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September 18 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 John Bos as he celebrates his birthday today! May our Lord continue to bless you today and into your new year. J

Dear Bethel Family, Thank you for all your prayers, visits and cards. After 71 days at the Lacombe Hospital I am glad to be at home. I continue to do physiotherapy at home. Visits at the house are much appreciated. Alice Scholing

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

The Meaning of Marriage: 

A Vision for Married and Single People by Pastor Tim Keller.

Pastor Mike will be offering a six session DVD study on marriage on Sunday evenings beginning October 2nd. Pastor Keller serves a Redeemer Presbyterian church in New York. He brings a clear biblical understanding to marriage. He challenges modern assumptions of selfishness in marriage. In this study Tim along with Kathy, his wife of forty years, draws a profound portrait of marriage from the pages of Scripture that neither idealizes nor rejects the institution but points us back to the relationship between God and man. The result is a vision for marriage that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful. This study is for anyone from singles to couples considering marriage to those who have been married recently or for a long time. The six sessions are:

October 2 - Service: Marriage Isn't about You

October 16 - Covenant: Created to Make Promises

October 30 - Roles: Loving through Mutual Submission

November 13 - Singleness: Strengthening the Spiritual Family

November 27 - Sex: The Act of Covenant Renewal

December 11 - Hope: Seeing the Great Horizon

A note from the Church Treasurer: 

Just a reminder to ALL Ministry Leadership teams and groups that your projected budgets for 2017 need to be given to August Luymes by October 9, 2016. Thank you!

Council Highlights: September 14, 2016

1. Pastor Mike read the Charge to the Elders and Deacons.

2. Pastor Mike suggested a possible marriage enrichment course for Sunday evenings until Christmas. He would love some feedback on this concept. Possibly an alpha marriage course or a program by up by Tim Keller. It would also be a great idea to invite friends or neighbors.

3. Full council approved a motion to support the Neighborhood Life Proposal lead by Rick Abma for the next three years. We will support the project with $10,000 in 2017, $8000 in 2015 and $6000 in 2019 with opportunity to re-evaluate after each year.

4. We discussed the Church Renewal lab and spent some time looking at the members of the group and prospective new members. The first session will take place September 24th in Leduc, at Ebenezer CRC. If you feel called to help out in this important process, talk to Pastor Mike.

5. Council voted in favor of supporting Sherry Tenbrinke in attending the Life to the Full training in Ontario this fall.

6. We read the minutes of the various Ministry Leadership Teams.

7. Classis will be meeting October 12th to 13th at West End CRC in Edmonton. Our delegates will be Pastor Mike and Elder Wayne Bowman. We are hoping to send a deacon as well.

8. A note to ALL Ministry Leadership Teams to have a budget given to our church treasurer, August Luymes, by October 9th.

Living Members 

will meet at the home of Ralph & Pauline Bos today, September 18th at 7:00 p.m. Please study Chapters 31 & 32.

Coffee Break 

begins this Wednesday, September 21st from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. starting with a BRUNCH hosted by the leaders so we can reconnect after the summer break. An introduction to Esther will get us ready for our first lesson next week. All ladies are welcome and take along a friend. See you Wednesday.

Saturday Night Bible study 

is looking to start up again this year. We will meet at the Noorts on Saturday, September 24th at 7:30 p.m. We will choose study material as well as schedule our meeting times. New members are welcome. Give Michele a call at 403-782-0059 if you are interested in joining us or just wanting more information.

Craft Day:

As a new season of programs begins we are hosting our first craft day of the season on Saturday, October 1st. Come at 10:00 a.m. for coffee. Come with your crafts. Come with your stories of the summer. Come with a friend. Come and enjoy a meal together as we share our enjoyment of creating – whether knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, scrapbooking, painting, drawing, beading, perhaps even baking - and so much more. Please let Margaret Roolker 403-782-4506 or Anita Geldof 403-782-2817 know if you plan to come so we can plan lunch accordingly. Bring along something to share with our coffee and tea. Looking forward to seeing you there.


To all youth who had attended the youth retreat last week: there are a number of items that were were left behind and not claimed. Please take a quick look in the lost & found box at the bottom of the stairs next to the lift to make sure they are not yours.

Young Adults 

will meet for a Bible study this evening at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Kyle & Erica Van Stryland.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

will be starting another season (our 15th!) this Tuesday, September 20th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Our first night will be a time of reacquainting ourselves with friends and leaders. We anticipate many new faces, students and leaders! It’s going to be a great season. Hope to see you there!

The Classis Alberta North Young Adults (CANYA) are hosting their 6th annual Car Rally and Square Dance on October 1st

Many sights to see, so many dance moves to remember and lots of great food to eat. Invite your friends for a rip roaring, foot stomping, friendship growing good time. Cost is $20 per person. If you have questions please contact Ron deVries at 780-619-6566 or canymc@gmail.com. To register, confirm on the Facebook event page called CANYA Car Rally and Square Dance. Please be at 51514 Range Road 271 (Pioneer Road) Spruce Grove by 2:30 p.m. to receive your instructions for the day.


Breakfast of Champions: 

We invite all those interested in World Renew’s work to join us for a complimentary brunch on Saturday, October 1st from 8:30 – 11 a.m. at Inglewood CRC (12330 113 Ave., Edmonton.) We will meet guests visiting from Honduras, hear an update on Fort McMurray reconstruction, and learn about World Renew’s Global Partnership Program which connects churches and communities around the world. For more details and to register, visit WRbreakfast.eventbrite.ca or contact Gerda.Kits@kingsu.ca.

Day of Encouragement is on October 29th and Online Registration is Open

https://www.regonline.ca/doe_edmonton2016. Are you looking to be encouraged in your Christian walk, in how you disciple or minister to others, or are you simply in need of uplifting? Then plan to attend a day of sharing and training on October 29, 2016 at The King's University when the Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference hosts the 2016 Day of Encouragement. This year's theme is being Co-Labourers with Christ, with a keynote address from Dr. Loren Wilkinson. Paper brochures and registrations are available on the foyer table, and can be currently found online at www.diaconalministries.com or the NADC Facebook page. For more information contact the NADC office: 780-819-7488 or yournadc@gmail.com


Burman University is presenting an Organ series 

with Jason Biel who will be presenting an hour long Organ Concert at the College Heights SDA church today, September 18th at 3:00 p.m. Admission is $15 per person and $10 per senior or student. All are welcome!


The Parkland Men’s Choir will be starting up again this fall and is looking for more singers. The first practice will be on Monday, September 19th at 7:30 p.m. at the Woodynook CRC. You are more than welcome to join us….for the singing as well as the fellowship. For more information contact Larry Johnson at 403-782-1443, Clarence Torgerson at 403-343-2577 or Allan Stolte at 403-885-4379. Hoping to see lots of new faces!!

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