Sunday, October 18, 2020

Jesus is coming! When he does, he is taking his people with him, and, as Paul says, “we will always be with the LORD.” Such magnificent promises for tomorrow should be thrilling today, encouraging, uplifting and emboldening today! Join us this Sunday at 9:30 am as we look at 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 in part 9 of our series “Build to Last” titled “Tomorrow’s Joy for Today.”

WORSHIP SERVICES & COVID 19 – MODERATE RISK PRECAUTIONS
Ramsey County’s risk level remains moderate. Bethel is already in a state of moderate precaution. What this means for us is the following:
Precautions Follow all precautionary measures: stay home if you are sick, wash your hands, do not touch your face, cover your coughs and sneezes. Masks are welcome and recommended for your own safety and the safety of others, but not required. The Connection Room is available with a TV to watch the service. In the foyer, social distancing is very difficult so be respectful and careful. For more space, use the Connection Room and the Gym. Come early and allow for more time in transition. The Gym entrance will be open. 
Seating- The entire sanctuary, not just the back section, is blocked off for every other row seating. This will be the case until we return to a LOW risk level, at which time we will go back to just the back section being blocked off for social distancing, for the elderly, those at high-risk, etc.
Next Gen Ministries- In the moderate risk level, we intend to continue with all Next Gen ministries. Parents and Children, Students, and Volunteers: please utilize the attached Health Questionnaire before participating in our effort to keep everyone involved and healthy.

CONNECTION HOUR CLASSES
Classes continue this Sunday at 11:00am for children, youth and adults. See the attached insert for detailed information.

PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH
October is Pastor Appreciation month. This is a time to honor and encourage our pastors for all they do in our church and in our community. A card or a thoughtful note would be a great way to express your gratitude for all our pastors do. There are jars in the foyer to place your cards/notes.

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.

OCTOBER CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Save the date for our annual October Congregational Meeting on Sunday, October 25 at 11:00am.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Please take a shoebox (available in the foyer) to fill and return during National Collection Week, November 16-23. We are still collecting individual items to fill shoeboxes. Place those in the donation box in the foyer. Contact Kathy Stienkeoway (701) 350-1560 for more information.

FILL OUT YOUR PRAYER CARD AHEAD OF TIME
Praise God and share your prayer requests by filling out a card each week. Go ahead and fill out your prayer card for this week right here. Or fill out a card and drop it in one of the offering boxes. Thanks for being a praying church. Prayer Gathering: Tuesdays at noon at Bethel.

HELPFUL LINKS:

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

FINANCIAL REPORT
Last Week’s Offering – $14,795.00
Weekly Offering Budget – $8,417.00
Giving as of 10/11/2020 – $317,574.78
Budget YTD – $345,097.00
Giving Behind Budget – $27,522.22

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