Monday, November 30, 2020

The Bethany Bullet Sermon Message - Week of November 29, 2020




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Sermon Message:


The Gospel reading for the first Sunday in Advent (Mark 13) ends with the words, “after the misery of those days.”  Mask mandates, gathering restrictions, job losses and mounting indebtedness, cases surging and spirits waning mark “these days of misery.”  The text begins with a conversation with his disciples regarding the temple and its forthcoming destruction.  On another occasion (Matthew 23) Jesus discussed the end of the age and the fate of the temple.  In that discussion Jesus said something fascinating:  “behold your house is left desolate.”  The Lords house, The temple, Jesus dubbed “their house.” 


What is going on here?  God has changed His address!  He lives among us, in one of us, Jesus’ advent is proof that God is not confined to buildings built by human hands, but has Himself, in Christ, become a human. From Jesus’ first advent until His second our God so not confined to stone structures; for as the apostle writes, we (the people of God) have become God’s temple, built together to be the dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit with Jesus Christ the cornerstone.  (Ephesians 2)


Now this is not a PSA of misery stating that we will never return to the sanctuary!  Some day we will worship inside the sanctuary again.  However, our God isn’t trapped inside the sanctuary awaiting our visit!  He lives in us (His church/people) collectively and He dwells within us (by faith and baptism) individually and thus His address, since the advent of Jesus, has never been confined to a building or buildings. 


How fitting that truth for us these days (can we say of misery) in which we find ourselves worshipping on a field or in our living rooms.  And come Wednesday (each of the next four to be precise) as our “castles” become His temples we experience the mercy and glory of a God who isn’t trapped inside structures that we can’t enter, but has taken up residence in our bodies and The Body of Christ.  join us for midweek Advent worship in your home, His temple, via Facebook live and Zoom.

-Pr. Kevin Kritzer




 Worship Resources for Sunday, December 6th will be up on Bethany’s website by midday Saturday, December 5th.




Wednesday Evening – Advent Worship at 7:00PM

Live on ZOOM!


Plan to join us at 7:00PM Wednesday evenings for an off campus, at home worship service via Zoom. Our first Advent worship will be on December 2nd.   To Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 882 1079 5871                Passcode: Jesus


This is an Online Event and that can be accessed via Zoom or Facebook.

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God’s blessings as you and your families

prepare your hearts and homes for Jesus’ birth.

The One Year Bible- November 30th

Growing up the son of a Lutheran pastor has exposed me to some things from an early age.  As a child I was always fascinated by the colors used in church.  For many years I did not understand the church seasons or the church year, but I was always excited when the purple candles would be set out.  To me this meant that Christmas was not to far away.  Being older now I have a greater appreciation for the church year.  Advent is the beginning of the church year and even though many churches have changed from purple to blue for this season, it still gives me butterflies when it begins.  Just as an aside, blue is the color of hope and expectation so it is an appropriate color for the season.  There has been some confusion as to the season of Advent and the following might help:


Advent is perhaps the most confusing season in the church year...Is it an appetizer to Christmas, introduction to the coming event and forward to the birth of baby Jesus?  Is it a few more weeks of end times?  Is this John the Baptist coming and the coming of Christ?  Or is it the conclusion of Ascension- Jesus’ return?  Some of all of the above works it way into Advent.  However, Advent’s ultimate aim is to remind us that He whose birth we are soon to celebrate, the One we shall shortly witness lying humble in a manger, is coming again on the clouds, in full glory with His angels attending Him to judge the living and the dead.  And we on our part are to be prepared and to be “prepare-ers” for that most wonderful event!


On to the study...


