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2010-10-10 October 10 Bulletin

Our Church Family

Dear Bethel congregation. Thank you so much for your many prayers, cards and kind wishes of comfort in this time of my father’s death. I was able to lead the service in thankfulness despite our grief and we truly felt the Spirit’s presence among us, especially as family. A real blessing was the 20 person choir from the fellowship Mom and Dad attended who led in singing the familiar psalms and hymns. My mom (who has Alzheimer’s) did quite well with all the busyness. She moved to the “Shalom Manor” seniors complex in Grimsby Ontario this past week. It is a real answer to prayer that she was accepted there so quickly. Thanks again for your support during this time of sadness. Pastor Mike and Barb, Steven, Paul and David

After 2 rounds of chemotherapy, the doctors have decided to change Craig Van Stryland's treatment to radiation. In order to prepare Craig for 5 weeks of radiation, he willhave surgery on October 22nd to insert a spacer between vital organs and the tumour. Craig and his family thank you for all of your prayers and support.

Herman Scholing Sr. suffered a mild heart attack this past Monday and is now in the Lacombe hospital receiving care. May God be with you and the family during this uncertain time.

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

No Sunday School For Grades 3 & 4

There will be no Sunday school for Grades 3 & 4 today. The Treasure seekers will also not meet today.

Next Sunday, October 17th 

We continue our series on worship with the Disciples Year 2 book. We will consider “Participatory Worship: Us and God.” (Session 2). Pastor Mike will lead the service. In the afternoon we are invited to the 100th anniversary celebration service in Edmonton. There will be no evening service here at Bethel.

Bethel Youth News

Attention Bethel Youth! 

If you are interested in spending some time learning to play together with other musicians or singing along with a praise band, let's get things going this Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. (just before TNY). Bring your instruments and your voice and an attitude of praise for our Lord and Savior. It is our intent to try these "Jam sessions" the second and fourth Tuesday evening of the month before Tuesday nite youth begins. Contact Harriet Luymes 403 782-2572 or Theresa Geldof 403 782-2817 for more information.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

Will meet this coming Tuesday, October 12th at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Note to grades 10 & 11 students please make sure that you have read chapters 1 & 2 of Questions from the Pickle Jar so we can go right into the discussion.

Young Peoples 

Will meet at the Hoekstras’ after the evening service on Sunday October 17th, to pick the study material we will be looking at this year.

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 18th 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.


Ladies’ Craft Day 

Ladies, get your crafts out & ready! We will be hosting craft days on October 16th & November 13th in the fellowship hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call Laura Duckett at 403-784-3270 by this Thursday if you would like to come on Saturday so we can be prepared. We hope to see you there!

The Canadian Food Grains Bank 

Is planning its harvest for Saturday, October 16th starting with a barbeque at 11 a.m. At noon the volunteer farmers will start to take the crop off. The crop this year is canola and the location is 5 miles east of Lacombe on #12 to the Prentiss Rd. and then ½ mile north on the gravel road. If the weather doesn’t cooperate the harvest will be postponed. Listen to Sunny 94 or CKGY radio for an announcement around 9 a.m. In case of a postponement, the barbeque will be cancelled and the crop will be taken off at the earliest opportunity. We would like to thank all the supporters on behalf of all the needy people who have been fed or will be helped by your contributions.

Classis Alberta North: Century of Grace

Celebrate a Century of Grace at the Winspear Centre on October 17th at 4 p.m. If you’ve already ordered tickets, the secretaries will place them in your church mail box today. If you haven’t ordered yet, and wish to join us for an afternoon of worship (mass choir, Joyful Noise, The King’s University Concert & Chamber choirs, ECHS Choir, etc.) led by Rev. Cecil VanNiejenhuis and Rev. Roy Berkenbosch, contact Ron Knol at ronknol@telus.net or 780-454-2474 and, while supply lasts, we’ll make sure there are free tickets waiting for you at the door of Winspear (doors open at 3:30 on Sunday the 17th). As of October 7th, 80% of the tickets have been spoken for so act quickly if you wish to join the celebration!

