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2014-02-02 February 2 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.

We give thanks that Ernie Stebner’ operation on Wednesday went well. He is recovering at the Lacombe hospital.

Congratulations to Els Ebens with the celebration of her birthday today. May you be blessed on your special day and in the year to come.

Jake and Agnes Prins would like to say thanks to the church family for the flowers, cards and friendship on the occasion of our 60th wedding anniversary. We thank God for his faithfulness to us.

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, February 9th

We welcome Pastor Jack Hielema to lead in worship as Pastor Mike has a Classical appointment at New Life Church in Red Deer. In the afternoon we read from Psalm 110 and hear the assuring truth that Jesus reigns. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

The Cadets 

would like to thank the congregation for all who donated to the battery and bottle drive this year. We collected $782.30 from the bottles. The batteries have yet to be brought in.

Profession of Faith Class

We are again looking to offer a class for those who feel called by God to publicly profess their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The class ensures that you have a good grasp of what you believe (Faith as a noun) and a certainty that you believe it (Faith as a Verb). It also includes preparing your personal testimony. If you have any questions or are interested please contact Pastor Mike.

Coffee Break 

begins a NEW study, 1 Corinthians this week on February 5th. Ladies, if you were wondering when to begin or come back to the Wednesday Bible study, this is the week. Please join us in the fellowship hall on Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Contact Barb Vandyk for a study guide.

Craft Day 

We are looking forward to another craft day this Saturday, February 8th. We meet from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome to come join us as we visit and craft and learn. We laugh and enjoy a good meal together. We encourage one another and learn new crafts and new techniques to crafting. Why not come join us? Share your love for creating – whatever it might be - crochet, knit, cross stitch, scrapbook, beads, rug making, quilting, wood work, painting – we look forward to seeing you. Please call either Margaret Roolker – 782-4506 or Anita Geldof – 782-2817 by Thursday evening so we can plan accordingly. Coffee, tea, lunch is all provided. We just ask that you bring something to share with the coffee.

The 2014 Yearbook of the Christian Reformed denomination

is now available. If you would like to order a copy for yourself at a cost of $10 to $15 please contact the church secretaries at 403-782-6400 or bchurch2@telus.net before February 9th.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth leaders 

will be meeting on Tuesday, February 4th. Tuesday Nite Youth will resume on Tuesday, February 11th.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Please pray for:

1. Churches of Classis - Woodynook CRC - Pastor Niel DeKoning

2. World Missions/World Renew work - Haiti - 26 CRC churches, 3000 members

3. Back To God Ministry International - French - Rev Paul Mpindi - Africa, Haiti, provide 100,000 people with Bible Study material.

The Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference 

is looking for someone from Central Alberta who might be interested in being a Board member at large for World Renew. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Roy Berkenbosch at roy.berkenbosch@kingsu.ca

Position Opening

Case Manager High River, Alberta: World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has a temporary opening, with a possibility of extension, for a Case Manager in High River, Alberta. The position will serve flood survivors who have unmet construction needs by connecting them to resources that will aid their return to as near a pre-disaster state as possible. Visit www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information. To apply send your current resume and a cover letter indicating how your skills and experience mesh with the position requirements. Be sure to complete all aforementioned steps before sending your information to lchiarot@worldrenew.net. Deadline is February 3rd.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Widowed Support Network 

is a group of people who connect with others who have lost their spouse through death. We meet the first Friday of every month at the Black Knight Inn restaurant in Red Deer at 6 p.m. and the third Friday of every month at First CRC in Red Deer at 7 p.m. Look for the info poster on the bulletin board in the foyer for more information.

You are invited to the 2014 Lacombe Leadership Prayer Breakfast 

on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. The guest speaker is award winning philanthropist, business leader & humanitarian Ian Hill. He will be speaking on how to build strong communities and how leaders can make this happen. Tickets are $25 and available from the church secretaries. Sponsored by the Lacombe & District Ministerial Association.

Up-to-date Will?

Are you one of approximately 50% of Canadians who do not have an up-to-date Will? Does your Will still accurately reflect your wishes? Have things changed since you prepared your Will? Is it possible to write a Will that is a testimony of one’s faith? Do you have a Power of Attorney? Central Alberta Christian High School and Lacombe Christian School will be offering a FREE “Will Clinic” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26th at the Lacombe Christian School. You will have a qualified representative to discuss how to prepare your Estate Plans and how you can align it with your faith. Take a moment to contact Wayne DeBoerby calling 587-316-2656or email at wayned@csservices.ca to reserve your seat!

Central Alberta Pregnancy Care

In Celebration of God’s Faithfulness, please join us on March 1st, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. for the Grand Opening Banquet Fundraiser of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre in Olds. There will be an Open house at 4911 51st Ave. from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (refreshments provided). Following the open house will be a semi-formal banquet at Zion Evangelical Missionary Church (corner of Highway 582 & 20th Avenue in Didsbury). Dinner will be followed by the play Three Monologues by renowned Central Alberta playwright Andrew Kooman. Reserve your seat or table: $20 each/$150 per table of eight. RSVP by February 21st. To purchase your tickets, contact Michelle at 403-343-1611 or olds@pregnancycare.ca.

All Women Are Invited! 

To the Two-gether Intimately Seminar, presented by Ruth Clarence, at the WoodyNook Christian Reformed Church on Saturday, March 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch and snacks are provided. Look forward to a day of fun and fellowship, while learning to enhance and enrich your husband/wife relationship. For more information, please see the pamphlets on the bulletin board, check out her website www.intimacyseminar.com or talk to Candace Sales 403-350-7319 or email suncan52@hotmail.com The early bird registration is $35/per lady.

The 51st Annual Inter-Church Curling Bonspiel: 

The Inter-Church Curling Bonspiel and Banquet will be held at the Red Deer Curling Centre on Saturday, March 8th. The cost for this fun and fellowship event, which includes three games, the banquet and some great prizes is just $200 per team. Space is limited to 24 teams. Don’t be disappointed – Register today! For more information or to register a team please contact Darren or Adriana LaGrange 403-347-0225 or lagrang@telus.net

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Indonesia 

became known as model for democracy in a Muslim country, and was frequently highlighted as model of tolerance in an ethnically and religious diverse country. The influence of Muslim extremist organizations is high now. Neither federal nor local governments dare to ignore their demands, fearing public unrest. Frequently targeted are religious minorities, such as Christians. Church closings are on the rise. The situation for Christians is diverse. In some areas, Muslim extremist groups are given free-reign placing Christians under enormous pressure, while in other areas Christians can practice their religion relatively undisturbed. In the wake of the upcoming July 2014 national elections, Christians in the region have asked for our prayers. With the nation voting for a new president as well as other prominent leaders, they are praying for peace leading up to the elections, and for godly people to be appointed into office.

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