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2018-12-30 Bulletin


Tuesday, January 1st, New Year’s Day Service 

we will gather together at 10:30 a.m. to begin the New Year with Pastor Bob Hosmer and Rod Venhuis as they lead us in worship as we Put God in Our Plans, based on James 4:13-17.

Next Sunday, January 6th 

We welcome August Luymes as he leads us in worship. He will bring a message entitled, How is Your Mind?, based on Philippians 2:1-7, 4:8.

Food for Thought:

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer...in whom I take refuge.

Psalm 18:2. It's just about the end of the year. And not one day did our heavenly Father forget to take care of us. Not once did His eyes stray, nor did He move his hands away from us. He was there, all the time, true to His own promise: "Fear not, I will be with you..." What will be your response be to Him, in the coming year?

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

Please remember our church family in your daily prayers, at mealtimes and during your personal devotions. Continue to pray for John Bos, Shirley Bauer, Henry & Anita Geldof and Steve Ogi. Remember those who are unable to worship regularly with us, Jennie Bajema, Bill Wildeboer and Rena DeRuiter. Pray also for those who struggle in silence with ongoing physical, spiritual, and emotional issues. I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 2 Timothy 1:3.

Please note that Pita Doornenbal has moved from suite 203 to suite 403 at the Royal Oak.

Thank you to the Bethel Congregation for all the lovely Christmas cards. With the absence of Ernie this Christmas season, they warmed my heart over the holidays. Willie Stebner

Congratulations to Jake & Agnes Prins for their 65th wedding anniversary. Truly an inspiration and testimony to many! May God continue to bless you in the coming year! The flowers on the organ are a gift to the couple from the congregation.

Thanks be to God for his faithfulness! The treat at coffee time today is in honor of Jake & Agnes Prins 65th Wedding Anniversary, which was celebrated with family yesterday, Saturday, December 29th.

Continue to pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Lacombe Community Christmas Dinner 2018: 

Many of you have heard by now that we had the pleasure of serving around 350 people at the Christmas Dinner. Thank you to our generous Church family for making this possible. Thank you to all of the volunteers, who prepared food, prepared desserts, served food and cleaned up the hall. Thanks to the Evelyn and Emily Eisses for being our musicians, plus Charlotte and Simon Keitel. Thank you for supporting this event financially. It was such a wonderful time of working together and sharing the miracle of Christ's birth with our community. We pray for all those in attendance, they felt God’s nearness and blessing to them on Christmas Day and into the New Year.

2019 Church Directory: Last Chance!!

In your mailboxes you would have found a print out of your directory information. Please take a few moments and look at your information. If there are any corrections to be made, write out what you would like to be seen in the new edition and place in the secretary mailbox on the lower left side of the mailboxes. If there are no corrections to be made, simply discard the paper in the recycling box under the mailboxes. Date of delivery of your new directory will be January 6, 2019.

Church Mailboxes: 

Please note in the New Year, Dana will be rearranging the mailboxes in alphabetical order for your convenience.

Nursery & Hospitality Schedules: 

Currently looking for more adult volunteers for the nursery (Must be 18 yrs. old). We are also in need of more Greeters and Coffee Attendants. Please email or call Dana to add yourself to these lists. Remember, we all should take part in making our services a more welcoming atmosphere for all, especially our guests. Please consider serving Bethel this way.

Service Schedules: 

Last week in your mailboxes were the schedules for the coming three months. If you are unable to do your service PLEASE find your own replacements. If you have any questions or concerns please let Dana know for the next schedule in the New Year. Note that the Nursery schedule is incomplete, when new volunteers are available, a new schedule will be delivered.

Bottles & Battery Drive: 

Cadets will be collecting bottles, cans, milk jugs etc. and car batteries, for our annual bottle & battery drive. This fundraiser for the club will be held January 5th at Herman Scholing’s garage. You can drop them off at his place between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. or if you want them picked up before or on that day please contact Grant Zuidhof (403) 896-2856, Randy Wildeboer, (403) 848-1560, or Adam Eisses (403) 874-6744 if you have some to donate. We also are collecting

Living Members 

will be held on Sunday January 6th at 7 p.m. at Arnie and Sherry Tenbrinke home. We will have coffee and Sherry will show her presentation of the work the Bible League is doing in Ecuador.

Prayer Meeting: 

There will be a prayer meeting again on Tuesday, January 8th, at 10 a.m., at the home of Margaret Roolker. Do you feel the prompting of the Holy Spirit to pray for our church family? Please feel free to join us. We call on you, O God, for you will answer us; give ear to us and hear our prayer. Psalm 17:6

Book Club: 

We will meet on Thursday, January 10th at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Margaret Roolker.

The book for this month is The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman. Refreshments be provided by Margaret.

ANNOUNCMENTS

Thank you 

for your generous support of EduDeo Ministries through your church offering, impacting children, teachers, and their communities around the world through Christ-centred education. Read stories of lives transformed through education and the Gospel at www.edudeo.com/get-inspired.

Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre 

is currently hiring, two positions are available. Please look on the foyer bulletin board for details.

Come out and join the CACHS drama class 

for a fun evening of laughs and audience engagement. This evening will include the one act comedy; This is a Test by Stephen Gregg along with other skits and performances that showcase the talents of the performers. This is a Test is a play about a young high school student, Alan, who cannot seem to stop daydreaming long enough to write his test. It seems like everything is against him, his teacher, classmates, and especially that voice stuck in his head. This lighthearted comedy is relatable to anyone who has ever been in school or had to take a test. You can purchase tickets in advance by calling 403-782-4535 or at the door, if any tickets are remaining. This is one evening you will not want to miss! Cost for this event is $10 per person, on Thursday & Friday, January 17th & 18th, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. at CACHS Gym.

Persecuted Church: 

Pray for a widow in Pakistan who is mourning the loss of her husband in last year's Christmas bombing attack.

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