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2019-09-29 Bulletin


UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday, October 6th 

We will be reflecting on Jesus’ invitation to Follow Me. What does it mean to follow Jesus, how does that change our lives, our priorities, and our relationships with God, Jesus, others and ourselves? We all like to think that we chart our own way through life, but the reality is that we all find someone to imitate and follow, so who are you following?

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

Please remember our church family in your daily prayers, at mealtimes and during your personal devotions. 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. Continue to pray for our missionaries around the world, Diana Boot, Margaret Njuguna, Mark, Selina & Levi Patterson, Albert & Carolyn Strydhorst and John & Marian VanderMeer.

Prayer: Please pray for those who are mourning and struggling to come to terms with the car crash that threw our entire community into mourning. We think of Nathan Linker’s family and relatives, his former schoolmates, teachers. We also remember Braydon and his family. There will be a long and painful road ahead with unanswerable questions for everyone. Pray that the Lord will grant them His Peace and Comfort.

Congratulations to Diana & Mitchell Miedema as they were married yesterday. May God bless the two of you abundantly in love, joy, and happiness as you begin your new lives together.

Welcome to Bethel Pearl Nienhuis! Pearl will be attending our fellowship as she moved from Red Deer to the Lacombe Seniors' Lodge this past week.

Bethel News

Service Schedules: 

Schedules have been delivered into your mailboxes. If you are unable to do your service PLEASE find your own replacements

From Pastor Jake: What are your goals for this year? 

Have you made any plans on how you want to grow deeply in our faith, closer in your relationship with God and to become more like Jesus? The Deacons can help you with this. TODAY you will find a Personal Faith plan in your mailboxes and on the foyer table for each person to fill out. There will be two Faith Plans for each person, one to give back to the Deacons, unsigned if you wish, and one for you to remind you of the goals and plans you have made for the upcoming year. We ask that these Personal Faith Plans be handed in on Sunday, October 6th.

Basics of the Christian Faith Class: 

Pastor Jake will be starting a 7-week class on the Basics of the Christian Faith on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9ish p.m. beginning on October 10th and going till November 28th, skipping October 31st. We will be using the Francis Chan video series, Basic as our guide. Pastor Jake & Joyce will be hosting this study in their home at 6 Pickwick Lane.

A New Members Class 

will be offered Sunday, November 3rd after the morning service over a soup & bun luncheon. Pastor Jake will explain why membership I important for you and for Bethel. We will look at what it means to be a part of the Reformed family of churches, a history of Bethel Church, what the mission and vision of Bethel I and what membership means. We will also discuss the process of becoming a member of the Bethel Church family. There will be a sigh-up sheet a little closer to November 3rd. so we can plan for how much soup to make.

Living Members 

will be tonight at 7 pm at the home of Arnie & Sherry Tenbrinke. We will be studying Lesson 5 of Discover James.

Lacombe Christian Seniors Club 

will begin on Tuesday, October 8th at Bethel in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. We hope you can attend, bring a friend or two, for our fun and informative sessions. We look forward to meeting you!

Bethel Newsletter: 

Fall is in the air. The harvest is underway. Gardens are emptying. The newsletter team are starting work on the October newsletter. Thanksgiving is the theme. If you have a contribution you would like included, please have it in to either Harriet Luymes or Anita Geldof, or in the newsletter mailbox in the foyer by next Wednesday, October 2nd.

Picture Wall: 

Several Families on the board are in need to be updated. Please check your picture, talk to Pauline Bos if you would like her to take a new picture. If you prefer, submit a pic, text your choice to Pauline at 403-505-2759. Please include names of the family members.

Truck & Treat: 

in the spirit of connecting with our neighbourhood and building relationships with our neighbours around the church, we are looking at coming together on October 31st at Bethel to hand our treats to the neighbourhood children. For those who have few or no children come to your door on Halloween, you are invited to bring your candy here and we will hand out “treats” from our “trunks” This allows us to meet the children and parents of those who live close to our church and share a time of fun with them. We would need to know how many Bethel members would be willing to participate to see if this worthwhile doing. We will have a sign up sheet on the foyer table. If we have enough members sign up, we will print up invitations to spread out into the community to let them know that we would love to meet them on October 31st.

