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UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday, October 27th 

we will begin a 5-week series on the Canons of Dordt. This year is the 400th anniversary of the meeting of the Synod of Dordrecht where the Canons were written. This is our least known and most misunderstood confession and yet it’s a confession filled with great hope and comfort. Most of us learnt the Canons through the word TULIP. We will begin our study of the Canons with the doctrine of total depravity by reflecting on Romans 3:9-20, Sin Infects Us. We will also have privilege to take part in the Lord’s Supper!

Pastors' Appreciation Month

There is still time to write a note or card of thanks for Pastor Jacob and Joyce and put in the box on the table in the foyer. The "Appreciation Box" will be presented on October 27th and we will also share some of our fall baking at coffee time after the service on that Sunday morning.

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.

Peter Zuidhof is scheduled for an endoscopic ultrasound to do a biopsy at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Monday, October 21st. We covet your prayers on this uncertain health journey.

Congratulations to Ralph Bos as he celebrates his birthday on Thursday. Wishing you a fabulous day with family & friends and the Lord’s rich blessings in your new year! J

Bethel News

From the Deacons: 

We thankfully delivered 488 Lbs of food to the Lacombe Community Food Bank. Thank you for giving generously!!

Operation Christmas Child: 

The Christmas boxes to be filled for Samaritan's Purse will be available in our church on Sunday November 3rd. All filled boxes need to be returned by November 17th.

Hope and Healing International 

A catalogue is available on the foyer bulletin board for viewing. You'll find 41 extraordinary opportunities to give joy and healing through the 2019 catalogue or check the online catalogue at GiveJoy.ca

A Huge Thank You 

to everyone that came out to the GEMS Thanksgiving Day Pancake Breakfast. We appreciate your support very much! A special thank you to Craig and Marcella Van Stryland for donating all the eggs! The girls love getting to serve you all breakfast and see your smiling faces. The GEMS

Living Members

will meet at home of Harry & Dorothy Wildeboer on October 27th at 7:00 pm. We will discuss Lesson 6 in the Discover James booklet.

From Pastor Jake: 

What are your goals for this year? 

We are asking everyone who has not had an opportunity to fill out and hand in their Personal Faith Plan for the upcoming year, to pray over and reflect on what you would like to focus on this year in your relationship with Jesus, Bethel Church, yourself or your neighbours and write them into your Faith Plan so that we can develop ministry plans for the year ahead. You still have time; place your form in the basket on the foyer table.

Basics of the Christian Faith Class: 

Pastor Jake started a 7-week class on the Basics of the Christian Faith in the evenings from 7:30 to 9ish p.m. 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 sign-up sheet on the foyer table, so we can plan for how much soup to make.

Trunk or Treat

There has been no response or interest in this community connection event, so we will not be proceeding with it.

The GEMS Dutch Cheese Fundraiser 

has started! Many of you may have already received phone calls or been asked in person. (The girls that sell the most cheese win prizes so please put the name of the GEM on the form if they asked you) There are cheese papers in your mailboxes today, please return forms by November 7th. If you have any questions please call Carina Tenbrinke at 403-505-7950 Thank you, from the GEMS leaders.

November Newsletter 

due to photocopier trouble your October newsletter just came last week. Now we are beginning work on the November edition, featuring Remembrance Day. We also hope to focus on the different ministries and Bible Studies that are getting underway. Please send us a little note about your group or ministry so we can include it and let the rest of the congregation know what you are studying. Mention how things are going and so we can pray for one another. Family needs to be connected. We also hope to have a page in the newsletter that includes some photos, snapshots of the family over the last month. Take a photo or two and forward it on to either Harriet Luymes or Anita Geldof. Please have your contributions in to either Harriet or Anita no later than Tuesday, October 29th.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth 

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

Calling all Youth, grades 7-12! 

