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2007-06-17 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

From Pastor Mike – it has been 3 weeks and we are thankful to God my leg is healing up nicely. Thank you for the many kind wishes you expressed. It is good to be part of such a supportive community of faith.

Mr. Biel continues to visit doctors and specialists. He is home and is quite tired. We pray that God will grant wisdom to the medical community and provide healing.

Mrs. Ann Vander Wal remains in hospital and though she feels weak physically she is strong in the Lord and looks to him for help and strength every day.

Ruth Sluys has returned home from the hospital and feels a bit better than before. She still is scheduled for one other test sometime this week. She can move around a bit more now without being short of breath. We wish to thank all of you for praying for her and for cards, phone calls , visits and some meals.

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

Our missionaries around the world continue to covet our prayers.


One more new mailbox this week.

Mrs. Rena DeRuiter has a mailbox. A few of the ‘D’s moved. Take note of your boxes!


Flower Ministry 

In appreciation of nine years of service to Bethel, we present the flowers this week to Jackie and Wayne Bouwman and family. Thank you so much for your dedication over the years. Custodian work is not always easy nor appreciated so as a congregation we want to say thank you!

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Iraq - Iraq has long been home to thriving Christian communities. As Iraq has descended in chaos, many (it is estimated at a half million) Christians have fled the country. An al-Qaida-affiliated insurgent group is giving Christians in Baghdad a set of options: convert to Islam, marry your daughters to our fighters, pay an Islamic tax or leave with only the clothes on your back. American forces have erected barriers around the largest Christian enclave in Baghdad’s Dora neighbourhood in an effort to protect its residents. Nevertheless in recent weeks there have been attacks on churches and people are killed. Pray that attacks on Iraqi Christians will cease. Pray that those who mourn the loss of loved ones will find comfort in the fact that those who die in Christ will be raised with Him (1Cor.15:50). Pray for families torn apart seeking refuge outside the country.

Pray the Lord will strengthen Iraqi Christians to remain faithful to Him at all costs.

Notes from the Council Meeting Held June 13, 2007

  1. Full council met, including new office bearers and retiring office bearers. Those who are retiring are: Henry Eisses, August Luymes, Paul Prins, Ed Stol and Rod Venhuis.
  2. An Executive was elected:

      Chairman: Bill Wildeboer Vice-chairman: Wayne Bouwman

      Clerk: Peter Rosendal Council Treasurer: Peter Prins

          General Adjunct: Peter Hoekstra

  1. Opportunity was given for words of reflection and encouragement from the office bearers whose terms of service are over.
  2. A MOTION was CARRIED to no longer have a budget offering in the evening service.
  3. Two membership transfers were dealt with: John & Elsie Ellens & Richard Ellens requested their membership transferred to Neerlandia CRC and the membership papers of Mrs. Rena De Ruiter were received from Woodynook CRC

From the Deacons

Today is the day to return your “baby bottle”. Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Center needs and appreciates every penny you can contribute. Please support this worthy cause prayerfully and financially. If you forget your bottle today, you can still return your bottles to either the Center or to Vivian Peterson.

Mr. and Mrs. Club 

Will meet this Wednesday. We sing at the Senior Citizen’s Lodge at 7:00 pm with our Bible study in the church afterwards. Our discussion will be on James 1:1-18.

July 1st Picnic  

The picnic will begin on Sunday, July 1st, after the morning service and starts off with a barbecue potluck. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer to indicate your attendance and if you prefer to bring a salad or a dessert. We are also looking for people willing to bring their BBQ along, as well as people who want to help out with the games. The hamburgers and hot dogs should be ready by 1:00 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your cutlery, plates, lawn chairs, and of course, lots of sunscreen. Refreshments will be supplied. The barbecue potluck will be followed by various games for the various age groups. The afternoon closes off with a sing-a-long and time of worship. Invite your family and friends to join us at the East Campus of the Lacombe Christian School (corner of 52 Ave. & 57 St.) For questions or more information, please contact Irene and Scott Fraser @ 782-6788 or Cora and Ed Stol @ 885-5712.

The Bible League of Canada

The Bible League of Canada partners are placing Bibles in Uganda, despite conflict and fighting in northern Uganda that has claimed thousands of lives and displaced almost two million people. People are desperate for physical and spiritual healing. Current talks aiming to end the violence are troubled. Progress is slow and in desperate need of prayer. Please call 1-800-363-9673 or go to www.bibleleague.ca to help provide Bibles for Uganda.


The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) is seeking applicants for a Web/Electronic Communications Manager. The position will be located either in the denominational office in Burlington, Ont., or the denominational office in Grand Rapids, Mich. For consideration, submit a letter of interest and your resume electronically via apply@crcna.org by June 29.


Sunday School That Really Works offers proven ideas and strategies to equip Sunday school teachers. Newly revised! Check it out online at www.FaithAliveResources.org or call 1-800-333-8300.


Praise God for 560 adults who completed the French-language Bible study correspondence course, including four military officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pray that God’s Word will be planted firmly in their hearts as they give leadership in a land that is constantly under threat of political disturbances.


From Rehoboth Camp Committee: Due to an E-mail handling glitch, we have lost 29 on-line Camp Volunteer registrations.

They were sent between the following dates: Feb 13 - March 20, 2007 with confirmation numbers 1086 to 1113. If you are one of these confirmed individuals, we ask that you please re-register. Sorry for the inconvenience. Volunteer Counselors still needed for Adult Week 1 - 10; Adult Week 2 - 13; experienced Counselors for Independent Week - 5. Please consider this opportunity to serve by calling Pete Ages at 963-4044 or E-mail at pete.ages@rehoboth.ab.ca


Offering: Missions – Bernhard and Annemarie Vander Vlis

Ushers: Bryan Noordhof & Peter Prins

Lift Operator: Herman Scholing Sr.

Sound: am. Henry E. pm. Travis.

Power Point:am. Kristin pm. Kayleen

Greeters: Brian & Ina Jackson, Scott & Irene Fraser

Coffee: Andrew & Carina Tenbrinke, Craig & Marcella Van Stryland, Peter & Gerry Prins

Nursery: M.O.M. Melanie Tenbrinke

a.m. MarDeb deRegt, Rick Wildeboer, Alana Ebens, Martha Stad, Dianna Hoekstra

p.m. Brittany Brander, Joseph Geldof

PreSchool Sunday School Teacher and Helper: Amberly Venhuis & Kendra Scholing


Offering: Emmanuel Home

Ushers: Rod Venhuis & Bill Noordhof

Lift Operator: Simon Swier

Sound: am. Scott pm. Wayne

Power Point: am. Steven pm. Veronica

Greeters: Klaas & Lies Boskers, Rod & Barb Venhuis

Coffee: Rod & Laura Duckett, Arnie & Sherry Tenbrinke, Randall & Sue Wildeboer

Nursery: M.O.M. Melanie Tenbrinke

a.m. Ina Jackson, Angela Van Stryland, David Hoekstra, Taylor Duckett, Courtney Brander

p.m. Sara Stad, Michael van Iperen

PreSchool Sunday School Teacher and Helper: Amberly Venhuis & Michelle Hoekstra

Weekly Calendar

Monday, June 18 

7:30 p.m. Elders meeting

Tuesday, June 19 

7:30 p.m. Praise Team practice for June 24th AM service

Wednesday, June 20 

7:00 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Club