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2011-09-11 September 11 Bulletin


Our Church Family

Please remember our church family in your daily prayers at mealtimes and during your personal devotions. Continue to remember those young and old with ongoing physical, spiritual, and emotional struggles.

We pray that Henry Geldof’s surgery this Wednesday will be blessed with God’s healing grace.

Congratulations to Simon Swier with the celebration of his 91st birthday this coming Wednesday and Lies Boskers with her 88th birthday this coming Friday. May you each be blessed with a wonderful day with family and friends.

Please make the following changes to your church directories: Albert & Tilly Biel, #106, 4004 40 Street Close, Ponoka, AB, T4J 0A3, phone: 403-790-0114.

Over the course of this weekend Bethel youth and their guests have gathered at Bar Harbor Retreat Centre on Buffalo Lake. It has been a wonderful time of rest, reflection, and fellowship with our peers and their leaders. As leaders we ask that you pray for our youth and their connection to the Lord. The weekend theme has been “Who Cares?” Through the sessions that were presented by the Bethel leaders, may they discover our Lord in a new and exciting light! We look forward to meeting with you this afternoon to share our experiences!

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. P

Bethel News

Next Sunday, September 18th

We read from Numbers 21:1-9 and see the “Gentleness of Moses” as he leads God’s grumbling people. Our second service will be at 7:00 p.m. again as we reflect together on “The Mission of God’s People” in our modern world. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Children and Worship 

Classes will start a new season today. If your children are in grades 1 & 2 please find you way downstairs after the children’s message.

Grades 3 & 4 and Treasure Seekers 

Will begin a new season next week, September 18th.

Church secretaries’ hours: 

Summer is over and the secretaries are back to working two days a week. We will be in the office on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and Fridays from 9 a.m. till 3:30 p.m.

The Education MLT is looking for a substitute teacher 

for the grade 5/6 Treasure Seeker class. If you are interested in helping out in this ministry please contact Laura Duckett.

From the Treasurer: 

It’s budget request time again! All Ministry Leadership Teams are asked to go over your budgets and have your numbers ready to be submitted to August Luymes by October 3, 2011. If you have any questions please contact August.

EMLT's Ministry Fair

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy an evening out on Monday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. Be encouraged in your family's church education. The keynote speaker is Fred Knip and babysitting will be provided. For more information contact Laura Duckett

GEMS registration 

will be held on the evening of the Ministry Fair. If your daughter is in grade 3 and up, and would like to join in all the fun, come to the fair! See what the GEMS program has to offer. If you would like more information contact Jeanne Ebens.

Upswing Conference: 

If anyone is interested in attending this Sunday School conference please contact Jennifer Zuidhof by September 15th to book as a group.

Bethel Youth News

Welcome to the U BBQ! 

Join us as we kick off the academic year with a free BBQ on Tuesday, September 13th beginning at 6:00 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to reconnect with each other and meet some new people. The BBQ will take place at the Martin Luther House (10941-88th Ave.), across from the Sugar Bowl. Everyone is welcome! If you're coming to the U of A, MacEwan or NAIT for the first time, or you know someone who is, you can get in touch with Rick at rpvanmanen@ualberta.ca. For more information about what's happening in the Campus Ministry check out our website at www.seekingwisdom.ca.

Yeah! Bethel TNY is back! 

Starting on September 20th Tuesday Nite Youth will begin our new season! Grades 7-12 will be gathering in the fellowship hall at 7:30 p.m. for prayer and announcements. Remember doors open at 7 p.m. Then it’s downstairs to your class for our studies. Lots of new and exciting lessons are being prepared. With the new addition of Andrew T, it looks like an amazing year! If you would like more information contact Wayne or Dana, we would love to hear from you!

Announcements

Building Blocks Thrift Store 

Is having their fall changeover on Monday, September 12th. Everyone is welcome to help from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch will be served and of course coffee and fellowship are also included. If you have any questions contact Sylvia Schakel at 403-885-2912

Bibles for Missions Thrift Store: 

Needed, volunteers, young or older! We are in need of people in all departments. If you can help out please contact Wilma or Joan at 403-340-2522 or come in and visit us at 4936-53 Ave, Red Deer, on the west side of the Superstore parking lot.

The Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC

is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Administrative Assistant. For more information about this position please look at the poster on the bulletin board.

You've Never been to Pro-Life Conference 

like this before! Are you a pro-life "new-bee" wanting to learn more but don't know where to start? Or are you a Pro-Life "Lifer" with tons of knowledge, wanting to enlighten others but lack the practical know how? Life 2011 has the answer! On October 27th-29th Alberta Pro Life and Life Canada are sponsoring the National Pro-Life Conference; Life 2011-Committing to Change the Culture. This event will be held in Calgary. Experts in the fields of euthanasia, abortion, adoption and frontline crisis care ministries will reveal the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead. You will also learn the tools and the resources you need in areas such as marketing, networking, social media, and apologetics. Life 2011 will not only provide you with the pro-life facts but also equip you to reach and teach others. To find out more information you can check out our website at www.albertaprolife.com or contact us by phone or e-mail us at 877-80-5433 or apl@albertaprolife.com, Life 2011; New tools, New Strategies, New Connections

Denominational News

Day of Encouragement

Keep Saturday, November 5th open for NADC's annual Day of Encouragement at The King's University College. This year's theme is 'Hospitality - Love in Action' with keynote speaker Cecil VanNiejenhuis. The day promises stimulating workshops, rousing worship and warm fellowship - something for everyone. Brochures and registration information will be available soon. Contact Henry Bosch or Helen van Loo at the NADC office for more information at 780- 423-0456 or hbosch@crcna.org

The Persecuted Church

Iran 

Five Iranian Christians and ministers who were convicted of crimes against the Islamic Order on March 8, 2011 in Shiraz, Iran. They have been told to report to prison immediately to serve a one-year prison sentence. According to Jason DeMars of Present Truth Ministries their names are: Behrouz Sadegh-Khandjani, Mehdi "Petros" Furutan, Mohammed "William" Belyad, Nazly Belyad, and Parviz Khalaj. According to DeMars, Nazly is approximately seven months pregnant. Please pray for these brothers, and sister, and the little baby that is growing inside of her. We ask for miracles to take place so that she does not have to be in prison. Also that the authorities will have mercy on this group of Christians, and that they will not despair but instead keep their eyes on Jesus, persevere in their faith, and not grow weary or lose heart (Hebrews 10:32-39; 12:1-3).

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