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September 24 Bulletin


Bethel News

The Worship, Hospitality & Nursery Schedules for October through December are in your church mail boxes today. Please take a moment to look at these and mark down when you are participating in one of the schedules. We could really use some more people to help out with greeting before the worship services and also it would be great to have some more coffee makers/ servers for the time of fellowship after the morning worship service. Give Cindy a call at 403-782-6400 or email at bchurch2@shaw.ca if you are able to help with this.

Bethel Newsletter:

We are starting to work on the October edition of our newsletter. We hope to go into production the night of September 29th so it will be in your mailboxes on Sunday, October 1st.. We look forward to hearing from you, the congregation as we celebrate Thanksgiving and the new season of programs and education in our church. We are always ready for stories, poems, drawings, photos, recipes of the season, updates from your program, whatever you wish to share to build up the family of Bethel CRC. We look forward to hearing from you.

Harriet Luymes & Anita Geldof.

Do you like to sing or play an instrument?

The Worship Ministry Leadership team is looking for people to join our worship teams. Not sure if this is for you? Consider starting by attending a worship team practice to check it out. If you're interested in joining, even for part of the time, talk to Mel Wildeboer at 403-782-1584 or any member of a worship team.

FAMILIES OF BETHEL PHOTO WALL 

A new photo wall has been put up. We are sorry if we missed anyone who is a member or has just joined Bethel and would like your picture included. New or updated photos are always welcome. If you have children who are studying or working elsewhere and are not on your family picture, please submit a photo of them to include. Submit all photos to Ann Wildeboer or put them in her mail box so she can update the board.

WELCOME HOME FAMILY 

Thank you for participating in our “Welcome Home” activity. It is good to have people willing to host guests for lunch on Sundays. If you have not signed up to be a Welcome Home family host, please consider adding your name to the list. Email or phone Jan Zuidhof (ptrzdhf@telus.net or 403-885-5263) to let her know you would like to be on the list.

Bethel GEMS 

Are getting ready to start!! Registration night will be October 5th at 7 p.m. Cost is $50 for the year. All girls in grades 3-7 are welcome to join us in learning more about our Savior through worship, badges, games and fellowship with each other. Our first event will be a fundraiser at Bethel CRC on Monday October 9th. We will be hosting a Thanksgiving Day pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. before the morning service. Any questions please contact Carina Tenbrinke at 403-505-7950.

BETHEL YOUTH

Jr. Youth 

is currently planning a trip to the Kraay Family Farm on Saturday, October 7th at 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. Leaders ask that you drop off your teens at the farm and please pick up. Price for this event is $13 for an individual day pass or $20 for the Adventure pass which includes tokens for other activities. Hot chocolate and snacks will be provided. In order for this event to happen, we do need help from our parents to stay and help supervise. Consent forms are located on the table in the foyer, on our Facebook page or request an email copy. Please contact Jenny Tenbrinke at 403-782-5901 if you can help, need a copy of the consent form or if you have any questions.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

What Is LIFE CHAIN? 

Annually, for the last 20+ years, on or near the 1st weekend in October, LIFE CHAIN invites the churches in each city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for one hour, while holding one of four approved pro-life signs. For more information see http://www.nationallifechain.org/ People who want to show they “Love Their Neighbour as themselves”, please join us in one hour of PRAYER on the NATIONAL LIFE CHAIN. This is a peaceful witness for the Sanctity of Human Life. It will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 2 to 3 p.m. along the Hwy 2A walking path & Woodland Dr. in Lacombe. Signs will be provided near No Frills. Bring a group from your church, your friends and family. For more information call Jonathan at 403-844-7421.

Attention Central AB Christian High School Society members: 

A special Society meeting will be held in the CACHS gym on Monday, October 2nd at 7:30 p.m. to discuss and vote on a motion to build an Industrial Arts facility. Plans can be viewed on the CACHS website. Your consideration, input and prayers are vital in all matters pertaining to the well-being of CACHS, including the decision that will be made in response to this proposal. If you have any questions requiring answers prior to the meeting, please feel free to contact Pete Hoekstra or Lennard VanderSchee, Board Chair, for further information.

Holy Lands Tour March 2019: 

In March 2019, in place of our regular Europe trip, Central Alberta Christian High school is headed to the Holy Lands! Interested in climbing Mt. Sanai, floating on the Dead Sea, sleeping in a Kibbutz, taking a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, or visiting Yad Vashem? There will be a meeting at CACHS on Wednesday, October 4th at 7:30 p.m. with Christian Journeys, our tour company, to discuss itinerary and questions. Christian Journeys specializes in bringing Scripture to life as they guide groups through the Bible’s geographic setting.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

IRAN - This September, children from families belonging to the Church of Iran denomination in the cities of Rasht and Shiraz have been told they must either study Shi'a Islam or leave school. Originally, these children, the majority of whom are second-generation Christians, and thereby recognized by the Iranian constitution to be part of a minority faith community, were granted access to religious instruction designed by members of the Christian community and approved by the Ministry of Education. Iran is party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which recognizes the rights of parents to ensure that the religious and moral education of their children is in line with their own convictions. Pray that God will uphold these children and their families, helping them to wisely deal with the situation. Rather, may the Spirit of our Lord instill within them a desire to grow and learn, to "increase in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men." (Luke 2:52). Considering this Biblical text, may the educational officials maintain the rights of the Christian students, in keeping with the country's constitution and, most importantly, God's Word. 
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