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2014-10-12 October 12 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 Doreen Kits as she celebrates her birthday tomorrow. Wishing you a wonderful day filled with our Lord’s richest blessings!

We give thanks that Paul Prins’ shoulder replacement surgery went well and trust that in the weeks of recovery he can feel a definite improvement.

Bill Noordhof was operated on this week to repair his broken shoulder. He is responding well and we trust in God’s gracious care as he recovers.

Carina Tenbrinke is responding well to her new kidney and was able to leave the hospital though she needs to stay in Edmonton. We give thanks for God’s blessing that all is progressing as we had hoped and prayed.

Ed Moller (Dana van Gyssel’s father) continues to be in Red Deer hospital. Progress has been evident but some complications have risen in the last few days. He is experiencing some pain and the cause isn’t known. An item of praise from the family this past week is that Ed and Sally celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary. For this we are very thankful! Thank you for your prayers, from the Moller family.

We express our condolences to Brad and Erin Lewin with the death of Erin’s grandmother this past Tuesday in the Oregon. She was 102 years old. The funeral is this weekend. May God comfort in his grace as the family lays her to rest.

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. 

As many know, Carina Tenbrinke had surgery for a new Kidney on October 1st. 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!!!!

Dear Bethel Family,

What a joy it has been to be back here with all of you for a while! It is very encouraging for us to see you serving one another, loving one another, and seeking to be Jesus’ hands and feet in the community; and we hope in some small way to be able to come alongside you in the work that God is doing here in Lacombe. Just as “the LORD delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love” (Psalm 147:11), we also say of “the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.” (Psalm 16:3) During our time here, in addition to reconnecting with family and friends, we are taking some courses in the areas of theology and counseling in the hope that we will be better equipped for our planned return to China in February. Even while here in Canada, we have had continuing opportunities to be involved in the lives of Chinese friends as we keep in touch with students in China as well as some who are currently studying in North America. We’ve even had the opportunity to befriend a Chinese family that we met through the Circle of Friends supper at Bethel! Our desire during our time here is to be a blessing to the Bethel community as you have been such a blessing to us over the years. If there is any way in which we can pray for you or otherwise serve you, please let us know!

In His peace - Mark, Selina, Luke, and Levi Patterson

Bethel News

Next Sunday, October 19th 

we welcome Missionary Mark Patterson to lead our worship in both services. Pastor Mike has a Classical Appointment (both services - 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.) in First CRC Edmonton.

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

Thank you for the wonderful response of handing in your forms. There are a few left to receive yet. Those who are needed to hand them in will be contacted to do so. Slowly but surely the process of signing in and out/attendance will be implemented. For the Pre-School, the parents will have to leave the sanctuary after the morning children’s message to sign them in. It only takes a few minutes, and after the first number of Sundays it will be second nature. We will start this procedure TODAY. Thank you! Dana van Gyssel

Plan to Protect® 

To comply with our safe church policy, Tuesday Nite Youth and possibly Cadets are in need of Hall Monitors. This includes walking the hallways during our instruction time. It’s for 1.5 hr. on Tuesdays and for Cadets it could be 2 hours every other Wednesday evenings. We are asking our parents to step up and take a turn, there is enough parents to fill a spot and contribute to these fine youth ministry evenings. For more information and/or to sign up contact Dana van Gyssel as soon as possible.

Monday night Bible study 

at the home of Brad & Erin Lewin will be starting up again on October 20th. We meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. This year we will be studying the book of Daniel. Please join us. Contact Brad or Erin at 403-789-7995 if you’d like more information.

A new Cadet year is about to begin! 

Boys in grade 4-9 are invited to come out for Bible lessons, badges, projects, and outings! Our first meeting and registration will be October 22nd from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Parents please come inside and fill out registration/consent forms. For more information contact: Grant Zuidhof 403 782-4002.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth 

will be held on Tuesday, October 14th. Doors open at 7 and we start at 7:30 p.m. sharp!

Junior High Youth

We will be going to the Kraay Family Farm – Lacombe Corn Maze, on Friday, October 17th. We will meet there at 6:30 and stay till 9:30 pm. If you can come, please pick up a permission sheet and get it filled out ASAP. Deposit them in Debby van Iperen’s mailbox TODAY!! You may bring friends but I need their Permission sheets signed as well! The cost is $12.50 per person to be paid at the maze (there are coupons in the SUTP books). Snacks and Drinks will be provided. Dress Warm! I need an adult male chaperone yet for this outing so if a dad can come please let me know. For more info, please talk to Debby van Iperen at 403-782-0899.

