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2010-05-23 May 23 Bulletin


Our Church Family

Congratulations to Ria Jager as she celebrates her 81st birthday tomorrow. Wishing you a lovely day filled with lots of love and laughter with family and friends.

We want to pray for Craig and Marcella Van Stryland and the family as there are concerns about Craig’s health. A growth has been found and a biopsy is planned to determine what it is. Naturally this brings much worry to the family and we pray for God’s presence in the waiting, placing our hope in the Lord.

We extend our condolences to Alice and Herman Scholing and the family with the sudden death of Alice’s younger sister Swannie in Holland. In the sadness of loss we are comforted with the assurance of faith. May our Lord comfort all those who mourn.

Thank you for all the cards, food, and prayers you have extended to our family after the passing away of our Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. We have truly experienced God's love through all of you. Ken & Trudy Salomons & family.

Wedding bells: With great joy, we invite you to celebrate with us, the wedding of Leanne Bos to Luke Giles on Friday, May 28th at 2:00 p.m., here in Bethel church. Ralph & Pauline Bos

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

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, May 30th

We conclude our study of intentional giving with a reading from Daniel 1 and the blessing of intentionally living out our faith. We will also have the commissioning of Evelyn Eisses as she is taking up her work here at Bethel. In the evening we read from 2 Thessalonians and its description of “The Great Day of the Lord.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Election of Office Bearers:

The vote last Sunday affirmed Paul Prins and Wilf Ebens for the office of Elder and Wayne Bouwman as Youth Elder. Those elected as deacons were Bryan Noordhof and Terry Vandenborn. The installation service is planned for June 6th.

June Newsletter

It is time again to start thinking about your contributions for the next newsletter. June is the month of Father's Day and graduations. We would love to hear from all our grade 12 graduates - just a short paragraph about your plans for next year. If someone in your family is graduating from College or University - we would love to include that too so that all can be recognized and congratulated. You can email your contribution to any of us or put it in the newsletter mailbox in the foyer. Thanks so much for helping us make the newsletter each month. Laura Duckett, Harriet Luymes, Ann Wildeboer, Anita Geldof

Attention Children Grades 2-6

We are starting a children's choir here at Bethel! All children who are entering grade two in the fall through those presently in grade six are welcome to come! We are hoping to have practices right after church on Sundays (starting May 30th), with regular performances during the services. If this sounds like something that may interest you, please contact Sue Wildeboer or Evelyn Eisses by Sunday May 23rd.

From Krista Prins- Youth With A Mission Vancouver:

I've been serving with YWAM Vancouver for almost four years, most recently focused on hosting a large outreach during the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. I'm hosting a casual evening here at Bethel CRC this Tuesday, May 25th at 7:30 p.m., to share about what God has done in Vancouver and also what is next for me personally. YWAM Blackfalds will be there to share as well; they were part of the Olympic outreach and are also very active in Central Alberta. This is open to anyone who is interested. Coffee and snacks will be served! Contact me at krista.prins@gmail.com with any questions.

Mr. & Mrs. Club

Will have a potluck supper on Wednesday, May 26th at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship hall at the church. Besides the food, please bring your own dishes and cutlery.

Cadet Counselors and supporters of the Cadet program

You are invited to attend a work bee that will be held on Friday, May 28th starting at 6 p.m. till 10 p.m. Also on Saturday May 29th, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be cleaning up the 2014 International Camporee site. Falling dead trees and brush cleanup is on the agenda. So bring you chainsaws or axe, gloves, work boots, other machinery. You may camp overnight and Frank will provide breakfast Saturday morning. For more information contact Grant Zuidhof at 403 782-4002.

Bethel Youth News

To all students going to YC Audacious 2010

You are required to have a consent/liability form signed out by your parents. I ask that you hand them in before you board the bus on Friday, May 28th. If you wish, place the signed out forms in Dana’s mailbox any time before we leave. For some of you, multiple forms were given to hand out to your friends who will be joining us. It is important that they receive these forms so please hand them out quickly. If you need more forms or information contact Dana as soon as possible.

Payment for the bus and hotel room are also due before you board the bus. $90 will be asked of you unless you participated in the hiway clean up, then you are required to pay $40. Please hand in your money to Wayne before or on the day of departure. Contact Wayne if you have any questions about how much you owe.

The bus will be in Bethel’s parking lot at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 28th and will leave promptly at 4:30 p.m. We will be coming home on Sunday evening at 8 p.m.

There are still tickets available for YC.

Woodynook has seven tickets available - please call Mary-Jean Mulder at 403-782-4203 or talk to Wayne on Sunday. Our extra hotel rooms will be released on Monday.

Announcements

Friends and former members of Sonrise CRC of Ponoka

You are invited to celebrate our 25th Anniversary on May 29th and 30th. There will be a lunch & program at the Ponoka Christian school on Saturday, May 29th at 11 a.m. with a special service at Sonrise CRC on Sunday, May 30th at 10:30 a.m. For more information or to confirm your attendance, please contact Siebe Brouwer at 403-783-3278 or Gerie de Jong at 403-782-7431.

Drama Presentation:

Once again the Drama 20/30 class at CACHS is busy preparing for the annual drama production. Come join us this year as Seymour Twitt, the richest and most ruthless man in town, hires ace private eye Dudley Sharpe to find out who's been sending him threatening notes. Sharpe must begin to unravel the identities of 12 suspects at the Orient Express, a Chinese restaurant run by two Irish sisters and a German waitress. Will Sharpe be fortunate enough to crack the case and serve up justice on a pu pu platter? Come enjoy Murder at the Orient Express to find out! Dates - June 2nd, 3rd and 4th, time - starts at 7:00 p.m. - doors open at 6:30 p.m. Place - CACHS gym, cost - $10.00/ticket. Please phone the CACHS office at 403-782-4535 to reserve your tickets today!

It’s a surprise!

Surprise party to honour Mrs. Ruth Delorme from Lacombe Christian School. She has been teaching there since 1989, and this is her last year at LCS. If you were one of her students over the last 20 years, you’re invited to attend this surprise party. Younger students, please bring your parent(s) to enjoy this time with us on Tuesday, June 15th at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. Please arrive between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Mrs. Delorme will be arriving shortly after 4:00 p.m. and we would like everyone in the room prior to her arrival to surprise her. Activities include face painting and entertainment for the kids. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. Very important to RSVP by May 28th so that we can make sure that we have enough food and space for everyone. Please RSVP with number attending by May 28th at: jan@churchonthehill.ca.

The Persecuted Church

Egypt

A lawsuit filed by Mohammed Hegazy (27) to change the religion on his identification card from Muslim to Christian was recently suspended by an Egyptian court. The case has been suspended until the Constitutional court rules on a challenge to Article 47, a section of the civil code that, in theory, allows Egyptians to change the religion listed on their ID card. Mohammed fears that the court's suspension endangers his children's welfare and will force them to lead a double life indefinitely. "I didn't want them to have to go through the same harassment and persecution that I went through," he said. "My daughter won't be able to go to school without constantly fearing for her safety. She might even be killed simply because she is my daughter." Pray for continued endurance of faith and protection for Mohammed, his wife and their children, ages two years and three months old. Pray that Mohammed's identification card will successfully be changed to Christian. Pray that his case will embolden others to advance religious freedom in Egypt.

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