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2013-03-03 March 3 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.

Our family of the week is John & Ria Jager and we congratulate them as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on March 5th. We give thanks for God’s many blessings through the years and trust in his goodness in the years ahead. Please keep both John & Ria in your daily prayers this week.

Grace Vander Veen is moving from the care facility in Bashaw to one of the new units at the Royal Oak Village here in Lacombe. We are thankful space was available and she is closer to her family and support community.

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, March 10th 

we continue in Lent remembering the suffering of our Lord Jesus as he made his way to the cross. We read about Mary Magdalene from Mark 15:40-16:11 and try to “see ourselves as Jesus sees us.” In the evening we will have our annual prayer service, offering prayers to God for his blessing on our work, homes and community. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Council nominations

Once again it is time to consider Council nominations. This year we have two deacons (Bryan Noordhof and Terry Vandenborn) a Youth Elder (Wayne Bouwman) and two elders (Wilf Ebens and Paul Prins) completing their terms. Who is eligible for nomination? All office bearers are given a minimum two year break between terms of service. Those who are therefore ineligible are: John de Regt, Henry Eisses, Scott Fraser, August Luymes, Craig Van Stryland and Darran Vreugdenhil. Women are eligible for the position of deacon. You do not need to speak with each person you nominate and you can nominate as many people as you feel are qualified. The district elders will officially approach people with the appropriate amount of nominations.

The present Council members are: Wayne Bowman, Bindert de Jong, Rod Duckett, Wilf Ebens, Henry Geldof, Art Hazelhoff, Pete Heidelberg, Bryan Noordhof, Gerald Noort, Paul Prins, Peter Prins, Herman Scholing, Andrew Tenbrinke, Terry Vandenborn, Pastor Mike Vandyk, John van Gyssel, Rod Venhuis, Donald Wildeboer and Rick Wildeboer.

An actual nomination form will be given to you today, March 3rd during the offering and collected as you leave the sanctuary. At that time you fill in the names of those you feel are gifted to serve. Those who cannot be present today can make other arrangements to submit their nominations. If you have questions please contact Peter Prins. We seek the Lord for his guidance in this process. Council deeply appreciates your prayerful consideration on this matter.

Dutch Cheese Orders: Today, in your mailboxes you will find another chance to order Dutch cheese. All orders must be placed in Wannetta Brander's mailbox by March 10th and the order will be ready for pick up from church on Sunday, March 24th. Thank you for your support.

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Peoples 

will meet today after the evening service for a social at Daniel Venhuis’ home.

Young Adults

There will be a Young Adults Bible study after the evening service today. We will meet here in the church.

There is NO Tuesday Nite Youth 

as the leaders will be meeting in preparation of the coming month.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Are you alone in life? 

Would you like to meet men & women alike between the ages of 40 to 70 years for fun and Christian fellowship? We are organizing a very active group. Our activities will include hiking, biking, wiener roasts, camping, movie nights and much more. If you are interested in joining our active group please call 403-782-7745. Please leave a message if there is no answer.

Is your family experiencing transition due to separation or divorce? 

Come and learn more about children’s perspectives and effective strategies to move forward. There is a public seminar sponsored by the Lacombe Parent Link Centre called Effective Co-Parenting: Putting Kids First to be held tomorrow, Monday, March 4th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre, 2nd floor – Servus Credit Union room. There is no fee to attend. Please RSVP to the Lacombe FCSS at 403-782-6637.

Annual Membership Meeting of the Burial Society: 

All members of the Lacombe Christian Reformed Burial Society are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Woodynook Christian Reformed Church.

Soul Patrol Choir Dessert Night 

Everyone is invited to join the Soul Patrol Choir for an evening of singing and fellowship, Friday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m. at Woody Nook Church. Soul Patrol Choir is an un auditioned group of singers from Grade 2-8. If you are wondering about

joining the choir, this is a great opportunity to check us out.

The Lacombe & District Volunteer Link 

Annual General meeting will be held on Monday, March 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the College Heights Seventh Day Adventist church. Guest speaker Azalea Lehndorff will speak about the organization A Better World. Everyone is invited to attend. A free will offering will be taken with all funds going to A Better World.

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

LIBYA: 

Egyptian Christian businessman Sherif Ramses manages a bookstore in Benghazi. On February 10th, he was arrested because he made Christian books available to Arabic-speaking immigrants who lived or worked in the city. While he has not yet been charged before a court Sherif has experienced repeated physical mistreatment while in detainment. Other believers in Benghazi who had in some way associated with Sherif, have also been recently arrested. Though formal charges have not been made against any of them, they have all been accused of proselytizing Christianity. Pray that God will protect and preserve Sherif and his Christian friends and their families. Pray also for those in authority, including the officials responsible for making these arrests. May God pour out His Holy Spirit on the nation of Libya so many will be brought to repentance and faith in Him!

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