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November 6 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.

We give thanks to God along with John and Teena Stol that John’s operation went very well to repair the aneurism. He will need to rest in hospital and then at home for some time as he recovers.

Randy Wildeboer’s surgery to repair ligaments in his knee also went well. He will need to keep off of that leg for 6 weeks so we pray for patience as he recovers.

Gerry Doornenbal continues to linger with his dear wife Pita and the family by his side. We are thankful he can be in his room at Royal Oak where the staff is doing an amazing job caring for him and keeping him comfortable.

We pray for the U.S. election. May both candidates see themselves as humble servants of the people and of God who establishes rulers (Romans 13) and who judges if they rule with justice and mercy.

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 Church Renewal Lab Bible Reading schedule for the Book of Acts. 

Please read the 5 chapters this week and ponder the reflection questions in relation to our church.

Week 5: The New Testament Church witnesses to those in power. Acts 21-25 for November 7-11

Day 1: Acts 21 Q - Is the H.S. potentially redirecting our mission work by introducing unexpected events?

Day 2: Acts 22 Q - Paul benefited as a Roman citizen…what benefits do we have by our citizenship?

Day 3: Acts 23 Q - The Romans partnered with Paul….what partnerships exist here for Gospel work?

Day 4: Acts 24 Q - The Gospel upsets Felix (verse 25)…what uncomfortable message must we speak?

Day 5: Acts 25 Q - Paul brought the Gospel to the heart of power…how can we do the same?

Emergency Evacuation Procedures: 

This document which is posted in all the rooms of the church and near all exits has been updated. You will find a copy of the document in your church mailbox. Please take the time to read this and make sure you and your family members are aware of our Emergency Evacuation procedures.

Operation Christmas Child 

shoe boxes are in the foyer. Please help yourself to a shoe box if you are interested in taking part in this ministry. All the info for filling a shoe box is inside the box. Please bring your filled boxes back to the church by next Sunday, November 13th and place them back under the church mail boxes.

A Bible study will be held this Monday, November 7th 

at the home of Brad and Erin Lewin. Meetings are the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:30 p.m. The study this year is a twelve part book on Timothy and Titus. Child care can be arranged. For more information you can contact Brad or Erin at 403-789-7995.

Operation Christmas Child: PLEASE HELP US GIVE!!!!!! 

On Tuesday, November 8th Tuesday Nite Youth will be putting shoe boxes together for Operation Christmas Child. All the students and leaders are going to bring stuff to fill the boxes. We would like to ask you to help out and provide some items so we can reach our goal of 30 shoe boxes. This is a great opportunity for you to be part of the Operation Christmas Child. There will be a box under the mail boxes for your donations. Donation ideas: short sleeve T shirts (no text or pictures are best) socks, small toys, good quality pens. Pencils crayons, sharpeners, tooth brush in a case, bar of soap in a case and hair accessories. NO FOOD PRODUCTS INCLUDING CANDY. Have fun picking things out for children who would not otherwise receive gifts. If you have new Christmas cards that would be great too. There is also a cost of $7 per box for shipping. If you would like to make a donation for shipping we would love that too!!!! We look forward to letting you know how may shoe boxes we can put together.

Coffee Break: 

This coming week, November 9th we will start with a potluck breakfast. We plan to eat at 9:15 a.m. Then at 9:30 we will watch the movie "One Night with the King" to finish off our study of Esther. Anyone interested is welcome to join us for the morning. Starting November 16th we begin a study of Isaiah. This study helps us discover how we need the one true amazing God as much as the people did in Isaiah's day long ago. We invite you to join us and invite a friend.

Circle of Friends 

all cooks and helpers are invited for a review of the ministry on Thursday, November 24th at 6:15 p.m. at the church to discuss the how things are going. Bring any questions or concerns. We will go over the details of buying food, cooking, serving, cleanup, prayer box, inviting people to church, etc.

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Adults 

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

Young Peoples 

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

Tuesday Nite Youth 

meets this Tuesday, November 8th at 7:30 p.m. to put together Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. 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!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Central Alberta Christian High School 

is having their annual fall drive starting November 6th. You should be receiving an information sheet today and you will be contacted by phone by a canvasser in your area. If you are not contacted please call Wendy at the school (403-782-4535) or you may send your donation directly to the school at 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1G7: Attention Wendy Barnes. Please consider this fall drive prayerfully. Thank you!

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Germany

The following letter was written by group of Iranian Christian refugees:

"We, the Iranian refugees based in the city of Rotenburg, have fled from the Islamic Republic of Iran because we have been accused of being Christians and, therefore, have repeatedly been threatened by torture, imprisonment and the death penalty.... Here, where we have been accommodated presently, we are exposed to the same kinds of threats as before, this time at the hand of Afghan Muslims, and we fear for our lives. The Afghan refugees...call us Iranian Christians 'apostates' and 'infidels' because of our decision to leave Islam and consider the shedding of our blood as legitimate (or even necessary). The Muslim Afghans, who by far outnumber us, have beaten us repeatedly.... They have threatened to kill us.... Therefore, we are very much afraid. We are asking you, our fellow citizens, desperately for help. You, who engage yourselves in the protection of pets, please also engage yourselves on our behalf. We are suffering these threats and difficulties because of our faith. In the hope for the day when throughout the world no one will be suppressed because of their faith. Thank you very much, your Iranian Christians." Please uphold in prayer the Christians in refugee centres and camps around the world who are experiencing persecution from fellow inhabitants. Pray a blessing of unity among all the refugees, so that even if they don't practise the same religion, they will live in harmony with one another. Ask the Lord to provide opportunities for His people to express compassion and kindness to others so that: 1) the Gospel may be proclaimed through both word and deed, 2) peace will prevail, and 3) His name shall be exalted.

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