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2010-11-14 November 14 Bulletin

Our Church Family

Craig Van Stryland started his radiation treatments in Calgary this week. May God bless Craig and his family with strength and safety as they travel to Calgary each day for the treatments.

Ian Prins has been struggling with severe headaches for the past few months. He has been unable to work and is mostly confined to his home. He is waiting to see some specialists and hopefully receive some relief from his pain. We pray that God will be with him and give patience and healing to him.

We would like to thank the congregation for the many cards and expressions of sympathy we received during the passing of Bindert's mother. The loving concern we experienced during Ineke's two year battle with cancer has been a real encouragement and a reminder of what a blessing it is to be part of a Christian fellowship. Thank you also to those who have been so faithful in praying for both of our moms in their struggles with cancer. Just the fact that people have been, and continue to pray is a real comfort. Thank you, Bindert & Sarah De Jong

Congratulations to Marlene Chykerda-Moniuk as she celebrates her 74th birthday this Saturday. May the Lord continue to bless you with his richest of blessings in the coming year!

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:

Today, we make a commitment to be all in for the fight against hunger. We join others around the world in doing our part to give, pray, speak up, and take action to help end global hunger and help people overcome poverty in real & lasting ways. If you want to know more about world hunger or what CRWRC is doing to help, or if you want to find out ways that you can volunteer or get involved, please visit www.crwrc.org.

Next Sunday, November 21st

We welcome Pastor Walt Brouwer, our Classical Church Relations Consultant from Edmonton to lead our morning service. In the evening we confess the Sufficiency of Scripture based on Colossians 2 and Article 7 of the Belgic Confession.

Congregational Meeting - November 26, 2010: 

Please mark you calendars for the semi-annual congregational meeting of the members of Bethel Christian Reformed Church of Lacombe to be held Friday, November 26, 2010. Contact Paul Prins 403-748-2824 or Donald Wildeboer 403-755-1729 for more information.

The offering next Sunday, November 21st

Will be for Goats for Tanzania. Two weeks ago, Margaret Njuguna, our CRWRC ministry partner in Tanzania, was visiting us here to bring us up to date about her work and the needs in Tanzania. She was extremely concerned about the well- being of widows raising children, people living with HIV and Aids, teenage orphans raising their siblings, and families adopting orphans. Giving these people money is not the solution as this creates dependency. She set up a system whereby their needs are met and at the same time they can become financially independent. How ? – by giving them a goat! Why a goat?

They are easy to raise, they are hardy and eat most anything. They are available in most communities. Goats average 1.5 kids per year with quite a few having twins. There is a ready market for goat meat. Goat milk has a very high nutritional value and is considered “medicine” for HIV sufferers, Aids patients and other vulnerable persons. Each female goat gives about 250 litres per year. The milk does not only provide much needed nutrition to enhance their health, but it also increases their income so that the recipients can become financially independent. Those who receive a goat from CRWRC have to give back the first female offspring which is then given to the next person on the waiting list. One goat costs $ 33.00.

So, keep the offering next Sunday in mind for “GOATS FOR TANZANIA” to support Margaret in her work to bring hope to the most vulnerable in one of the poorest countries in the world. May God bless your giving!

Bethel Youth News

Young Adults

Will meet after the evening service today for a Bible Study. All Young Adults are welcome to come out and dive into Galatians.

Tuesday Nite Youth

Will meet this coming Tuesday, November 16th. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

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


just a quick note about the father/son pizza and hockey game night. We will meet at JP’s Pizza in Lacombe at 6 p.m. on November 19th for supper, and then travel to the hockey game at around 6:45 p.m. Cadets should wear their uniform, kerchief, and slide. The hockey game starts at 7:30 p.m.


Just a reminder for all GEMS – the theme sleepover will be held from November 19th to 20th. Please bring your permission slips & overnight things.

Living Members

will meet on November 21st at Harry and Dorothy's place. We will be looking at The Truth Project, Tour # 2; Philosophy and Ethics. Please print the Lesson guide & Discussion questions.


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.

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


You are all invited!! Please mark your calendars for another Sinterklaas Bazaar to be held on December 4th. Our fun-filled day will start at 10 a.m. with coffee, games and contests for young & old. We have lots of games and prizes for families with young children. There will be a table with baked goodies, so you can stock up on your Christmas needs. Lunch will consist of Dutch items such as pea soup, Dutch meatball soup, croquettes, roggebrood, krentje brei, etc. All funds raised will be used for the Youth Mexico mission trip. Come for a day of fun and fellowship!!


