Weekly Bulletin - Bethel United Methodist Church

January 18, 2015
11:00 A.M.
The Color is Green, symbolizing our growth
in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
We are especially glad to have all visitors and guests worshipping with us
today. Your presence with us is a blessing! Please be sure to let us know
who you are by registering your attendance on the yellow card located in the
pew rack and placing it in the offering plate. Visitors, be sure to pick up our
informational pamphlet (pew rack), and check out our website,
www.bethelmethodistcolumbia.com for more great information about Bethel.
If you would like to talk with the Pastor about church membership, please contact Rev. Todd Davis at [email protected] or 787-3058.
Chiming of Trinity—At this time please quietly take your seats.
Welcome and Announcements
“Psalm XIX”
*Choral Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn #145 “Morning Has Broken”
Parent & Youth Meeting Tonight. Youth are asked to bring a parent and come
ready to hear about Summer Mission Opportunities (6pm in the Youth Zone). Questions, contact Lucy at [email protected] or Michelle at 843.368.2817.
Volunteers Needed. Looking for a place to serve? We are currently seeking Safe
Sanctuary adults to serve as a Youth (8th-12th grades) Sunday School teacher
(every 4th week). Curriculum provided. Please call the church office or send an
email to [email protected] to inquire.
Youth Lock In begins Friday night, January 23rd @ 8pm in the Youth
Zone. Youth must RSVP to Lucy or Michelle by TONIGHT at Youth (1/18) so
we can ensure we have enough Safe Sanctuary adults for the event. Friends are welcome, but we need an RSVP for them and they need paperwork signed by their parent!
Short Term Study on Acts. Continues today during the Sunday School hour in the
New Life Sunday School room (E-261). You are invited to attend all or any of
the sessions. For additional information, contact Kate at [email protected] or
call the church office.
Keep It Shut! Join Bethel ladies (& many others) in an online study led by Karen
Ehman of Proverbs 31 Ministries. Let’s face it. We’ve all had days when we want to
hide after saying something permanently painful, just because we were temporarily
ticked off. What if we could somehow learn what to say, how to say it, and when to
say nothing at all? Sign up for this 6-week study before January 26th at http://
proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies. We want to be in prayer for each other here at
Bethel during the study, so please email [email protected] if you are participating!
BUMS January Outing to the new State Museum Planetarium will be Thursday,
January 22nd. Cost is $10.95 per person. Lunch @ Cowboy-Brazilian Steakhouse.
Reserve your place by calling Walter Speas at 736-3068 or completing a reservation
form that may be found on the office hallway table no later than January 20th.
Our Youth will be collecting a special Souper Bowl of Caring offering on February 1st to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank.
A Service of Worship for Ash Wednesday will be held on Wednesday, February
18, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary of St. James UMC located at 3390 Pine Belt
Road, 29204. The season of Lent in the church is a period of 40 weekdays beginning
on Ash Wednesday, through Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. The traditional
purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer. Through prayer, repentance, and
self-evaluation, we prepare to especially remember Jesus’ death on the cross for the
forgiveness of sins, the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, and the Good News of
God’s promise of eternal life to all who trust in Christ for salvation. Ash Wednesday
emphasizes a dual encounter: we confront our own mortality, and confess our sin
before God within the community of faith. During our worship, you will have the
opportunity to receive the Imposition of Ashes. Please invite a friend to join you
to experience this special service of worship as we begin the season of Lent together.
If you would like to serve on a hospitality team of the Bereavement Committee
helping to provide a meal for a family at the death of a loved one, please see the signup sheet in the Narthex or contact Anne Mathis at 360-2307.
*Call to Worship – Responsive
Leader: We gather for worship, frazzled from running errands and running
committees, running out of energy and running out of time, running from
problems and running from uncomfortable truths.
People: Let us open our hearts to the possible: that we might be renewed in spirit and in our desire to be a people of inclusion and love.
All: To the God who leads us through uncertain times and challenges us
to risk all, let us lift our voices in praise.
*Affirmation of Faith
We believe in God, whose love for us is sure, steadfast and unconditional.
We believe in Jesus Christ, who came that we might know what a life of
love looks like and who assured us that where two or three gather in his
name, there also is he. We believe in the Holy Spirit, which sustains us in
times of trouble and nudges us to rise to our greater selves. We believe in
hope which triumphs over despair and in the grace of God, which will lead
us home. Amen.
*Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the
beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
“For the Beauty of the Earth”
For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which
from our birth over and around us lies;
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our grateful psalm of praise. Lord of all to
thee we raise this our grateful psalm of praise!
