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2013-10-13 October 13 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.

Congratulations to Derek and Ashley Stingel who were married here in our church yesterday. May God be with you as you go down life’s pathway together trusting in him.

We are thankful that Klaas Boskers could be placed in the care facility at Heartland Manor just north of town.

Maddy Scholing was admitted to hospital this week suffering from severe pain due to kidney stones. She is receiving treatment in Lacombe and we trust she can return home soon.

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

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

Children and Worship 

has a third leader to help with our ministry. Trudy Salomons has joined us to lead the grades one and two children. We will begin the program every week on October 20th. There will be no Children and Worship today because of the long weekend.

Hilites from the October 9th Council executive meeting:

*We discussed the Neighborhood Life Central Alberta Home Missions proposal.

*Reviewed in detail the Brown Handbook for Leaders.

*Transferred the membership of Stephanie Thalen to Parkland United Reformed Church.

*Had an initial viewing of the Proposed 2014 Bethel budget which will be reviewed at the congregational meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

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.

Next Sunday, October 20th 

As we have a two day Classis meeting this week, Pastor Mike is joining in a pulpit exchange with various central Alberta churches. Pastor Gary Bomhof from First Red Deer CRC will be here. Pastor Mike will be leading the service in Wolf Creek Community Church. In the afternoon we gather in the assurance of “God’s Providence” - God provides for all we need. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

CHURCH OFFERINGS

This week’s offering is for The Benevolent Fund. 

This is a fund the deacons use to meet people’s basic needs. This fund achieves this purpose primarily through the disbursement of funds and grocery certificates, etc.

A "Reverse" Collection was held last week for the Food Bank 

and this weekend you are asked to bring the food items to church. If for some reason you were missed or did not get a slip, please bring whatever food item you would like to donate; the Food Bank is grateful for all donations. Wheel barrows have been placed in the foyer for grocery items and the perishable items (such as butter, eggs and cheese, etc.) may be deposited in the coolers. The Lord has richly blessed us and we pray that we may generously share of our abundance with other less fortunate people here in Lacombe.

Thanksgiving Day

A monetary collection will also be taken on Thanksgiving Day and here are a few suggestions:

Our missionaries; Strydhorsts, Margaret Njuguna - En-gedi Children’s Home, Pattersons, and Horlings. 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 Thursday.

Next week’s offering is for World Renew Disaster Response Southern Alberta Floods

World Renew Disaster Response Services has been very active responding to the floods in southern Alberta. It has worked in cooperation with Samaritan’s Purse and hopes to be very involved in the rebuilding efforts. We are encouraged to give in order for World Renew to hire a full-time construction manager in Southern Alberta.

Tomorrow morning 

we gather for our special Thanksgiving Day Service at 10:30 a.m. We will offer our thanks to God in this special time of celebration for all his many blessings. Psalm 104 will guide us into a fuller vision of all God has done and continues to do for us so we can be truly thankful.

The GEMS 

invite you to join them for a Pancake breakfast tomorrow morning before the Worship service from 9 to 10 a.m. 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.

BETHEL YOUTH

Bethel Tuesday Nite Youth will meet on Tuesday, October 15th. 

Doors open at 7 p.m. and our evening begins at 7:30 p.m. sharp.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

Wolf Creek Community Church 

Is holding a fundraising evening on October 25th to send a team with EduDeo Ministries to the Dominican Republic. Please check the poster in the foyer 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” on Friday, November 1st at Central Alberta High school. 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. 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 at 403-782-9993.

The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre 

Is honored and excited to celebrate their 25th anniversary! We would like to invite you and your congregation to join us in commemorating this important milestone. This will be an opportunity to celebrate God's provisions for our ministry throughout the past 25 years and to look ahead to what the future may bring. Please join us on Saturday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at Crossroads Church as we “Celebrate the Past and Embrace the Future”! Please check the poster in the foyer for more information.

CHURCH MEMBERS 

have you engaged in discussions about sexual identity and just how does the church embrace all whom Christ redeems? Or, with approximately 25% of new immigrants being followers of Islam, have you encountered opportunities to discuss your faith with someone who follows the teaching of Islam? Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn about the similarities and differences between Islam and Christianity. These are just two of the topics at this year's Day of Encouragement, November 9th at The King's University College. It's your opportunity to connect with other Christians and together, struggle through tough topics and to encourage one another. Early Registration (until October 29) is $50 or$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/westerncanada or for more information contact the Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference office: 780-819-7488 or yournadc@gmail.com

Get rich. Intermission 

is a silent, directed, weekend retreat for rest, prayer and renewal – a time to gather the treasures of heaven. Led by Pastor Ron Klok on November 1 to 3 at the Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton. For more information go to www.intermissionsilentretreat.com or email to rev.klok@gmail.com

Vendor registration for the King’s Guild Christmas Sale: 

Are you a vendor? Would you like to sell your wares at a great Christmas sale? The King’s Guild Annual Christmas Gift Sale will be held on Saturday, November 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Vendors are invited to register for a table for the early bird price of $40 before October 30th. After October 30th the price will be $45 per table. Please call Jenny Van Belle at 780-440-4661 to register for a table. Vendors should register early as space is limited.

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

PURSECUTED CHURCH

SYRIA: 

The war in Syria is one of the greatest crises experienced in the Middle East within the past 20 years. It has claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people, both Muslim and Christian. Thus far, more than two million Syrians have fled for refuge to neighbouring countries. Yet, in the midst of the crisis, members of our persecuted family in this part of the world are boldly reaching out with the love of Jesus. And the reactions of Muslims have been astonishing. Christians, once widely considered "infidels" in Syria, are now often affectionately referred to as "the Bible People." When you hear about one Muslim coming to Christ, it's a great thing, and everybody rejoices," explains a VOM Syrian contact. "Today, in Syria, I'm not talking about one person. We're talking about hundreds and even thousands of Muslims coming to know Christ!" Although there are great risks when ministering in the midst of this war zone, another Christian worker affirms that they are not allowing fear to prevent the Lord's work: "God is doing miracles inside the country. But even if He allows us to die, it will be an honour for us...to glorify His name." Teams of believers are working sacrificially in the refugee camps, extending compassion while sharing both material and spiritual aid. The opportunities for ministry today exceed what we thought possible. Working with the Syrian church and local workers, VOM is actively distributing vitally needed necessities such as food, blankets, Bibles and Christian literature; providing support for in-country pastors and evangelistic teams; and proclaiming the Gospel through radio broadcasts. Thank the Lord for bringing many Syrians out of darkness and into His marvelous light. Pray for these fellow believers who are still facing not only the effects of war but also continued persecution. Intercede for those who are using this opportunity to advance the Kingdom of God.

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