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2014-09-28 September 28 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.

Gerry Doornenbal was transferred this week to a care facility in Stettler. This is an unavoidable government administrative step that will eventually result in his being admitted to the specialized care wing back at the Royal Oak with Pita. Stettler is an improvement from his being at the Lacombe hospital and we trust he will be back in Lacombe soon.

Rev. Bert Den Herder was the first Pastor to serve this church, from 1955 -1960. He and his wife Clara did excellent work building up the new church in Lacombe. Friends have kept in contact over the years and were just informed that Clara died on September 5th at the age of 88. We join in prayers of thanks for a good long life of humble service and for God’s comfort for the family.

Brynlee De Regt, infant daughter of John and Angela was rushed to hospital in Edmonton last Sunday with a dangerously elevated heart rate. By God’s grace things settled down but she continues to be checked for causes and treatment. We entrust the family to God’s loving care in these anxious times.

Carina Tenbrinke receives her kidney transplant surgery on Wednesday. May our God bless the surgery for Carina and her brother Ryan.

The Salomons are flying to Ukraine today to take up their ministry in that troubled nation. May the peace of Christ rule in their hearts and through their work.

Els Ebens has moved to the Royal Oak, Room 389A in the Supportive Living building. Her new phone number is 403-782-2856. We trust that she will feel at home soon and pray that God will bless her with renewed health.

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

Pray for our missionaries around the world. 

Bethel News

Next Sunday, October 5th

we welcome the Soul Patrol Children’s choir as they sing for us in the morning service. We will read from Matthew 18:1-10 and think of Jesus’ call to “become like a child.” In the afternoon we turn to Psalm 29 and seek to offer sincere praise to God as we “Hear God’s voice and respond with our voices.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

It’s time for a new Church Directory!! 

There will be church directory info sheets in your mailboxes TODAY. Please look over your information and make additions or deletions. Cindy & Dana will be available to receive your info sheets; PLEASE DO NOT take them home. If someone is not at church we will take the info sheet out of their church mailbox and contact them. Thank you from the church secretaries!!

As many know, Carina Tenbrinke 

will be going in for surgery for a new Kidney! The surgery is scheduled for October 1st so please pray all goes well! We have set up an online meal planner that anyone can log on to and sign up to cook a meal for their family during recovery. For the month of October we are requesting freezer meals that can be made and delivered anytime to Kristin Westervelt's home, 5033 59th street. Please call 403-789-3743 to set up a time that works best for you to drop off. If you prefer to not use the computer web site you can contact Cora Stol at 403-885-4693. For any other drop off arrangements please talk to Jessica Heidelberg at 403-782-7992. Here is the link to the website: https://mealtrain.com/10823 Thank you all in advance!!!!

Sermon Topic/Text Suggestions

If you still have something you would want me to preach on please place your suggestions in my mailbox. Thanks from Pastor Mike

Second Service Time Survey

Today is the final day to respond to the survey. the Worship Ministry Leadership team meets tomorrow to review the results. Thank you - WMLT

Plan to Protect® Child/Youth Registration and Consent Forms: 

In your mailboxes and located on the table in the foyer you will find two forms. For every Child/Youth (0-17 years) who takes part in any group or study here at Bethel CRC a consent needs to be given for them to take part. On these forms it mentions any medical concerns we need to know about, and asks for consent to use photos for promotional materials (newsletters, Facebook, brochures, etc.) Child forms are used for 0 through 12 years of age and Youth forms for 13 through 17 years of age. A form is needed for every child or youth. Please pick up your forms and once they are completed, place them in the secretaries’ mailbox as soon as possible. Any questions or concerns, please contact Dana van Gyssel.

Bethel Newsletter: 

The autumn season is here and with it comes a new season of Bethel newsletters. We are hoping the congregation will be full of ideas and contributions for this next season. October’s issue will be in your mailboxes on October 5th. Our focus will be Thanksgiving and we look forward to what you have to share with the congregation in this newsletter. Please consider the title page, a story of your life history, a favourite recipe, a poem, or a book review. Perhaps a write up about your particular situation in life and how the congregation has been a blessing, or what we need to learn in order to be a blessing. Please have your piece in to Harriet Luymes of Anita Geldof by September 30th. Our goal is that the newsletters will be informative, interesting, a safe place to share and a way in which we can lift each other up in prayer as the community of Jesus Christ.

