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2010-01-17 January 17 Bulletin

Welcome to worship this Sunday at Bethel. We are glad you came. Do stay for fellowship and refreshments after the morning service.

Our Church Family

We pray for Ria and John Jager as Ria is in the hospital to receive more care. May the care of our heavenly Father provide and restore Ria to health.

Thank You 
For all of your prayers, visits, cards, baking, meals, phone calls, kindness, love and support shown to us in the recent illness and loss of our Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother. We are thankful to be part of such a caring community of faith. "Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart:" Psalm 27:14
The Wiersma Family

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

Remember our missionaries around the world. 

Bethel News

Next Sunday, January 24th 

We read from John 3:22-36 “Jesus greater, me less.” In the evening we consider the Gospel of Mark and “The exciting Story of Jesus.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

From the Education MLT: 

An information meeting will be held today, January 17th at 8:15 p.m. here at the church for all those interested in the Bible study, "Grace Based Parenting". There is still opportunity for those who have not signed up to attend. If you would like more information on this, please contact one of the Education MLT members.

Last chance! The Church Directory 

Is almost ready for printing. We will be accepting pictures until January 31st. If you would like a recent picture in the directory, please submit it to Natalie Rosendal. You can e-mail it to pnresendal@shaw.ca. If we do not receive a new picture, we will use the one on the wall in the Fellowship Hall if possible. Thank you from the Fellowship MLT.

The Fellowship MLT 

Has taken over the job of "Hearty Meals". We have a list of ladies who deliver meals to church members in need. If you would like to be on the list, or if you know of someone who could use a meal, please contact Debby van Iperen @ 782-0899.

A Profession of Faith 

Class is being planned again. For those who feel called by the Holy Spirit to publicly profess their faith, please contact Pastor Mike to discuss the details.

The Mr. and Mrs. Club 

Pot luck supper will NOT be held on January 20th as originally planned. We will have it a week later on Wednesday January 27th at 6.30 pm.

Rocky Mountain College Choir

On Sunday, January 31st we will be welcoming the Rocky Mountain College Choir (of whom Evelyn Eisses is a member) to our church. They will be performing in the evening. We will be providing a dinner for them beforehand and are asking for some donations from the congregation. The dinner will be soup and buns with meat and cheese. If you are able to donate some of these items, please contact Cathy Dowling (782-2105) for more information. Thank-you!!

LOST & FOUND! 

There are many items in the Lost & Found, located in the basement at the bottom of the main stairway, at the right hand side by the elevator door. There is a coat rack with several sweaters, jackets & coats that have been left in the church over the past 2 months. On the counter there is a box with hats, mitts, gloves, a stuffed beaver, an iron, baking and food storage containers, a blue back pack with baby items in it, a nicely packaged gift bag plus many other items! Please take a look, who knows, you might find something that is yours! Any items remaining in the Lost & Found at the end of January will be given to the Thrift store.

Yearbook 2010 

Of the Christian Reformed denomination is now available. We do order copies for church use, but if you would like to order a copy for yourself at a cost of $10 - $15, please contact the church secretaries at 403-782-6400 before January 31st. If you are wondering what kind of information can be found in the annual CRC Yearbook, there is a copy of Yearbook 2009 on the foyer table for you to have a look at.

Bethel Youth News

Youth Service 

At the St. Albert CRC tonight at 7 p.m. If you are interested in attending this service please contact Dana for more information.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

Will meet on Tuesday, January 19th. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Jr. Youth 

Will be gathering together for an evening of sledding and skating at the Vandenborn’s on January 22nd. Please bring a snack to share and appropriate clothing. The event will run from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. For more information please contact Carina or Donna.

Young Adults 

Will meet on Sunday the 24th in the evening. The Bible study will take place after the evening service at the Church. Bring your Bibles. We are starting the book Galatians.

A reminder to all youth in grades 9 and up - YC2010/Audacious is in the planning stages and if you would like to go you need to start saving your money now. Cost for the event is $140 plus bussing, accommodation and food. The new website is finally up and if you would like to see who the speakers and performers will be go to www.ycgeneration.com. We will keep you informed with all information as it comes to us. If you have any questions contact Wayne or Dana

Announcements

Sweetheart Dinner: 

You are invited to attend the annual Sweetheart Dinner to be held on Friday, February 12th at 7 pm. Don’t miss out on an evening of good company, cozy surroundings, great entertainment and delicious food. Proceeds of this evening will go toward the Youth Mexico Mission trip. Reservations need to be made by February 7th! Please call Gerry at 403-782-4170 or Trudy at 403-782-7378

Interdisciplinary Conference at King’s 

The King’s University College will be hosting its first student-lead Interdisciplinary Studies Conference entitled “Home (not so) Sweet Home(less)” focusing on the issue of home here in Edmonton, across the globe and in our own lives. Among a wide variety of art displays, concerts, and speakers will be Brian Walsh, the CRC campus minister from the University of Toronto and author of Beyond Homelessness, Jim Gurnett from the Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, as well as Chris Turner, a columnist for the Globe and Mail and author of The Geography of Hope. The conference will be held at the King’s University College in Edmonton on January 20th and 21st. This free-ticket event is open to the public. For more information please visit www.kingsu.ca .

Rosedale Valley Strings 

Invites you to attend a:"Malawi Orphans Concert" at Parkland Reformed Church on Saturday, January 20th at 7:30 pm. Children, reaching out to children, help to bring the hope of Christ to 1000 orphans. Don't miss this unique and inspiring event. Nursery will be provided. All donations over $100 will receive a free Rosedale Valley Strings CD "A Winter's Walk." CD's are also available for purchase at the concert for $20. In December, Rosedale Valley Strings raised $14,562-83 over 5 concerts towards an orphanage for street boys in Rawanda. If you have any questions, please contact Sterling or Shanae at 403-783-5217. May the Lord bless this January concert for His glory.

Lacombe Christian School 

Will be accepting 2010–2011 kindergarten registrations as of January 18th for children who have reached the age of 5 by December 31, 2010. Forms are available at the school office, 5206 58th St., Lacombe or can be downloaded from the LCS website at www.lacs.ca.

Service and Learning Opportunity: Honduras Water Project 2010 - Clean water, improved health, and hope for a Honduran village. A possible life-changing experience for the team participants. That’s what awaits the members of the 16th Honduras Water Service and Learning Project. A partnership of NADC, CRWRC, and the King’s University College, the project takes place during 3 weeks of May this year. Team building and orientation is planned for several evenings and one weekend in March. If you are interested in joining this great short-term mission experience, please call the NADC office @ 780-423-0456 ASAP for more information and an application form, or send your request to nadmc@telus.net.The deadline for applications is February 5, 2010. Space is limited.

Persecuted Church

Pakistan 

On December 26th, two Pakistani Christians, Imran Masih and Khushi Masih were shot for refusing to convert to Islam while at a wedding. Shortly after the believers arrived at the wedding, a group of armed Muslim youths surrounded them and began shooting into the air, as is a customary show of celebration at village weddings. However, one of the Muslims then threatened to shoot Imran and Khushi if they did not recite the Islamic profession of faith. The Christians refused and instead recited Psalm 91. The infuriated Muslims then shot the believers in the chest and left them for dead. At last report, the believers were receiving treatment at a hospital and doctors were hopeful that they would make a full recovery. Police have yet to arrest the suspects, who have claimed that the shootings were an accident. Thank the Lord for the bold stand Imran and Khushi made for their faith. Pray for their complete healing and recovery. Pray that they will find refuge under the cover of His wings (Psalm 91:4). Pray that the perpetrators will repent and come to know the Lord.

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