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2007-10-21 Bulletin

We are God's Children—gathered by Him in love—to bring glory to the Triune God, to pray, to seek the lost, to nurture the young in the Lord, to care for the hurting, and to encourage one another.  We do this in obedience to His Word.


Discipleship Series 

We have begun a five part sermon series on discipleship. It comes out of our 150th Anniversary celebrations where we rededicated ourselves to serving our Lord Jesus, following him as his disciples. The series includes a devotional book with daily readings. There are a few left. If you did not get one ask Pastor Mike. It also includes discussion times. These will be every Saturday evening from 7:30 – 9:00. We will go over the devotional readings and the sermons, answering any questions and encouraging each other as disciples of Christ. Everyone is welcome.

Church Family

Remember our shut-ins: Tena Ellen, Ann Swier, Margaret Bos, Theresa Salomons, and Jackie Hartenhof.

Our missionaries around the world continue to covet our prayers.

The church secretary position is still available. Please prayerfully consider becoming involved in the ministry of Bethel in this part-time role. Talk with Pastor Mike if you are interested in this position. Cindy Prins will be editing the bulletin for the month of October. Please continue to send written announcements by email to the church or place them in the folder on the desk in the secretary’s office or in the secretary’s mailbox.


The GEMS counselors would like to thank everyone who came out to the Pancake Breakfast on Thanksgiving. It was a great success and we raised over $700. A special Thank You to everyone who came to help prepare the breakfast!

GEMS Fundraiser

This is your last week to place an order for cookie dough. Please place your orders in Judy Hazelhoff's mailbox. If you require information or an order form please contact Judy. Thank you to all who have supported this project. We will contact you when the cookie dough arrives. Bethel GEMS Counselors


Millie at the Lacombe Food Bank wanted our church to know that the donations of food at Thanksgiving were greatly appreciated. The shelves at the food bank have been unusually bare this fall so if you still haven’t brought your food offerings to church, please do so. Place them under the table on the right side of the foyer and Jeanne Ebens will make sure they get to the Food Bank.

Bethel Newsletter:

Time to start thinking! If you have anything you would like included in the next issue of the newsletter, please have your articles in to the NEWSLETTER TEAM by Monday, October 29th. Thank you from the team: Laura Duckett, Anita Geldof, Harriet Luymes, & Ann Wildeboer.


Is your son or daughter away from home? College, job, mission work, etc.? Please forward their address to the secretary’s mailbox. A list of addresses will be compiled and included in a future NEWSLETTER. This would make it possible for members of the congregation to stay in touch and send a note of encouragement. Please send their address on to us as soon as possible.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church


Muslims attacked twenty five Christian families in the town of Seka Yoyo, southwest of the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on October 16, demolishing approximately twelve houses. The families were forced to flee to the nearby city of Jimma where several incidents of violence have occurred in recent months, leaving at least six Christians dead. Approximately 98% of the population is Muslim. Thank the Lord that no Christians were killed or seriously harmed in this attack. Ask God to continue to protect these believers. Pray that they will set Christ apart as Lord and not give in to fear (1 Peter 3:14-17)..



 On October 26-28 there will be an All Alberta Retreat for Sr. Highs. It promises to be a fun filled weekend with youth from across the province coming. This is the first time for an All Alberta, usually there is North and South Retreats so it could fill up fast. Get your registrations in early. It will be held in Halkirk - a little over an hour away. Registration forms are on the back table and can be returned to Wayne Bouwman.

Bible Studies:

Because of the Discipleship series and Bible studies that Pastor Mike is leading on Saturday evenings the two Bible studies we were going to start this fall will begin once the Discipleship series is finished. One group will be studying the DVD “Love and Respect.” This study will be headed by Terry and Donna Vandenborn. For any that are still interested in joining this study, give them a phone call.

The second group will be studying “The Truth Project” put on by Focus on the Family. This DVD series is not available until the end of November. For those interested in joining this group, please phone Peter and Jan Zuidhof.


