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2008-02-24 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.

 

Outreach Ministry Leadership team members

Are asked to meet briefly after the morning service in Pastor Mike’s office to set a time for our first official meeting.

Pre-confession class

Meets with Pastor Mike after the service this morning in the Council room.

Next Sunday, March 2nd

We see Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane as found in Mark 14:32-42. We will also witness the baptism of Austin Dowling, infant son of Curt and Amy. It is also the 60th wedding anniversary of Austin’s great grandparents, Simon & Ann Swier this coming week. In the evening we focus on our neighbors and receive permission from God to love them. Pastor Mike will lead the services.

Our Church Family

This week remember Albert & Carol De Waal in your prayers.

Nathaniel Wildeboer continues to receive treatment in Edmonton. We lift up the family, Steve & Angela, as they deal with the day to day realities of cancer treatment for their dear son.

Teus Vander Vlis had heart tests in Edmonton this week and discovered that he will need surgery in the near future. We pray for patience in the weeks ahead as the details are worked out.

 

Do remember our seniors in prayer during the difficult cold winter months as well as our shut ins: Tena Ellen, Ann Swier, Margaret Bos, Theresa Salomons, and Jackie Hartenhof.

Remember our missionaries around the world.

 

A HUGE THANK YOU

To all who attended the Sweetheart Dinner last weekend. We hope you had a great time! We did! Thanks to all the servers & cooks, thanks to all who donated food, thanks to all who loaned decorations and helped with the photo shoot, thanks to the M.C.s and everyone that participated in the program, and thanks to all who helped with the clean-up. It made for a great fundraiser and we raised over $2200.00! Your support of the Mexico Mission Trip is so greatly appreciated!

Mexico Mission team

Please keep the Mexico Mission team, which consists of Veronica Bouwman, Wayne Bouwman, Brittany Brander, David Hoekstra, August Luymes, Valerie Luymes, Cindy Prins, Ian Prins, Henry Stad, Sarah Stad, Michael Szelekovszky, Steven Szelekovszky, Paul Vandyk, Heather Van Haren and Marika van Velsen in your prayers. They are preparing to serve our Lord in Ensenada, Mexico from March 22 to 28, 2008.

Worship services on CDs:

We have been recording our worship services on CDs since the end of October. These CDs will now be available in the church library. There is a file on the shelf to the right of the entrance door. If you borrow a CD, please sign it out in the book that is located beside the CD file. When you return the CDs, please put them in the book return basket and the librarians will re-file them. If you would like to have a copy of a particular worship service to keep, please inform the sound technician at the end of the service or speak with Wayne Bouwman.

Bethel Newsletter

The next Newsletter will be published in March and in the church mailboxes on Easter Sunday.

Prayer meeting:

We continue to meet Tuesday evenings in Room 8 at 7:30 p.m. If you are able, please join us. Prayer requests are always welcome. Just email them to the church or place them in Pastor Mike’s mailbox.

Women and young ladies of Bethel

Come out on Wednesday, February 27th at 7:30 p.m. to a miscellaneous bridal shower and show Taryn Cayford, fiancée of Kevin Bos, some Christian love and support for their upcoming marriage. Kevin is the son of Ralph & Pauline Bos.

The Lacombe Christian Reformed Burial Society

Is inviting all members to the Annual Society Meeting, to be held on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 7:30 P.M. at Woodynook Christian Reformed Church.

Family Fun Fest!!!

Come one – come all to the second annual Family Fun Fest. Tell your friends, invite your neighbors. Hot dogs, wagon rides, games, skating, fellowship and more. Don't miss out on a great time! It will be held at the Les Walker Pond (South of Zig Zag) on March 9/08 from 1-3 PM. Please bring your skates, hockey sticks and lawn chairs and one dozen cookies. Hope to see you there! The Fellowship Ministry Leadership Team.

The Spring Congregation meeting

Will be held on Thursday, March 13th. Please note this on your calendars. This is the meeting the different church groups & Ministry leadership teams present an annual report to the congregation and the Mexico mission team will have a bake sale and cake auction.

BETHEL YOUTH NEWS

Young Peoples

Will gather at Cranna Lake after the evening service for a skating social, hosted by the Hoekstra’s. Come out for some fun and dress for the weather.

Mexico Mission meeting

This Monday, February 25th at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Night Youth

Willmeet this Tuesday. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Junior Youth

A games night will take place here in the fellowship hall Friday, February 29th at 7 p.m.

Come out and have some fun. Please bring a small snack and your favorite board game. If you have any questions please contact Carina at 782-7903.

