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2008-03-30 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.


Pathways to God

Naturalist, Sensate, Traditionalist, Ascetic, Activist, Caregiver, Enthusiast, Contemplative, Intellectual Which ones are you?

There will be Children in Worship this morning.

There will be NO Sunday School for Grades 3-6 on today. Classes resume on April 6th with the last class on April 13th.

Our Church Family


We offer condolences to Marlene Chykerda and Dave Moniuk with the death of Marlene's mother, Mrs. Holtz-Schmidt who died peacefully last week Wednesday. She was 91 years old.

The funeral will be on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Lutheran Church in Stettler.

Jayde is still in the Red Deer hospital and is doing very well. She hit 6 lbs today and is no longer on oxygen, she is on a very low flow of medical air (which is just regular air with a bit of pressure to it to make sure she is getting enough). She is no longer in her incubator and is starting to do some feeding on her own. She progresses everyday. We would like to thank everyone for their prayers and ask that you continue to pray for her so that Jayde can come home soon. Thanks again Andrew and Carina Tenbrinke.

Continue to remember Nathaniel Wildeboer and his family in prayer.

Do remember our seniors and shut ins in prayer: Tena Ellen, Ann Swier, Margaret Bos, Theresa Salomons, and Jackie Hartenhof.

Remember our missionaries around the world.


From the General administration leadership team:

Just a reminder – when you have posters or notices to promote an event, please give them to the secretaries to post. Please do not put posters up on the church walls or the pillars in the foyer. The bulletin board in the foyer is provided for the display of notices & posters. Thank you!

Chorus and Handbell Ringers

Mark Saturday evening April 26 on your calendar as Myles Chykerda is bringing the University of Alberta mixed Chorus and Handbell Ringers (80-90 people) to perform in our church. It will be a two hour concert including both sacred and modern works.

They are home again!

The Mexico Mission team has safely returned home and they had an awesome trip. Together with Cyndy Rio Olmedo and her 2 boys they build a much needed house for them. They are thankful for the many great and exciting experiences they had in serving the Lord in Ensenada. Pray that they will grow stronger in their spiritual walk with the Lord. Also pray for the team as they adjust to life at home and take a moment to talk to some of the team members, they have lots of stories to share. We hope to hear more about their trip at a later date.


Tuesday Night Youth

Will NOT be gathering Tuesday April 1st due to the leaders meeting. Classes will resume on Tuesday April 8th.


Registration is coming to a close tonight March 30th. If you are undecided or need more time to think your time is quickly running out. Please sign up soon as there are only seven seats available as of today. If they are not spoken for, these seats will be sold to local churches who are in need of extra tickets. Registration price of $115 PLUS the cost of transportation and accommodations are what you need to plan for. If you are in need of more information contact Wayne or Dana, or simply visit the website ycgeneration.com. We would love to see you the!

Mexico Mission Trip 2008

Although Mexico Mission Trip 2008 will have already taken place, fund raising for Mexico 2009 is just starting. Chicken picking is scheduled for Monday April 7th. If you are in need of a ride, please be at Bethel by 6:45 p.m. Or meet at the chicken barn promptly at 7:00 p.m. to start.

Attention Youth, Parents and all those young at heart:

We have a great opportunity to get together as the community of God to help others. On May 3rd we will be doing a hi way clean up. This had started as a youth serve project but it is such a wonderful opportunity we are asking Bethel as a community to join us. This hi way cleanup will net will net about $2000.00. It is our plan to donate some of it to Volunteer Link as well as support for Janneke and Krista. Remember more bodies means less time out there for everyone, anyone 10 or older is welcome to join us. The age we need most is 18 and over because of the ratios required by Alberta Infrastructure.

What is the Youth Unlimited Convention?

The Youth Unlimited Convention is a 5 day experience that will take participants deeper in their walk with Christ and empower them to stand up to the pressures they are facing every day. Through intimate worship, challenging seminars, spiritual growth in small groups, high school youth will be challenged to grow in their faith and discover how they can make a difference in their world. Where? Montana State University is located in Bozeman, Montana at an altitude of 5,000 feet, just 90 miles from Yellowstone National Park and in the heart of Yellowstone country surrounded by the fantastic scenery, breathtaking mountains and beautiful wildlife. A Total Package, which equals great value -your registration fee covers ALL of your convention experience. From gifted communicators of the Word and an inspiring worship band to food, lodging, T-shirt and small group experience-we have it all covered. If you are interested in finding out more information about this great opportunity contact Dana.


