Sunday, August 7, 2022

For one week, Jesus camps out in Jerusalem and forces people to make a decision about Him. As the people were looking back and celebrating the provisions of God and as they were to be looking ahead and anticipating the coming of the Messiah, Jesus steps forward and says, “Here I am! I am God’s ultimate provision. I am the one that can bring you celebration, joy, and happiness. I am the life of the party. I am He. Will you accept me?” Join us this Sunday at 9:30am as we kickoff a new sermon series – “A Week with Jesus in Jerusalem.”

COMMUNION
We look forward to celebrating Communion on Sunday. All who have put their faith in Christ are welcome to partake. Parents, if your kids have received Christ, their participation is up to you. Pick up your cup and wafer on the way into the service and we will take part in Communion together during the service.

DEACONS FUND OFFERING
You’re invited to give to the Deacons Fund on Sunday. These resources are used to serve people in need…primarily within the Bethel church family but also within our community. For checks, write Deacons Fund in the memo line. For cash, there are envelopes available in the lobby.

GIVEAWAY
We are looking for a new home for the Wm. Knabe & Co piano in the Connection Room. If you’re interested, please contact the church office.

AWANA STORE
The T&T Awana Store is looking for prize donations – pencils, stickers, bracelets, bouncy balls, devotionals, pop, candy, or money to purchase items. Kids will be able to earn points to purchase these prizes. Donations can be dropped off in the box in the lobby. For more information, contact Marlee Davis at (701) 381-2423.

POTLUCK & PRAISE
Plan on being with us on Sunday, August 21, 5-8pm for our Potluck and Praise at Ruger Park. Come at 5pm to watch or participate in games and playtime. We’ll eat together at 6pm. Please bring an entree and a side dish or dessert – enough for your family and plenty to share since we do anticipate guests. The highlight of the evening will be from 7-8pm when we will engage in praise and worship. Join us as we prepare to move into the fall season as a church family.

NEW ATTENDERS LUNCH
Are you new to Bethel? Are you trying to figure out how to get connected and make Bethel home? We want to know you, and we want you to know us. On Sunday, August 28, after the worship service, we will be having a New Attenders Lunch for those who have recently started attending. If you have started coming to Bethel in the last couple of weeks or the last few months, we want you and your family to be our guests. Please RSVP at link.bethelfree.com/lunch or stop by the Welcome Center.

THE UNDERGROUND LAUNCH PARTY
All students in grades 7-12 are invited to the fall launch of The Underground youth group on Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30pm.

AWANA REGISTRATION
Come for registration night on Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30pm. Regular club starts September 7 at 6:30pm.

RALLY SUNDAY
Join us on Sunday, September 11 at 11am as we resume children, youth, and adult Sunday school classes.

FAHOCHA 75TH DIAMOND CELEBRATION
Everyone is invited to come and celebrate 75 years of camp ministry at FaHoCha Bible Camp on Sunday, August 14. The service will start at 3pm, with food and an open house to follow.

FAHOCHA GOLF TOURNAMENT
FaHoCha Bible Camp is hosting their 19th annual golf tournament on Saturday, September 24 at 1pm at Creel Bay Golf Course. This is a benefit tournament to provide scholarships for underprivileged youth. To register or for more information, contact Jay Deckert at (701) 351-4835 or jay@fahocha.org.

SAVE THE DATE
Women, you’re invited to the Going Beyond Simulcast with Priscilla Shirer, hosted at Bethel on Saturday, October 1, 9am-4pm. Registration forms are available at the Welcome Center. Feel free to grab a few extras to share and invite a friend! This is sure to be a fun, worship-filled experience with our God and women in our communities. We look forward to seeing you there!

HELPFUL LINKS

3 WAYS TO GIVE
Online: bethelfree.com/give
Mail: 1312 Walnut St NE, Devils Lake, ND 58301
In Person: Drop in one of the offering boxes

FINANCIAL REPORT
Last Week’s Offering – $5,107.00
Weekly Offering Budget – $9,123.00
Giving as of 7/31/22 – $262,283.50
Budget YTD – $282,813.00

Thank you for your faithful giving to Bethel Church