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2014-01-05 January 5 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 John Stol as he celebrates his birthday this Saturday. Wishing you a wonderful day filled with the Lord’s richest blessings.

Dear Bethel Family,

We have just returned from visiting New Year’s parties in the classrooms of all four of the groups of students Mark teaches. There are always lots of performances to enjoy, sunflower seeds to munch on, and students to chat with. It’s fun to see the excitement that the prospect of a new year and a new beginning brings. And yet there is a much more exciting New Beginning that we long for our students to experience. Many in our city experienced this New Beginning during Christmas Eve services this year—one of them a very dear friend of ours with whom we have been sharing for several months now! May you also see New Beginnings in the lives of those around you in the coming year. Thank you for your faithful giving and prayers that sustain us in our work! Mark, Selina, Luke and Levi Patterson

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

UPCOMING SERVICES

There will be no service this afternoon.

Next Sunday, January 12th 

We welcome Pastor Victor Ko as he brings us greetings from mosaicHouse Community Church in Edmonton and opens God’s word with us. In the afternoon we have our Christmas WE Event celebrating Jesus birth and all it means to us, with a potluck dinner to follow.

Community Christmas Dinner

Thank you to all the volunteers who worked hard to make the Community Christmas Dinner a joyous event for all those in attendance. Thank you to those who donated food, baking, desserts, potatoes, etc. Over 130 people enjoyed a festive turkey dinner together. Thank you to Bethel's Church family for making this event possible each year.

Coffee Break 

begins again this week, Wednesday, January 8th at 9:30 am. We will be doing Lesson 9 in Exodus since our last lesson week was a snow day. All ladies are welcome.

The Saturday Night Bible study 

meets again January 18th at 7:30 p.m. at the home of the Noorts. New members are welcome. We meet the third Saturday of each month. Email Michele for study material at mnoort@lacs.ca

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Peoples will be meeting TONIGHT 

at the Noorts for a Bible study at 6:30 p.m.. Please have chapter 3 read and be ready. Dinner will not be served, so come out for a discussion and fellowship. For more information contact Amaris and Curt.

Bethel Tuesday Nite Youth LEADERS will be meeting on Tuesday, January 8th. 

We will be resuming classes on the 15th.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dave Ramsey “Financial Peace” course

On January 7th from 7 to 9:00 p.m. we at Wolf Creek Community Church hope to begin the Dave Ramsey “Financial Peace” course. This 13 week course is for everyone interested, helping all people manage their money more efficiently. Many people have taken the course and share that it has helped them not only get debt under control, but also save money. The course costs $100 per family unit. If you have questions, please call or email WCCC at office@wolfcreekchurch.ca or call Margaret DeVries 403-782-2538. Each participant will get the text book, the work book, the tapes, and some other helpful items.

Youth For Christ's Annual Comedy & Dessert Night 

will be held on Friday, January 24th featuring comedian Bob Stromberg. Tickets are $30 each or $225 for a table of 8. Tickets are available until January 12th through YFC 403-755-7825, or Chelsea Bos 403-782-9392. This event would make an excellent Christmas gift as Bob Stromberg is a comedian that is suitable for old and young alike !

PERSECUTED CHURCH

2014 looks set to be a turbulent year for Christians – especially ahead of elections in Nigeria and Afghanistan. Extreme Islam is on the rise, leading to greater persecution and an exodus of Christians from the Middle East. But the heartening news is that this reality is now being acknowledged publicly. 2014 is the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, yet today communist and former communist countries remain active in oppressing Christians. The worst persecutor of Christians in the world today continues to be North Korea. Therefore Prayer for the Persecuted Church will continue to be our participation in the suffering of brothers and sisters in the Lord.

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