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December 22 - 27
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Noon Fitness Classes - will resume in January
6:30 pm ReFresh Prayer - cancelled for this week. Come next
week for a church wide prayer and sharing night!
6:30 pm Awana - recessed until January 13!
6 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Noon Fitness Classes - will resume in January
The community of Northgate Baptist Church
exists to bring all people
into a reconciled relationship
with God, themselves and others.
10:30 am
Children’s Time (Fellowship Hall)
*coffee in the lobby after the service*
10:00 am
Cambodian Church Service - 10131-111 Ave
(Pastors Doug Roth and Arnold Urbonas)
Asian Christian Church in the Fellowship Hall
(Pastor Joel David)
Fresh Manna Fellowship - African Service in
the Sanctuary (Pastor Nelson Mukiza)
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
Our Three Priorities are:
Spiritual Maturity, Authentic Community
and Missional Living
December 21, 2014
Combined Service 10am
Northgate Baptist Church
13208 - 95 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5E 3Y4
Phone: 780.476.5855
E-mail: [email protected]
Church Staff
Bob Carroll, Senior Pastor
John Neufeld, Associate Pastor of Congregational Life
Nathan Reich, Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries
Rod Munro, Children’s Ministries Director
Marlene Lueck, Administrative Assistant
Tim Hayduk, contact at [email protected] or call 780.478.4363.
“The Gift of God’s Favor”
*You can listen to or download our
sermons as well as view the
weekly bulletin at our website:
Luke 1, 2 and 3
Pastor Bob Carroll
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Join us at 6 pm as we focus on our
Savior’s birth through music and God’s
Word. Invite your family and friends!
Dec. 30 Prayer and Sharing Night - Tuesday, at 6:30 pm.
Come end the year in prayer with your church family!
Illness: Bob Christensen / Jim Martin (cancer treatment) / Lillian
Regular Youth events are finished for 2014.
Thanks for an awesome year everyone
and have a great Christmas!
First INSIGHT of 2015: Wednesday, January 14
First Event of 2015: Friday, January 16
Don’t forget Tijuana 2015 Missions trip
applications are now available!
Geddes (awaiting lung transplant) / Cathy Houghton / Bruce Stelter
Al Barbe / LeeAnn Dreger - Cowger’s daughter / Howard - Linda
Wilkins' brother (cancer) / Gladie Meier (Nadine Master’s mom)
Graeme Wilson / Len Semrau / Rebecca Gmeinweser / Lois Betton
Sadie Oshanyk
Shut Ins: Bertha Carlson / Ann Prescott / Alf Hoppe / Audrey Hunka
Maynard Cole / Joan Beley / Ingrid Rieckman / Ellen Hein
Parents please Note!
A Children’s Program is
planned for the remainder
of the Combined Services.
Bring your family to church
over the Christmas
The Edmonton Food Bank
sends their ‘thanks and
appreciation’ for all the
donated egg cartons
they receive from us
every month!
The draft budget for 2015 is available for review over the coming weeks
(at the Info Centre). If you have the interest, feel free to browse through
and contemplate what this budget could mean for God’s kingdom.
If you have questions or concerns, please follow up with any finance
member (Elaine Bamber, LaDawn Algajer, Marj Weber, Kathy Proehl,
Doris Jeske, Jasen Boyko, Derek Hamel) by mid-January.
For 2014, continue to pray for a strong financial finish. We anticipate
meeting our expenses and hope to receive enough to justify our 2015
budget target.
Thank you for your faithful and generous financial stewardship!
Grief Share
Our next sessions begin Thursday,
Jan. 15 at 1:30 pm. If you have
experienced the loss of someone
close, come join us. Others, who have
experienced similar loss, meet to
encourage and support one another.
Registration forms are available at the
Info Centre. For further details contact
P. John at [email protected]
or 780.476.5855. ext. 303.
The Pastors and church
staff want to thank you
for blessing us this Season
with cards, gifts, baking,
and your prayers. May
God bless each one !
Pastor Bob will be speaking in our combined service.
Our Missionaries: Art & Betty Quist, Awana
Art and Betty are the ‘Shepherds’ of our Awana
ministries throughout Alberta and even beyond. As
they enter the Christmas Season, please ask our
Heavenly Father to bless them with much needed
rest and that He would re-energize them for the
year ahead. Pray for safe travels through the
mountains during their time off in the next couple of
weeks, as they travel to visit family and preach in
Penticton. Art had eye surgery this last Thursday; please pray for
complete healing for his eyes.
Persecuted Church Update: SUDAN: Christians Resist
Hostile Takeover - following the secession of South Sudan in July
2011, Sudanese Christians have experienced escalating attacks
resulting from a government policy to eradicate Christianity from the
country. Since 2012, Sudan has expelled foreign Christians and bulldozed many church buildings on the pretext that church property
belongs to investors. During a recent raid, Police beat worshippers
and arrested 38 for refusing to surrender the property, but the
Christians resisted the attacks. "Boisterous young men" willing to die
for their faith faced off with police, and church members formed a
human shield to ward off additional demolition attempts. One of the
arrested believers announced: "We have enjoyed worshipping and
praising God in prison. The power of God was present among us."
What an inspiration these believers are to the rest of the world
through their spiritual fervency and steadfastness! May God continue
to strengthen them in the midst of this unseen heavenly battle, also
serving as their divine Advocate and Mediator when dealing with
officials over the legalities of property rights. Pray that as these
Christians lift up the name of Jesus in both word and deed, their
adversaries will themselves come to realize their need of salvation
through our Risen Saviour.
Young Adults (ages 18-25):
Meet at the Sinclair's (8516 142A Ave) after church for our Christmas
party! Lunch and games! This is our final get-together for 2014. We
will start Bible studies up again on January 18th. Merry Christmas
and happy new year!
See Rob/Edith Sinclair, Pastor Nathan, or Facebook for details.
Taylor is turning 75! Please join us
January 2, 2015 1-3 pm at Taylor
Seminary, to help us kick off our year-long
celebrations with a piece of birthday cake
and a chance to run into some old friends
or make some new ones! All are welcome!
Taylor is located at 11525-23 Ave., Edm.
The Men’s Ministry Team is collecting Canadian Tire money.
The proceeds will be used to purchase items for next year’s
Marare team to take to Uganda. Your donations can be placed in
Ken Bensen’s mailbox #129.
Now's the time to start thinking about applying
for the Camp Caroline R12 program starting
Sept 2015. It is an eight month discipleship gap year
program hosted at the camp’s beautiful site in the
foothills of the Rockies. R12 is designed to give
students space, direction, inspiration, adventure,
teaching and resources to help
them understand themselves,
God and how He has specially
designed them for great things.
For more information go to