Whatever It Takes

Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. I do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings.  1 Corinthians 9:22-23

Imagine a world in which people lived right and honored one another.  Imagine that everyone, even orphans and the marginalized, knew the love of family and the sense of belonging.  Imagine a world free of sin, problems, and injustices.  Imagine never being afraid or anxious about anything, but always filled with peace and assurance.  Imagine a world in which you are always loved and forgiven. Read more…


June 21, Outdoor Worship Guide

Happy Father’s Day!  We hope that you have a great day full of joy as we celebrate the fathers in our lives.  Today we will read Ephesians 6:1-4 understanding the mission God has given fathers to lead their homes to know God and follow Him faithfully.  Thank you for joining us in worship. 


Before leaving the house:

Prepare for worship.  So often we come to worship ready to receive from God and recharge our spiritual batteries.  These are good things, but they are not most important in our worship.  Worship is when we offer ourselves to God for His glory and service.  We can prepare our hearts by praying before going to church, confessing sin, listening to worship music, and reading the Bible. 

KREW for Kids.  At 9am KREW will continue to air live on Facebook for all children.  Encourage your children to participate, worship together, and study God’s Word together. 

Pack what you need.  You will need your Bible, song lyrics and outdoor chairs.  You will be able to sit as a family in your lawn chairs or remain in your car for worship.  Song lyrics are included in the Outdoor Worship Guide.  Tents/umbrellas are welcome for shade, but there will be designated areas to keep the view of others clear. 

Plan to arrive early.  You will need time to park, unpack and set up your chairs.  Service will start at 10am, and its helpful if everyone is ready to begin together. 

When you arrive at Bethel:

Parking areas.  There will be designated areas for parking.  There will be parking attendants and greeters to help you park and answer your questions. 

Seating.  To maintain social distancing and safety there will be flags marking where each family can sit.  We ask that you respect others by keeping a safe distance and stay within these marked areas. 

Limit handshakes, hugs, and other physical contact.  It is important that we remain safe as we regather.  Please do not shake hands, give hugs, or other physical contact.  We will not have a printed worship guide. 

Offering.  You may continue to give to the gospel ministry online (www.lovingbethel.com).  We will collect offerings as part of our worship service for those who wish to give in person. 

After Outdoor Worship has ended: 

Dismiss safely.  Please continue to social distance but share love with one another as we dismiss. 

Family Sermon Guide.  You will find a Family Sermon Guide with questions to discuss in the Outdoor Worship Guide


Whoever Means Anybody

For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13


I sat in a Prayer and Bible study group the other night with friends.  We gathered to share in God’s Word and encourage one another.  We prayed for one another, laughed together, and just by being present together we encouraged each other to press on in our discipleship journeys.  We certainly need each other during these challenging times. Read more…


Family Worship Guide May 3

Happy May!  We are continuing the sermon series titled Living Your Best Life.  I recognize our current circumstances don’t feel much like our best life.  But it all depends on your relationship with God.  In this series we will study portions of Deuteronomy for the next few weeks.  We will learn keys to living the life God intended for us to live.  Moses is nearing the end of his life and preparing the next generation to enter God’s promised land.  Before they do, he has final words to share that they will live the best life in the promises of God. Read more…


Live on Purpose

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For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10


Have you caught yourself at some point in the last few weeks asking, “Why is this happening?”  Anytime we face hardship or confusing circumstances, we naturally want to know why.  We assume there is a purpose to all this, and we would like to figure it out quick.  Maybe if we learn our lesson quickly, the circumstances will change quickly.  God certainly uses our circumstances to shape our character and strengthen our faith.  There really is a purpose. Read more…