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2020-02-16 Bulletin


UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday, February 23rd

Pastor Jake will be taking a study week to take some extra time in study to prepare for the spring and summer seasons. Pastor Jake will lead the service while Elder August Luymes will be bringing us the Word. We will be returning to Luke 24 and Jesus encounter with two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus, focusing on what Jesus said that made their hearts burn. We will also be celebrating the Lord’s Supper.

After the morning service on February 23rd the Fellowship Ministry Leadership Team invites you join in fellowship to our next Bethel Potluck. Please bring a Hot Main Dish OR Salad & Dessert. If you could bring the hot dish already warm and during the service it will be kept warm in the oven. Remember to bring enough food for your family plus some extra. All are welcome!

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.

Bethel News

From Council:

A Congregational meeting is planned for the evening of February 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM (note time). We will be hearing reports from the Ministry Leadership Teams and dealing with a motion to be brought forward regarding the renovation of our building. We hope to vote on the motion at this meeting. The motion and grounds for it were in your mailboxes last week. All Bethel groups that meet, including MLT's, Bible study groups, Cadets, Gems, Youth, Seniors etc., please send a written report to the newsletter team for inclusion in the Bethel newsletter. Everyone, please plan to attend this important meeting.

Living Members 

will be meeting next week Sunday, February 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Alex and Ann Wildeboer. Please study session #1 of Psalm 23 by Matt Chandler from Rightnow Media.

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth 

course meets on Sunday evenings at the church from 7:30-9ish, going until March 22th. This week we are looking at chapters 3 & 4 The Epistles: Learning to Think Contextually and The Epistles: The Hermeneutical Questions. For next week Sunday, please read chapters 5 & 6 The Old Testament Narratives: Their Proper Use and Acts: The Question of Historical Precedence.

The Nursery Coordinators 

are looking for two people to help with cleaning toys for the nursery on Tuesday, February 18th at 10 a.m. Job includes lifting and transporting toys to the kitchen for the deep clean. You don’t need to bring anything, just your willing hands. Thank you!

From Fellowship Ministry Leadership Team: 

Bethel will be hosting the Classis Alberta North Classis meetings on March 13th & 14th. There will be several meals and breaks and the FMLT committee is looking for some help from the congregation. We are in need of baking for coffee and tea times. We need to start our planning early, if you can commit to providing baking, we would greatly appreciate it. There will be a sign-up sheet on the table in the foyer. Thank you!

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth 

Meets this Tuesday, February 18th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. See you there!

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Thank you on behalf of Rehoboth 2019 Membership Campaign Drive

Our central region, including Bethel CRC has raised $26,000. Rehoboth’s provincial total from membership and donations totals $188,300. The current membership total is 2879. Thank you again for a successful membership campaign and for the continued support from the Christian Reformed Churches. Your donations help support Rehoboth’s operational costs that Government funding does not provide. This allows us to provide housing and facilities for our clients and maintain these facilities; program enhancement and equipment needed. Rehoboth staff, clients and family thank you for the ongoing dedication, prayerful and financial support.

Mark your calendars now for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Ministry to Seafarers! 

We will be gathering on Sunday, May 3rd at 6 p.m. at the New Westminster Christian Reformed Church. Details to come but plan now to join us if you are able. We hope many of you can come.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre 

currently has an employment opportunity as a Finance Manager. A poster of specifics can be viewed on the foyer bulletin board or can be found on their website: https://www.pregnancycare.ca/support-us

Crossroads Family Services: 

We are always looking to speak to individuals and families that may be interested in opening their hearts and homes to foster children. There is a current need for foster homes in the central region of Alberta, Red Deer and north. As such we are hosting a FREE Foster Care Information Session that all who are interested, may attend. The information session will take place at the Wolf Creek Community Church on Tuesday, February 25th at 11 a.m. More details of this meeting can be found on a poster on the foyer bulletin board.

Swing into Spring Family Fundraiser: 

Central Alberta Christian High School would like to invite you and your family to our spring fundraiser! Come enjoy a FREE dinner prepared by CACHS catering, and then bid on your favorite locally made desserts. There will also be a movie and popcorn for the kids! All this takes place on March 5th at 6:30 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:15 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. We ask that you reserve your seats, or a table of 8, by phoning the school at 403-782-4535 or by emailing Candace at developmentdirector@cachs.ca. Please come out and enjoy some fun, fellowship and tasty desserts in support of the school!

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

Burkina Faso: 

A humanitarian crisis is taking place in this African nation as Islamic militants slaughter innocent civilians and force many others to flee. Recent attacks highlight this ongoing violence is often targeted against Christians. Pray that the Lord will minister comfort and strength to Christians remaining in the area. May they spread light and comfort to support other suffering neighbors.

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