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2007-08-26 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

Ria Jager remains in the Lacombe hospital. She is doing well and getting stronger. We are thankful for God’s healing grace in her life.

Ruth Sluys is home resting as she awaits the medical procedure to repair her heart valve. She and Pastor Peter also rest secure in the knowledge of the love of God in Christ Jesus.

Mrs. Tena Ellen is doing well after her mild stroke. Her speech and hearing are nearly back to normal and she gives thanks to God for his healing mercy.

Congratulations to David and Christa Benavides who were married in our church this past Thursday. The joyful ceremony highlighted their love for one another and for the Lord. May God bless them in their life together.

Remember our shut-ins as well: Ann Swier, Margaret Bos, Theresa Salomons, and Jackie Hartenhof.



School Bells--With pencils sharpened, it’s already the start of a new school year for some students and teachers overseas. As with Christian schools at home, classrooms for CRWM missionaries give a unique opportunity to present the Gospel. As you pray for education programs here, remember your missionary teachers overseas.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

An Egyptian Christian, Mohammed Hegazy, has been forced into hiding for his safety after pursuing changes to his Egyptian identity card. Born a Muslim, Hegazy converted to Christianity nine years ago. Despite his change of religion, Hegazy’s Egyptian identity card still labels him a Muslim. Among other things, this prohibits him from openly raising his children as Christians. Hegazy took his case to Egypt’s interior ministry, desiring to win his own religious freedom as well as open the door for other Christians who face similar persecution. However, his case attracted renewed persecution against himself and his lawyers. As a result, Hegazy and his family are living in hiding while conflicts around the issue continue. Converting from one faith to another is not illegal in Egypt. Pray For Mohammed Hegazy and his family as they pursue freedom to practice and live openly as Christians in Egypt. Pray For all Christians in Egypt who continue to face persecution because of their faith.

Bethel Youth

2007 Bethel Youth Retreat

On Sept 14-16 we will have our kickoff retreat for Tuesday Night Youth. If you are in grades 7-12 you are invited and encouraged to come out for this exciting weekend. We are at the Bar Harbour Camp on Buffalo Lake. Our theme is “Discover your Gifts.” There will be times of praise and worship, various youth leaders will speak and we will enjoy group games and other fun activities (based on the weather). To check out the camp go to barharbourcamp.com; there are also registration forms on the table in the foyer.

Coffee Break:

Coffee Break starts in September and ends in April. We are looking for a few more leaders. We lead in pairs and take turns each week or month so that way, we have more freedom with our schedules. You may find your own partner or pair up with one of our "experienced" leaders. We are also looking for some helpers for Story Hour and Little Lambs. Please talk to Debby van Iperen.

Time to Start Planning for the Fall Season

Thursday, August 30th is the date that has been set as the evening for all leadership teams and ministries to send a delegate or two to a meeting where we get together to plan the calendar year for Bethel. We did this last year and found it very helpful to sit down together and talk about our plans and work together through the calendar year. So get your calendars out, plan your year and bring your plans to the meeting.


On September 2nd we hope to have the next edition of the Bethel NEWSLETTER in your mail boxes. If anyone has anything they would like included in this edition, please get your information and articles to Anita Geldof by Wednesday, August 29th at noon. Thank you. If anyone is interested in getting involved in the production of the NEWSLETTER, please talk to Anita or Harriet Luymes. Your help will be GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Are You Looking for A Volunteer Opportunity and love to cuddly babies and play with toddlers

The Keys to Young Parenting program at the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre is seeking Volunteer Childcare Providers, once per week on Wednesday afternoons for 15 weeks beginning October 3rd. We are also looking for Transportation Providers to bring parents to and from the program. This free program provides parenting and life skills to young parents in a supportive Christian environment. We are also now taking pre-registrations for parents up to 25 years of age who are interested in taking the program. Please call Alice Beuker at 343-1611.

Lacombe Christian Women’s Club

Women are invited to a fashion show by the "Bluffton Boutique" Tuesday September 11th, at the Lacombe Kozy Korner, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Guest speaker Lynne Schneider encourages us with "Bright Hope for Tomorrow" & music by Laura Siebenga. Call Cora at 782-6233. Cost $8.

