2012‎ > ‎

2012-10-14 October 14


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.

Ria Jager was admitted to the Lacombe hospital this past week for testing. We pray that answers
will be found and that she will be able to return home soon.

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

From the Deacons: On Thanksgiving Day, the Food Bank offering produced 520 pounds of food
and the total of the Thanks offering was $33,752.20.

Next Sunday, October 21st we have the privilege of witnessing the baptism of Emily Grace
de Regt, infant daughter of John and Angela. We read from Acts 2:36-47 and see the Church
as “The Fellowship of Faith.” In the evening we read from Romans 2 (text 2:1) as it adds to the
reality of sin in the world, the reality of sin in us that leads to death not Life.

The Fellowship MLT is hosting a Potluck Lunch next Sunday as well after the morning worship
service. Please join us for a time of fellowship & lunch. Each family is asked to bring a lunch
item and dessert to share.

Council Handbooks: Just a reminder to ALL Council members past & present that the Council
handbooks need to be handed in to the church secretaries as soon as possible! We are
updating them this week and are still missing quite a few!

Notes from the Council executive meeting of October 10th:
*The Congregational Meeting that was scheduled for Friday, November 30th has been
rescheduled to Thursday, November 29th as the GEMS have an event planned for Nov. 30th.
*We discussed the 2013 budget to be proposed to full council on Wednesday, October 17th.
*Discussed the proposal of a summer seminary student for next year.
*We are looking at ways to make the second worship service more "convenient" for more people
to attend.
*CRC Communications sent a letter on "webinars". They are offering free seminars online for
Deacons, New Elders, and other positions of leadership.
*Everyone is invited to the 2012 Day of Encouragement at the Kings University on Saturday,

November 3rd. See note under ‘Announcements’ in today’s bulletin.

This coming week Classis Alberta North meets in its regular Fall session for two days in First
CRC Red Deer. Our delegates are Pastor Mike and Youth Elder Wayne Bouwman. One highlight
of the meeting is the examination of Jonathon Nicolai-de Koning who is ministering at the Mustard
Seed in Edmonton. Classis also has regular reports from our Campus Chaplain Rick Van
Mannen, our Youth Coordinator Ron DeVries and our Pastoral Support Consultant Walt Brouwer.
It is always an encouraging time.

Guess Who is Coming for Coffee? The Fellowship Ministry Leadership team is looking to start
this program again now that harvest is nearly finished. There is a sign up sheet on the table in
the foyer. If you would like to take part just sign your name and we will be in touch with you. If
you have any questions, don’t hesitate to talk to either Debby van Iperen, Marcella Van Stryland
or Anita Geldof. We look forward to some great evenings getting to know someone you might not
usually visit with.

At the next Cadet meeting on Wednesday, October 17th we will do things a bit different. We
will be going to Herman Scholing’s to enjoy an wiener roast, games, and blast off some rockets.
Food will be provided. Please dress for the weather. Please drop off your boy(s) at Herman’s at
6 p.m. and pick them up at 8 p.m. Herman Scholing’s is located on Hwy 2A 1.6 km north of the
Lacombe Airport (Scholing’s Produce.) Any questions, call Grant at 403-896-2856.

Just a reminder that the GEMS are selling In-dey-go cookie and muffin mix and Fundscrip gift
cards. Order forms are available from the GEMS or Wannetta Brander. Please place all orders
in her mailbox by Sunday, October 21st. Cheques can be written to Bethel GEMS. Thank you.

Breakforth 2013 will be held in Edmonton from January 25th to 27th. There are information &
registration brochures in the foyer. If you are interested in attending this Worship equipping &
renewal conference early next year, please take a look at what is being offered and get back to
Cindy Prins with your registration as soon as possible. There is a limited time to take advantage
of the early bird group rate.

Bethel Youth

Young Peoples will be meeting tonight after the evening worship service at Ryan Swier’s. We
will begin our study on ‘Forgotten God’. Please have the first chapter read. Hope to see you all
there!

Young Adults will be meeting at the home of Maddy & Trent Scholing tonight after the evening
service. We will 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.

Tuesday Nite Youth will meet on Tuesday, October 16th. 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. Please be on time.

Announcements

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!

The 2012 Day of Encouragement, sponsored by NADC, provides a safe environment to
unpack topics, have conversations about ministry challenges, and much more. Some of this
year's topics include: various workshops on stewardship and on justice and mercy - both local
and international; ministering to the disabled or to the elderly; office bearer specific workshops;
information sessions on local projects focussing on hunger, homelessness, urban sprawl, the
2013 Synod Task force (Diakonia Remixed) and their recommendations for change to the office
of Deacon, and so much more. SO.... plan to join us on Saturday, November 3rd at The King's
University College. Register by October 23rd to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration
rate. Check with your church office or with your deacons for the location of brochures at your
church. Or you can contact the NADC office at 780-423-0456 / hbosch@crcna.org, or go online
www.classisalbertanorth.org (click on the "Activities" page) or at www.diaconalministries.com/
resources/westerncanada.html

Don’t miss this chance to celebrate! Join supporters of CRWRC (WorldRenew) from across
Alberta as we celebrate 50 years of CRWRC's ministry: Saturday, November 3rd at Covenant
CRC, Edmonton. 5:30 p.m.- multicultural food fair; 7 p.m. - program featuring CRWRC staff, a
variety of music, and a multimedia presentation. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved for pick-
up and payment at the door. Contact Sarah at crwrc50@gmail.com or 780-289-5730. Space is
limited, so get your tickets now!

Persecuted Church

Nigeria

Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group, invaded the off-campus hostel of Federal
Polytechnic College on October 1st and murdered up to 30 students. The attack took place in
northeastern Nigeria. Gunmen reportedly rounded up the students and demanded to know their
names. If they gave a Christian name, they were given a chance to deny their Christian faith and
convert to Islam by reciting the shahada (Muslim prayer of faith). If they refused and stood firm in
their Christian faith, they were either shot or stabbed to death on the spot. Police have reportedly
arrested many suspects. Pray for those mourning the loss of family members or friends. Pray
that, in the midst of their grief, they may be filled with the joy that comes from knowing that they
will see their loved ones again at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray the Christians in the
community will not retaliate but will show Christ-like love and forgiveness.
Subpages (2): Schedules Services
Comments