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2008-06-08 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.

Our Church Family

We continue to remember Nathanial Wildeboer, his parents Steve & Angela and the extended family in our prayers.

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.

This Sunday our offering will be for CRWRC: Burma / Myanmar.

Donations to CRWRC are getting through and making a difference. Additional good news is that the Canadian International Development Agency has extended the date when donations are eligible for matching to June 13th. Thank you for showing practical Christian love to distraught families in Burma.

June Newsletter:

It is time to start thinking about your contributions to the June edition of the Bethel Newsletter. We hope to have it in your mailboxes for Father's Day - June 15th. If you have something you would like to contribute please get it in to one of the Newsletter team as soon as possible. We are looking for some special Father's Day contributions, so our poets in the congregation are encouraged to put pen to paper and share with us. We would also like to here from those who are graduating this year from Grade 12 or from any post secondary institutions. Would you write up a paragraph or two telling us of your goals and plans for the future? We would love to know what you are doing and where you are living so we can encourage you with notes and specific prayer throughout the year. Our family is important to us so we want to know how you are doing. If any of the Leadership Teams or ministries would like to submit wind up reports for the year, please do so. There is now a special mailbox for the newsletter. Look for it on the bottom row next to the clerk's box. You can also email your submissions to any of the members of the newsletter team. Check with them for email addresses if needed. Our deadline for this edition will be today, June the 8th. We look forward to hearing from all of you. Laura Duckett, Anita Geldof, Harriet Luymes, Ann Wildeboer.

Paving the Church Parking lot

just a reminder, if you are thinking of helping with the cost of paving the parking lot, pledge forms are available 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.

The Outreach Ministry Leadership Team (OMLT)

is planning a weekly supper to serve the community starting in June. Supper will be made at Bethel and served at lower Michener Park from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help prepare the food and/or serve. We could also use any food donations like muffins, cookies, hamburger, cheese, etc. Let Jeanne Ebens know if you can help out – 784-2340.

The OMLT is planning to have a float promoting our church and its ministries in the July 1st, Canada Day parade here in Lacombe. We have a design ready and just need some people who can help put it together on Monday night (June 30th). We also need some people from the church to ride on the float in the parade. We were also thinking of having kids from the church come to the staging area with their bikes (decorated or not) and we can decorate them up and they can ride alongside the float in the parade. If you can help out let Jeanne know – 784-2340.

A Parenting Workshop for You!

Today, June 8th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Positive Parenting Unlimited presents The Four Goals of Misbehaviour’ to be held at the Rimbey Christian Reformed Church. Certified instructors Gordon and Betty Evans will be giving a parenting workshop on: Parenting principles and hands on techniques to make parenting more effective and fun while building children’s self-esteem, self confidence and security, and reducing the stress of parenting. Phone Angela Bennik at 843-2050 to register.

The Lacombe Christian Women’s Club

will be hosting an evening on Tuesday, June 10th devoted to the Backyard Barbeque. Tips and information on propane and gas BBQ safety will be offered by Don Gullekson from ATCO Gas. Sounds of Summer by soloist Heidi Buit, and Food for Thought by guest speaker Karan Gleddie from Chestermere will be there as well. Cost for the dessert evening is $8 and reservations must be made by Friday, June 6th with Connie at 885-4653.

Calling all Young People of the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s,

our annual get together for 2008 will be on Wednesday June 18th at Neerlandia CRC fellowship hall. Invite friends along for a day of fun and fellowship. It all begins at 10 a.m. with coffee. The charge is $20 per person including a delicious meal at noon as well as snacks. Take along your favorite games and feel free to participate in the program. Please let Tetsy Mulder know by phoning 782-2020 before June 10th. Hope to see you all there!

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. A light lunch will be served.

Camp Rehoboth 2008 <<< URGENT REQUEST>>>

We are looking for a few more volunteer counselors to fill this summer’s slate of volunteers needed to serve at Rehoboth Camp. We need: nine counselors for Week 2 – July 12 – 18; nine counselors for Independent Week – July 19-25 (must be 18 yrs. or older), and six counselors for Youth Week – July 26 – August 1. We ask that you prayerfully consider volunteering at one of Rehoboth’s Summer Camps this July. If you are interested and/or have any questions, please call Linda Rosendal – 780-968-8483 or you can download the Volunteer Application form from the Rehoboth website - http://www.rehoboth.ab.ca/camp_program.html - Become a Friend…You’ll have a Friend for life!

Denominational News


Please pray for the people of Parkersburg CRC and its community in Parkersburg, Iowa, where 220 homes were destroyed and 6 people—including one CRC couple—were killed in last Sunday's tornado. CRWRC's Disaster Response Services (DRS) have volunteers on site providing spiritual support, and formulating plans for further response. Local CRCs have sent teams of volunteers to help with immediate needs. To give to this relief response, mark your cheque "Spring Storms 2008" and send to 3475 Mainway, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 3Y8; call 1-800-730-3490; or give online at www.crwrc.org.


Offering: Christian Reformed World Missions - Burma

Ushers: Peter Zuidhof & Rod Duckett

Lift Operator: Bill Noordhof

Sound: a.m. Henry E. p.m. Steven V.

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

Greeters: Craig & Marcella Van Stryland, Alex & Ann Wildeboer

Coffee: Rick & Mel Wildeboer, John & Dana van Gyssel, Roger & Anita Swier

M.O.M. Chelsea
a.m. Betty Scholing, Terry Vandenborn, Kristen Van Stryland, Aaron Swier, Courtney Brander
p.m. Sherry Tenbrinke, Paul Vandyk

Pre-school teachers: Marvin & Alana Ebens


Offering: Canadian Christian Education Foundation

Ushers: Bryan Noordhof & Peter Prins

Lift Operator: Herman Scholing Sr.

Sound: a.m. Scott p.m. Wayne

Power Point: a.m. Jennifer p.m. Kayleen

Greeters: Els Ebens, Peter & Gerry Prins

Coffee: Andrew & Carina Tenbrinke, Jan & Cootje Voorbij, Teus & Marja Vander Vlis

M.O.M. Chelsea
a.m. Harriet Luymes, Art Hazelhoff, Travis Ebens, Blair van Gyssel, Heather Van Stryland
p.m. Jan Zuidhof, David Hoekstra

Pre-school teachers: Joan Eisses & Erin Vandenborn

Weekly Calendar

Monday, June 9th

7:30 p.m. General Administration MLT meets

Tuesday, June 10th

7:30 p.m. Prayer meeting at the home of Ruth & Peter Sluys
4815 55 Avenue, Lacombe

Wednesday, June 11th

7:30 p.m. Council executive meets

7:30 p.m. Praise team practice for June 15th AM service

Thursday, June 12th

5:00 p.m. Circle of Friends community supper – contact Jeanne Ebens at 784-2340 for more information.

7:00 p.m. Summer series for young women meets