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2020-11-08 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.

CHURCH OFFERINGS

The offering for today is for the Budget.

The offering for next Sunday, November 15th is for the Fuente De Vida Church in Ensenada, Mexico. We as a church continue to support Pastors Jesús & Evelia from the Fuente de Vida Church. We have sent many mission teams there to help build the church and homes in the colonia nearby.

Future Church Offerings:

November 15th – Fuente De Vida, Ensanada, Mexico

November 22nd – Lacombe Volunteer Link

November 29th – Ministry Support for Sean & Becky Folkerts, NAIM – North America Indiginous Ministries

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

November 1st - World Renew

UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday, November 15th 

We continue our short 3-week series based on Family. We will be reflecting on Proverbs 22:1-6 & Ephesians 6:1-4, Meet the Parents. A good name is a precious gift we receive from our parents, no matter how wealthy or poor we may be. Parents are called to start their children on the way they should go, with help and support from the broader church. So when they are old, they will not turn from it. The most important task parents have is to bring up their children in the training and instruction of the Lord.

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:

  • Please remember Clarence & Doreen Kits, each having a sibling that are struggling with serious health issues, please pray for the Lord’s presence.
  • Our condolences to Dorothy Meindersma and Helena Kits as the Lord took their sister home this past week. May the Lord fill you with his comfort and peace.
  • Dick Steenstra from Ontario, brother in law to Ralph & Pauline Bos, passed away November 2, 2020. Please remember his wife Helen and the rest of the family during this difficult time. Funeral for Dick was held on Friday, November 6th.
  • 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.

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

Weekly Prayer Time: Tuesday Morning Prayer at 11 a.m. at the home of Joan and Henry Eisses. (30 Peace Rose St. Rosedale Valley) Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29-30 “Jesus invites us to accept his burden, which is the burden of the whole world, a burden that includes human suffering in all times and places. But this divine burden is light, and we can carry it when our heart has been transformed into the gentle and humble heart of our Lord." Quote from Author Henry Noewen. When we pray and spend time with Jesus, our burdens become lighter. Prayer changes things, first of all ourselves.

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.) Last Sunday was the beginning of our education year. This past Friday, November 6th you should have received your 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 10th 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.

Cadets: Thanks to those that came out to our very cold registration afternoon. Our theme this year is "Dive into the Word!" We will be having a project afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday November 14, 2020 at Frank Kuipers new shop (west on Hwy 12, kitty corner to the county office) where it will be nice and warm. Please let Randy know if you will be attending so we can plan accordingly! If you have not registered your son yet please contact Randy Wildeboer 403-848-1560 or randy.wildeboer@canada.ca for a registration form.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CACHS Fall Drive - Central Alberta Christian High School’s Fall Drive is now underway! Our goal this year is $175,000 with funds going towards running, building, and sustaining the new Special Education Program and enhancing the CACHS learning environment. This program ensures that students of all abilities can be supported in their learning here at CACHS and that they too can receive an education within a Christian community. Please prayerfully consider how you can financially support our school and help us to continue providing Christ centered education to all our students. 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. Donations may be handed to your canvasser, sent via etransfer to business@cachs.ca or sent directly to CACHS: 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1G7. You can also 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” 1Tim. 4:12

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

On October 16th and 17th, Classis Alberta North (all the Christian Reformed Churches north of Red Deer) had it’s first-ever Zoom meeting. This was an opportunity to celebrate who we are as part of the Christian Reformed denomination and how God is blessing the work we do together.

Delegates did an amazing amount of work prior to the meeting, reading reports and watching videos on-line to prepare for the discussions moderated by our very capable chair, Pastor Dayna Vreeken. Our vice-chair, Pastor Jason Dahlman, served as classis chaplain and at key moments brought us before the Father’s throne to give thanks for the work that is being done, to bless those who are doing that work and to seek the Spirit’s guidance in making important decisions.

We previewed videos about the work of the Edmonton Native Healing Centre, and its director Harold Roscher highlighted that agency’s amazing work among the indigenous community on our behalf. This is the ENHC’s 30th year of ministry! Jeremy Vandermeer reminded us how the Student Support Team makes it possible for 7 students in our Classis to prepare for ministry by supporting their studies at Calvin and Taylor Seminaries. Dr. Melanie Humphreys, president of The King’s University, highlighted the challenges and blessings of the university since the onset of the pandemic, including the struggle to provide a hybrid of online and in person education to a larger than ever number of students.

We were able to examine candidates Carlos Rosa who has been called to serve as a Commissioned Pastor to the Portuguese ministry at Centrepointe church in Edmonton, and Dan Meyers who has been called to serve as Minister of the Word in the Edson-Peers CRC.

Certainly, a highlight was the welcoming of the Red Deer Korean Church into the fold of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA). After a discussion about doctrine, their Pastor Jung Kim was confirmed as a Minister of the Word in the CRC.

Delegates also received a lot of information about the restructuring of the CRCNA to reflect the bi-national character of the denomination. Director of Canadian Ministries Darren Roorda led that discussion.

A lot more happened, of course. Just ask the delegates from your congregation. It was a time of mutual blessings and an opportunity to see the Spirit at work building the Church. A special thanks to Dr. Leah Martin-Visscher who served us as capably as host for the Zoom meeting.

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 will be the distinguished Alumnus, Dr. Robert Greidanus ('89). And our entertainment is Justine Vandergrift who graduated from King's in 2009 with a bachelor of arts in social sciences.

Dear Bethel CRC, around the world, people are struggling to flatten the curve on the COVID-19 pandemic. World Renew is working to flatten the curve on global poverty too, and we invite your church to join us. This year's Gift Catalogue offers creative and meaningful ways to spread the hope of Jesus, helping fill every table. Watch the Gift Catalogue video to witness the spread of Jesus' hope

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Tuesday, November 10th 

10:00 a.m. Bethel Book Club at Martha Warner’s

7:30 p.m. Tuesday Night Youth at the home of Andrew & Carina Tenbrinke

Wednesday, November 11th 

7:30 p.m. Executive Council

Thursday, November 5th 

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

Cooks: Ann & Jan

Friday, November 6th 

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

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Donald Wildeboer,
Nov 6, 2020, 3:46 PM
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