Seth’s Thoughts


The Old Testament
We will finish up the Book of Daniel this week and we see some strange visions again. One thing to learn from this section is that when you see a horn in a vision, like on a beast, it almost always refers to some sort of power. So the horns that get divided and grow all relate to power. With that being said, the vision hopefully makes a bit more sense to you. It is always nice to get the meaning to the vision right in the book, and Daniel helps us out on this one. The four great beasts are four kingdoms that will rise from the earth. But the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever—yes, for ever and ever.” (Daniel 7:17-18 NIV). The last vision most likely had its completion in the person of Alexander the Great and those that followed him. Some see this as an addition to the book of Daniel to make him look good and to prove that he was a prophet after his time, but I believe that Daniel was given this vision from the Lord! In Chapter 9 we read the prayer of Daniel and I want to draw your attention to one fascinating line. In verse 18 we read, We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.” (Daniel 9:18b NIV). What a great phrase. Who said there is no grace in the Old Testament? What a wonderful prayer. With the end of Daniel comes the end of what is known as the Major Prophets. With Hosea we begin the section called the Minor Prophets. Minor not in significance, but in scope of ministry and number of words recorded. We will really start flying through books so get ready.


Hosea is a fascinating book that relies on one major point of imagery or symbolism. The marriage of Hosea to the prostitute Gomer describes the relationship between God and his people who have prostituted themselves by worshiping idols. This book needs to be read through this image. We can extrapolate this image further by saying this is similar to the image of the bridegroom Jesus and his marriage to his bride, the Church (a New Testament image). God loved us so much that he would still care for us even when we constantly go our own way and worship other things.


The New Testament
John likes to use imagery himself in his letters. Not unlike his gospel, we see many of the same images that describe our life in Christ (Dark and light, etc.) One theme that is constant in all of John’s letters is love. A bit must be said about love. In English this word has a variance of meaning. In Greek the word we translate as love can be one of four words which all have a range of meaning. Most often when we read the word love in John’s letters, he uses the word agape, which means unconditional love. It is more than just brotherly love, or love between members of your family. It is more than the love of husband and wife. It is pure, unconditional love that God has for us. It is not dependent on our behavior or actions. It is the kind of love Hosea has for Gomer, and what God has for us. Love almost overflows from the pen of John as he writes as he describes God’s love for us and the love we should have, not only for God but for other people as well.


Another thing we need to talk about is what John calls “antichrists”. What he is talking about are things and people who are against the message of Jesus. It is interesting to note that John talks about antichrists (plural) here and the Antichrist (singular) later. Are they the same? Not really. John warns against those whom he calls antichrists. We should be watching out for such people who do not believe in Jesus or show love to their neighbors. He also calls them “false prophets” that we should watch out for.


Bits and Pieces


The Old Testament
We will going through books fast and furious this month so we have a lot to cover. Here are the vital stats for the book of Joel:


PURPOSE: To warn Judah of God’s impending judgment because of their sins, and to urge them to turn back to God

AUTHOR: Joel son of Pethuel

TO WHOM WRITTEN: The people of Judah, the southern kingdom, and God’s people everywhere

DATE WRITTEN: Probably during the time Joel may have prophesied from about 835 to 796 B.C.

SETTING: The people of Judah had become prosperous and complacent. Taking God for granted, they had turned to self-centeredness, idolatry and sin. Joel warned them about this kind of lifestyle and that it would inevitably bring down God’s judgment.

KEY VERSES: “ ‘Even now,’ declares the LORD, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.’ Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and relents from sending calamity” (2:12-13 NIV).

LAW THEMES: Punishment brought by locusts; the day of darkness; fasting and mourning; judgment of the nations.

GOSPEL THEMES: Grace and mercy for the repentant; consecration; the gift of the Spirit; a harvest of blessings; refuge from enemies.

KEY PEOPLE: Joel, the people of Judah

KEY PLACE: Jerusalem


Here are the vital stats for the book of Amos:


PURPOSE: To pronounce God’s judgment upon Israel, the northern kingdom, for their complacency, idolatry, and oppression of the poor


TO WHOM WRITTEN: Israel, the northern kingdom, and God’s people everywhere

DATE WRITTEN: Probably during the reigns of Jeroboam II of Israel and Uzziah of Judah (about 760-750 B.C.)

SETTING: The wealthy people of Israel were enjoying peace and prosperity. They were quite complacent and were oppressing the poor, even selling them into slavery. Soon, however, Israel would be conquered by Assyria, and the rich themselves would become slaves.

