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2011-09-18 September 18 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.

Congratulations to John Bos with the celebration of his 83rd birthday today. May God bless you in a special way on your birthday and in the coming year.

We are very thankful to God that Henry Geldof’s surgery went well. It turned out to be a less invasive procedure than expected and Henry can expect a good recovery in due time.

Pastor Peter has become a grandfather, again. His and Ruth's son Bertram and his wife Laura traveled to China and with much thankfulness, received a son, Peter. He is two years old and is a younger brother to his new sister Whi, who is six years old. Peter has a cleft palate which is the reason the Chinese government allowed him to be adopted by non Chinese parents. We praise the Lord all went so well!

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, September 25th 

We read from Daniel 1 and see “Spirit filled Self-control” as he and his friends resists the extremes of the Babylonian court. Our evening service will focus on our future hope as believers in “The New Creation.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Thank You!

Dear family and friends at Bethel. I just wanted to drop a short note to you to say thank you! On Thursday, September 22nd I will be starting a new chapter of my life and flying to Ensenada, Mexico for a Discipleship Training school (DTS) through YWAM. You all received a letter in your mailbox from me about what a DTS is and why Mexico has such a huge place in my heart. I have received lots or words of encouragement and many generous donations towards my DTS. A HUGE THANK YOU for all the words of encouragement and all the donations! I have been truly blessed by my family here at Bethel! I will keep you updated as much as possible about my DTS and what I am learning. I also have a blog set up which I hope to post on regularly to keep people informed. Thanks again, Sarah Stad

*Grades 3 & 4 and Treasure Seekers

Will begin a new season today and will be dismissed following the message during the last verse of the song of response.

October Newsletter: 

Another month is flying by and as the weeks go by, the newsletter team is starting to work on the October edition, the month of thanksgiving and celebration. We look forward to your contributions. We ask that you have them in to any member of the team, Harriet Luymes, Ann Wildeboer or Anita Geldof or in the newsletter mailbox by September 26th. Thanks so much.

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.

Coffee Break and Story Hour 

begins this Wednesday September 21st. We start at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall and end our study at 11:30 a.m. HELP! Story Hour is looking for several (5-7) helpers who could rotate on a weekly schedule. Many helpers make the commitment manageable. Please contact Barb. See you Wednesday and take a friend.

Jim Galetze

Jim Galetze, who attended our Circle of Friends regularly on Thursday evenings, passed away some weeks ago. A memorial service will be held for him in the Nazarene Church of Lacombe, Wednesday September 21st at 1 p.m. You are invited to attend.

Bethel Youth News

Yeah! Bethel TNY is back! Starting on September 27th 

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!

Young Adults: 

Join us for an evening in the fields at the Lacombe Corn Maze (www.kraayfamilyfarm.com) on Saturday, October 1st. Cost for this event is $12 per person. We’ll start the maze at 7 p.m. and then cozy up by the fire with snacks and hot bevies afterwards. For more info, contact Ron DeVries at 780-619-6566.


Oszust Family benefit and silent auction

Matt & Kathy Oszust and their daughter Lylah, a local Lacombe family, welcomed their son Lukas into their family on August 15th of this year. Lukas has been diagnosed with Hypoplastic left heart syndrome and is currently in the pediatric ICU of the Stollery Children’s hospital in Edmonton. He has had reconstructive heart surgery and will need at least two more before his 2nd birthday. There are many costs for the family associated with this situation and there will be an Oszust Family benefit and silent auction on Friday, September 23rd at the LMC here in Lacombe. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 7 p.m. Live auction items will be available as well. Tickets are $10 and available by calling 403-782-2265, at Orchid Rain, 4908 50 St. in Lacombe or at the door until sold out. Any contributions to the benefit are greatly appreciated. Please phone 403-782-2265 for pick up or drop them off at Orchid Rain. Thank you so much!

