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2019-01-13 Bulletin


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Next Sunday, January 20th 

Is Cadet Sunday. Pastor Gary Bomhof and our Bethel Cadets will take part in the worship service with a focus on this year's Cadet Theme, Be a Blessing, taken from 2 Corinthians 9:8. All are welcome to this special service!

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.

Congratulations to Dustin & Melanie Biel as their daughter safely arrived on January 02, 2019. Vanellope Rose and Melanie are doing well.

Steve Ogi will be going in for more surgery on Wednesday, January 16th. An amputation above the knee will take place. Please hold Steve and Caroline in your prayers. May our Lord comfort them and be with the doctors and nurses as they care for Steve in the coming weeks and months. May complete healing be given.

Directory correction: Please change the area code for Dorothy Wildeboer. Her cell number should read 587-447-9001.

Continue to pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Bethel Full Council 

Has approved a motion to begin the process of extending a possible call to Reverend Jacob Boer, currently serving at Hope CRC in Stony Plain. Council asks for a congregational vote in support of extending a call to Pastor Boer, to be held after the morning service on January 20, 2019.

Pastor Search Committee

Voting to proceed with calling Pastor Jacob Boer will take place after the service on Sunday, January 20th There are Absentee ballots on the table in the back foyer of the church. To be eligible, please have them in Jennifer Zuidhof's mailbox by Sunday, January 20th A couple podcasts of Jacob Boer's sermons are available on our website on Oct 1, 2017 and Dec 19, 2018. If anyone has any questions or would access to more sermons, please contact any member of the search committee, Terry, Cora, Marvin, Betty, Debby, Mel, Andrew, or Jen.

Happy New Year from the Fellowship Ministry Leadership Team: 

We are making plans for the year ahead, Lord willing, and we would like to see a group from our church, or some individuals start planning a float for the Lacombe Days Parade in July. Please consider and think about if this is something you would like to be a part of. Contact Ann Wildeboer at 403-782-2061 for more information.

Prayer: 

Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994) once said, "Prayer is a battle for full-grown men, fully armed and fully awake to the possibilities of grace." How do you pray to God “…who made the heavens, and before whom are splendour and majesty? In His sanctuary are strength and glory...”

Psalm 96:5,6 Our next prayer meeting will be January 22nd.

Coffee Break: 

Ladies we will start again this Wednesday, January 16th, at 9:30am. We will study lesson 3 of Ruth.

Vision Team 

there will be a breakfast meeting for the Vision Team on Saturday, January 19th, 8:30 a.m. at the home of Joan and Henry Eisses.

Community Christmas Dinner Desserts: 

Thank you once again for all the wonderful desserts made for the dinner. Many of you have picked up your dishes from the church kitchen. Did you by chance take home the wrong dish? A larger dish 10.5 x 14.5 is missing. The rightful owner will happily pick it up in the kitchen. There is still a 9 x13 in the kitchen. Thanks again.

Church Mailboxes: 

Please take note that all mailboxes have been moved to sequence in alphabetical order for your convenience.

Lacombe and District VolunteerLink

We thank the Bethel congregation for their generous donation from the December offering towards the work of Volunteer Link. We are grateful for the members of Bethel partnering with us to meet the needs in Lacombe and district; the drivers who provide transportation to and from medical appointments, visiting the lonely, aiding with shopping & light chores and the financial support. We are blessed to serve this community as the "hands and feet" of Jesus. We are always in need of more volunteers, so please contact Ann Wildeboer if you are interested.

The Mexico Mission Team 

invites you to join them for their Mexican Fiesta on Saturday, February 9th at CACHS. Join us for an evening of food, fun and fellowship. Tickets are available from each team member for $20. We will also be holding a silent auction once again, if you have something you would like to donate contact any team member and we will arrange for drop off or pickup. This year’s team members are: Brooklyn Wildeboer, Torey Tenbrinke, Kassidy Tenbrinke, Erica van Gyssel, Conner Heidelberg, Connor Wiersma, Zander Wiersma, Kyler Bajema, Amber Tenbrinke, Paige Kuipers, Elena Siebenga, Keagen Salomons. Leaders for this year’s team are Dana van Gyssel, Carina Tenbrinke, Pete Heidelberg, Brian Bajema, August Luymes.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth 

meets this Tuesday, January 15th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

ANNOUNCMENTS

Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre 

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

Edmonton Native Healing Centre and CPJ: 

Please come join us at the Edmonton Native Healing Centre on January 14th at 7 p.m. We are hosting Joe Gunn for an evening of celebrating his work and the work of Citizens for Public Justice over the years to present day. Joe will be reflecting on his book Journeys to Justice: Reflections on Canadian Christian Activism. Coffee, tea and Bannock will be served, along with an opportunity to buy Joe’s book. Our address is 11813-123 street Edmonton AB, T5L 0G7.

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.

Days for Girls 

is an organization dedicated to giving Days of school and income back to girls and women by making and distributing reusable sanitary hygiene kits and reproductive and hygiene education. Our team at Woody Nook Christian Reformed Church will have our next meeting on Tuesday, January 22 from 9:30 to 3:00. Whether you sew (please bring sewing machine or serger if able) or not, we have a job for you! Soup and buns will be provided for lunch. Please contact Joanna Luna at 587-877-3400 for more information. We look forward to seeing you!

Rimbey Christian School Fundraising Banquet 

will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre, Rimbey. Entertainment will be a Family Friendly Comedian Steve Geyer, comedian, Pastor, and author. Tickets are $60 each or $450 for a table of 8. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Rimbey Christian School and Stationery Stories & Sounds. Our Caterer is StarKist Catering. For more information and a bio of Steve Geyer are located on the foyer bulletin board.

Swing into Spring! 

Save the date as the Central Alberta Christian High School will be hosting a Dinner & Dessert Auction Fundraiser on Thursday, March 7th.

Lacombe Christian School Playschool & Kindergarten Registration for 2019-20 School Year:

Playschool registration is open to children who will reach the age of 4 by December 31, 2019. Our program runs Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the East Campus.

Kindergarten registration is available for children who will reach the age of 5 by Dec. 31, 2019. We offer a 2 day, 8:40 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. Kindergarten, with busing included.

For more information or to tour our school, we welcome you to call us at 403-782-6531. Also, feel free to drop in to pick up your registration package at the school office (5206 – 58 Street, Lacombe) or download them from our website: www.lacs.ca

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Longest Night Remembrance Service and Healing Grief Workshop: 

The holiday season can be a difficult time for those of us who are grieving, often without much time for turning towards our losses. As we enter into the New Year we would like to invite you to an evening of remembering and lamenting together. If you are the person grieving the death of a loved one, the loss of a job opportunity, dreams, health, relationships, or if you are supporting someone who is grieving. Or something else entirely, you are invited to join us for this service. Prior to the service, we are hosting a healing workshop led by Ben Bentum, a Registered Provisional Psychologist with Wellwood Counselling. The workshop starts at 4 p.m. and worship will begin at 6:30 p.m. Both are happening at Trinity CRC, Edmonton on Sunday, January 20th.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

China: 

“We did not resist, for our struggle is not against flesh and blood. This is a battle against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” A staff member of yet another large underground house church in China shut down by authorities. The Rongguili Church in the port city of Guangzhou is the third well-known house church to be shuttered. Worshippers were told to attend official churches elsewhere. #pray4China

RIGHTNOW MEDIA WEEKLY FEATURE

Books of the Bible: 

The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’s journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Savior on the road of discipleship.

In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?

Check out this title and many others, for your Books of the Bible 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.

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