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2019-11-10 Bulletin


UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday, November 17th 

We will continue our 5-week series on the Canons of Dordt by reflecting on Ezekiel 36:22-38, Giving Us a Heart of Flesh. Irresistible Grace is a beautiful doctrine that points to God’s deep commitment to us. We sing, “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,” and God makes his grace so sweet to us that, we have no choice but accept his love for us an commit ourselves to become his followers and children of our heavenly Father.

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. 

Prayer: There is a beautiful prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21. Its worth to read it entirely, but I will highlight one verse: "...and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." What if we all prayed this prayer for each other this week...what would the results be?

Praise the Lord! Peter and Jan Zuidhof and family are very thankful that the biopsy showed that the mass in Peter’s abdomen is benign, but over time the mass could become cancerous and spread. Peter and Jan have a consultation with the surgeon in Calgary this coming Friday afternoon, November 15th. Peter and Jan appreciate your love and prayers.

Bethel News

In your mailboxes today is the proposed 2020 Bethel Budget. Please take a moment and familiarize yourself with it and attend the Bethel Congregational Meeting on Wednesday, November 27th at 7:30 p.m.

From the Deacons: Operation Christmas Child: 

The Christmas boxes to be filled for Samaritan's Purse will be available! All filled boxes need to be returned by November 17th.

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. 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. This week we are talking about Teaching.

Book Club: 

Ladies, there is book club on Thursday, November 14th, 7:30 p.m. at Margaret's. The Book for this month is Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson, and the refreshments are by Ann. See you there!

Men 

are you lonely, afraid to share the things you wrestle with in the deep of the night? Do you wish there was another guy, or guys, you could trust to share some of this stuff with in a safe place. Where you aren’t afraid of being shamed or looked down on, but who would understand and care about you? Pastor Jake is thinking about hosting a get together, a couple of times a month, where guys can gather, and begin building guy relationships of trust and safety. Where we can share more of who we are. Be encouraged to build each other up, while being held accountable in a safe and trusting environment. We will look to the men of the Bible and their struggles, study how God worked in and through them to build them up as men, husbands, fathers, and friends. The hope is to begin this in January, so if you are interested, text, email, or talk to Pastor Jake. His info is in the bulletin and on the church website.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth 

meets this Tuesday, November 12th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Central Alberta Christian High School 

is seeking a suitable applicant for the position of Business Administrator for the 2019-20 school year. A candidate for this part-time position must demonstrate and articulate their personal faith and commitment to Christian education. In addition to demonstrated expertise in financial planning and oversight, the applicant must possess strong interpersonal, communication, computer and organizational skills. A detailed job description is available upon request. Please submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Phil Tenbrinke at finance@cachs.ca. Deadline to receive applications is 5 pm, Nov. 18/2019. Please direct any questions to Phil Tenbrinke at 403-782-7951.

CACHS Fall Drive: 

Central Alberta Christian High School’s Fall Drive is now underway! Our goal this year is $125,000. Please prayerfully consider how you can financially support our school and help us to continue providing transformative education within a Christian community. You will receive a form in your church mailbox and may be contacted by a canvasser in your area. If you do not receive a brochure, please contact Candace at the school, 403-782-4535, or send your donation directly to CACHS: 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1G7 or donate online by clicking the Donate button at the top of the school website: www.cachs.ca. We thank you so much for your support of the school! “Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity” 1Timothy. 4:12

How can Lacombe become a more Dementia friendly community? 

On Wednesday, November 20th from 1 p.m. till 3:30 p.m. join Sharon Cornelius and Lisa Gilchirst from West View Dementia Collaborative Committee to learn about how Spruce Grove, Stoney Plain and Parkland County are working to support people living with dementia and their care partners. This information afternoon will take place at the Best Western Plus, Lacombe Inn & Suites. More information is located on the foyer bulletin board.

Day of Remembrance: 

Bereavement brings with it the challenge of facing family celebrations without your loved one. As we enter into the Christmas season, The Lacombe Palliative Care Society invites you and your family for a Day of Remembrance on Sunday, December 1st, 2019, at The Lacombe Memorial Centre, 5214 – 50th Avenue, Lacombe, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. (30 minute time of remembrance followed by refreshments and fellowship). If you have any questions, you may call Marg at 403-782-1887.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Fellowship CRC 

is celebrating its 40th Anniversary on November 30th and December 1, 2019. We will celebrate God’s goodness on Saturday, November 30th at 7 p.m. with a reception and program. On Sunday, December 1st at 10:30 a.m. 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!

Paul's Missionary Journeys In Greece (April 2-14, 2020): 

Travel by motor coach (8 days) and cruise ship (3 days) to sites connected with Paul's 2nd and 3rd missionary journeys, as well as visit other major sites of biblical, archaeological, and cultural interest. Jeff Weima, Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading Pauline scholar, who grew up in the Canadian CRC, hosts this inspirational tour. For more information, visit www.jeffreyweima.com or contact Dr. Weima at 616-328-3110 or weimje@calvinseminary.edu

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

Nigeria: 

The six students and two staff members of a Christian-run school in Kaduna state who were kidnapped on October 3rd have thankfully been released on October 26th. Kidnapping for ransom has become a major source of income for terrorist groups that are seeking to advance their Islamic agenda and often specifically targeting Christians. Praise God for the safe release of the kidnapped individuals. Pray for their emotional and physical recovery from the trauma they experienced in captivity. Pray that the perpetrators be delivered from darkness and brought into the light of God's love and truth.

Food for Thought: Bethel Church = Communion of the Saints = Unity of the Spirit. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all. We all need to be united, young and old, relatives or not, because we are all members of the church, and God wants it to be so.

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