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2015-08-30 August 30 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.

Congratulations to Rosanne & Steven Vandyk as they were married on Saturday, August 29th in Red Deer. Wishing you many years of happiness and love as our Lord continues to bless you together.

Happy Birthday to Eleanor Wildeboer as she celebrates this Friday. May our Lord richly bless you on your special day and into your new year!

Do remember those who are unable to worship regularly with us: please keep Jenny Bajema, Albert & Tilly Biel, Klaas Boskers, Gerry Doornenbal, Lea Dykstra, Lillian Mercier, Ernie Stebner and Grace Vander Veen in your prayers.

Pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, September 6th 

We will look at John 10:10 in the morning where it talks about the “Abundant Life.” Pastor Mike will lead both the morning & evening services.

Youth Retreat 2015: 

It’s that time of year again when our youth will meet together for a time of fun, fellowship & encouragement with their leaders. We are looking for food donations to help keep costs down. Please look at the grocery list in your church mailbox for required food items. Call Harriet at 403-782-2572 before September 9th if you wish to donate any food items or money to help purchase groceries. Thank you!

Treasure Seekers 

are invited to a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning, September 20th at 9:30 a.m. All students in grades 3-6 as well as the grade 7 students who attended TS last season are invited. Come for some good food and fellowship and "cash" in all the points that were earned during the 2014-15 season. Please RSVP to Ann Wildeboer 403-782-2061 or awildeboer@xplornet.com

Teachers/facilitators/helpers are needed for the Treasure Seekers program. 

If you don't mind taking notes during the sermon and enjoy working with youth then you might want to prayerfully consider volunteering to discuss the sermon with Grade 3-6 students (classes are about 8 students) after the preaching on Sunday mornings. You may contact Ann at 403-782-2061 if you have any questions or would like more information; we would like to start the program on September 20th with a pancake breakfast, but need teachers to continue this exciting program for our students.

In your some mailboxes last week you found a request form to have a police criminal record check done. You received one because you had one done and it needs to be updated. If you volunteer here at Bethel a criminal record check and a vulnerable sector check is required for all who are 16 years and older. Could you please, at your convenience, go to the nearest police station in your area and start the process. If you choose to do this online, we can proceed this way instead. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at the church Wednesdays and Fridays or any evening. Dana van Gyssel

Living Members Summer Social 

will be at Arnie & Sherry Tenbrinke’s home after the evening service today, August 30th. Please use driveway 41219 Range Road 25-5.


Bethel Youth Retreat 2015: 

To all youth in grades 7-12. It is time for the Bethel Youth Retreat September 11th to 13th. Come out for a weekend full of relaxation, good conversation and great food! Ron DeVries will be our special guest, his topic is NOT A FAN - Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Christ. Bring a friend and your bibles. Consent forms are located on the back table or from Gayle. Deadline for registration is September 6th, please hand them back to Gayle with your $40 payment. For more information, contact any of the Bethel youth leaders.

Campus Ministry Kick-off BBQ on Sunday, September 13th 

Are you coming to the U of A this fall? Are you a young adult looking for a welcoming and thoughtful Christian community? You’re invited to a free campus ministry kick-off BBQ on Sunday, September 13th at 2 p.m. at 9019-149 Street in Edmonton. Meet some new people, greet old friends, and find out more about the U of A campus ministry. For more info contact Rick at rpvanmanen@ualberta.ca.


Protecting people from Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide are part of PRO-LIFE. 

As you may know, on February 06, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada’s assisted suicide law, giving Parliament one year to replace it. This year the Canadian Parliament will form new laws that decide:

When should medical help be given?

When should it be taken away?

Should patients be given lethal doses of medicine if they ask for it?

Should medical help include lethal doses without patient’s consent?

Please read the information provided in your mailbox about this issue. We also urge you to SIGN THE POSTCARD and mail it to your MP requesting more time be given to this issue. No postage is necessary, simply fill in your name & address and then mail it! See Judy Hazelhoff for Red Deer Pro-Life issues. Thank you.

Are you looking for a Change? 

If you: have excellent Customer Service skills, phone mannerisms and office experience; bring excitement and enthusiasm to a job; work well in a team environment; have good computer skills and are knowledgeable in the Microsoft platform; are self-motivated and a self-starter; are able to multi-task; are organized and have excellent communication skills, then this job could be for you! The Alberta Training Centre located in the Edmonton Regional Christian Labour Association of Canada office is looking to hire a permanent full-time Booking Specialist: Duties include: develop and maintain a positive relationship with signatory employers; manage, organize and update all relevant data; develop and maintain a positive relationship with third party training providers; Actively locates, registers, and confirms learners into training courses as requested by the members or signatory employer; Ensures all source documents and forms are accurately filled out and electronically filed in the appropriate location; Processes payments for services or products offered. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit resumes to Angela Katers at akaters@clac.ca. Closing date for accepting resumes is September 4, 2015.

The “KEYS to Young Parenting” program 

is a court recognized, free, 10 week course that provides a confidential, supportive, and non-judgmental atmosphere to learn basic life and parenting skills. We are based on the “Nobody’s Perfect” program from Health Canada. KEYS is designed for parents up to the age of 25 that need support with parenting or intervention with child apprehension. We do provide free childcare and transportation to and from the program. As well, this is a great opportunity for building social support with peers of similar circumstances.

KEYS is offered two times a year and our fall session begins Wednesday, September 23rd. We are currently booking intakes and registrations for the upcoming class, however class space is limited to 10 participants. Call 403-343-1611 to pre-register.



Police have pressured five orphans to write scathing reports against Pastor Sergei Rychagov. Based on these statements police has pressed charges against the pastor. The judge ruled that he had violated laws by holding unauthorized religious meetings, proselytizing, and teaching religious beliefs without religious education and permission from central authority: fine $3,675 U.S. Local Christians claim that the government has engaged in illegal practices and put forth dishonest charges. Contrary to the government's claim, the pastor has a religious education and his church is officially registered. Remember Pastor Sergei and his congregation in prayer. Pray for the church in Uzbekistan. Let's also pray that the accusers will come to repentance and the acknowledgement of Jesus as their Saviour. Intercede on behalf of the orphans who were forced to write the accusatory statements.

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