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2012-10-07 October 7 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.

Dear friends and family! I am pleased to tell you that as of September 27th, I am now a Permanent Resident of Canada! The government took 1 year, 9 months, and 3 days to finish the job...but they did....FINALLY! Now I can legally find a paying job. Thank you for your prayers and support throughout this process. They are very much appreciated! Melanie Biel

Happy Birthday to John Jager as he celebrates this Tuesday. May our Lord bless you on your day and into the new year!

We give thanks that Tony and Henny Middag were able to return to their home in the Lodge this week. May God continue to keep them in his gracious care.

Henry Geldof was admitted to hospital this week to determine how to proceed with his health concerns. We pray God grant wisdom to the doctors and that treatments will be effective.

We pray for traveling mercies as many church families and friends are traveling this weekend to visit loved ones and give thanks together for God’s many blessings.

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, October 14th 

We read from 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 (text v 27) and see the Church as “The Body of Christ.” In the evening we welcome the Rocky Mountain College Choir from Calgary as they lead us in an evening of praise to God. Be sure you plan to attend this encouraging music evening. The offering will be to support the work of the choir.

The Seniors’ club 

will have their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, October 9th at 9:30 a.m. in the Bethel Fellowship hall. All seniors’ are welcome!

Ladies Craft Day

We will have craft day again this month. Plan to meet here at Bethel on Saturday, October 13 for a day of crafting, fellowship and fun. We meet from 10 am to 4:00 pm. Come for the whole time or just a few hours. We share some coffee and cake as well as lunch at noon. If you plan to come, please give Margaret Roolker a call at 782-4506 so we can plan accordingly. We ask too, that you bring just a bit of something to share with coffee and lunch. We look forward to seeing you and catching up on what everyone has been doing over the summer months. See you on Saturday.

Central Alberta Growing Project

Last Saturday the Central Alberta Growing Project held its annual harvest and barbeque. The weather was great and the event was enjoyed by approximately 220 supporters and some 50 children. It was truly a community coming together to celebrate the harvest blessings to be shared with the needy worldwide – it was just a great time! The barbeque started at noon which was enjoyed by all. Then at one o’clock the combining by volunteer farmers started with 3 combines, this number increased to 7 as 4 more combines joined in. It took about 2 hours to complete the combining. The total of the two fields of Canola generated $53.000.00. In addition the project received approximately $20.000.00 in cash donations. Then consider the fact that the Federal Government through CIDA matches the $ 73.000.00 at a rate of 4 to 1. This means that there is a total of $ 350.000.00 generated through our project here in Central Alberta to meet the needs of hungry and disadvantaged people worldwide. The committee is extremely thankful for all the support it has again received this year. The committee is also happy to announce that it was able to find a field for the 2013 crop year on Highway 11 east of Joffre. Let us all thank the Lord for His blessings which we in turn may share with those in need!

Croquettes: 

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.

In-dey-go cookie and muffin mix and Fundscrip gift cards

Just a reminder that the GEMS are selling In-dey-go cookie and muffin mix and Fundscrip gift cards. Order forms were placed in your church mailbox but can also be gotten from any GEM or from Wannetta Brander. Please place all orders in her mailbox by Sunday, October 21st.

Cheques can be written to Bethel GEMS. Thank you for your support.

Bethel Youth

Tuesday Nite Youth 

Will meet on Tuesday, October 9th. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for a time of mingling and fellowship. As a group we will start off the evening at 7:30 p.m.

Young Adults 

will be meeting at the home of Maddy & Trent Scholing on October 14th after the evening service. We will get together to discuss what we will be studying for the season. If you’re 18+, come out and have coffee and some fun. Contact Maddy or Gayle for more information.

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.

Announcements

Tuesday mornings or afternoons

We are in urgent need of volunteers to help cut rags on Tuesday mornings or afternoons. Special scissors are supplied. We have regular customers who pay $20 for a 20 lb. bag of rags. The proceeds go to the Bibles for Missions thrift store. We cut at the home of Alice Scholing. For more information please phone Alice at 403-782-4355.

Edmonton Native Healing Centre

There is an opportunity to serve in a cross cultural environment, through volunteer work as simple as answering phones, light cleaning, and fellowship. The hours of need are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. If you are interested in serving for a few hours per week please contact Harold Roscher at the Edmonton Native Healing Centre, 780-482-5522 or hroscher@e-nhc.org

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.

Pro-Life News: 

Join the Life Chain, a silent, prayerful witness to the truth. Invest on hour to help save a lifetime. To be held on Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Sports Hall of Fame on Highway #2, north of 32nd St. in Red Deer. Signs are provided. Please call 403-789-5973 for more information.

Persecuted Church

Pakistan

On September 21st, a mob of several thousand militant Muslims attacked a Church in Mardan City. The attackers, armed with rifles and kerosene, overwhelmed security guards and broke into the church. They destroyed Bibles and prayer books, desecrated the altar, and set fire to the church building and several surrounding homes and buildings. The mob was returning from a protest against the YouTube film, "Innocence of Muslims." The day after the attack, church members and other local Christians gathered in front of the burned buildings to express their disappointment at the local government for failing to protect their church. On Sunday, September 23rd, more than 1,000 people, many more than the church's usual congregation of 300, attended a prayer meeting at the church site. Pray for the protection of Christian communities in Pakistan and in other nations where protests are continuing. Praise the Lord for the faithfulness of the many believers who gathered together to worship Him. Pray that their conduct will act as a witness for Him

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