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2010-07-04 July 4 Bulletin

Welcome to worship as we gather in the presence of the Lord by the power of the Spirit to offer God our worship and praise. Do stay for fellowship and refreshments after the service.

Our Church Family

Dear congregation:
It was very good to be with my parents this past week. I stayed with Dad and helped with all the details of his day (giving my sister Karen a break). Dad remains weak and hardly eats. His faith is strong and he looks back on a long life of God’s grace and favor. We stay in contact by phone and email. We appreciate your prayers and trust in God’s loving care. Pastor Mike

Congratulations to Tony Middag as he celebrates his 80th birthday and Ernie Stebner as he celebrates his 87th birthday, both on July 7th. May God be with you both on your special day and in the year to come.

Due to his ill health, Tony Middag will not be able to have visitors for his 80th birthday. Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes!

You are invited to join Lawrence & Annette Sackmann as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 17th from 1 to 3 p.m. here in the Bethel fellowship hall.

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, July 11th 

We unpack Christian Virtue #3 “Peace.” Do you find that you get angry about things easily? Let Jesus bring you his perfect peace. In the evening we turn to the very practical letter of James and its message of “Doing Good Works out of Thankfulness” to God. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Lacombe Days Parade: 

Join us for some summer fun on our church float in the parade, July 17th! We need a music team, kids to ride bikes, and any willing hands to give out candy and ride the float! We are also looking for help with decorating on July 16th at 7:00 p.m. Talk to one of the Outreach MLT if you want to join the fun: Jeanne Ebens, Liz Stad, Pastor Mike, Jen Zuidhof, Evelyn Eisses, or Maddy de Regt.

Lacombe Days Church In the Park: 

If you are planning to attend the Lacombe Days church service on July 18th please sign up on the back table to help with being an usher! We need many volunteers, young or old, to help collect the offering. Your donation of ice cream pails would also be greatly appreciated! Evelyn Eisses

Bethel Youth News

Young Adult/ Young People Summer Challenge Series: 

The series is tied 1-1! This Sunday is game #3 – Kick ball, right after the evening service.

Young Adults Bible Study 

On John 17 will continue this Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Evelyn’s house. If you weren’t able to join us for the first week you are more than welcome to join this week!


Camp Rehoboth 

Is well underway, and we are in URGENT need of volunteers for the following positions:

Adult Week 2: July 10-16 – 1 nurse, 2 cooks, 18 counselors

Independent Week: July 17-23 – 10-15 more counselors

Youth Week: July 24 – 30 – 2-3 more cooks

Please contact Linda Rosendal, Kelvin VanDasselaar at Rehoboth, 780-963-4044 if you would like to serve Rehoboth Camp in any of these positions this summer.

linda.rosendal@rehoboth.ab.ca or kelvin.vandasselaar@rehoboth.ab.ca

Plans for GEMS Camp

August 9-13, at Gull Lake are proceeding well. There is still room for girls entering grade 5 to 8. The Nurse and a head Cook who had planned to come has had to decline. Consequently, we have an urgent need to fill those positions. If you can help, please contact Barb as soon as possible at 652-7078 or abnauta@platinum.ca. or to register at 652-1078 or gbbennik@platinum.ca.

Denominational News


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The Persecuted Church

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada's Religious Liberty Commission has issued a prayer alert in response to the disturbing comments made by high ranking government officials in Afghanistan, which have sounded an alarm worldwide. Some Afghan leaders are calling for imprisonment and even possible death sentence for Christians found guilty of engaging in “proselytizing” or evangelical activity. Currently, many Afghan believers are fleeing their homes to escape dragnet activity by their own government. Some believers are already reported missing. Pray: For the courage and safety of the Christians shown in the video report aired by Noorin, who have reportedly been arrested. Also pray for comfort for their families; For Christians within Afghanistan who have been living in fear since the government’s declaration, for their safety and for courage to continue to be His witnesses as he leads them. That Afghanistan’s Prime Minister and his Parliament would consider carefully their roles as ministers of justice and freedom, ensuring the safety of all their citizens as granted under their constitution. For Christians who reside in countries that are free of persecution, that they would act on behalf of their brothers and sisters in Christ who are in Afghanistan, influencing and impacting dignitaries and governments representatives who may have the power to intervene for the safety and freedom of Christians in Afghanistan.

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