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November 12 Bulletin

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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, Rena DeRuiter, Lea Dykstra and Ernie Stebner in your prayers.

Pray for our missionaries around the world.


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 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 is TODAY, November 12th. If you haven’t filled a shoebox but would like to help….please keep reading!


On Tuesday, November 14th, Tuesday Nite Youth will be putting together shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. All the students and leaders are going to bring stuff to fill the boxes. We would like to ask you to help out and provide some items so we can reach our goal of 20-25 shoeboxes. This is a great way for you to be part of Operation Christmas Child. There will be a box under the church mailboxes for your donations.

Donation ideas: 

short sleeve t-shirts (no text or picture is best), socks, small toys, good quality pens, pencil crayons, sharpeners, tooth brush in a case, bar of soap in a case, and hair accessories. NO FOOD PRODUCTS including CANDY.

Have fun picking out things for children who would not otherwise receive gifts. If you have new Christmas cards that would be great also. Each shoebox costs $10 to ship. If you are interested in helping out with shipping costs please talk to Pete Heidelberg. We look forward to letting you know how many we filled!!

The World Renew 2017-2018 Gift Catalogue 

is in your church mailbox today. Using this Gift Catalogue is a way to “stand in the gap” on behalf of people who face oppression and poverty. Each duck, seed, and water pump is a powerful intervention that can repair harm and help build resilience in people’s lives. Praying for and helping others is the stuff that holds us together as followers of Jesus Christ, even as we are standing in the need of help and prayer ourselves.

Highlights of the November 8th Full Council Meeting:

  1. Council reviewed the budged that will be presented at the congregational meeting. Motion passed for the budget to be presented to the congregation at the congregational meeting.
  2. The pastoral search committee presented a motion to council to have a prospective pastor, Aaron Greydanus and his wife, Michelle, brought in for a weekend visit. Council approved.
  3. Council completed an activity to determine some of the attributes that we would value in a prospective pastor. This was on the request of the search committee and the prospective pastor, Aaron Greydanus.
  4. Council approved a motion to apply for a summer student pastor.
  5. Congregational Meeting is planned for November 29th at 7:30 pm.

Lost & Found: 

The box at the bottom of the stairs at the front of the church is overflowing with a vast assortment of coats & hoodies - many of which seem to show up after Tuesday Nite Youth - Tupperware and toys. Please take a moment to check for any items which might belong to YOU. Leftovers will be given to the Building Blocks Thrift store soon!

Christmas Fair:

There was a notice in the Newsletter that the Christmas Fair that some of us had hoped to plan would be combined with the Sinterklaas Bazaar and that part of the proceeds would go to the fundraising for the Mexico Team. Unfortunately, things were assumed too early and it is not going to be as printed in the Newsletter. As of this moment no decisions have been made as to what will happen. Maybe we can organize something like this next year. Margaret Roolker

Prayer meeting: 

For those who want to gather in prayer for the ongoing ministries in our church, and the work of the Holy Spirit among us, you are welcome to join us as we meet on Tuesday morning, November 14th at 10:00 a.m., at Margaret Roolker's, 5123-52 Street in Lacombe.

Coffee Break: 

Ladies, on Wednesday morning, November 15th, there will be a Potluck Breakfast. Come at 9:00 a.m. for a delicious breakfast, and wonderful fellowship, before we start our new study on the Book of Acts, Part 1. Everyone is welcome!

Craft Day: 

There is a Craft Day coming up, Saturday, November 18th. The Coffee will be ready at 10:00 a.m. There will be lunch provided, and tea will be served at 1:45 p.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend, so lunch can be prepared. If you need transportation, please contact Margaret (403-782-4506), or Caroline Ogi (403-596-2258). See you there!

Come warm up with food and fellowship! 

The Fellowship Ministry Leadership team is hosting a soup and bun potluck at noon on Sunday, November 26th in the Fellowship hall. Please bring a large pot of soup OR prepared buns and dessert to share with our church family and guests.

Please mark your calendars for the Bethel Congregational Meeting to be held Wednesday, November 29th at 7:30 p.m. We will be looking at and voting on the proposed Bethel budget for 2018 as well as other items.


Young Peoples 

will meet for a Bible study this evening at the Vandenborns’ at 7:00 p.m. Snack - Erica van Gyssel.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

Meets this Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you there!


Classis Alberta North is looking for a full-time Youth Ministry Consultant. 

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership development and mentorship for paid youth staff, volunteers, and councils in youth and young adult ministry. Potential candidates will have an abundance of youth ministry experience and applicable education. To see the job description and/or apply email cover letter and resume to bouwman.wayne@gmail.com by January 1st.

Free Advent Devotional: 

"Immanuel, Incarnate" is an email devotional series that features reflections from CRC ministries around the world during Advent 2017. World Renew and the CRC Office of Social Justice will explore the Incarnation of Christ and His presence in our lives as we prepare to celebrate His birth. Each devotion will be delivered to your email inbox every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting December 4th through Christmas Day. Go to crcna.org/advent to sign up today!


Central Alberta Christian High School’s Fall Drive/Capital Campaign 

will be starting November 12th. You should be receiving an information sheet today and you will be contacted by a canvasser in your area. For more information please call Wendy at the school (403-782-4535) or you may send your donation directly to the school at 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, AB, T4L 1G7. Attention: Wendy Barnes. Please consider the Fall Drive/Capital Campaign prayerfully.

What is Fentanyl

and the importance of being aware of the dangers it represents in our community. Lacombe Christian School & CACHS invite you to come out to this proactive community discussion to raise awareness of the very real threat that fentanyl is posing, and to help understand the crisis happening in our communities. The presentation is at Lacombe Christian School, West Campus on November 15th, at 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. We encourage parents to attend, and will be age appropriate for older students (Junior High and up).

Acting Auditions 

Will be held on Saturday, November 18th starting at 10:30am at the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre (5116 47th Street, Red Deer) for the production of “Bow the Knee”.

For complete details of the audition please see the poster on the foyer bulletin board.

After the great success of the previous three years, we are once again bringing a dramatic musical production to our community under the new direction of Sharon Nielsen, Bow the Knee. This will again be a fundraising event for the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre Maternity Home providing a safe healthy environment for pregnant and parenting young women. Performances will be on March 22- 24, 2018 at the Memorial Centre in Red Deer.

CACHS Alumni Volleyball Tournament: 

The CACHS Alumni Volleyball tournament will be held December 22nd and/or 23rd. There is a bit of a new format for entering this year. Men’s or women’s teams may enter as in years past but any individual CACHS alumni that played competitive volleyball at CACHS is encouraged to enter, please indicate what position you like to play. Also, if you have a few individuals who like to play together but need a few extras, you can enter as a group and we will complete your team. Teams must consist of no more than two non-alumni. Cost is $20/person. Deadline to enter is December 15th. For more information or to enter please text Colleen at 403-302-2659 or email lc.schee@gmail.com.



Hundreds of Christian families had recently returned to their hometown after being displaced for years due to attacks by the ISIS terrorist group, only to be forced to flee their northern Iraq community all over again. These families have since relocated to Alqosh and other Christian villages in the Nineveh Plains where they are now seeking refuge from the internal conflict that's presently taking place between two of the country's governmental factions. Join in the urgent prayer for peace in this country, especially in areas where the conflict is prevalent. May God help overcome the severe trauma Christians have endured by strengthening their faith and ensuring their needs for safety and provision are met. Intercede for Iraq's political leaders, asking the Lord to grant them wisdom, diplomacy and direction as they seek to govern the country justly and for the overall betterment of the people.

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