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2010-05-30 May 30 Bulletin


Our Church Family

We give thanks that Ann Vander Wal was able to return home and is feeling better.

Congratulations to Leanne and Luke Giles who were wed this past Friday. Wishing you both a lifetime of the Lord’s richest blessings!

We remember our Young People and their leaders as they are attending YC in Edmonton. Also the Young Adults are at a Classis Alberta North retreat in Jasper this weekend.

Wedding bells:

Along with Rev. Don & Beverly Neufeld, we want to invite you to witness the marriage of our children, Eleonora Voorbij and Graeme Andrew Neufeld. We hope to hold the ceremony on June 12, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. here at Bethel. If you want to congratulate Noortje and Graeme with their upcoming wedding and/or encourage us by the upcoming giving away of our youngest daughter, you are welcome to an open house on June 5th between 7 and 9 p.m. at our house. Jan and Jacoba Voorbij

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, June 6th

We have the installation of Office Bearers. We will read from 1 Timothy as it describes Christian leadership. We also have the privilege of witnessing the baptism of Taylah Wildeboer as Don and Amaris present her for infant baptism. In the evening we read from 2 Timothy and the call to “Preach the Word.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

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

Summer Pre-School Sunday School 

June 6th will be the start of our summer program for Pre-School Sunday School, so today will be the last Pre-School Sunday School class for those children entering Grade 1 in the fall. A Big Thank You to those who volunteered to teach our little ones this summer.

Attention Children Grades 2-6 

Anyone who is entering grade two in the fall or is currently graduating from grade six is welcome to join our kids choir- if you're interested or want to know more, please meet in the sanctuary immediately after today's service so we can meet each other! Thanks, Sue Wildeboer and Evelyn Eisses.

Bethel Youth News

Jr. Youth Swimming

The Lacombe swimming pool is booked for Saturday June 12th from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. for Jr. Youth. We haven't had much interest in it yet so anyone that is wanting to go please call or email me at 403-782-7903 or carinatenbrinke@hotmail.com. Please feel free to invite your friends and family, please RSVP for them as well. We can have a max. of 40 people so let us know as soon as possible. If we don't have at least 15 people booked by Tuesday June 8th we will have to cancel our reservation.

Announcements

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!

Denominational News

Volunteer with the CRC

Current opportunities posted include: Prayer Mission trip to Mexico; Service & Learning Teams to the Dominican Republic & Honduras; Maintenance & Improvement Volunteer (Malawi); Ministry to Street Youth (Guatemala). For details and to see the full list, visit www.crcna.org/ServiceLink

Your Opinion Counts

The Christian Reformed Church is conducting an important survey about Ministry Shares, the program that helps to pay for a wide range of ministries here at home and around the world. If you are a member, a regular attender, or a leader in your congregation, please take a few minutes to complete this survey online by visiting www.crcna.org/Research

The Persecuted Church

Morocco

Officials in Morocco recently expelled 26 foreign Christians, bringing to approximately 105 the number of Christians who have been deported in recent months. In March, more than 40 foreign Christians were forced to leave the country, reportedly due to Muslim hardliners pressuring the nation's royalty to show "Islamic solidarity." According to Moroccan law, foreigners who have lived in the country for more than 10 years cannot be deported unless they are accused of a crime. They also have the right to appeal the deportation order within 48 hours. Those expelled in recent months, however, were given only hours' notice and were forcibly escorted to the country's exit ports. Very few of the believers were able to appeal. Moroccan officials have cited "proselytism" as the reason for the deportations. It has also been reported that at least two Moroccan Christians have been beaten in recent days, and that police have brought other believers to police stations daily for psychologically "heavy" interrogations about the activities of foreign and local Christians. Pray for guidance and strength for the deported believers, who had to leave their families and friends behind and who have been investing many years of their lives into their community, business and charity sectors. Ask for God's provision for their loved ones. Pray that many followers of Christ will continue His work in Morocco (Matthew 9:36-38).

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