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FAMILY CORNER

From the Pastor: 

During these trying times, it’s more important than ever to stay connected when we are asked to practice social distancing. How does Bethel do this? The following are currently being offered to you. If you are in need of assistance to view or obtain hard copies of sermon notes or bulletins, contact Pastor Jake or Dana.

  • A Daily Devotion will be posted on the Bethel Facebook page and Bethel website
  • Facebook Live: Pastor Jake will be taking moments on Facebook to chat and pray. Like us and share with your friends and family.
  • Sunday Worship Services will be videotaped and posted on the new Bethel YouTube Channel An Order of Worship will be emailed to you Saturday when the video is ready for viewing. The Order of Worship can also be found on the Bridge App and on our Bethel Facebook page.
  • Sunday Worship Services will continue to be recorded audio only and posted on the Bethel website.
  • Sunday Sermon written version, will be posted Pastor Jake’s Blog: Jacob's Musings, the Bridge App and on the Bethel Facebook page.
  • Sunday Sermon & Bulletin: A hard copy of both papers will be delivered to a number of our seniors at their place of residence. An envelope with your name will be dropped off at the front entrance for you to pick up. Please let Dana know if you require a large print for easy reading.

The Bethel Library 

Will be open during office hours. If your family is looking for something to read, you’re more than welcome to come and pick out a few books for yourself and your children. There is lots of good reading to choose form.

Have you checked out RightNow Media, Share Faith Kids, Focus on the Family, or CRC the Network and Faith Formation Ministries?

Located on these sites are many different opportunities to learn and to have fun. The following are some ideas for you to check out.

SHAREFAITH KIDS

The devotionals includes a Bible verse to read, a 3-5 minute video of the Bible story, Q & A section, closing prayer plus activity and coloring pages. Something for young ones and the young at heart. Take a moment, click the image link and enjoy!

Today's family devotional we brings to life the incredible events of the Pentecost story including the ascension of Jesus, the coming of the Holy Spirit, Peter's sermon and the 3000 who were saved and baptized.

Every thought of making a Pentecost windsock? Well now you can! Try this great activity for this devotional

BACK TO GOD MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL

Chosen

Check out our children’s programs at www.kidscorner.net. In this week’s episode, “Chosen,” Morrie's parents are acting weird. What did Liz overhear? How will Morrie's life change forever? Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes. Download the Kid Corner puzzle and game giveaway Summer Fun Bible Activity Book. https://kidscorner.net/activities.

Groundwork - The Way of Folly:

We know God’s perspective is distinctly unlike many of our human expectations. Studying Proverbs to learn how the Bible characterizes a fool and the way of folly in passages like Proverbs 9:13-18 can lead us to a greater understanding of what God desires from us. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

Kids in Action

Have you see the latest Kids in Action video from Kids Corner? It features Dally, a young man working hard to achieve his goals in cross-country running, 4H competitions, and life. Find it and other Kids in Action videos at https://www.youtube.com/c/kidscornertv

FAITH FORMATION MINISTRIES

At-home Faith Formation Tip

Today, Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. Check out thebibleproject.com/explore/holy-spirit/ for a wonderful five-minute video that traces the movement of God’s Spirit from Genesis to today. How might you or your family become more aware of the Spirit’s work in your everyday life? (Tip from Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

RIGHTNOW MEDIA

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DANGEROUS FAITH

The book of Acts tells the exciting story of the first three decades of the early church. Beginning with the ascension of Jesus and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the book takes us through a roller-coaster ride of wondrous healings, explosive church growth and miraculous conversions.

But along with all this good news, there’s a darker undercurrent to the book. There is violence and opposition and death. Apostles are flogged, Stephen gets stoned to death, Saul the hunter becomes Paul the hunted, Peter is thrown into jail, and James gets beheaded. And the book ends with Paul under house arrest in Rome.

The reaction of the authorities – the arrests, beatings, banishments and executions all happened because the faith being proclaimed by the first followers of Jesus was dangerous. Here’s the thing: without this persecution, the gospel would never have spread in the way it did. It is precisely because of the persecution, because of the pains and the chains and the floggings and the martyrdoms that the gospel spreads to the ends of the earth.

And today the same thing is happening around the world. Today, Christians are being persecuted and attacked, and still the Kingdom of God of growing.

This series of videos explores the dangerous faith of the first century church and that of persecuted Christians today. It’s a journey which will take us not only through the Roman world, but also to China, Colombia, Iraq, the Philippines, Pakistan... and many more places where persecution and opposition are, today, revealing remarkable truths about the strength and the depth and the greatness of God’s love.

Volume 11: Spreading the Good News!

will send your family on a journey through the book of Acts - starting with Pentecost, following Jesus' disciples as they spread the Good News through the world, and watching the conversion and ministry of Saul. RightNow Media gives you full access to all 26 wildly popular episodes of What's in the Bible?. The creators of What's in the Bible? have also created a robust curriculum—that includes custom videos, activities, games and more—designed for use in a large or small group context. Click on the links below to learn about other resources from their team.

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