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2008-04-13 Bulletin


Next Sunday, April 20th

We welcome our Cadets as they take part in the service. Their theme this year is “Now pass it on” based on Psalm 145:4. In the evening we hear the truth of God’s word that gives us permission to speak the truth in love. Pastor Mike will lead both services.

Our Church Family

This week please keep Herman & Betty Scholing and family in your prayers as we pray together as a church family.

Continue to remember Nathaniel Wildeboer and his family in prayer as he undergoes treatment for his cancer.

Ruth Sluys had to return to the Lacombe hospital last Wednesday. Some concerns needed treatment in the hospital, specially since she became so very weak. If you wish to visit Ruth, her room number is 83. Thank you for sharing with us in prayer for healing and patience.

Over the past few months we would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for the congregation for all the prayers, phone calls, visits and cards that we received when Carol broke her ankle. They were a great source of encouragement to both of us. For all the meals that were provided they were much appreciated. We would especially like to thank Rod Venhuis, August Luymes, Peter Prins and Alex Wildeboer for the many Sundays they picked Albert up so he could attend church and Ralf Bos who arranged all the rides. We are blessed to be part of the Bethel Church family. May God bless each and everyone for their Christian love and concern. Albert & Carol de Waal

Thank you for your prayers, cards, food and plants as we remembered Granny Bos this past week. Thank you also to the Bethel GEMS councilors and Coffee Break leaders for all the food they prepared. Sincerely the Bos and Stelfox families.

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to everyone who generously donated food, finances and their time to bless the Wildeboer family at Nathaniel’s Benefit/Volleyball Tournament yesterday. Your generosity is very much appreciated and made it a pleasure to organize the event.

Jen Zuidhof and Carmen McKerrow

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

Remember our missionaries around the world.


Mr. & Mrs. Club

Will be singing at the Lodge. Bible study will follow at the home of Bill & Audrey Noordof’s home. Theme for the evening will be “Return of Christ”, please read Matthew 24:30-42 and 2 Thessalonians

A reminder to grades 3 through 6 in Sunday School, today is your last day. Congratulations for another successful season!


Young Peoples Bible study

Young Peoples will have a Bible study this evening after the worship service at the home of Arnie & Sherry Tenbrinke.

Tuesday Night Youth

Will meet this Tuesday, April 8th. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

For all who love the great outdoors!

We have a great opportunity to get together as the community of God to help others. On May 3rd we will be doing a highway clean up. This had started as a youth serve project but it is such a wonderful opportunity that we are asking Bethel as a community to join us. This highway cleanup will net about $2000.00. It is our desire 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. So come out for a day filled with loads of fun, fellowship and a few bags of garbage. We are also thinking about having a wiener roast or some kind luncheon together. If you can come out and help a sign up sheet is on the back table in the foyer. For more information contact Wayne.

Taking that leap into post secondary education can often be traumatic and while the challenges may seem overwhelming, have no fear! A one day retreat called “Stepping Out” is being held on May 31st starting at 9 a.m. at West End CRC for all students (regardless of age) who are beginning their journey into a college or university education. The day will give you an opportunity to meet with Youth and Campus ministers from Kings University, University of Alberta, and Red Deer College. They will share insight and experiences in their journey while also playing games, eating food, and listening to music. Youth who plan to attend any college or university in September, regardless of location are encouraged to be part of this awesome day. Parents are invited to stay for the whole day as there will be activities for you as well! Please RSVP by contacting Ron deVries by phone at 780-987-0415 or by email to mdevron@telus.net by April 27th.

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.


The Christian Women’ Club of Lacombe

Invites all ladies to a Dessert Evening, Tuesday, April 15th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lacombe Kozy Korner. Guest speaker & musician, Sandra Stephens from Sherwood Park will share her strategy for life today. Donnie Tafts from FCSS presents “Food Security” – having a reliable source of healthy food, and the “Backyard Friends” program. Cost is $8 per person – RSVP by April 11th to Connie at 885-4653 or Joyce at 843-0025.

