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2008-10-05 Bulletin

Welcome to worship this Sunday at Bethel.  We partake in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper this morning as those who are truly sorry for their sins, who look to the Lord Jesus as their Savior and who desire to live for him in obedience and love. This evening Janneke Voorbij will give a presentation on her year of ministry in China. Do join us for fellowship and refreshments after the morning service.

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  1. 1 Next Sunday, October 12th
  2. 2 Our Church Family
  3. 3 Disciples – Year 2 – Prayer.
  4. 4 It’s time! Time to start Friendship Group for another year!
  5. 5 GEMS Fundraiser -
    1. 5.1 Regal and Home & Gift Collection
  6. 6 Circle of Friends needs your help!
  7. 7 Rake & Serve
  8. 8 Thanksgiving Pancake Breakfast:
  9. 9 Adult Mission Trip:
  10. 10 Day of Encouragement:
  11. 11 Bethel Youth News
    1. 11.1 To all Youth in Grade 10, 11 and 12 and Young Adults: Mexico Mission Trip:
    2. 11.2 Do you know what Youth Unlimited is?
    3. 11.3 Life: Just Add Water Tour:
    4. 11.4 All Alberta Senior High Retreat is happening October 24, 25, 26, at Circle Square Ranch, Halkirk.
  12. 12 Announcements
    1. 12.1 Stand Up for the Unborn
    2. 12.2 The Lacombe Christian Women’s Club
    3. 12.3 Central Alberta Pregnancy Centre
    4. 12.4 Lacombe Men’s Ministry Breakfast
    5. 12.5 Martin Mans, Renowned Dutch Organist
    6. 12.6 Canadian Foodgrains Bank:
    7. 12.7 Interchurch Curling League:
    8. 12.8 Group life
    9. 12.9 WomenAlive Conference:
    10. 12.10 Shalom Counselling Centre of Alberta presents Shalom’s FriendRaiser & Silent Auction:
    11. 12.11 Break Forth 2009:
    12. 12.12 Central Alberta Senior Tea
    13. 12.13 Central Alberta Christian High’s Harvest Fest 2008
    14. 12.14 Sabbath, Solitude, Silence, Scripture, Spirit, Soul, Intermission
    15. 12.15 Part Time Music Director – Bridge Community Church:
  13. 13 Denominational News
    2. 13.2 WORLD MISSIONS:
    3. 13.3 CRWRC:
    6. 13.6 ALL FOR ONE:
    8. 13.8 Greetings from Nigeria!
  14. 14 Persecuted Church
    1. 14.1 India
  15. 15 SCHEDULE THIS WEEK – October 5th
  16. 16 SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK – October 12th
  17. 17 SCHEDULE FOR THANKSGIVING – October 13th
  18. 18 Weekly Calendar
    1. 18.1 Sunday, October 5th
    2. 18.2 Monday, October 6th
    3. 18.3 Tuesday, October 7th
    4. 18.4 Wednesday October 8th
    5. 18.5 Thursday, October 9th
    6. 18.6 Saturday, October 11th

Next Sunday, October 12th

We have Wayne Bowman leading our morning service and August Luymes leads us in the evening. Pastor Mike has the Sunday off. On Monday, October 13th we gather for our annual Thanksgiving Day service as we seek to “Nurture Grateful Hearts.” Pastor Mike will lead the service.

Our Church Family

Please keep Steve and Carmen McKerrow in your daily prayers this week.


Do remember our seniors and shut ins in prayer: Tilly Biel, Lea Dykstra, Tena Ellen, Jackie Hartenhof, Theresa Salomons, Ruth Sluys, and Ann Swier.

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Disciples – Year 2 – Prayer.

There are still a few books available on the table in the foyer, If you did not get one please let Pastor Mike know. We will meet again on Thursday, October 9th at 7:30 p.m. here in the church for the small group discussion that goes with this series.

It’s time! Time to start Friendship Group for another year!

