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2011-03-27 March 27 Bulletin

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Our Church Family

Please remember our church family in your daily prayers at mealtimes and during your personal devotions. Continue to remember those young and old with ongoing physical, spiritual, and emotional struggles.

We give thanks along with Bryan & Yvonne Noordhof and the family as Miranda and Drew Foster were blessed with a baby girl. Shyane Autumn Hope last week. Mother and daughter are doing very well .

Please keep the Youth Mexico Mission team in your prayers as they are serving our Lord in Ensenada, Mexico. Pray for safety, health, and protection for the team. Pray that they may feel God working through them. This coming week they hope to build the home for the Moralez Juarez family. Pray also for Cirilo, Ana and their 5 children as they receive this new home and that it may be blessing to them. “Making A Difference, One Family At A Time”

We also remember other students and their leaders traveling in Vancouver and in France during this March Break.

We give thanks that Craig Van Stryland was able to eat a little solid food and he is slowly improving.

Do remember our seniors and shut ins in prayer.

Bethel News

Next Sunday April 3rd 

We reflect on the injustice of innocent Jesus being arrested in Matthew 26:31-56 and the reality of injustice in our lives and world today. In the evening we read from Galatians 5:13-26 as it explains the place of God’s Law for the Christian. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

April Newsletter: 

Another month, another newsletter. We look forward to hearing from you all. The stories are so interesting, an encouragement to all in their walk each day. At the end of April we celebrate Easter. If you have anything special, we would love to share it with the church family. Are you having a great time learning and growing in your Small Group Bible Study? Why not tell us a bit about it. Perhaps it will inspire some others to start a study of their own. Please have your contributions to the team by March 28th. You can look for the next edition in your mailboxes on April 3rd. Ann Wildeboer, Harriet Luymes, Anita Geldof

The Newsletter ladies 

Would like to remind all Small Groups that their activity reports be submitted for our next newsletter. This is your chance to let the whole congregation know what you have been up to and studying for the season. To the Ministry Leadership Teams, if you haven’t already done so please hand in your report from the congregational meeting.

Church Potluck 

The Fellowship Ministry Leadership team is hosting a Potluck lunch after the morning worship service on Sunday, April 10th. If you would like to join us, please bring some food along to share. We are leaving the choices up to you, so whatever you want to bring. Some suggestions: casseroles, buns, sandwiches, soup, finger foods, desserts, etc. We hope you will come! For more info you can contact Debby van Iperen at 403-782-0899.

The GEMS Counsellors are selling Dutch cheese again.

The order forms are in your mailboxes and are due with payment on April 3rd with delivery on April 17th. Please put orders in Wannetta Branders mailbox. If you have any questions contact Wannetta Brander or Jeanne Ebens.

Easter Program: "Morning Glory....It Happened at Easter" 

This year, Bethel is doing an Easter play much like the Christmas ones we have done in the past. The program involves all ages from nursery up to adults and is an excellent summary of the Easter story! It will be presented on Palm Sunday, April 17th at 3:30 pm and will be followed by a time of fellowship with coffee and goodies. Please invite your friends and neighbours to enjoy the afternoon with you! If any of you would like to be involved, please contact Harriet Luymes or Sue Wildeboer.

Seniors' Club Spring Bus tour

May 30th - June 1st to Radium. Seniors, if you are planning to come along on the bus trip and didn't make it to last week's Seniors' meeting, please phone Cindy Prins this week at 403-748-2824 to let her know you are planning on joining the tour. Your deposit and intention slip can be brought to the next Seniors' club meeting on April 5th.

Bethel Youth News

NO Young People's Social

There will be NO Young People's Social after the evening service. Young People's will continue on April 10th with a Bible Study.

Tuesday Nite Youth Games Night on March 29th

Being that it is Spring Break we leaders of TNY would like to host a games night here at the church for all those students who will be home for the break. So come for an evening of fun and fellowship! The Wii will be set up or you can bring your own ideas for a good time. Invite a friend, the more the merrier. Doors will be open at 7 p.m. but the games will begin at 7:30 p.m. Be prepared, the leaders have their game on! J


Family Fun Night! 

Acts of Light, the youth drama team from First CRC, Red Deer, will be presenting 2, one-act plays The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet and The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon! Come and join us for a whimsical retelling of a classic play and a fun, silly take on several well-known fairy tales! Performance dates are April 14, 15, 16 starting at 7pm and tickets are $10 each! Concession will be available during intermission. We are excited to share our gifts in this way with our community so please, invite a friend, neighbour, teacher, boss…and come on out for a fantastic evening of family fun enjoying the arts! The play will be presented at First (16 McVicar St) and tickets are available by calling the church 403.346.5659 or you can email the director: cathyvanessen@shaw.ca!

Building Blocks Thrift Store Spring Changeover 

It is that time of year again, on Monday, April 11th from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. we will be putting away winter and bringing our spring clothes out. Come join us for a day or an hour of work and fellowship. Lunch will be provided. Any questions please phone Sylvia at 403-885-2912.

Grandparents' & Senior Supporters' Day at LCS: 

"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by his good life, by deeds done in humility that comes from wisdom." James 3:13 In thankfulness for their contributions to the children of Lacombe Christian School, we are celebrating our Annual Grandparents' and Senior Supporters Luncheon, Monday April 18, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.. After lunch and a short program, we encourage our grandparents and senior supporters to visit the children in their classrooms. Please RSVP to the school office 403-782-6531 if you plan on attending.

