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2018-10-28 Bulletin


Next Sunday, November 4th 

We welcome Pastor Michael McGowan from Trinity CRC in Edmonton as he leads us in worship. It is World Hunger Sunday next week and we will be focusing on how World Renew works with those who struggle to have enough food for themselves and their families. Remember to bring your filled Peter Fish to help contribute to the fight against world hunger! All are welcome! J

Food for Thought: Here I am to worship; here I am to bow down, here I am to say, that You are my God...You’re altogether lovely..." Is Jesus lovely to you? Do you know what God thinks of those who think of Jesus as lovely? He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love; He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 Ever heard the Lord sing to you?

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.

Take time this week and remember our families who recently lost a loved one. In particular, we remember the Dykstra family. Tomorrow they celebrate the life of Lea Dykstra at 2 p.m. at Bethel. May our Lord comfort and strengthen them in this difficult time.

Directory Update: Steve & Gaylene Tenbrinke and Ken & Jenny Tenbrinke have had their mailing address changed to RR#1, Lacombe, AB, T4L 2N1 Please correct your directories.

Do remember those who are unable to worship regularly with us. Please keep Jennie Bajema and Rena DeRuiter in your prayers.

Pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

From the Deacons: 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 will be Sunday, November 18, 2018.

October Is Rehoboth Membership Month! 

Why not join thousands across Alberta as a Rehoboth member and support the ministry of supporting persons with developmental disabilities! Membership fees are just $10 each and additional donations of any amount are also greatly appreciated. Look for the October is Member Month envelope in your mail slot, and return to your canvasser, Sherry Tenbrinke, and place it in her mailbox or send it up to head office. Thank you!

Bethel Newsletter: 

Another month, another newsletter. November, Remembrance Day. The newsletter team is starting to work on the next issue. Please consider what you might have to contribute to help us get to know one another better as a growing family. We look to put the next issue together on November 2nd, so please have your contributions to us by Tuesday, October 30. We look forward to hearing from you. Harriet Luymes and Anita Geldof

Prayer Meeting: 

Our next meeting to pray for our congregation is on Tuesday, October 30th, at 10 a.m. at Margaret's home.

Book Club: 

Ladies, our book club will meet on November 8th, any 7:30 p.m., at the home of Margaret. The book of this month is Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly, and the refreshments will be provided by Ann. See you all there!

2019 Mexico Mission Trip

For those wanting to attend the Mexico Mission trip on March 16th through to the 22nd, please have your commitment letters and your $200 deposit handed into Carina, Jenny or Jackie by Nov 1st. Our next meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on November 6th in the fellowship hall. We have met the minimum of 10 youth BUT we are in need of adult leaders to proceed with this trip. Sinterklaas Bazaar has been booked for set up on November 30th and the event on December 1st. Please mark your calendars accordingly. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please Help Us Give!! 

On Tuesday November 13th, Tuesday Night Youth will be putting shoe boxes together again 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 30 shoe boxes. This is a great opportunity for you to be part of the Operation Christmas Child. There will be a box under the mail boxes for your donations. Donation ideas: short sleeve t shirts (no text or pictures is best) socks, small toys, good quality pens. Pencils crayons, sharpeners, tooth brush in a case, bar of soap in a case and hair accessories. NO FOOD PRODUCTS INCLUDING CANDY. Have fun picking things out for children that would not otherwise get gifts. If you have new Christmas cards we would love them to be included as well. If you would rather not shop, our youth LOVE to shop!!!! Just give a donation to Pete, Terry or Herman and they will send one of our youth to the mall!! There is also a cost of $7 per box for shipping. If you would like to make a donation for shipping we would love that too!! We look forward to letting you know how may shoe boxes we can put together. Thank you in advance, Pete Heidelberg, Herman Scholing and Terry Vandenborn

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Peoples 

Will be held at the home of the Vandeborns’ at 7 p.m. Grace is in charge of bringing snacks, all high school students welcome!

Tuesday Nite Youth 

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

ANNOUNCMENTS

Join us 

for an evening of Gospel Music by GOSPEL “792” on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Kozy Korner, Lacombe. Donations at the door and refreshments provided. For more information please call Harvey Prins 782-2642

Christian Schools Update: 

Lacombe Christian School, Ponoka Christian School, Rimbey Christian School and Central Alberta Christian High School have joined a coalition of schools and individuals challenging the constitutionality of recent amendments to the School Act, which mandates the following:

  1. Gay Straight- and Queer Straight Alliances must be set up at the request of even one student.
  2. Parents must not be notified of their child(ren)’s participation in these organizations.

