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2008-11-02 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.


Today is World Hunger Sunday & the offering will be used for the CRWRC’s World Hunger program. There is an 18 day Devotional booklet in your church mail box which talks about the things we can give up to help solve the problem of world hunger. Although we are not using the Peter Fish this year, you can still follow the devotional starting on Monday and take to heart the daily discussion found in it. It is hoped you will be blessed and challenged as you work through a different way of giving up—with service, love, justice and generosity. If you want to know more about world hunger and what CRWRC is doing to help call 1-800-730-3490 in Canada. Visit us online at www.crwrc.org.

Next Sunday, November 9th

We have our youth leading the morning service and reflect on the reality of persecution for believers in many parts of our world. In the evening we turn to the Book of Joshua as God fulfills his promise to bring his people into the Promised Land. Pastor Mike will lead the services.

Our Church Family

Please keep Hilda Zuidhof in your daily prayers this week.

Don & Amaris Wildeboer were blessed with a baby boy, Jackson Harry, this past Tuesday. We give thanks to God along with the family for his gift of new life.

The flowers this week will be brought to Mrs. Lea Dykstra, who celebrated her birthday last week.

We pray that you may continue to feel God's love uphold and strengthen you and that you may be encouraged by the people that surround you.

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

Remember our missionaries around the world.


Bethel Youth News

There will be no Tuesday Night Youth

this week as the leaders will be meeting together.

Junior Youth

our next activity is scheduled for Friday November 14th. We would like to do Hide and Seek in the church. The time will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and you are asked to bring a snack to share. For more information, please call Carina at 403-782-7903.

Mexico Mission Trip:

Plans are underway for a mission trip to Mexico during Spring Break 2009. If you are interested in being part of the team, we ask you to prayerfully consider joining us. Talk to Gerry or Trudy for information and/or a commitment form. Deadline is November 16, 2009. Our next meeting is on November 24th at 7:30 pm. Please be there as we will be planning the Sinterklaas bazaar fundraiser. Questions? Call Gerry 782-4170 or Trudy 782-7378.

Any youth who are interested in the Panic Squad event on Saturday November 15th, and would like to get tickets, please get in contact with Wayne at 403-782-4273.


The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre

invites you to join in a 20th Anniversary service of thanksgiving, November 2nd, 6 p.m. at the 1st CRC in Red Deer. We will be giving thanks through testimony, prayer & music.

Day of Encouragement

is this Saturday at The King’s University College – it’s still not too late to sign up! You will be glad you came – just ask someone who went last year. Call the NADC office at 780-423-0456 to register.

Lacombe Christian School

will be presenting an information evening on the topic of “Bullying” with guest speaker, Dr. Pauline Kamps on Monday, November 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at the LCS west campus common area. Refreshments will be provided – bring a friend and your questions!

How to stretch your money in tough times.

An informative evening covering the topic of stretching your money in every day situations like shopping for groceries, from a Christian point of view. Everyone is welcome on Wednesday, November 5th at 7 p.m. at the Lacombe 1st Baptist Church. Cost is $5 per person and you need to phone 403-782-3110 to reserve your seat.

The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre

is hosting their 20th Anniversary Fall Fundraising Banquet at the Red Deer Lodge on November 6th at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the tickets are $30/person or $200/table of eight and can be purchased at the CAPCC (403-343-1611). The evening will be filled with testimonies from past clients, live auction items, good food, great company, and an opportunity to financially support the CAPCC. Enjoy a special evening out and support the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre!

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. Tickets are $25.00 and are available from Ann at the school - 782-4535. See You There!

Lacombe Men’s Ministry Breakfast

meeting will be held this coming Saturday, November 8th at the Cheese Toast Restaurant at the Wolf Creek Inn on Highway 2 at 7 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.

Need a Laugh? Come and see The Panic Squad

for an afternoon of fun, laughter, and hilarious, clean comedy on Saturday, November 15th at First Christian Reformed Church, Red Deer. All the fun begins at 6:30 p.m., doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for general seating. This event is open to everyone who has a sense of humour! Tickets are $20 each or $15 each for group booking of 5 or more, butspace is limited so book soon! Call Cathy Tilstra at 403-346-5659 or email at cathyvanessen@shaw.ca to purchase your tickets! This event is sponsored by Central Alberta Youth League and all profits will be donated to Loaves and Fishes an organization that assists in providing food, clothing, and transportation for those in need in Red Deer.

