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2008-06-22 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.

 

Next Sunday, June 29

We have our Lacombe Ministerial Combined Summer Service at Michener Park at 10:00 a.m. Note the time on the field behind Zig Zag. Bring your lawn chairs and an umbrella for the sun, as we share the joy of the Lord Jesus with fellow Christians. In the evening we have our regular service in our church as we consider "The World Food Crisis." Pastor Mike wil lead the service.

Hi-lites of the Council Meeting held June 18, 2008

1. All council members signed the form of subscription.

2. Election of Executive: Chair - Henry Geldof, Vice Chair - Art Hazelhoff, Clerk - Donald Wildeboer, General Adjunct - Herman Scholing, Treasurer - Peter Prins.

3. Those who have completed their terms were given opportunity to say a few words. A time of prayer followed with the present council surrounding those who have completed their service. Many thanks to Bill Wildeboer, Wayne Bouwman, Henry Stad, John van Gyssel, Peter Rosendal, John Stol and Terry Vandenborn for their service as office bearers.

Our Church Family

This week, please keep Ken and Trudy Salomons in your prayers as we pray together as a church family.

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.

Church secretaries - summer hours

our office hours will be changing from week to week this summer. This week we will be in the office on Thursday morning and all day Friday. Thanks from Cindy & Dana.

Worship schedule

If you help out with the worship services as a musician, song leader, PowerPoint projector operator, children's story leader or Bible reader, look for the July, August, September worship schedule in your church mail box today. If you are gone sometime during the summer, please remember to find a replacement for yourself if you will not be here when you are scheduled to participate in the services. Thank you from the Worship MLT.

The OMLT

is planning to have a float in the July 1st Canada Day parade. We need some people who can help put it together on Monday night (June 30)and some people to ride on the float in the parade. We also need kids with bikes and they can ride alongside the float in the parade. If you can help out let Jeanne know – 784-2340.

Volunteers needed for Lacombe Days

Could you spare two hours to serve our community during Lacombe Days? Volunteers are needed to stand by barricades during the parade (Tuesday, July 1st) or to help with the Much Music dance on Monday, June 30th. For more information contact Rick Graber (782-3641)

A Bridal shower

will be held for Amanda Stol, daughter of Ed & Cora here in the church on Friday, July 4th at 7:30 p.m. We will be having a recipe shower for Amanda. Look for the recipe forms in your church mail boxes in the next week or two. Take the form home and fill it out with your favorite recipe. When you come to the shower, bring the completed recipe along with the non-perishable food items needed to complete the recipe! For more information or additional forms, please contact Wannetta Brander at 782-2290.

Christian School Supporters

At the present time the government is discussing the issue of funding for Private Schools. Therefore, the Association of Independent Schools and Colleges of Alberta (A.I.S.C.A.) is asking for your help to lobby the government for more funding by writing letters to the Premier, Minister of Education and your local M.L.A. Increased funding will greatly benefit your local Christian School. There is an information package available at your church which includes helpful guidelines. Please consider getting involved – now is the time to use your voice! (NOTE: All Ponoka Christian School, Lacombe Christian School and Central Alberta Christian High School members will have the package mailed out to them.)

Bethel Youth News

Junior Youth

this month will be a Wiener roast at Andrew and Carina Tenbrinke's. It will be on Wednesday, June 25th and will start at 7:00 and you can be picked up at 9:30. Snacks will be provided but please bring lawn chairs. Please call to confirm if you are coming so we know how many people to expect. Feel free to invite your friends. If you have any questions please call Carina at 782-7903 or 505-7950 or call Rosanne at 1-403-783-4560.

Young Adults

We will be having a BBQ at least twice a month and will be organizing other events as well. The schedule for the BBQ's will be the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 1:00 p.m.; rain or shine. We won't cancel due to weather. The dates are as follows: June 22, July 13, and 27, August 10 and 24 and hopefully September 14 and 28 if the weather holds.You can also check us out on Facebook. You can join the group called Young Adults BBQ and other things too. If you have functions you would like to invite other young adults to, that could also be a good place to announce it.Our address is 48433 Range Road 240 and the directions are as follows: From Lacombe/Ponoka Hwy 2 North to Glen Park Road Exit Go east on Glen Park Road; cross Hwy 2A and cross Secondary Hwy 814. Continue east 2 more miles to Range Rd 240. Head south 1½ miles and we are on the left side. Or for more information you can give us a call at 780-986-2199. John & Wendy Taekema

Lacombe Days Co-ed Ball Hockey Tournament for youth ages 13 - 19.

On Monday June 30th starting at 9:00 a.m.at the outdoor rink by the arena there will be a co-ed ball hockey tournament and lunch BBQ hosted by Wolf Creek Community Church. Register your team of minimum 6 players ASAP by calling Joel Martin at 597-5235. Goalie's need to provide their own equipment. Cost is $50.00 per team.