KEY VERSE: “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never failing stream!” (5:24)

LAW THEMES: The nations condemned; the Lord as a lion; only a remnant; unfaithful worship; the day of the Lord.

GOSPEL THEMES: The remnant; seek the Lord and live; the booth of David; restoration of Israel; the Lord relents.

KEY PEOPLE: Amos, Amaziah, Jeroboam II

KEY PLACES: Bethel, Samaria

SPECIAL FEATURES: Amos uses striking metaphors from his shepherding and farming experience—a loaded cart (2:13), a roaring lion (3:8), a mutilated sheep (3:12), pampered cows (4:1), and a basket of fruit (8:1-2)


And the vital stats for Obadiah:


PURPOSE: To show that God judges those who have harmed his people

AUTHOR: Obadiah. Very little is know about this man, whose name means “servant (or worshiper) of the LORD”

TO WHOM WRITTEN: The Edomites, the Jews in Judah, and God’s people everywhere.

DATE WRITTEN: Possibly during the reign of Jehoram in Judah, 853-841 B.C., or possibly during Jeremiah’s ministry, 627-586 B.C.

SETTING: Historically, Edom had constantly harassed the Jews. Prior to the time this book was written, they had participated in attacks against Judah. Given the dates above, this prophecy came after the division of Israel into the northern and southern kingdoms before the conquering of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C.

KEY VERSE: “The Day of the LORD is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head” (verse 15).

LAW THEMES: Pride in security; pillaging; the day of the Lord; fire; exile.

GOSPEL THEMES: The day of the Lord; escape; the Lord’s kingdom.

KEY PEOPLE: The Edomites

KEY PLACES: Edom, Jerusalem

SPECIAL FEATURES: The book of Obadiah uses vigorous poetic language and is written in the form of a dirge of doom.


The New Testament
Three books to go.  Here are the vital stats for 3 John:


PURPOSE: To comment Gaius for his hospitality and to encourage him in his Christian life

AUTHOR: The apostle John

TO WHOM WRITTEN: Gaius, a prominent Christian in one of the churches know to John; and to all Christians

DATE WRITTEN: About A.D. 90, from Ephesus

SETTING: Church leaders traveled from town to town helping to establish new congregations. They depended on the hospitality of fellow believers. Gaius was one who welcomed these leaders into his home.

KEY VERSE: “Dear friend, your are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers, even though they are strangers to you” (verse 5)

KEY PEOPLE: John, Gaius, Diotrephes, Demitrius


Here are the vital stats for the book of Jude:


PURPOSE: To remind the church of the need for constant vigilance—to keep strong in the faith and to oppose heresy

AUTHOR: Jude, brother of Jesus and James

TO WHOM WRITTEN: Jewish Christians, and all believers everywhere


SETTING: From the first century on, the church has been threatened by heresy and false teaching—we must always be on our guard.

KEY VERSE: “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints" (verse 3).

LAW THEMES: The ungodly pervert God’s grace; contend for the faith; God destroys unbelievers; blaspheming; eternal chains; gloomy darkness; stained by the flesh; judgment; eternal fire; way of Cain condemned.

GOSPEL THEMES: Called and beloved by God; Peace; Salvation; Mercy of our Lord; present you blameless; God our Savior.

KEY PEOPLE: Jude, James, Jesus


And the vital stats for the book of Revelation:


PURPOSE: To reveal the full identity of Christ and to give warning and hope to believers

AUTHOR: The apostle John

TO WHOM WRITTEN: The seven churches in Asia, and all believers everywhere

DATE WRITTEN: About A.D. 95 from Patmos

SETTING: Most scholars believe that the seven churches of Asia to whom John writes were experiencing the persecution that took place under Emperor Domitian (A.D. 90-95). It seems that the Roman authorities had exiled John to the island of Patmos (off the coast of Asia). John, who had been an eyewitness of the incarnate Christ, had a vision of the glorified Christ. God also revealed to him what would take place in the future—judgment and ultimate triumph of God over evil.

KEY VERSE: “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near” (1:3).

