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2020-09-20 Bulletin


As we worship together on Sundays, we ask that you remember to do the following to keep everyone safe during the pandemic:

  • If you are not feeling well please stay home and worship with us on the Bethel YouTube channel. The video of the Sunday service will be available at approximately 12 noon on Sunday.
  • On Sunday morning as you enter Wilson’s Funeral Chapel you are asked to maintain Physical Distancing (6 feet or 2 meters from each other.)
  • Please use the hand sanitizer and sign in on the sheets provided in the foyer. Wipe the pen with the wipes provided when you are finished.
  • Wearing a mask is required, they are provided. This is to protect others around you!
  • Family groups may sit together but we do ask others to maintain physical distancing in the pews.

Please note: Please bring your printed emailed Order of Worship with you to the service. There will not be copies available.

After the worship service this morning, we will be showing a video from our denomination about ministry shares and how the way we give our ministry shares is going to be determined. You are welcome to stay and watch it in the sanctuary, it will also be part of the recorded service so it can also be watched at home later on.

CHURCH OFFERINGS

The offering for today is for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank/World Renew. The CFGB works toward their goal of providing food in times of crisis for hungry people in the developing world; helping people grow more food to better feed themselves and their families; and providing nutritional support to malnourished people with a focus on pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and young children.

The offering for next Sunday, September 27th is for Ministry support for Diana Boot. Diana had been working in Uganda as a Christian Education Specialist. Currently she is in Oshawa, ON, waiting out COVID-19. Hopefully returning to Uganda soon.

October 4th – The Gideon’s

October 11th – Mustard Seed Red Deer

Reverse offering for groceries for the Food Bank

October 12th – Thanksgiving Offering:

§ Grocery donations for the Lacombe Food Bank

§ Cash donations for the Lacombe Food Bank

October 18th – Shalom Counseling, Red Deer

October 25th – Mission Support for Leah Ebens

UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday, September 27th we continue our series on The Gospel by reflecting on 2 Timothy 1:3-14, Suffering Together for the Gospel. Jesus never promised us easy when he called us to follow him. Paul is encouraging Timothy to not be ashamed of following Jesus, but to join him in suffering for the Gospel. When we find that we are suffering because of the Gospel, we can also be certain that God is at work and will use our suffering as a witness to others to draw them to himself.

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 and Bill Wildeboer. 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, Albert & Carolyn Strydhorst and John & Marian VanderMeer.

Prayer Requests:

· Clarence Kits’ brother Cory had surgery on a brain lesion and while the surgery went well, the prognosis is not as positive as they had hoped. Please keep the family in your prayers.

· Our condolences go out to Jacob Prins as his brother Norman Prins went home to the Lord this past week. Please keep Jacob, Agnes and their family in your prayers. May the Lord surround you with his comfort and peace.

Bethel News

September 16, 2020 Full Council Highlights:

  • Council discussed ministry shares and our pledge for Classis. Reviewed our giving as a church and asked GALT to provide more information on this.
  • Pastor Jake provided guidelines for pairing up for monthly encouragement meetings.
  • Council resolved to add ministry shares as a monthly offering.
  • Council had a discussion about our continued involvement with Kings.

Discipleship: 

Do you have a desire to grow in your faith, explore who God is and who you are, reflect on what it means to be a follower of Jesus who makes more followers of Jesus? Are you willing to commit yourself to an 11-month journey with a small group to walk this journey? Pastor Jake will be hosting a small group of 3-4 people who will meet monthly, beginning neat the end of September/beginning of October to discuss God, faith, discipleship and more, who will commit to praying for each other, meet together at least once each month to pray for and encourage each other, and who will commit to hosting a similar small group within 2 years. If the Holy Spirit is leading you to walk this journey, speak with Pastor Jake and your elder and ask your elder for a letter of reference.

Weekly Prayer Time: 

Yes! We are excited to announce that “Tuesday Morning Prayer” has now become “Weekly Prayer”! In order to provide more opportunities for corporate prayer and to give more options to fit different schedules, we have come up with a new alternating format. For folks for whom evenings are more convenient, Mark & Selina Patterson will be hosting prayer at their home every other Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. beginning this Wednesday, September 23rd. The original Tuesday morning times will continue to be held every other week at the home of Henry & Joan Eisses. Anyone who would like to join either or both of these times are welcome! The Pattersons’ address is 5035-55th Street and their phone number is 403-307-0043.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Night Youth on September 22nd for grades 7-12: 

The leaders ask that you be dropped off at the home of Andrew & Carina Tenbrinke until our church reno is finished. Please arrive by 7:30 p.m. for games with classes from 8-9 p.m. TNY will take place EVERY Tuesday unless there is no school that day. If you have any questions, please call Andrew.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Central Albetrta Pregnancy Care Centre are hiring! 

The CAPCC in Red Deer is growing and is seeking a CASUAL RESIDENT MENTORS for day, evening, overnight and weekend shifts. Interested? For more information or to send your Resume and Cover Letter lisa@pregnancycare.ca or mail to 5116 47 Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1R9

Red Deer Pro-Life 

exists to inform, to educate and be the collective voice for the preborn. This fall we are hosting two events.

· Coloring Contest: Coloring Sheets can be colored and returned to Red Deer Pro-Life by November 1st. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for all age groups. Contact Dana for your colorsheet.

· Life Chain: On October 3rd and 4th, we will participate in Life Chain. This is an international event where people pray for all those affected by abortion while holding a sign.

For more information about the Life Chain please view https://lifechain.net/

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Disability Concerns October Caregiver Series: Join us every Thursday in October, at 12 pm EDT for a conversation on Caregiving. This training event will help caregivers navigate the emotional landscape of their role and will give practical ideas how churches can help these families address the challenges for the person living with a disability as well as their siblings, parents, spouse, or other caregivers. Registration required. View our Network post: Disability Concerns Canada Conference Re-Imagined.

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

Eritrea: Estimates pertaining to the number of Christian prisoners in the country range from 300 to 3,000. Many of these believers have been detained without charge for more than a decade. Some have been kept in metal shipping containers, exposed to the desert heat by day and the cold by night. Recently received reports indicate that a total of 54 believers are expected to be released, beginning with those who were imprisoned the longest. The reasons for the release have not been given, though it may be connected to the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who have been liberated, however, conditions remain. It is reported that these prisoners are not free to leave the country, and that property deeds were submitted as a guarantee. The remaining prisoners face beatings and torture due to the officials' attempts to force the renouncement of these believers' faith. Praise God for the release of these believers who have stood firm in the midst of extreme trials. May their endurance be a source of inspiration to other followers of Christ. Ask God to touch the hearts of Eritrea's governing authorities, in hopes they will change their ways and encourage true religious harmony in the country.

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Tuesday, September 22nd 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Night Youth at the home of

Andrew & Carina Tenbrinke

Wednesday, September 23rd 7:30 p.m. Deacons

7:30 p.m. Prayer Evening at the home of

Mark & Selina Patterson

Thursday, September 24th 5:00 p.m. Circle of Friends Community Dinner

Cooks: Frances & Hilda

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Donald Wildeboer,
Sep 18, 2020, 2:48 PM
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