Our first regular meeting will be at Bethel CRC on October 6th from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information call Sherry Tenbrinke at 782-7950.

GEMS Fundraiser -

Regal and Home & Gift Collection

catalogues along with order forms (separate order form for each) have been placed in your mailbox. Please place your order promptly so the catalogues can be recycled and reused. Place orders along with payment in Judy Hazelhoff’s mailbox. Cheques can be made to Bethel GEMS. When you are finished with the catalogues, please place them in the box supplied underneath the mailboxes. Contact Judy @ 403.782.7976 if you have any questions. Thanks again for your support! BETHEL GEMS CLUB

Circle of Friends needs your help!

Who are we and what do we do? We are a group of people from Bethel and through the Outreach MLT we are providing a supper meal every Thursday to those who are in need in our community. We start setting up at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall and we require help with serving the meal and cleaning up afterwards. All ages are welcome to come help and fellowship together with each other & members of our community. Call Jeanne Ebens at 403-784-2340 for more information.

Rake & Serve

The Outreach MLT is planning on giving back to the community by organizing a neighborhood leaf raking party. Every Sunday we take it for granted that we may park in front of neighboring homes while we worship and praise our Lord. We believe that with fall upon us we can offer our thanks to our neighbors while demonstrating God’s love, by raking their leaves. We plan to do this serve project on Saturday, October 11th. The day will be divided in two. The morning crew will be assembled and hopefully raking by 9 a.m. From noon until 1 p.m. we will stop for soup & buns. The afternoon will continue until around 4 p.m. In order for this event to be successful and fun, we need volunteers to rake & bring soup. There will be a sign-up sheet in the foyer for you to register. You may put your name down for either the morning or afternoon or you are welcome to stay the entire day. Regardless, lunch will be provided. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact any of the OMLT members: Jeanne Ebens, Jen Zuidhof, Maddy de Regt, Pastor Mike or Rod Duckett.

Thanksgiving Pancake Breakfast:

Gems will be hosting the annual Thanksgiving Pancake Breakfast. The breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on October 13th, with the service afterward. The cost is $2.00 per person. All proceeds will go to the Call to Africa project which supports special housing for orphans, supports their basic needs, and help Gems clubs in Africa.

Adult Mission Trip:

Over the past years our church has sent many youth groups on mission trips. We have seen the changes in their lives as they have shared their experiences with us. Are there any adults interested in going on a mission trip? I would be very willing to organize an adult mission trip. Please give Gerry Prins a call at 782-4170

Day of Encouragement:

Have you seen the brochure? This exciting day or workshops, information sessions, display booths, worship times and fellowship is being offered on Saturday November 8th at The King’s University College. Check with your deacons about registering as a group.

Bethel Youth News

To all Youth in Grade 10, 11 and 12 and Young Adults: Mexico Mission Trip:

Plans are underway for a Mexico Mission Trip during spring break 2009. We will be working with the YWAM organization in either Tijuana or Ensenada. While there we hope to build a house for a needy family and to witness to the people in Mexico. If you are interested in participating in this mission trip, we ask you to prayerfully consider joining us. There will be an information meeting for interested youth, parents and young adults on Monday, October 20, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the council room at our church. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Gerry Prins 782-4170 or Trudy Salomons 782-7378 “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” Mark 16:15

Do you know what Youth Unlimited is?

Did you know that we as Bethel are partners with this organization? Youth Unlimited is committed to seeing the local church youth ministry succeed in reaching youth with the dynamic power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Youth Unlimited realizes that volunteer and professional youth workers are critical instruments that God uses daily to reach today's youth. But Youth Unlimited also realizes it is difficult to carry out effective ministry alone. This is why Youth Unlimited steps forward, offering a variety of resources, service opportunities, special events and leadership training. All of Youth Unlimited's services are shaped through seeking God's vision for
ministry interpreted through a Reformed perspective in diverse social and ethnic contexts. With this information, starting this month the Youth Unlimited newsletters will be posted on the Bethel Youth News board for your enjoyment. Please take note of the Missions 2009 – Serve and Encounter events in the October Bethel Newsletter. If you would like any information about YU or any future events contact Dana and she will get you connected.

