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2020-11-01 Bulletin


CHURCH OFFERINGS

The offering for today is for for World Renew, World Hunger Sunday 2020. The rate of hunger is no longer declining globally. Today, more children are being birthed into hungry families that yesterday. That means people’s health, opportunities, and potential are all threatened, simply because they don’t have access to enough healthy food. World Renew invites our church to join them for this year’s World Hunger Campaign: Food For Every Table. Through our church’s gifts, families around the world will know God’s compassion and find freedom from hunger. Use the devotionals to follow the story of families around the world who have struggled with hunger and found hope thanks to World Renew’s work.

The offering for next Sunday, November 8th is for the Budget.

Future Church Offerings:

November 8th – Budget

November 15th – Fuente De Vida,

Ensanada, Mexico

November 22nd – Lacombe Volunteer Link

November 29th – Central Alberta Youth

Unlimited Housing

Past Church Offerings:

October 4th – Gideons International in Canada

October 11th – Mustard Seed Red Deer

October 18th – Shalom Counseling, Red Deer

October 25th – Mission Support for Leah Ebens

UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday, November 8th 

We begin a short 3-week series based on Family. We will begin by reflecting on Joshua 24:15 and Acts 16:32-34, It Takes a Family. Joshua makes a decision for his family to follow the Lord. The jailor accepts the good news of Jesus and his entire household is baptized. Our faith impacts our entire family, it is not something we practice alone. Following Jesus is a family affair, and it is important that the parents live out a joy-filled relationship with God as an example of how faith shapes our lives.

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:

· Several Bethel families are walking alongside family members and friends who are struggling with health issues, some in palliative care situations. Please pray that the Lord will be with us and use us to bring strength, hope and peace to each other.

Directory Address Change for Adam & Heather Eisses. Please change address to 5709 52 Ave, T4L 1L2. Phone numbers remain the same.

A complete and up to date directory can be found on the Bridge App, always at your fingertips! A new paper directory will be made available in January 2021.

Bethel News

Today Devotionals for the months of November and December will be available at the Sunday services. If you choose to worship at home and would like a copy, please contact Dana to arrange one to be delivered to you. For those who have the Bridge App, you will find the devotional at your fingertips.

The Bethel Deacons will not be collecting any shoe boxes for the Samaritan Purse this year, due to the renovations at our church and our temporary worship facilities. Boxes are available at the Wolf Creek Community Church for anyone wanting to fill a box or two; they must be returned to Wolf Creek Community Church by Sunday November 15th. Anyone desiring to make a financial contribution can donate online; SamaritansPurse.ca/OCC or by cheque or cash included with the shoeboxes. Tax deductible receipts will be issued by Samaritans Purse for donations of $20 or more.

Are you interested in learning more about mental health? More and more people are struggling with mental health issues and if you would like to learn more about mental health and how you/we can walk alongside these persons, or perhaps gain some understanding of what you are going through yourself, Pastor Jake would like to invite you to a 4-week course called “Let’s Talk.” Because we don’t have a building to meet in at this time, Pastor Jake will offer the course through Zoom. We will meet over Zoom for 4 Sunday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. October 25th, November 1st, 8th, 15th. Let Pastor Jake know and so he can email you the course notes and Zoom link

Lacombe Christian Seniors Club will meet this Tuesday, November 3rd at 9:30 a.m. at Redeemer United Reformed Church. (4519-46 Avenue) Please bring your own mug for coffee. Goodies will be supplied.

Weekly Prayer Time: Did you know that you are being prayed for? Every week those who gather for the weekly prayer time pray for our Bethel Church family. While our church building is being renovated, we ask that God would do a work of renovation in the true Church--us! What good would it do if the building were renewed, but the people were not? Join us in praying to this end, either on your own or in the company of others. We will be meeting on Wednesday, November 4th at 7:30pm at the Pattersons' home: 5612-48th Avenue.

The November Book Club meeting will be held at Martha's, on Tuesday, November 10th, at 10 a.m. The discussion will be on the book The Island, by Victoria Hislop. Refreshments will be taken care of by Pauline. Please note: There will be no meeting in December but we will meet again in January. The meetings will continue every month on the second Wednesday, at Martha's at 10 a.m.

