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2009-09-20 Bulletin


Our Church Family

Please keep our family of the week, Paul & Cindy Prins and children in your daily prayers.

With joy we congratulate Josh and Jolene Noordhof in their marriage yesterday. May the hope, the promise, and the commitment of their love be blessed in God’s grace and love to them.

The flowers this week will go to Mr. & Mrs. Noordhof and a bouquet for Mr. & Mrs. Middag in honour of their 55th wedding anniversaries they were able to celebrate this past month. We pray that the Lord continue to surround you with His love and care.

We are so thankful that Ruth Sluys is back in Lacombe. Doctors in Edmonton have scheduled her for another procedure in about a month. May God watch over her and Peter in the mean time and provide from the riches of his grace.

Dick Meindersma, (son of Gerrit) and his wife Ann, (daughter of Lorraine Havinga), seek our prayers again as Dick’s condition is becoming more critical. May God be near to the family & strengthen them in his grace.

Wigger Meindersma had his hip replaced in the Red Deer hospital this past week. We are so thankful to God that the surgery went well. He is now in the Lacombe hospital and does need to rest, so visitors are asked to call Pearl before dropping in for a visit with him.

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

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, September 27th

We continue reading in our devotional book, “Living in Community” with the focus on “Fellowship.” In the evening we read from the prophet Micah, chapter 3 and its description of “God’s love for the poor.” Pastor Mike will lead the services.


It is that time of year that many people dread. The end of summer! With the coming of fall upon us, the Outreach MLT is once again looking at our neighbors. Last year was the first Rake and Serve. The turnout was fantastic and the community response was awesome. The first year brought out the old learning curve. Many items have been changed to make this year run like a top. This year we will be raking yards on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00am to noon. Hot chili on a bun will be served afterward to take the edge off of the cold fall weather and of course coffee and hot chocolate. We would like to ask if you could bring your own rakes and gloves to the event. The bags and disposal of the leaves will be taken care of. Please sign up for this serve event and show our church neighbors that we are here to serve and praise our Lord everyday - not just Sunday. OMLT

Note to all Leadership teams

As it is nearing budget time for 2010 and each team is asked to submit their budget requests by September 27th. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

August Luymes, church treasurer.

The Seniors Club

We look forward to have our first meeting of the season on Tuesday September 29, 2009 at 9:30 am. Come out for a morning full of fun and fellowship as we meet together every other Tuesday morning to study and praising our Father in heaven. Invite a friend, they’ll be glad you did!

October Newsletter

It’s time for another newsletter. The team is working on making each issue interesting and fun to read, as well as full of good information. We thank each of you who contributes and we look forward to even more contributions. This month we focus on Fall and Thanksgiving. Each of our ministry groups and Leadership Teams are getting into the swing of things and we would love to have an update from each of you. GEMS, Cadets, Friendship, Coffee Break etc. as well as the Leadership Teams. Please drop us a note and let us know how things are going, how we can encourage you and pray for you. As we live in community together, we look forward to new ways of sharing and lifting each other up. You can email your contributions to any of the team members or place your papers in the newsletter mailbox. Our deadline will be September 27th. Thanks so much.
Ann Wildeboer - awildeboer@xplornet.com
Laura Duckett - rlduck@platinum.ca
Harriet Luymes - haraug@telus.net
Anita Geldof - ahgeldof@telus.net.

Bethel Youth

Tuesday Night Youth

Will start up again for a brand new season on Tuesday, September 22nd at 7:30 p.m. Come out for an evening of games, fellowship, and of course bible study. New things are happening but you’ll have to come and find out what they are. Invite your friends! There is always room for more! Doors will be open at 7 p.m. Hope to see you all there! If you would like more information about the studies please contact anyone of us: Theresa Geldof, Carolyn Koetsier, Dana van Gyssel, Wayne Bouwman, Brad Larson and Pastor Mike.

Young Adults

Will start up again on Sunday, September 27th in the fellowship hall. We will continue our lessons on the book of James. If you have any questions please call Maddy deRegt at 403-358-9640. We hope to see you there!


Volunteer Link church coordinator

Bethel is in need of a Volunteer Link church coordinator. If you would like to find out more about this position, please talk to Herman Scholing Jr.

Parkland Men’s Chorus

This year the Parkland Men’s Chorus will celebrate their 20th season of singing. All men are invited to come and join in singing on Monday evenings at the Woodynook CRC at 7:30 p.m. We start our new season on September 21st under the able direction of Larry Johnson. Come and join us as we sing & fellowship together and worship Him in song. For more information call Alan Stolte at 403-885-4379.


CACHS Catering will again be making home-made fresh apple and apple-crumb pies for $8.00 each. You can place your order by filling out the order form which will be in your church mailbox or contacting the Bethel contacts, Joan Eisses at 403-782-2345 and Barb Vandyk at 403-782-0744. Pies will be made on October 8th at the school and can be picked up from the school between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m.


Rehoboth’s Board of Directors has designated September as “MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN MONTH.” Annual Association Membership Fees of TEN dollars are renewable in September, PLUS donations of any amount are needed and greatly appreciated. Your $10.00 Membership Fee (per person) and supporting donations insures the continuation of quality services provided in the Lord’s name. Again this year, we are encouraging each person in a family to become a member. Children under the legal age of 18 will be non-voting members. A strong membership base is a great benefit to Rehoboth when negotiating funding for the services we provide. If a Canvasser does not contact you, please send your tax deductible membership fee and donation directly to: Rehoboth Christian Ministries, 3920 – 49 Avenue, Stony Plain, AB, T7Z 2J7. Remember to include your full name, address, postal code, and the name of the church you attend, for our records. Thank you for your faithful support of Rehoboth Christian Ministries.

“Compassion in a Changing World”

is the theme of this year’s Day of Encouragement. Keynote speaker is Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo, Director of CRWRC Canada, who will also be offering a workshop. Check out the brochures for the whole list of workshops and information sessions being offered. It’s a wonderful day of learning, inspiration, connecting, worship that you don’t want to miss.

CACHS Catering

Invites you to become connected with our Christian school community through volunteering on our vibrant team. As two of our team members are retiring by year end of 2009, would you prayerfully consider being part of the catering team, which raises approximately $30,000.00 per year. These funds allow us to purchase much needed items for the school and the students that are not included in the school budget.Volunteering includes one function per month (approximately 12 hours over two days). Team partners participate in shopping, food preparation, cooking and serving.Please contact one of our present team members for more information and let us know by October 2, 2009 if this is a project you would be willing to commit to. May we serve the Lord with gladness through our school communtiy. Please consider this important ministry as an opportunity for you to serve. Emma Den Oudsten - 403-782-2657, Nynke Miedema - 780-352-6251, Arta Stoker - 403-782-6877, Rose Vander Ploeg - 403-783-5217, Margaret Otten - 403-786-0082

The Persecuted Church


Rafael Velasquez, the pastor of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Colombia was shot dead by three masked gunmen in his home on the evening of September 6th. The assailants broke into the pastor's home and murdered him in front of his wife and six young members of his church. Sources believe that paramilitary groups struggling for power are responsible for the attack. At least a dozen other pastors in the region have reportedly faced threats in recent months. In the past three years, more than 35 pastors in Colombia have been murdered and over 200 churches forcibly closed. Pray for Pastor Velasquez's family at this difficult time. Pray that the passion of God's people in Colombia will be a light that draws others to Christ.