The following announcement came as an email for the youth, and its intent is for information only. If you would like to read the full email in its entirety, look for it on the Bethel Youth News board in the fellowship hall.

Life: Just Add Water Tour:

On October 10, 2008 the Life: Just Add Water tour begins. It is our goal to raise $250,000.00 in 2008 for water wells in 11 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Life: Just Add Water cross-Canada tour will hit 12 of our major cities with this wake up call. The tour will begin in Newfoundland and make its way across the nation ending in Victoria, BC. Phil Cann will be speaking, Bluetree and Vicky Beeching will be playing, and it will be produced by Unite Productions. The tour is not so much about the bands and speakers, but about the opportunity to MAKE A DIFFERENCE and bring LIFE to people across the planet. We desire to start a movement of young people who are willing to step up and help those who have nothing through generosity.
Tickets are available for the tour at www.uniteproductions.com. The cost per ticket is $10 and there will be an opportunity to give to the Life: Just Add Water campaign.

All Alberta Senior High Retreat is happening October 24, 25, 26, at Circle Square Ranch, Halkirk.

All high school students are invited to this Alberta wide retreat – register soon because spaces are filling up. Brochures are on the table in the foyer. Contact Wayne Bouwman for more information. Money & registration needs to be in to him by October 12th. Registration for Bethel YPs is $85.


Stand Up for the Unborn

This Sunday, October 5th, we have the opportunity of sending a silent message of opposition to the easy access to abortion in Canada. It's open season on the unborn! Join the Pro-Life Life Chain along the road by the Sports Hall of Fame on the east side of QE2 from 2 to 3 p.m. Signs will be provided. We stand well back from the highway, so it is safe to take your children along.

The Lacombe Christian Women’s Club

extends an invitation to ladies of all ages and their friends to our "Country Fair" Annual Silent Auction. This event will take place on October 7th at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Donations of baking, crafts, produce, gift baskets, etc are greatly appreciated and may be dropped off starting at 6 p.m. Come early & browse before the bidding begins. Enjoy "A Country Girl Comes Home" with guest speaker Fran Hanson, from Granum, a teacher who loves to walk, read, and volunteer. Cost of $8 includes dessert & refreshments. Please reserve by Friday October 3rd. Call Connie at 403-885-4653 or Joyce at 403-843-0025. Sponsored by Lacombe Christian Women's Club.

Central Alberta Pregnancy Centre

Our mission at the Central Alberta Pregnancy Centre is to offer support and education in a loving Christian environment to individuals and families impacted by pregnancy. We have a small staff and rely on our volunteers for much of the work this ministry requires. All our peer counselors and receptionists are trained volunteers and we would like to offer this opportunity to more Christian people in our community. We provide volunteer training twice a year and our next training session will be taking place October 7-9, 14, 15, & 18th.

Lacombe Men’s Ministry Breakfast

meeting will be held this coming Saturday, October 8th at the Cheese Toast Restaurant at the Wolf Creek Inn on Highway 2 at 7:00 a.m. Come for a time of sharing and encouragement by hearing others’ reflections on God’s goodness in our lives. Bring a friend. For more information call Henry Eisses at 782-2345.

