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2012-06-10 June 1 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 wish Dave Moniuk a blessed birthday as he celebrates on June 14th. May God bless you in the year to come as well.

We are thankful Alice Scholing was able to go home this week and we trust in God’s healing grace for her in the weeks of recovery ahead.

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, June 17th 

Is Father’s Day and we reflect on the pledge in Joshua 24:15 “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” In the evening we offer praise to God with the words of Psalm 73. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Synod 2012 

June 8th-14thwill convene on the campus of Redeemer University College in Ancaster Ontario. The 200+ delegates will review the regular ministries of our church. They will also address three significant issues: the place of the Belhar Confession, our Stewardship of Creation in regard to global warming, and a new Form of Subscription. The agenda, supplements, reports, and tentative schedule are available at the crcna.org website. We pray for our Lord Jesus to lead us as church in serving him.

Baby Bottle Campaign 2012 

The Bethel Deacons would like to remind the congregation to bring your bottles in next week to be collected for the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre. If you have any questions about this fundraiser please contact any Bethel Deacon.

Carpet cleaning

The carpets in the church will be cleaned on Monday afternoon and Tuesday this week. We ask that you not come in the building (unless you have a meeting scheduled in the evening!) so that the carpets can dry without being stained. Thank you from the janitors.

Pre-School Sunday School

Right now there are teachers for only half of the weeks during the summer. If no teachers step forward, Sunday School will be cancelled those weeks. If you would like to volunteer to teach a week, please contact Jen Zuidhof at 403-782-6672.

Church Picnic: 

Mark your calendars for Monday, July 2nd. The FMLT will be hosting our annual picnic at the school grounds across from our church. More details will follow.

Vacation Bible School 

Is being planned for August 6th-10th! We are in need of teachers, helpers, craft coordinators, babysitters and kitchen help. If you are able to help in any way, please contact Kristin Van Stryland at 403-784-3545 by Monday, June 18th. Thank you so much for your consideration to start this exciting new ministry!

Bethel Youth News

Bethel Young Adults 

Wrap up BBQ will take place today, June 10th at Rod Venhuis' home. A nice way to end off our year together, hope you can all come and look forward to seeing you there!

Attention all Youth: 

There will be ‘chicken pickin’ at the Van Stryland’s on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. We will begin with a light supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by chicken picking. Please meet at the church by 5:15 p.m. if you need a ride.

Canadian Badlands Passion Play: 

We are looking at going as a group to the Passion Play in Drumheller this summer. Sunday, July 15th is the day we plan to go. If you would like to join us please call Wayne at 403-348-7214 so we know how many to expect. Student price is $33 and adult is $41.

Announcements

An invitation to all past and present Deacons 

Of Central Alberta to gather together on June 13th at 7:30 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Community Church. To honor Henry Bosch, DMC Coordinator, who will be retiring May 2012. Please rsvp before Sunday June 10th to Louisa Vande Bunte –Diaconal Ministry Developer at 403-786-1080 or 403-392-0143 email: buneyk@buneyk.nl

NADC/King’s Honduras Water Project 2012 

The 14 members of the HWP team have arrived back in Canada after their 3 week plus stay in the community of Gracia al Dios (Thanks be to God) Honduras. While the water system is not completely finished yet, the team has made a good start and they expect it will be fully operational later this year. We thank God for their safety, the work done, and the relationships that have begun. To check out a summary, go to http://carolpaquette.blogspot.ca/.

CLAC is Hiring

Are you looking for a Change? CLAC is currently hiring to cover a maternity leave in our Edmonton office for a Remittance Processing Coordinator. For more information on this position look on the foyer bulletin board.

Job Opportunity: EduDeo Ministries 

(www.edudeo.com), located in Hamilton ON, is looking for a Canadian Partnership Coordinator who will be responsible for promoting vision, mission and programs to Canadian partners, giving primary attention to Canadian Christian schools. Send cover letter and resume by June 23 to careers@edudeo.com. A full job description is available on our website

Persecuted Church

Pakistan

A Christian pastor has been accused of blasphemy and threatened with death after quoting from the Qur'an during a sermon. Pastor Joshua was arrested on May 24th after a large crowd led by Muslim clerics gathered around the church to complain about his quoting from Islamic scriptures. Pastor Joshua was raised as a Muslim, which is believed to be one of the reasons for the accusations made against him. He was released without charge after partners of VOM Canada's sister mission, Release International, intervened on his behalf. He and his nine-year-old son are now in the protective care of Release partners. Pray that God will guide and protect Pastor Joshua and his son. Pray that God will use Pastor Joshua's background to bring many to Christ. Pray that those who oppress Christians in Pakistan may experience repentance and salvation, just as Paul did (Acts 9:1-19).

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