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2012-09-16 September 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.

Congratulations to Lies Boskers as she celebrates her birthday today. To John Bos a happy birthday to you as you celebrate on Wednesday. May both of you feel the Lord’s richest blessings into your new year!

Henny Middag returned home on Thursday. The family decided not to have the operation. They will work with medication at this time.

Dear Praying Friends: Greetings from our house once again! Thank you for all your prayers for safety and a smooth trip back. We are thankful to the Lord for answering them! Driver Anari met us at the airport and took us to the guest house last night and on to Jos today. We were warmly welcomed by everyone—Evangelist S even made the three-hour journey from the village to welcome us and is staying the night. Missionaries have provided lunch and supper; it’s always great to catch up and enjoy that fellowship too.

Thanks again for your faithfulness. Blessings, Andy and Linda Horlings

Do remember our seniors and shut ins in prayer: Albert & Tilly Biel, Lea Dykstra, Tony & Henny Middag, Lena Spelt, Grace Vander Veen and Ann Vander Wal.

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, September 23rd 

We have the privilege of witnessing the baptism of Kalley Tenbrinke, infant daughter of Ken and Jenny. In the evening we read from Romans 1. Pastor Mike will lead our service.

Council Executive Notes:

  • An open invitation to all for the 2012 Day of Encouragement. This event is being held on Saturday November 3rd. Contact any Bethel Deacon for more information
  • Mike Oudman has transferred his membership to Woodynook Church.
  • We will be showing the movie "Courageous" on Sunday October 7th at 7 p.m. This is a great family film about being a Godly father and we hope to see you all there.
  • Education Ministry Leadership Team is having a very difficult time finding someone who is willing to teach Sunday School for grades 3-6. If no one can be found we fear there will be no Sunday School for these children.
  • Our next congregational meeting will be on November 30th.

Education Ministries of our church

Everyone interested in the Education Ministries of our church is welcome to join us today, September 16th. The Education MLT is hosting our Education Fair following the morning service and the Fellowship MLT will provide a lunch which everyone (the congregation) is invited to. Come enjoy fellowship with us and see what curriculum your children will be involved in this year, as well as any ministries you may be interested in. Hope to see you there.

From the Church Treasurer: 

It is budget request time again! All Ministry Leadership Teams are asked to go over your budgets and have your 2013 Budget ready to be submitted to August Luymes by October 1, 2012. If you have any questions please contact August Luymes at 403-782-2572.

The Education Ministry LT 

Is continuing to look for a teacher for their Treasure Seekers classes (grades 3-6) If you are interested in this incredible opportunity to lead these students please contact Laura Duckett as soon as possible.

Lacombe CRC Seniors Club Day Trip to Banff 

On Wednesday, October 3rd. Depart Bethel CRC at 7:45 a.m. sharp, pick-up at the Donut Mill in Red Deer 8:15 a.m. Day includes your choice of Gondola or Hot Springs (bring your swim suit), meals, coffee breaks, park pass and bus fare. Return to Red Deer approximately 8 p.m. and Lacombe 8:30 p.m. $95/person if you ride the gondola, or $80 if you choose the hot springs. To sign up call Dorothy Meindersma at 403 782-2620 before September 25th. All seniors and their escorts are welcome.

GEMS, GEMS, GEMS!! 

Bethel’s own girls club will be starting off their season this Thursday, September 20th at 7 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. Any girls in grades 3 to 7 are invited to join in on all the fun and games as we learn together to “Think Right, Win the Fight”. If you have any questions about this ministry contact Jeanne Ebens

Bethel Youth

Tuesday Nite Youth 

Will be starting up this Tuesday, September 18th! Doors open at 7 p.m. for a time of mingling and fellowship. As a group we will start off the evening at 7:30 p.m. We as leaders ask that you be there on time. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Young Adults: 

Tired of working or just want to get away? Want to have a retreat which is custom designed for you? Then our CANYA (Classis Alberta North Young Adults) Retreat is for you! This will be on September 28th – 30th, 2012 in Canmore, AB. A Retreat like no other, one which ranges from going to the spa to biking down a mountain. If you just want to relax or fill the weekend with activities both our possible. But wait the Best part is coming together to meet fellow Christians in a time of worship and connecting with God on a more spiritual level. Come out and enjoy what Canmore and Banff have to offer! Cost for this event is $100.00 per person and accommodations will be at the Ramada Inn in Canmore Alberta. For more details or to register, please go to www.canym.weebly.com and look for the tab “Young Adults Retreat” or contact Ron deVries at 780-619-6566 canymc@gmail.com. Registration closes on September 23rd.

