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2011-12-25 December 25 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.

In this celebration season we wish everyone traveling mercies as they gather at various family Christmas events.

Congratulations to Darran & Gayle Vreugdenhil with the birth of Taylor Marie, born on December 22, 2011. May God bless your family with this new addition!

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

There will be no Preschool Sunday school today. We will meet again next week on January 1st.

There will be no Children and Worship for grades 1 and 2 today and January 1st. We will begin again on January 8th.

Note from the Treasurer

The last day for church donations for the 2011 calendar year will be December 28th. Thank you from August Luymes

Bottles and Battery Drive: 

Once again the Cadets will be collecting bottles and batteries in early January. Please save them, or if you would like us to pick them up, give Grant Zuidhof a call at 403-782-4002. Thank you for your support.

Bethel Youth News

Jr. Youth

Come for a day at the water park. Bring some friends or family members.

Where: West Edmonton Mall Water Park.

When: Saturday January 14th. Leaving the church at 9:30 a.m. and will be back at 5:00 p.m.

We will be eating lunch in the food court so bring a lunch or money for lunch. The cost is regularly $36.95 for General admission and anyone 3 to 10 years is $29.95. If we have a group of more than 15 we can get in at a group rate which is $21.95 per person. If anyone is interested in going please contact Andrew or Carina Tenbrinke at 403-782-7903. We need to know how many people we have interested so we can have enough drivers and leaders coming with us so please let us know BEFORE January 7th.

CANYA (Classis Alberta North Young Adults)

is also hosting a snowboard/ski evening at Rabbit hill (located just North of Highway 19 at 25512 Township Rd 510D) on Saturday, January 7th starting at 6 p.m. Invite your families, youth group, college and career group, church councils, small group team, groups of friends or whoever can come out for a fun evening of snowboarding or skiing. Cost is only $20.00 per person which includes rentals and lift tickets. To reserve your tickets and space on the hill, please contact Ron deVries (Classis Alberta Youth Ministry Consultant) at 780-619-6566 or Amy Stol at 780-952-6578. Space is limited so book early.


Open House

In celebration of her 90th birthday, the family of Alida Harink would like to extend an invitation to attend an Open House at the Kozy Korner in Lacombe from 2-4:30 p.m. on January 7, 2012.

The King’s University College 

is pleased to announce that Dr. John Orkar will be a scholar in residence here at King’s in the winter semester beginning in January. John has recently retired from a long and distinguished career with the CRWRC in Nigeria. John will teach and do research in the Micah Centre and will offer a course in the history program as well. Since Professor Orkar has a PhD in Studies in African History he has agreed to teach a special course: Topics in African History. This course will be offered Tuesday evenings at 6:30 beginning January 10, 2012 and will run for 13 weeks. Because of the unique nature of this course and instructor we are making this course available to non-student members of the general public at no cost. You can attend as many or as few lectures as you desire. There is no need to register as a student. We simply ask that you notify roy.berkenbosch@kingsu.ca of your intentions to attend. Those who wish to attend may consider making a donation to the Micah Centre.

Denominational News


Philippines Tropical Storm - On December 17th, the southern Philippines was devastated by Tropical Storm Washi. Strong winds and heavy rains caused massive flooding and landslides. The number of dead and missing is now over 1,000 and 285,000 people have been displaced from their homes. CRWRC staff are in touch with local pastors of the Christian Reformed Church in the Philippines to coordinate a response to provide food, water, clothing, blankets and mosquito nets. Gifts marked “Philippines Tropical Storm 2011” can be sent 3475 Mainway, PO Box 5070 STN LCD 1, Burlington, ON, L7R 3Y8, donated online at www.crwrc.org, or called in to 1-800-730-3490.

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