Free for the taking in the photocopy room in the church basement.

Please help yourself!

Annual Lacombe Community Men’s Breakfast

Is being held Saturday, April 5th at the Lacombe Legion. Doors open at 7: 30 a.m. with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. The cost is $10. Dr Ron Keller will be speaking of his experience climbing Mt. Logan, the highest peak in Canada, and some life lessons that can be learned through mountaineering. This is a way to connect with men from churches other than our own, and an event to invite a friend to. Sponsored by the Lacombe Pentecostal church. For more information contact Lance Forsberg at 782-5627 or Henry Eisses at 782-2345.

Benefit for Nathaniel Wildeboer.

This year we will be holding our annual co-ed volleyball tournament and concession as a fundraiser for Nathaniel Wildeboer. Nathaniel is a son of Steven and Angela, who is 16 months old and receiving treatment for a brain tumor at the Stollery Hospital in Edmonton. For more information on Nathaniel, check out www.carepages.com and search for NathanielSW. The benefit will take place on Saturday, April 12th at the CACHS gym. Cost is $60/team (3 guys, 3 girls) and we will be able to accommodate 12 teams, so call early. To register a team, make a financial donation, volunteer to help with scorekeeping or for more information please call Jen Zuidhof at 782-6672 by April 6th. We are also planning to have a concession and are looking for donations of food (soup, buns, baked goods, etc.) to sell at the tournament and volunteers to help out at the concession. To donate food or to volunteer for the concession, please call Carmen McKerrow at 885-0127 by April 6th. Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you there.


We will be having our Spring change-over on Monday, April 7th starting at 10:00 a.m. Come and join us for a couple of hours or for the whole day, lunch is on us. We need your help, so if you can spare sometime, please put this date on your calendar and enjoy some camaraderie while helping in the cause to keep Christian education affordable for all.

The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre

Is a non-profit agency offering compassionate support and practical assistance to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy. Ongoing support is offered to young/new parents, anyone choosing adoption, or anyone affected by pregnancy loss. For more information, visit www.pregnancycare.ca . March 31, 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre. The Heart of Gold Spring Fashion Show and Trade Fair is a fun evening showcasing fashions from local clothing stores, a mini trade fair featuring local businesses, and delectable desserts.

What: Fashion Show, Mini Trade Fair, and Dessert Night. Win door prizes and raffle prizes. Special items will also be up for auction.

When: March 31, 2008, 6:30pm

Where: The Marquis Room at the Harvest Centre (on the Westerner Grounds)

Who: Anyone looking for a fun, light-hearted night out

Why: To support the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre as it continues to provide compassionate, confidential and free services to those in need.

Tickets are $25/person and can be obtained by calling 343-1611. For further inquiries, call

Monica Slobogean, Executive Director @ 343-1611

A New Birth!

The River Community Church is having a baby! That's right! Spring is a time for new beginnings and The River is no exception. On April 6th, at Taylor University College in Edmonton, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Victor and EunEa Ko will unveil what God has been preparing for The River's daughter church at a premiere vision-casting event. They are eager to share with you all their dreams and hopes, so spread the news and make this a must attend on your calendars. (Delicious appys will be served.) R.S.V.P. to victorko3@gmail.com or 780-758-8594.

Thomas: Confessions of a Doubter

An intimate one-man, one-hour performance. Experience the reality of the gospel story through the humor, insight, and passion of the ‘doubting’ disciple, Thomas.

Written, directed & preformed by Randell Wiebe. Co-directed by Royal Sproule. Performance will take place at Woody Nook Christian Reformed Church on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will follow. For more information call 403-885-4427

2nd annual Gideon Banquet

You are invited to attend the 2nd annual Gideon Banquet, to be held April 19th, 7:00 p.m. at CACHS. There will be a special speaker, Bill Wyse from Red Deer. Special music by the Berger Family Singers of Lacombe. A powerful Gideon testimony will be given, plus the great food that CACHS catering always cooks up. Please mark your calendar for this special event. Tickets are $20.00 each and are available from Ray & Eleanor Merkus at 782-1490 to reserve your spot.

