Sunday Worship - August 22, 2021 :: YouVersion Event
Bethany Baptist Church
Sunday Worship - August 22, 2021
Sunday morning worship @ 10:30AM
Locations & Times
  • Bethany Baptist Church
    2353 E Grand Blanc Rd, Grand Blanc, MI 48439, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM
Prayer Gathering
We have been continuing to pray through various themes this summer derived from this article:

Pray for the Ability to Forgive
What the Bible says
“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Why it matters
Paul wrote these words to the church in Ephesus — a church where he had spent a great deal of time as a missionary. He was acutely aware that their way of living was being observed. Ephesus was an ancient port city, once thought of as the most important city in Greece. As people from other nations passed through the city every day, it’s fair to say the world was watching how this community of Jesus followers related to one another and to others.

Whether or not you live in a community as significant as Ephesus, if you are a Christian and the people around you know that, the way you live is being noticed too.

If you want to live a life that points people toward Jesus, you need His strength to grow beyond normal human patterns of behavior like holding grudges and unforgiveness. Your motivation is not just because people are watching but because Jesus calls you as His follower to forgive others as He forgives you. This is not normal or easy by any stretch of the imagination, but as you ask God to help you do this, people will see and experience His love and forgiveness through you.

As you pray about your way of life, ask God to make you aware of any unforgiveness you need to deal with.

How you might pray
Lord, give me a heart that’s ready to forgive, and help me to receive your forgiveness when I don’t think I deserve it.

Worship through Giving

As God has so richly blessed us in Christ may we be faithful to use our resources for Him
Worship through Song: Suffering
Living Hope
Be Still My Soul
Never Once
Yes, I Will

Adult Christian Education
Our regular adult Christian Education classes will resume in September on Wednesday night. Please signup to purchase the next years course binder. The cost of the binders is $35 each and will be collected when you signup on the signup genius.

School Supplies
We have been asking you to begin collecting items to pack backpacks to give to Woodland Park Academy. Due to circumstances outside of our control, our backpack supplier has told us they are unable to fulfill our order for backpacks before the beginning of the school year. Instead of packing backpacks we would ask that you bring school supplies to Bethany by Sunday, August 21. We will give these items to the school to be distributed to students in need.

Free Books
Moses Hoole was able to order several dozen copies of the book, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, for distribution to you free of charge. The books are available at the Welcome Center Desk. Please avail yourself of this free resource.

Samaritan Summer
This summer we want to take a cue for Jesus' remarkable story of the Good Samaritan, and put a pause on our some of our regular Wednesday activities at Bethany. Instead of gathering at Bethany on Wednesday evenings, we hope you use your Wednesday evenings to build relationships with your neighbors. We have established a Facebook Group to encourage you through the weeks ahead in this endeavor (please see Pastor Jonathan if you need help gaining access to the Facebook group).
Bottle Deposits for Missions:
If you would be interested in donating your cans, please contact Pastor Jonathan and he will arrange a time with you to bring your cans to the church building.