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2011-02-13 February 13 Bulletin


Our Church Family

Mr. Don Winslow died of cancer last Sunday at the age of 64. His wife Sheila came to faith and worshipped at Bethel for several years until her death 7 years ago. Her witness through the years along with that of Albert and Carol De Waal and the continued ministry of Kirk MacNeil led Don to faith in the months before his death. We give thanks for the grace of God in Jesus. There will be a funeral service for Don tomorrow, Monday, February 14th at 2:00 p.m. here at Bethel. Kirk MacNeil will bring the message. Friends of the family are welcome to attend and support the family in this time of sadness.

Congratulations to Lorraine Havinga, as she will be celebrating her 85th birthday this Wednesday. May the Lord continue to richly bless you on your day and into your new year!

Do remember our seniors and shut ins in prayer: Tony & Henny Middag, Ann Vander Wal,

Tilly Biel and Lea Dykstra

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, February 20th 

The pastors of central Alberta exchange so Pastor Bill Nieuwenhuis from Rimbey CRC will lead our service. Pastor Mike will be in Red Deer First CRC. In the evening we focus on “Who is Jesus really?” Pastor Mike will lead our evening worship.

Lost and Found Items: 

There are a number of items in a box in the nursery and in a box at the bottom of the front basement stairs that are in need of finding their homes. Please take a few moments after the service today to look over the contents. You might be surprised at what you find, something might be yours! After TODAY all items will be donated to the Building Blocks Thrift Store.

Valentine’s Tea 

The GEMS would like to remind the seniors of the upcoming tea that will take place on February 17th at 7:00 p.m. at Bethel. Come and join the GEMS for a lovely evening.

Attention ladies of Bethel 

Come out February 18th at 7:30 p.m. and support Val Luymes as she prepares for her wedding. A grocery shower will be held in her honour on that evening. Bring a recipe and the non perishable items to go with the recipe to share with Val and inspire her on her cooking for Luuk.

Winter Family Fun Fest 

On February 21st, Family Day, the Fellowship Ministry Leadership Team is hosting our annual Fun Fest. It will be held at the Lacombe Christian School again. Bring your skates, hockey sticks, sleds and we will begin at 11:00 a.m. We will serve lunch in the Fellowship Hall afterwards.

Picture Directory 

If you would like an updated picture of your family in the directory, we will be taking pictures after church today, February 13th and next week, February 20th. Pictures will be taken in the sanctuary. From the Fellowship MLT.

Bethel Youth News

Young People's Bible study

There will be a Young People's Bible study at Joseph Geldof's after the evening service today. Please remember to bring your Crazy Love books along with you as well as your Bibles. Also thanks for all the support for Bijoy!! ... but still feel free to take your extra change!

Young Adults 

Will meet after the evening service today for our Bible Study. We will head out to Mark’s house for the study after the service. And the new books are in, if you don't have a book come see Steven Vandyk for a study book.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

Will meet this coming Tuesday, February 15th. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Attention Grades 9-12! 

Booking your tickets for YC is fast approaching! Due to your leaders not being here today, the deadline has been extended till next Sunday, February 20th. (We really didn’t think that through!) We would really like to see as many students come out if you possibly can. Don’t let the money stop you from going. There is plenty of time to fundraise for this event. We are in the works with some awesome ideas and we would love to help you get there. So all you need to do for now is bring a deposit of $75 by next Sunday and we will work together to achieve your goal for a wonderful weekend praising our God together! If you have any questions about this weekend please contact Wayne or Dana as soon as possible!

Announcements

Rehoboth

The Clients, Staff & Board would like to thank all those who contributed to Rehoboth in 2010, and especially during this past year’s Annual Membership Campaign. Rehoboth’s goal of reaching 5000 in memberships was accomplished this year! Members of Bethel CRC helped Rehoboth achieve this goal by contributing a total of $600.00 in membership fees and $4040.00 in donations for a total of $4640.00. A special thanks to Peter & Natalie Rosendal for coordinating the campaign on behalf of Rehoboth. If you were missed during the campaign and would still like to contribute towards the drive, please send in your membership and donation directly to Rehoboth, 3920 49 Ave., Stony Plain, AB, T7Z 2J7. THANK YOU for helping Rehoboth “Make Room” for individuals who live with disabilities!

Canadian University College

The Student Success Centre at Canadian University College is offering a video presentation of Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, Seminar based on his popular book Love and Respect. It will be held on campus in the Administration Building Chapel at 9 p.m. February 11 & 25 and March 4 & 11. All are welcome.

Missions Fest

Last year at Missions Fest there was a mime artist who wowed those who came to the youth/young adults’ night, and he is coming back! And this time, he is offering a workshop. If you have a drama team, a youth missions team, or even if you are a dramatic person, this workshop is not one you want to miss! Daniel Julien is formerly from Cirque de Soliel and with 30 years experience, he now spends his time training groups in "miming evangelism". The best part of this two day workshop is that you leave with practical and tangible tools. At the end of the workshop each team/participant will leave with three complete mimes with musical accompaniment (in two different languages) and countless ideas for more! The workshop is running Friday, February 18th, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, February 19th, 9-3 p.m. at Bethel CRC, 14204-25 St., Edmonton. The cost is only $25/person! To book a spot, please call Natalie at 780-970-8271 or email at maves007@rocketmail.com. For more info please look for the Promo package on the bulletin board.

Annual YFC Comedy & Dessert Night 

Will be held on Friday March 11th at the LMC @ 7 p.m., featuring comedian Phil Callaway. The tickets are $25 each or $200 for a table of 8. Last day for ticket sales is Sunday, March 6, 2011. If you are interested in this event contact Chelsea Bos at 782-9392 orwww.wolfcreekyfc.com to buy or reserve tickets.

Denominational News

Did You Know...

That Canada’s census reports that Aboriginal people comprise more than 3.8% of our population? This presents a unique opportunity and challenge for the Christian Reformed Church to develop ties with Aboriginal communities, and reach out to them in peace and love. Learn more about CRC Aboriginal Ministry at http://www.crcna.org/pages/cm_aborig_index.cfm

The Network Turns One 

One year ago, The Network launched with the goal of helping CRC members connect about the nuts and bolts of local church ministry. In the past year, the site has received half a million page views and you've posted over 3,000 comments and discussion topics. Thank you! To see how we're celebrating our first birthday, visit www.crcna.org/Network

The Persecuted Church

Indonesia 

More than 1,000 Muslim protesters stormed a courthouse and burned churches in central Java, Indonesia, on February 8th. The attacks in Temanggung happened after Antonius Richmond Bawengan, a Christian man, was sentenced to five years in jail for distributing leaflets deemed insulting to Islam. The crowd considered the sentence too lenient and were demanding the death penalty; the angry crowd began attacking the court building after the verdict was read. At least three church buildings were vandalized. Indonesia Bethel church was set ablaze. Part of the school building inside the church's property was burned, along with six motorbikes. Arsonists also burned Temanggung Pentecost church. The extent of the damage has not yet been reported. Santo Petrus Catholic church and Santo Paulus Catholic church received damage to their doors and windows as the mob threw stones at them. In early October 2010, Antionius handed out books and tracts with writings that are considered an insult to Muslims. He was arrested on October 26th. He was found guilty of violating the Criminal Code on insulting Islam and received the maximum sentence for the offense -- five years in jail. Pray for the Lord's protection to be upon this Christian man while he is in prison. Thank the Lord for his efforts in spreading the gospel. Pray he will have opportunities to be a witness for Christ even while in prison and that the Christian population in Indonesia continues to grow and unite in their love for Christ.

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