Youth Ministry Leadership Team 

is looking for someone who would be willing to help plan out a monthly service project for our youth group. YMLT is looking to do a service project each month instead of the Sunday evening meeting. This is to help us to learn the joy of serving others in our community as we follow Jesus and love others. This will also give up opportunities during the church year to practice sharing our faith. If you are interested in helping plan these service projects, please contact Andrew Tenbrinke, Jenny Tenbrinke, Adam Eisses, Jen Zuidhof or Pastor Jake.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth 

will not be meeting this Tuesday, October 1st. We look forward to meeting again on October 8th at 7:30 p.m. Bring a friend, they will be glad you did!

GEMS: 

It’s that time of year again!! GEMS Registration and craft night will be on Thursday, October 3rd from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. All girls in grades 3-7 come out and see what it’s all about. feel free to invite your friends; it’s goth to be another great year!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre 

has a job opening in the Maternity Home. Job posting is located on the foyer bulletin board or feel free to contact Lisa Smith at lisa@pregnancycare.ca with any questions.

The Mustard Seed, Bowl for Bellies: 

We are hosting a soup cook off where 15 different restaurants in the city will be bringing their best soup to The Mustard Seed. Tickets are $50/ adult and include a hand painted bowl, children 12 and under are free. The event takes place between 1-4 pm on September 29, 2019. Money raised from ticket sales will help support our school lunch program and hot meal program. For more information locate the poster on the foyer bulletin board.

Lacombe Life Chain October 5th

Join us as we participate with thousands across Canada. In over 200 locations Canadians gather to stand up in a peaceful witness against abortion. This is a peaceful, prayerful demonstration. We meet around 1:45 p.m. on the green space between Hwy 2A and No Frills (Woodland Drive). We stand from 2 p.m. till 3 p.m. Signs are provided. Visit the Campaign Life Coalition for more details, https://www.campaignlifecoalition.com/life-chain Join us in Red Deer on October 6th, visit https://lifecollective.io/red-deer/events for more details

We invite you to join the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre 

on Thursday, October 24, 2019 for our Annual Fall Fundraising Banquet at the NEW Exhibition Hall at Westerner Park in Red Deer. This year we are expecting 600 guests as we celebrate the past year and we look ahead to the future. We will hear stories 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 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP by October 11, 2019. Visit 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.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Experience the Exodus 

Resonate Global Mission is gathering a team for the Exodus Vision Tour for Spring 2020. Step back into biblical times and walk the paths of the Exodus from Egypt to Israel. Follow in Jesus' footsteps from Nazareth to Jerusalem. See Scripture on the walls of ancient temples and tombs. You'll be more than tourists ... you'll learn the history of the Bible and some of the oldest churches in the world! Learn more and apply at www.resonateglobalmission.org/exodus.

NADC 

is seeking members to be on the executive committee that guides the work of the ministry. Have you experienced the work of the church and the care provided by those with a diaconal heart? Might you be interested in sharing your experience and passion by joining the NADC executive committee? Committee members do not have to be current deacons but more importantly are interested in leadership and the overall picture of deacon work. Contact yournadc@gmail.com for more details.

Day of Encouragement

Workshop details and presenter information is available! The full brochure is available now on the foyer bulletin board or at www.classisalbertanorth.ca/nadc where you can see and download it. Or email yournadc@gmail.com and they will send it to you as an attachment. Register at www.regonline.ca/doeedmonton2019

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

China: 

Six Christians of Uyghur descent were recently imprisoned in China's northwestern province of Xinjiang. All were charged with illegal preaching, gathering, and spreading harmful books. They were each sentenced to at least five years in prison. Uplift in prayer the many Uyghur people who are suffering in Chinese prison camps because of their ethnicity and faith. May the Chinese government yield to international pressure and stop the arbitrary detention of these wrongly treated people.

Food for Thought: 

Last Monday at a memorial service at CACHS, we sang the song, You Are My All In All, Jesus, Hope of the Nations; “Jesus, Comfort for all who mourn, You are the Source of Heaven's hope on earth." This is especially for those who were Nathan Linker classmates: Turn your eyes upon Jesus. He may not give you any answers, but He will comfort, and is able to give you hope!

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