Youth Mission Trip: 

On Wednesday, October 15th there will be an information meeting to see if we have enough people interested in going on a youth mission trip. This trip would happen during spring break 2015 and is open to all high school students. To complete a team we require at least 10 youth and 4 adult leaders. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. and we will meet downstairs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Gerry 403-782-4170 or Trudy 403-782-7378.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Called To Do Justice

but what does this mean and how well do we do it? Learn more from Steven van de Hoef as he leads a workshop about the Justice and Faith project of the CRC at the Day of Encouragement. Also how well do we understand the justice issues of our aboriginal neighbours? In the TRUTH & RECONCILIATION workshop participate in the Blanket Exercise - a tool which literally walks you through aboriginal history from point of contact to the present. These are two workshops at this year's Day of Encouragement, Nov. 8th at The King's University. Look for brochures in your church or at www.diaconalministries.com. For more info contact NADC: 780-819-7488 or yournadc@gmail.com .

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fraser Campbell – Live at Woodynook CRC! 

Hear award-winning recording artist and dynamic worship leader Fraser Campbell on his "Light Up the Night" Canadian tour at Woody Nook CRC! From Victoria, BC, Fraser and his band combine rock, electronic, dance, and Celtic sounds that will pull you out of the pew. Young, old, and in-between, don't miss this night of passionate praise, irresistible energy, musical ingenuity, and sincere worship. Friday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. – FREE ADMISSION (a freewill offering will be taken). For more about Fraser Campbell, visit frasercampbellmusic.com. For more about Woody Nook CRC, visit wncrc.ca.

The Lacombe Seniors' Club 

is planning a Fall Day trip for Friday, October 24th. Highlites include Rundle's Mission - a historical site at Mission Beach on Pigeon Lake, lunch & shopping at The Village at Pigeon Lake and the Breton & District Historical Museum, a tour through the beautiful country side and lots of fun & fellowship. Cost for the day is $55 per person, payable on the bus. All coffees, lunch, tours & the bus are included. To sign up please call Dorothy Meindersma at 403-782-2620 by October 14th.

CACHS Alumni Competitive Volleyball Tournament: 

Advance notice: This year’s tournament will be held December 19th & 20th. If you know of any alumni not living locally that would be interested in this competition please inform them so they can plan ahead. If you have any questions please phone Mel @ 403-782-1855, Colleen @ 403-885-4388, or email schee@albertahighspeed.net

Break Forth Canada 

will be happening in Edmonton at the Edmonton EXPO Centre (everything under one roof!) from January 30th to February 1st, 2015. Super Early Bird registration ends on November 18th. Check out the Break Forth pamphlets in the foyer for more information.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Sudan

Five lawyers who defended Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian woman who was sentenced to death for apostasy, have been accused of tarnishing "the image of Sudan by allowing human rights organizations to put pressure on the government." On September 15th they were prohibited from leaving the country and face the possibility of having their licenses revoked. Since Meriam's death penalty was overturned in June, the lawyers have received threats from extremist groups accusing them of being "un-Islamic." The lawyers are not followers of Jesus, but willingly defend Christians and other minorities in Sudan. Remember these five lawyers in prayer; pray they will be free to continue serving Christians and other minorities. Also, please keep in prayer Meriam and her family as they continue to adapt to their new life in the United States. May the Lord use them in a powerful way to extend His Kingdom purposes both here in the West and in Sudan.

OCTOBER 12TH SCHEDULE

Offering: Mission support for Mark & Selina Patterson

Ushers: Craig Van Stryland & Ken Salomons

Lift Operator: Walter Land

Sound: a.m. Travis Tenbrinke

PowerPoint: a.m. Dylan Tenbrinke

Greeters: Ralph & Pauline Bos, Ina Jackson & Carol De Waal

Coffee: Roger & Anita Swier, Brad & Erin Lewin, Jan & Cootje Voorbij

Nursery: M.O.M. Gayle Vreugdenhil
a.m. Ina Jackson, Don Wildeboer, Russell Ebens, Brooklyn Wildeboer

Preschool teacher & helper:
3 & 4 year olds:
Judy Hazelhoff & Hannah van Iperen
4 & 5 year olds: Jolyn Rodenburg & Hailey Wildeboer

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