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2018-10-07 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 Doreen Kits as she celebrates her birthday this Saturday. Wishing you a wonderful day filled with rich blessings, love and laughter with family and friends. J

Directory Update:

Please note that August & Harriet Luymes have a new address, RR#1, Lacombe, AB, T4L 2N1

Our family would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the thoughtfulness presented to us and love we have been given during our time of bereavement. Through your prayers and visits, cards, flowers and phone calls, we have been blessed and are grateful. The Ebens families

Prayer request for comfort and peace for our members John Bos, Shirley Bauer and Ray Ames. Each are struggling with cancer and we ask our Lord to comfort and guide them through this very difficult time. For their families and care givers we pray for strength and peace.

It’s with heavy hearts that we inform the congregation that Klaas Boskers had passed away early Thursday morning and Bill Noordhof passed early Friday morning. We can celebrate that both gentleman now live in Glory with his Lord and Savior! Klaas Boskers memorial service will be held here at Bethel, Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 1 p.m. Bill Noordhof memorial has yet to be announced. Please keep the families of Klaas Boskers and Bill Noordhof in your prayers in the coming days. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants. Psalm 116:15

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

Large Print Bulletins 

Are available for those who desire a copy. A guest copy may be found on the foyer table. Contact Dana by phone or email, to have your copy delivered into your mailbox weekly.

Book Club: 

There will be a meeting of the Book Club on Thursday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Margaret. The book is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Refreshments we be by Gerry. See you all there!

Prayer Meeting 

Advance notice: there will be a prayer meeting on Tuesday October 16th, at the home of Margaret Roolker. All who feel led by the Holy Spirit to come together to pray for the needs of our congregation are welcome to join us every other Tuesday.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth

meets this Tuesday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

ANNOUNCMENTS

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.

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.

Do You Want to Connect with a Denominational Leader? 

Bernadette Arthur, Danielle Steenwyk-Rowaan, Cindy Stover and Peter Bulthuis are all going to be joining us from head offices out east. Bryan Haley will also be offering a full day of administrative training for our church employees and volunteers. For more information look for the poster on the bulletin board in the foyer or ask for a brochure from a Deacon. You may also 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

Faith in Action: Practicing Biblical Advocacy in Canada. 

Advocacy matters! When you speak out, you reflect the Biblical call to work towards a just world in which structures and institutions give all of creation the opportunity to thrive. Contacting elected officials may be daunting, but sharing your opinion can make a real difference with the justice issues that you care about, and can bring about long-term changes to unjust systems. Cindy Stover, our denomination’s Justice Mobilizer, will facilitate a workshop will that help you learn how to navigate the political system to have your voice heard by local, provincial, and national leaders. Activities walk you through research methods, key messaging, letter writing, planning and role-playing your talking points, and setting up in-person meetings. When: Saturday, October 27 from 9:30 – 3:30, Where: West End Christian Reformed Church, 10015 149 St. Edmonton, Registration: $10.00 includes lunch. Please let us know if you have any dietary needs. Contact: Margo DeMoor at demoors@shaw.ca or 780-634-5193 for more information and to register.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Pakistan

Faraz Ahmed Badar, a 26 year old Christian pharmacist was killed by being doused with acid as he was leaving work on September 5th. He had faced regular harassment from a Muslim colleague who did not appreciate having a Christian as his manager. Faraz's parents are seeking justice for his death. His father states: "My son was targeted for his Christian faith. I don't think we, the Christians, are safe in Pakistan. However, it is our country and we love it with our soul and spirit. We won't seek refuge." Lift these parents to the Lord as they mourn the loss of their son. Remember other Christians in Pakistan who face similar threats. Intercede for those responsible for these crimes.

RIGHTNOW MEDIA WEEKLY FEATURE

Marriage/Relationship: Love Like That, 5 Relationship Secrets from Jesus, 

by Dr. Les Parrott and Love Talk with Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott. Two studies intended for couples to navigate the love they share as well as the love that they share with Jesus. Take some time with your loved one to study your Bible and your relationship together! Check out these titles and many others for your Marriage and Relationship 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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