CACHS Catering will again be making home-made & fresh, apple, apple crumb, blueberry and cherry pies for $8.00 each. You can place your order by filling out the order form which will be in your church mailbox or by contacting Joan Eisses - 782-2345 or Barb Vandyk - 782-0744 before November 1st. Pies will be made on November 8th at the school and can be picked up from the school between 10:30 and 3:30


By now you have probably read the yellow brochure placed in your mailbox about the Day of Encouragement scheduled for November 3rd in Edmonton. You don’t need to be a deacon to go! If you’re interested, contact Rod Duckett at 784-3270 and he will register you which enables you to enjoy the day at a reduced congregational group rate. If you don’t have a brochure, don’t hesitate to contact one of the deacons for more information.

DAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT Saturday, November 3rd: Did you know that the DOE includes presenters from Faith Alive Resources, the Cuban CRC, local community organizations and King’s? We have workshops for elders, deacons, pastors, Sunday School teachers, youth leaders and more. Bob DeMoor is the plenary speaker. Check out the brochure and get registered!


Please pray for the pastors from across Canada who will be going this week to Nicaragua on a "Pastors' HANDS Team" with Worldwide Christian Schools. HANDS is the acronym for "Help Another Nation Develop Schools". This 'learning-serving' experience will enrich pastors with a firsthand understanding of the work of missions in a developing country.

Missions Calendar 2008

The Christian Reformed World Missions Calendar 2008 and the new CRWM General brochure are in your mail slots today. CRWM – helping Christian Reformed Churches to fulfill the Great Commission.

King’s is Hiring!

Positions available: Kitchen Staff; Assistant Professor in Education - Language Arts; Assistant Professor in Education – Generalist; Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology; Physical Education - Personal Physical Fitness and Wellness; Development Officer, Major Gifts; Administration & Finance Officer

Central Alberta Christian High’s Harvest Fest 2007 presents:

“Jacob Von Hammer”. Gery Schubert will be the entertainment for the night at the Lacombe Memorial Center on Friday, October 26th. The evening will start with a silent auction beginning at 6:30 pm and continuing until 9:00 pm. with Dinner at 7:00 pm. The evening’s entertainment begins at 9:00 pm. Donations for the silent auction can be dropped off at the school or phone school for pick up. Also donations can be dropped off on Friday October 26th at the LMC by noon. So mark your calendars HARVEST FEST FRIDAY OCTOBER 26TH STARTING AT 6:30 P.M. TICKETS ARE $20.00 AND ARE AVAILABLE FROM ANN AT SCHOOL 782-4535 OR Barb Vandyk 782-0744 or Marcella Van Stryland 784-3545. See You There!

Harvest Fest 2007,

How would you like to put your imagination to work and fill a small toolbox or an empty 1 Gallon paint can for our table centrepieces? Here are some examples: scrap booking supplies, tools, candy, beads for crafts, craft supplies, fishing stuff, a movie night supplies, sewing supplies, anything you might like, let your imagination go to work. Phone the school at 782-4535 to reserve a pail can or tool box . They will be available for pick up by October 12th, remember the school will be closed the 17th, 18th & 19th.

Enjoy! Harvest Fest Committee

Christmas at Sea

As one way of showing Christ’s love, the Ministry to Seafarers distributes gifts to the crews of the cargo ships that frequent our ports during December. However, we depend on church members like you to supply these gifts. Some suggested gift items are posted on the bulletin board. If you find shopping for and wrapping a gift is inconvenient, you may make a cash donation instead. Your cheque, made payable to the Ministry to Seafarers, should be sent to Christmas at Sea, Ministry to Seafarers, 401 East Waterfront Road, Vancouver, BC V6A 4G9. On the memo line of the cheque, please write Christmas at Sea. Volunteers will use the funds received to purchase items and make up gifts for distribution.

