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2007-04-06 Easter Bulletin

Church Family

Congratulations to Gord and Chelsea Bos who were blessed with a healthy baby boy on Monday – Dominic Anthony

Albert DeWaal will be having surgery in Red Deer tomorrow. We pray that all will go well and that the surgery would bring about the desired results for renewed health and energy.

Our seniors who are housebound continue to need prayer and appreciate visits anytime: Tena Ellen, Ann Swier, Margaret Bos, Theresa Salomons and Jackie Hartenhof.

Thank you for your prayers, cards, phone calls and expressions of sympathy over the past weeks upon the passing of Bernie's dad. We have been blessed by your care and concern.

Bernie, Mary-Ann, Galen,
Jhana and Clayton Kolkman

The Flower Ministry

The roses this week will be brought to Chelsea and Gord Bos as they celebrate the gift of New Life! God’s richest blessings!

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

China - On March 14, police in Fushun City, Liaoning, China arrested house church leader Ms. Gu Changrong (54) while she was sharing her faith with Mr. Yu Mingfu, secretary of the Communist Party in the village. Yu called the police and accused Gu of "poisoning Communist Party members" with her Christian message. According to Gu's relatives, she has been sentenced to one year of "re-education through labour" at the Ma San Jin Labour Camp which is known for its harsh treatment and torture of prisoners. Ask God to protect Ms. Gu in the labour camp. Pray that she will be a bold witness for Christ there. Pray that the persecutors of Christians in China will open their hearts to the love of Christ as Saul did (Acts 9:1-19).

Young People

Young Peoples Bowling social.

Young Peoples will meet on Saturday, April 14th at 7:25 pm at the Ambassador Bowling Lanes for an social evening. Following a couple of games of bowling, we will return to the church fellowship hall for snacks. Hope to see you all there. Call Henry Stad if you have any questions.

Young Adults

2nd Annual Young Adults Retreat

All young adults, single or married, are invited to Pioneer Ranch (just outside of Rocky Mountain House ) for a weekend get away. We will be looking at personality types and Spiritual gifts. Then we will identify how these two impact the people around us and our world. It is our prayer that together we will come to a greater understanding of what it means to be part of the body of Christ, to build and encourage one another so that ultimately God's name will be glorified.

This retreat will be on May 4th, 5th and 6th. Activities include: canoeing, horse back riding, archery and rock climbing. Cost is $110.00 Please email c_tuininga@hotmail.com for more info or request a registration form from your church office.

LACOMBE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL AUCTION

Mark Friday, April 13, 2007 on your calendar as the date for our annual LCS SCHOOL AUCTION held at the Gym. Supper and silent auction at 5:00 p.m. and the live auction to follow at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to donate anything or need something picked up, please call Roger Swier at 782-5722 or Julie Kemper at 782-0595 Thanks so much.

The King’s University College Spring Sessions

King’s kicks off its annual Spring Sessions in May with a wide variety of condensed format full credit University courses. The first session runs May 7-25 and the second from May 28 – June 14. Spring Sessions allow the completion of a course in as little as two weeks time. A great way to start to jump-start your university career. For more info go to kingsu.ca or call 465-8334 for more details.

Focus on the Family

is presenting an evening of encouragement called PARENTING MATTERS. Dr. Tim Kimmel, Executive director of Family Matters will be speaking. The goal is to encourage families to be strong in the Lord. It will be in Calgary on Sunday evening April 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Foothills Alliance church.

Christian Labour Association of Canada.

Attention: Come join us for an evening of fellowship, everyone is welcome,

Sponsored by the Christian Labour
Association of Canada.

Date: Friday,April 27, 2007 from 7 to 9 pm.

Where: at Gull Lake Hall - Refreshments and dessert will be provided.

Music by: Youth Praise Ensemble from Lacombe.

Speaker: Co Vanderlaan, CLAC National Representative with more than 40 years of experience in labour relations will be our guest speaker. His message is titled, “ CLAC Making a Difference- Not a Destination but a Journey of Faith”

CRWRC Global Awareness Event on May 5th.

This is going to be a very exciting time with a global bazaar, a dinner, displays, information and a celebration service. The committee is hopeful that at least every church will be well represented especially by the pastors, deacons and CRWRC champions. The event is held at Covenant Edmonton CRC 19010 87 Ave. Check out the poster in the foyer for more information.