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2010-08-08 August 8 Bulletin


Our Church Family

Congratulations to Alice Scholing and Fenny Stegerman as they celebrate their 85th and 70th birthdays this Thursday. Also congratulations to Pearl Meindersma as she celebrates her 81st birthday on Saturday. To each of you we pray for a very blessed new year filled with the Lord’s richest blessings!

John & Elsie Ellens and Murray & Annette Wiersma would like to invite everyone to join them in celebrating the marriage of their children Kelsie Nichole to Stuart George, Lord willing, on Friday, August 14, 2010, at 1:00pm at Bethel Church

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 15th 

We hear God’s word from Ecclesiastes 5 and Luke 12 as it describes the Christian Virtue of Generosity. In the evening we read from the letter of 1 John as it expresses the truth that we are “Loved children of God.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Bethel Youth News

Summer Challenge Series: 

The Young Adults won a challenging game of Bucket Ball and lead the series 3-1. The next game is planned for this evening after the service. It will be ball hockey on the parking lot so bring your sticks.

Jr. Youth Mini Golf: 

We as a group will be getting together at the Double Dimple on Friday the 13th at 7 p.m. till 9 p.m.. Come one and all for a fun evening of fellowship and good golf! Bring a friend! Cost per game is $6.75. Please be dropped off and picked up at the golf course. If you have any questions please contact Carina Tenbrinke.

To all Tuesday Night Youth: 

The plans are coming together for our annual kickoff retreat at Bar Harbour Camp. The dates this year are September 10th to 12th. Our speaker is Pastor Rick Abma from Woodynook CRC. If you are in Grades 7-12, plan on coming to this exciting weekend! Look for registration brochures on the table in the foyer.

University of Alberta This Fall

Are you a student planning to study in Edmonton this fall? The CRC Campus Ministry at the University of Alberta can provide support for you in your life and studies, and can help you articulate your faith in an academic setting. The Campus Ministry provides opportunities for reflection, fellowship and reaching out to others. Come and meet other students at the Campus Ministry kick-off BBQ! Tuesday, September 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther House (10941-88th Ave). For more info contact Rick VanManen at (780) 492-5327 or rpvanmanen@ualberta.ca.

Announcements

Many Hands Make Light Work: 

Lacombe and district Volunteer Link is urgently seeking your help to clean a house of a senior in Lacombe. This lady is moving into the Lodge, so is needing her house emptied. You do not need to be a regular volunteer of Volunteer Link to be able to lend a hand. We will take anyone that is willing to work, male or female, young person as well as middle aged or older. If you are able to give of your time, please phone Grace Stolte at 403-885-4235.

Lacombe Christian School/Woodynook CRC Museum: 

As the history of LCS, now 65 years old & Woody Nook CRC, now 75 years old, are intertwined, we have been working at setting up a museum to reflect the story of both of these. Our aim is to have the museum finished by November when Woody Nook hopes to celebrate its 75th anniversary. The museum is located in the original school which has been moved to its original site just north of the Woodynook CRC. Many improvements have been done on the building, but help is needed with installing new doors, decorating the inside, sewing new curtains & painting the outside. We will be having an open house at the museum on Saturday, August 14th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Coffee will be on – drop in to see if you can lend a hand or give some encouragement to finish the museum. If you have questions, call the Siebengas at 403-885-4380 or the Weeninks at 403-782-7140.

Is God Calling You To Lead a Short Term Mission Trip? 

Find out how a Worldwide Christian Schools HANDS (Help Another Nation Develop Schools) trip can have a long term impact on the lives of disadvantaged children. On Saturday, September 11, 2010, WWCS will host a workshop at King’s University College in Edmonton to train those who are interested in leading a group of people from their church or community in the next 2 years. For more information and to reserve your spot please contact HANDS Coordinator Tim Bootsma at 866-360-4274 or tbootsma@wwcs.org or Mark Wolthuis at 780-886-8412 or mwolthuis@wwcs.org. Space is limited, so please RSVP by August 15, 2010.

2 bedroom unfurnished basement suite for rent at 11124 - 80 Avenue in Edmonton. It will be available on September 1, 2010, and is very close to the University of Alberta. Cost will be $1,000/month plus $1,000 security/damage deposit. A share cost of utilities will be with upstairs' tenants. Phone and internet is extra. No pets and no smoking please. . 8 month or 1 year lease. For more information please call Mike & Anna Opdendries at 780-438-7174

Denominational News

Volunteer With CRWM in Uganda! 

CRWM is seeking an individual to serve for one year as a Dairy Farm Manager. Responsibilities include training a local dairy farmer to assume the role of manager, working with CRWM’s ministry partner to develop a community transformation curriculum, and teaching an introductory course on dairy farming. For information about the “Farming in Faith” project in Uganda, visit http://www.crcna.org/pages/crwm_farming_in_faith.cfm. Visit www.crcna.org/servicelink for more information on the volunteer position.

International Business Conference 

Partners Worldwide, the business ministry partner of the CRC, is hosting the conference "Marketplace Revolution: Fighting Global Poverty Through Business" on Oct. 7-8 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Speakers include Richard DeVos, co-founder of Amway Corp., and Neal Johnson, author of Business as Mission. The event will draw Christian business, church and community leaders from around the world to explore how business can be part of the solution to poverty. Details and registration at www.partnersworldwide.org.

The Persecuted Church

Iran 

On July 18th, 15 newly converted Christians who were travelling to the city of Bojnoord to meet and to fellowship with believers were arrested in the city of Mashhad. Government security forces reportedly had previous knowledge of this trip and, in a pre-planned and coordinated effort, forced the bus carrying the Christians to be stopped en-route to their destination. The security then boarded the bus and arrested the believers. All 15 detainees were transferred to the Ministry of Information's central detention centre. In the days that followed, they were subjected to harsh and inhumane interrogations. After one week, 13 of the believers were conditionally freed, after they agreed to sign promissory notes and post bails. Two remaining detainees, 48-year-old Reza and 23-year-old Ehsan Behrooz, refused to sign any forms or post bail and thus remained in detention at last report.

Please pray 

The Lord will strengthen these new believers to help them to overcome this trial. Pray the two remaining detainees will be released without charge. Pray the Lord will minister to them and give them the grace and strength they need to stay strong.

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