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2013-03-17 March 17 Bulletin


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  1. 1 OUR CHURCH FAMILY
  2. 2 UPCOMING SERVICES
    1. 2.1 Friday, March 29th 
    2. 2.2 Sunday, March 31st We gather at 10:30 a.m. for our Easter Celebration service to rejoice in the glorious victory of our Lord Jesus over the powers of sin and death in his resurrection. There will be no evening service that day.
  3. 3 Bethel News
    1. 3.1 Next Sunday, March 24th is Palm Sunday. 
    2. 3.2 The Fellowship ministry leadership team is hosting another potluck lunch next Sunday, the 24th of March after the morning service. Please bring a lunch item and dessert to share. For more information contact Debby van Iperen.
    3. 3.3 The Congregational meeting on Thursday evening was well attended. We heard from all of the leadership teams – General Administration, Education, Fellowship, Outreach, Worship, Youth and Pastoral Staff Support about the exciting work they are doing in our church and the community. Pastor Mike reported on the preaching ministry and a Conference on preaching that he will be attending in Grand Rapids this summer called "Preacher's Oasis." The evening ended with a good discussion about various aspects of worship at Bethel. Pastor Mike closed in prayer.
    4. 3.4 Council executive notes:
    5. 3.5 Craft Day: 
    6. 3.6 April Newsletter:
  4. 4 BETHEL YOUTH
    1. 4.1 Young Peoples 
    2. 4.2 Tuesday Nite Youth 
  5. 5 ANNOUNCEMENTS
    1. 5.1 Christian Reformed Home Missions 
    2. 5.2 Central Alberta Christian High School 
    3. 5.3 Back to God Hour
    4. 5.4 Employment opportunity: 
    5. 5.5 “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” 
    6. 5.6 GEMS GIRLS Camp 2013 

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 Henry, Joan & Emily Eisses. Please keep them in your daily prayers.

We offer our condolences to Henry and Liz Stad and the family with the death of Henry’s mother in Victoria. She had suffered from MS for many years. She was 84 years old. The family was able to be with her near the end. May God comfort in this time of loss in his grace in Jesus and the assurance of eternal life.

Albert & Tilly Biel were both admitted to the Ponoka Hospital this past week. We entrust Albert and Tilly to God’s gracious care.

Grace Vander Veen is very thankful to be in the new wing of the Royal Oak Village here in Lacombe. Her room number is 288b (second floor). Use the south parking lot and the south entrance to get to her room. She would love to welcome visitors.

Patrick Finney moved to Red Deer this week. His new address is 41 Duncan Cr. in Deer Park. His phone number remains the same. If you are in Red Deer and have a minute, you are always welcome to drop by.

A Buick key with auto door opener was found in the church parking lot last Sunday. If you are missing your vehicle key, please contact Cindy or Dana at 403-782-6400.

Remember our missionaries around the world. 

UPCOMING SERVICES

Friday, March 29th 

We gather in solemn remembrance for our Good Friday service at 10:30 a.m. 

Sunday, March 31st

We gather at 10:30 a.m. for our Easter Celebration service to rejoice in the glorious victory of our Lord Jesus over the powers of sin and death in his resurrection. There will be no evening service that day.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, March 24th is Palm Sunday. 

We will have a “Reader’s Theatre” presentation of the events of that important day as we think about “What Jesus is saying about himself.” In the evening we read Romans 11 and ponder “The depth of the riches of the wisdom andknowledge of God!” (Romans 11:33) Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

The Fellowship ministry leadership team
is hosting another potluck lunch next Sunday, the 24th of March after the morning service. Please bring a lunch item and dessert to share. For more information contact Debby van Iperen.

The Congregational meeting

on Thursday evening was well attended. We heard from all of the leadership teams – General Administration, Education, Fellowship, Outreach, Worship, Youth and Pastoral Staff Support about the exciting work they are doing in our church and the community. Pastor Mike reported on the preaching ministry and a Conference on preaching that he will be attending in Grand Rapids this summer called "Preacher's Oasis." The evening ended with a good discussion about various aspects of worship at Bethel. Pastor Mike closed in prayer.

Council executive notes:

»Classis Alberta North reported on Ministry shares. They were blessed with receiving 95% of the expected budget. A much better year than the previous with 88% received.

