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2007-06-24 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

Congratulations to Donald and Amaris Wildeboer and the family with the birth of their daughter Claire Isabelle this past Tuesday. Everything is well and we thank God for the happiness he gives.

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


 


 

Notes from the Elder’s Meeting Held June 18, 2007

  1. Family visitation practices were discussed.
  2. Elder Peter Prins will take over August Luymes’ district. Elder Henry Geldof will take over Peter Rosendal’s district. Other Elder districts remain the same for now.
  3. More updating of Elder’s district lists will happen in September.

From the Deacons

With the approval of council, the deacons have decided to eliminate the budget offering in the evening service. Effective immediately, the evening offering will only be taken for the designated cause for that Sunday. If you have any questions about this decision, feel free to talk to one of the deacons.

Baby Bottles

If you forgot to bring your baby bottles last week, you can still return your bottle either to the Centre or to Vivian Peterson. Thanks so much for all your support.

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.

Prepare to Participate in the Celebration of Denomination’s 150th Anniversary:

On Sunday, September 30th, the Central Alberta Churches will join together in new Life (Red Deer) to celebrate what God has, is and will do among us. You can be part of worship celebrating God’s faithfulness and blessing, listen to Dr. Plantinga – President of Calvin Seminary, eat lunch together (provided by CACHS catering) and join together for a fun time with Jason and Troy (happythedog.com) who are often part of Youth Unlimited events. Put it on your calendar. We are looking forward to your presence.

Curious about the Hoogland's work in Bolivia?

 Jake and Marg will present an overview of their work -- the challenges, the adventures, and the highlights -- on Monday, July 2 at 8 pm. at the WoodyNook Church. They welcome all of you to share in their work with the Quechua people living in the lowlands of Bolivia.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

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

SERVICELINK SUMMER HOTLIST

of volunteer opportunities with the CRC has arrived and is posted on our bulletin board. Check out opportunities to serve in the areas of education, counselling and mentoring, finance, library cataloguing, and community development. Is God calling you to overseas ministry? Then maybe there’s something for you on the summer list.

WORLD MISSIONS:

Pray for SMP 2007! Earlier this month seven Summer Mission Program (SMP) appointees left North America to do cross-cultural missions in other countries. Pray for their safety, pray they are a blessing to the people they serve, and that they in turn are blessed richly by the experience.

CRWRC:

Reformed Church in America and CRC partner in disaster relief--Additional skilled volunteers means reaching more hurting people in the aftermath of a natural disaster. CRWRC's Disaster Response Services' recent partnership agreement with the RCA's office of Reformed Church World Service means just that--the RCA and CRC together can now help even more people put their lives back together. To find out more, or to volunteer with CRWRC, call 800-848-5818.

NEIGHBOURLY QUESTIONS:

Have you ever asked yourself, “How am I—just one person—supposed to relate to so many different people around the world? How am I supposed to feed hungry orphans on the other side of the world and help the elderly where I live? I know I’m supposed to care for my neighbour, but just who is my neighbour?” Find out on the July 1st Back to God Hour. Go to www.BacktoGod.net for local stations and times.

THE LONG GOODBYE:

Do you ever wonder what happens after we die? Help Liz find some answers 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.

TO THE STREETS:

The CRC is taking God's message of hope to the streets next summer through a massive cycling event. Through education, job creation, training and more, the Sea to Sea 2008 Bike Tour aims to end the cycle of poverty for many individuals, families and communities around the world. Find out more at www.SeatoSea.org.

WEB/ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER:

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.

Ladies of all ages are invited to the Lacombe Christian Women's evening

on Tuesday July 10, at the Lacombe Kozy Korner, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy a presentation by Audrey Krenzler from

Wooden'It Country Styles Country Store.

New Light Shining with guest speaker Sandy Werre of St. Albert,

a stay at home mom, who loves sports, the outdoors, and reading.

Home Style Harmony with Bev Koelwyn, Jeanne Tulp & Maridel Neumann

Cost of $8 includes dessert & refreshments.

Please call Cora to reserve by Friday July 6th. 782-6233

Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries Canada

SCHEDULE THIS WEEK – JUNE 24

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

SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK – JULY 1

Offering: Cuba Connection

Ushers: Trudy Salomons & Murray Wiersma

Lift Operator: Ernie Stebner

Sound: am. Henry E. pm. No service in Bethel

Power Point: am. Ian pm. No service in Bethel

Greeters: Bill & Eleanor Wildeboer, Roger & Anita Swier

Coffee: Marvin & Jeanne Ebens, Teus & Marja Vander Vlis, Herman & Betty Scholing

Nursery: M.O.M. Angela

a.m. Wannetta Brander, Don Wildeboer, Meaghan Noort, Brett Vandenborn, Corinna Prins

p.m. Amberly Venhuis, Rob deRegt

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

Advance Notices

Sunday, July 15

AM service – Lacombe Days service in the park - the offering at this service will be non-perishable items for the food bank

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