LAW THEMES: Deception of false prophets; call to repentance; beasts; dragon (Satan); God’s wrath; plagues; torment; woe; bottomless pit;  tribulation; Babylon the Great; second death; judgment; call to patient endurance.

GOSPEL THEMES: Word of God; made a Kingdom of Priests; Jesus’ love; Lamb of God; Christ who conquers; tree of life; Bride of the Lamb (Church); God is faithful and true; water of life.

KEY PEOPLE: John, Jesus

KEY PLACE: Patmos, the seven churches, the new Jerusalem

SPECIAL FEATURES: Revelation is written in “apocalyptic” form—a type of Jewish literature that uses symbolic imagery to communicate hope (in the ultimate triumph of God) to those in the midst of persecution. The events are ordered according to literary, rather than chronological, patterns.

Monday, November 23, 2020

The One Year Bible- November 23rd

The Holiday season is in full swing and now more than ever your Bible reading time may be impacted. With so many things to do and gifts to buy it might be easy to forget your readings. If this happens don't worry. First of all you may need to be even more deliberate in your planning for time in the Word and if you fall behind remember my easy rule, just read two a day until you catch up. Don't kill yourself trying to get all the readings done in a day. Maybe you can take your Bible to the mall and take a shopping break and do some reading. This could be a great witness of your faith and may even spark a discussion with someone else. You can tell them about the real meaning of the season. I will keep trying to motivate you as we hit the stretch run, now, on to the study...

Seth’s Thoughts

The Old Testament
We finished up the last part of Ezekiel with the end of the vision of the New Jerusalem and Ezekiel gave a reminder to the people of God's commands including the keeping of the Passover. Ezekiel makes reference again to the three fold promise that was given to Abraham when the land was again divided among the tribes. Ezekiel ends with a sense of hope and looking forward to the return of the remnant back to Jerusalem. But it doesn't stop there. The hope of a continued future for God's chosen people goes beyond the return and into the future where there will be an even greater Jerusalem. I think we talked about this before but I will say again, to remember this vision of Jerusalem, because we will see a very similar one in the book of Revelation.

The book of Daniel once again picks up the narrative story of the people of Israel in captivity in Babylon. We see four important characters right away, Daniel, Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach), and Azariah (Abednego). These were all young healthy men that were put into the service of King Nebuchadnezzar. They all had special gifts from God, "To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds." (Daniel 1:17 NIV). The story reads like a novel and is easy to follow. There are some great Sunday School stories in its pages as well. One thing that struck me this time was that the story of Daniel has a lot of parallels to that of Joseph. Both of them were sent to a foreign country under duress. Both interpreted dreams. Both became important political members in their new country. Many of the other stories are familiar to us such as the fiery furnace, the hand writing on the wall and Daniel and the Lions Den. Each story seemed to point to the fact that God was still involved and cared about his people. He was active in creation and wanted the whole world to bow down and worship him. 


The New Testament
So many great visuals to use when reading 1 and 2 Peter; for example the living stones (1Peter 2:5) reference really hits home with me. We are all just one piece of the puzzle that is part of the spiritual temple that is the church. We may look different and have different strengths and weaknesses but we are all important. Peter likes to use many references from the Old Testament in his letters. He uses them in great ways. Peter reminds us that we are “aliens and strangers” (1 Peter 2:11 NIV) and we are to conduct ourselves in a manner that will honor God. We must always love on another and not worry when we suffer, and we will suffer. Peter makes the connection between Noah and baptism in 1 Peter 3. This is important because it gives us an Old Testament story to describe a New Testament activity. This gives more substance to the teachings of the New Testament. The book of 2 Peter talks a lot about our response to God’s promises (2 Peter 1:5). As Christians we are not called to static, stoic lives. We are called to action in response to what God has already done for us. We must now work hard in the life we have been given, knowing that God will take care of us. Peter also gives us a glimpse of the spiritual war that rages beyond Earth. In 2 Peter 2 he references hell where the angels that sin were sent to. We never get a full picture of this struggle, but we know it was bad and nothing we want to be a part of. One of the greatest parts of 2 Peter is when he writes, “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:8-9 NIV). There were some in Peter’s day (and in our day as well) that can’t seem to wait until Jesus returns. They think he should have come back a long time ago. Peter wants to tell these people that it is not that God has forgotten; it is just that he wants as many people to be saved as possible. The longer he waits the more people will be in heaven. How long will he wait? Only he knows. Praise God for his patience!!!


