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2012-02-19 February 19 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, Albert & Tilly Biel,

Ann Vander Wal and Lea Dykstra.

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

The Offering today is for the Youth Mexico Mission trip. 

The week of March 24th to 30th, 2012, a group of 14 youth and 5 leaders will be working with YWAM in Ensenada, Mexico. During the week they hope to build a home for a needy family and to serve the Lord. The team consists of: Jessica Bouwman, Tyler De Boon, Caden den Oudsten, Jason De Wit, Adam Eisses, Diana Hoekstra, Kyra Keizer, Geoffrey Noordhof, Heather Noordhof, Corinna Prins, Martha Stad, Erin Vandenborn, Daniel Venhuis, Kyle Visser and leaders; Wayne Bouwman, August Luymes, Cindy Prins, Ashley Roolker and Andrew Tenbrinke. Please keep the team in your prayers as they prepare for this exciting trip.

Next Sunday, February 26th 

Youth Elder Wayne Bouwman will lead our morning service and Elder August Luymes our evening service. Pastor Mike has a Sunday off.

Winter Family Fun Fest! 

It is that time of year once again and the Fellowship Ministry Leadership Team is hosting our annual Family Day Winter Fun Fest. It will be tomorrow on Family Day, Monday, February 20th. We will be skating and sledding at the Christian School and eating lunch in church. For all those who just want to socialize and be warm, we will have the coffee on at 10:00 a.m. Hope to see many of you there! For more information contact Debby van Iperen.

THANK YOU from the Youth Mexico Mission Team!

What an amazing evening we had last week Friday! A Country Affair was such a great success that we raised $6,800 towards our Mexico mission trip. We hope you folks all had a great time! We sure did! Thanks to all who donated towards the auction, those who donated food and hats off to the servers & cooks! Your continued support of the Youth Mexico Mission Trip is so greatly appreciated! Thank you again!

Yearbook 2012 of the Christian Reformed denomination 

Is now available. We do order copies for church use, but if you would like to order a copy for yourself at a cost of $10 to $15, please contact the church secretaries at 403-782-6400 or bchurch2@telus.net before February 26th.

Nomination of Office bearers: 

Once again it is time to consider Council nominations. This year we have two elders (John deRegt, Henry Eisses) and two deacons (Scott Fraser, Darran Vreugdenhil) completing their terms. Who is eligible for nomination? All office bearers are given a minimum two year break between terms of service. Those who are therefore ineligible are: Gord Bos, Curt Dowling, Ray Merkus, Ken Tenbrinke and Frank van Iperen. Women are eligible for the position of deacon. You do not need to speak with each person you nominate and you can nominate as many people as you feel are qualified. The district elders will officially approach people with 5 or more nominations.

The present Council members are: Wayne Bowman, Bindert de Jong, John de Regt, Wilf Ebens, Henry Eisses, Scott Fraser, Art Hazelhoff, August Luymes, Bryan Noordhof, Gerald Noort, Paul Prins, Andrew Tenbrinke, Terry Vandenborn, Craig Van Stryland, Rod Venhuis, Darran Vreugdenhil, Donald Wildeboer and Rick Wildeboer.

An actual nomination form will be given to you on Sunday, March 4th (during the offering) and collected as you leave the sanctuary. At that time you fill in the names of those you feel are gifted to serve. Those who cannot be present on March 4th can make other arrangements to submit their nominations. If you have questions please contact John de Regt. In the weeks preceding the nomination we seek the Lord for his guidance in this process. Council deeply appreciates your prayerful consideration on this matter.

The Profession of Faith 

Class will meet Tuesdays at 6:50 p.m. at the church.

Bethel Newsletter

The month of February is half over already so the newsletter team is getting ready for the next issue. In March, we hope to have some articles and items that our Seniors will especially enjoy. If you have any contributions you would like to include, please do not hesitate to let any one of the team members know. We love to get stories, poems, artwork, interesting items that you find. All are welcome. We do try to pay attention to copyright issues, so we cannot just photocopy articles from other magazines. Small items less than 50 words are usually okay. Thanks so much for helping us to make newsletters that are interesting and informative. If you have any questions, just talk to Ann Wildeboer - awildeboer@xplornet.com, Harriet Luymes - haraug@gmail.com, or Anita Geldof – ahgeldof@shaw.ca

GEMS Fundraiser 

The GEMS and their counsellors 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.

