Sunday, February 21, 2021

All of us face troubles in life. Some troubles we bring upon ourselves. Other troubles are harder for us to understand. In week 3 of this series, we are examining Jonah’s prayer from the belly of the fish in a message titled “Sending Out An SOS.” Join us as we see God’s mercy at work in our moments of greatest need. For more resources, visit bethelfree.com/jonah.

CONNECTION HOUR
Children, youth and adult classes continue this Sunday at 11:00am. Adults, the Vertical Marriage study will meet in the sanctuary and the women’s Bible study, Busyness: Finding God in the Whirlwind, will meet in Room 114.

ALL-CHURCH POTLUCK
Everyone is invited to join us NEXT Sunday, February 28 at 12:00pm for food, fun and fellowship. Please bring a main dish, side dish, salad, bread or dessert. If you’re planning to attend, please sign up at The Welcome Center.

DISTRICTS YOUTH CONFERENCE
The 2021 Districts Youth Conference will be in Jamestown on March 27. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, March 10. They’ll be leaving Bethel around 8am and back around 10pm. For more information, talk to Pastor Nathan.

NORTHERN PLAINS EFCA DISTRICT CONFERENCE
Bethel will be hosting the 2021 Northern Plains EFCA District Conference April 15-18. We are looking for a few people willing to help with planning, hosting, and set-up. If you are available, please let Jessica know at jessica@bethelfree.com.

PRAYER GATHERING
Whether you’re a seasoned prayer warrior or you’re just starting your prayer journey, you’re invited to join us each Tuesday at 12:00pm in Room 114 as we experience Scripture-fed, Spirit-led, worship-based prayer. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMS
Parents and children are invited to participate in Awana (Preschool-6th grade) & The Underground Youth Group (7th-12th grade) Wednesdays at 6:30pm. These are great opportunities for your families to grow in your relationship with God and knowledge of God’s Word while enjoying fellowship with others. For the latest information and updates, please check their social media pages.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX MINISTRY
This past year the COVID pandemic left people around the world searching for hope. In the midst of fear and uncertainty, the Good News of Jesus was brought to over 9 million worldwide through shoeboxes. His work continues in every season – what an amazing example of God’s faithfulness! Thank you for the part you played in 2020. If you would be willing to help in 2021, contact Kathy Stienkeoway at 350-1560.

MEN’S RETREAT
“Transformed” is the theme for the 2021 Men’s Retreat at Lakewood Park Bible Camp February 26-27. Speakers for this event include Luke Barnett, Sheldon McGorman and comedian Paul Aldrich. Trophies of Grace will be there with their Western Display, which will feature full mounts of bison, elk, grizzly bear and more! Cost: adults-$45, students-$22. To register or for more information, visit ndmen.org/events.

WINTER COAT DRIVE
Nexus-PATH Family Healing, which provides a variety of foster care and community-based services in North Dakota, is holding a Winter Coat Drive through February 28. Please donate your new or gently used outwear. All ages and sizes are welcomed. Donations can be dropped off at Bethel in the foyer.

HELPFUL LINKS:

3 WAYS TO GIVE
ONLINE: bethelfree.com/give
MAIL: 1312 Walnut St E, Devils Lake, ND 58301
IN PERSON: Drop in one of the offering boxes

FINANCIAL REPORT
Last Week’s Offering – $13,895.18
Weekly Offering Budget – $8,663.50
Giving as of 2/14/2021 – $56,895.18
Budget YTD – $60,644.50

Thank you for your faithful giving to God’s work at Bethel Church.