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2007-05-20 Bulletin

We are God's Children—gathered by Him in love—to bring glory to the Triune God, to pray, to seek the lost, to nurture the young in the Lord, to care for the hurting, and to encourage one another. We do this in obedience to His Word.

Church Family

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

Thank You 

We wish to thank the congregation for their support through cards, prayers and words of encouragement with the sudden loss of our Father and Grandfather Bill Geldof. Once again, we have been richly blessed and encouraged by the family of God both here and in Chilliwack, B.C. Henry & Anita Geldof and family


Flower Ministry 

The flowers this week are in honor of Pastor Peter’s 80th birthday. We praise God for His faithfulness in Pastor Peter’s life and pray that the year ahead may overflow with God’s blessings. Congratulations Pastor Peter!


The following have been nominated for the offices of elder, youth elder, and deacon;

For Elder: Henry Geldof, Ray Merkus, Bryan Noordhof and Peter Prins. Of these 2 will be elected.

For Youth Elder: Phil Tenbrinke

For Deacon: Rod Duckett, Herman Scholing Jr., Don Wildeboer and Marja VanderVlis. Of these 2 will be elected. 

If there are objections to any of these nominations, please contact any of the elders. The election will be held on May 27th in the morning service and installation will be held on June the 10th.

Absentee Ballots will be accepted by any council member. For first time voters, this means you can vote ahead of time if you will not be at Bethel on May 27th. All that is required is marking your preferences for each office, write and sign your name and hand it to any office bearer in a sealed envelope.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

INDIA On May 13, Hindu militants attacked a worship service at a Village Vision India church in the town of Kushalnagar. The militants destroyed Bibles and beat several Christians, including Pastor Channiagha and Pastor George. They told Pastor George to stop converting people to Christianity. Later militants went to Pastor George's house and assaulted his wife along with their one-year-old daughter. Also on May 13, police and Hindu militants beat three Christians in Nagegowda district and threatened to murder Pastor D. Titus. When they did not find Titus, the militants went to his house where they beat three believers after questioning them about his whereabouts. On May 13 Pastor Hosula Raj was beaten by a mob of Hindu militants who disrupted a morning worship service. The militants, some armed with clubs, beat several Christians including Pastor Hosula, who was then bound in chains and dragged to the local police station where they complained that he was committing forced conversions. Pray that all charges against Pastor Hosula will be dropped. Ask that God will give healing to all those injured. Pray that Christians in India will keep their eyes on Jesus, persevere in their faith, and not grow weary or lose heart. (Hebrews 10:32-39; 12:1-3).


Praise God for a new and unprecedented opportunity to broadcast throughout Russia over a powerful government radio station, Radio Mayak. At the same time, one of our major partners, TWR (TransWorld Radio), was forced off the air in St. Petersburg. Pray for this matter to be resolved soon so we can reach our listeners with the Good News of Jesus.

PreSchool Sunday School. 

Today, May 27 will be the last Sunday for those children who will be in Grade 1 in the fall. We are looking for volunteer teachers and helpers so that we can run our summer program for the younger children. A sign up sheet is located on the back foyer table, so please volunteer and sign up to help us out for a week. Thanks.

Youth Praise Team

The next practice will be Monday, May 28th and then before the service on June 3rd.


Our last two YC tickets have been sold and we now have 21 young people and 6 leaders heading out for this exciting weekend. This is double our last year’s numbers and we praise God for that. The cost for Hotel and Bus comes out to $55.00 per person. Please get those funds to Wayne Bouwman as soon as possible. As well there are still a few who have not paid their registration fees. Please pay this as well.

Young Adults

Young Adults. This is just a notice to let you know that due to lack of volunteers for the SAM’s Café leadership committee, SAM’s Café will no longer be running. All funds raised by the ministry will be donated to a charitable organization.

Seniors Bus Trip 

The Seniors are reminded of the bus trip this Thursday, May 24th. We plan to leave the church parking lot at 8:00 am.

From the Cuba Connection Committee of Classis Alberta North

Cuba Gifts-Today is the last Sunday for giving. Thanks for the many gifts that have already been given! So many of them were new items! If you still wish to give a used bicycle, please contact Rod Venhuis at 782-2643, and drop it off at his place tomorrow.

