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2013-03-30 Easter 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.

We give thanks with Albert and Tilly Biel and the family as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 1st. May the grace of God that blessed and kept you through the years continue to be your hope and strength.

Congratulations to Tilly Biel as she celebrates her birthday on Wednesday. May your day be filled with the Lord’s richest blessings!

Thank you: We would like to thank the congregation for all your prayers, support, encouraging words, visits and cards during the last number of months. We truly could not go through this with any hope or joy without you. We appreciate your continued prayers as we look for and wait for better solutions and answers for Henry’s condition. Thank you so much for being such a wonderful caring family. Henry and Anita Geldof and family.

Remember our missionaries around the world. 

Bethel News

Today on Easter Sunday

we rejoice that Christ arose from the dead and has offered us a new life in Him. New Life Rising, the Easter theme Home Missions has chosen this year, celebrates the new life we have in Christ and the abundant opportunities we each have to share this message with others. Home Missions is sharing the Good News of new life in Christ through more than 100 new ministries and by partnering with 1080 local churches. Thank you for supporting Home Missions in the special offering taken today. If you would like to read more about Home Missions or to donate online, please go to the CRHM website at www.crhm.org

You are reminded that there will be no evening worship service tonight.

The Library team 

would like to invite everyone to check out our church Library. We have lots of new books on the shelves! There are new books by Tamara Alexander, Bryan Davis, Melody Carlson, Ann H. Gabhart, Neta Jackson, Karen Kingsbury, Julie Lessman, Tracie Peterson, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Jill Eileen Smith and Travis Thrasher to name a few.

UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday, April 7th 

we welcome Pastor Leon Johnston from the Wolf Creek Community Church in our morning service as he exchanges with Pastor Mike. In the evening we read from Romans 12:1-8 and declare the “Transforming Power of the Living Lord Jesus.”

Woodynook CRC on Sunday, April 14th

Everyone is invited to a special evening at Woodynook CRC on Sunday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. to hear the new Director of the Back to God Ministries International Rev Kurt Selles. He will share how BTGMI aims to help the missional vision of our churches through initiatives like “Church Juice” and “Reframe Media” to reach people. This includes using Facebook and Twitter as well as video blogs and an online magazine called “Think Christian.” Come out and be encouraged and challenged in engaging our culture. We will not have an evening service that day in Bethel.

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.

The Bible study at the Lewins’ 

will be cancelled on Easter Monday and will resume for the final study on April 15th.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth 

will be meeting on Tuesday. Doors will be open at 7 p.m.

Young Peoples 

will meet at Ryan Swier’s for a social next Sunday after the evening service.

KIDS!! Do you like to draw and color? 

Once again Christian Reformed World Missions is holding its annual poster contest and you are invited to participate! The contest rules and entry forms are on the bulletin board in the foyer. There are 4 judged aged categories, from age 6 and under to 11 and older. Contest closes April 19, 2013.

New and Exciting Opportunities for Young Adults! 

World Renew, through funding provided by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and in partnership with the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), is pleased to offer the International Internship positions. These are unique, six-month internship opportunities. A full list of requirements and

locations are listed on the Bethel Youth bulletin board. Take a look!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

An End to CIDA: 

On March 21st, the Canadian government announced that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) would be amalgamated into a new department known as the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development. All existing agreements with CIDA will be honoured. This means that the support that World Renew currently receives from the Canadian government for programs in Bangladesh, Honduras, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Senegal and its work through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank will continue. The future of Canadian foreign aid, however, is unclear. Please pray that the Canadian government will continue to make those in poverty a priority and will make decisions based on need rather than its own trade interests.

Grade 9 students and their parents 

are invited to an information & Pizza evening at Central Alberta Christian High School, 22 Eagle Rd., Lacombe on April 10th at 7:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to eat, mix and have fun with other grade 9 students and their parents. There will also be a short 20 minute orientation/information session by our principal, Mel Brandsma. We hope to see you there. If you have any questions feel free to contact our office at 403-782-4535.

Central Alberta Christian High School Fashion Show & Dessert evening

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.

KEYS to Young Parenting

The “KEYS to Young Parenting” program is a court recognized, free, 10 week course that provides a confidential, supportive, and non-judgmental atmosphere to learn basic life and parenting skills. We are based on the “Nobody’s Perfect” program from Health Canada. KEYS is designed for parents up to the age of 25 that need support with parenting or intervention with child apprehension. We do provide free childcare and transportation to and from the program. As well, this is a great opportunity for building social support with peers of similar circumstances. KEYS is offered three times a year and our spring session begins Wednesday, April 10th. We are currently booking intakes and registrations for the upcoming class, however class space is limited to 10 participants. Please check the poster in the foyer for more information.

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