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2013-12-01 December 1 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.

Congratulations to Gerald Keitel as he is celebrates his birthday this Saturday. Wishing you the Lord’s richest blessings in the coming year!

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

Pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, December 8th 

we continue our Advent series by listening to the Prophet Haggai as he instructs God’s people to get their priorities straight. In the afternoon we welcome the Parkland Men’s Choir to lead us in Christmas singing. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Dutch Cheese 

orders are once again being taken in support of Bethel GEMS Girls Club and need to be placed in Wannetta Brander's mailbox by TODAY. Orders will be ready for pickup from church on December 15th. Thank you for your continued support.

The Deacons will host the Christmas Luncheon 

next week Sunday in the Fellowship Hall after the morning worship service. Invitations to our guests should be in the mailboxes today. Hope to see all the invited guests there for a time of food, fun and fellowship. We look forward to seeing you.

Community Christmas Dinner – Volunteers: 

Bethel is once again hosting the Community Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day through the Outreach Ministry Leadership Team. This year it will be held in the North Hall at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. We are looking for volunteers for food preparation on Christmas Eve Day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will need volunteers all day on Christmas Day for a variety of tasks. Would you be willing to help with the food heating and preparation that day? How about leading the singing of Christmas carols? Could you open with Christmas devotions and prayer? We are also in need of a musician and someone willing to organize some simple crafts for children. Please phone Cora Hoekstra at 403-782-5107 if you would be willing to help.

Community Christmas Dinner – Food: 

The Outreach Ministry Leadership team needs desserts and 5 dozen cookies for the Community Christmas Dinner. Please phone Cora Hoekstra at 403-782-5107 if you can help with this request.

The old upright piano in the fellowship hall 

has been replaced with another piano. If anyone would be interested in the old piano, please contact Cindy Prins at 403-782-6400 or 403-748-2824. We would like to give it to a good home!

Ladies’ Craft Day 

Will be held this Saturday, December 6th from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Everyone welcome! Come for a day of good fellowship while sharing your talents with others and seeing what others are creating. Coffee and lunch are provided. We ask that you bring along something to go with the coffee. Please let Margaret Roolker or Anita Geldof know if you plan to attend by Thursday noon so we can plan accordingly. Looking forward to another fun day.

The Coffee Break Christmas Social 

Is on December 11th. The invitation is open to any lady who would like to celebrate Jesus' birth to join us. We begin with a birthday breakfast of waffles at 9:30 a.m. Bring along a wrapped Christmas tree ornament that you have made, or one that no longer gets onto the tree or a thrift store find. Also bring an item that has some Christmas memories that you can share. Come celebrate Jesus birthday with us. Call Barb Vandyk at 403-550-3318 if you have questions.

Lost & Found 

The lost and found box is over flowing once again. Please take a few minutes after the service to look over the items and discover how many items are yours. Whatever is not claimed in a few weeks will be donated to Building Blocks Thrift Store.

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Peoples will be meeting TONIGHT for supper & a Bible Study 

at Ryan Noorts’ home right after the afternoon service. Come for supper and a time of study & fellowship. Contact Amaris and Curt for more information.

Bethel Tuesday Nite Youth will meet on Tuesday, December 3rd. 

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

Junior Youth 

will be having a movie night at the church on Friday, December 6th starting at 7-9:30 p.m. Please bring a snack to share, and pillow. For more information call Gayle at 403-597-8779.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Central Alberta Christian High School fall drive 

is now underway until December 16th. This year’s goal is $100,000.00. If you have not received a donation form, you may contact Ann Oudman, our school secretary (403-782-4535), and request that she mail, fax or email you a copy. During the evenings, you may also contact Pete Walls (403-588-0856) or Wendy Barnes (403-885-5187) and they will ensure that you receive a form. Your donations may be mailed to C.A.C.H.S, 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, AB T4L 1G7: Attention Wendy Barnes or they may be handed in a sealed envelope to the canvasser who called you.

The Edmonton Christian Labour Association of Canada 

is hiring for 2 positions in their Edmonton office. Please check the bulletin board in the foyer for more information.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

SYRIA: 

On November 11th, five young children were killed and many others injured when militants launched two rockets at their Christian school. The children were boarding the school bus to travel home for lunch at the time of the attack. Militants often deploy rockets at Christian sites, including schools. Through their attacks, the militants are attempting to displace Christian communities. "This incident is indeed so very sad. Yet for these children whose lives have been tragically ended (prematurely as well), it is a very happy and blessed time.No doubt, they have already seen our Lord Jesus face to face, and we know He loves them very much. Pray for the surviving children and their families, plus the teachers and other members of this grieving community. May the prospect of heaven be even more real to them, and may the comforting presence of the Holy Spirit bring them great hope and consolation."

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