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2012-04-08 April 8 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.

Congratulations to Teus Vander Vlis with his 73rd birthday on April 10th and to Agnes Prins with her 79th birthday on April 13th. May God bless you both with a special day of celebration!

Do remember our seniors and shut ins in prayer: Albert & Tilly Biel, Lea Dykstra, Tony & Henny Middag, Lena Spelt, Grace Vander Veen and Ann Vander Wal.

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, April 15th 

We welcome our Youth Mexico Mission team as they will report on their work in Ensenada. We read from John 20:19-29 where the disciple Thomas has doubts about the risen Lord. In the evening we read from Revelation 16 and the “Seven bowls of God’s wrath.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Benevolent Fund Offering

Our offering next Sunday, April 15th will be for the Benevolent Fund. There has been a need for this fund and we would ask that you prayerfully consider giving generously next week so that we may continue our Benevolent ministries. Thank you from the Deacons.

Local Serve Opportunity 

Our “Circle of Friends (COF)” ministry is in need of a few people to step forward. OMLT is looking for people to continue this important ministry. COF presently serves between 35-60 people every Thursday evening here in our church. It is a diverse group: some seniors from the community and our church, some young families, single moms with kids and others. It is a wonderful ministry showing the love of Jesus and it is much appreciated by those who come. We need people who enjoy cooking as well as enjoy meeting and serving the people who come. If you feel you could help out let Darran Vreugdenhil, Melanie Biel or Angela de Regt know.

The GEMS Final meeting 

On Thursday, April 12th will be held at the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre in Lacombe. We ask that parents drop off the GEMS girls at 6:45 p.m. and pick them up from the pool at 8:15 p.m. Please bring swimsuits and towels along with the completed and signed permission slips. The cost of swimming, plus snacks and drinks will be covered by the GEMS club. If you have any questions or concerns please call Wannetta Brander at 403-782-2290.

The GEMS & Cadets Annual Kub Kar Races and dessert evening 

Is planned for Friday, April 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bethel fellowship hall. Each family from GEMS & Cadets is asked to bring a dessert to share. Any questions or concerns may be directed to Jeanne Ebens at 403-782-7872.

Wedding Shower: Attention Ladies! 

We are having a Bridal shower for Tracey Lindemulder on Friday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Tracey is marrying Joe Elgersman on May 4th here in Bethel church. If you are able, please bring a plate of goodies to share. For more information talk to Debby van Iperen. Thank you.

Safe Church Workshop 

Woody Nook CRC is pleased to be hosting Safe Church training workshops on April 18th and 19th at 7:30 p.m. Training will be presented by John Stellingwerff, the Safe Church – Abuse Prevention and Response Coordinator for the CRC churches in BC. On Wednesday evening training for Pastors, Staff, Council Members and Ministry/Program Leaders will be discussing Equipping Leaders and Protecting Ministry. He will be covering relational skills; understanding and responding to emotions, relational boundaries and safe guards. Positions of trust- understanding the risks and protecting ourselves, the ministry and the church. A video: “Not in My Church” will also be presented. On Thursday evening all volunteers ages 18 & up working with children and minors will be discussing Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention. Basic information on laws, reporting child abuse and responding to reports when protection is needed. Recognizing physical, sexual, emotional abuse indicators, and issues surrounding disclosures and supporting a child who discloses. A video “Put the Child First”; ‘The David Pelzer story: A Child Called IT” & “Scared Silent” will be presented.

*I highly recommend attending one or both of these workshops as John is a fount of information on the topics. If you have any questions about each of the evenings or would like information about Safe church, please contact me. Dana van Gyssel.

Bethel Youth News

Tuesday Nite Youth 

Will meet this Tuesday, April 10th. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Young Peoples

Advance notice: Young Peoples will meet for a Bible study at Aaron & Ryan Swier’s home next Sunday, April 15th after the evening service.


It’s time for the Christian Reformed World Missions annual Poster contest! 

Children & youth up to the age of 18 are eligible to enter. Entries must be postmarked by April 20th. For poster themes and other entry details, visit www.crwm.org/postercontest .

The Rocky Mountain College 

Annual Spring Concert, “Impact: an Experience of the Arts” will be held on Friday, April 13th at 7:30 p.m. at Centre Street church, Main campus, 3900 2 St. NE, Calgary. To purchase tickets please call 403-284-5100, ext. 0 or online at www.rockymountaincollege.ca.

Annual Gideon Banquet

Celebrating 100 Years of Bible distribution in Canada by the Gideons - reserve your ticket now for the annual Gideon Banquet. Come and be blessed by a great guest speaker, testimonies of God's faithfulness, a tasty meal by CACHS catering, an awesome singing group from Barrhead, and wonderful fellowship. To be held Saturday, April 21st at 6:30 p.m. at Central Alberta Christian High School. Please contact Ray or Eleanor Merkus at 403-782-1490 for tickets.

Camp Rehoboth: Volunteer Opportunity! 

Camp Rehoboth provides a one-week camp experience for people with disabilities at our camp at Gull Lake. As well as a lot of fun activities, part of this experience is teaching our campers from the Bible and sharing the love of Jesus with them. It is a life-changing and faith-building week for our volunteers as well. Our camper spots are filled, but our volunteer list still has many openings. We do not want to disappoint our campers by not having enough volunteers. Please prayerfully consider joining us for one of the following weeks:R & R week - July 2to 6, Adult week 1 - July 7to 13, Adult week 2 - July 14 to 20, Independent week - July 21to 27, Youth week - July 28to August 3. For a first-time applicant Q & A, check out our website at http://www.rehoboth.ab.ca/camp_program.html. No experience is necessary and full training and support is provided. If you are 14 or older we would love to have you join us for this unique opportunity! Application information is available online or by contacting Linda Rosendal at Rehoboth at 780-968-8483. See you at camp!

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