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2013-09-29 September 29 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.

Teena Stol returned home and is recovering well from her knee replacement surgery with the expert care of her husband John. We are thankful for God’s gracious healing.

We welcomed our son, Tucker James Samuel, on September 13th, a healthy 8.2 lbs. and a beautiful gift from God. Thank you to all those in our church family who have supported us through this journey. Our hopes and prayers have been answered by a gracious and loving God and it is Him we thank. “We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our hope and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May your love rest upon us, even as we put our hope in you." Psalm 33:20-22 Bindert & Sarah De Jong

Congratulations to Bindert and Sarah De Jong as they welcomed their adopted son this week. Tucker James Samuel De Jong was born on September 12th. We are so thankful for God’s answering prayers and granting them this most precious gift of joy to love and treasure.

Thank you all so much for making my 90th birthday celebration so wonderful. Thanks for smiles, hugs, handshakes, phone calls, cards, visits and sharing cake! What a day it was – thanks one and all. Lies Boskers

Dear Bethel congregation – a very big thanks to all of you for the fellowship and enjoying the cake after the morning worship service last Sunday. Great is the Lord for us all and greatly to be praised. Thank you too to the Mr. & Mrs. Club for the great time together and all the beautiful cards and presents from all of you. It was such a great blessing to be with most of our family to celebrate John’s 85th birthday and our 57th wedding anniversary. John & Shirley Bos

Address change: Lorraine Havinga has moved to the Seniors’ Lodge. Her new address is Box 29, 4508 C & E Trail, T4L 1V9. She also has a new phone number, 403-786-2519.

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, October 6th 

We focus on the third part of the Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Days 32-52 that express our thankfulness, our gratitude, our humble service to God. In this we are providing comfort to others. The Law of God instructs us as well as the comfort of the Lord’s prayer. In the afternoon we take the first of key individual Lord’s Days, LD 9 as it declares our faith in God the Father. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Children and Worship

is in need of one more leader to guide the grades one and two children in their time of worship. Since we do not have a third teacher at this time, the program will not run every third week. We encourage you to consider this important ministry. Contact Terry at 403-782-9993 or Barb at 403-783-5154 if you would be willing to consider this position.

Living Members 

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

Bethel Tuesday Nite Youth Invites the Bethel Congregation to join us on Tuesday, October 1st. 

Margaret Njuguna, our missionary from Tanzania will be joining us to share her work and to say farewell as she is concluding her ministry work. She has been a missionary with World Renew for 27 years. You the congregation are welcome to come and join us in this special time of giving thanks together and thinking about missionary work that God is doing throughout the world. The evening begins with social interaction at 7:00 p.m. and the official start at 7:30 p.m. We will end around 9:00 p.m. There will be opportunity for questions and discussion.

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, October 1st.

Cadets Boys’ club

Hope everyone had a great summer. Cadets Boys’ club will have the first meeting on Wednesday, October 2nd. We will register everyone and get the dues paid up. Dues will be $35 per boy this year. Please bring it to the first meeting. We will give you a schedule also then. Meetings will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Any questions fell free to call Grant Zuidhof at 403-782-4002 or 403-896-2856.

Friendship Program

We are about to begin another year of the Friendship Program on Monday, October 7th at 6:30 p.m. with a wiener roast here at Bethel. Please consider joining us as we are in need of at least 3 teachers this year, especially male teachers. Please call Sherry Tenbrinke at 403-782-7950 (home) or 403-318-7513 (cell) if you can help. You will be blessed if you join us, our students are amazing!

Seniors’ Club 

will begin their season on Tuesday, October 8th. We meet in the fellowship hall here in Bethel church from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. All seniors are welcome to attend.

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 8th 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 at 403-782-2817.

The GEMS 

invite you to join us on Thanksgiving morning, October 14th from 9 to 10 a.m. for a Pancake breakfast in support of the Bethel GEMS Adopt an Esther School Student project and the GEMS program. Prices will be 10 years & under - $3, 11 years & up - $5 and will include pancakes, sausages, eggs, coffee or juice. Hope to see you there to enjoy a meal and to fellowship together.

