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2018-02-25 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.

Congratulations to Hans Spelt with the celebration of his birthday today. May you be blessed on your birthday and in the year to come!

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.

Bethel News

The Fellowship Ministry Team 

Has a couple events scheduled for the near future.

  • Guess Who Is Coming for Coffee is scheduled for next Sunday, March 4th. The signup sheet will be on the table in the foyer until today. Sign up and get to know some fellow members a bit better.
  • A Potluck Lunch is scheduled for Sunday, March 11th following the morning worship service. Meat and buns will be provided and you are asked to bring either a salad or dessert that will serve 15 people.

Congregational Meeting 

The Spring Congregational meeting is scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 8th. All ministry leadership teams are asked to bring their annual report. We ask all other Bible study groups & ministries (Cadets, GEMS, Friendship etc.) to submit a report to the April issue of the Bethel Newsletter.

NOMINATIONS FOR COUNCIL:

It’s that time of year again to consider Council nominations. This year we require 2 Elders, 2 Youth Elders and 1 Deacon to be added as part of Council for the next three years.

Completing their terms this year as Elder are Marvin Ebens and Darran Vreugdenhil, Youth Elder, Wayne Bouwman and Terry Vandenborn and Deacon, Ed Stol.

Who is eligible for nomination? All office bearers are given a two year break between terms of service. Those who are therefore ineligible are: Gord Bos, Cathy Dowling, Henry Eisses, August Luymes and Craig Van Stryland. Women are eligible for the position of deacon. You do not need to speak with each person to nominate them and you can nominate as many people as you feel are qualified. The district elders will officially approach people with the appropriate amount of nominations.

The present Council members are: Wayne Bouwman, Marvin Ebens, Pete Heidelberg, Bryan Noordhof, Peter Prins, Trudy Salomons, Herman Scholing, Ed Stol, Terry Vandenborn, Kyle Van Stryland, Rod Venhuis, Darran Vreugdenhil, and Rick Wildeboer.

Please prayerfully consider nominating those members you feel are gifted to serve as office bearers. A nomination form will be handed out before the collections are taken during the March 4, 2018 worship service and the form will be collected as you leave the sanctuary that morning. For those who cannot be present on March 4th, nomination ballots will be available on February 25, 2018 from any Council member. All nominations need to be submitted to the Council prior to the Council Executive meeting on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Wayne Bouwman. In the weeks preceding nominations we seek the Lord for His guidance in this process. Council deeply appreciates your prayerful consideration in this matter.

New Church Directory: 

An up to date directory is in the works and we need your help. If your information in the current blue directory is incorrect, please email your corrections to our office at bchurch2@shaw.ca or place a note in our secretaries’ mailbox in the foyer. Today is the deadline for sending us corrections, as we are planning to print the new church directory by the end of February. Thank you from the Church secretaries!

Bethel Newsletter: 

Another month gone by. Time for our March edition. We celebrate Palm Sunday and Good Friday in March with Easter Sunday being April 1st. We do look forward to Spring beginning to arrive in March so send us some notes or poems or drawings or recipes or stories and we will do our best to include them in the Bethel newsletter. As always, we strive to make it interesting, informative reading that helps us stay connected and grow as a family of disciples of Christ. Praying for one another and encouraging each other is the best way to grow.

Vacation Bible School 

Time moves fast, and the snow we see now will be gone in a few weeks! Seasons will always come and go, and with that we need to start thinking ahead. The first meetings for this year’s VBS have been held, and we are asking for helpers. If you feel the Holy Spirit nudging you to be part of this children's ministry, please join us. VBS will be the week of July 16th – 20th. For information you can contact Harriet Luymes, Mel Zuidhof or Margaret Roolker. Watch for further announcements, also in the Newsletter!