For the wonders of the earth, of the day and of the night; hill and vale and
tree and flower, sun and moon and stars of night;
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our grateful psalm of praise. Lord of all to
thee we raise this our grateful psalm of praise!
For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child; friends on earth,
and friends above, pleasures pure and undefiled;
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our grateful psalm of praise. Lord of all to
thee we raise this our grateful psalm of praise!
Special Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily
bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass
against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for
thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Serving the Congregation Today
Church Nursery w/Verta: Debbie Farmer
Greeters: Connie Fowke, Lisa Wood, Ken Wood
Sound System Operator/Backup/Trainee: Brian Kelly
Acolyte: Abbie Bowman
Children’s Moment: Abbie Bowman
Children’s Church: Martie Walker, Louise Smith
Head Usher: Tom Elliott
Offering Counters: Kimberly Wilson, Rebecca Bennett
Sanctuary Preparers: Jim & Marion Wilson
Presence January 11th Church School 67; Reach! 30; Traditional 129
May God bless you for your support of Bethel’s ministries!
Needed Weekly
Received (1/11)
Needed to Date
Received to Date
Income (YTD)
Expenses (YTD)
Roof Loan
Roof Donations (2014)
Roof Donations (2015)
Hearing Assistance Devices are available in the Narthex. If you should need help
finding or operating a device an Usher will be happy to assist you.
For Your Convenience... A Nursery for Infants thru 3 yr. olds is available in Rm.
#108 of the Education Bldg. If children are joining you in worship "Fun Bags” and children’s bulletins are located in the Narthex. A "Cry Room" with toys/rocking chairs/
changing table and full view/sound of worship is also located just off the Narthex.
Special Prayers for those in Hospitals/Rehab
Jean Smith—NHC 101B
Jean Tolbert—Wildewood Downs #23
Tom Walker—Lexington Medical Room #634
Sarah Walker—Wildewood Downs 5B
Recycling and Shred Event Coming!!
January 24, 2015
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Forest Lake Presbyterian Church
6500 North Trenholm Road
The following materials will be accepted—Residental Materials only
· Paper shredding – sponsored by - Shred With US
· Computers and computer accessories (keyboards, monitors, printers, scanners)
TVs, Stereos- Household electronics including VCRs, DVD players, power tools,
radios, fax machines, and small appliances- Microwave ovens, any other household
items with power cords-Telephones, pagers and answering machines
Sponsored by - eCycle Secure
· Scrap metal—stoves, washers, dryers, bicycles, metal door frames, metal chairs,
and shelves, lawn mowers (must be free of gas and oil)-Refrigerators & Air Conditioners will be accepted -sponsored by - CMC Recycling
· Tires -car and light truck tires or smaller, small tires (bike or wheel barrow); limit
of 8 per family.
Prayer of Dedication
We give our gifts with gratitude, loving God, in response to all that we
have been given. And yet, we would ask you to stretch our giving. Help
us to have the courage to change the rules and give even more, in thanks
giving to Christ who gave his all. As we dedicate our offering to you, we
dedicate our lives anew to picking up the cross and following Jesus.
“Be Thou My Vision”
Please help the Ushers by passing the offering plate down each pew
so all worshippers have an opportunity to present their gifts to God.
You may also place attendance registration cards in the plate at this time.
*Presentation of Gifts and Tithes
Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise him all creatures
here below; Praise him above ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son
and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Children’s Moment
Abbie Bowman
Martie Walker, Louise Smith
*Hymn #186
John 1:43-50
“Rules of the Road”
*Hymn #/185
Rev. Davis
“When Morning Gilds the Skies” LAUDES DOMINI
Friday, January 23
Sunday, January 18
Reach Team Meeting (PAB) 7:25-8 AM
Reach! Service (PAB) 9-9:40 AM
Nursery (EB-108) 9-12 Noon
Children’s Music (EB-101) 9:45-10 AM
Sunday School (EB) 9:45-10:45 AM
Reach! Band Practice (PAB) 9:45-11 AM
Worship (SAN) 11-12 Noon
Children’s Church (EB-101) 11:30-12 N
Handbell Rehearsal (CR) 4:15-5:15 PM
Wolves (Hut) 5-6 PM
Youth Group—Mission Trip Meeting
with Parents (Zone) 6-7:30 PM
Hulbert Neighborhood Group (Home of
Hulberts) 7-8 PM
McNair Neighborhood Group (Home of
Gordons) 7-8 PM
Monday, January 19
Preschool Holiday—MLK Day
Webelos II (Hut) 6-7 PM
Boy Scouts (Hut) 7-8 PM
*Choral Response
*Chiming of the Trinity
Publication Submission Deadlines
The deadline for the Bulletin is 9:00 am on the preceding Wednesday.
