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2011-11-06 November 6 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.

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, November 13th 

Will be World Hunger Sunday in our church. We will read from Jeremiah 29 where “God’s plans give us Hope.” In the evening we read Revelation 5 as it describes “The Lamb and the Scroll.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Profession of Faith

We thank God for his grace to Patrick Finney, making him desire to publicly profess his faith in Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Patrick has faithfully attended our church and been part of the ministry for the past five years. Pastor Mike worked with Pat to clarify his understanding of the basics of the Christian Faith. Council recognizes that Pat’s faith is sincere and welcomes his profession. The profession is planned for November 13th in the morning service.

Thank you! 

The deacons would like to thank the congregation for the over 500 pounds of food that was collected at Thanksgiving and donated to the Lacombe Food Bank.

A new Bible Study group 

Is starting up within our community. We are meeting on Monday, November 14th at 7:30 p.m. at Brad & Erin Lewin’s for an organizational meeting. Any questions, please talk to with Brad & Erin Lewin or Wayne & Jackie Bouwman. Please email Wayne Bouwman if you plan to come at bouwmanwj@shaw.ca .

The Fellowship Ministry Leadership Team 

is hosting another Potluck lunch! It will be on Sunday, November 20th after the morning coffee. Bring whatever you wish to share. Some ideas are, a hot dish, buns, soup, salad, or dessert. For more information talk to Debby van Iperen or a FMLT member.

The Seafarers’ Ministry 

has discontinued their Christmas gift box program as the need is no longer there. If you enjoyed putting together a gift box, Samaritan’s Purse has their Christmas shoe box project in full swing. Their deadline is November 20th. Check out www.samaritanspurse.ca for more information.

Today in your mailboxes is a Lacombe and District Volunteer Link brochure and newsletter. Each paper explains or addresses the many questions about this ministry in action. At this time Bethel has a small number of volunteers who help out in our community, and we would like to change that. If you have a few hours to give to those who need it the most, please contact Dana for all information.

Bethel Youth News

Young Peoples 

Will be gathering at the home of Jessica Bouwman after the evening service today. We will be discussing the evening worship service topic.

Young Adults 

Will meet at the home of Janneke Roolker after the evening service tonight. Address: 5123-52 Street.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

Will meet on Tuesday, November 8th. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. See you there.

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. The deadline for signing up and committing is December 3, 2011. Talk to Gerry or Trudy for information and/or a commitment form. Our next meeting is on November 24th at 7:30 p.m. 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

Announcements

Central Alberta Christian High School 

Is having their annual fall drive from November 6th to December 15th. You should be receiving an information sheet today and you will be contacted by phone by a canvasser in your area. If you are not contacted please call Wendy at the school (403-782-4535). You may send your donation directly to the school at 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, Alberta, T4L 1G7: Attention Wendy Barnes. Please consider this fall drive prayerfully.

Festival Of Nine Lessons and Carols For Advent and Christmas

Winspear Centre on Monday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. U of A Mixed Chorus & Faculty of Education Handbell Ringers, Robert de Frece, Director Marnie Giesbrecht & Joachim Segger, Organists. All Seats: $15 (plus service chg.) at the Winspear Box Office (428-1414) Sponsors: U of A Christian Chaplains, Mixed Chorus, & Department of Music A Benefit for the U of A Campus Food Bank

Red Deer & District Prolife 

will hold its annual general meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 28th at St Mary's Catholic Church. (6 McMillan Ave, Red Deer). The Movie 180 will also be shown. Hope to see there. For more info or if you would like a ride please call Wilma 403 782 0494

The Persecuted Church

Libya

On October 24th, National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil declared Libya to be "liberated." Operating free of any democratic constraints, Jalil also declared that the law against polygamy will be repealed, Islamic banking will be adopted, and Shariah (Islamic) Law will form the basis for all Libyan law. As has happened in Iraq and Afghanistan, any concession to religious freedom will be rendered void by the supremacy of Shariah. Shariah law prohibits fitna (anything that could shake the faith of a Muslim), especially evangelism (Christian witness), blasphemy (criticizing Islam), and apostasy (leaving Islam). Please pray for all Christians in Libya. Ask the Lord to protect them and make them courageous followers of Christ, for He did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7). Pray for Mustafa Abdel Jalil and all those currently holding positions of authority. Pray that the Lord, in his good timing, will bring genuine religious freedom to this nation.

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