»We warmly welcome John and Shirley Bos back to our fellowship from New Life CRC in Red Deer.

»We ask for your continued prayers as we go through the office bearer nomination process.

We offer prayers for the Summer Seminary student application process. On March 19th placements are proposed to the churches. On March 26th students are notified of finalized placements and they contact the church.

Craft Day

Ladies, our next craft day is scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd. We will be meeting in the Fellowship hall from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome for the whole time, or, if just a couple of hours work for you, please come join us. Coffee is on at 10:30 and tea is served at 2:00. We enjoy seeing new creative items and techniques. Come and share with us what you are doing. Please let Anita Geldof know if you are planning to attend so we can prepare for lunch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

April Newsletter:

Spring is in the air. Time for our spring edition of the newsletter. This is also our Seniors’ edition. We hope our seniors will take the time to contribute some special articles that relate to their situations or write a poem or a story that tells us something of your past. We look forward to sharing your wisdom, insights, joys and struggles with the congregation – our church family. We also look forward to receiving a few reports from any church groups or clubs & from the congregational meeting for those who could not attend the meeting. Please have your contributions to Harriet Luymes or Anita Geldof by April 2nd for inclusion in the next newsletter.

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Peoples 

will meet tonight after the evening service at the home of Ryan Noort for a bible study. Please remember to read the next chapter in the Forgotten God book.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

will meet on Tuesday, March 19th. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Christian Reformed Home Missions 

follows God’s lead in the movement of the gospel in North America. We are called to share the good news of God’s greatest gift available, new life in Him. That is why we have chosen the theme New Life Rising for Easter this year. New York church planter, Peter Armstrong reports that “there are so many people doing influential things in New York City, but so few are believers.” Please join Home Missions in praying for the Holy Spirit’s guidance for both new and established churches to reach their communities with the good news of ‘new life’ which is available to them through Jesus Christ. To be inspired by more stories of transformed lives please go to the CRHM website at www.crhm.org.

Central Alberta Christian High School 

presents their annual Fashion Show & Dessert evening on Friday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the school. This year all proceeds will be going to the local chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Tickets are $20 each and are available by calling the school office at 403-782-4535. Be sure to come out for a great evening of fashion, desserts, music and a Silent Auction.

Back to God Hour

A tribute CD called “Back to God Hour – A tribute to Dr. Peter Eldersveld 1965” is now available. Anyone interested in receiving a free copy should contact Garrit Pikkert at 403-782-2885.

Employment opportunity

The Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference [NADC] has an opening for a part-time (.2FTE) diaconal ministry consultant for Classis Alberta North. This position provides support to our local diaconates through the facilitation of training and equipping of deacons for work in their churches, local communities and through international opportunities. We are looking for someone with a heart and passion for diaconal work and good interpersonal and management skills. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Application deadline is April 15, 2013. For more information or to submit an application, contact Loretta, chair of NADC at jlstadt@telus.net.

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” 

InterMission is a silent, directed, weekend retreat for rest, prayer, and renewal. Led by Pastor Ron Klok, at King's Fold Retreat Centre near Calgary. April 26-28, 2013. Cost is $325 before April 13th. For more info: www.intermissionsilentretreat.com or rev.klok@gmail.com

GEMS GIRLS Camp 2013 

mark the date: August 12-16, 2013 at Camp Rehoboth, Gull Lake, AB. It's not too early to begin making your plans to attend and enjoy a great week together. Even if you do not attend GEMS, you are more than welcome to come and enjoy crafts, activities, great good, singing, campfire, worship and sharing the love of Christ together. Depending on the weather, we will spend one day at the Sylvan Lake Waterslide or indoors at the Recreation Center. Camp is open to girls from south and central Alberta going into Grade 5 through to Grade 8 in the fall of 2013 and CIT's (Counselors in Training) entering Grade 10 & 11 (first 6 girls accepted). Registration forms will be available from GEMS Counselors, or contact chrissie.nauta@gmail.com. Volunteers for Chapel leader, cabin leaders, cooks and a handyman are required for a successful camp. We urge you to consider volunteering for this vital ministry. If you would like more details or have questions, please contact Cindy Grebely at cindygrebely@gmail.com

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