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2012-06-17 June 17 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 Ray Merkus with the celebration of his birthday on June 21st, to Dorothy Meindersma with her birthday on June 22nd and to Rena DeRuiter with her birthday on June 23rd. May God be with each of you in a special way on your birthday and in the year to come.

Alice Scholing needed to remain in hospital for a few more days as she regained her strength. We trust in God’s healing grace for her in the weeks of recovery ahead.

Further tests showed that Corinna Prins did break a bone in her ankle so she will need to rest for a time to let that heal. We pray for God’s healing grace for her in this time.

We continue to pray for healing for Polly Mooy as she is resting and receiving treatment through outpatient services with the Centennial center for mental health in Ponoka.

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

Baby Bottle Campaign 2012: 

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

Next Sunday, June 24th 

We celebrate the Lord’s Supper as we think of the “Holiness of God” from 1 Peter 2:1-10. In the evening we welcome Andy and Linda Horlings as they share their work with us.

Highlights from Synod 2012

  1. After six years of study and discussion Synod unanimously approved a new Form of Subscription called the Covenant of Officebearers. Along with being asked to affirm the traditional creeds and confessions of the church, the new Covenant also asks office bearers to recognize the witness of Our World Belongs to God: A Contemporary Testimony.
  2. Synod’s debate of the Belhar Confession led to its adoption as an Ecumenical Faith Declaration rather than a confession. This means it is not on the same level as the three historic confessions be we do honour it and recognize its importance in the Reformed denominations throughout the world.
  3. CRWRC (Christian Reformed World Relief Committee) name change to “World Renew” was approved by Synod. It remains a vital part of our denominational ministry.
  4. Synod approved 43 candidates for ministry of the Word in the Christian Reformed Church. The group of 37 men and 6 women included a husband and wife.
  5. Synod approved a ministry shares amount of $326.26 per member for 2013. Ministry shares funds are used to support shared ministries of the Christian Reformed Church. The approved ministry shares amount represents a 3 percent increase.

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.

Bethel Newsletter: 

The newsletter team has decided to take the month of July off. We will not produce a newsletter for July but will have one again for August. Just one summer issue. So, lots of time to find contributions telling us about your favourite summer activities or memories. Or write a poem in the sunshine and share it with the rest of the congregation. Or perhaps just a song of praise to God our Father for the beauty of life around you. Look for more information about our next newsletter towards the end of July.

Vacation Bible School 

Is taking place here in Bethel from August 7-10! All children ages 4-12 are invited to bring a friend to the IncrediWorld Amazement Park, where they will discover the beauty of God’s amazing creation. We are in need of teachers, helpers, craft coordinator, babysitters and kitchen help. Nursery is provided for all young children of volunteers. If you are able to help in any way, please contact Kristin Van Stryland at 403-784-3545 by Monday, June 18. Thank you so much for your consideration to start this exciting new ministry!

Bethel Youth News

Vancouver Mission Trip 2012 on November break! 

November 10th-16th, 2012.

This year at Youth for Christ/Youth Unlimited we are having a mission trip during the November school break! We will be going to Vancouver to work with LifeTeams and we only have limited spots. For more information or to register, Or e-mail: info@wcyu.org / call: 405-755-7825


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: 

NADC is seeking a temporary part-time administrative assistant who has knowledge of (PC) word processing/computer skills, organizing the logistics for events and meetings, and a strong Christian faith commitment. The successful candidate will work one day per week in the NADC (Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference) office under the direction of the NADC consultant. For more information contact Henry Bosch at 780-423-0456 or hbosch@crcna.org.

Tan’si, Edmonton Native Healing Centre

We are excited to announce we are having our Kid’s camp again this year at pioneer camp in Sundre. The camp dates are August 13-17, 2012 for aboriginal youth aged 8-12. Enhc needs your help in a few ways, we could use some kitchen staff, wrangler’s and dish people. If you would like a fun week of camp please check out our website for volunteer info. Secondly, we would like to send 10 kid’s to camp at a cost of $400 each or $4000 for the 10. If you would like to send a donation to enhc to help cover this cost please send it directly to enhc and receive a tax receipt for your gift. Contact info:www. edmontonnativehealingcentre.com, Ph: 780-482-5522.

Persecuted Church


Authorities say gunmen and a suicide bomber targeted two Christian churches on Sunday, killing 3 people and wounding at least 41. The attacks took place in the country's restive northeastern region and the so-called "middle-belt" in central Nigeria. The middle belt divides the country's mostly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south. The first attack took place in the central city of Jos, where a suicide bomber detonated his car outside of a church. Local officials say two people were killed and 41 wounded. Christian youths assaulted local Muslims in retaliation. Please pray for protection for the people of Nigeria, that the power of God's love would heal the enmity between people and bring a multitude of souls under the blood of Christ.

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