Announcements

Christian Education 

Every year we have a tremendous opportunity as Christians to teach Bible

classes in the public schools in Lacombe. Grade 5 learns the Old Testament and Grade 6 learns the New Testament. There are 14 classes this year and teachers are needed. It is a commitment of 40 minutes a week beginning after Thanksgiving and ending around Easter. Class time is usually Tuesday or Wednesday morning. The full curriculum is provided. If this is something that you would like to do please contact the coordinator Angela Stephenson at the Lacombe Pentecostal Church 403-782-2966

Shalom Counselling 

In Red Deer is offering several courses this fall. Please check the bulletin board for the following three courses: Peer Support training (to be held in Lacombe), Stress busting: overcoming anxiety and Better Boundaries – live fully & intentionally in your activities and relationships.

Let’s “Make Room” Together! 

It is time once again for Rehoboth’s Annual Fall Membership Campaign. Annual Association Membership Fees of $10 are renewable in September, PLUS donations of any amount are needed and greatly appreciated. Your $10 Membership Fee (per person) and supporting donations insures the continuation of quality services provided in the Lord’s name. Children and young people are the future of Rehoboth, so this year we are again encouraging each person in a family to become a member. Children under the legal age of 18 will be non-voting members. A strong membership base is a great benefit to Rehoboth when negotiating funding for the services we provide. If a Canvasser does not contact you, please send your tax deductible membership fee and donation directly to: Rehoboth Christian Ministries, 3920 49 Ave., Stony Plain, AB, T7Z 2J7. You can donate online at www.rehoboth.ab.ca Remember to include your full name, address, postal code, and the name of the church you attend, for our records.

Free Conference: What’s So Christian About King’s? 

What’s faith got to do with reading Shakespeare or dissecting frogs, or learning about business management? Is ‘Christian’ scholarship different from other varieties of learning and researching, and if so, how? The King's University College invites you to join us Sept. 19th & 20thfor this fall's Interdisciplinary Studies conference on "Love that MINDS that Love: What's so Christian About King's?” A poster is on the bulletin board for more information

Lacombe Food Bank 

Don't Forget the food bank is always looking for more food. Any donations can be made by dropping off at the Food Bank or by talking to Jeanne Ebens.

Safe Food Preparation – a half day course for Community Volunteers: 

This 3 ½ hour session is a non-certificate course for people who prepare and serve food to the public as a volunteer, whether through church groups, service clubs or other community organizations. You will learn about the revised Food Regulations that apply to community functions as well as how to host a safe and successful function. The course will be taught by Terry Mulrooney, Food Safety Trainer. There is no fee to attend. The class is limited to 20 participants. Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 1 - 4:30 p.m. or Monday, November 5, 2012 from 1 – 4:30 p.m. Rotary Board Room, 2nd floor, LMC. Please reserve a spot by calling Lacombe FCSS at 403-782-6637.

SHE HAS A NAME 

Is a drama by Andrew Kooman that exposes the dark world of human trafficking. Burnt Thicket Theatre and Raise Their Voice partnered to take this play on a Canada wide tour. Their last stop is in Red Deer, October 2nd – 6th, at the Scott Block Theatre. Critics and audiences across Canada agree that SHE HAS A NAME is a powerful, heart wrenching drama. Purchase your tickets at shehasaname.net. You don’t want to miss this theatre experience.

Shalom Counselling Centre 

Annual; Fall FriendRaiser Dream Catcher; Catch the Vision will take place on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church. All information is on the bulletin board in the foyer and for complimentary tickets contact Dana.

CACHS Alumni Volleyball Tournament

This year the tournament will be held December 22nd. If you know of any alumni not living locally that would be interested in this competition please inform them so they can plan ahead. If you have any questions please phone Mel @ 403-782-1855, Colleen at 403-885-4388, or email cachsalumni@hotmail.com.

Persecuted Church

Iran 

Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian pastor who was found guilty of apostasy and sentenced to death in 2010, has been released from prison. At a court hearing on September 8th, Pastor Youcef's previous conviction for apostasy was withdrawn. He was convicted instead on charges related to evangelistic activities and was sentenced to three years' imprisonment. However, the time he has already spent in prison (two years and 11 months) counted toward the new sentence. The court accepted a bail payment in order to release him one month early. Pastor Youcef has been reunited with his wife and two children. Praise God for the release of Pastor Youcef! Pray that God will continue to protect Youcef and his family from those who wish to cause them harm. Pray that Youcef's testimony will draw many others into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Pray that the Church in Iran will continue to grow despite opposition from authorities.

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