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2009-07-26 Bulletin


Our Church Family

Ruth has been moved to the Red Deer hospital so she can receive more specialized treatments from heart and lung specialists. She still cannot regularly breathe, and her heart is still constantly in the danger zone for congestive heart failure. However, the Lord is our Rock and strength and gives us peace thru the Lord Jesus, and with His love holds us firmly in His hands. Ruth loves to have visitors.

The flowers will be sent to Scott and Irene Fraser in appreciation of volunteering for all the games at the picnic last week. We thank you for your leadership, creativity, imagination and organization of all the games, we all enjoyed them very much and we appreciate you representing our church in this capacity during Lacombe Days.

Do remember our seniors and shut ins in prayer: Tilly Biel, Albert De Waal, Lea Dykstra, Wigger Meindersma, Theresa Salomons, Ruth Sluys and Ann Swier.

Remember our missionaries around the world.


We rejoice and give thanks to God for the fifty years of marriage He has given us. As we celebrate this blessing in our lives with an Open House, our joy would be more complete if you, our friends, and church family at Bethel Christian Reformed Church would join us. Please come and celebrate this joyous occasion with us on Sunday, August 16, 2009 at the New Life Fellowship Church in Red Deer at 2:00 p.m. till 4:30 p.m. Pastor Evert and Jenny Gritter

Denominational News

Join BTGMI’S Greece and Turkey Tour! 

Call now to join Rev. Bob Heerspink on the October 2009, Tour with a Purpose. Hear how God is reaching people for Christ through Back to God Ministries International. Experience the beautiful scenery and ancient culture of the Middle East while learning about the seven churches of Revelation. For more information contact Corrie at 888.588.3388 or cmulder@crcna.org.

Sunday school coordinators, teachers, helpers, and parents:

Faith Alive Christian Resources and LAUGH (a ministry network for Sunday school leaders) invite you to a day of support, encouragement, and equipping for the task of discipling our little ones! Join us on Saturday, October 17, for Harvest Hands—the 2009 GROW Conference at Covenant CRC in Edmonton. For workshop details and registration options, visit www.faithaliveresources.org/GROW

Day of Encouragement

We live in a rapidly changing world, where our safety, security and worldview are often challenged, yet we are called to love God and our neighbor, to be merciful and compassionate. So how do we show Compassion in a Changing World? That is the theme of the 10th annual Day of Encouragement, to be held D.V. on Saturday, November 7th at The King’s University College. Keynote speaker Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo (Canadian director-CRWRC) is joined by a great line-up of workshop leaders to offer a great day of learning.

The Persecuted Church

Voice of the Martyrs sent out information about six events in which Christians suffered because of their faith in recent weeks:

  1. Christian man murdered in Somalia
  2. Pastor assaulted in Sri Lanka.
  3. Christians attacked.
  4. Two Egyptian Christians arrested following church attacked by officials in Vietnam.
  5. Christians beaten and accused of forcible conversion in Karnataka, India.
  6. Church fined in Belarus.

More information can be found on www.persecution.net