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2013-06-16 June 16 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.

Our person of the week is Alice Scholing. Please keep her in your daily prayers.

Ann Vander Wal remains in the hospital regaining her strength. There is a realization that she needs a little more care and we pray a place will become available for her soon.

Congratulations to Ray Merkus as he celebrates his birthday this Friday, and to Dorothy Meindersma as she celebrates on Saturday. To each of you we wish a wonderful day, filled with love and laughter with family and friends.

Congratulations to those who graduated from Grade 9 at Lacombe Christian School yesterday and those who will graduate from Central Alberta Christian High School on the 28th as well as others graduating from various schools. May God bless you as you grow in wisdom and understanding.

Remember our missionaries around the world. 

Bethel News

From the Deacons: 

If you have taken a baby bottle home to collect change for the Central Alberta Pregnancy Centre today is the day to bring them back to church. They can be left on the table in the front foyer. Thanks so much for your contributions!

Next Sunday, June 23rd 

we have the privilege of witnessing the sacrament of baptism as Curt and Amy Dowling present Parker Jace to receive the sacrament of God’s covenant love. We will read from 1 Samuel 17:20-50 as it declares “The defeat of Giants in faith.” In the evening we read from Proverbs 17 and embrace the wisdom to control our busy schedules through establishing clear priorities. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

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 TODAY. Next week all leftover items will be given to the Building Blocks Thrift store.

Bethel Newsletter - - Apology: 

The Newsletter team would like to apologize to Colin Duckett, Heather and Jordan Van Stryland and Tracey Elgersman for our oversight. In our last Newsletter we recognized all our graduates from grade 9, grade 12, and higher education. We inadvertently forgot to mention a few people. Colin Duckett graduated from grade 9. Colin, we wish you the best as you go forward into high school. Heather Van Stryland graduated from grade 12. She plans to attend Mt. Royal University in Calgary to study Massage Therapy. Jordan Van Stryland graduated from Olds College with a diploma in Agricultural Management. He plans to work at home as well as starting up his own custom spraying operation. Tracey graduated from the Nursing program at the University of Calgary and is looking for work here in Central Alberta. Congratulations to Tracey, Heather, Jordan and Colin on their accomplishments. May God bless you and guide you as you follow your dreams for the next year and on into life.

Newsletter News: 

Please note that we are taking a break from producing the newsletter for the month of July. We will have an August edition in the beginning of August. Be sure to save up some stories of your summer experiences to share with us. Perhaps you tried a new recipe out camping and it was a great hit. Why not tell us about it? If you are taking in some special workshops and such, please be sure to share that with us so we can pray for blessing and praise in these things. Harriet Luymes and Anita Geldof.

Pre-school Sunday School might be cancelled for the fall

Education Ministry Leadership Team is looking for Pre-school Sunday School teachers and a Pre-school Sunday School Coordinator. In the event these spots cannot be filled, Pre-school Sunday School will be cancelled for the fall. If you are considering any of these positions please contact either Jen Zuidhof, Chelsea Bos, Pete Hoekstra or Pete Heidelberg.

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, Mel 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.

Church Picnic: Sunday, July 7th. 

We will be having our annual picnic at the Lacombe Christian School field following the morning worship service. Coffee, juice and burgers will be provided. Please bring a salad and/or dessert to share and a lawn chair. Games for all ages! We will also have a time of worship together in the afternoon. We will not have a 7:00 p.m. worship service that day. If the weather is not so nice we will have our lunch in the church. For more information please contact a Fellowship Ministry Leadership team member.


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.


The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre 

is a Christian charity seeking to hire a full-time, Client Services and Program Director. This position reports to the Executive Director and oversees all programs and staff, focusing on equipping and enabling staff and volunteers to deliver the programs of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre. This is a senior leadership position in the organization; successful applicants will have experience in spiritual leadership, administration and management. Application deadline is June 28, 2013. Please contact Michelle for the full job description if interested at 403-343-1611 or email: michelle@pregnancycare.ca

King’s 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 summer’s offering, (This summer’s 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 interesting; please feel free to register. For details or the course syllabus for this summer’s offering, please contact Ron deVries, Youth Ministry Consultant at canymc@gmail.com or Hank Bestman at King’s University. There is still room for this year’s offering which will happen July 15-19 on the King’s University campus. Space is limited so register ASAP.

Human Resources Director

Rehoboth Christian Ministries is seeking a talented Human Resources Director to join our dedicated team of professionals to lead the overall human resource functions within our ministry. Please see the job posting on the bulletin board in the foyer for more information.



The government of Afghanistan is refusing to issue or renew visas for a large number of foreign workers from several international organizations. Unconfirmed reports from government employees indicate that the Afghan government is implementing new policies to drastically reduce the number of foreign workers, a change that will negatively affect many international Christian organizations. Afghanistan is a 99 percent Muslim nation that includes militant groups known to target Christians and Westerners. Pray that the gospel will continue to spread despite any new government restrictions. Proverbs 19:21 says “There be many plans in a person’s heart; but the Lord’s purpose shall stand, yea, it shall prevail.”

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