We are looking for donations of new or slightly used small items, toys or gifts to use as prizes for the games at the Sinterklaas Bazaar. If you have any items to donate, please contact Gerry 403-782-4170 or Trudy 403-782-7378.

Community Christmas Dinner:

Bethel is once again hosting the Community Christmas dinner on Christmas day. This year it will be held in the County Room at the LMC. We are looking for volunteers for food preparation on Christmas eve day from 10 a.m. til noon. A number of volunteers are needed for Christmas day for food preparation, greeters, servers, games coordinator, and meal delivery. Would you be willing to donate a turkey or ham for the Christmas dinner? We are in need of 4 turkeys, 15 to 20 lbs. each and 2 large hams and we hope to purchase the rest of the groceries. If you are able to help out with any number of these positions or would like to donate to the dinner, please phone Jen Zuidhof at 403-782-6672, Jeanne Ebens at 403-782-7872 or Liz Stad at 403-782-3444.

The Central Alberta Christian High School fall drive I

is now underway until December 15th. This year’s goal is $100,000.00. If you have not received a donation form or you have lost your donation form, you may contact Ann Oudman, our school secretary at 403-782-4535, and request one. During the evenings, you may also contact Pete Walls at 403-588-0856 or Wendy Barnes at 403-885-5187 and they will ensure that you receive a new form. Your donations may be mailed to C.A.C.H.S, 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, AB T4L 1G7: Attention Wendy Barnes, or they may be handed in a sealed envelope to the canvasser who called you.

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 22nd, 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!!


The Lacombe Palliative Care Society invites you and your family to a Day of Remembrance Tea on Sunday, November 28th at St. Andrew’s United Church auditorium, 5226 51 Ave., Lacombe from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., to remember and honour family members who have passed away. There will be a thirty minute service followed by refreshments. As a lasting reminder of your loved one, you may bring a personal tree ornament, preferably unbreakable, to add to the Hospital and Care Centre Christmas Tree.

Darryl VanKooten, a member of Trinity CRC in Edmonton and a 3rd year Engineering student at the U of A is looking for accommodations in the Lacombe area. Beginning in January, he will be on an 8-month co-op work placement in the Lacombe area with Dow Chemical. He is hoping to rent a basement suite, small apartment, or room for the duration of his work term. Please phone, 780-478-8156 or email vankoote@ualberta.ca.

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 p.m., following a light supper served at 5:30 p.m. Please email gerda.kits@gmail.com to let us know that you're coming.


Pick up a pencil and let loose! Jim Schaap's new devotional "Honest to God: Psalms for Scribblers, Scrawlers, and Sketchers" includes space to journal or draw your responses to God's Word. Makes a great gift! Read a sample at www.FaithAliveResources.org or call 1-800-333-8300.

Tour the Biblical Lands of Israel

March 6 to 17, 2011. Experience a refreshing renewal of your faith and knowledge as you tour the biblical lands with teaching host, Pastor Peter Tuininga, and Sindbad Tours of Israel. See many of the biblical places (Jerusalem, Galilee, Caesarea and much, more), and receive spiritual and historical insights that will help you understand the Bible in a deeper way. For complete information, cost and registration, call or write: Peter Tuininga, 71 Mohawk Cres., Leduc, Alberta T9E 4G4, (780.980.1133) or e-mail: ptpastor@telus.net.

The Persecuted Church


Six men attacked and brutally beat a Gospel for Asia supported missionary in Nepal on October 17th. The men accused Indra Rai Waglan of blasphemy against their traditional gods. They also accused him of forcing all the members of two families to convert to Christianity. Indra and an elderly believer were travelling to a neighbouring village to conduct a prayer meeting when the attack happened. After the attack, the men left Indra unconscious beside the road. He was later able to get medical treatment. He has a broken rib and bruises all over his body. The police have identified and charged six men with the attack. Their case is now before the court. Pray Indra will be completely healed and fully restored. Pray he will be given the strength to stand firm in Christ. Pray also for the perpetrators and the police involved in the case that the Holy Spirit will lead them to repentance and belief in the one true God.

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