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2010-04-11 April 11 Bulletin


Our Church Family

Mr. Herman Scholing Sr. was able to return home again this week.

Congratulations to Agnes Prins as she celebrates her 77th birthday this Tuesday and

Joanne van Gyssel with her 81st birthday this Saturday. May God be with you both on your special day and in the coming year.

Do remember our seniors and shut ins in prayer: Tilly Biel, Lea Dykstra, Wigger Meindersma, Theresa Salomons and Herman Scholing Sr.

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, April 18th

We welcome the Cadets as they help us check our vision with an “Eye Exam” based on Luke 6:37-42. In the evening will look at the Letter of Ephesians and the message of “Salvation by Grace Alone.”. Pastor Mike will lead the services.

Bulletin Announcements

The secretaries would like to remind the congregation that when submitting a bulletin announcement please email it to the church at bchurch2@telus.net or place a hand written message in the secretaries mailbox on the left and near the bottom of the first column of the mailboxes. Thank you!

They returned home again!

The Youth Mexico Mission team safely returned home last week and they had an awesome trip. They built a much needed house for the Martinez-Diaz family and are thankful for the many great and exciting experiences they had in serving the Lord in Ensenada. They thank you for all your prayers and support. During the morning service they will share more about their trip.

Ladies

We will be having a craft day again on Saturday, April 17th, from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. You are welcome to come for the whole day or for whatever amount of time works for you. Our kitchen will still be out of order but we did just fine last time! For lunch a few of us who organize this day, will bring soup in crock pots. For those of you joining us, we ask that you bring buns or veggies or fruit to round out the meal. You can let me know what you would like to bring when you call to reserve your spot! Laura Duckett at 403-784-3270

Thank you!

Sunday school and Treasure Seekers are completed for the year!To our grade 3 & 4 Sunday school teachers Randy Wildeboer and Laura Duckett and the Treasure Seekers teacher Ann Wildeboer a huge thank you for leading the students.

Attention Cadets!

The last regular Cadet meeting that was supposed to be on April 21st, has been rescheduled to April 14th, in order to get your kubkars weighed in time for the jamboree on April 17th. This will be the last meeting for the year.

Bethel Youth News

Tuesday Nite Youth

Will meet this coming Tuesday, April 13th. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Youth Unlimited/Wolf Creek Youth for Christ

Is planning an event called “Live It” on Saturday, April 17th at the 1st Baptist church in Ponoka. The purpose of this event is to train and equip Christian youth to better live out their relationship with Christ. For more information contact Dana van Gyssel or Chelsea Bos. If you are a youth leader there is also something for you, check out the bulletin boards for the posters!

West Edmonton Water Park

Central Alberta Youth are planning to go to West Edmonton Water Park on April 24th. Plans are being made about times and transportation so we would like to know if you (Jr. youth, high school students, and young adults) are at all interested in going. If you are, please contact Wayne or Dana as soon as possible, so we can get things rolling for this event.

Ball Hockey Anyone?

On April 25th, Bethel Young Peoples will be hosting a ball hockey tournament for high school students and young adults. Make yourself a team of minimum 6 players with at least 2 girls. Once you have your teams contact either Michelle Hoekstra (403-782-5107 or michelle.h.93@hotmail.com) or Kendra Scholing (403-782-2701 or ringette_2_rocks@hotmail.com) as soon as possible! Deadline for team entries is Wednesday April 21st. Make sure you bring your own hockey stick. After the tourney there will be supper provided at Bethel and a youth service to follow. Donations will be accepted and will go towards the support of our sponsor child, Bijoy. Hope you can come!

Attention Young Adults!

Coming soon to a mountain location near you! A retreat on May 28-30 at Amethyst hotel in Jasper, AB. with great food, lots of activities, hot tubs, free starbucks coffee house, and a fantastic speaker and worship band - all for only $100.00! See the poster on the youth bulletin board in the fellowship hall. Get a registration form from Wayne, Dana or go to www.canyouthministry.com website. RSVP by May 10th! Bring a friend!

Announcements

Building Blocks Thrift Store

Is having their yearly spring changeover on April 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with lunch included. Come join us for a few hours of work and fellowship as we change the store over to spring/summer clothes. Just drop in if you would like.

Lacombe Christian School Auction

Mark Friday, April 16th on your calendar for this annual event to be held at the LCS gym. Supper & Silent auction begin at 5:00 p.m. with the live Auction to follow at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to donate anything or need something picked up, please call Ron Vink at 403-782-1719. Thank you!

Gearing up for Rehoboth Camp*

And we need your help! Please join us in getting camp ready for this next season. Our first work bee at Rehoboth Camp will be April 14th at 9:00 a.m.*rain, snow or shine! Even an hour or two is very much appreciated! Lunch will be provided. Call Hidde or Jackie at 403-782-7071 for more information.

Central Alberta Christian High School

Is hosting its annual Fashion Show at the school, on Friday, April 23, 2010. Doors open at 6:30 and the fashion show will begin at 7:00 p.m. This year all proceeds will be donated to the Central Alberta Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. CACHS Catering will be providing delicious desserts and a Silent Auction will be taking place throughout the evening. Tickets are $20.00 each, or $140. for a table of eight. There are only 200 tickets available and deadline to purchase tickets is April 20th. For tickets or more information, please contact Ann at the school at 403-782-4535.

You are invited to a Children and Worship Workshop

The workshop will be lead by Anelia Wierbos. Anelia is a local teacher who works with children and has valuable knowledge of the program and its approach. It will give you an overview of the program, as well as show you how to: Lead and administer the program. Prepare a special worship environment where the children will sense the awe and wonder of God. Tell biblical stories and parables, using wooden figures and other materials. Valuable networking and sharing. Wolf Creek Community Church will be hosting this workshop on Saturday April 24th at 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. Cost is $20 per person with lunch and snacks provided. Please RVSP by April 16th to Ann Hultink at jhultink@albertahighspeed.net or 403-782-4032.

8th Annual Fellowship CRC Refugee Banquet

There are still some tickets left for the 8th Annual Fellowship CRC Refugee Banquet on April 17th. There will be great Eritrean food and entertainment plus a Silent Auction. Tickets cost $65, and you receive a $35 tax receipt. Contact August at aguilla1@telusplanet.net for tickets.

Denominational News

The King’s University College

This spring we ask you to show your support for the mission of The King’s University College. Prayerfully consider making a gift in addition to contributions made to King’s through your church. Annual spring donations are a vital part of the university’s existence. To contribute to the 2010 Spring Campaign, please send your gift using the form that was mailed to you. If you have not received Spring Campaign information in the mail, additional copies & envelopes are available in the back of the church. Please feel free to take one if you are interested. Contact the Development office at 780-465-8314 or at development@kingsu.ca with comments or questions. Thank you for supporting Christian education at King’s!

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The Persecuted Church

Vietnam

Hmong Christian Sung Cua Po fled into the forest with his family on March 19th after being given an expulsion order. The family has suffered severe abuse from villagers and local Vietnamese officials in recent months. For example, in mid-February, Sung Cua's father pressured him to make offerings to family ancestors. Sung Cua held fast to his allegiance to Christ and refused to give in. Later that month, community members backed by police confiscated 40 sacks of paddy rice, which was the family's one-year supply. Police were also authorized to demolish the family's home if deemed necessary. Pray that God will protect and provide for Sung Cua and his family at this time. Pray that their example of steadfast faith will draw others to Jesus Christ. Pray that authorities will no longer harass Christians in Vietnam.

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