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2014-12-28 December 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.

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

Upcoming Services

There is no evening service today as we gather on Wednesday evening, December 31st for our New Year’s Eve service and Thursday, January 1st for our New Year’s day service.

Wednesday, December 31st we gather in the fellowship hall at 7:00 pm to offer our thanks to God for his gracious presence with us throughout the year 2014. It will be a service of sharing stories. Please come ready to share with each other.

Thursday, January 1st we gather in worship at 10:30 a.m. to begin the New Year with our God and each other. We will read from Philippians 3 as it directs us to “Strain towards what is ahead.”

Next Sunday January 4, 2015, Pastor Rick Abma will lead our worship. Pastor Mike has a Sunday off. There will not be an evening service on January 4th.

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

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 YOUTH

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!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Calvinist Cadet Corps 

is thankful for the dedicated service Dick Broene has provided for over 30 years as our executive director. Now, as he is retiring in 2015, we are having a celebration for Dick on January 9, 2015, beginning at 7 PM. It will be held at Plymouth Heights Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. If you want to join us for this celebration, please let us know you're coming with an RSVP to info@calvinistcadets.org or by calling 616-241-5616, ext 3027. If you can't attend, notes may also be sent to the email address listed here.

Evolution, Sin, and Redemption--An Evening With Dr. Loren Haarsma--Thursday, January 15 at 7:30 pm at the King's University. 

CRC Campus Ministry, in partnership with the King's University and Inglewood CRC, invites you to a presentation by Calvin College Physics professor, Dr. Loren Haarsma. As modern science sheds more light on human origins, the questions of the historicity of Adam and Eve and original sin are generating much discussion in our denomination. In his presentation, Dr. Haarsma will summarize both the scientific evidence and the main points of Christian tradition around humans as God's image-bearers, the human soul, and original sin. He will also discuss several competing scenarios for harmonizing long-standing Christian doctrines with recent scientific discoveries. This is a free public event. For more information contact Rick VanManen at rpvanmanen@ualberta.ca or visit the CRC Campus ministry Facebook page.

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