A Bible study 

will be starting up at Brad & Erin Lewin’s home again this year. We meet every first and third Monday of the month, starting with the third Monday of October, October 21st. This year we are doing a 6 month study of Isaiah which will require some pre-reading each time. If you are interested in joining, please contact Wayne Bouwman at 403-782-4273 or Brad Lewin at 403-789-7995 to receive a copy of the study book before the group starts in October.

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Peoples 

will meet for a Bible study TODAYright after the afternoon service at the Vandenborns’ home. 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.

Bethel Tuesday Nite Youth will meet on Tuesday, October 1st. 

Margaret Njuguna, our missionary from Tanzania will be joining us to share her work and to say farewell as she is concluding her ministry work. Come and join her in discussion of her work. This is a regular TNY evening and October 8th will be the leaders meeting for the month. Contact Wayne, Andrew, Pastor Mike or Dana for more information.

Junior Youth

will be going to the Corn maze on Friday, October 11th from 7 to 9:30 p.m.. We ask that parents please drop off and pick up their children at the Corn maze. What you need for the night is a friend, flashlight and a snack to share with everyone. The cost for the night will be $9 for kids up to 12 years and $11 for kids over 13 years. Please pick up consent forms at the back of the church. If you have any other questions please contact Gayle at 403-787548 or Maddy at 403-782-9979.

Youth Mission Trip: On Thursday, October 10th 

there will be an information meeting to see if we have enough people interested in going on a youth mission trip. This trip would happen during spring break 2014 and is open to all high school students. To complete a team we require of at least 10 youth and 4 adult leaders. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. and we will meet downstairs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Gerry 403-782-4170 or Trudy 403-782-7378.

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

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.

LIFE CHAIN: 

What is life chain? It is a peaceful and silent "prayer chain" and public (sidewalk) witness that proclaims the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death. Come, let us seek God's divine intervention for the healing of our community and nation, especially knowing Canada has NO LAW against abortion. Please STAND FOR LIFE in your community. Come as a group from your church or as families and individuals to the following locations: LACOMBE Saturday, October 5th from noon until 1:00 p.m. Meet @ NoFrills parking lot, Woodland Dr. & Hwy 2A or RED DEER Saturday, October 5th & Sunday October 6th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Meet @ the parking lot on 57th Ave & north of 32 St, across from Red Deer College. Please come 10-15 minutes earlier to receive instructions and signs: Abortion Hurts Women, Abortion Kills Children, Adoption the Loving Option, Jesus Heals and Forgives, Pray to End Abortion.

Phil Calloway, King’s alum & faculty featured at president’s inauguration: 

Christian writer and comedian Phil Calloway, along with King’s alumni and music faculty are featured performers at a dinner celebration for the new president of The King’s University College to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th at the Radisson Edmonton South at 4440 Gateway Blvd. in Edmonton. Tickets are available at www.kingsu.ca/thrive - but only till the end of the day on Monday, September 30th. The inauguration ceremony itself is free of charge, held at the King’s campus at 3:00 p.m. on October 5th. It will include the King’s Choir and many special guests from all over North America, as Dr. Melanie Humphreys is installed as only the fourth president in King’s history.

Meet the new president of The King’s University College at Woody Nook CRC: 

Dr. Melanie Humphreys took up her role as president of The King’s University College on July 2, 2013. We are thankful to God for our new president and know that her proven track record in Christian higher education and effective leadership will help take King’s into the next phase of its promising future. Dr. Humphreys is eager to meet you. There will be a “Meet the President” coffee and dessert evening at Woody Nook CRC on Monday, October 7th from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. For more information please contact the Development office at 780-465-8314.

PURSECUTED CHURCH

PAKISTAN: 

A double-suicide bombing took place on September 22nd within a Church in Peshawar. The death toll has risen to 81; 120 people are wounded, 10 of them in critical condition. Among those killed were choir members and children attending Sunday school. The incident is described as one of the deadliest attacks ever on the Christian community in this country. Two militant groups with links to the Taliban are claiming responsibility for the attack. May the Lord bring comfort and peace to the troubled hearts of these victimized believers. Thankfully, God is able to mend the broken pieces, and turn what was meant for evil into something good (Genesis 50:20). Pray that healing and restoration will take place in these believers' lives and church fellowship, and that through this tragedy many others in Pakistan will experience His salvation...including those opposing the Christian faith.

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