Small Talk is now available online!

www.crcna.org/pages/crhm_subscribe.cfm Small Talk resources those involved in small group ministries—coaches, managers, leaders, and program-specific groups (Alpha, Coffee Break, Story Hour, Little Lambs, Men's Life), particularly those with a focus on evangelism.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Israel (Westbank)

Amiel Ortiz, the teenage son of a Messianic pastor David Ortiz, was seriously injured when a bomb delivered to the family's home went off in his hands on March 20. The explosive was reportedly delivered in one of the gift baskets Jews exchange on the Purim holiday. At last report, Amiel was in serious condition, unconscious and breathing through a respirator. Local Christians suspect the Ortiz family was targeted by militants angered by the family's evangelistic work. Christians in the region face frequent opposition from authorities, Muslims and Orthodox Jews for their efforts to share Christ. Pray for healing for Amiel, and ask for comfort and protection to the Ortiz family as they serve Him. Pray that their passion for Christ will be the light that draws others to Jesus (Matthew 5:14-16).

“Remember Them” - Western Canada Persecuted Church Prayer Conference

Edmonton, Alberta - April 5, 9:30a.m. 3:30p.m. Mark your calendars, invite a friend and plan to attend The Voice of the Martyrs 2008 Western Canada Persecuted Church Prayer Conference. Special guests include two special African choirs from Eritrea and Nigeria, Dr. John, the director of a VOMC partner ministry that provides hope to Christians in India, and Kevin Kisilowsky, a Manitoba marriage commissioner who is fighting for the right not to perform same sex marriages because of his Christian beliefs. Staff from The Voice of the Martyrs, including Glenn Penner and Greg Musselman, will also be reporting on VOMC's work around the world with the Persecuted Church. For more information, visit www.persecution.net/conferences.htm.

Volunteer Opportunity

The Keys to Young Parenting

 program at the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre is seeking Volunteer Childcare providers on Wednesday afternoons for 15 weeks, beginning March 5th. 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. Please call Kathy Schultz or Charlene Schatz at 343-1611 for more info.

Camp Rehoboth

Is looking for energetic, enthusiastic individuals to serve as volunteer Counsellors at Camp Rehoboth this summer. The dates for this year's camps are:

Adult Week 1: July 5-11, 2008, Adult Week 2: July 12-18, 2008, Independent Week: July 19-25, 2008

Youth Week: July 26 - August 1, 2008. Check out the Rehoboth website to download your Volunteer Application form. http://rehoboth.ab.ca/camp_program.html. Call Linda at 780-968-8483 for more information or if you need a Volunteer Application form mailed to you

Winspear to Host King’s Spring Concert

King’s University College will be holding its annual Spring Concert at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music on Tuesday, April 8 at 8 pm (9720 – 102 Avenue). The Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Community Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Melanie Turgeon, present “Praise Him Sun and Moon.” Guests include Dr. Joachim Segger,

Dr. Marnie Giesbrecht, Dr. Charles Stolte, and Jihwan Cho, as well as a brass ensemble. A special tribute to the life and career of Dr. Jacobus Kloppers will highlight the evening. For more information contact Dr. Melanie Turgeon at (780) 465-3500 ext. 8028.

Embrace AIDS Workshop:

The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee is “Embracing AIDS” and here is your chance to get involved! Learn about CRWRC’s response to the AIDS epidemic and how you can encourage your own church to take action. A workshop will be held on Sunday, April 13, from 4-7 pm, at Covenant CRC (19010-87 Ave, Edmonton). Contact Gerda Kits at gkits@yahoo.com or (780) 455-5684 for more details or to register. Please note, space is limited and registrations must be received by April 7.