Lacombe Men’s Ministry

Invite you to the Men’s Breakfast meeting next Saturday April 19th at the Cheese Toast Restaurant at the Wolf Creek Inn at 7 p.m. Come for a time of sharing and encouragement as you hear each others stories and reflections of God’s goodness in our lives. Bring a friend every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. For more information contact Henry Eisses at 782-2345 or Laurence Buit at 885-5761

African Children’s Choir: They are Africa’s future.

The primary goal of theAfrican Children’s choir is to raise awareness of the need of destitute and orphaned children in Africa and to raise funds for continued development and support of the Choir’s relief and development programs. Once Choir members have completed a concert tour, they will return to their homelands with the support, care and education necessary for bettering their future and that of their brothers and sisters. The choir is presently touring Alberta and they will be performing at Kentwood Alliance Church in Red Deer on April 16th at 7 p.m. and at Crossroads Church in Red Deer on April 25th at 7 p.m. Check out their website: www.africanchildrenschoir.com for more information.

Gideon Banquet

TOMORROW, Monday the 14th, is the last day to purchase tickets for the up-coming Gideon Banquet on Saturday, April 19, 7:00 pm. It promises to be an interesting and informative evening with a special speaker, the Berger Family Singers, and other items of interest. Please phone Eleanor Merkus for tickets, purchase price $20.00. Thank you for your support for the Gideons!

Sing to the Lord

An evening of singing Dutch/Afrikaans Psalms and Hymns. April 22, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church, Red Deer. For further info, contact Jack Hielema

at 348.5464.

A Day of Wellness with Kelly Walker

Kelly Walker, one of Canada’s experts on the questions of transition, change and burnout. He is a renowned international speaker known for his wisdom and fun-filled approach. Kelly has addressed a variety of audiences and has something to offer to people of all walks of life. He will be speaking at St. Andrew’s United church, 5226 51 Ave. on April 23rd, two sessions – 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with lunch included or 6 to 9 p.m. with supper included. To register, call 782-6578 or 782-1887. Pre-registration is required.

University of Alberta Mixed Chorus and Handbell Ringers

On April 26th at 7:30 p.m. we are pleased to have the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus and Handbell Ringers here in Bethel. Admission to this event will be $5 dollars with proceeds going to our local Food Bank, children under 12 enter free. Billeting will be needed for the Saturday evening for 100 people and a potluck supper before and cookies and squares after are needed to feed the chorus members as well. If you can help out please sign up on a sheet on the table in the foyer. Myles is excited to bring this event here in our church and looks forward to seeing you there.

Wine & Roses with 1st CRC, Red Deer

On Wednesday, May 7th, we are planning to go to the Rosebud Theatre to see the comedy “Trying”. Tickets are $41 plus the bus fare. We have some seats left on the bus – if you would like to join us, phone Evelyn at 885-4387 or Gerry at 347-6718. The deadline is April 21st or when the bus is full.

The annual CACHS Fashion Show and Dessert Evening

"Fashion with Passion: Think Pink"

will be held on Friday, May 9th at 6:30 p.m. The proceeds this year will be going to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF). Tickets are $20 each or $140 for a table of eight. We are also looking for businesses or individuals willing to donate door prizes, silent auction items, or monetary donations to CBCF. We have set a fundraising goal of $1,500. Any support or contribution would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or would like to reserve your tickets please contact Ann at the school office at 782-4535.

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

Denominational News

WORLD MISSIONS – Kids’ Poster Contest – FINAL Week!

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.

Choir Tour 

Please join The King’s University College Concert and Chamber Choirs, and King’s music faculty at the following Choir Tour 2008 performances:

Sun, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. Woodynook Christian Reformed Church, Blackfalds

Sun, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. First Christian Reformed Church, 16 McVicar Street, Red Deer

2008 Small Group and Evangelism Conference

Will be held and the Westin Hotel in Lombard, Illinois on July 18-20, 2008. Check out the details at www.crhm.org/conference for more information.

