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2007-07-08 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

Our fellowship time last Sunday afternoon was just great. Thanks to all who helped especially to Irene and Scott Fraser and Ed and Cora Stol in preparing and leading in the games and arranging the food. It was fun, entertaining, and a little embarrassing all at the same time. Definitely a good opportunity to draw closer together as church family.

Ruth Sluy’s heart has been tested in Edmonton Royal Alex Hosp. and it was found that she has a hole in her heart between two valves, which destroys her blood cells. Specialists are now considering a possibly least invasive technique to reach and heal it as much as possible. Meanwhile she remains in very weak condition and needs on occasion new blood. At present she is at home. Pray for wise decisions by physicians and the possibility of healing. Thank the Lord that we know He is with us.

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. Some of them are in very dangerous places. As they share the love of God with the people around them, may they know that the Lord has promised to go before them – providing for their every need.


Prayer for the Persecuted Church

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that His life may be revealed in our body.' (2 Cor.4:7-11). These words of Paul express the situation in which millions of Christians live in 2007. The reality ranges from the possibility of physical violence and death to unjust imprisonment, denial of religious liberties such as the rights to worship and share one's faith, and discrimination in employment and education. These facts encourage prayerful action on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Christ. They themselves regularly testify to the deep desire that they are not forgotten by the family of God. Pray for them and thank God that media ministries like Back to God Hour provide a link to the gospel for those who would otherwise have little or no access to God's Word.

Timothy Trek

In support of the Wolf Creek Youth For Christ (YFC). They are hosting this fun event. You can run or walk 10k, 5k, or 2.5k. The race starts at 12:00 noon on Sunday July 15 after the combined morning worship service in Michener Park. Last year 152 trekkers raised $20,000. Pledge forms are on the table in the foyer or talk to Pastor Mike.

As I’m sure you are aware, we are quickly approaching Timothy Trek ’07. If you have not registered yet, and plan to do so, head to http://www.timothytrek.com/ and register today. For those of you who don’t have the desire to lace up your runners, there are still plenty of ways to get involved. We are currently looking for a crew of people to be course marshal’s/ clean up crew. This job involves one short meeting the week prior to the trek as well as 3-4 hours on race day. If you would be interested in cheering on participants while making sure they run the right course, please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks!

Char Lockhart Youth Coordinator Lacombe FB Youth char@fbchurch.ca

July 1st picnic

July 1st, 2007. Wow! What a turnout for this year's July 1st picnic. We counted approximately 145 people - our God is an awesome God. We would like to say a BIG thank you to all the people that not only brought salads and desserts, but also to everyone for being such good participants in all the activities. You helped to make the picnic and the day a HUGE success. A special thank you to Pastor Mike for leading us in prayer and worship. And another thank you for everyone who helped with the clean up. We were able to get home early and enjoy a restful evening. We hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as we did.

We are looking for some feedback on what could be improved upon for next year (other than more hamburgers). All suggestions are welcome. Please write a note to Scott or Irene.

And last but not least we would like to say thank you to our fellow picnic planners - Ed and Cora Stol. All your hard work was greatly appreciated. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

Scott and Irene Fraser on behalf of the 2007 Picnic Planners

Pictures wanted

Pictures wanted of the July 1, 2007, picnic. Please email them to Irene at imfraser@telusplanet.net or she will give you a CD to copy them to, or she would like to borrow them for a night to scan them into her computer. Call Irene at 782-6788 (night) or 346-8981 (day) to make arrangements. Thanking you in advance for your assistance.

From the Secretary 

Please Note: The resource room has been rearranged a bit with some more shelving added. The white shelves on the east wall are meant for the use of the Education Ministry Leadership Team. The Corner shelves on the north wall are for the Youth Ministry Team and the next set are for Coffee Break and others who need shelving space. The Worship Ministry Leadership Team has their shelving space in the secretary’s office. If everyone does their part in keeping the room neat and cleans up loose papers and such, we should have a very workable area. If there are any questions or concerns, please come and talk to Anita Geldof. Thanks.

A Note from the General Administration Leadership Ministry Team

As some of you may have noticed, air conditioning has been installed for the sanctuary. If you notice a draft where you are sitting, you may have to move a few seats forward or to the side if you wish to be out of the draft. We hope that the air conditioning will make the sanctuary more comfortable for all as we worship together throughout the warm summer months.


While many people enjoy a time of rest and relaxation this summer, a crew of new missionaries, volunteers and interns are hard at work preparing for challenging overseas assignments. This week they will undergo intensive orientation. Add a piece of armour to their gear by remembering them in prayer.


Do you know if you’ve ever had counterfeit money? How do you know if the clerk at the last store didn’t accidentally give you one? It takes a trained eye to distinguish a counterfeit bill from a real one. But what about your faith? How do you know it’s a faith that will save and not a well-crafted imitation? Find out on the July 15thBack to God Hour.


Offering: Youth Unlimited

Ushers: Ken Salomons & Craig Van Stryland

Lift Operator: Ralph Bos

Sound: am. Henry G. pm. Ian

Power Point: am. Paul pm. Simon

Greeters: Henry & Liz Stad, Herman & Betty Scholing

Coffee: Terry & Donna Vandenborn, John & Ria Jager, Curt & Amy Dowling

Nursery:M.O.M. Angela

a.m. Wannetta Brander, Art Hazelhoff, Nicole Stol, Taylor Duckett, Erin Vandenborn

p.m. Kristen Van Stryland, Adam Eisses

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


Offering: Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Ushers: no service in Bethel in the AM

Lift Operator: Bill Noordhof

Sound: am. NO service pm. Travis

Power Point: am. NO service pm. Kristin

Greeters: No service in Bethel in the AM

Coffee: No service in Bethel in the AM

Nursery:M.O.M. Angela

a.m. no service in Bethel in the AM

p.m. Meryl Wiersma, Philip vanIperen

PreSchool Sunday School Teacher and Helper: no service

Advance Notices

Sunday, July 15

10:00 AM service – Lacombe Days service in the park - the offering at this service will be non-perishable items for the food bank

There will be NO SERVICE here in Bethel