   Black Granny Paring

W202   Black Peeling Paring

W203   Black Heavy Duty Parig

W210   Black Carving Fork

W206   Black Stubby Butcher

W226   Black Tomato Slicer

W227   Black Super Parer

W240   Black Cook’s Utility

Agape Circle Meeting, Tuesday May 13 at 6:30

Agape Circle will meet on Tuesday, May 13th at Sandie Brooks’ home in Lawrenceville at 6:30 pm for our monthly meeting. Please check with Sandie or an Agape member for the address.

All women are invited to attend and enjoy food and fellowship.  Everyone bring a salad or dish to share.

Our mission this month is the Church Children’s Ministry/Nursery. Please bring an item for this mission ( i.e. markers, glue, wipes, construction paper, paper towels, goldfish, etc.)

It’s here… Bethesda’s Great Day of Service! Saturday, April 26

Bethesda’s Great Day of Service  Saturday April 26, 2014

Don’t miss the Fun and Joy of Serving.

It has been fun watching this week as preparation for Bethesda’s Great Day of Service started.

Your leaders have been gathering supplies, cutting tulle, gluing feathers and flowers on pipe cleaners, making signs, and  purchasing plants and cookie supplies. Several people already started to pick up trash along the road.

Come and join a group Saturday at 9.  Bring a friend and can goods. Remember the Church Sanctuary will be open 7AM to 7PM to Pray for our Church, Community, Country, World, and Whatever is on your Heart.

  1. Children making Cookies and delivering them to stores in community and Firemen
  2. Picking up Trash on Bethesda School Rd. and Bethesda Church Rd.
  3. Passing out water bottles at Sweetwater park
  4. Planting flowers for Joy Seekers and Others in our Neighborhood  ( start at 11:00 AM)
  5. Making Tutu Skirt’s for Children’s Hospital
  6. Can Drive for Lawrenceville Food Bank 3000 items in 3 hours
  7. Visiting and Singing with Residents at Life Care (start at 1:45)
  8. Relay for Life
  9. Day of Prayer (7AM – 7PM)
  10. Homemade Cookies for Bethesda’s Elementary Staff ( delivered Friday)
  11. Work at Partner’s Against Domestic Violence clothes closet (Thursday 4/24)

Great Day of Service, April 26 – Project Highlight #4

Join us on April 26, 2014 for Bethesda’s Great Day of Service

Bethesda UMW needs everyone to sign up and get involved!

Below are highlights of the last 3 of the 9 different projects.

Please choose at least one and join in this ministry of service!

Make Tutus for local children’s hospitals – Contact Shirley Tallent

Visit nursing home (sing, visit) – Contact Nora Waters

Collect gently used Spring women’s clothes and organize the small clothes closet at the PADV – Contact Janice Williams

 

If you have questions contact Martha Gordon or the church office.

UMW Agape Circle Meeting – Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.

 

The Agape Circle will meet Tuesday night, April 22nd at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome.

The program will be lead by Debra Rogers and Sandie Brooks.

Food items will be collected for the Great Day of Service “3000 items in 3 hours”.  Please join us.

Great Day of Service, April 26 – Project Highlight #3

Join us on April 26, 2014 for Bethesda’s Great Day of Service

Bethesda UMW needs everyone to sign up and get involved!

Below are highlights of 2 more  of the 9 different projects. Lookout for highlights of each of the others!

Please choose at least one and join in this ministry of service!

 

Homemade cookies for staff at Bethesda Elementary School – Contact Sandie Brooks (make cookies & wrap 2 in zip-lock bag.  To be delivered on Monday, April 28.)

Planting flowers for Joy Seekers and others – Contact Wanda Davis

 

If you have questions contact Martha Gordon or the church office.

Great Day of Service, April 26 – Project Highlight #2

April 26, 2014 will be Bethesda’s Great Day of Service

Bethesda UMW needs everyone to sign up and get involved!