To avoid late registration fee, you must register by May 15th .

Being Church:

Where do we see God today? There are many instances in the Bible where God spoke directly to people, and we ca see the Spirit at work in the lives of Christians in the New Testament. But is God still at work in the lives of people today? Tune into the April 20thBack to God Hour for answers to theses questions. Go to www.BacktoGod.net for local stations and times.

Check out the Kids’ Corner website at www.kidscorner.net for stories, devotions, puzzles and more.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church


Father Youssef Adel (40), an Assyrian Orthodox priest, was shot dead by unknown assailants in the district of Karradah, Baghdad on April 5, 2008. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Adel was driving to a church when gunmen in another car sped past him and opened fire. Adel was the director of a high school that was attended by both Christians and Muslims. He had been the target of threats and intimidation intended to drive him away from his post. Pray that those who mourn for Father Adel will find strength, courage and peace in Christ. Pray that believers in Iraq will set Christ apart as Lord and not be controlled by fear despite severe persecution, 1 Peter 3:14-17.

The Rehoboth Camp Committee is looking for volunteers

Volunteers to serve as counselors for this year’s summer camp program. The dates for camp are: Week 1 – July 5-11, Week 2 – July 12-18, Independent Week – July 19-25, Youth Week – July 26-August 1. For more information contact: Alida Uitvlugt – 916-2262, Barry Saipe – 484-8119, Linda Rosendal – 968-8483. Register on-line @ www.rehoboth.ab.ca


Offering: CRC Leadership Endowment Fund

Ushers: Peter Zuidhof, Rod Duckett

Lift Operator: Simon Swier

Sound: a.m. Wayne p.m. Travis

Power Point: a.m. Veronica p.m. Paul

Greeters: Teus & Marja Vander Vlis, Harry & Hilda Van Stryland

Coffee: Pete & Cora Hoekstra, Henry & Liz Stad, John & Teena Stol

M.O.M. Jenny
a.m. Barb Vandyk, Ken Tenbrinke, Amberly Venhuis, Jennifer Stol, Michelle Hoekstra
p.m. Ina Jackson, Travis Ebens

Preschool Helpers:
3 & 4 yr. olds: Kristin Van Stryland
4 & 5 yr. olds: Madelyn deRegt


Offering: Cadets

Ushers: The Cadets

Lift Operator: Ernie Stebner

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

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

Greeters: The Cadets

Coffee: Art & Judy Hazelhoff, Paul & Cindy Prins, Randall & Sue Wildeboer

M.O.M. Jenny
a.m. Lisa Tenbrinke, Peter Hoekstra, Nicole Stol, Kendra Scholing, Robert Fraser
p.m. Dana van Gyssel, Maddy deRegt

Preschool Helpers:
3 & 4 yr. olds: Meaghen Noort
4 & 5 yr. olds: Brittany Brander

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, April 13th

8:30 p.m. Young Peoples Bible study at Arnie & Sherry Tenbrinke’s

8:30 p.m. Living Members at Ralph & Pauline Bos’. Study Lesson 5

Monday, April 14th

7:30 p.m. Friendship meets

Tuesday, April 15th

9:30 a.m. Seniors Club meets

9:30 a.m. Coffee Break leaders meet

7:30 p.m. Tuesday Nite Youth meets

7:30 p.m. Education MLT meets

7:30 p.m. Prayer meeting in Room 8 All are welcome to attend

Wednesday, April 16th

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

7:00 p.m. Cadets

7:00 p.m. Mr. & Mrs. Club meet at the Lodge

7:30 p.m. Full Council meets

7:30 p.m. Praise Team practice for April 20th PM service

Thursday, April 17th

7:00 p.m. GEMS

Friday, April 18th

8:00 p.m. Love & Respect Bible study at Paul & Cindy Prins’