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2018-09-23 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.

Please remember Loraine Havinga in your prayers as her sister in the Netherlands has passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. May the peace of our Lord comfort you during this time.

Do remember those who are unable to worship regularly with us. Please keep Jenny Bajema, Klaas Boskers, Rena DeRuiter, Lea Dykstra and Bill Noordhof in your prayers.

Pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

From the Deacons: 

Please take note that beginning September 30, 2018 we will be going to only one collection plate during the offering. Remember, if you are writing a cheque to put a note in the memo portion, whether it is for Budget or otherwise. Any cash or Bethel bucks intended for the budget can be placed in an envelope provided in the pews. Please fill out the envelope before you place in the offering plate. We ask that you are all respectful of these offering envelopes and do not use them for other purposes. Thank you

Service Schedules: 

In your mailboxes today are the schedules for the coming three months. If you are unable to do your service PLEASE find you own replacements. If you have any questions or concerns please let Dana know for the next schedule in the new year.

Craft Day: 

On Saturday September 29th we will have our Craft Day. We will have the coffee ready for 9:30 a.m. There will be a warm lunch provided for you, and tea in the afternoon. Please let either Margaret (403-782-4506) or Caroline (403-596-2258) know if you are attending or if you need transportation, so we can plan for the luncheon. Bring a friend! See you there.

Prayer Meetings:

The regular prayer meetings have started again. This is an important ministry of our church. The LORD is our rock, our fortress and our deliverer. Our God is our rock, in whom we take refuge. He is our shield and the horn of our salvation, our stronghold. Psalm 18:2 We will call onto the Lord.We can pray this back to our Lord, and ask Him to make this true for each one of us, young or old. How would our Lacombe community see Bethel church then?

Bethel Newsletter

Time to start thinking about the next newsletter. We hope to have it in your mailboxes for Sunday, October 7th, Thanksgiving weekend. If you have something you would like to include, please submit it to either Harriet Luymes or Anita Geldof by Tuesday, October 2nd. If you plan to have an item that we can just photocopy as is, please don’t write on it. Please add a sticky note. We are always looking for stories, poems; personal things that help us get to know one another better. As we celebrate the goodness of the Lord, please feel free to share with the rest of the congregation. As your Bible study groups and other ministry groups begin, let us know what you are studying and what we can pray for, as you begin a new year of making new and better disciples for Christ in our Family at Bethel.

BETHEL YOUTH

Hey, are you in high school? 

YP's starts tonight at the Vandenborns! 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. We will start with a Bible study, games and snack. This year we will be studying Colossians from the Right Now Media site. All High school kids welcome!

Tuesday Nite Youth 

meets this Tuesday, September 25th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

GEMS Girls 

It’s that time of year again!! GEMS Registration and craft night will be on Thursday, October 4th from 7-8:30 p.m. All girls in grades 3-7 come out and see what it’s all about. Feel free to invite your friends; it’s going to be another great year!!!

ANNOUNCMENTS

The Studion School for Spiritual Direction

We are taking applicants for the start of its second co-hort group which begins this fall. What is spiritual direction? Why does it matter? How can it help the church? Check out the website at www.thestudionschool.com or contact Pastor Ron Klok at rev.klok@gmail.com for more info.

The Mustard Seed, Red Deer, 1st annual Seeds of Hope Gala, 

Let’s Face It, will be on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel. All details can be found on a poster on the foyer bulletin board.

CACHS Industrial Arts Open House

The new shop is built and the Industrial Arts Building Committee has completed its mandate! Our committee has felt the great community support around CACHS and we are counting our many blessings! There will be an Open House on October 22 at 6 pm, where there will be a BBQ with refreshments and a dedication of the new building. We encourage you to come and check it out and enjoy an evening of food and fellowship.

Free Summit focused on Stewardship: 

Attend the CSS Stewardship Summit which endeavors to provide encouragementalong with the training and resources on the topic of Stewardship. Join us on October 27th, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discover proven and practical ways to re-ignite the flame of excitement for the future of your church. Everyone Welcome! Includes lunch. RSVP to Annetta at info@csservices.ca

Helping Those in Your Church and Community: 

On November 3rd, Day of Encouragementhas workshops to address that desire. Bill McAlpine will lead a workshop on how your church building itself may shape you and your missional engagement with community. This day offers a great opportunity to connect with others, to share ideas and gather new insights. Look for the brochure poster on the bulletin board in the foyer or go to www.classisalbertanorth.ca/nadc to view details. Register at www.regonline.ca/doe2018edmonton. For more information contact your Deacon or NADC: 780-819-7488 or yournadc@gmail.com

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Morocco: 

Local Christians meet in houses because they cannot get permission and official recognition to meet in public. The authorities also monitor them and they risk persecution if they evangelize. Pray for wisdom and guidance for Christians in this country.

RIGHTNOW MEDIA WEEKLY FEATURE

Children/Family Ministries: 

Phil Vischer, Founder of Jellyfish Labs and co-creator of the acclaimed VeggieTales, brings a brand new show all about the Bible the Mr. Phil Show. Join some familiar friends and some new ones too, as they learn more about God's Word. Explore the Bible as a family and have fun along the way! Check out these other titles from Phil Vischer for your family fun night which is located on the Rightnow Media site or the App under the Bethel CRC library and then the Weekly Feature. Take a look today!! If you are in need of assistance, please contact Dana.

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