Wolf Creek Community Church Youth are hosting a Harvest Festival on Friday, November 1st from 7 p.m. till 10 p.m. There will be Square Dancing, a Hot Chocolate Bar and so much more! The leaders ask that you arrive and be picked up at Wolf Creek Community Church. Consent forms are currently being drawn up; they will be located on the table in the foyer, on our FB Youth page or contact your youth leader for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Mustard Seed Red Deer 

is offering a RentSmart Certification course on Thursday, October 24th at 2 p.m. till 4:30 p.m. at 10651 96 Street, Red Deer. This course runs once a week for six weeks. Please check out the poster on the foyer bulletin board for more information.

Jeremy Benjamin is bringing his Wonderlove Tour at 

Woody Nook CRC on Friday, October 25th at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for Youth 11-18 and Children 10 and under are FREE! Contact Jeremy Dreise at 403-598-4285 or jhdreise@gmail.com for tickets. Tickets can also be bought on-line at www.jeremybenjaminmusic.com. This is a family-focused event and free child-care will be provided. Come on out to celebrate the release of Jeremy’s new album, Wonderlove, which includes the thousands of voices recorded for his song I Am Not My Own, as well as to hear new music and stories from Jeremy and his family.

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 Woodynook Christian Reformed Church will start up again on Monday, October 28th from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Whether you sew (please bring sewing machine/serger/iron/fabric cutters 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! **We are almost ready to do another kit assembly but find ourselves in need of a few more small bars of hotel soap, if you have any lying around, we would be ever so grateful for them. ??

Lacombe Christian School Building Project: 

Lacombe Christian School is renovating their East Campus and several changes are being made to serve staff and students better in the near future. We are looking for a contractor able to take on this project between May and August 2020. For more details or if you have any questions, please contact one of the committee members; Dean Den Oudsten, Reuben Kraay, Gerry Makkinga, Rachel Otten, Martin Van de Pol, Corine Weever or the school office @ 403-782-6531.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

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 mailbox. Please return memberships in Sherry Tenbrinke mailbox. Thank you!!

The Studion 

offers a two-year, part-time program in spiritual direction. If you have ever considered becoming a spiritual director or are looking for a way to nurture your own spiritual life, come to a one-hour, online information session to learn more. Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. To register email: thestudionschool@gmail.com. For more information about The Studion visit thestudionschool.com

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

Pray, "Your Kingdom Come!" 

Come join us on Saturday, November 9th at Trinity CRC, Edmonton from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. to learn about prayer and to pray together. The disciples asked Jesus, “Teach us to Pray” and Jesus taught them what we now call The Lord’s Prayer. We will be looking at 2 parts of this prayer, Intercession and Spiritual Warfare, as taught by Pete Greig in “The Prayer Course”. And then we will pray for God’s Kingdom to come in our churches, in our Classis and in the areas in which we live. This prayer event is sponsored by Classis Alberta North. Our day will be facilitated by Pastor Anne Vander Hoek, Pastor of Prayer at mosaicHouse Church, where she is mobilizing people to pray. Lunch will be provided at no cost to participants. Contact Pastor Rich deLange, Classis Prayer Coordinator, to register (revrichdelange@gmail.com) and please advise him of any food allergies you may have.

Fellowship CRC 

is celebrating its 40th Anniversary on November 30th and December 1, 2019. We will celebrate God’s goodness on Saturday, November 30 at 7:00 pm with a reception and program. On Sunday, December 1 at 10:30 am we will hold a special worship service, followed by a pot luck lunch. All events will take place in the Atrium at The Kings University. Tickets for the reception are $25 and available by calling Trudy Spaling at 780-554-6076 or emailing her at: tspaling@hotmail.com. Tickets must be purchased by November 20th. All are cordially invited to attend these events and celebrate with us!

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.

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

Syria: 

As the Turkish military, along with Syrian rebels, continue their operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, Christian communities are concerned about the repercussions that may follow. While the campaign is not religiously motivated, believers in the region face particular vulnerabilities. Christian leaders are especially concerned about Islamist elements within the attacking troops who have hostility toward anyone not following Sunni Islam. Please prayerfully uphold the thousands of Kurdish Syrians who've been torn from their homes through this invasion. Also lift up the many other Christ-followers in this country. Pray that international pressure will be placed on Turkey to cease their actions, and that all humanitarian efforts to assist Syria's innocent citizens will be effective in providing both spiritual support and practical aid.

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