Martin Mans, Renowned Dutch Organist

returns to Central Alberta. Martin Mans will be performing on the Casavant Pipe organ at the College Heights SDA Church., Lacombe, AB. The program will consist of Martin Mans style Improvisations on Classical, Scared and Gospel music. Also included in program will be, organ/piano duets performed by Debra Bakland and Wendy Markosky of the music faculty at the CUC. Date: October 9th, 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission at the door is $5 for ages 6-15, $10 for ages 16 & over. Net proceeds will be for S.T.A.R.S. For more information call 403-748-4702 Email: gdpikk@telus.net, www.martinmans, www.cauc.ca

Canadian Foodgrains Bank:

The Central Alberta growing project is inviting all its supporters to its annual harvest and barbeque in Saturday, October 11th. The barbeque will start at 12 noon and the combining by the volunteer farmers will begin at 1 p.m. The location is 6 miles east of Blackfalds on the south side of Highway 597. As always the weather is the unknown factor, Radio Sunny 94 and CKGY will start announcing on the morning of October 11th at 9 a.m. if the event has to be postponed until October 18th. If the 18th is not feasible the crop will be taken off at the first opportunity. We are looking forward to have you join us for this annual event.

Interchurch Curling League:

We are now taking registrations or the 2008-2009 season. Teams, individuals, and families are welcome to come our for an evening of fun and fellowship at the Red Deer Curling Centre on Saturdays at 7 p.m. Deadline for registration is October 18th with season starting on the October 25th . For more information or to register call Skip or Darlene Murphy at 403-885-4464

Group life

is the heartbeat of the church. And just as water and oxygen are essential for human life, so community is essential for the human heart. You’re invited to join us at Covenant CRC on October 17-18 for a simulcast of Willow Creek's Group Life Conference 2008, Essential for the Human Heart. Presentations from top small group experts will inspire, challenge and encourage us to rediscover the Kingdom-advancing principles of Biblical community: Group Life Conference 2008 is not just for small group leaders -- it's for everyone in your congregation who belongs to a small group, is thinking about starting or joining a small group, or just wonders what small groups are all about.

You can check it out on their website.

Group Life Conference 2008 Simulcast on October 17th at 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. On October 18th seminars begin at 8:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. at Covenant CRC. This event is sponsored by The River and CRHM Regional Team, Western Canada. Cost will be $59 or $49 for 10 people or more. For more information, call 780-483-8064 or email kwministry@shaw.ca. Registration forms can be found on the table in the church foyer. We would love to have you join us as we explore together the importance of group life and how to do it well!

WomenAlive Conference:

a life-empowering experience to lift your spirit and refresh your soul. This event will take place at the Coast Edmonton East Hotel is Sherwood Park, Alberta. On October 17th and 18th there will be speakers, worship times and just plain fellowship are offered. For more information about this conference please take note of the poster in the foyer.

Shalom Counselling Centre of Alberta presents Shalom’s FriendRaiser & Silent Auction:

This is your opportunity to hear about the work of Shalom, and to make a donation to help families receive needed counselling and a fresh start. On Monday, October 27th at 7 p.m. at the New Life Fellowship the Hunter Family will be the special guests, to bring life and music that has been enjoyed by many. A silent auction will take place. Donations of goods or services are still needed for this event as well. If you need more information or if you would like tickets please contact Harriet Luymes at 403-782-2572.

Break Forth 2009:

The brochures are in! If you are interested in going to this conference full of music and good speakers and if you want to meet with fellow Christians check out www.breakforthcanada.com, the back table in the foyer for a brochure, or call Cindy Prins for more info @ 403-782-5268. For those of you who are planning to go, your registration needs to be in by October 19th. Check the brochure for early group registration rates.

Central Alberta Senior Tea

Woodynook CRC - November 1, 2008. The Joyful Noise Choir in association with Rehoboth Christian Ministries is pleased to invite seniors from Central Alberta to come together at Woodynook CRC on November 1st for tea, dessert, fellowship and some great music from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Space, by reservation, is limited to 100 persons on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge but donations for Rehoboth's Camp ministry at Gull Lake will be gratefully received. Seating will begin at 1:30 p.m. The children look forward to having you join them in celebrating the choir's 30th Anniversary! To reserve your space, please call Grace Stolte at 403-885-4235 – or you can email Linda Rosendal at Rehoboth – linda.rosendal@rehoboth.ab.ca

The Joyful Noise Choir is looking for families to host 2- 4 choir kids in their home on the evening of Saturday, November 1, following the Senior’s Tea which will be held that Saturday afternoon at Woodynook CRC. The children will be taking sleeping bags along with them, so if you have the floor space, let us know. You will be asked to provide Saturday evening supper, and Sunday morning breakfast for the children. Please contact Grace Stolte – 403-885-4235 or email Linda Rosendal at linda.rosendal@rehoboth.ab.ca . Thank you for your help!

