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2014-12-21 December 21 Bulletin


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.

Our family of the week is Pete & Cora Hoekstra along with Diana at King’s University in Edmonton. Please keep them in your daily prayers this week, thanking God for them and the work they do in our church and remembering their other children; David in Ottawa, Michelle & Rob de Regt and Stephanie & Joe Thalen.

We are thankful that Mrs. Lea Dykstra is feeling a little better and was even sitting up in a wheel chair this week.

Our condolences go out to Alice Scholing and the family with the death of her brother Tom Buist last week Sunday. May God comfort the family in this time of sadness.

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. 

Dear Bethel Church Family,

What a joy it is to be with you all to celebrate the birth of our Saviour! In addition to the precious gift of salvation that is ours through faith in Jesus, we further rejoice in the fellowship of the Body of believers. We are encouraged to see God working in and through each of you according to the gifts He has given you. As we are made aware of God’s blessings during the Christmas season and look ahead to a new year, we want to thank you for the unique blessing each of you is in our lives. Each of you is a special brother or sister with whom we are united through our Saviour whose birth we are now celebrating. In the coming days, we will be praying for you to know the presence of the Lord in a special way as you rejoice in the remembrance of His birth and the anticipation of His second coming. May His peace be upon you all!

In the joy of His salvation, Mark, Selina, Luke, and Levi Patterson

Reminder: World Renew - Tap in to The Power to Put Things Right with World Renew this Christmas. 

God’s power became visible in His son, Jesus Christ, at Christmas. You can give a powerful gift to someone in need this Christmas through something as small as a baby chick or as big as clean water for a whole community. Find these and other empowering items in the World Renew gift catalog available online at worldrenewgifts.net or by calling 1-800-333-8300.


*Local Church: Hospital Chaplain Pastor Dale Fallon

*Classis Alberta North: West End CRC in Edmonton and Pastor Bob DeMoor

*Denominational: Christian Reformed Home Missions: University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus

Pray for campus pastor Sam Gutierrez as he invests in new student leaders this school year. Pray for students who are encouraged to attend Wellspring Christian Fellowship worship services and connect with local service projects.

Community Christmas Dinner – Volunteers: 

We could still use volunteers for clean-up on Christmas Day. We would need you from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Please talk to Cora Hoekstra at 403-782-5107 if you are willing to help out.

Community Chr/istmas Dinner – Desserts: 

Are you willing to donate a bucket of cream puffs? Please let Cora Hoekstra know if you can help out in this way.

Cadets will be collecting bottles and batteries 

on January 3, 2015. It will take place at Alen Scholing’s potato storage. Take Hwy 12 east of Lacombe past Pentagon Farm Centre to 34th St. Go 4.5 km south. It is on the west side of the road. If you can drop them off there between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. that would be great. If you need them picked up please call Grant Zuidhof at 403-896-2856. Thank you.

Bethel Newsletter

2014 is drawing to a close – already. For the newsletter team, this means looking at the New Year – already. Harriet Luymes and Anita Geldof have been working each month to produce a newsletter for the Bethel congregation. This newsletter was meant to be an informative and fun-to-read publication. We have encouraged the congregation as a whole, as Ministry Leadership Teams, and as individuals to help make this possible by providing items that might be included so we could be informed about, pray for, rejoice with, and encourage one another. Honestly, this hasn’t been working out all that well. We find that we are simply reproducing much of what is in the bulletin already, aside from regular updates from our missionaries and a few faithful writers. So, we have decided to let the newsletter rest. It is our plan to produce a quarterly, seasonal publication for the year of 2015. Please watch for bulletin announcements regarding the first publication of 2015. Harriet and Anita


Attention all youth and the 2015 Mission Team:

It’s Chicken pickin’ time again at the Van Stryland’s on December 30th at 2 p.m. Please keep that date open and come out for a great fund-raising time!


Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Christmas at Sea project this year. The response was overwhelming, and as a result many seafarers will be encouraged by your thoughtfulness and will be pointed to the reason for our celebration, Jesus Christ, the Saviour. On behalf of the Ministry to Seafarers and everyone who will be a recipient of the gifts you helped provide, "Thank You!" May your Christmas be a joyful celebration of our Saviour’s birth. Ernst Devries, Chaplain, Ministry to Seafarers.


A Community Christmas Eve Event

On Wednesday, December 24th, Wolf Creek Community Church is organizing a community Christmas presentation at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. This year’s theme is “Gifts” and will include drama, music and storytelling that will bring the Christmas story to life. This is an event that everyone can enjoy as the community of Lacombe comes together to celebrate the season in a new and fresh way. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., admission is free & refreshments will be served. Encourage your family, friends and neighbours to come and see what “Gifts” are all about!

"The annual "Community Christmas Dinner" 

will be held at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on December 25th from noon till 2:00 p.m. The doors will close at 3:00 p.m. Anyone who would like to have a home cooked dinner on Christmas Day is welcome to attend. There will also be songs and games as we celebrate Jesus' birth. Dinner is free of charge. For more information call Neighborhood Place at 403-782-0886 or Bethel Christian Reformed Church at 403-782-6400.

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