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October 15 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

Guess Who is Coming for Coffee 

Is on the agenda for the evening of Sunday, November 5th. If you would like to participate either as a host or a visitor, sign up on the sheet on the table in the foyer by October 29th. Sign up to fellowship with and get to know others who attend Bethel.

Food for Thought: 

About praying together, with the Church of all times: because prayer connects us to the Church, in all times. The prayers of long ago saints may yet be answered in the Church of today, and our supplications may find their fulfillment in a generation still unborn.

From the Deacons: 

We thankfully delivered 752 pounds of food to the Lacombe Community Food bank last week! Thank you for giving so generously.

A HUGE thank you 

To everyone that came out on Monday to support the GEMS with the pancake breakfast. The girls had so much fun and are looking forward to a new year. The leaders want to thank all the GEMS girls who made it out to help prepare the breakfast, we really appreciated all the extra help!!! A total of $1835 was raised, so thank you all!

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child: 

It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about Christmas. Are you willing to fill a shoebox for a child who is in need? The shoeboxes are available under the table in the foyer. A brochure is included in each shoebox with instructions on what to fill the boxes with and what not to include. Once they are filled please bring them back to the church. The last date for collecting them at church will be Sunday, November 12th.

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.

Cadets

will be starting once again for this year on Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. Cadets is for boys in Grades 4-9. Generally, we meet every other Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. There are also some extra events throughout the year. Parents, please come in with your boys on October 18th, as we will need you to fill in a registration form. Dues for the year are $40. Cheques can be made payable to Bethel Cadets. A calendar for the year will be coming later.

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

Young Peoples 

will have a Bible study this evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Vandenborns’. Hannah brings the snack.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

meets this Tuesday, October 17th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Neighbourhood Life Update for Central Alberta 

Last month I returned from leading Neighbourhood Life in Terrace, BC for 9 days. That included workshops, preaching, and teaching, answering questions regarding my book and walking several neighbourhoods with various people. The practical aspects were very interesting. For example, walking one’s neighbourhood for the purpose of being present is not a common request. The discomfort turned to blessing as they started out their front door. I will be returning to Terrace in February for 'round two.' In Red Deer, I continue to lead workshops twice per month on behalf of FCSS. This has introduced me to many different neighbourhoods and the people who recognize the value of loving neighbours. In Sylvan Lake, the Alliance church has requested preaching, teaching as well. And in Lacombe, we are hosting two evenings to connect other neighbourhood leaders on October 29th and November 19th at the YU Turn Center. More information is available soon. Please email me at rickabma@gmail.com or text/phone 403-505-9897. We are also looking for financial support for the new season, so if you are able to contribute please do so by sending it to 'Wolfcreek Community Church / Neighbourhood Life." Pastor Rick Abma

Day of Encouragement: 

This year for the first time, the DOE will feature an Art Exhibit by local artists. We have come alongside the Mustard Seed art program in order to display art pieces made by the people in their community. The Auditorium space at the King's University where the DOE takes place will be adorned with the beautiful art work for our enjoyment and to purchase if so moved. Any questions contact NADC by email at yournadc@gmail.com and register now at www.regonline.ca/DOE2017Edmonton

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.

CALL TO THE WALL 

is being held at Bethel Community Church, 14204, 25 Street NW, Edmonton, AB. This is being held on Friday, October 20th at 7:30 p.m. till Saturday, October 21st at 5:00 p.m. Call to the Wall is praying for awakening, renewal and revival within Canada. No Agenda. No Teaching. A time to be led by the Holy Spirit. We shall move into prayer and worship as the Spirit leads relying upon Him to give direction and shape to our time of prayer for our nation. There is a $20 fee for lunch and refreshments. Register at: ww.dunamisfellowshipcanada.org

Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre

We invite you to join the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre on Thursday, November 2, 2017 for our annual Fall Fundraising Banquet Abundance, “far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be the glory” (Ephesians 3:20-21). We will be celebrating the Grand Opening of the new Red Deer office and Phase 2 of the Maternity Home, as well as the expansion of programs and services throughout Central Alberta. The Grand Opening of our new office will be held at 5116 47 St, Red Deer, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. The Banquet doors will open at 6 p.m. with the Main Event beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer. RSVP for the banquet by October 20th. Visit www.pregnancycare.ca/events, email event@pregnancycare.ca or call 403-343-1611 to reserve your seat at no cost for this opportunity to financially support the CAPCC.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Sudan 

The government of Sudan continues to sabotage the Christian church and aid organizations in their attempts to efficiently assist South Sudanese Christian refugees. Since early September, Christian children are being denied food in Sudan's refugee camps unless they recite Islamic prayers. Since the outbreak of the 2013 civil war in South Sudan, over 700,000 refugees were driven north into Sudan, and almost one million more have fled south across Uganda's open borders. Most of these refugees are Christians. Pray that as they rely on the Lord for His provision and guidance, He will work wonders in their midst so they can partake of His goodness and loving kindness, without any obstacles or hindrance, through the charitable efforts of others who are serving as His caring hands and feet.

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