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2010-11-07 November 7 Bulletin

Our Church Family

We extend our Christian condolences to Pearl Meindersma and the family with the death of her dear husband Wigger this past Monday morning. He was 89 years old. The funeral was yesterday. May God’s comfort rest upon you in this time of sadness.

Doreen Kits had knee replacement surgery this past week. We are thankful things went well and trust in God’s gracious healing.

Thank You! 

We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to our church family for all the help we received during harvest, doing fieldwork, processing cattle, tearing out fence and for the cards, meals, visits and baking we have received. We continue to covet your prayers as Craig begins daily radiation treatments this week. We feel truly blessed to be part of the family of God.
Craig and Marcella Van Stryland & family

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

Remember our missionaries around the world. 

Bethel News

World Hunger Campaign. 

In 1990, 33% of children below the age of five were undernourished. Through God’s grace and the hard work of organizations like the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, this number was down to 26% by 2006. Will you continue to help CRWRC in this fight? Please continue to read the World Hunger stories at home this week as we celebrate World Hunger Sunday next week, November 14th.

Next Sunday, November 14th 

We think about World Hunger and the ministry of CRWRC. In the evening we have a Youth Service and Elder Wayne Bouwman will bring the message.

Bethel Youth News

Young Peoples 

Will meet after the evening service today at the home of Brett Vandenborn.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

Will meet this coming Tuesday, November 9th. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Special note to Brad and Dana’s class: 

Please have chapter 3 of “Questions from the Pickle Jar” read before class. We would like to go right into the discussion.

Youth Mexico Mission Trip: 

Plans are underway for a youth mission trip to Mexico during Spring Break 2011.If you are interested in being part of the team, we ask you to prayerfully consider joining us. It is not too late to join the team. Talk to Gerry or Trudy for information and/or a commitment form. Our next meeting is on November 24th at 7:30 pm. Please be there as we will be planning the Sinterklaas bazaar fundraiser.Questions? Call Gerry 403-782-4170 or Trudy 403-782-7378. “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” Mark 16:15


Back by Popular Demand: 

The GEMS Counsellors are selling DUTCH CHEESE again! Order forms are in your mailboxes. Orders must be submitted and paid for by November 28th for delivery on December 12th. Please place orders in Wannetta Branders mailbox. If you have any questions contact Wannetta Brander or Jeanne Ebens.

Ladies Craft Day: 

We will be hosting a craft day on Saturday November 13th in the Fellowship hall running from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Please call Laura Duckett at 403-784-3270 by Thursday so we can be prepared. We hope to see you there!

Bethel continues to be a wonderful supporter of Volunteer Link here in Lacombe, not only financially, but also as church with many volunteers, helping those with needs here in our community. That being said, the needs in Lacombe continue to rise, and the volunteers have somewhat declined. If you have some spare time on your hands, even if it is only a half hour or an hour a week, you would be a wonderful asset to our Volunteer Link team. Bethel is also looking for a "church coordinator", someone to make a few phone calls and coordinate volunteers with those in need. If either one of these areas appeals to you please contact Herman Scholing Jr. at 403-782-2701. Thank-You

Central Alberta Christian High School 

Is having their annual fall drive from November 7th to

December 15th. You should be receiving an information sheet today and you will be contacted by phone by a canvasser in your area. If you don’t contact please call Wendy at the school (403-782-4535). You may send your donation directly to the school at 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1G7 : Attention Wendy Barnes. Please consider this fall drive prayerfully.

Seafarers Christmas Boxes: 

We will collecting gifts for the Seafarers Ministry at Church this year. The deadline will be November 28th. Things to include are a card (enclosed), toothpaste, chocolate, toques, mittens, soap, Canadian souvenirs, shampoo, etc (please no more writing paper or puzzles) Mark the boxes Code A for $10-15 and Code B for $15-20. In addition, if shopping and wrapping are not possible for you, they except donations and volunteers will do that part for you. www.ministrytoseafarers.com

Wanted: Willing hands to help! 

Rehoboth is in the process of constructing another large capacity cabin at our Camp facility at Gull Lake. During the week of November 22, and November 29th we are looking for willing hands to help install insulation, install siding, and do some interior finishing. If you would be willing to help out for a day or two, please contact Kelvin VanDasselaar – Kelvin.vandasselaar@rehoboth.ab.ca or 780-968-8475. Accommodations are available and meals will be provided. Many Hands Make Light Work!!

Denominational News

World AIDS Day: 

To recognize World AIDS Day, the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee invites you to a screening of "Kids Living With Slim," the sequel to the powerful documentary "Living With Slim" about seven children growing up with HIV/AIDS. The screening will be held at Inglewood CRC (12330 113 Ave., Edmonton) on Sunday, November 28th at 6:30 pm, following a light supper served at 5:30 pm. Please email gerda.kits@gmail.com to let us know that you're coming.

Alberta Fall Banquet - The Canadian Foodgrains Bank 

Invites you to attend the Alberta Fall Banquet at Living Stones Church in Red Deer on Nov. 9. Doors open at 5, with dinner and fellowship from 6-9. Enjoy an evening of celebrating and sharing how God is working through CFGB. Nejabat Khan, the associate director for the Disaster Management Program of Church World Service, will be the keynote speaker providing firsthand testimony of CFGB programming in Afghanistan. RSVP by Nov. 2 to Terence Barg (780-621-6767) or Andre Visscher (403-818-2315) or by e-mailing alberta@foodgrainsbank.ca.

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church: 

Every day, Christians around the world are being persecuted for their faith. On Nov. 14, please join the worldwide Church in prayer for those being persecuted, their oppressors, the nations they live in, and the people who ignore the persecution.

The Persecuted Church


On October 31st, at least 46 Christians were killed and more than 80 others severely injured when Islamic militants stormed a Syriac Catholic church in Baghdad during Mass. The gunmen, armed with automatic weapons and explosives, entered the building and demanded that the Coptic Church of Egypt release Iranian women, whom the extremists claim voluntarily converted to Islam and were locked up by the church. The men then shot a priest and began spraying the crowd with bullets. Hours of terror, confusion and bloodshed followed. One of the gunmen reportedly called a local TV network during the siege. He said he was part of a group linked to al-Qaida, and demanded the release of the Muslim women within 48 hours. After four hours, security forces stormed the church and put an end to the hostage situation. Later that evening, a statement was posted on a website belonging to the 'Islamic State of Iraq'. The statement said that an angry group of mujahideen from among the supporters of Allah raided one of the filthy dens of idolatry that was used by the Christians of Iraq as a headquarters to fight the religion of Islam. The group also stated that it would "exterminate Iraqi Christians," if the Muslim women in Egypt were not freed. Pray for God's abiding comfort for those mourning the loss of loved ones. Pray that even in the aftermath of this brutal violence, Iraqi Christians will keep their eyes on Jesus, persevere in their faith, and not grow weary or lose heart. (Hebrews 10:32-39; Hebrews 12:1-3). Pray for peace and stability in Iraq.

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