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January 10 Bulletin

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Next Sunday, January 17th 

We read from Luke 5:27-39 as Jesus is invited to “Levi’s great banquet” and eats with sinners. In the evening we turn to the letter of Titus as it guides us in “Doing what is Good.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.


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 John Stol as he celebrates his birthday tomorrow. Wishing you a wonderful day and a fabulous new year! J

Tilly Biel and family would like to thank Pastor Mike and everyone else who helped to make the funeral service for Albert Biel special this past New Year’s Eve. Thank you so much also to everyone who took the time to come out and support us and celebrate a life well lived.

Thank you to the congregation at Bethel! Your support, prayers and gifts over the last few months have been heartwarming. Everything is greatly appreciated. Steve & Caroline Ogi

Please add the following info to your church directory:

Kyle & Erica Van Stryland – address: 6 Sunridge Ave, Blackfalds, AB, T0M 0J0.

Kyle phone: 587-679-8900 Erica phone: 403-350-6464

Kyle email: kylevanstry@gmail.com Erica email: whol@alumni.uoguelph.ca

Do remember those who are unable to worship regularly with us: please keep Jenny Bajema, 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

Christmas Tree Ornaments: 

The Worship Ministry Leadership Team will be taking down the Christmas tree tomorrow evening before their meeting. Please take a moment this morning to remove your ornament from the tree.

Guess Who's Coming for Coffee? 

It's time for another round. J If you would like to be a part of the fun in mid to late February, please sign up today! Whether you were a part of it last time, or you couldn't make it last time, sign up again. Only those on the new sheets will be contacted. Sign up today or next week, and wait for a call or text to set something up for February.


A silver pendant cover with rhinestones and a monogram M (Orgami Owl?) and a gold family ring have been found. If they are yours, please contact Cindy or Dana to retrieve them.

Coffee Break 

begins again this Wednesday, January 13th. We continue in our "Fruit of the Spirit" lesson 5 on Patience. All ladies are welcome. See you all Wednesday at 9:30 a.m..

The Book Club 

will meet on Thursday, January 14th at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Margaret Roolker. We will be looking at “A Woman’s Place” by Lynn Austin. Refreshments by Pauline.


Tuesday Nite Youth 

will meet on Tuesday, January 12th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

Sonrise CRC will be hosting a service for Central Alberta Youth 

and their leaders, on January 17th at 10:30 a.m. The theme is "The Highlife" Finding our way together through Luke 4. Following the service there will be lunch, games and activities. Hope to see you there! Any questions please contact Otto or Alice Nieuwland at 403-783-5882.

Youth Changed by God 

will be held on January 17th at 7 p.m. at the Lacombe Pentecostal Church. Special speaker will be Donna Abma. For more information contact Alex Debree.


A Neighbourhood Life Celebration Night 

will take place on January 23rd at the Central Baptist church in Bonnie Doon. Please join us for a neighborhood tour at 4:00 p.m. and then potluck, stories, discussion, sharing, prayer and reflections around life in the neighborhood from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m.. The whole family is welcome! For more information, contact Karen Wilk – kwilk@crcna.org

Ordinary People...Praying! Classis Alberta North Prayer Summit 2016: 

Mark your calendars! Our Classis-wide annual Prayer Summit will be Sunday, March 13, 2016. We're pleased to offer 2 Prayer Summits simultaneously this year: the Edmonton Prayer Summit, hosted by Trinity CRC and the Central Alberta Prayer Summit in Lacombe, AB, hosted by Wolf Creek Community Church. More details for this wonderful day of prayer to follow. In the meantime, plan to attend and save the date!


Lacombe Christian School is now accepting Kindergarten Registrations! 

Registrations must be accompanied with the child’s birth certificate (or landed immigrant status). All children who will have attained their 5th birthday by December 31, 2016 will be eligible to attend the 2016-17 school year. Registration forms may be obtained from the school office or down-loaded at www.lacs.ca. Note: the date applications are received has no bearing on placement.

The Inter-Church Curling Bonspiel and Banquet 

will be held at the Red Deer Curling Centre on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The cost for this fun and fellowship event, which includes three games, the banquet and some great prizes, is just $200.00 per team. Space is limited to 24 teams. Don’t be disappointed, register today! For more information or to register a team please contact: Darren or Adriana LaGrange 403-347-0225 or lagrang@telus.net

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 three times a year and our winter session begins Wednesday, January 20th. We are currently booking intakes and registrations for the upcoming class, however class space is limited to 10 participants. Please find a poster displayed on the foyer bulletin board.

Missions Fest Alberta 2016 “The Road to the Whole World” 

will be taking place on February 19th – 21st at West Edmonton Christian Assembly, Edmonton. For a more detailed layout for the weekend please look for the poster and newsletter posted on the foyer bulletin board or the youth bulletin board.

Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre

Do you know of someone who may be interested in joining the team of staff at the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre? To share in the excitement of the God-given vision to expand their programs and services throughout Central Alberta, and provide a safe and healthy home through their Maternity Home Program? They currently have an opening for a new position of Senior Director of Development and Operations. Please see the poster on the foyer bulletin board for more information. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.



At least 14 people were killed and several others injured in an attack on Kimba village in Borno State by Boko Haram gunmen on Christmas Day. They opened fire on villagers and torched their homes. In the days that followed the violence continued to escalate. On December 27th and 28th more than 90 people were killed and 80 injured in multiple Boko Haram attacks around the Borno State capital Maiduguri and in Madagali in Adamawa State, and a suicide and gun attack on a Borno village on January 6th claimed 14 lives. Please pray for the defeat of Boko Haram and for peace to return to north east Nigeria.

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