Boards and school administrators have no authority in these matters and are required to comply. The Minister of Education has declared that failure post compliant policies will result in a loss of funding as of the 2019/20 school year. We await further communication from Alberta Education and the minister. Much time, effort and prayer has been devoted to responding to this issue in a prudent and principled manner. Please pray for our schools and communities as they face this unprecedented development, and The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms as it prepares our court challenge. For further information please check the following sites:

www.arpacanada.ca

www.parentchoice.ca

You’re Invited! Habitat for Humanity Information Session 

will be held Tuesday, November 6th at 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the LMC North County Room. Hear about an upcoming home opportunity in Lacombe, learn about eligibility for home ownership and apply to become a homeowner. For more information contact Janelle at 403-309-6080 ext. 101

Central Alberta Youth Unlimited

proudly presents Dessert Night at the Lacombe Memorial Centre for two nights, November 8th & 9th! Special guest Comedian Matt Falk will be preforming for you. Please look for the poster on the foyer bulletin board for all information.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

You're invited 

to celebrate with mosaicHouse CRC at the installation of Jeremiah Basuric as our newly Commissioned Pastor, on Sunday, November 4th at 10:30 a.m., at our East Campus (6811 92A Ave. the former Ottewell location). And, that same evening at 7 p.m., also at our East Campus, come celebrate God's faithfulness in the church planting movement in a combined worship service along with The River, mosaicHouse, Neighbourhood Life, Avenue, and The Bridge, to be launched next year in Fort Saskatchewan. To God be the glory!

Day of Encouragement

Don’t miss out on the Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference’s annual Day of Encouragement next Saturday, Nov. 3, at The King’s University in Edmonton. Come and learn what the idea of “Sacred Places” means for the sacredness of grief, for the sacred space of our culture, the missional church, and even our correctional system, as well as for holy places for everyday people. All that and numerous workshops as well. For more information, and to register, go to the NADC page on the Classis Alberta North website at www.classisalbertanorth.ca/nadc.

Ministry to Seafarers – Vancouver: 

We are preparing for the Christmas at Sea season for seafarers again this year, and your donations are much appreciated. You can still send to 401 E Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC V6A 4G9. However, this year we are having problems depositing cheques made out to "Ministry to Seafarers." Therefore, please make cheques payable to "Classis BCNW" and designate them to "Ministry to Seafarers, Christmas at Sea" on the memo line. Thank you.

Deepen Down into Advent: 

Our annual fall InterMission Silent Retreat takes place on December 7-9, 2018 at Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert. The Star is situated right in the centre (almost) of the lovely city of St. Albert and is close to many paths and parks. Retreat begins Friday at 7 p.m. and runs to Sunday 4 p.m. Two nights’ accommodation, peace, quiet, rest, reflection, prayer, 5 meals, up to 3 spiritual direction sessions, morning and evening prayers. Recently I read a quote by the grand old, now deceased, Robertson Davies: "It is easier to be busy than it is to be holy." Take time to be holy and get connected, to yourself, to God and others. $350 to register: rev.klok@gmail.com

RIGHTNOW MEDIA WEEKLY FEATURE

Video Devotionals: The Real God: 

There is a deep sense of unease in our rapidly changing world. Our distorted view of God is at the root of all our problems. Join Chip Ingram in this multi-faceted study of seven attributes of God. The Real God is an eight-week, discipleship campaign that’s designed to equip every member of your church, from children to adults, with an accurate, Biblical view of who God really is. Over the course of the campaign, you will explore seven core attributes of God’s character. In the process, you’ll take a deeper look at some common misperceptions about God as well as examining the truth about who He reveals Himself to be in Scripture. Check out this title and many others, for your Video Devotional studies. They 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.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

The Church in Sri Lanka has been facing increasing violence and discrimination in the past year. Contributing to the problem has been a recent rise in Hindu extremism taking root alongside the long-time Buddhist aggression. Let's unite our hearts in prayer for those in Sri Lanka who are being persecuted for their faith, thanking God for what He is accomplishing despite the opposition. May Christians serve as effective witnesses to those in need of eternal salvation and deliverance from spiritual captivity.

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