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2015-09-06 September 6 Bulletin


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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.

Congratulations to Grace Vander Veen (our oldest member at 107!), Teena Stol & Eleanor Merkus with the celebration of their birthdays on September 9th. May God bless each of you on your special day and in the year to come!

Congratulations to Steven & Taylor Krause (Duckett) who were married yesterday. May God bless you as you go forward in your life together.

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. 

PRAYER ITEMS

Local Church: 

Lacombe Pentecostal - Pastor Mark Running

Classical Ministry: 

Youth Ministry Consultant - Ron De Vries

Denominational: 

World Renew: High River flooding - It has been two years since High River, Alberta, was devastated by flooding that forced thousands of people from their homes. Praise God for the volunteers, prayer support, and financial support World Renew received throughout the High River response to help families in need. Please pray for guidance in finalizing home reconstruction projects and bringing World Renew’s response to a close.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, September 13th 

We welcome Pastor Henry Wildeboer to lead in worship in the morning. In the afternoon at 4:00 p.m. we have Ron De Vries leading the service as our youth return from their annual retreat.

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 home 403-782-2572 or on her cell at 403-357-7617 before September 9th, if you wish to donate any food items or money to help purchase groceries. Thank you!

From the custodians: 

We request that when moving the round white tables in the fellowship hall that they be lifted and not dragged across the carpet as they leave black marks. Also, please do not block the storage cupboard by the piano with tables. Thank you!

Sound people needed 

we are in need of persons to help run the sound system, especially in conjunction with the worship teams. There is no experience necessary because you will receive training. If this interests you please talk to Wayne Bouwman.

Coffee Break/Story Hour 

begins again on Wednesday, September 16th from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. In response to the Spring Evaluation we will start with studying "A Women and Her World". We look forward to seeing you and a friend for this weekly time of encouragement and growing closer to God each day.

Plan to Protect® 

It’s that time of year again, youth and child registration time! In your mailboxes you will find a form for each of your teens and or children. One form per student and covers all programs here at Bethel. These are not permission forms for an activity but a form stating that they are involved in our programs. They do ask for permission for your child/teen to be photographed for newsletters, social media etc. For the youth form if even asks for permission to contact your teen through email. Please take a moment to study the document. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Dana. Please note if your child/teen is involved in many programs I only need the one form for all.

Plan to Protect® 

Our first online criminal record check has been done and delivered to Bethel. According to the online user, it’s pretty painless and straight forward. If you would rather do your record check online or would like more information on the process please contact Dana for more information.

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.

BETHEL YOUTH

Bethel Youth Retreat 2015: All forms/monies are due today. 

Please make sure you contact any of the youth leaders if you have any questions as soon as possible. To all attendees: Make sure you have been fed and watered before we leave. We do not feed you supper Friday night!

Bethel Cadets: 

We are scheduled to do a fundraiser on Saturday, September 19th with September 26th as our weather alternate. We will be cleaning ditches alongside Hwy 11 close to the Joffre Plant. Please meet at Bethel at 8 a.m. then we will travelling to the Joffree plant for instruction. Lunch will be provided, and then we are planning to blast off some rockets at Art & Judy Hazelhoff's. For more information please contact Grant Zuidhof.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Central Alberta Christian High School 

is seeking an enthusiastic, organized and well connected individual to promote our school. This position is 8 hours per week, preferably spread over 2 days. Please send resume or further inquiries to either Dean Den Oudsten (ddenoudsten@gmail.com) or Mel Brandsma (mbrandsma@cachs.ca). Please check the poster in the foyer for complete details.

Kings University 

September announcements are here and posted on the foyer and youth bulletin boards.

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.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Mexico’s 

appearance on the World Watch List is explained mainly by the progression of organized crime in the country and the recording of more violent incidents targeting Christians. Criminal organizations and drug cartels have targeted Christians because they view churches as revenue centers (extortions) and because churches support programs for the rehabilitation of drug addicts and alcoholics. Local communities in the southern states of Mexico are led by the indigenous traditional law of “uses and customs” to force all community members into a homogenous lifestyle. As soon as community members accept a different religion, the law of “uses and customs” becomes the noose that threatens their very existence. Please pray: For the reduction of organized crime and for the government to use all of its resources to bring criminals to justice. For the indigenous people in the municipality of Chiapas who have been driven out of their homes and are targets of discrimination. Praise God for the release of several Christians from prison who have served approximately 17 years on false charges in the Acteal case.

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