Position Available

Lacombe Christian School is accepting applications for a permanent part-time janitorial position beginning November 17, 2008. Salary and benefits based on experience ($15 to $18 per hour). If interested contact Wayne Bouwman at the school @ 403-782-6531 or email
wbouwman@lacs.ca , mailing address: 5206 - 58 Street, Lacombe, AB, T4L 1G9. Applications along with resumes will be accepted until November 13, 2008.

Denominational News


What do you consider tolerance? Acceptance? Approval? How does this idea affect how you interact with other people? Is there still such a thing as right and wrong? And what role does tolerance play in today’s religious context? Find out on the November 9 Back to God Hour. Go to www.BacktoGod.net for local stations and times.


Scooter desperately wants to go along on the camping trip with all his friends, but his teacher says he’s too young to go. What if Scooter sneaks his way onto the bus? Nothing can go wrong, can it? Find out on this week’s Kids Corner at www.kidscorner.net

Looking for a gift for your children or grandchildren? Kids Corner just released “God’s Kind of Hero,” a 2 CD set that is sure to appeal to those 6 – 10 year olds on your Christmas list. Join Liz and his friends for heart-stopping adventures as Liz learns what it takes to be God’s kind of hero. To find out more or to order visit our web site at www.kidscorner.net.

Persecuted Church


Mansuur Mohammed, a charity worker who converted from Islam to Christianity in 2005, was beheaded by Islamists. He and a fellow World Food Program worker were driving when their vehicle was intercepted by members of a Islamist militant group. The driver managed to flee the scene but Mohammed was captured. A video of the murder was circulated in Somalia and in neighbouring countries in what many see as an effort to instill fear in those contemplating converting from Islam to Christianity. Mohammed's martyrdom is the latest in a wave of such attacks on Christians in Somalia in recent months. Pray for comfort for those who mourn the loss of fellow Christians. Pray that those responsible for these dark deeds will come to know the light of Christ's love (Romans 12:14, 21).


Offering: CRWRC World Hunger

Ushers: Rod Venhuis & Ken Salomons

Lift Operator: Simon Swier

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

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

Greeters: Herman & Betty Scholing, Jake & Agnes Prins

Coffee: Scott & Irene Fraser, Herman & Betty Scholing, Henry & Joan Eisses

M.O.M. Gayle
a.m. Angela Wildeboer, Andrew Tenbrinke, Brittany Brander, Megan Scholing, Daniel Venhuis
p.m. Angela deRegt, Stephanie Bouwman

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


Offering: Persecuted Church

Ushers: Craig Van Stryland & Peter Zuidhof

Lift Operator: Ernie Stebner

Sound:a.m. Wayne p.m. Henry E.

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

Greeters: Henry & Liz Stad, Els Ebens

Coffee: Alex & Ann Wildeboer, Henry & Liz Stad, Pastor Mike & Barb Vandyk

M.O.M. Gayle
a.m. Anita Geldof, Art Hazelhoff, Jordan Van Stryland, Michael Szelekovszky, Diana Hoekstra
p.m. Anita Swier, Alana Ebens

Preschool Helpers:
3 & 4 yr. olds:
Sarah Stad
4 & 5 yr. olds: Kendra Scholing

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, November 2nd

8:30 p.m. Living Members Bible study at Peter & Gerry Prins’ study Lesson 2

Monday, November 3rd

7:30 p.m. Friendship group

7:30 p.m. General Administration MLT meets

Tuesday, November 4th

7:30 p.m. Tuesday Night Youth Leaders meet

7:30 p.m. Prayer meeting at the home of Pastor Peter & Ruth Sluys, 4815 55th Avenue, Lacombe

Wednesday, November 5th

9:30 a.m. Coffee Break & Story Hour, study lesson 6 from Elijah and Elisha, Prophets with Power

7:30 p.m. Council Executive meets

Thursday, November 6th

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