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2020-11-15 Bulletin


CHURCH OFFERINGS

The offering for today 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.

The offering for next Sunday, November 22nd is for the Lacombe and District VolunteerLink which is a registered charity that offers assistance to many people in our community. They provide help in many ways to support those in need.

Future Church Offerings:

November 22nd – Lacombe and District Volunteer Link

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

Past Church Offerings:

October 18th – Shalom Counseling, Red Deer

October 25th – Mission Support for Leah Ebens

November 1st - World Renew

November 15th – Fuente De Vida, Ensanada, Mexico

Special Note to Treasure Seekers: There will be no paper work sent out this week. Studies will resume next week.

UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday, November 22nd we will wrap our short 3-week series based on Family. We will be reflecting on Jeremiah 35:18-19 and 2 Timothy 1:1-5, A Legacy that Lasts. We will take a look at the family of Jehonadab and the legacy of serving the Lord that characterized his family. We will also look at Timothy’s family and how the faith passed down from one generation to the next was part of his family’s legacy. As we grow older, the idea of a pasting legacy begins to cross our mind. Some people look at monuments, scholarships, and other ways of making sure their name is remembered, however the Bible shows the strongest, best legacy is passing on our faith and God’s blessings from generation to generation.

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:

· Wishing Marlene Chykerda-Moniuk, Emma Reitsma and Jack Oudman a very Happy Birthday on Friday. May our Lord bless each of you with His rich blessings of love and laughter with family and friends! J

· 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.

BETHEL NEWS

Directory Address Change for Mark & Selina Patterson. Please change address to 5612-48th Ave, Lacombe, AB, T4L 1M7. 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.’

Pastor Jake has relocated his study to Wolf Creek Community Church while our Bethel Church building undergoes renovation. Feel free to stop on by for coffee, tea and a chat. I am in my study most mornings Monday through Friday. Drop on by for a chat.

This week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Pastor Jake is participating in a CRC pastors’ conference via Zoom. The focus of this conference is to help pastors who are likely in their last full-time pastorate, or looking at a late career change of churches, to identify the gifts they have developed, to reflect on what they have learned in ministry and how they can help develop up and coming leaders in their churches and the CRC, and to finish their time in full-time ministry well.

Every Man a Warrior: we are looking to start up men’s ministry again in January when we are able to be in our own building again. We are looking at beginning Men’s Breakfast, but Pastor Jake is also looking for 5 men with a heart for being trained as leaders in a ministry for and to men called Every Man a Warrior. To learn more about Every Man a Warrior, you are encouraged to check out their website at https://everymanawarrior.com/ Pastor Jake has arranged with one of their trainers to train 5 men in the program. From the website: We all exchange our lives for something, and there is nothing more fulfilling than exchanging your life to help other men become the men God wants them to be. In leading this course, you will have the opportunity to take men through a series of studies that can change their lives forever. It could also potentially affect future generations as these men become better husbands to their wives and fathers to their children.

Weekly Prayer Time: The book of Acts says of the early believers: "They all joined together constantly in prayer." As it was then, may it be so now. Come and join together in prayer this Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Mark and Selina (5612-48th Avenue).

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.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Night Youth on November 17th 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.

Due to the mandatory COVID restrictions set earlier this week, the Bethel GEMS Hayride & Cadet Project Afternoon were postponed for a later date. For more information about the GEMS & Cadet programs contact Carina and Randy

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Central Alberta Christian High School in Lacombe, Alberta is looking for a dynamic Christian leader to become the next Principal effective August 1, 2021. The ideal candidate will be passionate about leading, nurturing and empowering a dedicated staff to educate students in our Christ-centered community. The role of principal would include roughly 30% teaching time. For more information, email Steve Wildeboer, boardchair@cachs.ca. Application Deadline: December 11, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found

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 brochure attachment on the church bulletin email, or contacted by Mel Wildeboer. If you do not receive a brochure, please contact Candace at the school, 403-782-4535. Donations may be handed to Mel Wildeboer, 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

Shalom Counselling is pleased to announce our Christmas Fundraiser: We are offering a beautiful Christmas CD, created by Brenda McKenzie (vocal) with Jabin Stevenson (guitar accompaniment) for a suggested donation of $20. You will be delighted with the gentle sounds of Christmas while supporting Shalom Counselling’s fee subsidy program. Shalom believes that all who desire counselling be able to experience it regardless of their financial status. None are ever turned away for financial reasons.

To order your copy or for more information please call (403)342-0339

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Denominational Restructuring - Town Hall: Ever wondered what Canadian CRC congregations have in common and how we could work together on shared priorities in the future? Then you should plan to have your voice heard in an upcoming virtual town hall meeting. Chris Bosch from Chisel Consulting and Canadian Ministries Director Darren Roorda will be offering a public virtual town hall three different times: November 18, 19, and 21. Any member or participant of any Christian Reformed congregation in Canada is welcome to attend. Learn more at crcna.org/Canada under “what’s new.”

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

Dear Friends at Bethel CRC, Thank you for supporting God’s mission! Your giving is making a special impact this year. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, ministry has been so challenging for your missionaries and church planters around the world. We’ve received many special requests for funding and resources—and your support has made it possible to keep proclaiming the gospel. When you give to Resonate Global Mission, you are investing in overcoming the challenges of this crisis and helping lead people to faith in Jesus Christ. You are investing in the future of this denomination and declaring that gospel mission is essential! Around the world, people are anxious, stressed, grieving, and searching for answers and support. Thank you for being there for them. Thank you for sending people to walk alongside them, pray with them, and encourage them. Ministry leaders around the globe couldn’t do it without your support. Thank you for standing with us. Thank you for your partnership in living out the gospel. In Christ, Kevin DeRaaf Acting Canada Director

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

Uganda: Despite having a reputation for being one of the most Christianized nations in Africa, a strong militant Islamic stance has created problems in recent years. David Omara was a pastor and a well-known radio preacher in northern Uganda. During his radio broadcast on October 31st, he contrasted Christianity to Islam. Later Pastor David received a phone call from a listener who expressed appreciation for his message and invited him to meet with some friends. Unaware of the danger that awaited him, Pastor David went to the meeting, along with his son Simon. Upon arrival, the two were ambushed by six people. Pastor David was strangled and beaten to death; Simon escaped. Pastor David worked tirelessly for the Kingdom of God to the day he breathed his last breath. His church is calling for prayer and support on behalf of this grieving family.

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Tuesday, November 17th 

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

Andrew & Carina Tenbrinke

Wednesday, November 18th 

7:30 p.m. Full Council

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

Thursday, November 19th

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

Cooks: Frances & Hilda

Friday, November 20th 

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

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Donald Wildeboer,
Nov 13, 2020, 2:34 PM
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