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2008-07-13 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 next several Sundays:

July 20

a.m. – Pastor Andy Geleynse
p.m. – Pastor Harry Zantingh

July 27

a.m. - Pastor Tom Oosterhuis
p.m. – Pastor Harry Zantingh

August 3

a.m. – Pastor Evert Gritter
p.m. – Pastor Peter Sluys

Our Church Family

This week, keep Rod & Barb Venhuis and children in your prayers as we pray together as a church family.

Albert de Waal remains in the Red Deer hospital. He is feeling stronger physically and remains strong spiritually trusting the Lord.

We remember those who are traveling this summer. May God grant traveling mercies.

Pastor Mike leaves for Ontario tomorrow to visit family. He will be away for three Sundays. If there are any concerns please contact your district elder.


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.

The church secretaries

will be in the office on Wednesday morning and all day Friday this week.

Mr. & Mrs. Club

will be gathering at the Lodge on Wednesday July 16th at 6:30 p.m. to sing for the residents. A wiener roast will follow at the home of Jake and Agnes Prins. For more information please call Agnes at 782-2267.


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.

August Newsletter

The Bethel Newsletter Team will be meeting this week to prepare for our next edition. We plan to have it in your mailboxes on Sunday, August 3rd. This will be our summer edition and will include summertime recipies and camping tips as well as updates and plans for the coming season from some of our Leadership Teams and Outreach ministries. We look forward to a fun edition. If anyone in the congregation has items to submit or meetings and such that they would like to see included on the calendar please let the team members know. We look forward to hearing from you. Ann Wildeboer, Harriet Luymes, Anita Geldof and Laura Duckett.

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


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

ServiceLink Summer Hotlist:

Have you ever considered volunteering with our denomination? Check out the new summer hotlist of volunteer opportunities with a variety of positions available. Please check your church bulletin board or check out the website at volunteer@crcna.ca


provided emergency food aid to 1,000 families after Typhoon Frank destroyed crops, homes and businesses across the Philippines on June 23. CRWRC plans to help families rebuild their lives for the long term by distributing seeds and seedlings, and helping reconstruct homes. To make a donation mark your cheques “Philippines Typhoon Frank 2008” and mail to CRWRC, P.O. Box 5070, STN LCD 1, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 3Y8. Or phone 1-800-730-3490 or donate online at www.crwrc.org


While many people enjoy a time of rest and relaxation this summer, a crew of new missionaries, volunteers and interns are hard at work preparing for challenging overseas assignments. This week they will undergo intensive orientation. Add a piece of armour to their gear by remembering them in prayer.


We’re all searching for something in life. Sometimes we even take shortcuts to get what we want. It could be cutting through a parking lot instead of waiting for a street light or maybe it’s adding a couple extra hours to the time sheet to get a little more money in the pay check each week. Does it really matter if we ignore one of the rules? Find out on the July 20 Back to God Hour. Go to www.BacktoGod.net for local stations and times.

Can I Get a Witness?

Is showing Christ to others as important as telling others about Christ? Find out on this week’s Kids Corner. Kids Corner is a member of the HisKids.net alliance--working together to provide quality entertainment for kids that is Christ-centered and Bible-based. Visit HisKids.net to find more great Christian programs for kids.


Give thanks to God that His call to care for the weak and powerless is being extended in the public arena through the media and through personal conversations on the Sea to Sea tour. Pray that all who hear may respond in meaningful ways to lift up the needy and stand up for their rights. www.SeatoSea.org


Free Braille editions of the Heidelberg Catechism Compendium by

Y.P. De Jong and of the Blue (1957) Psalter Hymnal available. Supplies limited. Call 1-888-463-0272 to request.

Persecuted Church


On June 3, a newly converted Christian couple was arrested by police for holding Bible studies with Muslims in their home and attending a house church. Makan Arya (31) and Tina Rad (28) were seized from their home in east Tehran after one of Makan's relatives informed security police of the couple's Christian activities. Their four-year-old daughter was left behind, ill and unattended. The couple was taken to an unknown jail where they were severely beaten and interrogated for four days. Makan was accused of "activities against national security" and Tina of "activities against the holy religion of Islam." The authorities threatened to take their daughter away to a religious institution and warned them that they could be imprisoned on charges of apostasy or fabricated drug charges if they didn't stop their Christian work. Eventually the couple was pressured into signing a statement claiming they had not changed their religion from Islam and promising that they would stay away from their house church and other Christians. After a court hearing, Makan was freed on bail charges of $20,000 (CAD) and Tina upon payment of $30,000 (CAD). The couple returned home to find that the window of their shop had been smashed. On June 23, Makan received a letter threatening him with continued attacks if he did not put up evidence of his Islamic faith on the front of his shop, to which he responded by hanging pictures of Muslim leaders on his window. Ask God to strengthen the hearts of these believers to proclaim His Name without hesitation or fear (2 Timothy 1:5). Pray for healing, especially for Tina who currently cannot walk as a result of her mistreatment in detention. Pray for the safety of their little girl.


Offering: Youth Unlimited

Ushers: Peter Zuidhof & Rod Duckett

Lift Operator: Ralph Bos

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

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

Greeters: Gerry & Pita Doornenbal, Jim & Wannetta Brander

Coffee: 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


Offering: Education Tuition Relief

Ushers: Bryan Noordhof, Peter Prins

Lift Operator: Bill Noordhof

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

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

Greeters: Jake & Agnes Prins, Bryan & Yvonne Noordhof

Coffee: Scott & Irene Fraser, August & Harriet Luymes, Henry & Anita Geldof

M.O.M. Amy
a.m. Carina Tenbrinke, Curt Dowling, Rob deRegt, Stephanie Hoekstra, Gabrielle Ebens
p.m. Barb Vandyk, August Luymes

Pre-school teachers: Joan Eisses, Chelsea Bos

Weekly Calendar

Tuesday, July 15th

7:30 p.m. Prayer meeting meets

Wednesday, July 16th

6:30 p.m. Mr. & Mrs. Club will meet at the Lodge for singing

Thursday, July 17th

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