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

Time to Register for Paint With a Purpose

Paint with a Purpose at Painting With a Twist in Lawrenceville.

Thursday evening, September 18th from 6:45-9 p.m. Come and enjoy some snacks, fun, and fellowship as we paint.

Painting experience is not necessary! All supplies are included and the cost is $35 per person; register on-line at http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/lawrenceville/calendar/

The church will receive 1/2 of the ticket price and funds raised will support Conference Missional Giving.

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

(Photo used with permission; this is an example of what we will be painting.)

 

 

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

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

Run For God – Bible Study & 10k/Half Marathon Challenge starts September 13

Join us for the Run For God Bible Study and 10k/Half Marathon Challenge

All are welcome! Come run….walk…or do run/walk intervals with us!

We will begin September 13. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the BUMC Fellowship Hall.

Each session will include a short Bible study, discussion of a running topic, then outside for running/walking.

If you have any questions please talk to one of the class leaders listed below.

Class leaders are:

Week 1 – Sep 13 – Alisha Voutas

Week 2 – Sep 20 – Joe Banas

Week 3 – Sep 27 – Ken Fewell

Week 4 – Oct 4 – Joe Banas

Week 5 – Oct 11 – Alisha Voutas

Week 6 – Oct 18 – Kendra Skellen

Week 7 – Oct 25 – Isabel Stafford

Week 8 – Nov 1 – Ken Fewell

Week 9 – Nov 8 – Bev Hombroek

Week 10 – Nov 15 – Kendra Skellen

Week 11 – Nov 22 – Isabel Stafford

Week 12 – Date TBD – Bev Hombroek


One more week until the KISS THE PIG finale!

Just one more week to ‘vote’ for your favorite team!

Who will kiss the pig…..will it be Team Jessica or Team Reid?

It’s been great fun watching Duke Pig and his travels looking for someone to kiss.

GET READY…..GET SET…..Let’s finish strong!

The finale will be at the 59th annual Fish Fry on Saturday, September 6th. (You can even get in your last minute votes at the fish fry.)

All funds collected will go to Conference Missional Giving (Apportionments).

BLOOD DRIVE REPORT

A great big THANK YOU to each of you who gave blood at the August 20  drive.  There were 23 units collected which exceeded the goal of 17.  The next drive is scheduled for November 19.

Ladies Bible Study – Montclair Subdivision

All ladies are invited to participate in a Ladies’ Bible Study to be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings of each month, beginning September 2. All classes will be at the Montclair Subdivision clubhouse located across the street from Al and Bev Hombroek’s home. (near Ronald Reagan Parkway and Webb Gin House Road) We gather at 7:00 p.m. for fellowship with study time from 7:30 p.m. to approx. 8:30 p.m.

This study will begin Tuesday, September 2 and we will be working on the video Bible study, ‘The Case for Christ’ by Lee Strobel.

This is a multi-denomination group of ladies and we have great discussions in a very relaxed atmosphere. There is no cost to join this study group.

If you would like to attend or have any questions, please contact Bev Hombroek 678-462-3051

Run For God – Pre-Class group runs – 7:30 a.m. Saturdays at Bethesda Park

For those wanting to get back into running/walking we will meet for run-only dates at Bethesda Park, 7:30 a.m. each Saturday leading up to the Sept 13 start of the Bible Study/challenge class. We will meet at the trail head next to the soccer fields at Bethesda Park on Bethesda Church Road.

Run For God 10k/Half Marathon 12 week challenge will officially begin on Saturday, September 13. These classes will meet in the Bethesda UMC Fellowship Hall and include a mix of Bible Study, Running Tips, and then outdoor running.

All levels and abilities are welcome…..walk, run, intervals. Invite a friend!

If you have questions please contact Joe Banas or Bev Hombroek.

Penny Pig War is in full swing!

