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2007-11-04 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. 

Next Sunday, November 11th

We have the privilege to witness the profession of faith of Andrew andCarina Tenbrinke and the profession of faith and baptism of Gord and Chelsea Bos and theirchildren, William and Dominic.We thank God for his grace to them and to us all as we celebrate this special occasion together. In the evening we turn to Matthew 16:19 where Jesus talks about the Keys of the Kingdom. Pastor Mike will lead the services.

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

We prayed for Mr. Dick Meindersma on an evening a few weeks ago as he was diagnosed with cancer. At this time he is doing well and the situation is hopeful and we give thanks to God for his grace and care.

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. .

All Sound personnel

Please meet after this morning’s service at the sound booth for a short information session.


There is a lovely cream colored jacket which has been residing on the back of a chair in the church library for the past few months. If this jacket is yours, please pick it up soon from the library!

A local family has a need for two twin beds.

If you have a bed you are not using that you could give to them, they would greatly appreciate your generosity. Please give Jeanne Ebens a call at 784-2340 if you can help out.


Young Peoples

Will have a Bible study at the home of Ian Prins after the evening worship service.

Tuesday Night Youth

Please note there is no youth this week because the leaders are meeting.

Mexico Mission Trip

Plans are well underway for a mission trip to Mexico during Easter Break 2008. We have reserved 15 spots in Ensenada. Things are filling up fast at the YWAM bases because it is also Easter break in the United States. Once we have 15 committed people the team is complete. Please hand your commitment forms and deposits in as soon as possible to Gerry Prins.

Our next meeting is on November 12th at 7:30 pm. Please be there since we will also be planning the Sinterklaas bazaar fundraiser. For more information call Gerry 782-4170 or Trudy 782-7378.

Practices for the drama for the Kids Christmas worship service begin on Tuesday November 6th right after schooltill 4:30 p.m.

Kids, please try to memorize as many lines of your part as possible. Refreshments will be served. Do you enjoy baking cookies and need some very willing taste testers? About 25 of us could help you out each Tuesday after school.

We will also be looking for some original art work done by our youth to put on the power point during this special service. This art should reflect our Christian Christmas theme and must be in Gaylene Tenbrinke's mailbox by November 25th – please put your name on the back.

There will also be an opportunity for our young musicians to play some appropriate Christmas music on their instrument before and after the service. For more information on any of this announcement, contact Harriet Luymes at 782-2572.


Do you have spare cups & saucers taking up room in your cupboards?

Jeanne Ebens is looking for cups & saucers for a GEMS project. Please give her a call at 784-2340.


If you ordered cookie dough through the GEMS fundraiser – IN-DEY-GO Cookies please pick up your order on Thursday, November 8 between 7:30 – 8:30 pm in the fellowship hall. Thank you for assistance – The Bethel GEMS Counselors

Prayer for the Persecuted Church


Christians throughout China fear tough restrictions on their freedom to worship following the launch of a government crackdown in anticipation of the August 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. As a result of the crackdown, there are reports of a shortage of Bibles and house churches raids and arrests. An unprecedented number of foreign Christians are being expelled from China in recent months. Pray that Christians living in China would persevere amid the increasing persecution by the Chinese government.

Internet Safety 

How Safe Are Your Children?

Lacombe Christian School will be presenting an information evening on the exciting adventures & dangerous pitfalls of this virtual world call “the NET” with guest speaker, Mike Campbell. Plan to join us November 8th 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the L.C.S. west campus common area for this free, fun and informative evening. Refreshments will be provided. Bring a friend.

Beef & Dairy Sale

For the Canadian Foodgrains Bank will be held on Saturday, November 17th at 12 noon at Vold Jones & Vold Auction Mart. All donations of cattle or cash are greatly accepted. For more information call Arnie Tenbrinke at 782-7950.

The Central Alberta Christian High School fall drive

Is now underway until December 15th. This year’s goal is $140,000.00. If you have not received a donation form or you have lost your donation form, you may contact Ann Oudman, our school secretary, and request that she mail, fax or email you a copy of the donation form. During the evenings, you may also contact Jaap Domincus (783-6848) or Wendy Barnes (885-5187) and they will ensure that you receive a new form. Your donations may be mailed to C.A.C.H.S, 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, AB T4L 1G7: attention Wendy Barnes, or they may be handed in to any of the area representatives in a sealed envelope.

The King’s University College Choirs

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.


With 18 wildfires nearly 100 percent contained in California, CRWRC's Disaster Response Services team is evaluating how best to help those affected. Likely response will concentrate on fire survivors who are without insurance, the elderly, handicapped, and those already surviving below the poverty line. Please mark your donations, “California Wildfires 2007” and mail to CRWRC, 3475 Mainway, PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1, Burlington, ON, L7R 3Y8. Or donate by phone at 1-800-730-3490 or online: www.crwrc.org.


Offering: CRWRC – World Hunger

Ushers: Peter Zuidhof & Rod Duckett

Lift Operator: Bill Noordhof

Sound: a.m. Ian p.m. Henry Eisses

Power Point: a.m. Rick p.m. Michelle

Greeters: Henry & Liz Stad and Herman & Betty Scholing

Coffee: Arnie & Sherry Tenbrinke, Teus & Marja Vander Vlis, Harry & Hilda Van Stryland

M.O.M. Jenny
a.m. Ina Jackson, John van Gyssel, Meryl Wiersma, Joseph Geldof, Aaron Swier, Daniel Venhuis
p.m. Cora Hoekstra & Stephanie Bouwman

Preschool Helpers:
3 & 4 yr. olds. - Meaghen Noort
4 & 5 yr. olds. – Brittany Brander


Offering: Benevolent Fund

Ushers: Bryan Noordhof & Peter Prins

Lift Operator: Herman Scholing Sr.

Sound: a.m. Henry G. p.m. Scott

Power Point: a.m. Paul p.m. Kristen

Greeters: Ernie & Willie Stebner, Brad & Vivian Peterson

Coffee: Steve & Carmen McKerrow, Hans & Grace Spelt, Gerald & Michelle Noort

M.O.M. Jenny
a.m. Angela Wildeboer, Frank van Iperen, Rob deRegt, Blair van Gyssel, Brianna Venhuis, Diana Hoekstra
p.m. Andrew Tenbrinke, Meaghan Noort

Preschool Helpers:
3 & 4 yr. olds. - Stephanie Bouwman
4 & 5 yr. olds. – Sarah Stad

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, November 4

8:30 p.m. Young Peoples Bible study at Ian Prins’

Monday, November 5

7:30 p.m. Friendship Group

7:30 p.m. General Administration MLT

7:30 p.m. Worship MLT

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

Tuesday, November 6

9:30 a.m. Seniors

9:30 a.m. CoffeeBreak leaders meet

3:45 p.m. Kids’ Christmas Drama practice

7:30 p.m. Bethel Youth leaders meet

Wednesday, November 7

9:30 a.m. CoffeeBreak & Story Hour

7:00 p.m. Cadets

7:30 p.m. Council executive meets

7:30 p.m. Praise Team practice for November 11th AM service

Thursday, November 8

7:00 p.m. GEMS

Saturday, November 3

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Council Retreat

7:30 p.m. Discipleship Bible study