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2010-07-25 July 25 Bulletin


Our Church Family

Congratulations to Lillian Mercier and Harry Van Stryland as they celebrate their 82nd and 79th birthdays today. We wish you both a wonderful day filled with lots of love and laughter with family and friends!

It is with profound gratitude that we express our appreciation for all who participated in the celebration of our anniversary. It was our honour! For the use of the facility, to those who helped setup and take down, it was a good day and we count ourselves blessed to be a part of the fellowship at Bethel. Thank you for the floral arrangement that graces our humble abode. God is so good! Our home is open and we welcome you. Lawrence & Annette Sackmann.

Thank you so much to the Bethel church family for flowers and cards received for our 60th wedding anniversary. Pearl & Wigger Meindersma

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, August 1st 

Pastor L.E. Sackmann will lead us in worship in the morning and Pastor Evert Gritter in the evening. Pastor Mike and Barb are in Ontario visiting with his family.

Sunday School Volunteers

We are looking for 2 (or more!) volunteers to teach the 3 year old pre-school Sunday School class from September through May. For more information, please contact Jen Zuidhof at 403-782-6672.

Sunshine Singers 

As many of you are taking off for holidays throughout the summer we will no longer be having Sunday practices. Check back in a month or two for further notice about when we will start up again!

Praise Team Workshop

Are you interested in learning more about praise teams, improving your vocal technique, and learning new songs? You are invited to Praise Team Workshop day on Saturday, August 21 at Bethel Church. This is for you if you play an instrument or sing- no need to have been involved in music at Bethel previously! Mark your calendars - more details to come!

Bethel Youth News

Summer Challenge Series: 

The next game is planned for this evening after the service. The YA’s are ahead 2-1 in the series. The game is bucket ball.

Attention All Young Adults! 

An Epic Paintballing Adventure is happening and you should join in! Saturday, August 14th at Camo Coulee we will be playing the great sport that is Paintball. Afterwards we will head to the Haayema's Farm nearby for a bbq. For more information or if you are interested you must contact Nic Haayema at 780-619-4523 by August 1st. (Also on facebook, search event "Another Epic Paintball Adventure")

Announcements

Wedding Shower 

All ladies and girls are invited to attend a friends, family and community shower for Kelsie Ellens and Stuart Wiersma, on Wednesday, August 4th at 7:30 at Wolf Creek Community Church. Come for a time of fun and fellowship. Contact Elisabeth DeVries at 403-782-4555 or for more information.

Help! 

GEMS Camp needs one more Cabin Leader since a counselor is now unable to come. If you can help, please call Barb at 403-652-7078

With Praise and Thanks to God

Rimbey Christian Reformed Church is celebrating 25 years as a congregation. A Banquet will be held at the Rimbey Community Centre on Saturday, September 11th at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the evening banquet are available for $20 each from Rose Grutterink at 403-843-6075 (please call after 6:00 p.m.). On Sunday, September 12th there will be a Celebration Service held in the Rimbey Community Centre at 10 a.m. to which you are all invited to attend.

The Persecuted Church

Nigeria

Muslims attacked the predominately Christian village of Mazzah, near the city of Jos, in the middle of the night of July 17th, killing eight people and burning seven houses plus a church building. Three people were seriously injured. During the attack, Reverend Nuhu Dawat escaped with one of his children, but his wife and two other children were killed. His grandson, Nanfa, was shot in the foot, thrown in a bathroom and left to die. Fortunately, he was found by the police and taken to hospital, where he is recuperating well. Villagers claim that although the security forces were called and arrived in time to quell the violence, they waited until the attack had ended before entering Mazah. The area is currently reported to be "quiet but tense." Some residents have fled the area in fear of further violence. The attack followed recent clashes. There is fear that such conflict could increase in the run up to elections expected early next year. Please pray that those who have lost loved ones will know God's comfort. Pray for Nigerian authorities as they seek to restore law and order in the region. Pray that those responsible will be brought to justice. Ask God to enable Nigerian Christians to respond to their persecutors in a Christ-like manner, with forgiveness and without retaliation.

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