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2013-09-22 September 22 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.

With praise & thanksgiving to our Lord for John’s recent 85th birthday as well as the Lord willing, the celebration of our 57th wedding anniversary on October 10th, we would like to invite the congregation to enjoy cake with your coffee after the morning worship service today. We praise the Lord for His many blessings in our lives! John & Shirley Bos

Both sadness and joy was experienced as we moved Grace Spelt to the Royal Oak Care Center recently. I would like to thank the congregation for their concern, care and understanding during the last few years. A big thank you also to those who prepared and delivered weekly meals during this time. Much appreciated. It's great to have the support of the church community and others. Hans Spelt

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

Pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, September 29th 

we celebrate our “Deliverance” from sin and misery by God’s grace in Jesus. We read from Psalm 130 as it celebrates what God has done for us. We will also see through the Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 5-31 how the comfort of our deliverance is expressed in the Apostles’ Creed and the sacraments of Baptism and Lord’s Supper. In the afternoon we read from Isaiah 62 as Pastor Mike reflects on his 20 years in active ministry.

Education Ministry Fair 

Today after the morning service the Education Ministry LT is hosting a Ministry Fair in the foyer. Stay after the service and have a look at all the material your children will be learning this year, as well the many other education ministries our church offers. This is a good time to meet the teachers and coordinators of these programs and find out more about them. The tables will remain set up for the evening service as well, so come early and check it out.

Craft Day 

Ladies, our first craft day of the new season is planned for this Saturday – September 28th. We will meet here in the fellowship hall from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Coffee, tea and lunch are all provided. Bring something to enjoy with the coffee and we are all set. Bring your crafts and let us do some catching up with each other and see what the new season of crafting holds. Please phone Anita Geldof (782-2817) or Margaret Roolker (782-4506) if you would like to join us so we can plan for lunch. Looking forward to seeing you.

Double Bridal Shower : 

A household shower will be held for Ashley Roolker – bride to be of Derek Stingel and a grocery shower for Nikki Tenbrinke – bride of Travis Tenbrinke on Tuesday, October 1st here in the fellowship hall at 7:30 p.m. All ladies and girls are invited to come and join us for an evening of fellowship and fun. Please bring a snack to share. If you have any questions, please phone Anita Geldof – 782-2817.

Bethel Newsletter 

Time for the next edition of the Bethel Newsletter. October brings, fall, harvest, Thanksgiving, the start of a number of programs in the church. Lots to write about. Lots to share. We look forward to hearing from the congregation as we put together our next Newsletter. Please have your contributions in to either Harriet Luymes or Anita Geldof by Tuesday, Oct. 1st.

Living Members 

will meet next Sunday evening, September 29th at the home of Ken & Trudy Salomons.

BETHEL YOUTH

Bethel Tuesday Nite Youth 

will meet on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:30 p.m. Come and bring a friend as we fellowship and study together. Please note that doors will be open at 7 p.m. and the evening will start at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Wayne, Andrew, Pastor Mike and Dana will be anxiously awaiting your arrival. Contact any of the leaders if you need any information.

Young Peoples 

will meet for a Bible study next Sunday, September 29th right after the afternoon service at the Vandenborns. The family has offered to serve up supper to you before the study begins! So come on out for some grub and a study. Contact Amaris or Curt for more information.

Attention Youth, Young Adults and Youth Leaders, Youth & Young Adults

have you been on a mission trip? Are struggling to take what you've seen and heard and apply it to your life here and now? Or are you at a cross road in career planning, trying to determine what type of profession God is calling you to pursue; should the highest earning potential be a guiding factor? Youth Leaders, parents and church members - are you looking for ways to create "sticky faith moments" with your children or with the youth in your church? Moments that will stay with them and create an environment for their faith growth? These are just some of the topics that will be discussed at this year's Day of Encouragement, November 9th at The King's University College. It's a great opportunity to connect with others, to share ideas and gather new insights. Brochures and registration details will be available in your church by the end of September or for more information contact the NADC office: 780-819-7488 or yournadc@gmail.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Rehoboth Christian Ministries’ Board of Directors 

has designated September as Membership Campaign Month. Annual Association Membership Fees of $10 are renewable in September, PLUS donations of any amount are needed and greatly appreciated. Your $10.00 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. Your support enables Rehoboth to carry out its Christian mandate by supporting the individuals and their families through effective programs and services; advocating for individuals with developmental disabilities; educating and raising the awareness of the needs, rights and abilities of people with disabilities; and promoting Rehoboth as a major Christian service provider in the province of Alberta. Please place your membership/donation in Sherry Tenbrinke’s mailbox, the Rehoboth Contact person in your congregation. Thank you for your faithful support of Rehoboth Christian Ministries.

The development committee at Central Alberta Christian High school 

is offering an opportunity for alumni and supporters to explore the stories from the Bible in the setting in which they were written. GTI Tours in Holland, Michigan is a travel agency which provides Christian study tours of Israel and the surrounding countries. They have arranged the airfare, accommodations, meals, and tours in Israel and have customized the tour to accommodate our needs and goals. The dates of this trip are April 5-15, 2014. You will find a flyer in you mailboxes with more information regarding pricing and the itinerary. Please note that in order to receive an early booking discount you will need to register by October 4, 2013. If you would like more information please visit the CACHS website or contact: Sid Doornbos at 403-340-9507, Beatrice Vriend or the CACHS office at 403-782-4535.