Central Alberta Christian High’s Harvest Fest 2008

presents: “Don Cherry”. Gery Schubert will be the entertainment for the night at the Lacombe Memorial Center on Friday, November 7th. 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 November 7th at the LMC by noon. So mark your calendars Harvest Fest Friday November 7th Starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 and are available from Ann at the school, 782-4535 or Barb Vandyk at 782-0744 or Cindy Prins at 782-5268. See You There!

Sabbath, Solitude, Silence, Scripture, Spirit, Soul, Intermission

is a 2 ½ day silent directed retreat sponsored by Centrepointe Community CRC, Edmonton, Nov. 14-16 at Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton, AB. $275. To register call Annemarie at 780-454-1936 or email info@centrepointechurch.ca.

Part Time Music Director – Bridge Community Church:

Are you inspired by using music to assist fellow believers in experiencing meaningful and authentic Christian worship? Does the opportunity to provide leadership in the music ministry of a contemporary church stir your spirit? The Bridge Community Church in Langley, BC, is searching for a part-time director to provide key leadership and training in our Music Ministry. Visit our web site at http://www.bridgelangley.org/musicdirector/ for details. Applications will be accepted until October 31.

Denominational News


It’s All Grace: The Best of Eppinga is a delightful new collection of favorites from author Jacob D. Eppinga’s popular column “Of Cabbages and Kings,” published in The Banner magazine for 40 years. With wit and wisdom, Eppinga offers extraordinary insights into ordinary things, places, and events that point him—and us—to the grace and goodness of God. Read a sample chapter at www.FaithAliveResources.org or call 1-800-333-8300 to order.


Happy Thanksgiving, eh! Canadian missionaries around the world are remembering and celebrating with you God’s goodness this holiday. Send them a note of encouragement as they celebrate another holiday away from loved ones ‘back home.’ Thank you for your prayers for strong relationships and fruitful ministry on behalf of your missionaries.


Give thanks for God’s bounty on Monday, Oct. 13 with a gift to CRWRC’s Free A Family® program, and help families learn sustainable ways to end the cycle of poverty and hunger. Then on Thursday, Oct. 16 join Christians across Canada in a day of fast and prayer for those who hunger. For more information visit www.crwrc.org.


Manoel, who watches our Portuguese television programs, asks us to pray that his heart would be opened to the Gospel. “Pray that I will understand the messages I hear. I want to believe.” Please keep Manoel in your prayers. Pray that God will use our ministry in Brazil to help him understand and believe.


For a long time it was said that doubt is a sin. But now there are leaders in the Christian church saying that doubt is good, even faith growing. It’s no wonder Christians today are deeply confused about faith and doubt. Can genuine, honest faith and doubt coexist in the same heart? Find out on the Oct. 12 Back to God Hour. Go to www.BacktoGod.net for local stations and times.


Have you ever had to be the new kid at school? Have you ever wanted to welcome the new kid but didn’t know how? Help Liz figure it out on this week’s Kids Corner and then check out the new look at the Kids Corner web site www.kidscorner.net.


Christian citizens in Canada have an important choice to make on October 14. The CCG encourages you to seek justice for all with your vote. CCG has a collection of resources online that can help you make an informed choice. Take a look at important justice issues in this election at www.crcna.org/ccg (or contact us at 800.730.3490) and get out and vote on October 14th - declare that our political world belongs to God!