Living Members 

will meet at the home of Arnie & Sherry Tenbrinke this evening at 7:30 p.m. Please talk to Sherry for info about where we are in our study book.

Ladies, we are starting our craft days 

again on Saturday, October 4th. We will meet in the fellowship hall, from 10 a.m. till about 3 p.m. Bring whatever craft you are presently working on, or use the opportunity to start a new one. Lunch is provided but feel free to bring some baking to share. Please let Margaret Roolker at 403-782-4506 or Anita Geldof at 403-782-2817 know if you plan to attend so we will know how many we can count with regards to the lunch.

Seniors’ Club 

will commence for another season on Tuesday, October 7th at 9:30 a.m. here at Bethel CRC. This is a social get-together of meditations, refreshments and topics of interest for seniors of all ages. Hope to see you there!

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth: 

Doors will 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.

Young Peoples: 

Attention all grade tens, elevens & twelves! We are going to start Young Peoples again. Come join us at the home of Riley Vandenborn right after the 4 p.m. service next Sunday, October 5th for supper and a social. If you have any questions, feel free to call Gayle Vreugdenhil at 403-782-7548.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

It is time again for Rehoboth’s Annual Membership Campaign. With your membership fee of $10, and any donation you may wish to give, helps Rehoboth to support individuals with disabilities and their families by developing and promoting effective programs and services. Strengthen our profile as a major Christian service provider in Alberta. Promote the needs, rights and abilities of the individuals we serve. The Contact Person for Bethel CRC is Mrs. Sherry Tenbrinke. Please put your completed brochure and membership/donation contribution in her church mailbox or if you prefer send your tax deductible membership fee and donation directly to: Rehoboth Christian Ministries, 3920 – 49 Avenue, Stony Plain, AB, T7Z 2J7 or you can donate online at www.rehoboth.ab.ca Remember to include your full name, address, postal code, email address and the name of the church you attend, for our records. Thank you for your faithful support of Rehoboth Christian Ministries.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Join Life Chain - A Silent, Prayerful Witness to the Truth of Abortion. 

Invest one hour to help save a lifetime. At 2 till 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 4th in Lacombe on Hwy 2A and Woodland Drive. Signs provided at the NoFrills parking lot. Also Sunday, October 5th in Red Deer at 32nd Street, across from Red Deer College. Signs provided at 57th Ave parking lot. For further information please call 403-789-5973 - Red Deer and District Pro-Life.

Central Alberta Christian High School 

invites you to its 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, October 10th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the school located at 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe. There will be an Assembly at 2 p.m. with a school tour and tea to follow. We look forward to celebrating 25 years of God’s faithfulness with you. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. at cachs25years@gmail.com or at the CACHS office at 403-782-4535.

Come celebrate with us! CLAC National Convention Banquet 

will take place Thursday, October 9th. 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 Ave., Edmonton. 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

Join Central Alberta Youth Unlimited 

on Saturday October 25th for a Sweet Evening of Laughter. Comedian David Dean will be delighting the crowd at the Lacombe Memorial Centre, to raise funds to support the youth in our communities. Tickets are $30 each or a table of 8 for $225, and are available at www.cayu.ca or by calling 403-789-2298. Get your tickets early or you may miss out!”

PERSECUTED CHURCH

The body of Christ in the Near East is facing the most turbulent times in our history. War in Syria, fighting in Iraq, violent eruptions in Lebanon, the rise of ISIS across the region, the displacement and fleeing of innocent victims from city to city and country to country. These are the most turbulent times, but at the same time, God is showing His mercy and love in amazing ways! Surprising numbers of people are desperately seeking Him, calling on His name, walking into churches and attending evangelical Bible Studies to find the only truth we can hold on to. Pray for the persecuted church, for believers to stand strong in the midst of these times. Pray specifically for leaders in the church. Pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit on believers to be obedient in all things, specifically to "go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit", for Jesus himself said, "surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20. Praise God for the unityHe is establishing in His Church, pray that the unity will be strengthened even more in this time.

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