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2008-07-06 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, July 13th

We read from 1 Thessalonians 5 and look at the question "How should we then live?" In the evening we conclude our study of the Lord’s Prayer and with it the Heidelberg catechism as it points us to "The power and glory of the Kingdom of God." Pastor Mike will lead the services.

Our Church Family

Our combined service last Sunday was blessed with a sunny morning and near record attendance. We are thankful for the encouragement of coming together in faith as God’s people and for the opportunity to worship together.

We remember Albert & Carol De Waal as Albert deals with various health concerns. May the peace and power of God be with you.


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

The church secretaries will be in the office on Tuesday morning and all day Friday this week.

Bethel Youth News

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: 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


A miscellaneous bridal shower will be held for Jolyn Capton who will be married to Jan Willem Rodenburg on August 8th here in Bethel. Please come to the Bethel fellowship hall on Friday, July 25th at 7:30 for a time of support and encouragement in this wonderful occasion. Please write a short poem to accompany the gift for inclusion in a shower remembrance book.


Lacombe Men’s Ministry Breakfast

meeting will be held this coming Saturday, July 12th 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.

Picture Perfect 

come listen to Cindy Palin from Olds as she talks about "Creating Digital Memories – Making Digital Scrapbooks." Joan Akehurst from Cremona will speak on "An Ultimate Makeover." Music with Maryjean Mulder & an "Album of Melodies." It’s all happening on Tuesday, July 15th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lacombe Kozy Korner. Sponsored by the Lacombe Christian Women’s Club. Cost is $8 per person and includes dessert & refreshments. For reservations call, Cora at 782-6233 or Joyce at 843-0025 by Friday, July 11th.


Camp Rehoboth is in need of 6-8 more volunteers for Independent Week 3 - July 19 - 25. If you are 18 years or older, please call Linda or Kelvin at the Rehoboth office - 780-963-4044. We are also looking for 1 or 2 volunteers to help in the kitchen for our Youth Week - July 26 - August 1. Please call the Rehoboth office if you can help us out! Thank you very much. Linda Rosendal, Executive Assistant

Denominational News


As the Sea to Sea cyclists face the challenge of riding up mountains, please pray for their strength and endurance. In supporting the tour’s cause, please pray, too, for the many around the world who live in poverty and face life-threatening, yet preventable, challenges every day. www.SeatoSea.org.


The mission of The Back to God Hour is more far reaching than only a single North American radio program. And now, Synod 2008 has approved a new name, Back to God Ministries International, to communicate the international and multi-media scope of the ministry. Thank you for your continued support of worldwide media ministries as we remain committed to "Telling His Story...Sharing His Love." To read a brief history of how The Back to God Hour became Back to God Ministries International, visit www.btgh.org/newname.


Praise God for providing the needed funds for a new international broadcast ministry center in Campinas, Brazil. Pray that this new ministry center will better equip us to fulfill our mission to let Latin America—and the world—hear of Jesus.


Does it ever feel like your entire life is a fight? That you’re constantly tempted in your weakness, or routinely find yourself defending what you believe in. You are just protecting yourself and your family, or even trying to make the world a better place. But why? Is there a greater purpose to this daily grind? Find out on the July 13 Back to God Hour. Go to www.BacktoGod.net for local stations and times.

Lucille’s Choice:

Lucille has to make a decision, but she needs your help on this Kids Corner! Be sure to listen and then email Kids Corner at kids@kidscorner.net for your very own Bible study.



Cuba Connection


Ken Salomons & Craig Van Stryland

Lift Operator:

Ernie Stebner


a.m. Waynep.m. Scott

Power Point:

a.m. Steven p.m. Rick


Ed & Cora Stol, Henry & Joan Eisses


Bill & Audrey Noordhof, Jim & Wannetta Brander, John & MarDeb de Regt


M.O.M. Amy
a.m. Amaris Wildeboer, Ken Tenbrinke, Michelle Hoekstra, Taylor Duckett, Erin Vandenborn
p.m. Amy Dowling, Alan Ebens

Pre-school teachers:

Veronica & Jessica Bouwman



Youth Unlimited


Peter Zuidhof & Rod Duckett

Lift Operator:

Ralph Bos


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

Power Point:

a.m. Veronica p.m. Paul


Gerry & Pita Doornenbal, Jim & Wannetta Brander


Frank & Debby van Iperen, Herman & Betty Scholing, Gerald & Michele Noort


M.O.M. Amy
a.m. Angela Van Stryland, Randy Wildeboer, Nicole Stol, Steve Szelekovszky, Diana Hoekstra
p.m. Angela Wildeboer, Don Wildeboer

Pre-school teachers: Veronica & Jessica Bouwman

Weekly Calendar

Tuesday, July 8th

7:30 p.m. Outreach MLT meets at the church

7:30 p.m. NO Prayer meeting this week

Thursday, July 10th

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


Walking Toward Dawn

Have you taken the time to be blessed by the early morning beauty of a fresh July morning? The world seems almost perfect as the dawn breaks over our bountiful land and the birds joyfully greet a new day. The possibilities of a new day are overwhelming when you meet it in the splendor of the sunrise. Take time if you are able, to enjoy the beauty of creation and meet with the loving Creator and be refreshed and renewed!

"The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn." Proverbs 4:18

"Morninghas broken like the first morning,blackbird has spoken like the first bird. Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning! Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!"

Excerpts taken from:

Joel Nederhood, This Splendid Journey & Eleanor Farjeon, Morning Has Broken