Greetings from Nigeria!

As you know, when people leave their religion and believe in Jesus, there is often persecution. This is also very true here. Please pray for MR. A. whose family has already come once to try to capture his children and take them back to their religion. Pray for Mrs. H. too who has a price on her head. For a while there was a little respite, but now it has intensified. Pray for us too as we try to help.
In his service,
Andy and Linda

Persecuted Church


For the sixth week, VOMC continues to receive reports of violence against Christians in Orissa, India. On the evening of September 29th, Christians in three relief camps in Kandhamal district were the targets of bomb attacks. Hindu militants continue to use violence and intimidation against Christians in the camps in an attempt to forcibly convert them. Several Christian families in the camps succumbed to pressure from militants and "reconverted" to Hinduism in exchange for being allowed to return to their homes. Fresh violence is also persisting outside the Kandhamal camps, including burnings and bombings of homes and church buildings. Pray for safety and protection for believers in the relief camps. Pray that Christians in India will stand firm in their faith despite severe pressure to deny Christ.


Offering: Tuition Relief Fund

Ushers: Peter Zuidhof & Rod Duckett

Lift Operator: Simon Swier

Sound: a.m. Steven p.m. Wayne

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

Greeters: Rod & Laura Duckett, Pete & Cora Hoekstra

Coffee: Jan & Cootje, John & Dana van Gyssel, Herman & Alice Scholing

M.O.M. Angela
a.m. Lisa Tenbrinke, Don Wildeboer, Aaron Swier, Kristen Van Stryland, Adam Eisses
p.m. Marcella Van Stryland & August Luymes

Preschool Helpers:
3 & 4 yr. olds:
Michelle Hoekstra
4 & 5 yr. olds: Stephanie Bouwman


Offering: Leadership Endowment Fund

Ushers: Bryan Noordhof & Peter Prins

Lift Operator: Ernie Stebner

Sound: a.m. Scott p.m. Travis

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

Greeters: Henry & Anita Geldof, Bill & Eleanor Wildeboer

Coffee: Walter & Ella Land, Hans & Grace Spelt, Bill & Audrey Noordhof

M.O.M. Angela
a.m. Mel Wildeboer, Paul Prins, Amberly Venhuis, Paul Vandyk, Breanne Ebens
p.m. Sherry Tenbrinke & Michelle Hoekstra

Preschool Helpers:
3 & 4 yr. olds:
Meaghan Noort
4 & 5 yr. olds: Maddy de Regt


Offering: Thanksgiving offerings

Ushers: Rod Venhuis & Ken Salomons

Lift Operator: Ralph Bos

Sound: a.m. Henry E.

Power Point: a.m. Marcella

Greeters: Frank & Debby van Iperen, Ernie & Willie Stebner

Coffee: Steve & Carmen McKerrow, Arnie & Sherry Tenbrinke, John & Mar-Deb de Regt

M.O.M. Angela
a.m. Carina Tenbrinke, Pete Hoekstra, Brett Vandenborn, Kayleen Ebens, Colin Duckett

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, October 5th

8:30 p.m. Living Members meet at Ken & Trudy Salomons
Study Lesson #1

Monday, October 6th

7:30 p.m. Friendship group meets

7:30 p.m. General Administration LT meets

Tuesday, October 7th

7:30 p.m. TNY leaders meet

7:30 p.m. Prayer meeting at Peter & Ruth Sluys’

Wednesday October 8th

9:30 a.m. Coffee Break and Story Hour, Little Lambs
Study lesson 3 from Elijah and Elisha, Prophets with Power

7:30 p.m. Council executive meets

Thursday, October 9th

5:00 p.m. Circle of Friends community supper. Contact Jeanne Ebens at 403-784-2340 for more info

7:30 p.m. Small Group discussion – Disciples - Prayer

Saturday, October 11th

9:00 a.m. Rake & Serve

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