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October 22 Bulletin


Food for Thought:

Acts 2:46 - the early church gathered for prayer 'day-by-day' and we do well to do the same today. We live in a world that is enamored of spontaneity and so-called authenticity, and individualism. So it is important we realize we need to form the habit of praying together and watch "for favourable opportunities of prayer.

UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday, October 29th 

We welcome Pastor Sergei Sosedkin as he leads us in worship. Pastor Sergei is a Russian Ministry leader with Back to God Ministries International. As a young man he came to know Jesus through the Russian language translation of The Back to God Hour radio program! He now divides his time between Russia and the United States, supervising production of evangelism and discipleship resources.

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.

Congratulations to Ralph Bos and Dave Reitsma as they both celebrate their birthday on Tuesday. To you both we pray for a wonderful day filled with the Lord’s blessings of family and friends.

We want to thank the congregation for all the prayers lifted up on Steve’s behalf for the healing of his foot. Our prayers are being answered and the infection is gone. Now we continue to pray that the wound will completely heal. Thank you! Steve & Caroline Ogi

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

The Newsletter team

Is already looking for contributions for the November Newsletter. It was suggested to us to following Pastor Jacob Boer's message that we ask our readers to respond to the question he asked at the beginning of his message. The question was, "Did you have a mentor in your life and how did this person impact your life?" We would love to share your story and encourage you to submit it to us as soon as possible. If you need help in telling your story give Anita or Harriet a call.

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.

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.

Living Members 

Will meet at the home of Ken & Trudy Salomons next Sunday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m. Please study the next lesson on Ephesians.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth

meets this Tuesday, October 24th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

Bethel Youth: 

We will be holding an organizational meeting on Thursday, October 26th at 7:30 p.m. at the church for those interested in going on a Mission Trip during spring break 2018. If you or anyone you know is interested in going on a mission trip please be in attendance so we can get our team together and start fund raising together.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Remember November! Remember DOE!! 

Have you been to the Day Of Encouragement in the past? It’s approaching quickly and we would love to have you join us again on November 4th. It would be great to share your experience with someone in your church that does not know what the DOE is so they can come and experience a time of fellowship, learning and encouragement. Any questions, contact NADC by email at yournadc@gmail.com and register now at www.regonline.ca/DOE2017Edmonton

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

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.

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.

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank 

will have a booth at Agritrade in Red Deer, November 8th to 11th. If you’re coming to Agritrade, please stop by Booth 2060 on the Centrium Concourse for a visit. The Canadian Foodgrains Fall Meeting will be happening in Red Deer on November 16th at 6:00 p.m. at Living Stones Church. The banquet will be preceded by a growing project meeting at 4:00 p.m. These meetings are always a great opportunity to meet with many of our friends and supporters. Please RSVP to Alberta@foodgrainsbank.ca or to Terrence Barg at 780-621-6767 or Andre Visscher at 403-818-2315.

Central Alberta Youth Unlimited/YFC 

is looking for an individual or couple to serve as a House Parent(s) in the YU-Turn Home in Lacombe. The YU-Turn Home is a supportive independent skill development program for young men. Successful candidates will exhibit a strong commitment to live a Christ-centered life, will have proven relationship development skills, have strong communication skills and be a team player. The House Parent will make the YU-Turn Home in Lacombe their full time residence. Remuneration is room and board. Employment or schooling during daytime hours is encouraged. Closing date for applications is November 1st. For more information about the home or to apply, please contact Melissa Kuipers at 403-318-7857 / 403-789-CAYU or melissak@cayu.ca.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Mali 

In late September and early October, at least three churches have received "visits" from jihadists. Worshipping believers were driven out of their church, warning them that if they ever returned to ring the bells or pray, they would be killed. Most of the attacks have been claimed by a coalition of the region's most powerful Al-Qaeda affiliates. The extremist group also provided proof that they are holding six Western hostages - most of whom are Christians accused of working to convert Muslims to Christianity. Ask God to protect and preserve His church in Mali, specifically providing security to believers. Pray that He will comfort and deliver the six Western hostages.

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