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2010-10-03 October 3 Bulletin

Our Church Family

Congratulations to John Jager with the celebration of his 81st birthday on Saturday, October 9th. May God bless you with a good day of celebration and be with you in the coming year!

Do remember our seniors and shut ins in prayer: Tony & Henny Middag, Tilly Biel, Lea Dykstra, Wigger Meindersma, and Herman Scholing Sr.

Remember our missionaries around the world. 

Bethel News

A Reminder to the congregation 

On Monday October 11th we have our special Thanksgiving Day service at 10:30 a.m.

Babies, babies. Help! 

Coffee Break nursery needs your help in caring for our infants. If you are able to help Lorraine and Helena on one Wednesday morning or regularly from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. that would be great. Please call Barb (403-782-0744) or Jan (403-885-5263).

Kick Start To The New Education Year: 

Join us Monday night, October 4th at 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall, for a dessert night to kick off the new year of education programs. All leaders, helpers of all ministries are welcome! Fred Knip will be speaking to us to motivate and encourage us for the upcoming year. Any questions call any of the members of the EMLT.

Bethel Youth News

Young Adult 

Bible study will be held tonight after the evening service in the fellowship hall.

No Tuesday Nite Youth 

this week as the leaders are meeting. TNY will resume on October 12th.

Youth Mission Trip: 

It is time again to organize another youth mission trip to Mexico. We are planning that trip during Spring break 2011. You will participate in the Missions Adventures program at the YWAM base in Ensenada and also help build a home for a needy family. To complete a team we need at least 10 youth and 4 adult leaders. Are you interested in knowing more and would you like to join the team? An information meeting is set for Monday, October 18, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the council room. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Gerry 403-782-4170 or Trudy 403-782-7378.


Celebrating a Century of Grace

You are invited to join us on the bus to the big service Celebrating a Century of Grace at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton on October 17th! Woody Nook CRC has booked the DenOudsten/Eggink Mobile Mission bus, and probably will still have seats available for $15. Please phone Betty at 403-782-7140. We plan to leave Woody Nook at 1:15 p.m. and then meet at the east campus of the Lacombe Christian School at 1:45 p.m., returning about 8:30 p.m. We suggest taking some snacks along. There will be refreshments for all of us at the Winspear, but there is no meal. Let's fill the bus!

Central Alberta Christian High’s Harvest Fest 2010 presents: 

The Sky Family as entertainment at the Lacombe Memorial Center on Friday, November 5th. This family hails from the North Shore of Prince Edward Island. They uniquely capture the Celtic influence of that region and now have the delight of sharing it with audiences from coast to coast. The production consists of rollicking fiddle music with songs rich in harmonies. Woven throughout are hilarious stories, skit and inspirational testimonies. The theme for the evening is Winter Wonderland and the dress is semi formal. If you would like to be involved we are once again having containers filled to for table centers. Contact the school if you would like to do this. The evening will start with a silent auction beginning at 6:30 pm and continuing until 9:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. The evening’s entertainment begins at 9:00 p.m. Donations for the silent auction can be dropped off at the school or phone the school for pick up. Also donations can be dropped off on Friday November 5th at the LMC by noon. So mark your calendars HARVEST FEST FRIDAY November 5th starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.00 and are available from Ann at CACHS 403-782-4535 or Betty Scholing at 403-782-2701. See You There!

Break Forth Canada 2011

is scheduled for January 28th to 30th at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. This conference is the largest worship equipping & renewal conference in North America and will feature authors John & Stasi Eldredge, Philip Yancey, Dr. Gary Chapman and singer/songwriters Paul Baloche, Brian Doerksen, Casting Crowns and others. Our church has an opportunity to be part of the early bird group registration at a cost of $99 per person. Deadline is October 17th. Information packs and registration forms can be found on the table in the foyer. All registrations must be handed in to Cindy Prins by October 17th to qualify for the discounted early bird rate. For more information, talk to Cindy at 403-748-2824.

Denominational News

Webinar "Ministry in Word and Deed"

Join us October 6th at 7:30 p.m. (EST) for this webinar by Wendy Hammond, partnership manager for CRWRC. Find out why both word and deed are essential in overseas missions, and how they work together to transform lives. This is the second in the Global Mission webinars available free this fall. To register and see the full list of dates/topics, visit www.crcna.org/MissionWebinars.

Tired of Loud? 

Try some silence. Intermission is a 2 ½ day silent directed retreat sponsored by Centrepointe CRC, Edmonton. This event will take place on November 5-7, 2010, at the Providence Centre. Cost will be $325. To register call Crystal at 780-454-1936 or info@centrepointechurch.ca.

A Show Of Hands 

A Show of Hands is the CRCNA's way to pray, learn, and hold leaders accountable to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Five fingers for five more years until 2015...Hands joined in prayer to end global poverty...And hands raised to be counted in advocacy. Who thinks we can achieve the MDGs by 2015? Visit www.handsformdgs.org to learn more and register your own Show of Hands event.

Worldwide Christian Schools 

Do you want to see the impact of Christian education in developing countries? Worldwide Christian Schools invites you to witness the incredible transformation it makes! HEARTS – Helping, Exploring and Reaching Trips for Supporters – give you the chance to serve and learn from others in another culture. Upcoming teams are to Nicaragua (Nov 3-10, 2010) and the Dominican Republic (Dec 1-8, 2010 & Apr 6-13 2011). Find out more at www.wwcs.ca/Programs/HEARTS.html or call 866.360.4272 to join! Deadline to apply is October 15, 2010.

The Persecuted Church


At least eight evangelical churches in northern Syria have reportedly been closed by the Syrian government. The government ordered the closure of numerous house churches, claiming that they were meeting in places deemed inappropriate for worship. Many Syrian Christians, however, believe that the government's "legal" excuse for closing churches is merely a cover-up for a wider government crackdown against evangelical Christian activity in Syria. The closures are a devastating blow to Christian church communities in Syria, as many congregations cannot afford to buy a plot of land and build a church and so instead purchase apartment buildings to use as places of worship. Pray for the members of these churches, that they will continue to entrust the life and mission of their church communities to the Lord amid these challenges. Pray that God will give endurance, encouragement and a spirit of unity to all those following Christ in Syria (Romans 15:5).

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