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2007-04-22 Bulletin

Church Family

Mr. Jake Prins returned home this week. We give thanks to God that the operation went well.

We offer our condolences to the Keitel family with the death of a dear Aunt, Mrs. Fokie Siebenga (Van Dyk). She passed away recently at the Lacombe long-term care facility. We take comfort in the assurance of eternal life through Jesus our Lord.

We also off our condolences to the Luymes family with the death of an uncle in Terrace BC. Harriet, her sister and mother traveled to Terrace for the funeral this past week. May they also be comforted in the assurance of eternal life through Jesus our Lord.

Continue to remember our shut-ins: Ann Swier, Margaret Bos, Theresa Salomons, Tena Ellen and Jackie Hartenhof.

Jan Disselkoen, Albert and Caroline Strydhorst, Andy and Linda Horlings, Margaret Njuguna, and Evy Smith as well as Mark and Selina Patterson and Krista Prins are our missionaries in various countries around the world.

Remember also Kelsie Ellens and Ailsa McKerrow as they work in the orphanage in Tanzania. May God grant all of them grace, strength and peace.

Our CR Church in Blacksburg, Virginia 

The Christian Reformed ministry in Blacksburg is called All Nations Fellowship, serving Asians, mostly Koreans. Their meeting place is close to campus and they minister much to students. The tragedy strongly affects them as one of their members lost a professor, another lost a roommate, and yet another lost a best friend in the shootings. Chan Jeong, pastor to congregation and to campus, said, "We are all so sad about this tragedy. . Please pray for them, for the families, and for the entire community here." Ask grace and strength as they seek to represent Jesus among many hurting people in Blacksburg.

Thank You 

I would like to greatly thank Peter Mooy and Clarence Kits (who helped all four days) as well as Joy McCarty, Tetsy Mulder, Jacoba Voorbij, John & Ben deRegt, and Arnie and Sherry Tenbrinke for helping to paint my place. It looks great! Liz Hutchison

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Gaza - Palestinian authorities are suspecting that a "vice squad" of Islamic militants is behind a bombing that badly damaged the Gaza office of the Palestinian Bible Society on April 15. Much of the main floor was damaged and fire destroyed many of the books. Despite the extensive damage, the staff is determined to re-open as soon as possible. A group called the "The Righteous Swords of Islam" has claimed responsibility for many of those attacks. In February 2006, two pipe bombs damaged the door of the Palestinian Bible Society and a warning was left, threatening further damage if the store did not permanently close. Despite the threats, the store re-opened less than two months later Thank the Lord that no one was harmed during these attacks. Pray for the Palestinian Bible Society as they rebuild from the bombing. Pray that the staff will exhibit the love and forgiveness of Christ.

Youth Praise Team 

There will be a short meeting tonight to talk about the results of our survey. Please join us in the council room at 8:30 pm.

Attention All Children and Youth Leaders 

On May 5th there will be a 1/2 day workshop in Calgary hosted by Youth Specialties who are affiliated with Youth Unlimited.

    The Core: We may not always see it, but most every teenager is dealing with some kind of hurt. This spring, you have an opportunity to dig beneath the surface to discover what is at the CORE of the students you work with, and how anyone involved in their lives can respond to their pain. Anyone—youth workers, parents, Sunday School teachers…you.

If this sounds intriguing to you contact Wayne Bouwman so we register all Bethel members who are interested

Mexico Wind-up Gathering 

All those who went on the Mexico mission trip are encouraged to come together to share stories and pictures and wind up this year’s Mexico trip on Sunday, April 22nd here in the Fellowship Hall at 2:30 pm.

Grade 9 Pizza Night at Central Alberta Christian High School 

Friday, April 27, all kids who will be attending grade 10 next year are invited, along with their parents to attend a pizza night at CACHS at 7:30 pm. Come and have fun and meet some new classmates.

Do you like to sing?

Would you like to sing in a choir? If so, please join us at Wolf Creek Community Church on Thursday nights at 7:00 where we have started a small chorus. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and enjoy yourself. Phone Carolyn Cave for more information 782-7365.

