Changed by Christ so We Can Change the World
"O Lord, you have searched me and know me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it completely. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it (Psalm 139:1-7)."
"Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. No Christian community is more or less than this. Whether it be a brief, single encounter or the daily fellowship of years, Christian community is only this. We belong to one another only through and in Jesus Christ.
What does this mean? It means first, that a Christian needs others because of Jesus Christ. It means, second, that a Christian comes to others only through Jesus Christ. It means, third, that in Jesus Christ we have been chosen from eternity, accepted in time, and united for eternity." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together, 21.
Upcoming Special Events
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Upcoming Weekly Events
Monday, April 8
6:30 p.m. - Mary and Martha Circle
Tuesday, April 9:
10:00 a.m. - Quilters
7:00 p.m. - Zumba
7:00 p.m. - Committee Meetings
Wednesday, April 10:
10:00 a.m. - Bible Study
7:00 p.m. - Digging Deep Bible Study Vineyard (Panera at the Galleria)
7:00 p.m. - Women's Vineyard
7:00 p.m. - Men's Vineyard
Thursday, April 11:
6:30 p.m. - Bell Choir
7:00 p.m. - Zumba with Blake
7:45 p.m. - Chancel Choir
Sunday, April 14
9:00 a.m. - Adult, Youth, and Children's Sunday School
10:00 a.m. - Worship
11:00 a.m. - Fellowship Hour
Sign-up Now for Spring Vineyards
They begin the week of April 7th
Glimpses of History Vineyard:
Have you ever wondered about the history of the church beyond the Book of Acts? Why do we believe what we believe? What happened between Roman Catholics and Protestants? What role did Christianity play in the formation of this country?
In this vineyard, we'll look at these questions and more. Rather than being a detailed, year-by-year account, this vineyard will focus on specific and significant moments in the history of the Church. There will also be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.
Leader: Pastor Tom
The Case for a Creator Vineyard
Is science God's enemy or God's handiwork? Explore recent discoveries in physics, biology, paleontology, astronomy and other disciplines that make a compelling case for a creator! A background in science or engineering is welcome but not necessary.
Leader: Frank Jackson
There is also Sunday School for Children and Youth
The Women's Vineyard
"What Happens When Women Say Yes to God," so asks Lysa Terkeurst in this engaging study. Total obedience to Christ can transform an ordinary life into a remarkable journey. Lysa shares inspiring stories from her own life, along with compelling biblical insights, as she describes what it means to partner with God in all decisions and actions. This book reveals how honoring God produces a life of deep joy and great purpose.
Leader: Beth Archer and Kathy Fry
Digging Deeper Vineyard
Do you ever have the experience, after listening to a sermon on Sunday morning, to dig a little deeper into a particular passage? Do you ever have the desire to ask hard questions; or maybe a desire to ask any questions to find greater clarity? This is the bible study for you. Join with Pastor Tom to plumb the depths of scripture and find greater fulfillment as we seek to be mastered by the Living Word together.
Leaders: Pastor Tom
What is the intersection between our faith and our identity as men? Sometimes we are forced into a mold, set by our culture, as to what it means to be a man. The purpose of this vineyard is to look intentionally at our lives as disciples of Jesus and how that is lived in the world.
What is a Vineyard?
A Vineyard at Bethel Presbyterian Church is a group of people who gather together weekly for spiritual growth, prayer, fellowship, and an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. A Vineyard is one of the primary places you are known and cared for at Bethel Presbyterian Church. Through Vineyards, we come to know that we are changed by Christ so we can change the world. Within these small communities of fellowship there is an opportunity to experience this change through worship, prayer, spiritual growth, and acts of love. As a smaller community of fellowship, a Vineyard is the place where we are encountered by our living Lord Jesus and are given an opportunity to see the connection between the Gospel and our day-to-day, ordinary live.