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2009-08-02 Bulletin

 

Our Church Family

It’s with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Albert De Waal. May the Lord comfort Carol and the family throughout this difficult time. Albert’s funeral will take place at the Woody Nook CRC on Tuesday, August 4th at 2:30 p.m.

Ruth Sluys is still in the Red Deer hospital being tested. Some healing actions are happening with a measure of success. Last Thursday she came down with long lasting fierce stomach pains which she is now also having tests for. We hope and pray that her already weak body may be able to sustain consequent actions.

Henry Geldof was taken to Red Deer hospital this past Wednesday, and had emergency surgery for a blocked small intestine. Surgery was done and everything went well. Henry will likely remain in hospital for a week and will be resting at home for a number of weeks.

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

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Evelyn Eisses our summer Ministry/Worship coordinator will not be in the office this week, but will return on August 10, 2009.

We welcome Mark, Selina, Luke & Levi Patterson as they will be living in Lacombe for the next few months. Their address and phone number are #201 5452 55th Avenue, Lacombe and 403-789-5213.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pastor Mike returns with a new series on Our World Belongs to God with Creation as the focus in the morning. In the evening, he will concentrate on Jesus’ power over sickness and death. 

Men's Praise Team

We will meet this Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. to prepare for the August 9th AM Service

Bethel Youth

YOUNG ADULTS:

You are invited to a Barbeque at the home of John & Wendy Taekema on Sunday, August 9th at 1:00 p.m. Bring your friends, a salad or dessert and your lawn chairs and enjoy a time of fun and fellowship, come and play sand volleyball, badminton, croquet, bocce ball, horse shoes, etc. or just hang out. Rain or Shine. For directions look for the poster on the youth bulletin board

Announcements

Charity Concert

Support a missionary and hit a sweet concert at the same time! Steven Szelekovszky and friends will be hosting an evening of music on August 12, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Admission is free but a free will offering will be taken to support Steven’s efforts to go back to Brisbane, Australia in September with Youth With A Mission. (YWAM) Refreshments will be available after the performance. Come out and have some fun and enjoy the talents of some of Bethels youth! For more information please contact Steven Szelekovszky.

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

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

Prayer Request:

Praise God for the opening of a new discipleship center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The center is a collaborative project between World Missions and Back to God Ministries International French media team. Please pray for the work of our local coordinator, Pastor Pistais, and World Missionary Lesley Millar.

The Persecuted Church

Nigeria

Villagers from a Hausa Christian village in Sharia-governed Kano state do not have access to drinking water and suffer from disease. Three years ago, a woman was attacked while getting water from the Muslim well in the next village. Open Doors are working to drill for water to help these Christians. In northern Nigeria a message of hate against Christians is promoted by fanatical Islamic groups aided by radical clerics. They seek opportunities to physically attack the Church. Muslim controlled local state governments deny rights and privileges to Christians, who are pressured in the workplace and in the schools. Persecuted Christian woman are traumatized, their husbands killed, and survival is difficult. Pray for Christians in northern Sudan for strength to endure and to know the Lord's nearness and peace in their hearts. Pray for their persecutors, that they also come to drink from the Well of Living Water.

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