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2010-07-11 July 11 Bulletin


Our Church Family

We remember those who are travelling about for summer holidays and wish them restful days and travelling mercies.

Congratulations to Pearl & Wigger Meindersma with the celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary today. As a church family, we offer you both best wishes and the bouquet of flowers in the sanctuary. May God bless you both today and in the years to come.

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 18th 

We join other Christians for our annual combined service in Michener Park in conjunction with the Lacombe Days festivities. The service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Come out for the free WCCC breakfast beforehand. Various church members and leaders will be taking part in the service. In the evening we turn to 1 Peter and the reality of Suffering for our faith in this world. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Lacombe Days - Church in the Park:

If you are planning to attend church in Michener Park next Sunday, we're asking for your help with collecting the offering- you can sign up on the back table! We need many volunteers, young or old, to help pass the offering pails around. Also, thank you to those who have provided generous donations of ice cream pails! -Evelyn Eisses

Parade Float Praise Team:

There will be a practice on Thursday night, July 15th at 7:30 p.m. for those of you who agreed to sing and/or play on the parade float.

Lacombe Days Parade: 

Join us for some summer fun on our church float in the parade this Saturday, July 17th! We need a music team, kids to ride bikes, and any willing hands to give out candy and ride the float! Meet us behind the arena at 9:00 a.m. this coming Saturday. We are also looking for help with decorating on July 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Marvin Ebens’ shop. 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.

Bethel Youth News

Young Adult/ Young People Summer Challenge Series: 

We were rained out last week so we are going to try again this evening with our game of Kick ball, right after the evening service.

Announcements

Fellowship & Prayer: 

Ladies from Central Alberta will be getting together at the Ellis Bluebird Farm on the morning of July 13th for a time of sharing, fellowship & prayer. This Prayer Connection is being hosted by the Lacombe Christian Women's Club. For more information or to RSVP, please call Cora @ 403-782-6233.

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

Denominational News

CANADIAN ABORIGINAL MINISTRY COMMITTEE: 

Did you know…that the Aboriginal communities of western Canada celebrate “Back to Batoche Days” each year in July? Here they celebrate the uniqueness of the native culture, the gifts of music and dance given by the Creator, and the hope they have of a future in our great land.

BEGINNINGS FAMILY SERVICES:

Prayer Request - Beginnings requests your prayers for a young woman struggling to choose between terminating her pregnancy, opting for adoption or keeping her child. Learn how we build strong families by visiting www.beginnings.ca.

The Persecuted Church

Indonesia

Christians in Bekasi, West Java have faced growing opposition in recent months from Muslims opposed to "Christianization." On July 5, a banner with the picture of a Christian man with a noose around his neck was hung on the front of a mosque in Bekasi, stating, "This man deserves the death penalty." The man, Andreas Sanau (29), is one of two men accused of organizing mass baptisms. The accusations came after busloads of poor villagers arrived at a Christian relief agency on June 30 as part of an outreach program. However, baptism is not a part of the program. Church services throughout the city have been repeatedly interrupted and Christians threatened. In June, the Bekasi Islamic Congress met and set up a "mission center" along with a youth army to oppose Christian efforts. There is also a push for sharia law in the region. Pray for protection for Christians in Bekasi. Pray that the threats against Andreas will not be acted upon. Pray that the authorities will protect the Christians against opposition from militant Islamic groups.

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