The Christian Labour Association News

National Representative, Co Vanderlaan is retiring after 40 years of service. In recognition of God’s faithfulness to Co and CLAC we will be hosting a banquet celebration at the Mayfield Inn and Suites in Edmonton beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2007. Cost for the dinner is $15.00/ person. To RSVP tickets call: Grace Rietema at 748-2237 or Anna Vanhaastert at 843-6523.

From Your Friends at King’s University College

The King’s Community Chorus invites you to join them this year for an exciting season which will involve two performances at The Winspear Centre. No previous choral experience is necessary; everyone is welcome. All prospective members are encouraged to contact Dr. Melanie Turgeon at melanie.turgeon@kingsu.ca or (780) 465-3500 ext. 8028. Voice placement sessions will take place on Wed. Aug. 29, Thurs. Aug. 30, and Fri. Aug. 31. The first rehearsal is on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Knoppers Performance Hall at The King’s University College 9125-50 Street. “Sing to our God, sing, sing to our King, sing!” $75 fee per term.

The following positions are open:
Development Officer, Major Gifts
Campus Visit Coordinator
Admissions Counsellor
Library Assistant
Men’s Basketball Head Coach
Men’s Volleyball Head Coach
Education – Language Arts
Education Professor
Educational Psychology
Lead Security Guard
Janitorial Custodian
Administration and Finance Officer

Please see kingsu.ca for more information on these positions.


for ages 17 and up. Mar. 3–14, 2008. Experience a refreshing renewal of your faith, as you tour the biblical lands with teaching host Pastor Peter Tuininga and Sindbad Tours of Israel. See many of the biblical places (Jerusalem, Galilee, Caesarea) while receiving spiritual and historical insights. For complete information, cost and registration call or write: Peter Tuininga, 71 Mohawk Cres. Leduc, AB, T9E 4G4, (780 980-1133) or e-mail: ptpastor@telus.net.


Do you know the difference between right and wrong? Probably you do. But can you make the right choice? Most of us struggle less with knowing the right thing than doing the right thing. Can you avoid temptation? And what difference does it make? Find out on the Sept. 2 Back to God Hour. Go to www.BacktoGod.net for local stations and times.


Liz’s game-winning baseball is missing, and Liz knows just who took it. Or does he? Find out on this week’s Kids Corner. Then check out the Kids Corner website at www.kids-corner.org for stories, devotions, puzzles and more.


Aid for Peruvian earthquake survivors--The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee is responding to the tens of thousands of people left homeless and vulnerable after last week's earthquake in Peru. CRWRC is sending and distributing emergency food and non-food items. To support this effort, please mark your gift “Peru Earthquake 2007” and send it to CRWRC, PO Box 5070 STN LCD 1, Burlington, ON, L7R 3Y8. Give online or by calling 1-800-730-3490.


Offering: Communion Sunday - The Horlings

Ushers: Peter Zuidhof & Rod Duckett

Lift Operator: Herman Scholing Sr.

Sound: am. Ian pm. no service in Bethel

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

Greeters: Peter & Cora Hoekstra, Ray & Eleanor Merkus

Coffee: Henry & Anita Geldof, Henry & Joan Eisses, Henry & Liz Stad

Nursery:M.O.M. Vivian

a.m. Lisa Tenbrinke, Frank van Iperen, Ian Prins, Martha Stad, Brianna Venhuis

p.m. no service in Bethel

PreSchool Sunday School Teacher and Helper: Gaylene Tenbrinke & Kristin Van Stryland


Offering: Christian Reformed World Relief Committee

Ushers: Bryan Noordhof & Peter Prins

Lift Operator: Simon Swier

Sound: am. Henry E. pm. Travis

Power Point: am. Kayleen pm. Kristin

Greeters: Henry & Anita Geldof, Hans & Grace Spelt

Coffee: Art & Judy Hazelhoff, Bill & Eleanor Wildeboer, Gerry & Pita Doornenbal

Nursery:M.O.M. Judy

a.m. Cora Hoekstra, Travis Ebens, Jennifer Stol, Jordan Van Stryland, Corinna Prins

p.m. Sherry Tenbrinke, Blair van Gyssel

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

Weekly Calendar

Thursday, August 30

7:30 p.m. Meeting to plan the calendar year at Bethel with leaders from all leadership teams and ministries

Advance Notices

Sunday, September 9

This Sunday marks the first day of the new season for the PreSchool Sunday School Program

Wednesday, September 5

7:30 p.m. Council executive meets

Thursday, September 6

7:30 p.m. General Administration Leadership Team