Fellowship CRC's Refugee Committee 

Invites you to join us on Saturday, April 16 for our annual fund-raising banquet and silent auction. This year's menu features Afghani food. For more information and to reserve your tickets, contact Nancy Van Driel. 780-477-1587 or nancyvandriel@gmail.com

CACHS Fashion Show and Dessert Evening 

On Thursday, April 21, 2011 the CACHS students will be hosting their annual fashion show. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m, and the fashion show will start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and are available at the school office at 403-782-4535. All proceeds will be going to S.T.A.R.S. Be sure to come out for a great evening of fashion, desserts, music and a silent auction.

Denominational News

Winnipeg Special Needs SERVE 2011 

July 15 – 21, 2011. A SERVE Project specifically for special needs participants is being planned for this summer at Covenant Christian Reformed Church in Winnipeg, MB. The Special Needs SERVE is designed for people ages 14-26 with special needs that could not be accommodated on a traditional SERVE project. Participants are paired with other young adults ages 16–26 who act as mentors for the full five days. If you know a young adult who would be interested in being a participant or a mentor check the Youth Unlimited website. www.youthunlimited.org.

CRWRC Harvest Hope Update

In late 2010, CRWRC heard from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) that its $1.1 million funding proposal was denied. Your prayerful support is helping to span the funding gap and continue important programs around the world. Thank you for responding! CRWRC has received $250,000 for the Harvest Hope Campaign and has been encouraged by positive meetings with Members of Parliament and prospects for future CIDA funding. If you have not yet given a Harvest Hope donation, please visit www.crwrc.org/harvesthope or call 1-800-730-3490.

Refugee Sunday is April 3rd 

Sixty years ago, in the wake of World War II, members of the League of Nations signed a convention outlining the rights of refugees. Today, that document still applies to the estimated 40 million people who have been uprooted from their homes and the 10 million who will be relocated to new countries as refugees this year. Please join CRWRC in lifting these men, women, and children up in your prayers as we prepare to commemorate Refugee Sunday next week.

Missions Webinar Series 

Advocating Peace in the Middle East: Hope Equals is a network of US and Canadian college and graduate students who promote peace at home, and connect with Israelis and Palestinians working on reconciliation. On Apr. 6 at 7:30 p.m. (EDT), hear from Calvin Seminary students about what this CRWM program looks like on a college campus and how it brings missions and activism together. Presented by Micah Schuurman and Justin VanZee, Hope Equals campus leaders. Register at www.crcna.org/MissionWebinars.

Volunteer With The CRC!

The Christian Reformed Church has various volunteer opportunities available including a Christian Education Developer in Nigeria and a team of three or four to run an Evangelistic English Camp in Ukraine, plus a Chief Administrative Volunteer in Nigeria and a HIV/Aids tour in Malawi and Kenya this summer. For further information and other opportunities, please visit www.crcna.org/servicelink

The Persecuted Church

Saudi Arabia 

Two Indian Christian men working in the state of Riyadh, were recently arrested and sentenced to 45 days in prison. At approximately 8:30 p.m. on March 11, Vasantha Sekhar and Nese Yohan were beaten and arrested on accusations of "proselytizing." Their apartment was ransacked after they were imprisoned, and local Christians believe they were arrested to keep them from practicing Christianity privately in their home. An employer has returned the passport of one of them, making it clear that his job is no longer available, and he will be expelled. The other Christian awaits information regarding his legal status and job. Pray that these believers will be released. Pray that they will testify to the love and truth of the Lord in prison. Ask God to give all Christians ministering in Saudi Arabia grace, wisdom and endurance as they serve Him (1 Peter 5:10).

Schedule this week – March 27th

Offering: Mission support for Mark, Selina, Luke & Levi Patterson

Ushers: Ken Salomons & Peter Zuidhof

Lift Operator: Gerrit Meindersma

Sound: a.m. Henry G. p.m. Henry E.

Power Point: a.m. Stephanie p.m. Jordan

Greeters: Frank & Debby van Iperen, Ralph & Pauline Bos

Coffee:Art & Judy Hazelhoff, John & Teena Stol, Theresa Geldof

M.O.M. Amy Dowling
a.m. Jessica Heidelberg, Betty Scholing, Don Wildeboer, Michelle Hoekstra, Dylan Tenbrinke, Cheyenne Ebens
p.m. Lisa Tenbrinke, Courtney Brander

Preschool teacher & helpers:
3 & 4 year olds: Jo & Jan Rodenburg & Erin Vandenborn
4 & 5 year olds: Maddy Scholing & Brianna Venhuis

Schedule next week – April 3rd

Offering: Leadership Endowment Fund

Ushers: John de Regt Jr. & Bryan Noordhof

Lift Operator: Bill Noordhof

Sound: a.m. Travis p.m. Steven

Power Point: a.m. Heather p.m. Marcella

Greeters: Bill & Audrey Noordhof, Margaret & Janneke Roolker

Coffee:Henry & Anita Geldof, Walter & Ella Land, Peter & Natalie Rosendal

M.O.M. Roseanne Bangma
a.m. Sherry Tenbrinke, Gayle Vreugdenhil, Randy Wildeboer, Brett Vandenborn, Alana Ebens, Shelby Ebens
p.m. Wannetta Brander, Brianna Venhuis

Preschool teacher & helpers:
3 & 4 year olds: Jo & Jan Rodenburg & Diana Hoekstra
4 & 5 year olds: Maddy Scholing & Gabby Ebens

Weekly Calendar

Monday, March 28th 

7:30 p.m. Worship MLT meets

Tuesday, March 29th 

7:00 p.m. Doors open for TNY Games Night

Thursday, March 31st 

5:00 p.m. Circle of Friends supper

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