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January 29 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.

Dear Bethel congregation, a big hug and thank you for the many Christmas greetings, blessings, as well as the birthday cards and gifts we received during our lengthy stay in Victoria, BC with all our family and friends. We had a great time visiting and sharing our life with our Mexican friends. It’s great to be home again with you. The Lord keep You in His loving care, John & Shirley Bos

We would like to thank the congregation for your love and support shown to us with the passing of Cor Nienhuis. Your prayers, cards, hugs and support have comforted and blessed our family. Thanks so much. Pearl Nienhuis, Cindy & Paul Prins, Brian & Pauline Nienhuis, Sandra & Bob Blattler and families.

Do remember those who are unable to worship regularly with us: please keep Jenny Bajema, Klaas Boskers, Lea Dykstra, Ernie Stebner and Grace Vander Veen in your prayers.

Pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

February Newsletter

Heart month, Valentine’s Day, Family Day. We are looking to put together the next newsletter on Friday, February 3rd. We are always eager to have contributions from the congregation. This could include a cover page photo, a written contribution, such as a poem, essay, book study even memories. As always, we want to make the newsletter something interesting, fun, and something that covers all ages. We want to pray and encourage one another, but to do that, we need to communicate. This is the place. We look forward to hearing from you. When you do send us something and it gets lost in the shuffle, please accept our apologies. Give us a reminder and we will make it right. Please have your contributions to Meaghan Noort, Harriet Luymes or Anita Geldof by Tuesday, January 31st. We do need a few days to get things in order for printing.

Church Renewal Lab Scripture Reading Guide Quarter 2: Ephesians and Colossians.

Our Renewal readings help us listen to God speak to us through his Word. The readings are shorter enabling us to take a little more time to reflect on the daily question.

Week 3: Life in Christ Revealed – January 30th to February 3rd

Day 1: Colossians 1:1-14 Q: Colossians 1:6 declares the power of the gospel.

How can we harness that power?

Day 2: Colossians 1:15-23 Q: How does Christ as head of the church shape our prayers?

Day 3: Colossians 1:24-2:5 Q: How can we develop the joy of serving the church?

Day 4: Colossians 2:6-15 Q: How can we live our lives in Christ Jesus?

Day 5: Colossians 2:16-23 Q: Are there places where we have been too legalistic?

SMILE! 

It’s time to update the family picture boards in the Fellowship Hall. Pauline Bos is willing to take your picture today or February 12th after the service. If you have a recent photo that you would like to submit, please make sure it is 4”x6” and place it in Marcella Van Stryland’s church mailbox. Thank you! J

Guess Who Is Coming For Coffee 

Let us put into action the sermon we heard on January 22nd and fellowship with some of our members. The Fellowship Ministry Leadership Team will help you by arranging a coffee date for you and 2 other couples on February 19th. There will be a signup sheet on the table in the back for you to put your name down as a host or a visitor. You have until February 12th to sign up.

Our Mexico Mission Team is now complete! 

Our team consists of Wayne & Jackie Bouwman, August Luymes, Pete Heidelberg and Amaris Wildeboer as leaders. Youth are Nathan Baong, Emily Folkerts, Aiden Heidelberg, Paul Hoogenboom, Eric Oddssons, Alissa Tenbrinke, Lucas Tenbrinke, Raya Tenbrinke, John van Iperen, Adam Warner, Coltin Wildeboer, and Hailey Wildeboer. Please pray for the team as they prepare for this Mission trip!!

Book Club: 

the next meeting will be on Thursday February 9th at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Margaret Roolker. February's book is "The Return" by Victoria Hislop.

A Country Affair Dinner and Silent Auction: 

Come out and support the Mission Team by attending this next fundraiser!! This event will take place on Saturday, February 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Alberta Christian High School Gym. Tickets are $20.00 each and are available from any of the team members or Betty Scholing 403-782-2701 or Trudy Salomons 403-782-7378.

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Adults 

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

Jr. & Sr. Youth, Young Adults! 

Today, we are going to once again be doing the "Competitive Hayride"! Youth and young adults alike are welcome. We will be meeting at 4:30 p.m. at the deBoons’. If you don't know how to get there, meet at 4:15 p.m. at Woody Nook, and you will be directed to the deBoons’ (there will be some rides available as well for those getting dropped off.) Supper will be provided at Woody Nook at 6:15 p.m. with a youth service to follow at 7 p.m. We have special guest, Roy Berkenbosch from The King's University coming to speak to us, along with Peter Bulthuis from World Renew. They will speak for about 15-20 minutes each, with a time of Q&A afterwards. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

meets this Tuesday, January 31st 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!

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Annual Day of Prayer

Join members of the Christian Reformed Church nearby and around the world in prayer on Wednesday, March 8th, the denominational Annual Day of Prayer. Gather with your church family or pray individually, asking God's blessing upon the world, our nations, crops and industry, and the church worldwide.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Central Alberta Christian High School 

will be hosting a Swing into Spring Family Dinner Fundraiser in support of the Shop Program. Students, parents, families, alumni and all CACHS community supporters are invited March 2nd from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the CACHS gym for a free dinner catered by CACHS Catering with a Dessert Silent Auction. There will be a movie with popcorn for the kids. Please call the school office at 403-782-4535 to reserve your seat or table.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Pakistan

Seven months ago a 17 year old Christian girl was abducted by militant Muslim neighbours, who brutally abused her. Recently she was able to escape. She is left pregnant and terrified. It's not safe to stay at home with her family therefore she is in a VOM-operated safehouse where she receives care and counseling. Please pray for this girl and her family, that the Lord will comfort and heal her. Pray that justice and restoration will take place. Pray for Christians in Pakistan - many are suffering abuse and discrimination and considered 'second class' citizens. Pray that government will speak out against religious intolerance.

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