You are invited to join us on the bus as we go to the 100th anniversary 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!

Mr. & Mrs. Club 

Will be getting together on October 21st at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Joanne van Gyssel. Please remember to bring cookies and squares.

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.

Woody Nook CRC's 75th Anniversary 

We invite you to join us in a weekend of praising God for his abundant goodness. Friday evening, November 12th 6:00 pm, there will be a dinner at the LMC in Lacombe at $20, per person. Saturday afternoon, November 13th we plan a bus tour around the country highlighting spots (and humor) that were a part of the first WN members. Sunday morning, November 14th we invite you to join us at 10 a.m. for our Worship Service of Thanksgiving. The deadline for dinner tickets is October 23rd. Feel free to phone Betty (403) 782-7140 or Jack (403) 885-4380. There will also be an Anniversary book for sale for $45.

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!

Central Alberta Christian High School Pie Making Day. 

At this point in time, the ladies of CACHS Catering have decided not to have their annual Pie Making Day in October/November unless there is someone who comes forward to organize the day. Please contact Emma Den Oudsten at 403-782-2657 if you would be willing to take on this task. If no one steps forward, the Pie Making day will be cancelled.

Hello Bethel CRC! 

Life here in Vancouver with YWAM is very busy at the moment. This week we started our Fall Discipleship Training School (DTS). We have 7 students from across Canada, the USA, Australia, and Denmark here to grow in their relationships with God and learn more about what the Great Commission means to them. After three months here in Vancouver, they will participate in one month of outreach in different parts of Canada and then head to Indonesia for two months. The set-up phase for this DTS has kept me very busy, as well as my role as co-coach for a hockey team of 14-17 year old girls. On top of all of that, I am still playing hockey for the Killarney Knights AA women's hockey team. Please pray for relationships within both of those teams to blossom and for Jesus to be glorified. As well, I am planning to go to Slovakia in December with Athlete's in Action to work with a women's hockey team there for about 10 days. I am very excited about this opportunity. Today there is an offering for me and my service with YWAM here in Vancouver. Please consider giving generously! - Krista Prins

Denominational News

The Day of Encouragement 

Is an event that provides a safe environment to unpack topics, have conversations about ministry challenges, and more. Join us on Saturday, November 6th at The King's University College. Keynote speaker Martin Contact will also lead several workshops. Register by October 22nd to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration rate. See the brochures (available from your deacons/church administrator, the NADC office at 780-423-0456 or online at www.diaconalministries.com ) for registration details.

CRWRC Responds to Hurricane in Newfoundland

CRWRC volunteers have arrived in Catalina, NL to assist with the clean up and repair of homes that were damaged by Hurricane Igor in September. An additional team will arrive on Thanksgiving Day. The volunteers are from congregations in the CRC’s Classis Eastern Canada, and will be housed and fed by a local Anglican congregation. Additional funds are needed for building supplies and materials. To support this effort, please visit www.crwrc.org/donate, call 1-800-730-3490 or mark your gift “Hurricanes 2010” and send it to CRWRC, 3475 Mainway, PO BOX 5070 STN LCD 1, Burlington, ON, L7R 3Y8.

The Persecuted Church


Police in Bangladesh have charged Christian day labourer Abul Hossen (41) with cattle theft despite a confession from the primary suspect, according to a defense attorney and a local official present in the courtroom. Police submitted the charge sheet against the convert from Islam on September 12th, even though Sirajul Islam had confessed to the crime and testified on September 8th that Abul was not involved and that he did not know him. Abul has reported that when he was arrested on August 21st, police inquired about his conversion to Christianity, questioned the religion of his wife and father, and asked whether Christians offered him money to convert. Local believers have said that influential Muslims had Abul accused in order to discredit his ministry. Please pray the truth will come to light and that justice will be upheld in this case. Please pray for Abul and other Christians in the community, that they would be faithful and strong and that God would give them wisdom when dealing with the authorities.

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