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 This Sunday (6/14/20) we are reopening our church building for Sunday morning worship at 10 am!



Tune into our worship service Sundays at 10am
by clicking the links below:

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(YouTube will not be live, but our videos will be archived following the service)




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WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!






Dear Bethany Friends,          6/19/2020

This Sunday’s message is from Acts 10:44–48

“Heaven Will Be Colorful”

 

“All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name” Psalm 86:9

 

It’s exciting to worship at Bethany with all of our great people in the expanded worship area with the sliding doors open to the fellowship hall. Last week our church was sprayed professionally and disinfected. In addition our custodian does weekly disinfecting and wiping down surfaces.


Happy Father's Day!



-Pastor Randy Brodeen




Dear Friends of Bethany Community Church,                  6/12/20

Good news!  We are reopening our church building for Sunday morning worship at 10 am.  There will be a shorter order of service.  We have opened the folding doors to the fellowship hall and along with our balcony seating it helps us to comfortably comply with the new 50% guidelines for capacity.  Please observe social distancing and masks can be used if preferred. 

We offer one Sunday school class for adults at 9 am. There will not be Kid's Crew.  This Sunday, June 14 will be communion with individual  safety sealed packets. No coffee fellowship at this time.  

I am excited about the message from Acts 10 about how God reached out to a man named Cornelius.  God wants to prosper each person and our church!  See Jeremiah 29:11 for some powerful encouragement.  

Love and  Blessings,
Pastor Randy


5/22/20

Parking Lot Worship Update: This Sunday at 10 AM, Pastor Dick Lauger will bring the message. If weather is raining, taping will take place in our fellowship hall. A speaker will be set up in our parking lot to listen or you can watch live on Facebook:bccbethanycommunitychurch (or click the link above), or view it later here on our church website.
Devotional thoughts from Pastor Randy              May 1, 2020

Dear Friends of Bethany, We heard the sad news this last week that a good friend of many in our church, Gary Foster, passed away. The week before Gary went to heaven he sent me a very moving devotional via text message. We also, shared a favorite author, Kyle Idleman, who wrote the book AHA. We talked at length about this book based on the story of the prodigal son and liked the teachings on God’s unconditional love. Often after meeting with Gary at the coffee shop or after church I would say to him, “I sure love you, and he would answer “love you too.” Boy am I glad we can express Christ like love to one another. Don’t miss an opportunity. Here’s the devotional Gary sent to me last week:





Parking Lot Worship this Sunday, May 3rd with each family staying in their own car. We will be taking Communion. I sure love all of you!

-Pastor Randy






April 24, 2020

Dear Friends of Bethany,

In the book of James it says, “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” (1:12)

Passing the test means loving God to the end and acknowledging that Heis in control. How do we increase our faith and love for the Lord when going through a test?

 We all have tests in life and suffer loss and setbacks. Certainly this is a time of loss and setback in the world with the Covid 19 virus. Some people are living in fear but we do not have to live this way as followers of Jesus. We can settle things with God by focusing on His attributes of love, power, sovereignty and justice. When these truths are embraced it is like a boundary around the field of pain.

No one wants to suffer pain but it is a part of life. When the boundary of faith in God is in place it’s like a river with banks. The pain may run deep but stays within the banks of the river and does not have to overflow in wrong places. Revelation 2:10 tells us, “Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested….and you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.”

 At Bethany we continue to pray for one another. We are praying for Shirley Sisto’s sister Carol who is in hospice and for Stan and Nancy Carlson who lost their son Donald. Praise the Lord for answered prayer for Eileen Parker’s brother Duane who is recovering after surgery.

Our virtual worship continues to go out on facebook (bccbethanycommunity church) and youtube, by our church website. On Sunday, May 3 we are planning a first ever parking lot worship service at 10 am. We will have a portable loud speaker system and you can stay right in your vehicle and dial in on the radio.

