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2012-01-15 January 15 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.

Peter Zuidhof and Jack Oudman’s aunt Maria Smith (Hilda Zuidhof’s sister), passed away in Duncan B.C. this past Sunday. Peter and Jan and Jack and Ann are there this weekend for the funeral. May God comfort their families in this time of sorrow with the assurance of faith in Jesus.

Helena Kits will be having cataract surgery this week in Calgary. We trust it goes well and that God blesses the work of the doctors in his grace.

Do remember our seniors and shut ins in prayer: Tony & Henny Middag, Albert & Tilly Biel,

Ann Vander Wal and Lea Dykstra.

Remember our missionaries around the world. 

Bethel News

Next Sunday, January 22nd 

We begin a series of messages on the disciples as Jesus calls them to follow him and learn to serve him. In the same way we are called to follow and serve our savior. We begin with “Matthew - a transformed sinner.” Our evening service centers on the importance of mission work from Revelation 10. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Time, Talents, Treasure 

As you enter a new year, make new year’s resolutions and plan different activities and events for the upcoming year, the deacons would ask everyone to keep their Time, Talents, and Treasures in mind. The deacons will be presenting a gift to the congregation on Sunday, January 22nd.


Have you ever wondered about angels? What does the Bible say about them? Coffee Break will have a four week study on angels beginning January 25. Ladies, you are welcome to join us for these weeks or each Wednesday 9:30-11:30 here at church.

Contact Barb Vandyk if you have questions.

GEMS Fundraiser 

The GEMS and their counselors still have some tubs of the INDEYGO cookie dough for sale - $15.00 per tub. If you are interested in purchasing one or more tubs of cookie dough, please contact Jeanne Ebens at 403-782-7872. We thank you for your support.

GEMS advance notice 

The annual Father/Daughter night will be held on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m.

“A Country Affair” 

Mexico fundraiser dinner and auction. Instead of having our annual Sweetheart dinner we have decided to try something new this year. We would like to invite you to attend “A Country Affair” on Friday, February 10th at 7 p.m. An evening of country surroundings, good folks, a delicious meal, entertainment and live auction are planned! So, don’t miss out on this event and reserve your seat by calling Gerry at 403-782-4170 (or leave a message) or Trudy at 403-782-7378. Proceeds of this evening will go toward the Youth Mexico Mission trip.

Bethel Youth News

Young Peoples 

Will meet today, January 15th after the evening worship service. We will have a Bible study at the Vandenborns’ home.

Young Adults 

Will meet for a Bible Study at the home of Trent and Maddy Scholing after the evening service. We will be studying Ch. 2.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

Will meet this coming Tuesday, January 17th. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Youth Mexico Mission

Meeting will be on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Please return all your forms as soon as possible.

Young Adults (18-30ish) 

Do you enjoy hanging out and meeting new people? Like ridiculously cheap meals? Join us Saturday, February 25th starting at Covenant CRC (19010 87 Ave) at 4:30 p.m for a delicious dinner adventure! $5 per person (cash or chq only). To register for this CANYA event, go to www.canyouthministry.com and click on ‘online registration.’ For more info, contact Amy Stol @ 780-952-6578.


Lacombe Christian School Kindergarten Classes: 

We will begin accepting Kindergarten registrations starting January 9, 2012. All children who will have attained their 5th birthday by December 31, 2012 will be eligible to attend the 2012-2013 school year. For more information or to arrange a tour, please contact the school at 403-782-6531. Registration forms may be obtained from the school office or down-loaded at www.lacs.ca. Registration must be accompanied with the child’s birth certificate (or landed immigrant status).

Interdisiplinary Studies Conference at King’s – January 18th and 19th

Black Friday, Occupy Wall Street, economic instability – these topics are front and centre in public discourse – and front and centre at this season’s semi-annual Interdisciplinary Studies conference at The King’s University College’s as well. Our theme is “You’re Richer WHEN you Think”. Our plenary session lectures will be offered by Scott Bader-Saye, author of “Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear”; William Cavanaugh, author of “Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire”; and also Aiden Enns, editor of GEEZ Magazine. There will also be several breakout sessions and a Fair Trade Fair. For more information please visit the website at www.kingsu.ca/2012/january.html . Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

Red Deer and District Prolife 

Will hold it's next general meeting Monday, January 23rd at 7:30 p.m. at NewLife Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Red Deer. (20 Kelloway Cres.) Come and join us to see what Prolife is all about.

YFC Annual Comedy & Dessert Night 

Will be heldSaturday, February 25, 2012, featuring comedian Dean Jenkinson. The tickets are $30 each or $225 for a table of eight. Come out for an evening of great entertainment in support of Wolf Creek Youth Unlimited/YFC. Tickets can be purchased fromChelsea Bos 403 782 9392 or through YFC 403 755 7825, the last day for ticket sales will beSunday, February 19, 2012.

Are you looking for information and strategies for managing child and/or adolescent behaviors? 

We invite you to join us at the Lacombe Christian School West Campus for an informative evening: Thursday, January 26th, 7:30 - 8:30pm. (West Campus Common Area, 5206-58 Street Lacombe.) Lacombe Christian School will host Keir Kutney BSW, RSW to share information and strategies in managing child and adolescent behaviours. This is a free event, open to everyone! Plan to join us to enjoy an informative evening hosted by Lacombe Christian School.

Refreshments provided.

The Persecuted Church


Acts of violence and intolerance against Christians in Indonesia almost doubled in 2011. The worst is perhaps yet to come if authorities continue to overlook the threat of extremism. Indonesia's hot-bed of extremism is West Java, the most populous province that includes the nation's capital city of Jakarta. Churches in West Java, where there are approximately 520,000 Christians, also suffered the most last year. On Christmas Day, two churches in West Java's Bogor city bore the brunt of growing extremism. "Islamist vigilantes screamed and yelled at us and threatened us, as we sought to hold a Christmas service," a church leader told. Pray believers will be encouraged to continue to meet together despite opposition (Hebrews 10:23-25). Ask the Lord to continue to grow His church in number, wisdom, understanding and faithfulness. Pray for those who oppose the gospel in Indonesia.

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