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2012-07-22 July 22 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 Lillian Mercier and Harry Van Stryland as they both celebrate their birthdays this Wednesday. Wishing you both a wonderful day filled with our Lord’s richest blessings in the coming new year.

Please make the following changes in your new Church directory:

Peter & Jan Zuidhof, the residence address should be #3 Greystone Drive, not Greystone Ranch.

Tony & Henny Middag, the Box number should be 79 not 49.

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 29th 

Mark Patterson will lead our morning service and August Luymes will lead worship in the evening

Vacation Bible School:

We are still in need of one teacher and a couple of helpers to make sure Vacation Bible School is able to run! If you are able to help out during the week of August 7-10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, please contact Kristin Van Stryland at 403-784-3545.

Vacation Bible School Craft Materials: 

The following materials are needed for VBS crafts: toilet paper and paper towel rolls, and any CD’s/DVD’s that you no longer need. Please place materials in box under the church mailboxes. Thank you!

There will be a Vacation Bible school meeting 

This coming Tuesday, July 17th at 7:30 p.m. All volunteers for Vacation bible school are asked to attend this meeting at the church.

Bethel Youth

The annual Young Adult hike is July 27th to 29th in the David Thompson area (past Nordegg). We will be leaving from Woody Nook CRC on the Friday at 6 a.m., and returning on Sunday evening. $50 is the registration. Please hand it in to Pastor Rick to register and you will receive more information at that time. Deadline for registration is July 23rd. For more info contact Pastor Rick Abma at 403-505-9897.


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.

GEMS Camp 2012

August 13th – 17th. Only 3 weeks away! We still urgently need one more Cabin Leader and Junior Counselor. Please pray for God's blessing over this ministry and on every young girl whose heart the Lord will touch and on all those who have volunteered to help out. Thank you all, for supporting us with your donations towards the food lists that have been sent out to churches sending girls and staff and especially for your prayers. Contact: Barb Nauta at 652-7078 or abnauta@platinum.ca .

Persecuted Church


Authorities in China recently raided two church-organized summer camps for elementary school students. On June 6th, officials converged on the classroom, recording the names of everyone present and confiscating a computer and projector. Three teachers were taken for questioning and officials stressed that children may not become religious believers. They ordered the church to stop hosting classes and said since the church was not registered it was not legal. As a result of international pressure, authorities have since returned the confiscated property and the church has been able to resume meeting normally. Also in early July, police in the far western region of Xinjiang raided a house church Sunday school, rounded up 70 children and their teachers for questioning, and locked up seven teachers in a local detention centre. Some of the children's parents and school principals and teachers were also summoned and questioned. Please pray that children who hear the gospel message through church-organized camps will take the life-saving message home to their families and communities. Pray that God will strengthen young believers to follow in the example that has been passed down to them by their leaders (1 Corinthians 4:9-14, 16). Please pray that God will work in the hearts of officials involved in the raids, leading them to know His Son.

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