The Lord’s Supper
Sunday 9:30 am
This is an open time for us to spend remembering and worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We fellowship around our Savior and what He has done for us.
We ask that before participating in the Breaking of Bread, anyone new give their testimony of salvation to an elder.
Family Bible Hour
Sunday 11:00 am
The Family Bible Hour is a meeting where the Scripture is preached for our edification, exortation, and comfort. The teaching is from the word of God either by topic or passage.
Tuesday 7:15 pm
We believe in the importance of prayer. We gather together to pray for one another and for others locally and abroad. Missionary reports are shared, and prayer needs expressed.
Bethany Chapel Meetings
Bethany Chapel is an independent Bible believing church, with an informal affiliation with similar New Testament churches (assemblies). Bethany is a place where born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ come together to worship, learn, pray and serve. The meetings of our assembly center around the 4 areas of church life taught in Acts 2:42 “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”
Breaking of Bread
Every Sunday morning (Acts 20:7), those who have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior meet to remember Him in the breaking of bread (also called The Lord’s supper or communion). This is an un-scripted, uplifting hour that includes: all of us singing hymns of praise, a few brothers leading us in heartfelt spontaneous prayers of worship, a few brothers reading portions of scripture as led by the Spirit and making comments to draw us to worship God and to remember Calvary. The hour concludes with passing the bread and wine (grape juice) for each to partake of as the Lord has asked us to do. (1 Corinthians 11:23-28).
Following our Sunday morning Lord’s supper meeting and before the preaching service, we take a half hour break for informal coffee and conversation in our Sunday School room which doubles as our fellowship hall. Following the preaching services on Sunday and Tuesday we linger at length to talk about our joys and burdens, or to just catch up with one another as close family should. Fellowship includes visiting in one another’s homes, going out to eat after meetings, and going away to Bible conferences together. It includes periodic pot luck suppers, our annual spring picnic, our annual Thanksgiving dinner, and our annual New Year’s Eve gathering. Fellowship includes fun times like ping pong tournaments, ice-skating or bowling outings for our youth. But fellowship very importantly includes working together, visiting the sick and shut-ins, driving folks to church or to their doctor, providing gift food cards or helping with medical expenses, and being a practical help to one another wherever there is a need.
The Apostles' Doctrine
We seek to faithfully teach just what the Apostles taught, not adding to or subtracting from it. Bible teaching/preaching is presented each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and every Tuesday evening following our prayer time. Small group Bible studies are also conducted for adults and for teens.We seek to faithfully teach just what the Apostles taught, not adding to or subtracting from it. Bible teaching/preaching is presented each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and every Tuesday evening following our prayer time. Small group Bible studies are also conducted for adults and for teens.
We gather every Tuesday evening for prayer. For the first quarter hour we sing, read letters from missionaries, read the current prayer list and take additional prayer requests. Then we go to a serious time of petitioning and thanking the Lord. Following about a half hour of prayer, with various brothers participating as they feel led, we then have another half hour of Bible teaching. This is often an on-going series of ministry from a book of the Bible. (Besides this weekly prayer time for the whole assembly, small groups also meet weekly or periodically for prayer.)