Bethany Presbyterian Church https://bethanypresby.org Bridgeville, PA Fri, 18 Jan 2019 23:00:46 -0500 en-US hourly 1 22290086 Kids Night Out https://bethanypresby.org/kidsnightout/ Fri, 18 Jan 2019 23:00:46 +0000 http://bethanypresby.org/?p=6005 Read the rest]]> Kids Night Out is a FREE children’s ministry of Bethany Presbyterian Church of Bridgeville, PA. We welcome all kids in Pre-K to 5th grades on the 3rd Friday from September through May at 6pm to 8pm. Kids will eat Dinner and then participate in Art, Sports and a Bible Lesson. We finish the night with a Movie – complete with popcorn and concessions. We hope your kids can join us!

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Boxing up God? https://bethanypresby.org/2019/01/sermons/boxing-up-god/ https://bethanypresby.org/2019/01/sermons/boxing-up-god/#respond Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:43:38 +0000 https://bethanypresby.org/?p=7381 Read the rest]]> Worship January 13 2019

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Seeing the Extra in the Ordinary https://bethanypresby.org/2019/01/sermons/seeing-the-extra-in-the-ordinary/ https://bethanypresby.org/2019/01/sermons/seeing-the-extra-in-the-ordinary/#respond Sun, 06 Jan 2019 05:00:08 +0000 https://bethanypresby.org/?p=7357 Read the rest]]> Worship January 6 2019

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The Beacon, January 2019 https://bethanypresby.org/2019/01/newsletters/the-beacon-january-2019/ https://bethanypresby.org/2019/01/newsletters/the-beacon-january-2019/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:26:23 +0000 https://bethanypresby.org/?p=7348 Read the rest]]> Read the rest]]> https://bethanypresby.org/2019/01/newsletters/the-beacon-january-2019/feed/ 0 7348 God’s Revelation through Dreams https://bethanypresby.org/2019/01/sermons/gods-revelation-through-dreams/ https://bethanypresby.org/2019/01/sermons/gods-revelation-through-dreams/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:24:16 +0000 https://bethanypresby.org/?p=7344 Read the rest]]> Worship Dec 30 2018

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Christmas Eve 8:00 PM Service https://bethanypresby.org/2019/01/sermons/christmas-eve-800-pm-service/ https://bethanypresby.org/2019/01/sermons/christmas-eve-800-pm-service/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:21:53 +0000 https://bethanypresby.org/?p=7340 Read the rest]]> Worship Christmas Eve 2018 8 pm

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The Gift of True Love https://bethanypresby.org/2018/12/sermons/the-gift-of-true-love/ https://bethanypresby.org/2018/12/sermons/the-gift-of-true-love/#respond Sun, 23 Dec 2018 05:00:56 +0000 https://bethanypresby.org/?p=7331 Read the rest]]> Read the rest]]> https://bethanypresby.org/2018/12/sermons/the-gift-of-true-love/feed/ 0 7331 The Road to Freedom https://bethanypresby.org/2018/12/sermons/the-road-to-freedom/ https://bethanypresby.org/2018/12/sermons/the-road-to-freedom/#respond Sun, 16 Dec 2018 05:00:01 +0000 https://bethanypresby.org/?p=7322 Read the rest]]> Worship Dec 16 2018

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Glimpses of Grace https://bethanypresby.org/2018/12/pastor/glimpses-of-grace-22/ https://bethanypresby.org/2018/12/pastor/glimpses-of-grace-22/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:52:25 +0000 https://bethanypresby.org/?p=7319 Read the rest]]> Last weekend was a glorious time for Bethany and – I believe – for the glory and kingdom of God.

On Saturday over two hundred children and families gathered for the Breakfast with Santa at the Manger. It was a glorious and joyful time.
Thanks so much to all who organized and helped with the event.

This coming Sunday the children who were in the Nativity Skit will share it with the church in the 10:45am service. You will be blessed.

Then on Sunday the Annual Christmas Cantata was presented – with Scripture, choir and orchestra. The “sermon in music” was deeply moving. Thanks to all who were a part of the cantata.

At our 8:15am and 6pm services we heard, “The Shoot of Peace”, a message from Isaiah 11 on the peace we find Jesus…and the peace we can practice through him.

The following is a prayer I often pray on practicing God’s peace. It is attributed to Francis of Assisi. May it be your prayer, too, and ours as a family of God:

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O divine master grant that I may
not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it’s in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

God bless you and see you on Sunday,
John Hamilton

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The Advent Cantata https://bethanypresby.org/2018/12/sermons/the-advent-cantata/ https://bethanypresby.org/2018/12/sermons/the-advent-cantata/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:40:39 +0000 https://bethanypresby.org/?p=7311 Read the rest]]> Read the rest]]> https://bethanypresby.org/2018/12/sermons/the-advent-cantata/feed/ 0 7311