Bits and Pieces


The Old Testament

We will finish up Daniel this week and move on to the book of Hosea. We will really start getting through the books in a hurry coming up. Here are the vital stats for Hosea:


PURPOSE: To illustrate God’s love for his sinful people

AUTHOR: Hosea son of Beeri (“Hosea” means “salvation”)

TO WHOM WRITTEN: Israel (the northern Kingdom) and God’s people everywhere

DATE WRITTEN: Approximately 715 B.C. recording events from about 753-715 B.C.

SETTING: Hosea began his ministry during the end of the prosperous but morally declining reign of Jeroboam II of Israel (the upper classes were doing well, but they were oppressing the poor). He prophesied until shortly after the fall of Samaria in 722 B.C.

KEY VERSE: “The Lord said to me, ‘Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another adultress. Love her as the LORD loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods.’” (3:1)

KEY PEOPLE: Hosea, Gomer, their children

KEY PLACES: The northern kingdom, Samaria, Ephraim

SPECIAL FEATURES: Hosea employs many images from daily life—God is depicted as husband, father, lion, leopard, bear, dew, rain, moth, and others. Israel is pictured as wife, sick person, vine, grapes, early fruit, olive tree, woman in childbirth, oven, morning mist, chaff, and smoke to name a few.


The New Testament

We will read through 1 John and get into 2 John this week. First the vital stats on 1 John:


PURPOSE: To reassure Christians in their faith and to counter false teachings

AUTHOR: The apostle John

TO WHOM WRITTEN: This letter is untitled and was written to no particular church. It was sent as a pastoral letter to several Gentile congregations. It was also written to all believers everywhere.

DATE WRITTEN: Probably between A.D. 85 and 90 from Ephesus

SETTING: John was an older man and perhaps the only surviving apostle at this time. He had not yet been banished to the island of Patmos, where he would live in exile. As an eyewitness of Christ, he wrote authoritatively to give this new generation of believers assurance and confidence in God and their new faith.

LAW THEMES: Sin; walking in darkness or light; God’s commands; hatred; death; deceit; antichrist(s); love one another; lawlessness; deceivers; wicked works; imitate God, not evil.

GOSPEL THEMES: Christ, the atoning sacrifice; our advocate; eternal life; God perfects His love in us; light; born of God; children of God; truth; fellowship;  reward; abiding in Christ’s teachings; Christ has come in the flesh.

SPECIAL FEATURES: John is the apostle of love, and love is mentioned throughout this letter. There are a number of similarities between this letter and John’s Gospel—in vocabulary, style, and main ideas. John uses simple words and brief statements, and he features sharp contrasts—light and darkness, truth and error, God and Satan, life and death, love and hate.

And here are the vital stats for 2 John:

PURPOSE: To emphasize the basics of following Christ—truth and love—and to warn against false teachers

AUTHOR: The apostle John

TO WHOM WRITTEN: To “the chosen lady” and her children—or possibly to a local church, and all believers everywhere.

DATE WRITTEN: About the same time as 1 John around 90 A.D. from Ephesus

SETTING: Evidently this woman and her family were involved in one of the churches that John was overseeing—they had developed a strong friendship with John. John was warning her of the false teachers who were becoming prevalent in some of the churches.
LAW THEMES; see above

GOSPEL THEMES: see above

KEY VERSE: “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love” (verse 6).

The Bethany Bullet - Week of November 22, 2020

 Advent & Christmas Chimes 2020


“Lo, how a rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung!

Of Jesse’s lineage coming, as prophets long have sung,

It came, a flow’ret bright, amid the cold of winter, when half spent was the night. 


Isaiah ‘twas foretold it, the rose I have in mind;

with Mary we behold it, the virgin mother kind. 

To show God’s love aright, she bore to us a Savior, when half spent was the night.


