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October 9 Bulletin


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 Doreen Kits as she celebrates her birthday this Thursday. Wishing you a blessed day filled with lots of love and laughter with family and friends! J

We thank God that a place was available in the long term care facility in Rimbey for Mrs Rena DeRuiter. She had been waiting in hospital for a place for some time now and along with the family she sees this as an answer to prayer.

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

Our study of The Meaning of Marriage 

By Pastor Tim Keller presents a vision for marriage that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful. The next session, “Covenant: Created to Make Promises” is on Sunday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the church.

Upcoming sessions are:

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 TODAY. Thank you!

As part of the Renewal Process 

We want to be listening to God’s leading by the Holy Spirit. One way to do this is to read through books of the Bible together as a church. Many churches have this as a regular part of the church’s ministry. We are going to begin by reading the Book of Acts together. Here Jesus establishes the church by pouring out the Holy Spirit. A reading schedule has been placed in your mailbox. It guides us to read 5 chapters of Acts a week and for each chapter there is a reflection question. We ask you to do the readings, either personally or as a family. As you read, listen for the leading of the Holy Spirit to guide us in our desire to build the kingdom here.

PRAYER ITEMS

The Christian Living course taught by believers in the Public School system is starting to experience challenges by families that feel it is not appropriate in a Public School. The program teaches grades 5+6 students the Old and New Testaments. The teaching is going ahead this year as planned and we pray that the courses go well this year and that they can continue.

Our refugee family needs our prayers as they settle into life in Lacombe. We also pray that they see in us the love of Christ and by the Spirit would respond in faith to the gospel.

Some churches make special effort to pray for Israel and the Jewish people in the month of October. We join in prayer for the “Peace of Jerusalem” and the truth of the gospel to reach the hearts and lives of those Jesus called blessed.

Rev Paul Johnson, the Executive Director of “Open Doors” Canada was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. He worked tirelessly on many mission projects like bringing Bibles to China and supporting those believers who are persecuted throughout the world. May God comfort his family at this time.

Classis Alberta North 

meets in regular session this week Wednesday and Thursday at West End CRC in Edmonton. Delegates are Pastor Mike and Elder Wayne Bouwman. Classis will be examining two candidates for ministry: Peter Rockhold from New Life CRC in Red Deer and Michelle Kool who is taking up a two year position at Covenant CRC in Edmonton. Classis will also handle the release from ministry of Ferry Yang (Neerlandia), Mike Van Boom (Edmonton First) and Art Verboon (Maranatha Edmonton).

Dutch Cheese

Orders are once again being taken in support of Bethel GEMS. You will find an order form in your mailbox. Please place orders in Gaylene Tenbrinke’s mailbox by November 17th. Orders will be ready for pickup from church on December 1st between 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Any questions please contact Gaylene at 403-396-0362. Thank you for your support.

Book Club: 

Ladies, please mark your calendars. Our October meeting is coming up this Thursday, October 13th at the home of Margaret Roolker. The book for this month is "The Rector's Wife" by Joanna Trollope. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m., and the refreshments will be served by the hostess. Everyone interested in the book club is welcome!

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth 

meets this Tuesday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m. If you have friends who would like to join in on all the fun, please invite them. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

Calling all Bethel Junior Youth! 

Have you heard about the latest fun spot in Red Deer? We are planning to go to Jump360 Trampoline Park in Red Deer on Friday, October 21st from 8 p.m. till 9 p.m. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early so we can enter in as our group and have your parents pick you up again at 9 p.m. You will need your parents to sign a consent/liability form from Bethel PLUS a Jump360 waiver done online by your parents. Please remember that both are a requirement to go. The Bethel forms are located on the foyer table. The Jump360 website is www.jump360.ca and make sure you click on the Red Deer waiver button. Cost for this event is $15 if we meet the minimum of 15 participants. If you have any questions about this Jr. Youth Event please contact Jenny Tenbrinke. Please note: Jump360 requires you to be wearing grip socks; you may bring your own grip socks, with grips covering the majority of the bottom of the sock. Grip socks are also available for purchase at check-in for $3/pair.

