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2014-09-07 September 7 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 Grace Vander Veen, Teena Stol and Eleanor Merkus – all celebrating their birthdays this coming Tuesday. May you be blessed on your birthdays and feel God goodness and nearness in the coming year.

On Tuesday Sept 9th Grace Vander Veen hopes to celebrate her 106 birthday. There will be an opportunity to wish her well between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. at the Royal Oak. Come and enjoy some coffee and cake.

We remember Gerry and Peta Doornenbal in our prayers as Gerry remains in hospital here in Lacombe, being assessed in regard to the level of care that he needs.

We give thanks to God that Willie Stebner is gradually regaining her strength from the hip replacement surgery. She is in the Lacombe hospital.

We would like to thank our Bethel family for all their warm wishes for our 25th anniversary. A huge thank you for the gift of a fire table for our deck and the lawn chairs. They will certainly be put to great use. It is wonderful to be part of such a caring community. Gerald and Michele Noort

Ryan and Ashley Salomons have been married for 10 years, and have 3 amazing children. Levi (6) Kaden (4) and Raena (1). Ryan and Ashley both attended Vanguard college in Edmonton. Ryan graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in intercultural studies, and Ashley received a certificate in the one year missions program (HMS) The Salomons' have lived in Beaumont Alberta for the past 7 years. During that time Ryan served as the youth pastor at Eaglemont Christian Church. Ryan & Ashley’s passion for missions have led them on a journey to pursue God’s call in the country of Ukraine as global workers. Not only is Ukraine praying for a political revolution for their country we believe it’s needing a spiritual one. Our prayer is that this journey to Ukraine will open many doors for local pastors, and provide opportunities for youth, and young adults to experience what an evangelical Christ-centred life is all about.

Do remember our seniors and shut-ins: keep Albert & Tilly Biel, Klaas Boskers, Lea Dykstra, Ernie Stebner and Grace Vander Veen in your prayers.

Pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, September 14th 

Wayne Bouwman will lead our morning worship. Pastor Mike has a classical appointment at New Life Church in Red Deer. In the afternoon we will read from Genesis 18:16-32 and consider the great prayer of Abraham for mercy and our “Prayers to a Merciful God.”

Lost and Found: 

Please take a few moments and look in the box located at the bottom of the stairs by the lift. There are a number of items that have accumulated over the summer months and need to be taken home. All items remaining will be donated to Building Blocks.

Are you interested on being on a Praise Team or are you currently on one now? 

The Worship Ministry Leadership Team would like to invite you to a luncheon on Sunday, September 21st after the morning service to discuss music and song as we fellowship over lunch! Please consider joining us! If you have any questions, please contact Sue Wildeboer or Marcella Van Stryland.

Ladies, Coffee Break 

begins on Wednesday, September 17th at 9:30 am in the church fellowship hall. This means that Story Hour and nursery will also begin. Our first study will be the book of James. Invite a neighbor or friend to join you. Looking forward to seeing many of you ladies on Wednesday mornings. NEEDED: Story Hour needs to have another adult in the class. Your role would be a teacher assistant. Consider this a ministry where you could serve this year. Please contact Barb Vandyk as soon as possible.

A New Year of GEMS Girls Club 

will begin again. We are very excited to start the year. All girls in grade 3-7 are welcome to join us for bible lessons, crafts, signing and meeting new friends. Our first meeting and registration will be on September 25th at 7:00 p.m. See You Then.

BETHEL YOUTH

After a wonderful weekend together of relaxing and enjoying each other’s company, it’s time to get down to business. This Tuesday, the leaders of Tuesday Nite Youth will be meeting to have their last minute items put in place and take some time for prayer, for our brand new season. Tuesday, September 16th will be our first official TNY start date for the 2014/15 season. Doors open at 7 p.m. and we will begin at 7:30 sharp. Please feel free to invite your friends to join in on the fun, fellowship and study. If you have any questions ask any of our leaders, Wayne, Gayle, Dana, Andrew or Pastor Mike.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Mark Your Calendars! 

Are you looking to be encouraged in your Christian walk, in how you disciple or minister to others, or are you simply in need of uplifting? Then plan to attend a day of sharing and training on November 8, 2014 at The King's University when the Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference hosts the 2014 Day of Encouragement. This year's theme "Living as the Family of God" will be highlighted with stories told both at the beginning and end of day, by our guest speaker: Dr. James Schaap, author and retired Dordt College English professor. Brochures and registration details will be available in your church by the end of September or for more information contact the NADC office: 780-819-7488 or yournadc@gmail.com.

Tour The Biblical Lands Of Israel

March 8-19, 2015. Experience a refreshing renewal of your faith, and gain a deeper understanding of the Bible, as you tour the biblical lands with teaching host, Pastor Peter Tuininga, and Sindbad Tours of Israel. See many of the biblical places (Jerusalem, Galilee, Caesarea, Jericho and much more), and gain spiritual and historical insights which will make the Bible come alive for you. For complete information, cost, and registration, call Peter Tuininga, (780 980-1133) or e-mail peter.tuininga@gmail.com.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Now hiring! 

The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre Red Deer location is looking for a full-time administrative assistant to join their team. Contact info@pregnancycare.ca for job description. Resumes are to be dropped off in person to Michelle from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday. Closing date is September 11th at 5 p.m.

GrammaLink – Africa: 

You are invited to join us at St. Andrew’s United Church, Lacombe, for a presentation regarding GrammaLink – Africa, Red Deer & Area “Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign” - Stephen Lewis Foundation. This will be held in the church sanctuary at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, September 16, 2014. All are welcome to learn more about this organization’s activities.

Come celebrate with us! CLAC National Convention Banquet 

will take place Thursday October 9, 2014. Doors open at 5:30 p.m, Dinner at 6:30 p.m.. Keynote speaker: Dr. Mark DeVolder is an expert in the dynamics of organizational change and employee engagement. He equips his audiences with the tools, inspiration and momentum to improve individual and organizational effectiveness, as well as to accelerate and breathe new life into any performance.The banquet will be held at the Shaw Convention Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue Northwest. Reserve your spot now. Tickets are $25 per person. Call John Taekema at 780-454-6181 ext.2329 or Rob Cleveland at 780-454-6181 ext. 2321 or you can email jtaekema@clac.ca or rcleveland@clac.ca .

3 on 3 Hockey Tournament in support of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre 

on October 11th, 2014, in Didsbury, AB from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ten teams of ten players, five games per team. Great opportunity to share the work of the CAPCC, raise funds and have fun in the process. Contact Michelle at info@pregnancycare.ca, call 403-343-1611 or visit www.pregnancycare.ca/events/ to register your team and for more details.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

ISRAEL (East Jerusalem): 

After seven years of harassment and attacks by hardline Muslims, the congregation of a Palestinian church was forced out of their building in East Jerusalem in July. The opposition of the church, which is located in a Muslim area, started immediately after the congregation moved into the building in 2007. Prior to this, the believers had been forced to relocate two other times due to threats from militant Muslims. Please bring this congregation to our Lord in prayer, asking that He strengthen their hearts as they face another disappointing setback. May He provide them a safe location where they can worship together so their ministry won't suffer. Pray that God will use the church members to impact the lives of the Muslims who have been opposing their Christian witness while, at the same time, encouraging others of the community who do not yet know Jesus to come to faith in Him.

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