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2012-09-23 September 23 Bulletin

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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 John and Angela de Regt with the birth of a baby girl this week, Emily Grace. We give thanks along with the family for this wonderful blessing of new life.

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

Please take the time to sign some birthday cards for our missionaries today. 

Cindy Prins will be in the fellowship hall with some cards following the morning worship service.

Next Sunday, September 30th 

We turn to 1 Peter 1:13-25, where we as church are “Called to be Saints.” In the evening we read Romans 1:18-32 as it, like a typical News broadcast, begins with the “Bad News.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

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 at 403-784-3270 as soon as possible.

Coffee Break 

Had its introduction meeting last week. This week Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. we begin the study of Hebrews. (if you need a book ask Barb Vandyk for one) This "back to basics" book looks at who Jesus is. Tired and exhausted Christians are encouraged to refocus. If you are missing a time of devotion and study, Coffee Break is the way to get that into your routine. It's a caring atmosphere where we discover together what God's word is telling us. Children are cared for in Story Hour and Nursery. See you Wednesday! J

Monday nite Bible study

We will be starting our Monday nite Bible study again on Monday, October 1st at 7:30 p.m. We will be meeting at the home of Brad & Erin Lewin, 4930 College Ave., Lacombe, every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. We will be looking at Bill Hybels’ book "The Power of a Whisper" which will be helping us to hear God's voice. It is a four part study leading us into another book called "Boundaries".

Lacombe CRC Seniors’ Club Day trip to Banff 

Is set for Wednesday, October 3rd. Departing Bethel CRC at 7:45 a.m. & the Donut Mill in south Red Deer 8:15 a.m. with return between 8 & 8:30 p.m. Cost for the day is $80 for the Hot springs or $95 for the Gondola – includes meals, coffee breaks, park pass, bus, great scenery & wonderful fellowship! We are in need of more passengers or we may not be able to go. If you have not booked your seat yet, please do so by calling Dorothy Meindersma at 403-782-2620 before September 25th.


We will be placing an order for croquettes for the Sinterklaas Bazaar. Would you like extra croquettes for your own freezer? They are 10 for $10. To place your order please call Gerry Prins at 403-782-4170 before October 14th. Thanks.


All boys that are in grades 4-9 are invited to the start up meeting for Bethel Cadets. The season will be start Wednesday, October 3rd at 7 p.m. Dues will be $35. Contact Grant Zuidhof for more information.


On thanksgiving morning, October 8th, the Bethel GEMS will once again host a pancake breakfast. This is a great opportunity for fellowship as well as to raise funds for our GEMS group to sponsor a student at the Esther School in Chonque, Zambia and for our counsellor training. So plan to join us for breakfast.


Today in your mailboxes you will find an order form for In-dey-go cookie dough. This year we can also offer two gluten free choices. We are also selling Funscript gift cards. There are many choices for a variety of vendors; something for everyone! All orders can be placed in Wannetta Branders mailbox by October 21st. Cheques can be made out to Bethel GEMS. Thank you for your support.

Bethel Newsletter: 

September is drawing to a close and October is in the air. The newsletter team is looking to start work on our Fall/Thanksgiving issue. We would love to hear from each of the ministries. Just a paragraph telling us about the start up plans. What are you studying? Who are the leaders? What are you excited about? What can we pray about for you? Please take the time to write a little something. You can submit your contributions to either Harriet Luymes, haraug@gmail.com or Anita Geldof, ahgeldof@shaw.ca. Or put your article in the newsletter mailbox and we will find it there. Please note that Ann Wildeboer has decided to take a break from the newsletter – so we are looking for someone to take her place. If you are interested or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to talk to either Harriet or Anita.

Bethel Youth

Tuesday Nite Youth 

will meet this Tuesday, September 25th. 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.

Attention all Youth: 

There will be ‘Chicken Pickin’ at the Van Stryland’s on Thursday, September 27th at 6 p.m. We will begin with a light supper at 5:30 p.m. Please meet at the church by 5 p.m. if you need a ride. This is a great opportunity to top up your mission accounts!

Hello Young Peoples

It's that time of year again... everything is starting up and YP’s is no exception. If you are in grade 10, 11 or 12 please come out and join us for some Bible study and some fun*. Our first meeting will be a social on September 30th after the evening service. The location is yet to be determined**. This year we will once again be studying Jackie... Um... I mean Francis Chan***. This new book is a study on the Holy Spirit. We hope that through this time together we can grow and learn and challenge each other in our walk with God and our daily lives. (* fun not guaranteed ** if you would like to volunteer to host please contact either Curt Dowling (403-588-2470) or Amaris Wildeboer (403-872-1568) *** is it just me, or is that always going to be funny?)

Christian University and College Fair: 

Are you stuck trying to figure out what to do after high school? Have you already completed a bachelor’s degree and you’re wondering “what’s next?” Consider attending the NACCAP Christian University and College Fair at West Meadows Baptist Church on Tuesday, October 9th from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be admissions counsellors from more than 15 Christian universities, colleges, Bible colleges, graduate schools, and seminaries throughout North America for you to speak to. There will also be a general financial aid session. This is a free event to attend. For more information, please email Wanda (wanda.thiessen@kingsu.ca) or Curtis (curtis.kajorinne@vanguardcollege.com).

