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2010-08-22 August 22 Bulletin


Our Church Family

Our condolences go out to Els Ebens and the family with the death of her sister Willie Horseman in Holland. She was 90 years old. May God comfort you and the family in this time of sadness.

Change of address: New address & phone number for Paul, Cindy, Ian & Corinna Prins - RR 1, Site 1, Box 27, Lacombe, AB, T4L 2N1. Phone - 403-748-2824 & Fax - 403-748-3807.

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 29th 

We reflect on the 6th Christian virtue – Self-control as it seeks in the power of the Spirit to restrain our various tendencies to excess. In the evening we are all invited to the annual Christian School Dedication Service that will be in Rimbey this year at the Church of the Nazarene at 7:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy a lovely drive and an encouraging service.

CRWRC- Pakistan Response

The number of people affected by Pakistan's massive floods could exceed the combine total of the Haiti earthquake, the 2004 tsunami and the 2005 Pakistan earthquake combined. The offering will be next Sunday, August 29, 2010, please prayfully consider giving generously to this needy cause.

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).

We still need one more teacher 

For the 3-4 year old Pre-School Sunday School class this next year. We have two teachers in place already, and we need one more to fill a two week on, four week off rotation. Please contact Jen Zuidhof at 782-6672 ASAP if you are interested or if you have any questions.

Triple Bridal Shower! 

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.

September Newsletter

The months are flying by and now we are ready to get our September - Back to School newsletter in your boxes. Please forward your contributions to any of the newsletter team or place it in the newsletter mailbox in the foyer. We look forward to this issue and we look at going back to school. Maybe you have a story about going back to school in the old days. We love to have the congregation share their stories with us. What a great way to get to know each other - to encourage one another. We are hoping that each of the ministries that start up in the fall will drop us a short note about their plans for start up. Friendship, Gems, Cadets, Coffee Break etc. We would really like to have a short note from each of you. Let us keep the congregation informed so we can plan and pray together. Thanks so much. We look forward to hearing from you. Laura Duckett, Harriet Luymes, Ann Wildeboer, Anita Geldof

Men's Praise Team

There will be a Men's Praise Team practice this Wednesday at 7:30pm.

Bethel Youth News

Summer Series Challenge: 

We are planning to have the ball hockey game this evening so bring your sticks and come out for a great game.

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 DanceonSaturday, September 11thbeginning at 3:30 p.m. at St. Albert CRC. Tickets are only $10.Watch for posters, pamphlets and ticket info coming to your church soon!

Denominational News

“GO” Missions Conference

What are you doing on October 2, 2010? Come to the “GO” Missions Conference at Bethel Community CRC in Edmonton, AB. If you are going on a short-term missions trip, have an interest in missions, want to know what’s happening in the missions world, wish to deepen the connection with your missionary/overseas ministry, or need help for your missions committee, this event is for you! Details are available from Christian Reformed World Missions at www.crwm.org. For more information, contact Trish De Jong at (800)730-3490 or tdejong@crcna.org. Please register by September 24, 2010.

The Persecuted Church

Pakistan

Church leaders are asking explicitly for prayer for Christians who are victims of the floods. Thousands of Christians have become homeless and lost the little they had. Christians are in the lowest sections of the population and they experience daily discrimination, threats and violence. "Muslim landowners and their relatives see Christian girls or women as their chattel; incidents are not being stopped by the government, and day by day the rate of rapes of Christian girls is escalating instead of plunging." With the added flood disaster there is despair and fear for the future. There is no safe place for Christians; shelters are situated in mosques where Christians easily fall a prey to Taliban and other extremists. They may be pressed to become Muslim. Pray for the victims of the floods; pray especially for protection for Christians; pray that they are not discriminated, but get also the help they need. Pray that relief work will reach even the areas which are totally secluded from the world. Pray for safety for the relief workers and that the aid arrives at the right destinations.

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