Announcements

Lacombe Men’s Ministry Breakfast

meeting will be held this coming Saturday, June 28th at the Cheese Toast Restaurant at the Wolf Creek Inn on Highway 2 at 7:00 a.m. Come for a time of sharing and encouragement by hearing others’ reflections on God’s goodness in our lives. Bring a friend. For more information call Henry Eisses at 782-2345.

GEMS Counselors:

Club coordinators have been advised of the Camp Caroline fall workshop/retreat, being held in September. This is an event for all counselors where you will learn about the 2008-2009 theme, have time for fun, time with our speakers and even a little time just for you! After this special weekend you will find yourself enriched, empowered and excited about the 2008-2009 season. Please see your coordinator for more information. If you are a club coordinator and haven’t receivedan email about this event, please email sandra.vdveen@shaw.ca to get the required information.

NEWCOMERS IN FELLOWSHIP WITH MARANATHA EDMONTON SEEK FARM EMPLOYMENT:

Several Burmese (cultural group - Karen) people worshipping at Maranatha CRC Edmonton have expressed interest in living in the country or a small town and working in agriculture – starting as a labourer, learning fieldwork, machinery operation, animal husbandry etc. One Karen family already living in Lacombe and sponsored by Woodynook CRC has expressed their enjoyment of the rural community and agricultural industry, and consequently other families residing in Edmonton are intensely interested. The employment agreement will likely involve provision of such things as on-farm or near-farm accommodations and help with transportation. Maranatha CRC can attest to excellent fellowship with the members of this community, and such would be a benefit to both parties. If you or someone you know is interested in benefiting from the employment of a new permanent resident of Canada, please contact Joseph Grootenboer for more details at joseph.grootenboer@supremesteel.com or 780-483-3279 ext 264.

"THE DUTCH VOICES" CHOIR TOUR

This choir will visit Canada from June 14th to June 27th, 2008. The first concert of the tour is in Rocky Mountain House on MONDAY, JUNE 16th at the FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH (on highway 11) and starts at 7:30 p.m. From there they will travel to B.C. for the rest of the tour. This will be the only concert in Alberta! Some of you will remember this choir and their well-known conductor Loek van der Leeden who is usually at the piano as well. He has just celebrated 50 years of choral conducting! Singing is a hobby for most of the choir members, but the soloists and instrumentalists are all professionals and are all well known from Dutch radio and TV performances. There will be a variety of inspirational music with something for everyone! Most of the songs are sung in English, but a few Dutch songs will be included as well. You don't want to miss this concert! Come and bring your family and friends! Admission is free, only a free will offering will be held. For more information, call Ella VandenBrink at (403) 845-3754.

Come out and enjoy Emmanuel Home’s annual "Spring into Summer" bazaar.

There will be many community businesses selling their products as well as resident arts and crafts. The café will be serving many delicious treats as well as a warm lunch. This event will take place on Friday, June 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Door prizes and Silent auction are included as well.

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
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From Shalom Counselling Centre

Red Deer

We have had many more calls for help than we anticipated for this year. We need your help in praying that we can find a couple more staff members to share the load. We are looking for a seasoned counselor who can help with the supervision of counselors newer to the field. Our board has recognized that we need to do more in the area of education and prevention. We also need to offer attractive wages and salaries for our employees. To accomplish those two goals we see the value in hiring someone to seek out new funding sources for Shalom and, as we are able, we would like to assist other organizations to find the resources they need to do their good work. More information on each of these positions is posted on our website at www.shalomcounselling.com.

Denominational News

CRWRC Disaster Response Services

volunteers are cleaning up and planning recovery efforts in Parkersburg, Iowa following the recent tornado. More volunteers are poised for flood clean up in eastern Iowa, while others assess damage in Columbus, Indiana. To make a donation to this relief effort send your check marked "Spring Storms 2008" to CRWRC, 3475 Mainway, P.O. Box 5070, LCD 1, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 3Y8. Or call 1-800-730-3490, or give online at www.crwrc.org.

CRWRC: Burma/Myanmar Relief

As of June 13 an amazing $720,000 was raised - $512,000 in Canada alone – for CRWRC’s Burma/Myanmar relief. With CIDA matching dollar for dollar on Canadian donations, over $1 million in aid for Cyclone Nargis survivors will be possible thanks to your generosity! For more on CRWRC’s ongoing relief efforts in Burma/Myanmar visit www.crwrc.org.

HOME MISSIONS:

Small Group & Evangelism Conference: Buy One, Bring One! Now you can receive one free conference registration when you register for In Community, the Home Missions Small Group and Evangelism Conference! Bring a spouse, friend, or colleague to this inspiring event, which takes place July 18-20 in Lombard, Illinois. We are also offering complimentary transportation on air-conditioned tour buses from Michigan, Indiana, or Iowa. Hurry! Space is limited. For more information, call 888-644-0814. To register and view detailed conference information, visit www.crhm.org/conference.