An Evening With Phil Vischer: 

Come and be inspired to trust God and dream with Him through the ups and downs of life… from a guy who helped you and your kids love vegetables… on Sunday, September 29th from 7:00-9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30) at Woodynook CRC. There will be coffee & dessert at the intermission, nursery available for your little ones & a free will offering. Phil Vischer is the creator of Veggie Tales, Jelly Telly & What’s in the Bible? Join us as he shares with us about dreams and burdens in 2 parts. Part 1: Have you ever had a dream? Phil Vischer tells the story of his dream – of hard work, dramatic success, heartbreaking failure, and – oh, yes – talking vegetables. It turns out the death of a dream can be the beginning of a new life. Part 2: We all have burdens that weigh us down – keep us up at night. Is there a way to live free of burdens? To live “light?” Phil shares his own story – the burdens that drove him – and the path that led him to “lightness” in Christ.

Fathering Program starting this fall!

As we are an agency which focuses on being available to support those who are facing an unexpected pregnancy, we have come to realize that there is a real need for support and education for fathers who want to be involved in parenting! There is more and more research that supports the importance of father involvement, especially in the first five years. It is for these reasons, that we are running our first Fathering Program! It is based on the same curriculum as the Keys to Young Parenting Program and will cover both parenting and life skills. This 8 week program begins on October 9th and will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Pregnancy Care Centre. Posted on the foyer bulletin board is a copy of the program brochure, please feel free to take one and give it to anyone that may be interested. Participants must register for this program. Please phone the Centre @ 403-343-1611 to register or for more information.

Freed-Up Financial Living 

Saturday, October 19th - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A workshop to bring hope, joy and financial freedom. Discover tools & develop skills that help you control your finances so that your finances don’t control you! Facilitator Helmut Giesbrecht is passionate about teaching biblical principles in an encouraging, grace-filled manner. Learn about: Living a God-honouring lifestyle, developing a personal spending plan and prioritizing financial goals and reducing debt. More information & registration: www.shalomcounselling.com or 403.342.0339

Consumed – Moving from Consumers to Missionaries 

is a journey for church leaders who want to help their churches engage the mission of God. Everyone is invited to this series which will begin on Wednesday, October 23rd at Unity Baptist Church, 139 Northey Avenue, Red Deer. There is no charge for members of the Christian Reformed Church. Please register online at forgecanada.ca For more information, check the poster in the foyer or contact Karen Wilkes at 780-483-8064 or Rick Abma at 403-505-9897.

Break Forth Canada: 

For those of you who were looking forward to attending Break Forth Canada this coming January, the ministry is taking a break for 2014 and will return the last weekend of January 2015 with many of your favorite speakers and musicians. Although there will not be a Break Forth conference in Canada, there will be many Break Forth conferences in other parts of the world in 2014. Check out the Break Forth webpage at www.BreakForthMinistries.com for more information.

Central Alberta Christian High School’s Harvest Fest 2013 

presents: “Rene Mauve Toupee” a.k.a. Gery Schubert for “CACHS Academy Awards Night”. Take a walk down the red carpet and see the many stars who will be coming out for the awards ceremony. Gery Schubert, Who is that guy? He’s the man of a thousand voices, a hundred faces and at least 12 wigs. Gery Shubert is a professional actor, comedian, teacher, speaker and performer. He has performed on film, TV, radio, stage and for numerous corporations, conferences, churches and schools across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Some of his characters have been Austin Powers, Captain Stubby, Elvis, Richard Simmons, Don Cherry and Agnus McAngus to name a few.

Come out for an evening of fun and entertainment. The evening will start with a silent auction and bazaar tables 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 be dropped off by noon on Friday November 1st at the school. Mark your calendars! See you there on Friday, November 1st, at Central Alberta Christian High School at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and are available from Ann at the school or Donna Vandenborn.

Got News? 

The Banner is always looking for interesting news ideas from the churches. Is there something or someone in your church that you think is newsworthy for members of the wider Christian Reformed Church? Let us know! Please contact your regional correspondent, Janet Greidanus. She can be reached at 780-484-3370 or jangreidanus@shaw.ca.

PURSECUTED CHURCH

EGYPT: 

On September 12th two government employees were killed for refusing to pay Jizya, a Muslim poll tax inflicted on Christians by the members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Two days prior to the shooting, Emad received a phone call from Ashraf, a Muslim gang leader and registered criminal. Ashraf demanded 10,000 Egyptian pounds (about $1,450) for weapons, threatening to kill Emad if he did not pay. Although Emad had reported the threat to the police and requested protection, no action was taken. Both of the victims leave behind grieving wives and children. Pray for the wives and children of Emad and Medhat, that God will greatly comfort them, provide His protection, meet their needs, and take away their deepest fears. Also lift up other suffering believers there in Egypt who are struggling to survive in such a volatile environment. May they remain faithful, trusting for the Lord's protection and provision upon their lives as well. Ask for the Holy Spirit's conviction to take place in the hearts of those who are imposing such harsh demands on His persecuted people, inflicting even more unnecessary hardship on them. This includes Ashraf and his gang who clearly need a divine encounter with the Living God and supernatural deliverance from evil.

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