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2008-05-11 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.



The dearest gifts that heaven holds,
The very finest, too,
Were made into one pattern
That was perfect, sweet, and true;
The Angels smiled, well-pleased, and said:
"Compared to all the others, 
This pattern is so wonderful 
Let's use it just for Mothers!"
And through the years, a Mother
Has been all that's sweet and good
For there's one bit of God and love,
In all true Motherhood.

~ Helen Steiner Rice ~

A Hundred years from now

....it will not matter what my
bank account was, the sort of
house I lived in or the kind of
car I drove
.....but the world may be
different because I was
important in the life of a CHILD


Our Church Family

This week please keep Rod and Laura Duckett and their children in your prayers as we pray together as a church family.

Ruth Sluys is now mostly in bed at home with an occasional "break" from her hubby at the local hospital. She is on 24/7 oxygen and a long line she is attached to is the telltale proof of it! She had one hole in her heart repaired in January and is now waiting for the second hole to be examined during the fall season with hopefully a closure following. Meanwhile her kidneys and liver are regressing due to the many blood transfusions she had. I am at home with her full time and play nurse, doctor, and housekeeper and sometimes cook, while she tries to boss me around. We do rejoice in the Lord that all this is still possible and trust Him wholly. However, pray for patience and a healing outcome in whatever way the Lord decides. God bless you, as He blesses us! Pastor Peter.

Please remember Nathaniel Wildeboer and his parents, Steve & Angela in prayer as he continues to undergo treatment for his cancer.


Do remember our seniors and shut ins in prayer: Tilly Biel, Lea Dykstra, Tena Ellen, Jackie Hartenhof, Theresa Salomons, Ruth Sluys, and Ann Swier.

Remember our missionaries around the world.

 Birthday cards for our missionaries

After this morning’s worship service, Marja Vander Vlis will have birthday cards in the fellowship hall for some of our church missionaries. Please take a moment to sign your name and send your wishes to them.

Highway Clean-up

A great big thank you to all who came out for highway clean-up last Saturday. It was great to see so many members of Bethel come out to help in this venture. The monies that we receive will go towards helping Volunteer link as well as mission work by Krista and Janneke. The efforts of the clean up crew are greatly appreciated as they aid in the beatification of our community as well as provide help for those who are less fortunate.

Pre School Sunday School Teachers Needed.

May 25th will be the last Sunday for Sunday school for those children who will be in Grade 1 in the fall. We are looking for volunteer teachers and helpers so that we can run our summer program for the younger children. A sign up sheet is located on the back foyer table, so please volunteer and sign up to help us out for a Sunday during the summer. Thanks.

Volunteer Link Church Coordinator Needed.

Volunteer Link is a ministry operating in the town of Lacombe which seeks to identify “neighbours in need” in our community and find qualified volunteers to meet those needs. Each VL member church has a Volunteer Coordinator. That position will soon be vacant in Bethel. Bethel’s VL Church Coordinator

    • links volunteers with needs
    • screens church volunteers
    • networks with other VL coordinators
    • meets with, supports, prays for and encourages Bethel VL volunteers

Do you feel called to and qualified for such a position? If you’re interested, contact Herman Scholing at 782-2701 or hermbet@telusplanet.net.

Paving the Church Parking lot.

We are planning to pave the church parking lot and the lane behind the church this summer. The total cost for this project could be about $100,000. We have 1/2 of the funding in place now and would like to give church members the opportunity to contribute to this project if they are able. Please look for pledge forms in your church mail boxes or on the table in the foyer. We are hoping to have the pledge forms back to the church treasurer, August Luymes by June 15/08. Please prayerfully consider if you are able to help with this project. Thank you from the General Administration Leadership Team.


Young Peoples 

There will be a Bible study tonight after the evening service at the home of Justin & Meaghan Noort, 5701 48th Ave., Lacombe.

YC – May 23rd – 25th is YC weekend.

The total cost is $180 per person. This includes YC tickets, the hotel, and bussing there and back. Please get your money to Wayne Bouwman as soon as you are able!


Kindergarten Orientation Day @ Lacombe Christian School

L.C.S. invites parents and children of Kindergarten age to our orientation on May 23rd, 2008. If you have not yet received an invitation and you have registered or are planning on registering your child for the 2008/2009 program, please feel free to join us by phoning the school office at 782-6531.

Two-gether Intimately

An informative, biblical seminar for women about their husbands. Engaged women are more than welcome as well. Scheduled for Saturday, May 24th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lacombe First Baptist church, 1 km north on 58th St., follow the signs. Please see the poster and pamphlets in the front foyer.

China Blue at the Wolf Creek Community Church

You are invited to view the world acclaimed documentary-drama, China Blue at the Wolf Creek Community Church, Friday, May 30th at 7:30 p.m. The film is sponsored by the Lacombe Solidarity Local #122 of the Christian Labour Association of Canada. Beverages & dessert will be served. The film shows us that some of the things we buy that are made in other countries may be made under substandard working conditions. We will see the story of workers trying to survive in a harsh working environment. This film brings complex issues of globalization to the human level. For more info go to:

The Wolf Creek Youth for Christ

Will be hosting the All Fore One Golf Tournament on May 31st at the Ponoka Golf and Country Club. Early bird registration cost is $150 by May 9th, and the final deadline is May 23rd at $165. A Texas Scramble, shot gun start with great prizes, lunch, steak supper and golf cart. Special guest pro golfer Stuart Henley will be present as well. To register go online at www.wolfcreekyfc.com or phone 755-7825.

