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2008-12-28 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, January 4th

We gather in the power of God’s word to guide us through the New Year. We will reflect on the book 2 Samuel. We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper as it centers our lives on the one hope, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins. Pastor Mike will lead the service. Note: There will be no evening service.

New Year’s Service

To focus our trust in God’s word we ask members of the congregation to submit Bible verses/passages that have sustained them, given them hope and/or challenged them in their faith in the past few years. It could have been in a time of joy or sadness, confusion or clarity. As God’s word touched our lives in the past, so we go forward in confidence in the new year. Please give the biblical reference and a brief insight into how the Word of God helped you. Place your submission in the box in the foyer or email Pastor Mike at pastor6@telus.net

Christmas Goodies

have you started your Christmas baking yet? We would like to serve coffee & Christmas goodies after some of our special services this month. If you have an extra dozen or two you would be able to share, just drop them off in the kitchen or place them in the refrigerator. We are looking for goodies for the following services: New Years' Eve & New Years' Day. Thank you!

Our Church Family

Congratulations to Tena Ellen as she celebrates her 94th birthday this Tuesday. Helen Kits will be celebrating her 74th and Jenny Bajema will celebrate her 81st on Saturday. To each of you we pray a very blessed day and new year.

The flowers this week will be brought to Grace Spelt and we thank her for accompanying our singing by playing the piano on a regular basis.

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

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Happy Birthday!

“turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:2-6

December 29thJennifer Stol
30th Tena Ellen, James Wildeboer
31sAmberlee Wildeboer
Jan 2ndBlair Van Gyssel
3rdHelen Kits, Jenny Bajema

A reminder from the church treasurer

Today December 28th will be the last opportunity to contribute to church causes for 2008. Thank you from August Luymes.

Bethel Newsletter 

The January 2009 edition of the Bethel Newsletter is in the planning stages and we are again looking for contributions from the congregation. We are always glad to receive your stories, poems, art, newspaper clippings etc. Our deadline for this month will be December 28th so we can compile our articles and have the first newsletter of the New Year in your mailboxes on January the 4th. Thanks for all your help in keeping the newsletter informative and fun to read. From the Newsletter editors, Laura Duckett, Harriet Luymes, Ann Wildeboer and Anita Geldof.

Bethel Youth News

Grab your mitts and your toques as once again Jr. and Sr. Youth and Young Adults will be gathering for an evening of fun and wild horse play. Today, December 28th at 7:30 p.m., Marvin and Jeanne Ebens will be hosting our annual hay ride. Please remember to dress appropriately and bring a small snack to share. For more information please contact Phil or Jeanne.

Skiing and Snowboarding at Rabbit Hill:

All teens, friends, parents and siblings are invited to come skiing and snowboarding at Rabbit Hill (the largest ski resort in Edmonton, look up www.rabbithill.com for directions)) on Saturday, January 3rd from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The cost is only $20.00 and includes rentals and lessons. (ski passes will not be accepted on this date) This was booked for your enjoyment by the churches in Leduc including Ebenezer CRC.


Bethel Cadet Bottle and Battery Drive

will be held on January 10th. If anyone has any bottles or batteries that you would like cleaned up don’t hesitate to call any of the Cadet counselors and we would be happy to collect whatever it is that you have.

Denominational News


Dive deeper into issues of justice and mercy with CRWRC webinars. Starting on Jan. 6, CRWRC will host a Lunch and Learn webinar on Tuesdays through the month of January from 12-12:45 EST. Topics include shining your light on AIDS, focusing on missions, going green, and reaching out through Communities First. Download more information from www.crwrc.org or register to attend one or more with Kellie Scholma at 800-55-CRWRC or kscholma@crcna.org


Do you ever feel alone? Even when you're surrounded by people? Maybe you've experienced a miracle, maybe you've lost someone very close to you. Whether it's extreme joy or extreme pain, is it possible for anyone else to really know how you feel? Is it possible for anyone else to share your deepest emotions? Find out on the Jan. 4 Back to God Hour. Go to www.BacktoGod.net for local stations and times.


What do these words mean to you? Justice? Mercy? Grace? Explore them all with Liz on this week's Kids Corner. Then write to Kids Corner at P.O. Box 5070, Burlington ON L7R 3Y8 for your very own Bible study.


is hiring a Regional Coordinator, Alberta. Marketing background is preferred, and extensive travel within Canada and some overseas travel are required. Application deadline is January 9. For more information please visit www.foodgrainsbank.ca.

SCHEDULE THIS WEEK – December 28th

Offering: Loaves and Fishes

Ushers: Rod Duckett & Bryan Noordhof

Lift Operator: Bill Noordhof

Sound:a.m. Henry G.

Power Point:a.m. Kristen

Greeters: Henry & Joan Eisses, Clarence & Doreen Kits

Coffee: Ken & Trudy Salomons, Marvin & Jeanne Ebens, Rod & Laura Duckett

M.O.M. Sue
a.m. Ina Jackson, John de Regt, Alana Ebens, Paul Vandyk, Ryan Noort

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

SCHEDULE FOR New Year’s Eve – December 31st

Offering: The Back to God Hour

Lift Operator: Simon Swier

Sound:p.m. Ian

Power Point:p.m. Paul

M.O.M. Sue

p.m. Jackie Bouwman, Gord Bos

SCHEDULE FOR New Year’s Day – January 1st

Offering: The Back to God Hour

Ushers: Peter Prins & Rod Venhuis

Lift Operator: Ernie Stebner

Sound:a.m. Steven

Power Point:a.m. Kayleen

Greeters: Ray & Eleanor Merkus, Roger & Anita Swier

Coffee: Bill & Eleanor Wildeboer, Rick & Mel Wildeboer, Teus & Marja VanderVlis

M.O.M. Chelsea
a.m. Sue Wildeboer, John van Gyssel, Joseph Geldof, Blair van Gyssel, Ryan Swier


Offering: Mission support for the Strydhorst family

Ushers: Ken Salomons & Craig Van Stryland

Lift Operator: Ralph Bos

Sound:a.m. Travis

Power Point:a.m. Cindy

Greeters: Gerald & Michele Noort, Ed & Cora Stol

Coffee: Jan & Jolyn Rodenburg, Jan & Cootje Voorbij, Roger & Anita Swier

M.O.M. Chelsea
a.m. Jan Zuidhof, Marvin Ebens, Michelle Hoekstra, Jessica Bouwman, Timothy Rosendal

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

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, December 28th

7:30 p.m. Jr. Sr. Youth and Young Adults Hay Ride at the Ebens’ after the evening service

Wednesday, December 31st

7:00 p.m. New Year’ Eve Service

Thursday, January 1st

10:30 a.m. New Year’s Day Service

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