Red Deer and District Prolife 

will hold it's next meeting on Monday Sept 26th 7 p.m. at St Mary's Church located on 6 McMillan Ave in Red Deer. We invite young or old to come out and see what we are doing in your community. We hope you will join us in defending the sanctity of life. We want to make a difference in Protecting all Human Life. More info please call Wilma Makkinga 403-782-0494

Central Alberta Christian High’s Harvest Fest 2011

presents: “Steve Stubblejumpski” a.k.a. Robert Saik. Steve, an old Ukrainian farmer is married to Stella and lives on a “mixed-up” farm near Doublebumps. Things will start with a silent auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. The evening’s entertainment begins at 9:00 pm. Donations for the silent auction can be dropped off at the school or phone the school for pick up. We also have some small wooden crates available to be filled with items for the Silent Auction. Donations can also be dropped off on Friday October 28 at the LMC by noon. Mark your calendars Harvest Fest 2011 on Friday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.00 and are available from Ann at the school 403-782-4535 or from Betty Scholing at 403-782-2701. See You There!

Dordt College invites you 

Please accept our invitation to join Dr. Carl E. Zylstra, president of Dordt College, on October 6th as we celebrate how God is using Dordt College in the world today. The event will be held at John and Sally Leder’s Barn, at 51514 Range Road 271, Spruce Grove. Punch will be served at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be followed by a presentation, which includes exciting testimonials from Dordt alumni and parents of students. Please reserve your seat by September 29th to Dianne De Wit at ddewit@dordt.edu or 712.722.6029 or to Wendy Vanderveen at bwvanderveen@telus.net. Dordt College is excited to share how we will prepare even more young people for extraordinary kingdom service. You won’t want to miss this!

Wolf Creek Youth Unlimited / YFC 

is a non-profit Christian organization looking for a part time Administrative Assistant in the Lacombe office. The successful candidate will oversee the daily operations of the main office, give support to ministry staff, be involved in mobilizing and overseeing volunteers, and planning fundraising events. Strong administrative and organizational skills, strong interpersonal and social skills, working knowledge of computer programs and an overall attitude of serving and support is the heartbeat of this position. Salary is determined on a scale based on education and experience, and is funded partially on a missionary basis - requiring the gathering of a personal support team. Closing date is October 5, 2011. Please submit your resume to info@wolfcreekyfc.com or mail it to Box 5392, Lacombe, AB, T4L 1X1.

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

Break Forth Canada 2012, 

a worship, renewal and equipping conferencewill be held in Edmonton January 27th to 29th. Please check out the poster and brochures in the church foyer for more information.

Denominational News

Did You Know... 

that the Government of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations are working together to improve education for Aboriginal Peoples in Canada? Education is widely considered to be a key determinant of a better future for Aboriginal people and communities. However, education on reserves is chronically under-funded and lacks the professional support and local control needed to provide adequate education for many Aboriginal youth. You can read more about the First Nation Education Panel at www.firstnationeducation.ca, and read about the CRC's contribution at www.crcna.org/publicdialogue.

Tour the Biblical Lands of Israel 

on February 27 – March 9, 2012. 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. 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 Network 

The Network is the place to go for answers, resources, and ideas you need for serving in your local church. Connect with other worship leaders, Sunday school teachers, deacons, administrators, small group leaders, tech people, youth leaders, and more. Visit crcna.org/network

The Persecuted Church


Several church leaders from the Linfen-Fushan house church in China, have been released from detention. The released Christians were arrested following a police raid on their church's grounds in September 2009. More than 30 believers were seriously injured and 17 buildings were destroyed in the attack. One person who was also imprisoned was released earlier on medical parole. All five of these leaders suffered physical and mental torture while detained in the labour camps. The released Christians have shared, "We sincerely urge all brothers and sisters around the world to pray for Linfen church.... At the same time, we also ask brothers and sisters to remember in prayer the Linfen leaders who are still suffering in jail. May the Lord move the police to release them early so that they can be reunited with their families. We who have been released express our most sincere gratitude to the brothers and sisters around the world who have been concerned about us and who have helped us. May God remember your prayers and what you did." Praise the Lord for the release of these Christians! Pray that the Lord will heal their hearts and bodies and will soon be released. Pray that those who oppress Christians in China may experience repentance and salvation, just as Paul did (Acts 9:1-19).

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