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February 21 Bulletin

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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.

Address notification: Klaas Boskers has moved from Heartland Manor to the Royal Oak, room #498.

Happy Birthday to Hans Spelt! He celebrates his special day on Thursday. We wish you a wonderful day with family, friends and the Lord’s richest blessings. J

Dear Bethel Family, We have been overwhelmed by your generosity and warm welcome upon our return to Lacombe. Thank you so much for the gifts of food, cash, and grocery gift cards! We look forward to being a part of the community in the coming months. With love and appreciation,
Mark, Selina, Luke, and Levi Patterson

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. 

Council Nominations

Once again it is time to consider Council nominations. This year we require 2 deacons, 1 youth elder, and 4 elders to be added as part of Council for the next 3 years.

Completing their terms this year are deacons Cora Hoekstra and Ann Wildeboer, and elders Brad Lewin and Jack Oudman.

Who is eligible for nomination? 

All office bearers are given a minimum two year break between terms of service. Those who are therefore ineligible are: Rod Duckett, Henry Geldof, Peter Heidelberg, Peter Prins, Herman Scholing, Andrew Tenbrinke, and John van Gyssel. Women are eligible for the position of deacon. You do not need to speak with each person you nominate and you can nominate as many people as you feel are qualified. The district elders will officially approach people with the appropriate amount of nominations.

The present Council members are: 

Gordon Bos, Wayne Bouwman, Cathy Dowling, Marvin Ebens, Henry Eisses, Cora Hoekstra, Brad Lewin, August Luymes, Jack Oudman, Ed Stol, Terry Vandenborn, Craig Van Stryland, Darran Vreugdenhil, Ann Wildeboer and Pastor Mike Vandyk.

A nomination form will be given to you on Sunday, March 6, 2016 as you enter the sanctuary for the worship service and will be collected as you leave the sanctuary. Please nominate those members you feel are gifted to serve as office bearers. Those who cannot be present on March 6th can make arrangements to submit their nominations prior to the Council Executive meeting on March 9th. If you have questions please contact Craig Van Stryland. In the weeks preceding the nomination we seek the Lord for his guidance in this process. Council deeply appreciates your prayerful consideration in this matter.


Young Peoples 

will meet for a Bible study this evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Scholings’ home.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

will meet on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

Woody Nook Youth 

Invites all those in Grade 10 to Young Adults to join them in a “Competitive Hayride” February 28th. Be at Woody Nook at 5:00 p.m. dressed in your snow gear. Following will be a supper at 6:30 and a Youth service at 7:00 p.m. Because of the nature of this event all participants who are under the age of 18 must come with a parent signed waiver form. This form can be found on our website at www.wncrc.ca or we will have copies at the church as well.

News from King’s University: 

There are King’s View Fridays on February 26th and April 8th. Check out the poster on the Youth bulletin board for the Exploring Education day on March 2nd.

Bethel News

Ladies, Craft Day is coming again.

We hope to meet on Saturday, February 27th at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship hall here at Bethel. We will be having adult colouring materials available for you at the Craft Day. If you are interested in doing that, come and join us! Please let Anita at 403-782-2817 or Margaret at 403-782-4506 know if you plan to come, so we know how many we should count on with regards to lunch. Hope to see some new faces!

Bethel Newsletter

Another month has gone by and we are getting ready for the next Newsletter. If you have any items you would like to contribute, please have them in to either Harriet Luymes, Meaghan Noort or Anita Geldof by Wednesday, March 2nd. We are always excited to have the congregation take part in the newsletter. We look forward to your stories, poems, drawings, experiences – photos – whatever you feel would benefit the family of Bethel.

Living Members 

will meet at the home of August & Harriet Luymes next Sunday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m. Please look over Lessons 21 & 22.

Come out and support the Mission Team 

by attending our next fundraiser, “A Country Affair” Dinner & Silent Auction. This event will take place on March 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Alberta Christian High School gym. Tickets are $20 each and are available from any of the team members or Betty Scholing at 403-782-2701 or Trudy Salomons at 403-782-7378.


