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October 1 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.

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

Pray for our missionaries around the world. 

Bethel News

Pastor Search Committee: 

Our group is getting to know each other a little more every time we meet. We work very well together. A few of our team members had a short interview with 2 of our potential pastors. They went well. In the next two weeks we are going to collect and contact references, and listen to a few more sermons. Please continue to pray for God’s leading in this process.

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.

Living Members 

will be held at the home of Arnie and Sherry Tenbrinke tonight at 7:00 p.m. Please study lesson 5 in discover Ephesians.

Seniors’ Club: 

Do you like interacting with other seniors? Like singing the old hymns? Like to enjoy coffee and goodies while exploring various topics of interest to seniors. You are invited to join the Seniors’ Club at Bethel CRC on October 3rd at 9:30 a.m. Elevator access is available. Hope to see you there!

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.

Book Club: 

Our next meeting is coming up on Thursday October 12th at 7:30 p.m. at Margaret Roolker’s. The title of the book is Davita's Harp, by Chaim Potok. Refreshments: Gerry Prins. Bring a friend - hope to see you all there.

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Peoples 

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

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

Attention Central AB Christian High School Society members: 

A special Society meeting will be held in the CACHS gym on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM to discuss and vote on a motion to build an Industrial Arts facility. Plans can be viewed on the CACHS website. If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to vote, absentee ballots are available at the school office. 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.

Day of Encouragement 

Early Bird Deadline is approaching quickly. Last chance to get registered at a discounted price is by October 6th at midnight! Register at www.regonline.ca/DOE2017Edmonton or email yournadc@gmail.com. More info can be found on social media at www.facebook.com/yournadc/ and do not forget to like our page to follow regular updates there.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

China 

Government officials in Henan province closed down a Christian run institution dedicated to teaching children good morals, with allegations that its religious component was "brainwashing" the students. In addition to closing down the academy and confiscating the textbooks, the officers seized other items belonging to the church including a computer. Since the ban on the academy, however, the officials have not harassed the church again. Such prohibitions on teaching religion to children are common in China, despite the Chinese Constitution's guarantee that all citizens have the right to enjoy freedom of belief. May God honor the faithfulness of the parents who are wanting to raise their children in the ways of the Lord by instilling spiritual truths deep within their hearts. Petition the Lord to also change the hearts of those in authority, that they may be moved by the witness of these Chinese believers.

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