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2010-08-15 August 15 Bulletin


Our Church Family

We are thankful that our husband, father, and grandfather is gaining strength and recuperating slowly. He is very weak and needs continued care. He will remain in the Lacombe Hospital for now. We thank you for your prayers, visits, and words of encouragement. The Scholing family

Congratulations to Annette Sackmann as she celebrates her 83rd birthday today! We pray for continued blessings throughout your new year!

To Dustin & Melanie Biel (nee DeGraaf) we offer our congratulations to you. The couple was married here at Bethel on August 7th. May God continue to bless you as you start your married life together.

Congratulations to Jessica Noordhof and Dagan Collet as they welcomed their new baby girl into the world on Tuesday, August 10th. Kirah Mary arrived weighing in as 6 lbs 4 oz. Mom, baby and Dad are doing well. Congratulations also to Bryan and Yvonne Noordhof, the proud grandparents!

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 22nd

Pastor Mike has a Classical appointment in the vacant Sonrise CRC in Ponoka. August Luymes will lead in worship in the morning. In the evening we read from the letters of 2 & 3 John as they ask us, “Are you walking in the truth?” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

MLT's 2011 Budget

In September we start compiling a budget for the next year, therefore at you next ministry team meeting please draw up a budget for the 2011. My request is that I have this information in my mailbox in early October. Thank you on behalf of the General Administration Leadership Team, August Luymes

Substitute Teachers Needed!!!! 

We are in need of a few substitute teachers for "Treasure Seekers", and Grades 3 & 4 Sunday School. If you can help with this, please call Mar-Deb (782-5094).

TRIPLE BRIDAL SCHOWER! 

We will be hosting a triple bridal shower for Carolyn Koetsier, Maddy de Regt and Jennifer Schonenburg on Wednesday August 25th at 7:30 pm. It will be a recipe/grocery/pantry shower and held in our fellowship hall. Carolyn will marry Keith Giesbrecht on September 10th, Maddy and Trent Scholing’s wedding is on September 18th and Jennifer and Michael Oudman have their special day on September 24th. So, write up your favorite recipe, add some of the ingredients, wrap it up and come out for an evening of fun & fellowship.

Praise Team: 

There will be a praise team practice for the August 22nd A.M. service on Thursday, August 19th at 7:30 p.m.

Praise Team Workshop: 

There's still time to sign up! Let Evelyn know if you are interested in attending this Saturday, August 21st for a fun day of learning music theory, new songs, vocal technique, and more! It will go from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with lunch provided! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Bethel Youth News

Summer Series Challenge: 

Due to a small turnout last week, young peoples will take on the young adults tonight in a game of ball hockey. Bring your sticks.

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.

Start Your Engines Young Adults!! 

Classis Alberta North Young Adults are offering you the opportunity to participate in a Car Rally, BBQ and Square Danceon Saturday, September 11th beginning at 3:30pm at St. Albert CRC. Tickets are only $10.Watch for posters, pamphlets and ticket info coming to your church soon!

CRC Campus Ministry at the University of Alberta

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

Timothy Trek: 

Contrary to what the DVD said last Sunday morning, there will not be a Golf Tournament happening in support of Youth Unlimited/Youth for Christ, but rather the annual Timothy Trek! This year's Timothy Trek, a run of either 2.5km, 5 km, or 10km, will be held on Saturday September 18th, 2010 in Lacombe in support of Gull Lake Centre and Youth Unlimited/Youth for Christ. Money raised goes towards providing quality programs that reach youth and children from across Alberta. You can go to www.timothytrek.com for more information or to sign up.

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.

Denominational News

Ride Your Bike, Help The Hungry

This October you can ride your bike for CRWRC in Ride for Refuge, a fund raising bike-a-thon happening in cities across Canada. Bike routes range from 5 miles to 60; anyone can ride, just be sure to select “CRWRC – World Hunger” or “CRWRC – Disaster Response” as your nonprofit. Form a team as a church or start your own, hope you can ride with us! Go to www.rideforrefuge.org to learn more.

CRWRC Says Thank You! 

Because of faithful giving from CRC churches and families like yours, CRWRC successfully navigated and concluded an extremely challenging fiscal year without making significant cuts to ministries around the world. Because of you, CRWRC will continue to address poverty, hunger, injustice, and disasters like the Haiti Earthquake. Thank you for your generous support!

The Persecuted Church

North Korea 

Three leaders of an underground house church in North Korea have been executed and 20 of their Christian associates jailed. North Korean police raided a house and arrested all 23 believers who had gathered for a "religious function. "Three "ringleaders" were tried, sentenced to death, and executed soon afterwards. The other 20 were reportedly sent to prison camp. The arrests and executions happened in mid-May, the news, however, only recently emerged from the so-called "hermit kingdom." The 23 Christians had reportedly come to faith after some of them travelled to mainland China on business and came into contact with the church there. Please pray for believers in North Korea who follow Jesus at great risk. May they have opportunities to meet together to provide encouragement to one another. Pray for all those in authority in this nation, ask the Lord to favour them with wisdom, compassion and the light of the Gospel. Please pray that those in prison may know of the love and presence of their Heavenly Father.

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