Ordinary People Praying! Classis Alberta North (CAN) Prayer Summit 2016:

Join us on Sunday, March 13, 2016 for a day of prayer interspersed with worship, testimonies, teaching and fellowship. This event is being hosted at Trinity CRC, 13427 57 St. in Edmonton, and Wolf Creek Community Church, 4110 Wolf Creek Drive at Hwy. 12 in Lacombe. There will be worship services and Prayer Labs to assist in our growth in prayer. In Edmonton the day runs from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and in Lacombe from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For complete details about this Day of Prayer and to register for either location online go to www.crhm.org/AlbertaNorthSummit or call either church with your registration information: Trinity CRC at 780-475-2662 or Wolf Creek at 403-782-4563. You can also find the promo video, session outlines and more on the website. Come for all or part of the day!! Lunch and dinner are provided by donation only. The sessions are all free but registration is required - Email canprayersummit@gmail.com with questions. Find us at facebook.com/CANprayersummit. Childcare will be provided throughout the day. We hope and pray that members of every church in Classis Alberta North will be encouraged in their prayer life and return to their home church with a new zeal for prayer and ministry.


Lacombe Christian School

invites you to join them in a time of celebrating and giving praise to our Lord through Fine Arts! We invite you to our 6th Annual Fine Arts Night on Thursday, February 25th. It is an Open House from 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Come over to our West Campus for an entertaining evening of Art, Drama, and Recitations & Refreshments. No RSVP required.

Lawyers are known to be expensive! 

That is what most people will say when asked if they have a Will and Power of Attorney document in place. To have an effective Will and Power of Attorney in place will cost on average less than a cup a coffee a day for a couple for a year! What is your priority? This is well worth the opportunity to protect your family, leave a legacy and provide peace of mind for yourself and family today. Woody Nook CRC invites you to attend a FREE Will Clinic presented by Christian Stewardship Services on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:30 p.m. RSVP to Deb/Karissa at Woody Nook at 403-885-4427 woodynookcrc@gmail.com or Shirley at 1-800-267-8890 ext. 217 info@csservices.ca Q&A time and coffee and dessert will be served!

The Christian Labour Association of Canada Foundation: 

Join us for coffee and desserts on Thursday, February 25th from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the CLAC office in Edmonton, 14920 118 Ave. Come and learn about the CLAC Foundation and Inclusion Alberta. The CLAC Foundation works to Educate, Develop, and Empower struggling workers and their families in Canada and around the world. Come and hear speakers from Inclusion Alberta, who advocate on behalf of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Desserts will be supplied by NAIT culinary students. RSVP to John Taekema 780.454.6181 ext. 2329 or jtaekema@clac.ca

2nd annual fundraiser for the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre Maternity Home

We are excited to join, once again, with local playwright Andrew Kooman in presenting After HYMN! This dramatic musical production will be our 2nd annual fundraiser for the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre (CAPCC) Maternity Home. The production is under the direction of Annette Bradley and Laura Geelen. Tickets are required but are free to the public thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. You can get tickets for any of the three shows, Friday, March 11th at 7 p.m, and Saturday, March 12th at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. by calling 403-343-1611. They are also available for pick up at 53rd Street Music (4902 53 St, Red Deer) or at Kennedy’s Parable Store in Gasoline Alley. Donations will be accepted towards the CAPCC’s Maternity Home for single pregnant women. For more information please call the Centre at 403-343-1611.

Shalom Counselling Centre is offering a Pre-Marriage Preparation 

program and has a job opening. For more details on both, please look for the two posters on the foyer bulletin board.

Pro-Life Baby Bootie Campaign: 

To all you Pro-Life supporters – young and old who like to knit, crochet or sew here is an opportunity to help the Pro-Life cause. The objective is to collect 1000 baby booties and place them in the hands of each and every Member of Parliament across Canada. These booties will accomplish four things:

  1. PRAY – allow yourself to pray and consider the 100,000 babies lost to abortion in Canada in the past year.
  2. EDUCATE – we want to educate each MP & Senator and have them hold a pair of booties and consider the baby that cannot wear them.
  3. UNDERSTAND – these 1000 pair of booties will create a powerful visual of the many lives lost to abortion.
  4. DONATE – afterwards these booties will be donated to Pregnancy Care Centre’s across the country, warming the feet of new babies.

If you are unable to create a pair of booties we are also asking for Cards to be attached to each pair of booties. Write an encouraging word of support for Pro-Life and ask the MP to assist in changing our laws to protect the pre-born. Visit the link to view a Youtube video – https://arpacanada.ca/action-items/current-action-items/2422-booties-for-babies-callenge

Please place the cards & booties in the basket provided under the mailboxes. The deadline will be March 31, 2016. Let the knitting & crocheting begin! Thank you for your support. Contact Judy Hazelhoff for more information.

The King’s University: 

Please check the bulletin boards for upcoming events for all ages at Kings!


Did you know? 

Christians are one of the most persecuted religious groups worldwide. In 2014 a total of at least 4,344 Christians were killed and 1,062 churches attacked for faith-related reasons.

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