Bulk Foods Co-op

A group of ladies in Lacombe is looking at starting a Bulk Foods Co-op. If you are interested in saving money on foods such as rice, grains, flours, dried fruit, nuts, spices and seasonings, please send an e-mail to bulkfoods@platinum.ca for more information and a catalogue, or phone 782-7365. If there is sufficient interest, an order will be made in May.

Fashion Show and Dessert Night

On Friday, May 11th, the Students Council of Central Alberta Christian High School will be hosting their annual Fashion Show and Dessert Night. This year's theme for the show is: "City Lights, Fashion in a World of Black and White". There is a great line up of stores planned and the evening promises to be a great time showcasing the latest fashions. Tickets will be available starting April 17th by calling Ann at the school office at 782-4535. Ticket prices are $15.00 each, two for $25.00 or a table of eight for $80.00

The King's University College 

is pleased to invite you to the twenty-first Graduation Convocation on Saturday, April 28, 2007, 2:00pm. Convocation speaker: Dr. Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., President of Calvin Theological Seminary. Evangel Pentecostal Assembly 4461 - 50 Street, Edmonton. Reception following the ceremony.

Christian Labour Association of Canada

Attention:  Come join us for an evening of fellowship. Everyone is welcome.

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 who has 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”. Come and hear how God has blessed the work of CLAC the last 54 years.

The Bible League in India: 

 In India there are literally thousands of wandering evangelists. They wander into villages, preach Christ from street corners, call people to make a decisionfor Christ, ask for food and a place to sleep, and then wander off to the next village. The problem in India is not that people are hard-hearted and closed to the Gospel. It is quite the contrary. Hundreds of thousands want to know more about Christ! Visit www.bibleleague.ca, or call 1-800-363-0673 to help provide Bibles and Bible studies in India.

DISCOVER ROMANIA 

from May 19-30 and join Rev. Jim VanderMeiden on a faith journey to witness the work of the CRCNA . Relive the fall of communism and begin your prayer partnership with Romanian christians,while you learn about their wonderful efforts in helping to rebuild their country.Their experiences will inspire you as you visit and interact with partner churches and community Coordinator of Volunteers. Please contact Judy Stork@4798778 or the ServiceLink office @1-800-7303490 or sybengac@crcna.ca for further information.

The Classical Home Missions Committee 

(CHMC) is seeking nominations of persons who have a passion for church planting and church revitalization. The committee is seeking people who understand or wish to grow in the knowledge and experience of what it means to be a “Missional Church”. Needed as well are those who can be strong encouragers and supporters to the church planters, pastors and leaders God has already called into mission focused congregations. If the Lord is calling you please contact your churches Mission or Outreach Committee, or the CHMC directly. The contact for CHMC is Pastor Ron Klok at Glad Tidings CRC, ph. (780) 479-4526, e-mail ministry@telus.net; home ph. (780) 476-2812, e-mail klokhome@shaw.ca.

WE ARE DUST

WE ARE DUST: We love to sing praises and rejoice when we are blessed with good jobs and healthy families. But when things go wrong, when difficulties strike, what do we do? What is there to rejoice about? Is it possible to sing praises from the pits of despair? Find out on the April 29th Back to God Hour. Go to www.BacktoGod.net for local stations and times.

JUST FOLLOW

How is Jesus just like a map? Help Liz search for the answer on this week’s Kids Corner.Kids Corner is a member of the HisKids.net alliance--working together to provide quality entertainment for kids that is Christ-centered and Bible-based. Visit HisKids.net to find more great Christian programs for kids.

On The Road Again

Women are invited to an evening "On The Road Again" Tuesday May 8th, at the Lacombe Kozy Korner, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Travelin' Along Motorcycle tips & information for the new and experienced lady driver or rider. Wind at My Back A physician's wife and avid motorcyclist, Elayne Goertzen, from Medicine Hat, shares her quest for freedom and how she found it.

Musical Wheels Enjoy selections with Rosalie DenOudsten and Merrigold Long.

Cost of $8 includes dessert & refreshments. Please call Cora to reserve by Friday May 4th. 782-6233

Employment Opportunity

Bethel is seeking a person or persons to fill the custodian’s position, which will be vacant as of June 30. If you desire to fill this position, please submit a letter indicating your interest and your qualifications to the General Administration Leadership Team, c/o Peter Prins or Anita Geldof. 

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