WANTED! Cowboys & Cowgirls...SADDLE UP! 

Put on your boots and plaid and mosey on over to the 1st Annual College & Career HARVEST HOEDOWN. On October 29th at 7:00 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Community Church we will have a Square Dance, Fire, Games, Photo booth and Snacks. Cost is $5/ticket (in advance) or $7/ticket (at the door). Contact: Ashley @ adooley@ualberta.ca or Mary @ marylynne.eggink@gmail.com Bring a Dance Partner & All Your Friends! For event details & future events like us on Facebook: @CollegenCareerWCCC

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Stewardship and Creation Care

These are only a couple of topics that will be covered in workshops at this year's Day of Encouragement on Saturday, October 29th at The King's University hosted by NADC. You can hear more on these topics from our Keynote speaker, a policy advisor from CPJ and a local Cree leader. Early bird Registration deadline is this Friday, October 14th. Look for brochures in your church or go to www.diaconalministries.com to view a brochure or to register online. For more information contact NADC: 780-819-7488 or yournadc@gmail.com

From World Renew: 

Hurricane Matthew battered Haiti this week and has devastated the lives of many in communities where World Renew currently works. Houses are severely damaged, crops destroyed, and livestock killed. Ken Little, who managed World Renew's Haiti Earthquake response, reports: "This crisis is different than the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. It's not happening in the capital, but in the rural areas. This makes the situation more serious because the hardest hit communities are incredibly hard to access. As well, many homes are not made out of concrete, but of grass or mud or tin roofs, and we understand that many homes have been wiped out." Immediate challenges are: lack of access to the hardest hit communities, lack of food and clean water & damaged or destroyed shelters. Please give generously to World Renew so that they can provide food, water, and shelter. Thank you!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Living the 8th Fire and Road to Reconciliation

Please check the bulletin board in the foyer for posters on Living the 8th Fire and Road to Reconciliation. These are some special events taking place in Classis Alberta North in the next month.

The Studion, InterMission School for Spiritual Direction

launches its inaugural class October 10th. Join us for an evening with Morris Dirks, author of “The Leader's Soul.” Morris will be presenting on "Reclaiming the Work of the Soul" at 7:00 p.m. on October 19th, King's University, Boardroom. $20 per person. Register through eventbrite.ca Inquiries and Info: Pastor Ron Klok at rev.klok@gmail.com

Lacombe Christian School 

is accepting applications for a Maternity Leave Position in Grade 2 for the 2016-2017 school year. This is a full time position commencing February 17, 2017. The closing date is November 17, 2016 or when a suitable applicant is found. We are looking for a teacher with a passionate walk with Jesus Christ, and a developed Christian worldview. Applicants must hold or be eligible for, a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate. Please forward cover letter, current resume, statement of faith, and three references to Martin Folkerts, Principal - Lacombe Christian School: mfolkerts@lacs.ca. ?To learn more about our school, visit www.lacs.ca

The Edmonton CLAC Member Centre 

is looking to fill a number of positions. If you are interested in finding out what they might be, please take a look at the foyer bulletin board for more details.

CACHS Alumni Volleyball Tournament: 

This year’s volleyball tournament will be held December 17th. More details will follow later. If you have any questions please phone Colleen at 403-885-4388.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Christians in areas of Egypt that are largely dominated by Muslim militants continue to suffer from violence and humiliation. These believers are under constant threat of their houses and other properties being burned down, or possibly being mugged while walking along the streets. Even church buildings are not spared as they are desecrated and marred with hate graffiti written on the walls. Pray that Christians will receive the strength and encouragement they need to stand firm before their oppressors. Ask God to provide MBB's (Muslim Background Believers) the right opportunities to share Christ's love with their family and neighbours. Pray for the church in Egypt as a whole, asking the Lord to unify the hearts of His people, even though they represent different denominations. Pray that government will act in the best interest of all its people.

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