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2009-10-11 Bulletin


Our Church Family

Please keep our family of the week, Ralph & Pauline Bos in your daily prayers.

Our condolences go out to Gerrit and Dorothy Meindersma and Lorraine Havinga and the family with the death of Gerrit’s son, Dick Meindersma this past Thursday evening. He had been struggling for some time with cancer. He passed away in his home with his family by his side. He was 62 years old. May God’s gracious love comfort in this time of grief.

The flowers in the church sanctuary will be given to Gerrit & Dorothy Meindersma and Lorraine Havinga with the passing of their dear son and son in law, Dick Meindersma.

We give thanks that Mrs. Hilda Zuidhof returned to her home in the Lodge on Monday.

Tom De Waal, brother to Albert, passed away on Tuesday in Edmonton. Through the compassionate care of family and friends he found comfort in Jesus his savior. May our gracious God minister his peace to the family in this time of sadness.

Thank you to the congregation for your prayers, visits, and cards while Herman was in the hospital. Herman & Alice Scholing

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, October 18th

We welcome retired pastor, L.E. Sackmann to lead our morning service and Mark Patterson will lead the evening service. Mark & Selina will be sharing aspects of their ministry in China.

From the General Administration LT 

Copies of the Emergency Evacuation Procedures have been placed in each church mail box this week. We ask each family to take a moment to read this over so that we can be prepared in the event of an emergency here at church.

Friendship Group

There will be no Friendship Group this coming Monday since it is Thanksgiving.

Janneke Voorbij is engaged!

Phong and Janneke plan to wed on November 7th at 11:00 a.m. here at Bethel. We would like to host a Recipe and Pantry bridal shower for Janneke on Saturday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. Please bring your favorite recipe and a few ingredients to share with Janneke. Ladies and girls, plan to attend this fun evening of games and food and celebration!

‘Truth Project’ Bible Study

Focus on the Family’s ‘The Truth Project’ is a DVD-based small group curriculum on Christian worldview. Each of the 12 lessons describes in detail God’s design for all of life. We hope to begin this study in the next few weeks on Monday evenings. If anyone is interested in participating in this Bible study, please contact Craig and Marcella Van Stryland @ 403-784-3545 or Brad and Dawna Larson @ 403-782-0318. “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2.

Bethel Youth

Youth Mission Trip

Are you interested in going on a Mission trip during spring break 2010? Would you like to go to Mexico to build a home for a needy family? Or would you like to participate in a mission trip closer to home and work in the inner city, do outreach & service and evangelize? There will be an information meeting for youth and parents on Monday October 19th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the council room of our church. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Gerry 403-782-4170 or Trudy 403-782-7378

Junior Youth

Will be bowling at Ambassador Bowling Centre on Friday, October 23rd at 7 - 9 p.m. Meet at the alley and bring $8 for two games and spending money for munchies. Look forward to an evening of fun and fellowship with others! For more information contact Carina Tenbrinke at 403-782-7903.

All Alberta Senior High Retreat

Will take place at the Circle Square Ranch in Halkirk, AB on October 23-25, 2009. Special weekend activities include horseback riding, wall climbing, pellet/archery targets, hiking, outdoor games, small groups and much more. The cost for this event is $115. Check out the poster on the youth bulletin board for all sorts of information. Or if you prefer, contact Wayne or Dana and they will get you on your way. Deadline to registeris today, October 11th. It's a wonderful opportunity to get to know other high school students from all over Alberta. Take a chance and let God do wonderful things!

King’s View Friday event

Find out what it’s like to be a student at King’s University College by attending our next King’s View Friday event. This event is free and open to anyone who would like to know more about what King’s has to offer. Tour the campus, meet current students and professors, sit in on a class and even spend the night in residence! Breakfast & lunch are included. The next visit day is October 23rd. Register today by calling 780-465-8334 or online at www.kingsu.ca.


Stand Up and Make Music:

As part of an international movement to take action against poverty, a community concert with Jazz Casual and guests will be held on Friday, October 16th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church. Admission is free, but donations to the Food Bank will be welcome. This event is co-sponsored locally by the Ministerial Association, A Better World, the Rotary Club, the local Foodgrains Bank project committee and other community groups.

Break Forth 2010

Join over 1,000 churches at Break Forth Canada, January 29 – 31, 2010 in Edmonton. Featuring speakers, Lee Strobel, Anne Graham Lotz, Frank Peretti, Joel Rosenberg, W. Paul Young, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Dr. Leonard Sweet, Shannon Ethridge, Fred Stoeker, Duffy Robbins, Sean McDowell, and musicians, Michael W. Smith, newsboys, Lincoln Brewster, Phil Keaggy, Randy Stonehill, Robin Mark, Matt Maher, Brenton Brown and Keith & Kristin Getty. There are more than 180 classes with something for everyone, Comedy Hour, Festivals, Spirit Street and more. See www.BreakForthCanada.com for more information. Registration forms are now available on the table in the foyer. To save and join in the group registration, completed registrations must be handed in to Cindy Prins by October 25th. Contact Cindy if you plan to go.

NADC Day of Encouragement:

If you haven't seen the brochure yet, check with your deacons, church administrator, or call the NADC office at 780-423-0456. You don't want to miss this wonderful opportunity to grow, stretch, learn about many different opportunities for ministry. Saturday, November 7th at The King's University College - make sure you've got your calendars marked! Register by October 23rd to take advantage of the early bird rate.

The Persecuted Church


After several weeks of pressure and intimidation, members of the Jakarta Christian Baptist Church have been ordered by officials to cease worshipping in the home of Pastor Bedali Hulu. On September 13th, hundreds of Muslims barged into Pastor Hulu's home and forced the believers to leave. Several days later, a church-owned vehicle was burned in the pastor's driveway. A large crowd again surrounded the home on September 27th, demanding that the worship service be stopped. Pastor Hulu established and registered his church with Religious Affairs authorities in 2005 and obtained written permission from a local official to hold the services. However, in 2006 a Joint Ministerial Decree was revised, insisting congregations be composed of at least 90 adult members, demanding permission from at least 60 adult neighbours and requiring a permit from local authorities. According to local Christians, it is nearly impossible to meet all of these terms to qualify for a permit. Ask God to use this ordeal to strengthen the members of this church. Pray that they will keep their eyes on Jesus, persevere in their faith and not grow weary or lose heart (Hebrews 10:32-39; 12:1-3).