And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. —Romans 8:28

Are there people in your life that you trust implicitly—that you trust to tell you the truth, to protect you from harm, even to the point of sacrificing themselves to save you; to always have your best interests at heart; to love you even when they know your faults and not in expectation of anything in return other than your friendship?

On our money it says, “In God We Trust.” Do we believe that? Even If there are not those in your life that you can trust implicitly, you can trust God, for He loves you, and only He is worthy of your complete trust. Even people that you love most are human and sinful, so they are not worthy of complete trust. Psalm 103, vs. 17-18, says, “But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.” In Romans 8 (28), we are told, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” God is completely worthy of our trust.

Think of His work in your lives. He promised to save us; to redeem us. He promised to give us peace beyond all understanding. If we believe in Him, we know he keeps His promises. To know God is to trust Him, even though we are not worthy of His trust. Our money says it. Believe it!


Bethany Communications is serving a retro picnic to go Sunday, May 24 at noon. The picnic cold plate will consist of either a fried chicken breast or two fried chicken legs, homemade deviled egg, pasta salad,  a 1950’s-style pear salad and a big cookie. You will provide your own drink.

To comply with covid19 protocols, the plates will be to-go only; there will be no dining in the fellowship hall. After the church service, participants can pick up their plates from the kitchen, observing social-distancing,  and take them to their cars, or we can deliver your plates to you in the parking lot, if you want to drive through and pick up.

The cost is a  donation you think is fair, and you must reserve your plates by calling the church office, 249-0266 (or Melissa at 252-474-6858),  before the order deadline of 1:00 PM,  Friday, May 22! When you call, specify the number of plates you want and whether you prefer white meat or dark meat.

Please help BethCom pay for the new AV system by enjoying a retro picnic plate!


Bethany’s online devotional, A Light for Your Path, discontinued in 2019, has relaunched. It will be published every two weeks instead of every week. To read it,  click on “A Light for Your Path Devotional,” in the menu at the top of the page, then click on the link for the devotional.

In the relaunch, we will occasionally post video devotionals. The set has been designed and is ready for use. After testing in the next few weeks, the first video will be posted in June.


“As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty. The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field” —Matthew 13:23-24

If we are the ones who hear the word and understand it, we are the ones who can scatter the seeds of hope; we can tell people, unashamedly, that we are Christians, and tell them what that means. The Good News of Jesus is the seed of hope! By scattering that seed, we are doing God’s will. What, then, is the fruit that we will bear for doing that? In sowing good seed, we potentially are leading people to Christ, in whom all hope lies for mankind. And, of course, in doing God’s will, we will realize our greatest treasure when we face Christ and He says, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”