Sunday, November 27, 2022

He is the Wonderful Counselor. That takes care of the decisions in life. Life can be so confusing. At times, it just doesn’t make sense. There are times when we just do not have any insight, and there are other times when we are overloaded with too much information. One person has said, “A wise person seeks much counsel. A fool listens to all of it!” Isn’t it good to know that in this confusing life we have a Wonderful Counselor to take care of the decisions in life. Join us on Sunday at 9:30am for our worship service and a sermon titled “Wonderful Counselor” from Isaiah 9:6.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
A total of 331 boxes are on their way to children throughout the world. Thank you to all who helped with time, finances, and prayer to make this happen.

CHRISTMAS DECORATING
Thank you to everyone who served by decorating the sanctuary for Christmas. You are a blessing to our church family!

NEW SERMON SERIES
For the next four weeks, we are going to be studying the royal title given to the infant king. And in each of these names, we will unwrap a gift he has given to us. More than just being an Advent series preparing us for Christmas, we hope that as we go through this study you would come to know Him better.

CONNECTION HOUR
Children, youth, and adult Sunday school classes continue this Sunday at 11am. This Sunday will be the last week for adult classes until January.

NEXT SUNDAY
We look forward to celebrating Communion together next Sunday. You will also have the opportunity to give to the Deacons’ Fund.

UNDERGROUND PARENTS NIGHT
All parents of students in 6th-12th grade are invited to join us for games, student-led worship, Bible study and small group discussion on Wednesday, December 7, 6:30-8:30pm. Hope you’ll join us!

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Join us on Sunday, December 18 at 11am when the children will present ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

CANDLELIGHT SERVICES
Christmas is a time for family, and we want to give you plenty of opportunities to be with them. We will have 2 identical candlelight services – Christmas Eve at 5pm and Christmas Day at 9:30am. Come to one or the other. This is a great opportunity to invite your family, friends, and neighbors.

YEAR-END GIVING
As you prepare for year-end giving, would you please consider giving to Bethel Church. We are about $38,000 behind budget. To be considered tax deductible, your donation needs to be turned into the church office by December 29.

UNDERGROUND LOCK-IN
All students in grades 7-12 are invited to the Lock-In starting on Friday, December 30 at 8pm and concluding at 8am on Saturday, December 31. An up-all-night FREE event with food, fun, and games.

CHRISTMAS TEA
All women are invited to attend the Christmas Tea on Sunday, January 8 at 1pm. A light lunch will be served. Don’t forget to bring your favorite teacup.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMS
Parents and children are invited to participate in Awana (Kindergarten-6th grade) and The Underground Youth Group (7th-12th grade) Wednesdays at 6:30pm.

MEMBERSHIP
Just a reminder, as we go through the Pastoral Search Process, only members of Bethel will be voting on the next Lead Pastor. If Bethel is your home and you desire to participate in the process but are not a member, please pick up a membership application in the lobby and turn it in to an Elder or the church office. 

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 – $5,562.00
Weekly Offering Budget – $9,123.00
Giving as of 11/20/22 – $390,567.06
Budget YTD – $428,781.00

Thank you for your faithful giving to Bethel Church!