Sunday, January 9, 2022

The power of the Gospel is such that it can knock down any gate and blow a hole in any wall. This is the task to which you and I have been called. It is nothing less than to take the Gospel and to use it to knock down gates and to blow holes in walls of Satan’s fortresses. And when we do this, when we knock down a gate or blow a hole in a wall, we create an opening through which someone who has been held captive in Satan’s prison of death and darkness is able to escape into the freedom of light and life in Jesus Christ. Isn’t it time to “Be the Church”? But what does it take for us to be people who are gate crashers? Join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30am.

BAPTISM
Are you interested in being baptized? Baptism is an outward expression of your faith in Jesus. If you would like to be baptized next Sunday during the worship service, please contact one of the pastors.

MEMBERSHIP
The Bible encourages believers to be committed one to another. If you are not a member at Bethel, now is a good time to consider taking that step. New members will be received at the Congregational Meeting on January 30. Also, since we anticipate calling a new Lead Pastor in 2022, you will need to be a member to have a voice in that decision. Applications are available in the lobby. Completed forms can be turned in to the church office. 

CONNECTION HOUR
Children and youth classes resume Sunday at 11:00am.

CHURCH CONVERSATIONS
Adults, join us Sunday at 11:00am in the sanctuary for “Survey Says” as Pastor David shares the results of the Ministry Insight Tool.
 
WOMEN’S WINTER TEA
All women are invited to attend the Winter Tea next Sunday, January 16 at noon. An old-fashioned tea party lunch will be served. Bring your favorite teacup and a fancy hat! Jodi Tjelta will be the guest speaker. If you’d be willing to bring finger sandwiches or tea party treats, please sign up at The Welcome Center.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
All women are invited to join this 10-week study, “God of Freedom – A Study of Exodus 19-40” by Jen Wilkin, starting Wednesday, January 19 at 9:30am at the Lake Region Public Library. To sign up or for more information, contact Michelle Herman at (701)230-2707.
 
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
All are welcome to join us for Bethel’s Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 30. We’ll be affirming additional Elders and Deacons and getting an update on the Interim Process.

REGION’S LARGEST BABY SHOWER
Women’s Care Center will be hosting the Region’s Largest Baby Shower during the month of January. A board is set up in the lobby with tags that list an item to purchase. Take a tag, shop and return to Bethel or Women’s Care Center. These items will restock their Crib Club. Women’s Care Center families will be able to “purchase” these items using the coupons that they have earned. For more information, call 662-2229.

THE GATHERING
Everyone is invited to join us for a special evening of prayer and worship on Friday, February 11 at 7:00pm.

MEN’S RETREAT
Endangered is the theme for the 2022 Men’s Retreat at Lakewood Park Bible Camp February 18-19. Speakers for this event include Cody Cochran, Monte Coleman and comedian Mutzie. Cost: adults-$45, students-$22. To register or for more information, visit ndmen.org/events.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMS
Come for Awana (Kindergarten-grade 6) & The Underground Youth Group (grades 7-12) Wednesdays at 6:30pm.

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

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