The deadline for The Messenger is 9:00 am on the 25th of each month.
Calendar Scheduling
Please contact the Church Secretary as soon as possible to get your upcoming
events on the calendar. Rooms are scheduled on a first-come basis.
With the new year beginning, please be sure all meeting times, dates & locations
are correct on the church calendar. If you see an error or omission,
please do not hesitate to give the office a call.
Upcoming Events at Bethel
*Doxology #95
Children’s Church
Church Office Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, January 20
“Immortal, Invisible”
*All who are able are invited to stand.
Invitation to Christian Discipleship
Those who would like to become a member of the Bethel UMC family,
by profession of faith or transfer of church membership, are invited to speak
with the minister at your convenience.
The flower schedule for 2015 is open and available for sign-up.
If you would like to dedicate/donate the flowers for the
traditional worship service many dates are still available.
The cost of a standard arrangement is $54.
Reserve by contacting Frances Cox by email (lighthousefrances @gmail.com)
or phone (427-7070) or call the Church Office.
Saturday, January 24
Youth Lock-In (PAB, Zone) til 9 AM
K. Wilson Neighborhood Group (CVC) 9
-10 AM
Sunday, January 25
Reach! Service (PAB) 9-9:40 AM
Nursery (EB-108) 9-12 Noon
Children’s Music (EB-101) 9:45-10 AM
Sunday School (EB) 9:45-10:45 AM
Reach! Band Practice (PAB) 9:45-11 AM
Worship (SAN) 11-12 Noon
Children’s Church (EB-101) 11:30-12 N
Holroyd Class Lunch (PAB) 12-1 PM
Cub Scout Pack Meeting (PAB 4-6 PM
Handbell Rehearsal (CR) 4:15-5:15 PM
Wolves (Hut) 5-6 PM
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Second Sunday after Epiphany
Monday, January 26
Tuesday, January 27
Wednesday, January 21
Preschool (EB) 8:30-1 PM
Preschool Chapel (SAN) 9:30-9:45 AM
Pray for Bethel (CR) 2-3 PM
Tigers (Hut) 6-7 PM
Adult Choir Rehearsal (CR) 7:30-8:30 P
Preschool (EB) 8:30-1 PM
BUMS Outing to Planetarium 11-3 PM
Yoga (PAB) 1:15-2:15 PM
Disciple I Bible Study (NLC) 6-7:30 PM
CR—Conference Room
NLC—New Life Class
PAB—Pool Activities Building
Preschool (EB) 8:30-1 PM
Yoga (PAB) 1:15-2:15 PM
Webelos I (Hut) 6-7 PM
Wednesday, January 28
Preschool (EB) 8:30-1 PM
Preschool Chapel (SAN) 9:30-9:45 AM
Pray for Bethel (CR) 2-3 PM
Tigers (Hut) 6-7 PM
In Ministry with the Congregation
Reverend Todd Davis, Pastor
Michelle Keiffer, Director of Christian Education
and Family Ministries
Marian Scullion, Director of Music Ministries
Bill Webb, Organist
Sylvia Hulbert, Director of Handbell Choir
EB—Education Building
CVC—Christian Voyager’s Class
Carol Barnett, Administrative Assistant
Contact Us
Memory Verse for week of January 18th
In Need of Prayer? Simply use the Prayer Request Card found in your pew.
You may place it in a Prayer Request Box (located in the narthex and office hallway)
or fold and place in the offering plate. Or, you may call Iva Dell Griffin at 782-5032.
...so the world will experience Christ’s love!
Preschool (EB) 8:30-1 PM
Church Council (PAB) 6-7 PM
Webelos II (Hut) 6-7 PM
Boy Scouts (Hut) 7-8 PM
Preschool (EB) 8:30-1 PM
Yoga (PAB) 1:15-2:15 PM
Webelos I (Hut) 6-7 PM
PPRC (CR) 6-7 PM
Thurday, January 22
The plant in the Sanctuary
is given in honor of Michelle Keiffer.
Preschool (EB) 8:30-1 PM
Bears (Hut) 6:30-7:30 PM
Youth Lock-In (PAB, Zone) 8 PM-9 AM
Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans for good
and not evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
4600 Daniel Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
[email protected]
phone 803.787.3058