Baby Shower: Fellowship Ministry Leadership Team will be hosting a baby shower in the New Year when we can use our new fellowship hall. More details will be available at a later date.

Families of Sunday School (ages 3-5) & Treasure Seekers (gr. 1 & 2.) This Sunday will be the beginning of our education year. On Friday, October 30th you should have received your first email containing a letter to the family and your lessons for the Sunday service. If you have not received one, please contact Dana to be added to the group email list.

Reading the Bible on Facebook Live: Reading the Bible is an important part of our faith formation, and reading large sections of the Bible at a time helps us to see God at work in lives and events in clearer ways. The Bible was also written to be heard. Many times, elders who had memorized the stories of Scripture would gather the people around the campfires at night and tell the stories to the people as a community. Beginning this month, Pastor Jake is going to be reading through the Bible, beginning with Genesis, Friday mornings on Bethel Church’s Facebook, live from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. to help us hear the Word in large sections. Helping us to make more connections between the stories on who God is and how God works in and through the lives of his people.

Please remember to send all bulletin announcements to bchurch2@shaw.ca by 9 a.m., Friday mornings.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Night Youth on November 3rd 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. fs or 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

Are you interested in learning more about "Reconciliation: Indigenous People and the Church?

Pastor Parry Stelter, a 60's Scoop Survivor, will lead 2 workshops on Friday November 6th from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday the 7th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wolf Creek Community Church. This event is hosted jointly by Bethel and Wolf Creek. Pre-Registration is necessary due to limited space. Please contact Cootje Voorbij for more information and registration.

The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre in Red Deer is currently seeking to fill our role of: Accounting Technician. For more information on this opportunity and to view a full Position Profile check out our link www.pregnancycare.ca Posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Register Now! Day of Encouragement 2020 zoom online! Are you looking for stories that will encourage you during this strange season of pandemic and change? Join us to hear from pastors, chaplains, front line practitioners and more. Choose from workshops that will give you a taste of spiritual direction, art therapy or a deeper connection with nature. This event will take place on Saturday November 7, 2020 and is free but requires registration to receive the zoom link and plan for workshops. Share and register now at www.doe2020.eventbrite.ca

The King’s University is proud to be offering this 5 part “Educating for Life” public lecture series for you and your church to join us online on Mondays in November. You can chose one to attend, or you can join us for all. We hope these lectures will be a valuable resource for you and your church to engage in. While they are geared toward teachers, I’m sure many in your congregation will benefit from these lectures. King’s President, Dr. Melanie Humphreys will be opening up the lecture series in her lecture entitled "Christian University Education in Times of a Pandemic." You are also welcome to review past public lectures on our King’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH7gw2bFp4U7g9ohU4KMnPo5MDCXrsyLG

The King's University. We will be hosting our annual Harvest Banquet and Silent Auction over Zoom on Saturday, November 14th, at 7 p.m. Gather from the safety and comfort of home for live entertainment, our alumni achievement awards, and a silent auction.

Keynote Speaker: This year our 2019 Distinguished Alumnus, Dr. Robert Greidanus ('89), will be delivering the keynote address. Dr. Greidanus has worked in medical missions with Africa Inland Mission, where he and his family lived and worked in Kenya and Namibia. He is currently a family physician based out of Peace River.

Entertainment: Justine Vandergrift graduated from King's in 2009 with a bachelor of arts in social sciences. Currently living in Calgary, she is a singer-songwriter and performing artist inspired by the hymns and folk songs of her upbringing in central Alberta. This year she released her third studio album, "Stay".

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Monday, November 2nd 

7:30 p.m. General Administration Leadership Team

7:30 p.m. Worship Ministry Leadership Team at the home of

Henry & Joan Eisses

Tuesday, November 3rd 

9:30 a.m. Lacombe Seniors Club at Redeemer United

Reformed Church

7:30 p.m. Tuesday Night Youth at the home of

Andrew & Carina Tenbrinke

Wednesday, November 4th 

7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting at the Pattersons’

Friday, November 6th 

10:00 a.m. Reading the Bible on Facebook Live

Thursday, November 5th 

5:00 p.m. Circle of Friends Community Dinner

Cooks: Jeanne & Betty

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Donald Wildeboer,
Oct 30, 2020, 2:41 PM
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