West Coast Heritage Tour:

Join Peter Borgdorff and Bill Sweetman on a bus tour of CRC points of interest (meet fellow CRC members and hear their stories) and scenic sites in Washington State and the Canadian Rockies September 16-26, 2008. Tour departs from Seattle, WA. For brochure and more details call (616) 827-1459 or (616) 247-6741. E-mail peterborgdorff@comcast.net or swee@calvin.edu

ISRAEL: "Mission of Hope" Tour

Emphasizing prayer, meditations, encouragement of local

Christians as well as wonderful sightseeing in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Lake of Galilee etc. Stop-over in Holland is possible on the return. Personally escorted by Rev. John G. Klomps from October 20 - 30, 2008. For complete information and registration call or write:

Rev. John G. Klomps
6363 Osprey Blvd.
Mississauga, ON L5N 6G7
(905) 824 - 5074
toll free: 1 - 800 - 755 - 0367
e-mail: jklomps@sympatico.ca


Kids’ Poster Contest:Can you draw, paint, or colour? Then enter the 2008 World Missions Poster Contest! All you have to do is make a poster with a missions theme and send it in to World Missions (postmarked by April 18th). Perhaps your poster will be chosen as our new bulletin cover! We have four age groups: 6 & under, 7-8, 9-10 and 11 & older. For more information contact your Sunday School supervisor, or go to the Opportunities page at www.crwm.org.

CRCNA H.O.T List is now in!

This paper briefly highlights some of the current service opportunities available with the Christian Reformed Church. Opportunities working in India, Romania, Malawi, Nigeria, and Japan are listed. Other listings include Dominican Republic, Honduras and Haiti. If you’re interested, look for these HOT OPPORTUNITIES listings today. They are posted in a plastic sleeve on the bulletin board in the foyer.


April 6 is CRWRC Refugee Sunday. On that day we reflect on, and pray for the millions of people around the world made refugees by natural and human-made disasters. Please ask your church to consider sponsoring a refugee family through CRWRC, in partnership with Diaconal Ministries. For more information contact Rose Dekker at 1-800-730-3490.


Campus Ministry: For many colleges and universities across Canada and the United States, the end of another year is almost here. Please pray for the 23 Christian Reformed Home Missions-supported campus ministers, that they may continue to connect with young people on campuses throughout the summer months. Pray, too, that God will give campus ministers guidance as they look for new ways to reach youth.


Offering: Honduras Water Project

Ushers: Trudy Salomons, Murray Wiersma

Lift Operator: Bill Noordhof

Sound: a.m. Scott p.m. Henry G.

Power Point: a.m. Kristen p.m. Michelle

Greeters: Bill & Audrey Noordhof, Gerald & Nelly Keitel

Coffee: Henry & Joan Eisses, August & Harriet Luymes, Ed & Cora Stol

M.O.M. Angela
a.m. Sherry Tenbrinke, Herman Scholing, David Hoekstra, Martha Stad, Heather Van Stryland
p.m. Trudy Salomons, Kayleen Ebens

Preschool Helpers:
3 & 4 yr. olds: Stephanie Bouwman
4 & 5 yr. olds: Sarah Stad 


Offering: Strydhorst

Ushers: Ken Salomons & Craig Van Stryland

Lift Operator: Herman Scholing Sr.

Sound: a.m. Henry G. p.m. Henry E.

Power Point: a.m. Stephanie p.m. Rick

Greeters: Rod & Laura Duckett, Murray & Annette Wiersma

Coffee: Henry & Anita Geldof, Clarence & Doreen Kits, Peter & Jan Zuidhof

M.O.M. Jenny
a.m. Cora Hoekstra, Brad Peterson, Erin Vandenborn, Brianna Venhuis
p.m. August Luymes, Joseph Geldof

Preschool Helpers:
3 & 4 yr. olds: Veronica Bouwman
4 & 5 yr. olds: Nicole Stol

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, March 30th

8:30 p.m. Young Peoples social at the Venhuis’

Monday, March 31st

7:30 p.m. Friendship meets

7:30 p.m. Mexico Mission Team debriefing

Tuesday, April 1st

9:30 a.m. Seniors Club meets

9:30 a.m. Coffee Break leaders meet

7:30 p.m. Worship MLT meets

7:30 p.m. TNY Leaders meet

Wednesday, April 2nd

9:30 a.m. Coffee Break, Story Hour & Little Lambs

7:00 p.m. Cadets

7:30 p.m. Council Executive meets

7:30 p.m. Praise Team practice for April 6th a.m. service

Thursday, April 3rd

7:00 p.m. GEMS

Friday, April 4th

8:00 p.m. Love & Respect Bible study at Herman & Betty Scholings’