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2011-10-16 October 16 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.

Albert Biel is in the Red Deer hospital but hopes to return home to Ponoka again soon.

Peter, Jan, Jennifer, Grant, Pamela, Karyn Zuidhof and the extended family would like to express our deepest thanks for your support by way of prayers, visits, cards, words of comfort, food, flowers and donations following the recent passing of our mother and grandmother Hilda Zuidhof. Your kindness and support have been greatly appreciated. We would also ask the congregation to remember and pray for strength and comfort for Jan's brother Bill Dryfhout, wife Holli and their children Dylan and Kendra as their 22 year son Bryce went to be with the Lord on September 28th after a difficult journey with cancer. Peter, Jan and Karyn went to Iowa to support the family. We have been deeply saddened but take comfort in the words of 2 Timothy 4:7-8a "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day."

Please update your church directory with the following information: Curt & Amy Dowling, 65 Ironwolf Blvd., Lacombe, AB, T4L 2K5. The phone number remains the same.

Congratulations to John Jager with the celebration of his 82nd birthday last Sunday, October 9th. We pray that you were blessed on your special day!

Thanks to all the people who billeted members for Rocky Mountain College Choir and others who offered to help. It was greatly appreciated.

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, October 23rd 

There is a pulpit exchange among the various central Alberta churches. Pastor Nic Wolmarans from Covenant CRC in Rocky Mountain House will be here. Pastor Mike will be in First Rocky CRC. In the evening we read from Revelation 4 as it describes “God’s Throne Room.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Elders & Deacons, as well as former Council members

You are asked to return your Council handbooks to the secretaries’ office if you haven’t done so yet. When all the books have been returned they will be updated.

From the LET (Leadership Evaluation Team -- formerly PET) 

The evaluation forms have been sent out or put in mailboxes of those who the LET contacted this past week. If you have not received your copy or are missing something from your package, please contact one of the LET members – August Luymes, Sue Wildeboer & Jan Zuidhof. A quick reminder that the evaluations are due back by Monday, October 24th. Thanks!!

Church Nursery: 

Just a friendly reminder for everyone on the Nursery schedule that we do provide nursery for the evening services as we have some families with small children who do enjoy attending our evening service. If you are scheduled to be in the nursery in the evening, please be there or find a replacement for yourself if you are not able to attend.

Thank you from the Nursery committee.


Gerry will be placing an order for croquettes for the Sinterklaas bazaar. Would you like extra croquettes for your own freezer? They are 10 for $10. To place your order please call Gerry 403-782-4170 before October 17th.


invites all praise team members and musicians and sound persons and all people who are interested in becoming involved with this music ministry to a time of discussion and worship on Monday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. Prayerfully consider participating in this church ministry. Any questions or for more information, contact Harriet at 782-2572.


will begin their season on Wednesday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m. We will have registration and get fitted for shirts and receive books. The meetings will go to 9:00 p.m. and dues will be $30 per Cadet. For more information contact Grant Zuidhof at 403-782-4002.

Bethel Youth News

Young Peoples 

will meet at the Van Stryland’s after the evening service today for a social.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

will be held on Tuesday, October 18th. Doors open at 7 p.m. Due to the length our study, we will be starting at 7:30 p.m. SHARP! J

Youth Mission Trip: 

Plans are underway for another mission trip to Mexico. We are planning that trip during Spring break 2012. You will participate in the Missions Adventures program at the YWAM base in Ensenada and also help build a home for a needy family. To complete a team we are in need of at least 10 youth and 4 adult leaders. Are you interested in knowing more and would you like to join the team? An information meeting is set for Thursday, October 20th at 7:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Gerry 403-782-4170 or Trudy 403-782-7378.


Work bee for Mexico

We are planning a Work bee for Mexico, November 7th through 16th. We will be fixing up a few of the houses in the neighbourhood of the Fuente de Vida Church. If you are interested, please contact August Luymes at 403-782-2572.

Wolf Creek Community Church 

in Lacombe is seeking a qualified candidate to join our Ministry Team in the position of Admin Support. This half time position will provide reception and administration duties to support church staff and ministries. The successful candidate will possess good communication and computer skills; knowledge of web based applications and Microsoft Office Programs is an asset. Please send your resume toadmin@wolfcreekcommunitychurch.org. The job closing date is October 27th.Only those granted an interview will be contacted.

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 28th at the LMC by noon. Mark your calendars - Harvest Fest 2011 on Friday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and are available from Ann at the school at 403-782-4535 or from Betty Scholing at 403-782-2701. See You There!

Denominational News

Safe Church Training Workshops

October 20th & 21st from 7-9 p.m. at St. Albert CRC, 12 Gate Ave, St. Albert. The Classis Alberta North Safe Church Team (CANSCT) is pleased to offer a training workshop on Thursday, October 20, 2011 (7-9 pm) for Safe Church Ministry leaders and Council Members and another training workshop on Friday, October 21, 2011 (7-9 pm) for Children & Youth Leaders and parents. Both workshops will be presented by John Stellingwerff, Safe Church – Abuse Prevention and Response Coordinator for the CRC churches in B.C. Contact Ria Cook at maria-cook@shaw.ca or 780-489-8563 for further information and to RSVP regarding your attendance. We look forward to seeing you there! *If there are a number of you who like to attend contact Dana, as a member of CANSCT, I will be attending and maybe we could set up a carpool!

November 5th 

you don't want to miss this wonderful opportunity that the NADC's Day of Encouragement offers to grow, stretch & learn about many different opportunities for ministry. Make sure you've got your calendars marked! Register by October 20th to take advantage of the early bird rate @http://www.diaconalministries.com/resources/westerncanada.html

The Persecuted Church


Safdar Masih, a Pakistani Christian, was shot to death on October 5th over a land dispute. When Safdar's church in Mian Channu, Khanewal District, purchased land to build an orphanage, their claim on the land was contested by an influential feudal lord. On October 3rd, church members filed a complaint with police but were pressured to withdraw their petition. Two days later, armed men attacked the village, murdering Safdar and injuring a dozen others, including children. The men also seized the land. The police have yet to file a report about the attack. Pray the Lord will comfort Safdar's family and friends. Ask God to heal and restore those who were injured. Ask the Lord to protect and provide for the orphaned children. Pray the Lord will bring about justice in an unjust world (Psalm 140).

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