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2018-09-30 Bulletin


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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.

Bill Noordhof has moved to Spruce Cottage (formerly Heartland Manor). He is settling in and is always happy to have a visitor. We pray that both he and Audrey will be able to make the adjustments smoothly and that God will grant good health and peace of mind.

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 Pastoral Search Committee

We have short listed to two prospective pastors who we are requesting interviews with. We are continuing to pursue other names and welcome any new possibilities. Please continue to pray for wisdom and discernment.

Service Schedules: 

In your mailboxes last week there were 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.

Prayer Meeting: 

There will be a prayer meeting at the home of Margaret on Tuesday, October 2nd, at 10 a.m. Is the Holy Spirit working in your heart to pray for our congregation? Please feel free to join us, so we can pray together and bring the needs of our church to the throne of God.

Coffee Break: 

Our Ladies' Bible study has started and is looking at a study The Power of Forgiveness. Pulling various portions of Scripture together, we get an amazing picture of what God's forgiveness looks like, and how we can become more forgiving as well. If you haven't joined us, you are welcome to come Wednesday mornings, at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We would love to see you there!

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.

Book Club: 

Ladies, there will be a Book Club meeting coming up in Thursday October 11th, at the home of Margaret, at 7:30 p.m. The book is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Refreshments will be by Gerry.

BETHEL YOUTH

Hey, are you in high school? 

YP's takes place 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.Hailey will be bringing snacks, all high school students welcome!

Tuesday Nite Youth 

will not be meeting this Tuesday, October 2nd due to a Leaders meeting. Please note that TNY students are helping with Circle of Friends this Thursday, October 4th at

5 p.m. For more information please contact your TNY leader.

Calling all Jr. Youth! 

On October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. we will gather in the kitchen at Bethel to create some delicious desserts for the Circle of Friends dinner on Thursday. Come for fun and fellowship as we work together in service in Jesus name. For more information contact Jenny Tenbrinke.

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

Prayer Group for Lacombe Christian School: 

Our 1st meeting will take place on October 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the LCS library. Please join our new prayer group which will meet once a month to lift our school before our Lord. This will not be an information session on current issues; rather we seek to join together in Christian community, in hope and in grace, to support our administration, teachers, board and students in these challenging times. We want to welcome all Christian education supporters, from parents to grandparents and anyone in between. We appreciate your willingness to serve in this way. Please text Janis Butcher at 403-357-9195 or email westof17@gmail.com if you are interested. Psalm 46:10. Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Lacombe Community Refugee Effort

We are excited to host a special evening of "East Meets West" featuring middle eastern and western food and music. On October 12th we will celebrate the great lengths the Al Omar family has come since arriving in Lacombe over 2 years ago and how our community has welcomed and embraced them. We will also look forward and announce our "Light Their Way" campaign. This is an open invitation to any interested community member. Please visit www.eastmeetswesttickets.eventbrite.ca to register.

CACHS Industrial Arts Open House BBQ and Dedication on October 22nd from 6 to 8 p.m. 

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! On Monday, October 22nd there will be an Open House BBQ at 6 p.m. followed by the Dedication at 7 p.m.. We encourage you to come and check it out and enjoy an evening of food and fellowship.

We invite you to join the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre 

on Thursday, October 25, 2018 for our 30th Anniversary Fall Fundraising Banquetat the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer. We are happy to welcome some former guests as well as hear directly from individuals whose lives have been directly impacted by the work of the Centre. The Banquet doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the Main Event beginning at 6 p.m. The evening will feature a delicious supper, silent auction and a fashion show. RSVP by October 12thby visiting 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.

Mark Your Calendar! Free Summit focused on Stewardship: 

Attend the CSS Stewardship Summit which endeavors to provide encouragement along with the training and resources on the topic of encouraging Stewardship. Join us on October 27th at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Kings University, and discover proven and practical ways to re-ignite the flame of excitement for the future of your church. Everyone welcome, lunch included. Space is limited, RSVP today to Annetta at info@csservices.ca.

Do You Feel Equipped As A Church Leader? 

Ben Bentum, Tom Baird, Gerald Van Smeerdyk and others are leading workshops that may interest you. This year's Day of Encouragement is on November 3rd at The King's University. We will have music by special guest Clinton Richardson. Talk to a Deacon for brochures or go to www.classisalbertanorth.ca/nadc to view details. Register at www.regonline.ca/doe2018edmonton. For more information contact NADC: 780-819-7488 or yournadc@gmail.com

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Nigeria: 

Open Doors USA has news of another attack in Nigeria. At least 27 people from five Christian villages along the Benue River have drowned, attempting to escape from Fulani militants. Hearing the sound of guns, many fled into the bush or river but could not swim. More than 45 others were injured and attackers set fire on numerous houses. Please pray, as it seems every day we hear of a new attack on our brothers and sisters in Nigeria. We pray for peace in this country and we ask the Lord to comfort the grieving families and bring justice. We ask to empower your church to bring light into this ever-increasing darkness.

RIGHTNOW MEDIA WEEKLY FEATURE

High School/Young Adults Ministries, This Is The Day by Tim Tebow: 

Sometimes life feels rigid,as if nothing could ever really change. Maybe we’re afraid of taking a step of faith. Or maybe we’re too injured from the past to move forward. Or maybe life threw us a curveball and we still don’t know how to react. No matter where you find yourself, you can make the most of today. In this inspirational series, Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow, shares stories from his life to illustrate what it means to seize each day for God’s glory. He challenges us to step out in courage because this is the day to act. Check out this title and other titles from Tim Tebow for your Youth and or Young Adults studies which are 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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