Rehoboth Christian Ministries ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Saturday, June 14, 2008, 10:30 AM, Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 2111 – 52nd Street N.W, Calgary. The Board of Directors invites the membership of Rehoboth Christian Ministries to attend this important Annual Membership meeting of the association.

Agenda items will include:

  • Presentation of the Annual Audited Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 2008
  • Presentation of the proposed Annual Operating Budget for the fiscal year 2008/09
  • Nomination/Election of new Board members
  • Recognition of retiring Board members
  • Presentation of employee length of service awards.
  • Highlights of Rehoboth’s programs

A light lunch will be served


"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 or toll free: 1 - 800 - 755 - 0367 e-mail: jklomps@sympatico.ca

Denominational News

HOME MISSIONS: Campus Ministry

For many colleges and universities across Canada and the United States, the end of another year is 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.


Do spiritual things fascinate you? Do you ever wonder if the spirit world is real? And how does the spirit world interact with the physical world we live in? With so many options, how do we make sense of all this? Tune in to the May 18th Back to God Hour. Go to www.BacktoGod.net for local stations and times.


Liz set out on an adventure to become a true hero, but now it’s time to go home. Check out Liz’s homecoming on this week’s Kids Corner. Then visit the web site www.kidscorner.net and order your free heroes highlights CD.

CRWRC is assisting Cyclone Nargis survivors in Burma/Myanmar

With life-sustaining emergency items such as shelter, water, kitchen kits, medical, and food supplies. Skyrocketing grain prices combined with the cyclone’s devastation have also thrust millions of Burmese people into hunger. CRWRC will feed the hungry with Canadian Foodgrains Bank food programs. To donate, mark your cheques "Burma/Myanmar Cyclone" and mail to: CRWRC Canada, 3475 Mainway, P.O. Box 5070 Stn. LCD 1, Burlington, Ont., L7R 3Y8. Or donate by phone at 1-800-730-3490 or online at www.crwrc.org.


Pray for a new Back to God Hour English language ministry designed to reach under-churched adults. Walk the Way is a radio and internet program www.walktheway.net that challenges listeners to put faith into action. Pray that this ministry will draw many people back into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ and his church.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

A weekly news digest on the Persecuted Church. For extensive information: go to www.persecution.net.

1. Somali Christian (a Muslim background believer), is killed by Muslim militants, one of whom is his own cousin.

2. Pastor killed in Mindanao, Philippines; his wife and another pastor injured.

3. Pastor martyred in Jharkhand, India.

4. Christian doctor falsely accused of blasphemy in Pakistan, detained in a local prison; his family fled.

5. House church pastors detained in Inner Mongolia, China
6. Jailed Chinese bookstore owner facing new charges of being a "dangerous religious element'.

7. Human rights tribunal ruling raises tough questions in Canada.

Pray that those who mourn will find strength, courage and peace in Christ. Pray for Christians who serve the Lord amidst severe opposition, knowing that those who share in Christ's sufferings will also share in His glory (1 Peter 4:12-13). Pray that God will embolden Christians to follow the example of those who were martyred for Him (Ephesians 4:1). Pray that their passion for Christ will be the light that draws others to Jesus (Matthew 5:14-16).


Offering: Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre

Ushers: Peter Zuidhof & Rod Duckett

Lift Operator: Herman Scholing Sr.

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

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

Greeters: Peter& Cora Hoekstra, Ray & Eleanor Merkus

Coffee: Wayne & Jackie Bouwman, Ken & Trudy Salomons, Theresa Geldof

M.O.M. Sue
a.m. Jenny Tenbrinke, Ed Stol, Stephanie Bouwman, Taylor Duckett, Diana Hoekstra
p.m. Marcella Van Stryland, Steven Szelekovszky

Preschool Helpers:
3 & 4 yr. olds: Kristin Van Stryland
4 & 5 yr. olds: Maddy de Regt


Offering: Volunteer Link

Ushers: Bryan Noordhof & Peter Prins

Lift Operator: Simon Swier

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

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

Greeters: Henry & Anita Geldof, Hans & Grace Spelt

Coffee: Els Ebens, Terry & Donna Vandenborn, Bill & Eleanor Wildeboer

M.O.M. Sue
a.m. Amaris Wildeboer, Paul Prins, Sarah Stad, Alana Ebens, Megan Scholing
p.m. Donna Vandenborn, Veronica Bouwman

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

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, May 11th

8:30 p.m. Young Peoples Bible study at the Noort’s

Tuesday, May 13th

7:30 p.m. Worship MLT meets

7:30 p.m. Prayer meeting in Room 8

Wednesday, May 14th

7:30 p.m. Council meets