WHAT IS THE PENNY PIG WAR?
Bethesda’s Penny Pig War and Kiss the Pig Challenge is a totally fun event designed to increase awareness of Conference Missional Giving aka Apportionments. The funds raised through the Kiss the Pig challenge will help to pay Bethesda UMC’s portion due for 2014.

 
WHY A PIG?
For the purposes of this fun challenge, the word “PIG” is an acronym meaning People Interested in Giving…..that’s YOU!

 

HOW DOES THE KISS THE PIG CHALLENGE WORK?

From August 3 – September 6, 2014 Team Jessica (Pastor Jessica Terrell) and Team Reid (Youth Pastor Reid Turner) have graciously agreed to be in a ‘friendly’ competition to help raise funds to be paid toward Apportionments with the loser having the ‘opportunity’ to pucker up and kiss a pig. Each coin helps raise your team’s total and each bill or check is subtracted from their total! The finale will be at the 59th Annual Fish Fry on September 6 and the team that receives the least amount of money by then will be puckering up to Kiss the Pig! Look for your team’s jar at Wednesday night suppers as well as on Sunday in the Narthex!


Run For God Information

Run For God 10k/Half Marathon 12 week challenge will officially begin on Saturday, September 13. Classes will meet in the Fellowship Hall and include a mix of Bible Study, Running Tips, and then outdoor running.

For those wanting a little extra, beginning August 16th we will meet for run-only dates at Bethesda Park, 7:30 a.m. each Saturday leading up to the Sept 13 start of the Bible Study/challenge class.

All levels and abilities are welcome…..walk, run, intervals. Invite a friend!

If you have questions please contact Joe Banas or Bev Hombroek.

Paint with a Purpose – Sept 18th – Register Now

Paint with a Purpose at Painting With a Twist in Lawrenceville.

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

All supplies are included and the cost is $35 per person; register on-line at http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/lawrenceville/calendar/

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

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

(Photo used with permission; this is an example of what we will be painting.)

 

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

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

Family Movie Night – August 15 – Come one, Come all!

 

Movie Hint: FROZEN sno cones for everyone! FROZEN Popcorn too! Brrrrr can you feel the chill in the air?

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

Bring the family and invite some friends for a fun evening at Bethesda UMC!

 

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.

If you have questions please contact Cheryl Miller or Bev Hombroek.

Let’s do a Clean Sweep for Conference Mission Giving!

We are in the middle of the great Bethesda Penny Pig War!

Give your change to make a change and let’s ‘sweep up’ our Conference Mission Giving.

We had a GREAT start at our kickoff yesterday! The team totals are very close so don’t forget to support your favorite ‘HAM’!

Will you support TEAM JESSICA or TEAM REID??? Who will KISS THE PIG???

Come find out at the finale on September 6th at the annual fish fry!

If you have questions please contact Bev Hombroek or Brenda Falkler.


UMW Spiritual Growth Event – Sat, August 16

“First Things First” Spiritual Growth Event

Saturday, August 16, at Grayson UMC, 555 Grayson Parkway, Grayson, GA  30017 beginning at 10:00 am.

Libby Anderson will leading us in our Spiritual Growth Event.  A light morning brunch will be served and you will be on your way for a delightful lunch time about noon but let’s put “First Things First” according to Libby.  Let’s fellowship and pray with our United Methodist Women friends at this time when we pull apart from all that is moving around us. If you have any questions, please contact Martha Gordon.

Agape Circle UMW meeting – Tuesday, August 12, 6:30 p.m.

The Agape Circle will meet on Tuesday, August 12th at 6:30 pm.

We will be meeting at Margie Franklin’s for an End of the Summer Social pool party and pot luck dinner.

Donna Kay Mitchell will give the devotion.

Our mission for the month is Partner’s Against Domestic Violence.  Please bring an item for PADV such as laundry detergent, shampoo, diapers, toilet tissue, paper towels etc.

All ladies are welcome to join us.  Please come and check us out!

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.

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