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2012-08-19 August 19 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.

Thank you to our Bethel Church family for the lovely planter, the patio heater, and the great, relaxing chairs; soon to be used when our deck is completed. Thanks for celebrating our anniversary in this way with us! Rod and Barb Venhuis

Please note in your directories that Dustin and Melanie Biel have moved to Ontario and their new address is: Apt. 1106 - 690 Wonderland Rd. N. London, Ontario, N6H 4T7

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, August 26th 

We read from Philippians 2 and Matthew 27 to see that in his great love God is truly self-sacrificial toward us. In the evening we turn to Romans 8 and Philippians 3 in affirming that no matter what we are held by our loving God. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Bridal shower for Michelle Hoekstra

All ladies and girls are invited to a Bridal shower for Michelle Hoekstra on Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship hall. Michelle and Rob de Regt are planning to be married here in Bethel on August 31st. Please bring a snack to share!

Bridal shower for Amy Stol

All ladies and girls are invited by the family to a bridal shower for Amy Stol (grand daughter of John & Teena Stol) engaged to Jonathan Ellens (son of John & Elsie Ellens) on Tuesday August 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Bethel Church! Come join in on an evening of fun and fellowship! If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kelsie Wiersma (nee Ellens) 403-506-6144

WANTED: Passionate Musicians! 

Bethel Youth Retreat 2012, September 7 – 9. Are you part of the amazing Jr. Youth, Young Peoples, or Young Adults of Bethel. Have a passion to serve the Lord through praise and worship? Maybe you know someone who fits this description... Whether you enjoy singing or playing an instrument, we would love to have you come out and join our praise team. Please contact Amberly Venhuis at 403-392-3596 as soon as possible so that we can begin practicing!

Church T-shirts

If you still have a t-shirt from Vacation Bible School, please place it in the photocopy room or give it to Kristin Van Stryland.

Circle of Friends 

is going well, serving many good meals each week. You can get involved. We need helpers, individual people or families. Helpers arrive on Thursday at about 4:00 p.m. to set up tables, serve the meal and help with the cleanup. We are usually finished around 6:15 p.m. This is a hands on way to reach out to the community. Contact Hilda Nowochin or Barb Vandyk.

Preschool Sunday School 

is looking for two teachers - one for the 4-5 year old class and one for the 3-4 year old class. This class takes place during the morning service and would be a 2 week on, 4 week off rotation. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Jen Zuidhof at 403-782-6672 or Laura Duckett at 403-784-3270.

Grades 3 & 4 Sunday School 

will be changing to a Treasure Seekers (grades 5 & 6) format for this fall. We are currently looking for willing congregation members to go down with the children to further discuss the sermon. All materials will be organized and ready for the kids and teachers. If you do not know what goes on in Treasure Seekers and are curious, go ahead and ask a Treasure Seeker or one of your EMLT members! If you are interested in helping out, please contact Laura Duckett at 403-784-3270.

Bible Study Time

We will be having an information and planning meeting to discuss new topics for a Bible study at Brad and Erin Lewins home on Monday, Sept 10th at 7:30 p.m. The current tentative schedule has Bible studies at the Lewin house every 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7:30 p.m. with a proposed start date of Monday Oct 1st. For more information contact either the Lewins or Bouwnans

Bethel Newsletter

Summer is coming to an end – we are past the middle of August already. Back to school sales are all over. So, the newsletter team is looking to get started again as well. We will be putting our September newsletter together next week Thursday. If you would like to submit something for the newsletter we ask that you have it to either Harriet Luymes, haraug@gmail.com or Anita Geldof, ahgeldof@shaw.ca by next Monday, August 27th.

Bethel Youth

Calaway Park! Today is the day! 

If you are interested in this event Please meet me in the council room right after this morning service. I need to know numbers today to line up drivers. All consent and liability forms will be handed out to be signed. Date of the trip is August 28th and we will be leaving from the church parking lot at 8 a.m. sharp. We will be arriving home around 6 p.m. just in time for family dinner. If you have a coupon for a reduced entrance fee from your mail or from the coupon book Please bring it. See you down stairs!!!

TNY Kick Off Retreat 

Grades 7 – 12, It’s that time of year again! We will be going to Bar Harbor once again on September 7-9, 2012. Our special guest speaker is Ron De Vries, our regional Youth Director. Please feel free to invite your friends for a wonderful weekend of great food, fun, a little beach time and our classic capture the flag game. The cost will be $30 and registration; liability/consent forms are located on the table in the foyer. If you need more information please contact Amaris.

Announcements

Prolife Motion 312

In September Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre is putting forth Motion 312 which requests that a special committee of the House be appointed and directed to review the declaration in Subsection 223 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada which states that a child becomes a human being only at the moment of complete birth. The goal is to have Canada recognize a child as human from the time of conception. Upon reading the material please sign the postcard in your mailboxes requesting your MP, Blain Calkins, to vote for this Pro-Life Motion 312. All you need to do is fill in Blaine Calkins name and put your return address on the card. Postage is already paid. Just fill it in and drop it in the mail.

Volunteer Training for Peer Counselors 

At the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre. On Thursdays mornings fromSeptember 13th – November 1st at 9 a.m. till 12 noon. For more information please phone Rebecca at 403-343-1611.

Upswing 2012 Children's Ministry Leadership Conference 

"HEAVEN" will be held at the Ellerslie Road Baptist Church on September 28 and 29, 2012. For more infor see poster in foyer or go to www.upsing.org and check it out online!

Persecuted Church

A teenager in Tanzania was recently sentenced to two years in prison after being accused of desecrating the Qur'an. Eva Abdullah, 17, converted to Christianity from Islam three years ago. Her parents disowned her after her conversion and a group of radicals in her hometown of Bagamoyo tried to persuade her to renounce her Christian faith. When she refused, they falsely accused her of desecrating a Qur'an. Many Christian leaders were afraid to defend Eva because of Muslim dominance in the district. On July 26th Eva was sentenced to two years in prison by a judge who was allegedly bribed by the Islamic militants. Praise the Lord for Eva's witness for the Gospel and ask God to strengthen her faith regardless of her circumstances (2 Peter 1:2-4). Pray the Lord will give her opportunities to share her faith in prison and use her testimony to strengthen the faith of believers all over Tanzania.

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