The King’s University College Choirs

The King’s University College Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Community Chorus, under the direction on Dr. Melanie Turgeon, invite you to their upcoming concert, “Generations of Love” on Friday, November 30 at 8 p.m. at West End Christian Reformed Church (10015- 149 Street). Guest artists will be Jubiloso Bells of Concordia and King’s music faculty. The program will include works by Elgar, Moses Hogan, Jacobus Kloppers, Joseph Lai, James MacMillan and others. Tickets are available at the door, as well as from The King’s Bookstore (780) 465-8306. For more information contact Dr. Melanie Turgeon at (780) 465- 3500 ext. 8028.

Attention high school students!

Be a student for a day at The King's University College

King's View Fridays 2007-2008 Nov 2, Jan 25, Feb 29, Mar 14

Register Now! kingsu.ca kvf@kingsu.ca 1-800-661-8582


Offering: Missions for Mark & Selina Patterson

Ushers: Trudy Salomons & Murray Wiersma

Lift Operator: Ralph Bos

Sound: a.m. Wayne p.m. Scott

Power Point: a.m. Stephanie p.m. Kayleen

Greeters: Klaas & Lies Boskers and Rod & Barb Venhuis

Coffee: Marvin & Jeanne Ebens, Curt & Amy Dowling, Walter & Ella Land

M.O.M. Gayle
a.m. Mar-Deb deRegt, Terry Vandenborn, Steven Szelekovszky, Nathan Noordhof, Stephanie Hoekstra, Meagan Scholing
p.m. Annette Wiersma, Justin van Gyssel

Preschool Helpers:
3 & 4 yr. olds. - Veronica Bouwman
4 & 5 yr. olds. – Nicole Stol


Offering: Home Missions

Ushers: Ken Salomons & Craig Van Stryland

Lift Operator: Ralph Bos

Sound: a.m. Scott p.m. Ian

Power Point: a.m. Steven p.m. Justin

Greeters: Bill & Eleanor Wildeboer & Roger & Anita Swier

Coffee: Herman & Alice Scholing, Terry & Donna Vandenborn, Jan & Cootje Voorbij

M.O.M. Gayle
a.m. Betty Scholing, Randy Wildeboer, Travis Ebens, Amberly Venhuis, Martha Stad, Ryan Noort
p.m. Jackie Bouwman, Kristen Van Stryland

Preschool Helpers:
3 & 4 yr. olds. - Kristen Van Stryland
4 & 5 yr. olds. – Madelyn deRegt

The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre

The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre is a Christian Charity seeking to hire for three positions :

1.a part-time Executive Assistant

Directly responsible to the Executive Director. The objective is to provide administrative support to the Executive Director and other Centre staff. This position will begin at 16 hours/week.

2. Accounting Technician

This position will be on a contract basis, for approximately 1 day per week. The Accounting Technician reports directly to the Executive Director.

3. Coordinator

For their Keys To Young Parenting Program. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and works in a team environment. It will require 2.5 to 4 days per week, depending on the suitability of the applicant. Responsibilities will be shared with an assistant coordinator.

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to (403) 343-1738 [fax], attention Monica, or email to director@pregnancycare.ca

Weekly Calendar

Monday, October 22

7:30 p.m. Friendship Group

7:30 p.m. Parkland Men’s Choir Practice at Woodynook

Tuesday, October 23

9:30 a.m. Seniors Club

9:30 a.m. CoffeeBreak leaders meet

7:30 p.m. Bethel Youth

Wednesday, October 24

9:30 a.m. CoffeeBreak & Story Hour

7:00 p.m. Cadets

7:30 p.m. Elders & Deacons meet

7:30 p.m. Praise Team practice for October 28th AM service

Thursday, October 25

7:00 p.m. GEMS

Saturday, October 27

6:00 p.m. Thankfulness POTLUCK supper in the Fellowship hall

Advance Notices:

Next Sunday October 28

Pastor Peter Sluys will bring the message based on the theme of the Reformation. In the evening we have our Youth Service. Wayne Bouwman will lead the service.