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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 Bethel YouTube Channel An Order of Worship will be emailed to you on Saturday when the video is ready for viewing. The Order of Worship can also be found on the Bethel website, 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.


Hello! 1 Corinthians 13 contains some of the most famous words about love ever written. In today's family devotional you will have the opportunity to discover what love truly is, and why it is so important. Of all the gifts God has given us, nothing surpasses his love!

I Corinthians 13 Love is Family Devotional

Last but certainly not least…Laura’s final activity

1 Corinthians 13 Heart Garland



Family Fire - Family Fire 

is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.

Groundwork: Consoling the Suffering: 

Sometimes our attempts to console suffering friends and loved ones with biblical truths do more harm than good. Join Groundwork in studying Job 32-34 to discover where we might run into trouble, how we can more faithfully represent God, and more lovingly comfort the suffering. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.

Prayer and Action: 

Check out our children’s programs at www.kidscorner.net. In this week’s episode, “Prayer and Action,” Grandpa wants the church school class to learn the connection between prayer and action, so he challenges them to go out and find prayer stories! 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

Seeking God in Suffering: 

“Seeking God in Suffering” is a four-week, inspirational devotional series from Today. How do we respond when faced with difficulties? Let stories of grief, healing, and community inspire you to seek God in trials. Subscribe at todaydevotional.com/seekinggod.


At-home Faith Formation Tip: 

The Examen is a helpful daily prayer tool that Christians have used for hundreds of years to review their day in a godly way. This is a great bedtime practice for people of all ages. A simplified Examen looks like this: First, pray that God will give you insight. Then ask yourself two questions: “What was I most grateful for today?” and “What was I least grateful for today?” Close in prayer, thanking God for the blessings of the day, and asking God’s help with your shortcomings. (Tip from Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)


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In response to His disciples' request on how to pray, Jesus gave them what has become known as the Lord's Prayer. In reality it could be called the Disciples' Prayer, since it was given directly to them. Some have been taught it is a prayer that we are supposed to religiously recite word for word. Some even treat the Lord's Prayer as a mantra that will ensure God's blessings. However, when we study this prayer, we realize that Jesus is far more interested in our hearts when we pray, than in the words we use.

In this 7-week Life Group series titled "Teach Us How to Pray," we will be dissecting the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. Each phrase from this prayer has divine direction that not only connects us with our Heavenly Father, but also allows the Holy Spirit to shape our hearts and minds to His will and image.

Through this study and discussion, we will learn that the Lord's Prayer can be understood as a pattern of how to pray. It gives us the fundamental components that can go into our prayer time as we converse with God. As we learn how to pray from Jesus' teaching, we see that He perfectly addresses all areas of life that must be developed in order to allow the Holy Spirit to mold and shape us into the men and women He created us to be.



Does prayer really work? 

Prayer is a frequent theme in Scripture, but students often struggle with questions about the purpose, practice and power of prayer. Is this invisible God just a magic genie in heaven who gives me what I want? Does God really want to hear from me, and if so, how does He talk back? If God already knows everything, what's the point of praying? Why doesn't God always answer my prayers? Over four powerful sessions, we'll explore these tough questions and hear students share how prayer impacted the tough situations they were facing. Francis Chan will unpack what the Bible has to say about prayer, helping teens understand how they should pray, what they are called to pray for, and why God invites them to communicate with Him.