Why Isn't God Answering?

God says to bring all our cares and concerns to him in prayer, and He will answer. As faithful Christians, we do that, often repeatedly, and we expect that God will answer. So why does it sometimes feel like our deepest prayers fall on deaf ears? Is God really there? Will he really answer our prayers? Find out on the June 29 Back to God Hour. Go to www.BacktoGod.net for local stations and times.

SEA TO SEA – 1 WEEK TO GO:

Today is "Sea to Sea Sunday." Many churches throughout Canada and the U.S. are giving special recognition to the tour in their worship services via commissioning their riders or special prayers. Pray for a spirit of joy and thanks as we anticipate the start of the tour a week from now. www.SeatoSea.org

POSITION OPENING:

The Christian Reformed Church in North America has an opening for a Program Advisor in Bangladesh with the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC). The position will concentrate on community level activities, and will include technical support to the business development team. For more information please visit www.crcna.org or www.crwrc.org. Deadline is July 4.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

India

On June 15thPastor Rampal Masih was attacked by Hindu militants while leading a morning church service in the town of Gurh, Madhya Pradesh. At approximately 11:30 a.m. militants gathered outside the church building and began to shout curses at the 70 believers present. Five of the militants forcibly entered the church, dragged Pastor Masih outside and beat him. When some of the church members rescued the pastor, the militants fled to the local police station. Later that day, the militants returned with two police officers and others. They ordered Pastor Masih to come outside of the building and when he did, they beat him for a second time. Before leaving the premises, the attackers threatened to set fire to the church. Pray for healing for Pastor Masih. Pray that he and his congregation will grow in Christ likeness through the ongoing position they face (James 1:2-4). Pray that the faithfulness of Indian Christians will be a light that draws others to Christ.

Golf Tournament for King’s Athletics

The first annual On Wings of an Eagle Benefit Golf Classic

in support of the Athletics Program at The King's University College tees off Saturday, September 6 at Northern Bear Golf & Country Club. $190/golfer includes 18 hole green fees, cart, prizes, food, Christian fellowship and a $50 charitable tax receipt. For more information or to register contact Debbie at King's (780) 465-3500 ext 8096.

New Singers Welcome!

The King’s Community Chorus welcomes everyone! No previous choral experience necessary and no formal audition. Voice placement sessions for members wanting to join will occur at King’s in F-107 on Thursday, August 28, Friday, August 29, and Tuesday, September 2, 2008 (or on an alternate date, if necessary). To book a time and for more information contact Dr. Melanie Turgeon (465-3500 ext. 8028 or melanie.turgeon@kingsu.ca).

Auditions for new members wanting to join The King’s University College Concert and Chamber Choirs for the Fall Term will occur on Thursday, August 28, Friday, August 29, and Tuesday, September 2, 2008 in F-107. Contact Dr. Melanie Turgeon for more information, and to book an audition time (465-3500 ext. 8028 or melanie.turgeon@kingsu.ca).

Employment at King’s - Please see kingsu.ca for more information on these positions.

  • Lead Security Guard
  • International Student Advisor
  • Men’s Volleyball Head Coach
  • Women’s Volleyball Head Coach
  • Registry Information Coordinator
  • Director of Development
  • Financial Aid Coordinator
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Clerical Assistant, Registry
  • Library Assistant

SCHEDULE THIS WEEK – June 22nd

Offering:

Margaret Njuguna mission support

Ushers:

Rod Venhuis & Bill Noordhof

Lift Operator:

Simon Swier

Sound:

a.m. Travisp.m. Henry G.

Power Point:

a.m. Michelle p.m. Veronica

Greeters:

Art & Judy Hazelhoff, August & Harriet Luymes

Coffee:

Walter & Ella Land, Arnie & Sherry Tenbrinke, Herman & Alice Scholing

Nursery:

M.O.M. Chelsea
a.m. Trudy Salomons, Vivian Peterson, Philip Szelekovszky, Brett Vandenborn, Colin Duckett
p.m. Chelsea Bos, Thomas Geldof

Pre-school teachers:

Judy Hazelhoff, Kendra Scholing

SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK – June 29th

Offering:

YWAM Krista Prins

Sound:

p.m. Ian

Power Point:

p.m. Stephanie

Nursery:

M.O.M. Chelsea

p.m.

Gaylene Tenbrinke, Veronica Bouwman

Weekly Calendar

Wednesday, June 25th

7:00 p.m. Junior Youth wiener roast at Andrew & Carina Tenbrinke’s

7:30 p.m. Elders and Deacons meet

Thursday, June 26th

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

Advance Notices:

Friday, July 4th

7:30 p.m. Amanda Stol’s Bridal Shower

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