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October 8 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.

Happy Birthday to Doreen Kits this Friday! Wishing you a wonderful day filled with blessings of love and laughter with family and friends!! J

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and kind words of condolence following the death of my father, Ben Schickerowski. How blessed I am to be a part of this church family! Martha Warner

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

Coffee Break: 

We are blessed to have a caregiver in the nursery on Wednesday mornings for Coffee Break. There are however days she is unable to come in. We are looking for someone willing to help us out in the nursery on Wednesday mornings once in a while. Talk to Margaret Roolker at 403-782-4506 or Jan Zuidhof at 403-885-5263 if you are able to help out.

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.

Craft Day 

Is coming - Ladies, we hope to start our craft days again on Saturday October 21st, Coffee will be ready at 10 a.m. and there will be a lunch prepared for you. Tea time is around 1:45 p.m. Bring a friend, your sister, your mother, your neighbour...everyone is welcome! Please let Margaret Roolker (403-782-4506) or Caroline Ogi (403-596-2258) know if you need a ride. Hope to see you all there.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth 

meets this Tuesday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Central Alberta Christian High School Industrial Arts Program update: 

On Monday, October 2nd a special Society meeting was held to decide whether CACHS should proceed with the construction of a shop facility to house an Industrial Arts program. After a time of prayer and discussion, a motion to build such a facility was passed. The Lord willing, the shop will be completed in time for the beginning of the 2018/19 school year. A drive in support of this project will begin shortly. The society covets your prayers and support for this exciting initiative!

October is Membership campaign month for Rehoboth Christian Ministries. 

As you read the upcoming Rehoboth “Flourish” Newsletter you will find the associated membership return envelope form in the middle portion of the newsletter. The Membership fee of $10 per person and supporting donations ensures the continuance of worthy benefits to allow our individuals to Flourish. Your liaison with Rehoboth is Sherry Tenbrinke & she can be reached at 403-782-7950 for more info. Please return to Sherry’s mailbox or return your tax-deductible membership fee and donation to: Rehoboth Christian Ministries, 3920–49 Avenue, Stony Plain, AB, T7Z 2J7. Remember to include your full name, address, postal code, and the name of the church you attend, for our records. Thank you for your faithful support of Rehoboth Christian Ministries.

A Mighty Fortress is Our God! 

On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther began the Protestant Reformation when he nailed his 95 theses to the doors of the Wittenberg Church. What does this mean for the Christian Reformed Church 500 years later? Classis Alberta North invites you to reflect with us how the Reformation in the past has shaped who we are today, and how as an ever-reforming Church we face the challenges of the future secure in God’s faithfulness. Join us at 7:30 p.m. on October 11th at Trinity CRC (13427 – 57 St., Edmonton). Our guest speaker will be Dr. Lyle Bierma, Professor of the History of Christianity at Calvin Seminary.

REFORMATION CELEBRATION--500TH ANNIVERSARY: 

Join the CRC and RCA church community in the Edmonton area for a special worship celebration. We are gathering at West End CRC (10015 149 St.) at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Join together in worship as we give thanks to the Lord for helping His Church recover the biblical doctrines we have come to know and live by as Protestants--salvation by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone. Nursery will be available for young children, up to 3 years old. Joyful Noise Children's Choir will be singing and gifted musicians leading the congregational singing. Father Philip Speranza, an Orthodox priest, and a "new to the reformed faith" pastor, Dr. Jason Dahlman of Ebenezer CRC in Leduc, will share the preaching to give us a view of the Reformation from two very different perspectives, looking back and looking forward. The offering will be for the Edmonton Native Healing Centre. For more information, call 780-475-2662 or go online at http://www.classisalbertanorth.ca and look for the Reformation Celebration announcement.

Day of Encouragement: 

30 years ago Edmonton experienced Black Friday, the greatest tornado disaster our province has ever seen. Were you there, do you have a story to share? CRC churches, NADC and World Renew were involved in relief and recovery efforts then and have continued to serve our communities ever since. Come to the DOE to hear a feature from World Renew's Disaster Response Services and see some of the material commemorating Black Friday. Contact NADC by email at yournadc@gmail.com to share and register now at www.regonline.ca/DOE2017Edmonton

Break Forth One 2018 

is scheduled to take place in Edmonton from January 26th to 28th, 2018. Break Forth One exists to unify, serve, equip & empower the church in Canada to live out the mission of Jesus. There will be presenters & workshops, music & worship. Take advantage of the Early bird registration – on until October 17th. Please see the flyers on the table in the foyer for more information.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Kazakhstan 

in defiance of its international human rights commitments bans all exercise of freedom of religion or belief without state permission. This means that religious communities which either do not apply, or are unable to gain state registration, are in effect banned and risk punishment if they continue to meet for worship. In August, a court fined and banned New Life Protestant Church in Oskemen because its church members sang religious songs at a summer camp. According to the Regional Religious Affairs Department, the church should have obtained written permission but had not; therefore, a record of an offence was drawn up. Pray that these believers will not be hindered from honoring Him by truly living out their faith. May they especially experience His reassuring presence by worshiping Him "in Spirit and in truth" (John 4:24). Intercede for the court officials, that their hearts will also be touched by the Spirit of the Living God.

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