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2014-11-09 November 9 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.

Walter and Ella Land will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary this week and we praise the Lord with them for His gracious love and care over the past 50 years. We thank Walter and Ella for the gifts and talents they have shared with our church family, for all the years of dedicated service and support for various ministries here at Bethel. We congratulate them on this anniversary and present them with flowers today from their church family.

I would like to thank everyone for your cards, visits & prayers following my surgery. Thank you so much. Willie Stebner

Mrs. Els Ebens had another heart attack and was taken to Lacombe hospital for treatment. She is doing well and was able to return to her home at Royal Oak on Monday.

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, November 16th

We welcome our area Cadets to our service and are challenged by their theme this year: “Branded in Christ” from Deuteronomy 6:5. In the evening we take one of the “Suggested Sermon Themes” and read from Romans 5:8-11, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 and the confidence that “We are reconciled to God in Jesus Christ.” The question is, if we are reconciled why do we still pray for forgiveness? Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Operation Christmas Child:

If you have shoeboxes, or still want to fill one, the deadline to return them is Sunday November 16th . Please place them under the mailboxes. They will be dropped off in Red Deer that day to be shipped to their recipients. Thank you for participating in this ministry.

Attention TNY Parents! 

We as leaders would like to contact our students via email. We however do not have consent from many of you. Please pop into the classroom this Tuesday night to review you consent form. You as a parent will be cc’d with all correspondence that we will sending out. If you have any questions about this, contact Dana as soon as possible.

Ladies, you are welcome to join us at Coffee Break 

this week, November 12th at 9:00 a.m for a potluck breakfast and afterwards for a video and discussion. In the video "Not of This World " Lisa Chan examines living with an eternal perspective. What does it look like to love our neighbour, but not to love the world and everything in it? Join us for an authentic conversation about God's Word as we explore the spiritual practices and truths of living life in Christ.

Plan to Protect®:

I am still waiting for a few child/youth consent forms. I will be handing out new forms for those who haven’t responded yet. If you receive a new form please fill it out as soon as possible. For the Pre-School, the parents will have to leave the sanctuary after the morning children’s message to sign them in. Please make sure while you are picking up your child you sign them out! Tuesday Nite Youth and Cadets is still in need of Hall Monitors. This includes walking the hallways during our instruction time. We are asking our parents to step up and take a turn to fill a spot and contribute to this fine youth ministry opportunity. For more information and/or to sign up contact Dana van Gyssel as soon as possible.

Dutch Cheese Orders Are Back! 

Once again Bethel GEMS are taking orders in support of their programming. You will find an order form in your mailbox, so please place your form into Wannetta Brander’s mailbox by November 23rd. The orders will be ready for pickup from church on December 7th. Thank you for your support!

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Peoples 

will be meeting right after the evening service tonight at Pat Bouwman’s home for a social. If you have any questions call Gayle at 403-597-8779.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

will meet this coming Tuesday, November 11th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will be open at 7 p.m.

Youth Mission Trip 2015:

The next Youth Mission trip meeting is this Wednesday, November 12th at 7:30 pm. We expect everyone to be there as we will be planning the Sinterklaas Bazaar fundraiser. Any questions please call Gerry 403-782-4170 or Trudy 403-782-7378.

Youth Changed By God: 

A worship filled evening led by the youth of Lacombe with speaker Mary Eggink. Bring your friends and a food bank donation. All ages are welcome and be prepared to be changed by God!! The evening will be at Wolf Creek Community Church on November 23rd at 7 p.m. For more information contact any of your youth leaders here at Bethel.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Central Alberta Christian High School 

is having their annual fall drive from November 9th to December 14th. You should be receiving an information sheet today and you will be contacted by phone by a canvasser in your area. If you don’t contact please call Wendy at the school at 403-782-4535 or you may send your donation directly to the school at 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1G7 : Attention Wendy Barnes. Please consider this fall drive prayerfully.

Canadian Food Grains Bank Fall meeting 

will take place at the Living Stones Church (2020-40 Ave Red Deer) on November 13th. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Dinner & Fellowship at 6 – 9 p.m. Please RSVP by November 6th to Terence Barg at 780-621-6767 or Andre Visscher at 403-818-2315, or email us at alberta@foodgrainsbank.ca

Come! Learn! How we as Christians can make a difference in Canada! 

On Tuesday, November 18th at Parkland Reformed Church at 7:00 p.m. Red Deer & District Pro-Life invites you to their Annual General Meeting. At 8:00 p.m. ARPA Canada (Association for Reformed Political Action) invites you to “Canada in 2020: Still a Land Glorious and Free?” Do Canadian Christians have 2020 vision? They ought to. In just the last year, euthanasia was legalized, our prostitution law was struck down, and Christians are told that they may not practice law if they join a community committed to God’s standards for sexuality. These recent developments give Christians reason for concern over the future of our nation and for our freedom to live out our faith. ARPA’s André Schutten (legal counsel), Mark Penninga (executive director), and Bruce DeBoer (Grassroots Coordinator) will discuss the near future of Canada, and what we need to focus on today for the sake of the next generation. If you have questions please call Val at 403-789-7787.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Iraq

"Islamic State" has been seizing territory throughout Iraq in its attempt to set up an Islamic caliphate. In the cities and towns they conquer, the remaining Christians are given an ultimatum: convert to Islam, pay a tax to remain in the area, abandon their homes permanently, or be killed. The vast majority of these Christ-followers have fled for Kurdish controlled areas, but even there they are far from safe due to the overcrowded living conditions, lack of adequate resources, and risk of life-threatening illness. Please pray that churches in the Kurdistan region will be equipped to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the refugees. Pray for unity among the congregations there. Ask that the Holy Spirit will move throughout this crisis, impacting the region, country and the entire Middle East. Pray for the militants that there be confusion and disagreement within their ranks and that the group's financial resources will be cut off. May God grant wisdom to the government of Kurdistan region as they govern amid this crisis and defend the region.

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