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2014-10-19 October 19 Bulletin

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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.

Bill Noordhof was able to return home again as he continues to recover from his shoulder operation.

We remember John & Dana van Gyssel and their family with the passing of Dana’s father, Ed Moller this past Tuesday, October 14th at the age of 66 years. We pray for God’s comfort and peace to them in this time of sorrow.

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. You can also 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!!!!

Bethel News

Next Sunday, October 26th

we read from Luke 15:25-32 and are confronted with the older son who is filled with resentment. Do you struggle with resentment? In the afternoon we will have the “Prayer of Jacob” – wrestling with God. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Highlights from the Council Executive meeting of October 15th:

1. Reviewed minutes of all Ministry Leadership Teams

2. Set the agenda for full council meeting on October 22nd

3. Reviewed proposed Bethel budget for 2015

4. We sent council recommendation for candidacy for Charles Van Hoffen

A covenant is an unshakable promise.

Learn about the covenant promises God makes to Noah, to Abraham, to His people at Mount Sinai, and to us through Jesus, the Lord's Supper, and the Holy Spirit. Join us as we begin a new WE Series, “The Unshakable Promise” on Sunday, November 2, 2014 @ 4:00p.m. We will conclude the event with a potluck supper. Please bring a main dish and a salad. The Fellowship Ministry Team will provide dessert.

Today you will find this year’s World Hunger Family Devotional

in your church mailbox. This 15 Day Devotional has something for every member of the family. It is designed to be used each day from today until World Hunger Sunday which will be on November 2nd. Although our church does not use the Peter Fish banks you can still follow that part of the devotional and bring your family’s offerings to church on November 2nd. The people of the CRC have been fighting World Hunger through World Renew for 35 years! Please join in & check out the World Renew app on the back of the devotional.

From the Deacons: 

We thank all of you for your generous donations of items for the Lacombe Food Bank last week. About 503 lbs. of food and sundries were donated to the Lacombe Food Bank, which will feed approximately 20 people for a month. Great is God's faithfulness to us and through us it extends into our community.

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

Thank you for the wonderful response of handing in your forms. 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. 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 evening. We are asking our parents to step up and take a turn 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.

Bethel Newsletter

Time to work on the November edition. Please have your contributions in to either Harriet Luymes or Anita Geldof by October 28th so we can put the next newsletter together for November 2nd. We look forward to receiving contributions from the congregation and we encourage you to think about ways that you can help to make the monthly newsletter informative and fun to read. We hope to hear from some of the various groups as they begin their new seasons. And we hope some of the creative folks in our congregation, whether in art, or writing will take the initiative to contribute. A great way to be informed so we can support, encourage and pray for one another as we live and work.

Operation Christmas Child boxes 

have been placed in the foyer. Help yourself to as many as you want to fill. There are pamphlets inside each box with labels and instructions on filling the box. Any shoebox is acceptable to be filled. Please place the filled boxes under the church mailboxes by November 16th. Thank you!

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. to 9 p.m. Parents please come inside and fill out registration/consent forms. Dues are $ 35. For more information contact: Grant Zuidhof 403 782-4002.


Tuesday Nite Youth 

will be held on Tuesday, October 21st at 7:30 p.m. sharp!

Young Peoples 

will be meeting next Sunday, October 26th at the home of Kyle Scholing after the 4 p.m. service. Please bring your Bibles. If you have any questions, contact Gayle at 403-597-8779.

Youth Mission Trip 2015: 

This spring break a Youth Mission trip is being planned to Victoria, B.C. The group would participate in the Urban Outreach-Mission Adventures program at Y.W.A.M. Victoria. The dates are Friday, March 27th to Saturday, April 4th, 2015 and the cost will be under $650. We have some youth and leaders interested in this trip. Would you like to join us? (Grade 10 and up.) Please call Gerry at 403-782-4170 or Trudy at 403-782-7378 for more information.


Highlights of Classis Alberta North meeting of October 15th & 16th, 2014.

  1. Church planter Aaron Au sustained an excellent interview and was affirmed as a “Commissioned Pastor” for “The Avenue” church.
  2. Youth Ministry Coordinator Ron DeVries had a fine evaluation of his work among us. He stressed that we keep the work of youth ministry front and center.
  3. Pastor Karen Norris was approved as Chaplain at Stollery Children’s Hospital.
  4. Classis approved the 2015 budget of $407,066.00
  5. Pastor Harold VanderSluis accepted the call to Barrhead CRC.
  6. NAIT has requested our Campus Chaplain Rick Van Manen begin work there.

There were many other encouraging reports and both Henry and myself felt very blessed to hear all that God is doing through our denomination here in Northern Alberta.

Delegates: Elder Henry Eisses and Pastor Mike

Living as the Family of God: 

At this year's Day of Encouragement, family at all levels is the focus. "Emotionally Healthy Families", is a workshop looking at immediate families, "If The Church Is A Family Then __________", explores the image of church as family, and "God Sets The Lonely In Families" spot lights the role of family in international community development. Join us for the Day of Encouragement, November 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


Calling all athletes of the world to the 2014 Central AB Christian High School Olympics 

November 7th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the CACHS Olympic Stadium (Gym). All the greatest nations will be there as the world comes together in friendly competition and fundraising. A fantastic opening and closing ceremony, Olympic Dinner, live and silent auction and many other Olympic things will be happening in the Olympic Village all led by one of the world’s most decorated Athletes of our time, Swen Dorfson, the legendary Swedish Luger (aka Gery Schubert). All athletes or groups of athletes are encouraged to attend this fundraising event dressed in their countries’ traditional costumes or in the best winter Olympic gear (ski outfit, sweaters, wooden shoes, hockey jersey, lederhosen, sombrero etc.) Athlete registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments, silent and live auction viewing and mingling with all the other athletes from around the world. Come out for an evening of fun and entertainment. The evening will start with a silent auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with Dinner starting at 7:30 p.m. The evening’s entertainment begins at 9:00 pm. Donations can be dropped off by noon on Friday November 7th at the school. See You there! Tickets are $35 and available from the school at 403-782-4535 or Donna Vandenborn at 403-782-9993. 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.



Several Christian villages were attacked by Fulani militants and Boko Haram; 12 people were killed, 40 people were abducted, a number of them were Christians. Earlier in September, a group of bishops called the government to do more to protect the lives and properties of citizens. Pray for those who are injured or mourning the loss of a loved one. Pray also for those who were abducted. May the witness of faithful Christians in Nigeria serve as a powerful testimony to the members of Boko Haram, so that these militants may repent and come to faith in Jesus. Pray that God will grant wisdom to Nigeria's church leaders and governmental authorities.

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