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2013-06-09 June 9 Bulletin


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.

Please make the following address additions or changes to your church directory:

Albert & Tilly Biel, #215 4501 College Avenue, Lacombe, T4L 2M8 – 403-789-9114.

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

The Library Team 

has been busy spring cleaning the Library. We invite you to come to our Library Open house today after the morning service. Grab a cup of coffee in the Fellowship hall and then join us in the Library for goodies and a tour of our book shelves. There are many new books in various genres – something for everyone!

From the Deacons: 

If you have taken a baby bottle home to collect change for the Central Alberta Pregnancy Centre please bring them back on Fathers’ day, next week Sunday.

Next Sunday, June 16th 

we continue looking at the life of David from the book of Samuel and Isaiah 11 with a view to his father Jesse as we think about Fathers’ day and the love of our heavenly father for us. In the evening we read from Proverbs 13 and the wisdom to “Tame our Tongues.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

The Worship Ministry Leadership team

is preparing a Powerpoint presentation to be used next week for Fathers’ Day on June 16th. We are looking for photos of fathers with their children, spending time together. These could be photos from all age groups; seniors with their fathers, to our children now with their fathers, working or playing together. Please email your photos to Marcella Van Stryland as soon as possible at cmvnstry@xplornet.ca or place them in her mail box at church. Include a short caption, names and make sure your photos have your name on them for return.

Podcasts are up! 

Our sermons are now being posted for free on iTunes every week! You can find our podcasts by searching for “Bethel CRC Lacombe” on the iTunes podcast store. Now you can hear any sermon that you may have missed or wanted to hear again.

Lost & Found

The Lost & Found box in the basement at the bottom of the front stairs is overflowing with many items – clothing, shoes, towels, kitchen items, etc. The coat rack by the Lost & Found box has many coats & jackets that have been left in the church. There is a wide range of children’s & adult’s sizes. Please take the time to check for items you may have misplaced by next Sunday, June 16th. All leftover items will be given to the Building Blocks Thrift store.

Synod of the CRC denomination 

started on Friday, June 7th in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Please keep this assembly in your prayers. Wayne Bouwman will be attending as a Classis AB North representative. Pray that the Holy Spirit will equip the delegates to serve in faith and obedience and will lead the CRC into new and challenging areas of ministry. For the latest news, live webcasts, photos, liveblog and more visit www.crna.org/synod

Living Members 

will be gathering at the home of August and Harriet Luymes. Please look over pages 63-73 in your study books.

Friendship Summer Coffee in the Park 

will be on June 10th at 7 -8:30 p.m. at the Lacombe Christian School playground. Please bring a lawn chair. If the weather is miserable we will be meeting in the fellowship hall here at Bethel. Contact Sherry Tenbrinke for more information

Triple Bridal Shower! 

All ladies and young girls are invited to a triple night of excitement as we celebrate up and coming weddings this July. Stephanie Hoekstra, who will wed Joe Thalen on July 12th, Melanie Wierda who will be marrying Grant Zuidhof on July 13th and Alana Ebens to wed Justin Babcock on July 27th. This event will take place on Tuesday June 25th at 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Please bring a snack to share. For more information contact Debby van Iperen


Youth Worship & Praise: 

We are looking to get more youth involved in worship ministry. We want all of our young singers and instrumentalists to come for a few evenings to play music with other young musicians. These will be low pressure events as the goal is to build experience playing worship music in a group setting and to find some team chemistry. There is a bright green sheet on the table in the foyer; if you are interested, please put your information on the sheet so that we can get an idea of how many youth are interested.

Chicken picking

will be held on Wednesday, June 19th at the Van Strylands’. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with chicken picking beginning at 6:30. If you need a ride, be at Bethel by 5:30 p.m.

Attention all Junior youth!!!

 We would like to invite all junior youth, including incoming and outgoing junior highs, to a wiener roast and fishing night at Chain Lakes on Friday, June 21st. We will meet at the church at 6 p.m. and make our way to Chain Lakes. We will need permission slips in by June 16th at the latest – they can be found on the table in the foyer. Please drop off completed forms in Gayle’s mailbox. Come out for a night of fun!!! Any questions, please call Maddy at 403-358-9640 or Gayle at 403-597-8779.

Call for All Volunteers in grade 9-12,

are you looking for a great volunteer opportunity? Join our team for 6 days this summer at beautiful Pioneer Lodge as a Tipi & Clan Leader for our Kids Culture Camp. All information is on a poster in foyer or the Bethel Youth bulletin board. Please note that the deadline for signing up is this week. Contact Dana for more information.

All young adults ages 18 to 30ish 

are invited to come out and join us for our next Young Adults Retreat in Edmonton, AB from June 21-23, 2013. Get ready to give back to our local community of Edmonton by volunteering at the local soup kitchens that serve meals to the less unfortunate. Also come participate in many of the activities planned: Indoor Rock Climbing, Go-Karting, Mini-golf, Batting Cages, and much much more! Don't Miss hearing many great worship bands and speakers. Now lets come together and Praise the Lord!!! Please RSVP by June 10th at the latest via email: ktamara1@hotmail.ca or our facebook page Young Adults Alberta. For further information visit our Facebook page Young Adults Alberta.


Michelle Bakker, PhD Candidate in Religion at Concordia University in Montreal

is seeking volunteers to be interviewed for her dissertation research, on views of CRWRC/World Renew's development work. Volunteers may be of any age (over 18), interest, and experience level. Non-experts are very welcome! Interviews can be one on one, or in groups. Interviews are generally 1 to 1.5 hours long, will take place in the last two weeks of July, and can be scheduled to fit your day. To volunteer, or for more information, please email Michelle at michelle.i.bakker@gmail.com, or call her at 403-885-2221 (home) or 514-663-8717 (cell). Your participation would be greatly appreciated!

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play 

will be held in Drumheller at 6 p.m. from July 10th to 13th, 18th & 19th and at 3 p.m. on July 14th, 20th & 21st. Come experience an awe inspiring outdoor theatrical performance and listen to the Greatest Story ever told. Tickets are available at: www.canadianpassionplay.com or 1-888-823-2001.

Kings University is now offering a “Youth Ministry Certificate” 

program which gives churches an opportunity help their leaders begin or continue their education directed towards the call to disciple our youth in ministry. You may be thinking that you do not want to take the whole course but would like to only take this summers offering, (This summers course is called “Foundations in Discipleship” and it will be taught by Dr Syd Hielema of Redeemer University located in Hamilton, Ontario where he is currently serving as Campus Chaplain and Youth Ministry Prof.) the answer is yes you can. Maybe you are someone who wants study this summer and this looks real interesting, please feel free to register. We would love for you to come. For details or the course syllabus for this summers offering, please contact Ron deVries, Youth Ministry Consultant at canymc@gmail.com or Hank Bestman at Kings University. There is still room for this years offering which will happen July 15-19 on the Kings University campus. Space is limited so register ASAP



A 16-year-old Christian convert from Islam, Aman Ullah, was kidnapped by the Taliban on May 25th. The young kidnap victim came to Christ about a year ago, and he has already memorized the books of John and Ephesians in the Bible. His goal is to memorize the entire New Testament since he had memorized the Quran as a young person. “We are looking to our Saviour who is able to save us, but we also look to our friends for prayer and what God places on their hearts!" Pray for Aman's protection, asking for favour among his captors. While waiting for his safe release, may this young disciple be anointed as God's spokesperson in their lives, helping them to realize their need of Jesus as Saviour and Lord. Also ask God to protect and minister to all who are faithfully serving Him in Pakistan.

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