Bethel Youth News

Tuesday Nite Youth 

Will meet on Tuesday, February 21st. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Youth Mexico Mission

Team meeting on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Please bring in the needed forms ASAP.

YC 2012 

May 25-27, 2012: If you want tickets to this event remember that the deadline of February 28th is fast approaching! Don’t miss out on great bands, the speakers and amazing fellowship! To reserve a ticket you need $50 and confirmation from your parent(s) that they are OK with you going. If you have any questions talk to Wayne or Dana.

Young Adults(18-30ish) 

Enjoy hanging out and meeting new people? Like ridiculously cheap meals? Join us on Saturday, February 25th starting at Covenant CRC, 19010 87 Ave., Edmonton at 4:30 p.m. for a delicious dinner adventure, a Progressive Dinner (like drive thru, but not really!) Cost is $5 per person. To register for this CANYA event, go to www.canyouthministry.com and click on ‘online registration.’ For more info, contact Amy Stol at 780-952-6578.

Young Adults (18-30): 

A group of experienced and qualified young adults have been commissioned by the CRC Synod to criss-cross our nation and our neighbours to the south, to speak with and work together with young adults. On Friday and Saturday, March 9th & 10th, interested young adults are invited from across Northern Alberta to look at what it means, and what its like to be a young adult within church. Two of the commissioned members are being jointly hosted by King's University College and Classis Alberta North to hear from YOU (and one of these members runs the largest Young Adult-populated church in the CRC located in Austin Texas). If you are interested, contact Wayne Bouwman, Pastor Mike or Dana van Gyssel.

Young Adults’ Hiking Trip: The Chilkoot Trail.

Interested in a multi-day hike with a little history of the Gold Rush? The Chilkoot Trail is isolated, strenuous and physically challenging. The trail is also extremely rewarding, providing hikers with spectacular scenery with a unique historical setting. This trip is a five-day hiking trip plus travel (located near Whitehorse). Dates for this hiking trip will be determined by those in attendance but will be during the summer months. Plans need to be made soon, so please, contact Ken Vis at covcrcedpastor@uniserve.com if you are interested.


Shalom Counselling Centre 

Invites Dads & Daughters to our Daddy/Daughter Sweetheart Social to be held on Saturday, February 25th from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Bower Kin Community hall in Red Deer. For more information see the poster for this event on the foyer bulletin board.

The Institute for Christian Studies 

Will be hosting a screening and discussion of the documentary Songs of Love and Sorrow: Re-engaging the Social Ethics of Music on Monday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m. at King’s University College in Edmonton. This documentary considers the nature of music’s role in the public sphere. Also discussed will be the role of faith in socially engaged music. For more information see the poster for this event on the foyer bulletin board.

Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services National Office and your Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre invite you to a Fundraising Luncheon, “Celebrating Today’s Heroes” with the Hon. Stockwell Day on February 29th in Red Deer. For more details see the poster for this event on the foyer bulletin board.

Bibles for Missions Thrift Store 

In Red Deer is looking for 4 new board members to help us run and promote the store. We see it as a privilege to be able, through our efforts in the store, to send Bibles and study material abroad (through the Bible League of Canada.) For more information call Lyn or Wilma at the store at 403-340-2522.

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast: 

The Lacombe and District Ministerial Association is hosting the first annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, March 15th from 7:15 to 9:00 a.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. The purpose is to lift up our Mayor and local leaders in prayer as they serve our city. Our guest speaker will be Amanda Lindhout, a former freelance journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for 460 days. She will talk of moving from Captivity to Freedom to Forgiveness. She is the founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation to improve the lives of the Somali people through education, micro-finance and emergency aid initiatives. The breakfast will be catered by Bob Ronnie. Tickets are $25 per person and are available through our church secretaries, Cindy and Dana.

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