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Welcome to Bethel Congregational Church, UCC

We are an Open and Affirming UCC Congregation!

YOU are invited to join us in Worship

Sundays at 10am

 

THIS WEEK:

7th Sunday of Easter (Ascension Sunday)

 Sermon - "Continue..."  Dr. Mann

Music - Chancel Choir singing "The Gift of Love"

 Follow along - Click the icon and get the ppt for our May 28 Service

Focus Reading:
John 17:1-11

After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.

"I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one."

 

All readings for the week:
Acts 1:6-14
Ps 68:1-10, 32-35
1 Pet 4:12-14; 5:6-11
John 17:1-11

Focus Questions:

1. Would it change the way you see yourself, and others, if you thought of us as belonging to God?

2. What do your prayers reveal about your beliefs?

3. How would you describe "the already but not-yet" of your own life?

4. How does Jesus' prayer illustrate the need for a community of faith?

5. How would you describe "eternal life"?

 

  

In the face of division and fear, let us resolve to truly "Be the Church"..

 

 

 Please - Plan to join us to have a great Sunday morning, and -  Feel free to bring your family and friends as we continue celebrate the triumph of Love...and contemplate our response

  


 

After worship,  stay for a fellowship - snacks, coffee, tea, etc... something we always enjoy!

  

 

  

   


ONGOING - Bethel Missions Standing Rock Project:

We (Bethel UCC Missions) are planning to send wool socks, blankets, coats to Standing Rock (their list says they want wool...) If you would like to contribute items (or $ for shipping) get in touch. Send us an email (drmann@betheluccontario.org).  We'd like to get this sent soon -They still need it!

So come on to Bethel and drop it off at services...(10am in Sundays).

If you can't bring something in person, you may donate to this cause online. click the link and then scroll down to the Standing Rock Donation....
https://mkt.com/bethel-congregational-church

(Palms will be provided!)

- See more at: http://betheluccontario.org/special_events/#sthash.heK9uxF1.dpuf


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Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann is Bethel's Pastor and  Minister of Music, serves on the faculty of California State University Dominguez Hills (Music and Humanities),and is widely known as musician, artist and inspirational speaker. To learn more about Dr. Mann, visit the church's music site http://bethelontariomusic.com, or her personal site, http://sylvialeemann.com

  

 

Open and Affirming Welcome! Bethel United Church of Christ is a church that does God’s work in the world, nurtures spiritual growth, and helps to build a loving community.No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. Bethel UCC Ontario is an Open and Affirming congregation.

 


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