FRIENDSHIP

Friendship is a ministry for disabled adults that meets here at Bethel on Monday nights from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. from October through April. We meet for singing, Bible Study, prayer and snack. We have mentors(teachers) and Friends (students) from many backgrounds and churches. Currently we have 17 Friends and 12 mentors. The program is designed to have one mentor per friend. It is very important to our friends that they each have their own mentor. They take pride in their mentor and cherish their friendship. Currently we have 5 mentors missing from our program and have 5 friends eagerly awaiting their own mentor. We have 4 men (one young man in his 20s) and one young lady looking for a mentor. If you enjoy an evening out with a friend singing, praying, worshipping and eating this is the program for you. I promise you will leave with a smile on your face and your cup filled for the week!!!! Please call or text if you would like to discuss this further! Donna Vandenborn at 403-506-9993.

All ladies are invited to a miscellaneous bridal shower 

in honour of Karyn Zuidhof, bride-to-be of Jeremy Doell. Come and join us for an evening of fun and fellowship on Friday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring appetizers, sweet treats or fruits/vegetables to share for the light luncheon.

Living Members 

will meet on Sunday, March 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Harry & Dorothy Wildeboer. Please review Lesson 2 in the Parables Study booklet.

ATTENTION Book Club Ladies,

 Our meeting in March has been changed from Thursday, March 8th to Wednesday, March 7th.This is due to the upcoming Congregational Meeting. The book is I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markowitz. Refreshments will be Pauline Bos.

BETHEL YOUTH

Mexico Mission: 

We will be having a mission meeting on Tuesday, February 27th at 6:00 p.m. at the church. Remember to bring along your signed Parental Consent forms and any corporate donations you have collected.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

meets this Tuesday, February 27th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

Youth! 

There will be chicken catching at Van Strylands’ on Saturday, March 3rd at 9:00 a.m. If you need a ride please contact Wayne Bouwman at 403-348-7214.

Junior Youth Event

at Getch Game On at 1102 4876A 46 St., Lacombe on Wednesday, March 14th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. This will give us time for 2 games costing $17.50 per child. They do require parents to sign a waiver which can be done on their Facebook page or come a bit early to sign the waiver ay their facility. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up their children as well. Contact Jenny Tenbrinke at 403-782-5901 for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lacombe Volunteer Link 

will be having their Annual General Meeting on March 13th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Lacombe. All are invited to come hear our guest speaker Judy Pyra. Judy is the Outreach Coordinator at Lacombe and District FCSS. She will be speaking about challenges and successes in our community, as well as, how the Benevolent Fund is managed. Refreshments will be served.

Urgently needed

a willing person to sit with a gentleman in Lacombe, who suffers with MS, for a couple of hours a week or bi-weekly. Carol, his wife and caregiver is in need of some respite and needs a couple of hours a week to run some errands, get groceries etc. For more information you may call Rick Wildeboer at 403-782-1584 or e-mail rmwildeboer@gmail.com. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to serve as a good neighbour in our community.

The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre 

is excited to present the 4th Annual Musical Production Bow the Knee. A cast/choir tells this story as seen through the eyes of a Roman Centurion. From the live music and orchestra, sets, drama, and costumes, everything comes together to tell the story in a way that grips the audience and draws them into the greatest story ever told. An Easter event for the whole family, this is a story you won’t soon forget! Rush seating, tickets required. This event will be held from March 22nd – 24th at 7 p.m. & March 24th at 2:30 p.m. at theRed Deer Memorial Centre. This is free to attend, thanks to numerous event sponsors. Tickets are now available by calling 403-343-1611 or can be picked up at 53rd Street Music or Kennedy’s Parable. For more information visit www.pregnancycare.ca/events/. or check out the poster on the foyer bulletin board. Donations for the CAPCC Maternity Home will be accepted.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Eritrea

Please pray for church leaders in Eritrea as they live out their faith in the midst of very difficult circumstances. They endure suffering, hardships and much persecution for the sake of the Gospel. Many Christians are imprisoned and their families await their return.

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