Camp Silversides Ski Camps

There are a couple of ski camps with during Spring break for kids in Grades 4-7 and Grades 8-12. Check out the bulletin board in the foyer for more information. Look for 2008 Summer Camp information on the table under the bulletin board.

YC Alberta

Will take place May 23– 25, 2008 at Rexall Place in Edmonton. Early bird cost for the weekend will be $115 plus transportation and accommodations. These costs will be figured out as soon as we have an idea of how many are interested in coming. This event is open to grades nine and up. A registration sheet is on the back table in the foyer as well as information pamphlets for you to read. If you have any questions contact Wayne or Dana.

The Core 2008 – Generation Change

Come explore how students want their world to be different and learn how to help them reach their dreams. Three ground breaking sessions will educate and inspire your volunteers, Sunday School teachers, and parents. Student leaders in grade nine to grade twelve are welcome to join. Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Centre Street Church in Calgary from 9:00 a.m. till approximately 2:00 p.m. The speaker for this event will be Heather Flies, a junior High pastor at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. For more information contact Wayne or Dana or visit the web site at www.youthspecialties.com/thecore.

Red Deer Soup Kitchen

We have an opportunity to serve our community by way of helping out at the new soup kitchen in Red Deer. Jeanne Ebens has already been volunteering for some time now. We are in need of youth and adult volunteers. It will require a time commitment of about 2.5 hours on Thursdays (4:00- 6:30). Three youth and one adult per week is preferred. We are putting together a list of people willing to serve in this capacity. Remember the more people that step up to this challenge, the less frequent you will need to go. This is also a great ministry to do with the entire family. If you are interested please call Wayne Bouwman (Youth) or Jeanne Ebens (Adults or Families).

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

North Korea

In 1 Timothy 2:1-4, Paul gives instructions that "supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." The Voice of the Martyrs" has committed to pray for the political leadership, and especially for Premier Kim Jong Il, of North Korea throughout 2008. Pray that God would reveal Himself to this leader and transform his heart so that he might embrace Christ as Lord, find peace with God and take steps to reform this atheistic nation; that he would be convicted of his injustice towards the people of North Korea, particularly incarcerated Christians, and that he would repent and seek to make restitution to them (Luke 19:8.9). Pray that the underground Christians might be protected, encouraged in their faith and also that they be given opportunities to share the gospel freely; though faced with unimaginable hardship; that Christians in prison camps would be given strength to persevere and boldness to maintain witness for Christ in the face of their terrible suffering. Pray that God would work supernaturally and that the gospel would spread so that North Koreans would be won for Christ. (Psalm 72:8)

The King’s University College Annual Spring Drive 2008

Begins next week. Please give generously when a King’s student calls you to ask for your donation. Your gifts will provide students with quality programs, committed Christian faculty and functional facilities. Please read the letter distributed today, and pass your donation on to our church’s contact person Ella Land at 782-2425.

Wolf Creek Youth for Christ presents

“Serving you up some Comedy!”

With special guest Phil Callaway. This dessert night will take place at the Lacombe Memorial Centre Saturday, March 1, 2008. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the fun will begin at 7:00 p.m. The tickets are $25 each or $175 for a table of eight. Please note that the last day for ticket sales is February 24th and are available at www.wolfcreekyfc.com or call 755-7825.

"Fit for Life"

Tuesday March 11, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Lacombe Kozy Korner.

"Nutritional Fitness" - Janelle Rab from DTHR Public Health, will update us on recent information in relevant topics for women. "Finding the Place Where You Belong" - award winning writer, Marcia Laycock, from Blackfalds, shares her search to belong. "Fitting Notes" - musical selections with soloist Shayna Busat, from Rimbey. Cost of $8 includes dessert & refreshments. Please reserve by Friday March 7th. Call Connie at 885-4653. Sponsored by Lacombe Christian Women's Club.

DENYING, BREAKING DOWN, AND WEEPING:

Peter denied Jesus. Not until he faced the truth, broke down, and wept could healing and wholeness begin. Many of us can relate. And it’s not until we face the truth about ourselves that we too can begin to heal. The March 2ndBack to God Hour helps us to “remember” the words of Jesus, and respond appropriately. Go to www.BacktoGod.net for local stations and times.

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?

What’s the big deal about little sins? Why is Liz’s dad so upset when Liz didn’t do anything really bad? Find out what’s wrong on this week’s Kids Corner. Then check out the Kids Corner website at www.kids-corner.org for stories, devotions, puzzles and more.

