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2013-10-06 October 6 Bulletin

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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.

The congregation is invited to the wedding ceremony of Ashley Roolker and Derek Stingel on Saturday, October 12th at 1:00 p.m. here in our church.

Ann VanderWal is nicely settled in her new apartment in Royal Oak Manor. If you wish to visit her there she is in room 296A just across the hall from Grace VanderVeen and Lena Spelt.

Tony Middag and Klass Boskers remain in the Lacombe hospital waiting for a placement in a care facility in the near future.

After a very busy week we are now settled into our new apartment at Royal Oak. We want to express our heartfelt thanks for your prayers and the delicious meals that were delivered to our house all week. This was a tremendous help for us. The song line "We are so glad we are a part of the family of God" was in our hearts and minds often. God bless you all! Gerry and Pita Doornenbal.

Address change: Gerry and Pita Doornenbal has moved to the Royal Oak Village. Their new address is Royal Oak Village, 4501 College Ave. Suite 203, Lacombe, AB, T4L 2M8

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

Address change: Ann Vander Wal has moved to the Royal Oak complex. Her new address is #296 A, 4501 College Avenue, Lacombe, T4L 2M8.

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

A monetary collection

Will also be taken on Thanksgiving Day and here are a few suggestions:

Our missionaries, Other causes; Lacombe Christian School, Central Alberta Christian High School, Food Grains Bank, Cadets, Gems. All donations should be placed in envelopes and clearly marked with the cause of choice, all loose change will be going to Circle of Friends, which provides a free meal at Bethel for the community every week.

Next Sunday, October 13th 

we read from Psalm 34 as we think about the importance of Family Visitation in the ministry of the church. There will be no afternoon service on October 13th because we gather for our joyful Thanksgiving Day service on Monday, October 14th at 10:30 a.m. with the children’s choir taking part. Together we give thanks to God for his many blessings. 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 Fitheir 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.

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.


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.

Saturday night Bible Study 

The Saturday night Bible Study group will meet on October 19th at the home of Gerald and Michele Noort at 7:30 p.m. If you are looking for a Bible Study group to join and think Saturday night might work for you, please feel free to join us. We are studying a book on ‘Stress’ and all its causes and effects. Daily life can cause stress. How do we deal with it? How should we deal with it? Haven’t been to our discussion yet? No problem. The lessons are each independent of each other. We look forward to having you join us.

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 Tuesday Nite Youth Leaders will meet on Tuesday, October 8th. 

TNY will resume on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:30 p.m.

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.


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.

Greetings churches of Western Canada! 

Since June's devastating floods in Southern Alberta, World Renew Disaster Response Services has been active in recruiting volunteers for cleanup and assessment, and in assisting affected communities to get organized for long-term recovery. In particular we have focused on the High River area, where we anticipate working for up to two years or more. There is an urgent need in High River. Scores of homes are without functioning furnaces as winter approaches. Funds are now available for new furnaces, but skilled volunteers are needed to quickly assess homes and to install furnaces. Volunteers licensed in Alberta for plumbing, electrical, and HVAC are especially needed, but general helpers along with them are also needed. Accommodations are available for out-of-area volunteers. Persons who may be able to help for a few days or more over the next month are asked to contact World Renew Disaster Response Services as soon as possible: 800-848-5818 or drs@worldrenew.net.

Paul Baloche Lead Worship Workshop

Do you have an interest in furthering your ability to play, sing, and lead others in worship? There is an awesome opportunity coming up in Calgary, in exactly a month. It's the Paul Baloche Lead Worship Workshop at Centre Street Church. It would be awesome for us to attend! The cost is $49 per person if we register as a group. The conference is a Friday evening to Saturday - October 18th (7pm-9ish) and October 19th (9am-4pm). Friday night is a worship night with Paul Baloche and band, and Saturday is workshops catered to your interest- Vocals, Guitar, Songwriting, etc, you pick (you must pick one session from each day). Please consider the opportunity and check your calendars! If you're interested contact Evelyn Eisses by October 6th

The Becoming a Community Builder 

program is coming to Lacombe, starting October 18th. This program provides leadership training to increase the formal and informal leadership capacity in the town and county of Lacombe. It is about encouraging our volunteers, employers, and community leaders to learn new skills, become more involved in their community and hopefully to prepare themselves for a healthy and vibrant future. The program is designed to provide high quality education on-line and is free to community participants. It is a 15 week on-line program that will start on October 18th that each person can complete at their own pace. To register go to www.register.becominga communitybuilder.ca. For more information check the poster on the bulletin board in the foyer.

Church and Ministry Leaders 

Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with others, share ideas, gather new insights, or simply be encouraged in your ministry focus? If so, then plan to attend this year’s Day of Encouragement, Saturday, November 9th at the King's University College hosted by the Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference. This year's theme is "Living in the Grand Narrative: God making all things new." Keynote speaker: Dr. Syd Hielema, Chaplain and professor of youth ministry at Redeemer University College and also the director of the CRC's Faith Formation Project. Early Registration (until Oct 29): $50 and $30 for students and young adults (includes refreshments and a bagged lunch). After October 29th, registration is $60 for all. New this year: 1/2 day registrations for only $25. Look for brochures and registration forms in your church or from your deacons. Additional brochures and registration forms are available online at: www.diaconalministries.com/ resources/ day of enccouragement/ western canada or for more information contact the NADC office: 780-819-7488 or yournadc@gmail.com

CACHS Alumni Competitive Volleyball Tournament 

Advance notice: This year’s tournament will be held December 21st. If you know of any alumni not living locally that would be interested in this competition please inform them so they can plan ahead. If you have any questions please phone Mel at 403-782-1855, Colleen at 403-885-4388, or email schee@albertahighspeed.net


IRAQ: A Pastor's report: 

"The violence and murders have ascended to such levels that scores of people are being killed each day.... Things are so awful, the Lord is our only hope." "Violence is all around us. Today alone, there have been 15 suicide bombs. Yesterday, there were even car bombs in the safety of the Kurdish city of Erbil. In the past day alone, one bomb at a funeral killed 123 people. Most of what really happened has not even been on the news. Yesterday, I preached on the hope of the Second Coming. That is all we have to hold on to, for 'soon and very soon we are going to see the Lord. It is so painful to have person after person come to me and say they have got to leave, including my son who has been with me since he was ten. With him leaving...I confess I thought, 'How on earth will I cope?' Then I remembered that God who has called me to this place will never fail me. As He remained with Daniel, so He will remain with me. You cannot leave those you love, and you cannot make those you love stay, when in reality you know how dangerous it is for them.... Thank you for standing with me in the midst of such pain. May God bless you much."

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