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2007-06-03 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

As a result of the elections held last Sunday morning, the following men were elected. For the office of elder: Henry Geldof and Peter Prins. Phil Tenbrinke was approved as youth elder and for the office of deacon Rod Duckett and Herman Scholing Jr. were elected. The installation service will be held next Sunday morning – June the 10th.

We remember Ruth Sluys in a special way today. Ruth has been in the Lacombe hospital since Thursday. Her health and strength is steadily declining due to both insufficiency of blood and subsequent heart problems as well as an emerging liver problem. The doctors and specialists are doing many tests in looking for the best treatments. We pray for good strength for the days to come. But,Today, Ruth is celebrating her birthday! Happy Birthday! May this year be one of quiet strength and great peace and joy. One where God’s presence is ever before you!

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

Dear Bethel congregation

It has been 10 days since I broke my leg. At this time it seems to be healing well and I can get around with crutches. Most of the time I try to keep it elevated to keep the swelling down and speed healing. Thanks for the many calls and cards and words of encouragement. It will take about 6 weeks for the bone to heal.

Pastor Mike

Prayer request:

As most of you may remember, I went to Asia last summer on a mission trip. It was there that my eyes were opened to the many needs of the unreached people group I visited. In September of ’06 I applied for a 1 year English teaching position that is available in the secluded town where I spent most of my time last summer (contract would start September ’07). Though I would not be able to openly share my faith with others my intention would be to live among the local people and build relationships with the students whom I would come into contact with. I was recently told that the education bureau gave the initial approval of my application and now I am waiting for final acceptance from the foreign affairs office in Asia. I am excited that there has been progress in the application process, but it seems that now, even 8 months after having sent in the initial application, many things are still up in the air (which is fairly typical in that area of the world). Clearly, if God wants me there He will have to move obstacles (which I realize He’s pretty good at) and open more doors. Please pray for the individuals who are currently reviewing my application, for the unreached people who I would come in contact with, and for God’s will to be done in this situation. I would love to tell you more about this, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me! -

CRWRC: Please give to Iraqi refugees today.

The needs of Iraqi refugees grow daily. CRWRC plans to provide medical aid, food assistance, affordable shelter and trauma counseling. Today please give generously in the offering plate. Or, send your cheque marked, “Iraqi refugees” to CRWRC, 3475 Mainway, P.O. Box 5070, STN LCD 1, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 3Y8. Donations can also be made by calling 1-800-730-3490 or online at www.crwrc.org.

 

Flower Ministry

This week we will give the flowers to Bill Wildeboer. He is finishing up the first round of treatments and must now wait for further testing to see what the effects have been on his cancer. We pray that God in His great mercy would grant good results. May He grant both Bill and Eleanor quiet peace of heart and mind in the days ahead.

Family Fun Fair

June 16, 2007 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An Event for the Whole Family

Come out to Michener Park in Lacombe on Saturday, June 16 for a Family Fun Fair!

There will be all sorts of activities happening throughout the day.

Carnival Activities, Games, Balloon Animals,

Face painting, Drama, and Concession Open

Put on by the Lacombe Pentecostal Church

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Ethiopia - Yosuf Hajji, an evangelist who was recently imprisoned in the town of Bulbula, 200 km south of Addis Ababa, is severely ill from eating poisoned food. Local Christians suspect that Hajji's food was deliberately poisoned by Muslim authorities in collaboration with local Muslims. He is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital. Pray that Yosuf will have a full recovery. Pray that he will find peace in the fact that those who share in Christ's suffering will also share in His glory (Romans 5:15-17).

Lacombe Christian School

would like to invite you to join us in honoring

Paulette Williams

for her many years of service as a teacher.

On June 12, 2007 there will be an open house at the east campus mini gym, coffee and cake will be served from 2:30-4:30 PM.

Retirement is an exciting milestone to reach and we pray that God will bless Paulette and her husband Mark with wonderful new adventures!

Come One, Come All ...

To the Greatest Show on Earth! CACHS's Drama 20/30 Class proudly presents Moliere's "The Miser", at 7:30 p.m on June 12, June 13, June 14 and June 15 at the CACHS Gym. Tickets are $8.00 each or 2/$15.00. For tickets or more information please call the school at 782-4535.

Calling All Young People of the 40''s, 50's and 60's!

Our annual reunion will be held, DV, on Wednesday, June 13 at the Rehoboth Camp west of Lacombe. Invite friends along for a day of fun and fellowship beginning with coffee around 10am. The cost of morning & afternoon snacks and a delicious dinner at noon is $20.. There will be outside activities (min-golf, huge checkerbord, etc) but take along your favourite game, just in case.Please let Tetsy Mulder (782-2020) know by June 6, if you are able to join us, and ask for directions.. Hope to see you there!.

Rehoboth Camp Committee is looking for volunteers:

Rehoboth Camp Ministry is looking for mature individuals, 16 years and older, to serve as Counselors for the summer camp program. Rehoboth Camp Ministry also is looking for mature 14 - 15 year old individuals to become Counselors In Training. CIT’s have become an important part of our volunteer community at Camp. If you are 14-15 years old and are looking for a great summer experience consider Rehoboth Camp Ministry. Adult 1 week June 30 - July 6 we need 16 Counselors; Adult 2 week July 7-13 we need 20 Counselors; Independent week July 14 – 20 we need 8 experienced Counselors, Youth week July 21 -27, we have enough Counselors. If you have volunteered in the past, you can register on line. New volunteers can download an application form, or visit our web site at www.rehoboth.ab.ca.