Below are the next 2 highlights of the 9 projects. Watch for highlights of each of the others!

Please choose at least one and join in this ministry of service!

 

Help Bethesda’s children make cookies and deliver them to the local Fire Station, Police Station – Contact Karen Fewell

Trash Pick-up on Bethesda Church Rd, Bethesda School Rd, and pass out water bottles at Sweetwater Park – Contact Peggy Alford or Taylor Nunez

 

 If you have questions contact Martha Gordon or the church office.

Great Day of Service, April 26 – Project Highlight #1

Join us on April 26, 2014 for Bethesda’s Great Day of Service

Bethesda UMW needs everyone to sign up and get involved!

Below are highlights of 2 of the 9 different projects. Lookout for highlights of each of the others!

Please choose at least one and join in this ministry of service!

 

Prayer Time – The Sanctuary will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on April 26, 2014

You can sign up for any 30 minute period during that time. – Contact Martha Gordon

 

 3,000 items in 3 hours! Bring non-perishable items for the Lawrenceville Co-op – Contact Judy Wood or Carole Bartleson

 

 

If you have questions contact Martha Gordon or the church office.

Bethesda’s Great Day of Service – April 26

Bethesda’s Great Day of Service

Saturday, April 26

It is time to sign up for one of the many projects.

Look for Sign-up poster at church or contact Martha Gordon or one of the Project Leaders listed below.

 

Projects and Leaders

1. Karen Fewell – Help the children to make cookies and deliver them to the Fire Station, Police Station, stores in area (Subway, Dollar Store, service station, etc.)

2. Carole Bartleson & Judy Wood – Lawrenceville Food Bank: 3,000 items in 3 hours. Need  people to help collect, sort, and pack can goods.

3. Peggy Alford & Taylor Brooks Nunez – Trash Pick-up on Bethesda Church Rd., Bethesda School Rd., and pass out water bottles at Sweetwater Park.

4. Sandie Brooks – Homemade cookies for staff at Bethesda Elementary School (make cookies & wrap in zip-lock bag.  Will be delivered on Monday, April 28.)

5. Wanda Davis – Planting flowers for Joy Seekers and others in neighborhood

6. Shirley Tallent  – Making Tutu for children hospital; Supplies ordered.

7. Nora Waters -  Visit nursing home (sing, visit,)

8.  Janice Williams –  PAVD  collect gently used spring women’s clothes and organizing their small clothes closet.  (This project’s date will be announced soon.)

9. Martha Gordon  -  Open Sanctuary for Prayers  7AM -7PM Need someone to be in the Sanctuary at all times.

 

 

This event is sponsored and coordinated by the Bethesda United Methodist Women

Outreach Circle UMW Meeting – April 9, 11 a.m.

The Outreach Circle will meet April 9th at 11a.m.

Shirley Wilder is hosting us at her farm and is providing lunch. (Thank you, Shirley)  Carolyn Beaty has our program and we may get some surprises when we visit the farm.  We will car pool from the church, meeting at 10:15 am and leaving for Shirley’s at 10:30.

Our mission this month is a donation towards the purchase of a NICU ambulance at Gwinnett Medical Center.

 

 

 

 

 

Agape Circle Meeting – March 11, 6:30 p.m.

The Agape Circle will be meeting on Tuesday evening, March 11th at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

All ladies are invited.

Murphy Harpst Children’s Home is our mission this month – please bring a book to donate.

Outreach Circle Meeting – March 12, 11 a.m.

Outreach Circle will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12 in the BUMC Fellowship Hall.

Sharon Crain will be our hostess and she will provide drinks and dessert, please bring a covered dish to share.

Our mission is a combination of Bethesda nursery needs and volunteering to provide Easter cheer to our home bound members.

We will have Todd Edwards, Battalion Chief, Atlanta Fire Dept. for our program speaker.

We look forward to seeing you.

 

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