Youth Mission Trip: 

Are you interested in a youth mission trip to Mexico? We are planning that trip during Spring break 2013. You will participate in the Missions Adventures program at the YWAM base in Ensenada, serve in the community and help build a home for a needy family. To complete a team we are in need of at least 10 youth and 4 adult leaders. There will be an information meeting on Thursday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Gerry at 403-782-4170 or Trudy at 403-782-7378.


Youth for Christ/YU

Presents Iron Man Golf Marathon & Half Marathon, September, 28th, 29th and the 30th at the Ponoka Community Golf Club. Join us on one of the best kept secrets in Central Alberta for a unique opportunity to play a marathon of 54 holes or a half marathon of 27 holes of golf. For more information or to register, www.wcyu.org or 403 755 7825.

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

Central Alberta Foodgrains Bank Project 

Is planning its annual harvest BBQ this Saturday, September 29th. The location is 6 km west from the hi-way over pass on hi-way 12 to RR 27-5. The BBQ will start at 12 noon and the combining start at 1 p.m. Please join us in this celebration. If the weather is unfavorable the event will be postponed for one week which will be announced by our local radio station Sunny 94.

The Red Deer Bibles for Missions Thrift store

On October 1st through the 6th The Red Deer Bibles for Missions Thrift store would like to invite you to our Grand Re-Opening at our new location: 4936-53rd Ave Red Deer (west of Superstore). Ribbon Cutting and dedication, with representatives from the Bible League, will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday October 1st with coffee and cake to follow. The rest of the week there will be refreshments, cake, draws, and daily special. Shine FM will be broadcasting "live" at the store from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday October 6th. Please join us as we are very thankful for all the people who have a chance to hold and hear the gospel message, because of the donations of so many!

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 2nd from 1 - 4:30 p.m. or Monday, November 5th from 1 – 4:30 p.m. Rotary Board Room, 2nd floor, LMC. Please reserve a spot by calling Lacombe FCSS at 403-782-6637.


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.

Dream Catcher; Catch the Vision

Shalom Counselling Centre Annual; Fall FriendRaiser Dream Catcher; Catch the Vision will take place on Friday, October 12th 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.

Justine Vandergrift

Central Alberta Christian High’s Harvest Fest 2012 presents: “Justine Vandergrift” CACHS Alumni and band on Friday, October 26th at the Lacombe Memorial Centre starting at 6:30 p.m. Justine has been singing and creating music her entire life. Her song writing results in a vast array of genres and styles. Her witty and insightful lyrics coupled with her passionate one-of–a–kind voice make Justine stand out long after any performances. In 2011, Justine released her first full album “Yes Alright Ok.” It received excellent reviews and airtime on CBC Radio, CKUA and other Canadian and international stations. Not long after the release, Justine was awarded a recording grant from Up 97.7/Rawlco Radio and went on to release “So Far…” in June 2012. Come out for an evening of fun and entertainment. The evening will start with a silent auction beginning at 6:30 pm and continuing until 9:00 pm. with Dinner at 7:00 pm. The evening’s entertainment begins at 9:00 pm. Donations for the silent auction can be dropped off at the school or you can phone the school for pick up. Donations can also be dropped off on Friday, October 26th at the LMC by noon. Tickets are $35.00 and are available from Ann at the school at 403-782-4535 or Donna Vandenborn at 403-782-9993. See you there!

Day of Encouragement: 

Are you looking for an opportunity connect with others, share ideas, gather new insights, encourage others, or simply be encouraged in your ministry focus? If so, consider the NADC's Day of Encouragement, which takes place on Saturday, November 3rd at The King's University College. This year's theme "Living Justice, Loving Mercy ... if not you, WHO?" has workshops exploring: restorative justice, engaging volunteers, environmental stewardship, understanding native ministries, working with and caring for the elderly, and those with disabilities, along with many practical insights and examples on how to live out justice and practice mercy in your local church and community. See the brochure for details. Brochures are available from the NADC office at 780-423-0456 or hbosch@crcna.org.

Online, www.classisalbertanorth.org (click on the "Activities" page) or at www.diaconalministries.com/resources/westerncanada.html

Tickets Now Available: 

Celebrate 50 years of CRWRC on Saturday, November 3rd at Covenant CRC, Edmonton. 5:30 p.m. - multicultural food fair with food served by 17 churches of Classis AB North; 7 p.m. - program featuring Ida Mutoigo (Director, CRWRC Canada), Kohima Daring (CRWRC Bangladesh), and music from Joyful Noise, The King's Community Choir, and Justine Vandergrift. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved for pick-up and payment at the door- contact Sarah at crwrc50@gmail.comor 780-289-5730.

Persecuted Church


Three Christian leaders were arrested earlier this month. Police had spoken to the Christians several times in the past in regards to their bold witness for Christ in their district. It is reported that the Christians were taken away in wooden stocks and that no one has been allowed to visit them in the prison. Please pray that these Christians will know the strength and love of the Lord in this situation. Pray that their churches will continue to meet together in their absence. Pray that their families will be comforted and supported by their brothers and sisters in Christ.

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