If you are interested or need more information you can contact Pete Ages at 780-963-4044 or by email at pete.ages@rehoboth.ab.ca

Rocky Mountain Christian Soccer Camp

Join us this summer at the Rocky Mountain Christian Soccer Camp~ July 16-20. Come for a fun-filled week of soccer, seeing old friends, meeting new ones, working with great coaching staff and having fun learning about Jesus! Registration forms available at SEARS, the Rocky Co-op administration desk, on the website rmcsoccer.org or from the table in the foyer. Hope to see you there!

Camp Silversides – Urgent Need

Camp Silversides is a Christian Camp run by Sunday School Mission for hundreds of kids each summer. It is held on the west side of Gull Lake. Camp Silversides is in desperate need of staff, both full-time and part-time for this summer. If you are interested, you can check out their website at www.silversides.ca

BACK TO GOD HOUR:

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.

PRAYER REQUEST:

Pray for two Christian sisters and their Muslim husbands who fled their homes after their lives were threatened. They sought safe haven in Cyprus, where they are being discipled by our Arabic ministry leader, Rev. Victor Atallah. Praise God that, through these classes, their husbands have now embraced Jesus as the true Saviour!

FATHER’S LOVE:

Is God like a cranky old man? Does he want to put a stop to fun? Is it ever possible to get back on his good side? What if you’ve committed every sin in the book, is it still possible to return to God’s love? Or are you lost for life? Find out on the June 10th Back to God Hour. Go to www.BacktoGod.net for local stations and times.

RUNNING IN CIRCLES:

Have you ever dreamed of being the first to cross the finish line? Liz has the chance to be a winner, but will he have to cheat to win? Check it out on this week’s Kids Corner. Then visit the Kids Corner website at www.kids-corner.org for stories, devotions, puzzles and more.

CRC 150th ANNIVERSARY MEMENTOS

are now available for purchase. The items, which include a travel mug, cap, engraved granite shelf piece, and black granite coasters, can be viewed at www.crcna.ca under the 150th Anniversary Celebration. Travel mugs, caps and lapel pins are also available for purchase from Faith Alive Christian Resources at www.faithaliveresources.com

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM PRODUCER:

The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) is seeking to fill a full-time position for an English Language Program Producer for the Back to God Hour (BTGH), the CRCNA’s television and broadcast ministry, located in Palos Heights, Ill. A detailed job description is available at www.crcna.org “About the CRC”. Submit your resume and letter of interest electronically to apply@crcna.org byJune22.

ACCOUNTANTS:

The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) is seeking to fill two full-time positions, an Accountant Level I and an Accountant Level II, in the Financial Services department. Both positions are located in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office, for more information visit www.crcna.org “About the CRC”. Submit a resume and letter of interest (electronically preferred) stating the position you are interested in, to apply@crcna.org by June 8.

5OTH ANNIVERSARY AND CLOSING

The council of the Christian Reformed Church of Richmond, British Columbia, announces that our congregation will celebrate our 50th anniversary at a special service at 10:00 am on the 24th of June 2007 in which we will be giving thanks to the Lord for his faithfulness to our community. This will also be our final service as congregation. As we close our doors with sadness, we gratefully hand over the keys to the Tapestry, a CRC church plant. They will continue to worship and

minister in Richmond out of our present address. We invite all members, former members and friends to join us in this service as we focus on what the Lord has done among us over the last 50 years. Come let us worship together.

SCHEDULE THIS WEEK – JUNE 3

Offering: CRWRC – Iraqi Refugee Crisis

Ushers: Ken Salomons & Craig Van Stryland

Lift Operator: Ralph Bos

Sound:am. Wayne & Ian pm. Scott

Power Point:am. Simon pm. Ian

Greeters: Ed & Cora Stol, Gerry & Pita Doornenbal

Coffee: Paul & Cindy Prins, Ralph & Pauline Bos, John & Dana van Gyssel

Nursery:M.O.M. Melanie Tenbrinke

a.m.Dana van Gyssel, Jessica Noordhof, Thomas Geldof, Blair van Gyssel, Meagan Scholing

p.m. Steven van Iperen, Michelle Hoekstra

PreSchool Sunday School Teacher and Helper: Debby & Michael van Iperen

SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK – JUNE 10

Offering: Canadian Christian Education Foundation

Ushers: Peter Zuidhof & Rod Duckett

Lift Operator: Bill Noordhof

Sound:am. Henry G. pm. Henry E.

Power Point:am. Paul pm. Stephanie

Greeters: Jake & Agnes Prins, Bryan & Yvonne Noordhof

Coffee: Herman & Alice Scholing, Brad & Vivian Peterson, Walter & Ella Land

Nursery:M.O.M. Melanie Tenbrinke

a.m.Curt Dowling, Annette Wiersma, Brianna Venhuis, Philip vanIperen, Brittany Kemper

p.m. Kayleen Ebens, Jordan Van Stryland

PreSchool Sunday School Teacher and Helper: Sue Wildeboer & Diana Hoekstra

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, June 3

8:30 p.m. Living Members at Alex & Ann Wildeboer’s

Monday, June 4

7:30 p.m. Worship Ministry Leadership Team meets at Pastor Mike’s Home

Wednesday, June 6

7:30 p.m. Council executive meets

7:30 p.m. Praise Team practice for June 10th AM service

Thursday, June 7

7:30 p.m. General Administration Ministry Leadership Team

Advance Notices

Sunday, June 10

AM service – Installation of new office bearers

AM service – Baptism of Nicolas Tenbrinke

Wednesday, June 13

7:30 p.m. Full council meeting – new members and retiring members

We will meet in the Fellowship Hall

Sunday, June 17

AM service – Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

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