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2012-07-08 July 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.

A BIG thank you to the Fellowship MLT for putting on the Church Picnic this past Monday. It was a great turn out of about 100 people and by the end of the afternoon everyone was fed up with good food and played out.

Mr. Albert Biel has been in and out of the Ponoka hospital with various health concerns. He remains in good spirits though he is getting weaker. We seek the sustaining grace of our loving God in his life and for his wife Tilly.

I would like to thank all of the members of the congregation who generously donated to my New Zealand DTS fund. I greatly appreciate it and ask for your prayers as I leave this Thursday to serve the Lord with YWAM New Zealand. Martha Stad

We pray for safe travels for Martha Stad as she makes her way to New Zealand on Thursday to be part of a YWAM – Discipleship Training School (DTS) focused on building faith and serving in the area of medical and health ministry. May God richly bless your time of learning and ministry.

Please make the following change in your new Church directory; for Peter & Jan Zuidhof, the residence address should be #3 Greystone Drive, not Greystone Ranch.

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, July 15th 

We confront a wrong view of God that feels he is untrustworthy and that we cannot step out in faith, trusting in him. Actually “God is completely trustworthy.” In the evening we confess the first basic truth of our F.A.I.T.H. - that “Humanity is Fallen” from Romans 3:9-20. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

On Sunday, July 22nd 

We join with the other Christian churches of Lacombe to worship. It is our annual Lacombe Days service. It begins at 11 a.m. and is once again at the ME Global athletic field (next to the composite high school). Breakfast will be served on site starting at 8 a.m. by the Wolf Creek Community Church. We will not have a morning service at Bethel but we will have our regular evening service.

Bridal Shower

There will be a bridal shower for Ingrid Kleinlugtenveld – bride-to-be of Dan Luymes on Monday, July 9th here at Bethel. Come join us at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of celebration and fellowship. This will be a gift-card shower, allowing Dan and Ingrid to enjoy a variety of shops and restaurants. Bring a gift card for your favourite store, whether clothing or house wares or groceries or music or books or restaurant – the choices are almost endless. We look forward to seeing you there. Please feel free to bring a snack to share with the group. If you have any questions, please contact Anita Geldof

Lacombe Days is taking place July 19th-22nd and you have an opportunity to be involved! We are still in need of volunteers in the following areas: float decorating, kids to ride their bikes alongside the float, people to walk alongside the float and hand out information sheets and candy, and volunteers to help with the race on the morning of July 22nd. If you are able to help in any way, please contact Kristin Van Stryland at 403-784-3545 or at kristinvanstryland@hotmail.com. Thank you!

Vacation Bible School: Helpers needed! 

Helpers and nursery help are still needed to make sure Vacation Bible School runs smoothly. If you are free August 7-10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, please contact Kristin Van Stryland (403-784-3545).

Empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls are needed for a VBS craft. Please save your empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls and place in the labeled box under the mailboxes. Thank you!

Announcements

Building Blocks Thrift Store 

has one paid position available. Every Saturday, except long weekends, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please contact Bert Tenbrinke at 403-782-7200 or John de Regt at 403-782-5094 if you are interested.

The Rehoboth Christian Ministries Board of directors

Is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ron Bos as the new Chief Executive Officer. Ron will commence his role as CEO on August 20, 2012. Ron possesses numerous years of experience in managing and leading communication branches in various services within the Government of Alberta, radio media, and for the past three years as Executive Director with Emmanuel Home Seniors’ facility in Edmonton. Currently Ron holds the position of President with the Parkland Immanuel Christian school board, has served as a church elder and with the executive of Providence Canadian Reformed Church Council. Ron is eager to lead the management team and staff in accepting God’s charge to “make room” for, and meet the needs of persons with developmental disabilities.

CRWRC Disaster Response Services 

(DRS) representatives monitoring wildfires in Colorado report that the largest fires are 75-100% contained. More than 90,000 acres have burned and 650 homes were destroyed. Members of Cragmor CRC who were evacuated have returned to their homes. CRWRC-DRS is ready to respond as soon as access is possible. You can help by donating to “Colorado Wildfires 2012” online at www.crwrc.org/donate, by calling 1-800-730-3470 or by mail to: CRWRC, 3475 Mainway, STN LCD 1, Burlington, ON, L7R 3Y8.

Persecuted Church

Kenya

On July 1st, several militants launched simultaneous attacks on two churches in Garissa, Kenya . In the first attack, assailants threw grenades in a church building before entering and shooting. Others were shot by gunmen as they fled the building. At least 17 were killed in the attack, including two police officers who were on guard as a precaution against militant Muslims. The second attack occurred at a church just two miles away. Three were seriously injured when grenades were thrown into the building. More than 70 others were injured as a result of the two attacks. Please pray for believers in Kenya who have suffered injury or the loss of loved ones. Pray that they will remain steadfast in the faith (1 Peter 5:8-10). Pray for God's intervention to end al-Shabab and for the spread of the gospel amongst Somali and Kenyan Muslims.

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