Rehoboth Christian Ministries


Date: Saturday, June 9, 2007

Time: 10:30 AM

Place: Rehoboth – Stony Plain Vocational Center (3920 – 49th Avenue)

The Board of Directors invites the membership of Rehoboth Christian Ministries to attend this important Annual Membership meeting of the association.

Agenda items will include:

  • Presentation of the Annual Audited Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 2007
  • Presentation of the proposed Annual Operating Budget for the fiscal year 2007/08
  • Nomination/Election of new Board members
  • Recognition of retiring Board members
  • Presentation of employee length of service awards, including recognition of 25 years of service by Wally Mulder, CEO
  • Highlights of Rehoboth’s programs

A light lunch will be served


Take your family on a virtual tour of the world (and register to win a free ipod!) Join us June 13, 6-8:30 p.m. at The King’s University College – Atrium (9125 - 50 St.) to meet The Back to God Hour’s ministry leaders from across the world. This international ministry fair will be an informal time to learn how The Back to God Hour is using media to reach people for Christ! RSVP Annette at 1-800-730-3490 or vanderheidea@crcna.ca by June 5 to reserve your place.

The Bible League in Haiti:  

 People in one of Haiti’s roughest neighbourhoods feared coming out even in daylight. But when a church planter began his ministry, more than 200 people attended the first service! Please, pray for these residents, that they may have new vision and purpose! Visit www.bibleleague.ca, or call 1-800-363-9673 to help support bold church planters in Haiti in their ministry.

From the Secretary

Please note – this week the bulletin will be printed on Thursday evening. I will not be in the office on Friday as we are traveling to Hamilton for the weekend. Please have all your bulletin announcements in to the office by Thursday noon. Thanks so much. Anita

Greetings for Grand Rapids!

Just another update, to let you know how the Kralts are doing. James is now finished with his classes at Calvin Seminary, and so we’re ready to start our one-year internship. We had hoped to do that internship in Canada, but things did not work out, so instead we’ll be serving East Paris CRC, the church in the Grand Rapids area which we have been attending for the past three years. We expect to move into their parsonage the week of May 13, and begin the internship officially on June 1. Marilyn will continue to be their Coffee Break coordinator, Evelyn will be able to go to Gr. 1 with her friends from kindergarten, and Anna will have a new basement playroom! Our new address will be 3035 East Paris Ave SE, Kentwood, MI, USA 49512. Our phone number will still be (616)464-2566.


Offering: YWAM – Krista Prins

Ushers: Rod Venhuis & Bill Noordhof

Lift Operator: Herman Scholing Sr.

Sound: am. Scott pm. Travis

Power Point: am. Stephanie pm. Steven

Greeters: Els Ebens, Peter & Gerry Prins

Coffee: Henry & Anita Geldof, Gerry & Pita Doornenbal, Rod & Barb Venhuis

Nursery: M.O.M. Lisa Tenbrinke

a.m.Trudy Salomons, Marcella Van Stryland, Erin Wiersma, Joseph Geldof, Timothy Rosendal

p.m. Jeanne Ebens, Nathan Noordhof

PreSchool Helpers:
3 yr olds
Veronica Bouwman
4-5 yr olds
– Kristin Van Stryland


Offering: World Missions

Ushers: Trudy Salomons & Murray Wiersma

Lift Operator: Simon Swier

Sound: am. Wayne pm. Ian

Power Point: am. Kayleen pm. Veronica

Greeters: Art & Judy Hazelhoff, August & Harriet Luymes

Coffee: Els Ebens, Don & Amaris Wildeboer, Ken & Trudy Salomons

Nursery: M.O.M. Lisa Tenbrinke

a.m. Betty Scholing, Vivian Peterson, Kendra Scholing, Brett Vandenborn, Ryan Swier

p.m. Ian Prins, Jennifer Stol

PreSchool Helpers:3 yr oldsMadelyn deRegt

4-5 yr olds – Amberly Venhuis


Wednesday, May 23 

7:30 p.m. Elders and Deacons meet

7:30 p.m. Praise Team practice for May 27th AM service

Thursday, May 24 

8:00 a.m. Seniors bus trip

Monday, May 28 

7:30 p.m. Youth Praise Team practice