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2011-06-05 June 5 Bulletin


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 remember in prayer those with medical concerns: Ray Merkus, Henry Geldof, Albert Biel. May God continue to be near in his grace.

Thank you for your prayers, cards, visits and food after Eleanor's knee surgery. We praise and thank the Lord for a continuing good recovery. Eleanor and Bill Wildeboer

Do remember our seniors and shut ins in prayer: Tony & Henny Middag, Ann Vander Wal,

Tilly Biel and Lea Dykstra

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, June 12th

We have the installation of office bearers as they take up their work in the power of the Holy Spirit. We read the account of “Pentecost” from Acts 2. In the evening we read from Matt 25 as it describes “The final Judgment.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Bethel Safe Church Policy: 

TODAY is the start of a month long campaign to start the process of a mass sign up for a police checks. You will be filling out a Lacombe Police Service Criminal Record Check form and leaving a copy of your driver’s license or any piece of photo id. Your Safe Church Volunteer Profile form should be dropped off at the same time, it was given to you in advance to fill out a couple of weeks ago. I will be set up downstairs in the council and photo copy rooms for the whole month of June. Anyone involved with Council, Ministry Leadership Teams, Nursery, Youth leaders, GEMS, Cadets, Sunday School/Children in Worship, Coffee Break/Story Hour and Nursery, Friendship, Ushers and Hall Monitors and Circle of Friends are required to go through this process so that we as a church are covered in our insurance policies. All information will be compiled here at the church and when everyone has submitted all forms, I will then take all required paper work to the police station for processing. If you have any questions about the process or the forms please contact me. Dana van Gyssel

Reminder from the Deacons: 

There are two weeks left to fill your baby bottles with change for the Pregnancy Care Centre. Please bring your filled bottles on Fathers’ Day, Sunday, June 19th.

From the Outreach Ministry Leadership Team: 

We are planning a community garage sale here on the church parking lot on Saturday, June 11th from 9-2. Families living around the church will be invited to take part. We will set up tables for them to use. In this way we can get to know our neighbors and connect with the families around us. Church members are also welcome to bring items they might want to sell. We will be advertising in the paper and the community. The youth will be assisting by selling snacks and lunch as a fund raiser for their Mexico Mission work. We are looking forward to an exciting day. Questions contact Liz Stad 403-782-3444.

Garage sale 

If any members of the church wish to donate items for the missions team, please drop it off at Liz Stad’s house (5722-53 Avenue - around to the back deck) before Friday noon. Please, no clothing and only gently used items. Thank you.

Church Potluck! 

Our last potluck lunch was a hit! (We’ve worked out some of the kinks, e.g. long lines and hungry kids!) We are having another one on June 12th, after the morning worship service/coffee. Please bring some food to share and join us for a delicious meal and wonderful fellowship! For more information, talk to Debby van Iperen.

Bethel Youth News

Youth Mexico Mission Team 2012: 

There will be an opportunity to start fundraising for your 2012 Mexico mission trip. The fundraiser is on Saturday June 11th and will be held at our church. There will be a community garage sale and we will run a concession stand. If you are interested to help with this, please call Gerry 403-782-4170 or Trudy 403-782-7378 ASAP.

Junior & Senior Youth, You have been invited! 

Come celebrate the longer days of Northern Alberta on the peaceful property of Last Lake Guest House, west of Grimshaw, on June 24th- 26th. This will be a weekend of fun, games, team building and learning in Christ. If you are at all interested in this event check out the poster on the youth bulletin board or contact Dana or Wayne for more info.

Young Adults: Winnipeg Special Needs SERVE 2011

Covenant Christian Reformed Church in Winnipeg, MB is hosting a Special Needs SERVE project for young adults that may not be able to participate in a regular SERVE experience. The dates are from July 16 - 21 and there is still room for several more participants. If you have any questions contact Carol Vande Kraats. 204-669-5992.

Announcements

Lacombe Christian School Kindergarten Teacher

Lacombe Christian School has an employment opening for a Kindergarten Teacher for the 2011-2012 school year. LCS is an inter-denominational school (K-9) with enrolment of 350 students. Applicants should have a commitment for a reformed world and life view of Christian Education. The ability and interest in coaching an extracurricular sport would be an asset. Interested applicants are asked to apply by sending a cover letter, resume, statement of faith, and Philosophy of Christian Education, along with references to: Martin Folkerts, Principal Lacombe

Christian School. Phone: 403-782-6531, email: mfolkerts@lacs.ca.

Denominational News

New Website For DMC

Just in time for its 10th anniversary of providing resources for deacons and ministry leaders, DMC has launched a new website with the same helpful ministry resources, but re-organized and with a new design. Check us out at www.diaconalministries.com and, while you're there read the latest issue of Partners on "standing in the gap" with people who have disabilities.

SYNOD Starts Friday 

Find news, photos, live web casts and more on Synod 2009 at www.crcna.org. For daily updates by e-mail by sign on to the Synod News List (subscribe at www.crcna.org). The week-long assembly starts June 10 at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Prayer For SYNOD 

The congregations of the Christian Reformed Church in North America are asked to remember the synodical assembly in intercessory prayers on Sundays, June 5 and 12. Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will equip the delegates to serve in faith and obedience and will lead the Christian Reformed Church into new and challenging areas of ministry. May we together experience the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace as we strive to know and to do the will of the Lord.

The Persecuted Church

Tajikistan's Parliament

May adopt a restrictive Parental Responsibility Law, drafts of which ban children from attending religious activities apart from funerals. The latest text of the proposed law has not been made public,even though it is being discussed in parliamentary committees. It may be adopted by July, even though drafts of the law,which was initiated by President Emomali Rahmon, break the Constitution and international human rights standards. Local religious communities, independent legal experts and human rights defenders have condemned the draft, but Deputy Marhabo Jabborova, chair of a parliamentary committee leading discussions, told that he "is not aware of any comments from religious communities." Pray God will enable Christian parents to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to Christ so that their children will be encouraged to walk closely with the Lord as they grow up (Deuteronomy 11:18-20, 2 Timothy 1:5). Pray the people of Tajikistan will be granted religious freedom.

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