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2008-11-09 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 16

We celebrate the Lord’s Supper together in the morning service. In the evening we turn to the Book of Judges and the temptation to do what is “right in our own eyes.” Pastor Mike will lead the services.

Our Church Family

Please keep Tony & Henny Middag in your daily prayers this week.

This week the flowers will be delivered to Don and Amaris Wildeboer in celebration of the arrival of Jackson Harry.

Mrs. Jackie Hartenhof's funeral took place on October 20th, 2008 in Kentville, Nova Scotia. Bulletins of her funeral have been made available by the family, and are placed on the tables in the church foyers for anyone who would love to own this memorial of Jackie.

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 Panic Squad

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.

Central Alberta Christian High School

is having their annual fall drive from November 7th to December 15th. You should be receiving an information sheet today. Please contact the canvassers in your area or you may send your donation directly to the school at 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1G7 : Attention Wendy Barnes. Please consider this fall drive prayerfully.

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.

SOS (Signs Of Scripture) Fall Bible Conference.

Saturday November 15, 2008. Lacombe Memorial Centre.Special Speakers: Art Sadlier (www.soundthetrumpet.ca); Larry Mitchell (Friends of Israel www.foi.org); Tom Smith(www.discern.ca). For more information contact: Zoran 403-783-3137 or Dale 403-588-7253 or Jan Voorbij 403-782-6703

Denominational News


Do you ever feel like you must pretend? Maybe you pretend to never fail or that you have total control over your life…but you know that reality is nothing like that. But maybe it looks to you like everyone else is put together, and successful, and you wonder if others would accept you if you didn’t put on your mask? Find out on the Nov. 16 Back to God Hour. Go to www.BacktoGod.net for local stations and times.


Scooter is missing out in the wilderness on a camping trip. Will his friends be able to find him before its too late? Check it out on this week’s Kids Corner. Getting ready for Christmas? Kids Corner has an Advent calendar that will help you and your family prepare your home and your hearts for the coming of Jesus. Check it out at www.kidscorner.net.


If the “Everydayathon” is leaving you breathless, consider InterMission, a 2 ½ day silent directed retreat sponsored by Centrepointe Community CRC, Edmonton. November 14-16, 2008, at Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton. $275. To register call Annemarie at 780-454-1936 or email info@centrepointechurch.ca

Persecuted Church

Iranian Christians, Mahmood Matin-Azad and Arash Basirat, who were acquitted on charges of apostasy on September 25th, have learned that their release was based on the false claim that they denied their Christian faith in court. The court claims that the men denied converting to Christianity from Islam. However, both men vehemently maintain that they openly professed their Christian faith throughout the trial. Although they have been exonerated of the charges, they fear they will be re-arrested once they resume their Christian activity or that believers who associate with them will also face pressure. Some believe that they were released to appease international pressure and that they might be punished outside of the law. Thank God for the release of Mahmood and Arash. Pray for their protection, and also for their families and relatives. Pray against the legislation going through Iranian parliament, that will make the death sentence mandatory for any man who leaves Islam and chooses another religion. Pray for MBB’s (Muslim Background Believers) in Iran that they may receive courage and power to openly witness about their faith. Pray that secret believers in Iran find and encourage each other


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

SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK – November 16th

Offering: Coffee Break Ministries

Ushers: Rod Duckett & Bryan Noordhof

Lift Operator: Ralph Bos

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

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

Greeters: Peter & Jan Zuidhof, Gerrit & Dorothy Meindersma

Coffee: Ed & Cora Stol, Peter & Natalie Rosendal, Wilf & Friedle Ebens

M.O.M. Gayle
a.m. Barb Vandyk, Curt Dowling, Joseph Geldof, Nicole Stol, Heather Van Stryland
p.m. Jan Zuidhof, Kendra Scholing

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

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, November 9th

8:30 p.m. Young Peoples Bible study at the Vandyk’s

Monday, November 10th

7:30 p.m. Friendship group

Tuesday, November 11th

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

Wednesday, November 12th

9:00 a.m. Coffee Break & Story Hour – Potluck Breakfast study lesson 7 from Elijah and Elisha, Prophets with Power

7:00 p.m. Cadets

7:30 p.m. Council meets

Thursday, November 13th

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

7:00 p.m. GEMS

7:30 p.m. Praise Team practice for November 16th AM


Friday, November 14th

7:00 p.m. Junior Youth Fun night at the church