This flow’r, whose fragrance tender with sweetness fills the air,

Dispels with glorious splendor the darkness everywhere,

True man, yet very God, from sin and death he saves us and lightens ev’ry load. 


O Savior, child of Mary, who felt our human woe;

O Savior, King of glory, who dost our weakness know:

Bring us at length we pray to the bright courts of heaven, and to the endless day.”  




Patient waiting and joyful expectation are hallmarks of this Friedrich Layriz’s hymn; even as they are hallmarks of Advent. 


A deep peace unlike anything the world can offer and gracious forgiveness that only heaven can render are the promises the hymnist reminds us of; even as they the gifts Christ brings. While it is admittedly a lesser used and sung song, “Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming” is a one stop hymn of Advent observations and Christmas celebrations. 


The purpose of this Advent/Christmas Chimes is to serve as a one stop source of information regarding worship during the Advent and Christmas seasons. 


Our Advent observations this year will include… 

WEDNESDAYS of Advent (12/2, 12/9, 12/16):

¨ A 7:00PM Wednesday evening off campus, at home worship service via Zoom.

¨ To Join Zoom Meeting:                                                                                                                               

Meeting ID: 882 1079 5871 Passcode: Jesus


SUNDAYS of Advent (11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20):

¨ Our Sunday morning Advent worship will include in-person on-campus worship at 8:00AM & 9:30AM on our field (weather permitting); weekly registration will continue via the weekly Special Bethany Bullet. 

¨ We will also continue to have an on-line/pre-recorded worship service through Advent available on our website by midday Saturday. 

¨ This Advent we will also introduce a recorded service of the live on-campus field worship from earlier in the day; this will be available Sunday afternoons and is accessible through the “Worship Resources” link on Bethany’s website. 

 Our Christmas worship celebrations this year will include Christmas Eve Services held in Friendship SquareRegistration will be required and will be taken through our website (, as we currently do for Sunday on-campus worship. Face masks will be required and attendance will be limited for health and safety reasons during Covid. Registration IS REQUIRED TO ENABLE US TO MAINTAIN social distancing requirements. WE REALIZE that on Sunday mornings on the field there is plenty of space and so on occasion many of us have  shown up having forgotten to registering and it hasn’t been an issue. In Friendship Square however this will not be the case and thus registration is essential for our Christmas Eve worship services.

News of when registration opens for our on-campus Christmas Eve Worship will come via a SPECIAL Bethany Bullet the week of December 14th.


Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Worship at Bethany Lutheran

¨ Thursday, December 24th will be in-person, on-campus services in Friendship Square at 1:00PM*, 2:30PM, 4:00PM and 5:30PMRegistration is required to attend these services in person. Registration will close on December 22nd.

¨ For those who have preferred to remain in their cars for worship...Only the 1:00PM* service will be   available through your car radio on 87.9 FM. REMINDER...if you are worshiping from your car you DO NOT need to register for the 1:00PM service. Parking by Friendship Square is very limited and on a first come basis. 

¨ For those wishing to worship from home...Please note that the 1:00PM* service will be LIVE streamed. To join the live stream, go to our website at and click on “Worship Resources” link.  ALSO… families will be able to worship with a recorded version of the live streamed service anytime after 7:00PM on Christmas Eve; links for this recorded version will be posted on our website too. 

Christmas Day - There will be NO in-person, on-campus worship for Bethany Lutheran. 

¨ HOWEVER, there will be a pre-recorded Special Christmas Service of Lessons, Carols and Prayers.  

¨ This service will be available on Bethany’s website by Monday, December 21.  

You and your family are invited and encouraged to use this service of Lessons, Carols and Prayers for your Christmas morn worship and anytime else over the 12 days of Christmas. You might even want to invite a neighbor or friend to join you for this service or send a link to your family and friends as a gift this Christmastide.

Each of these worship services will empower and equip us to embrace the heart of Advent’s observations and Christmas’ celebrations which cries, “Bring us at length we pray to the bright courts of heaven, and to the endless day.”


 Worship Resources for Sunday, November 29th will be up on Bethany’s website by midday Saturday, November 28th.




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