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2019-01-20 Bulletin


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Food for Thought:...

a High Priest (who) meets our need-one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. Hebrews 7:26. The High Priest, Jesus, Who Meets Our Needs, "...all my sin and all my shame, now redeemed in Jesus' name...the Lord o'er land and sea, yet from the depths He rescued me; For only one You would have died: I am that one now justified."

Next Sunday, January 27th 

We welcome Wayne Bouwman as he leads us in worship. All are welcome!

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 Shirley Bos and Wilma Van Reed as both ladies celebrate birthdays on Monday and Saturday. To both, we pray for a wonderful day with family and friends. May our Lord continue to bless you in the coming new year!! J

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. 

Council Executive Highlights:

· Andrew Tenbrinke will be the delegate for the National gathering committee meeting at Kings University at the end of May.

· The next classis meeting will be March 8-9, 2019 at Woodynook CRC.

· A review of the timeline for the election of office bearers.

· The Spring Congregational meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 24, 2019.

· The sounds system has been updated. Finishing touches are being done.

Bethel Newsletter: 

The newsletter team took a little break between Christmas and New Year but we are ready to get going again. Our next newsletter is planned to be in production for the 3rd of February. We will be working on gathering items and contributions over the next two weeks. If you have something you would like in the newsletter, please have it to either Harriet Luymes or Anita Geldof by the 29th of January. If you have an article that you would like us to just copy and include, and you put it in our mailboxes, PLEASE DO NOT WRITE ON IT. Put a sticky note or send us an email, or put it in an envelope with a note. If you write on the paper, we end up having to retype the article so as not to have your handwriting across it. Thanks so much for helping us to produce an interesting, informative, Bethel family newsletter.

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 Meeting: 

There will be a prayer meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd, 10 a.m. at the home of Margaret Roolker. Do you feel led by the Spirit to come before the Lord in prayer, to seek what is good for your brothers and sisters in the Lord, far and near? He....rewards those who earnestly seek Him. Hebrews 11:6b

Coffee Break: 

There's Coffee Break on Wednesday, January 23rd at 9.30 a.m. This is our weekly Ladies' Bible study. And everyone is welcome. We will be looking at the last lesson on the Book of Ruth. Please note: January 30th will be special morning. We will start with a Potluck Breakfast, and then have Rose Minde from Ermineskin speak to us about the lives and needs of our Indigenous neighbours who live just north of us. Anyone from our congregation who is interested is welcome to join us that morning!

New Bible Study: 

Plans have been underway to start a new Bible study here at Bethel. It will be held on Sunday evenings, 7:30 p.m. starting next week, January 27, 2019. Not all the details are worked out yet, but will be discussed that evening. The study is based on a series of lectures given by the late theologian R.C. Sproul, titled Foundations - an overview of Systematic Theology. Don't let the title or topic, scare you, it is a rewarding study. If you want more information, please contact Andrew Tenbrinke at 403-318-2513, or anyone from the Vision Team.

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

Mexico Mission Team 

members will meet before TNY at 6:30 p.m. on January 22nd.

Tuesday Nite Youth

meets this Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

Cadet Snow Derby: 

We will meet at Bethel at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 26th. Please dress for the weather. Boys should bring some snacks to eat during the day. Lunch will be provided. The derby starts at 9:30 a.m. at Sonrise Camp, North West of Rocky Mountain House. Activities should wrap up between 2:30/3:00 p.m. so we should be back in Lacombe 3:30/ 4:30 p.m. Please contact your Cadet Councillor for more information and to get you consent/liability form to attend this event.

ANNOUNCMENTS

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!

Connecting the Dots, Understanding & Practicing Respect in Confusing Times: 

The Blackfalds RCMP and FCSS presents Jeffrey S. Shultz on Thursday, January 24th at 7 p.m. at the Blackfalds Community Centre. For more information look for the poster on the foyer bulletin board.

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.

The Mustard Seed Red Deer, Coldest Night of the Year:

This is an event to raise awareness and funds for those experiencing poverty and homelessness in Red Deer. This is a national walk and will be held on February 23, 2019. The Start and the end of this walk will be at the Mustard Seed. There is a 2, 5 or 10 km walk. With the Canada games happening at that time, we would like to ensure that we get the word out to as many folks as possible. For more information please go online at CNOY.org

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.

The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre

is excited to present More Than Just a Man, a new Easter dramatic musical production. This is a fundraising event for the CAPCC Maternity Home which provides a nurturing home, supporting healthy pregnancy and positive parenting. If you love to sing or play an instrument, YOU are invited to join the adult choir or orchestra. (There are many other areas where help is needed as well!) Performance dates: April 11th – 13th, 2019, Red Deer Memorial Centre. Choir rehearsals times: 7 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning January 8th at Deer Park Alliance Church. Orchestra rehearsal times: Monday evenings at Deer Park Alliance Church. For more information contact Sharon Nielsen at 403-307-0379 or sharon.nielsen@ymail.com.

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

Vietnam

Pray with 33 Hmong believers in Vietnam who were arrested coming home from a worship service. During their trial, reportedly prosecutors showed them pictures of Buddha and demanded they worship him: “Worship Buddha or leave.” The Hmong community comprises some 1 million people, with around 300,000 of them following Jesus and planting churches across the nation. In a communist country where Christianity is often seen as unpatriotic or a threat to the regime, Hmong Christians constantly face discrimination, harassment, land grabs, torture and imprisonment.

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