Notices from The King’s University College

Climate Change Conference

"Focus the Nation Edmonton: My Climate, Your Climate, Our Change.” Want to know more about climate change and the Christian community? World-renowned Christian environmentalist, Dr. Cal Dewitt will be speaking at King’s on March 5th at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation and all proceeds will go towards funding the event. Email: ftnedmonton@gmail.com or see www.kingsu.ca

King's View Friday

February 29th, March 14th: Discover King's on a Friday and see everything we have to offer! Attend real university classes, tour our great campus, and chat with King's students and professors. You can even stay overnight in our residence and take in an Eagles game. To experience King's first hand, register online at kingsu.ca or call 1-800-661-8582.

Semi-annual Silent Book Auction

The Library at the college will be having its semi-annual Silent Book Auction March 3rd through the 7th.

Another Brick in the Wall:

Why we don't join institutions anymore, will our church have children? Emergent Possibilities - do you wonder why the institutional church struggles to connect with youth and why institutions today seem suspect? Come out to a free public lecture to explore these questions with Bob Sweetman, from the Institute for Christian Studies. The King’s University College, Atrium, Wednesday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m.

Employment Opportunity:

Citizens for Public Justice is beginning a search for a new Executive Director to carry forward the mission of CPJ. The executive director will be a person of deep Christian faith, called to serve in the public sphere as an advocate of public justice, and committed to advancing the CPJ mission nationally and in Ottawa. Application deadline is March 7, 2008. For more information on this exciting opportunity, visit www.cpj.caor email chairsearch@cpj.ca. CPJ is a national, faith-based organization that promotes public justice in Canada by shaping key policy debates through research, analysis, and by encouraging citizens and leaders in society to support policies that reflect Gods call to love, justice and stewardship.

Is it time to take a holiday?

West End CRC Seniors are organizing a bus tour May 22-28. You do not have to be a senior to come; this is for anyone. A 7 day/6 night trip to the Okanagan and the Kootenies. The Saturday and Sunday will be spent in Kelowna, BC and we will be able to attend Kelowna CRC. Registration deadline is March 22nd & we will need 50 participants. Price of $975 includes bus, accommodations, all breakfasts, attraction admission fees, gratuities, and tax. Call Wilma at 780-473-4745 or email George at abmag@telus.net. Watch next week’s bulletin for more information.

SCHEDULE THIS WEEK – February 24th

Offering: YWAM – Krista Prins

Ushers: Trudy Salomons & Murray Wiersma

Lift Operator: Bill Noordhof

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

Power Point: a.m. Thomas p.m. Kristin

Greeters: Brian & Ina Jackson, Scott & Irene Fraser

Coffee: Walter & Ella Land, Arnie & Sherry Tenbrinke, Jan & Cootje Voorbij

Nursery:
M.O.M.
Melanie
a.m.
Carina Tenbrinke, Donald Wildeboer, Michael Szelekovszky, Kendra Scholing, Brett Vandenborn
p.m. Vivian Peterson, Nicole Stol

Preschool Helpers:
3 & 4 yr. olds:
Meaghan Noort
4 & 5 yr. olds: Brittany Brander

SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK – March 2nd

Offering: Canadian Food Grains Bank

Ushers: Ken Salomons & Craig Van Stryland

Lift Operator: Herman Scholing Sr.

Sound: a.m. Wayne p.m. Ian

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

Greeters: Wayne & Jackie Bouwman, Rod & Barb Venhuis

Coffee: Steve & Carmen McKerrow, Bill & Audrey Noordhof, Frank & Debby VanIperen

Nursery:
M.O.M.
Angela
a.m.
Mar-Deb deRegt, Frank VanIperen, Veronica Bouwman, Jordan Van Stryland, Brianna Venhuis
p.m. Jeanne Ebens, Stephanie Bouwman

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

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, February 24th

8:30 p.m. Young People’s Skating Social at Cranna Lake

Monday, February 25th

7:30 p.m. Friendship meets

7:30 p.m. Worship MLT meets

7:30 p.m. Mexico Mission meeting

Tuesday, February 26th

9:30 a.m. CoffeeBreak leaders meet

7:30 p.m. Tuesday Night Youth meets

Wednesday, February 27th

9:30 a.m. CoffeeBreak & Story Hour

7:30 p.m. Elders and Deacons meet

7:30 p.m. Bridal Shower for Taryn Cayford

Advance notices:

Sunday, March 2nd

8:30 p.m. Living Members at Harry & Dorothy Wildeboers’
Faith Lesson 4 – Living Stones

Sunday, March 9th

1:00 p.m. Bethel Family Fun Fest at Les Walker pond

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