 

Sincerely in Christ,

Pastor Randy









April 16, 2020

Dear Friends of Bethany,
We are praying for all of you and want to continue to encourage you. The people
from our church are being contacted through calls, cards and this communication.
Please pray for one another and for God to give us 20 new people for 2020.
Here is a portion of a weekly devotional Lauri and I are giving for April 12-18,
which you can view by clicking the facebook or YouTube link above. It is entitled: God Is Our Provider.
Margie was a veteran missionary serving with Wycliffe Bible translators in Brazil.
She was a good friend of Lauri’s mother, Marilyn. A family she was helping in the jungle had a tiny premature baby who needed special care to stay warm during the night. Margie was praying with the family
and friends and during that prayer time a 10 yr old girl boldly gave her request.
“God please send us a water bottle to keep this tiny baby warm at night and while
you’re at it would you please send a dolly for her 4 year old sister so she’ll know
that you really love her.”
Margie had not received many packages at her remote missionary post and
inwardly she was struggling to say “amen” to this urgent request. Guess what?
That afternoon a parcel arrived at the missionary home with a package from
home. It contained items for Margie and gifts for the children she was serving.
Among the gifts for the children was a brand new water bottle and on the bottom
of the package a doll. God knows our every need and He provides!
Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty
things you do not know.”
Isaiah 65:24 “Before they call, I will answer.”
We are looking forward to worshiping together soon. Keep praying for the
proper timing and wise decisions for all of us. Love you all!

Love and Blessings,
Pastor Randy






"Faith Over Fear"                                                                                                        April 1, 2020

 

“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you. He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not fear; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8

 

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus the founder and perfecter of our faith…” Hebrew 12:2

 

When we focus of Jesus the storms of life have a way of not being as fearful. We can be thankful that He has faced the pressures of life just as we do and He came through perfectly. Here are the twelve questions we are challenged to answer during this time of Coved 19 quarantine:




We hope you will come and visit us! Stepping into a new to church can be intimidating so please feel free to stop by our information table on Sunday morning so we can introduce ourselves to you and tell you more about our ministry. There's nothing more important than growing in your walk to know Christ and serving Him together.


1. What areas of spiritual growth do you want to see in your life?

2. What is the most important decision you need to make this year?

3. What’s one thing you could do to increase your enjoyment of God?

4. What’s one thing you could do to enrich the spiritual legacy you will

leave to your children, grandchildren or people closely around you?

5. What is the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this

year?

6. What area of your life needs the most change and what will you do

about it this year?

7. What area of your life needs the most simplifying, and what’s one

way you can work on that area?

8. What habit would you most like to establish for the rest of this year?

9. Who do you want to encourage this year?

10. Whose salvation will you pray for most fervently this year?

11. What single blessing from God do you want to seek most earnestly the rest of this year?

12. What is your biggest prayer concern for your church this year?

 

Lord, move us out of our comfort zone to totally rely on you and your power. Open our eyes to more fully understand the vastness of your love and grace. Help us to lean on you more and more the rest of this year!

 

Love and Blessings, Pastor Randy

  "TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO
      MAKE CHRIST KNOWN"

Service Time: 10 AM
Sunday School 9 AM




Due to corona virus, Wednesday Bible Study is canceled until further notice.





CANCELED- Wednesday Family Night Meal - Mar 25th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm.
(4th Wednesday of each month)


Spring Newsletter 2020





Upcoming Events:

Wednesday Family Night Meal -                       
Mar 25, 5:30-7pm     -CANCELED                
April 22, 5:30-7pm

Kids Fun Activity Day - Sat., April 4, 10am-noon - CANCELED

Car Show - July 22nd








Bethany Community Church desires to Know Christ and Make Him Known. How do we do this? Our main way is to learn from Christ. “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.”

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Bethany Community Church
6700 Grand Ave. Duluth, MN 55807
Phone: 218-628-2888
Email: bccduluth@gmail.com