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2010-02-07 February 7 Bulletin



Our Church 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, February 14th

We welcome Pastor Jacob Schellenberg to lead our worship and share the wonderful vision and ministry of Youth Unlimited/Youth for Christ. In the evening Wayne Bouwman will lead a youth service with our Young People. Pastor Mike is away at a conference.

The Worship MLT

Would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of those who donated their time, soup, buns, technical expertise and prayers to the dinner and Rocky Mountain College choral concert here this past Sunday. The food was excellent, as was the music. A special thank you to Cathy Dowling for organizing everything. Thank-you!!!

Sweetheart Dinner:

You are invited to attend the annual Sweetheart Dinner to be held on Friday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m. 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 today, February 7th! Please call Gerry @ 403-782-4170 or Trudy @ 403-782-7378.

Ladies,

Do you have a case of the winter blahs and need to shake it off? Why not come to the Fellowship hall on Saturday, February 13th for a time of fellowship, fun, and crafting? If you have a project you are working on or have been waiting to get started on, bring it with you and let's get crafting! Our doors will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. You are welcome to join us at anytime throughout the day but why not join us for the whole day!!! Refreshments will be provided. If you would like, please bring a small snack to share with coffee. To reserve your spot and to help us plan for lunch, please call Laura Duckett @ 403-784-3270, 403-318-7674, or reply by email to rlduck@platinum.ca. Hope to see you on Saturday.

Winter Family Fun Fest!

The Fellowship MLT is hosting a day of sledding and skating fun on Family Day, which is Monday, February 15th. We will meet at the Lacombe Christian School - behind the west campus - at 11:00 a.m. When we get hungry and tired, we will make our way over to the church for chili, buns, snacks and hot drinks. Those who wish to join us just for lunch are welcome!

Youth Mexico Mission Team Update:

Our team is complete! The Lord willing, the week of March 27th to April 2nd, our young people and their leaders will be working with YWAM in Ensenada, Mexico. While there, they hope to build a home for a needy family and to serve the Lord. The team consists of: Stephanie Bouwman, Robbie de Regt, Taylor Duckett, Alana Ebens, Joseph Geldof, Stephanie Hoekstra, Heather Noordhof, Martha Stad, Aaron Swier, Travis Ure, Brett Vandenborn, Krista Vanderleek, Jordan Van Stryland, Brent Venhuis and leaders Wayne Bouwman, August Luymes, Valerie Luymes and Gerry Prins. Please keep the Youth Mexico mission team in your prayers as they prepare for this exciting trip.

Bethel Youth News

Young Adults

Will meet at the home of Mallory Ebens after the worship service this evening.

Youth Mexico Mission

Team will meet on Monday, February 8th at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Nite Youth

Will meet on Tuesday, February 9th. Doors will be open at 7 p.m.

All Alberta Junior High Retreat

For students from Grade 7 thru 9. To be held in Leduc at Ebenezer CRC & Covenant school on Friday, March 19th to Sunday, March 21st. We will be going to Rabbit Hill ski resort for the day on Saturday. Friday & Saturday evening we will have Jason & Troy (Happy the Dog) worshipping & speaking to us as they share their God gifted talents to communicate God’s desire for our Junior high students’ hearts. Look for Jason & Troy at www.happythedog.com. The cost for this weekend is only $40.50 (not $20 as previously stated) plus ski rentals. The cost includes food, snacks, our speakers & a day pass to Rabbit Hill. Space is limited & all registration & parental release forms must be in by March 8th. Please get your forms from Wayne Bouwman. For more information call Ebenezer CRC at 780-986-4119 or email Cindy Tuininga @ c_tuininga@hotmail.com or Ron DeVries @ mdevron@telus.net.

Announcements

Thank you to all who donated to CRWRC’s Haiti Relief offering this past week.

Thank you for caring and thank you for sharing. As of this week, donations to the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee for the Haiti disaster response have already topped $2.1 million, and the money is continuing to come in, through church offerings and individual gifts, including almost $700,000 that has been donated online via the "Help Haiti" and CRWRC web sites. The money is being used by CRWRC to help to meet the immediate needs for food, water and shelter by distributing tarps and rice, beans, and pasta to more than 1,100 families in the Port-au-Prince area. It is also working to provide clean water. This is meeting short-term needs, but long-term needs are being assessed as well. For more information please refer to the letter in your church mail boxes from Rev. Jerry Dykstra, executive director of the CRC in North America. Thank you again!!

The King’s University College Concert and Chamber Choirs

Under the direction of Dr. Melanie Turgeon, together with King's Music Faculty, sincerely invite you to attend their Choir Tour 2010 Performance on Friday, February 12th at 8:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church (10025-105 St., Edmonton). A free will offering will be taken at the concert. For more information contact Dr. Melanie Turgeon at (780) 465-3500 ext. 8028.

Persecuted Church

North Korea

Open Doors received news about the horrifying situation our brothers and sisters face in North Korea... which is #1 on Open Doors' World Watch List for the 8th year in a row. The report states that the North Korean government recently declared "100 Days of Combat." This means everyone must work for the state during this time of "mobilization." If someone is on the street without a valid reason, they are arrested and sent to a labor camp. Our contact person reports that the situation is dire... "People don't have much of an opportunity to keep themselves alive. It's normal again to see dead children on the street. Parents die or leave their children because they can no longer bear to see their sons and daughters starve." But he also says that in spite of the dire situation, Christians in North Korea are a shining light in this deep spiritual darkness. They are very brave. Secretly they share their faith with others and help others. And he tells us they plead for our help..."North Korean Christians recently held a secret prayer meeting. They came to the conclusion that it was important to continue with projects. They have asked us for more help, especially for fervent prayer."
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