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2013-06-23 June 23 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 Joan Scott. Please keep her in your daily prayers.

Congratulations to Rena DeRuiter with the celebration of her birthday today. May you be blessed with a special day of celebration with family & friends.

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, June 30th 

we see David waiting patiently in faith for God to make him King and we are reminded how we often need the same patience as God’s will works itself out in our lives. In the evening we confront the reality of anger and how to deal with it wisely from Proverbs 16. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

To all Past and Present Council Members: 

The secretaries ask that you to bring your “Council Handbook for Leaders” to the secretaries’ office (brown binders). We need to update them, so please bring them back as soon as possible.

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.

Jess Heidelberg is the Sunday School Coordinator

We are grateful to have this position filled. Currently there are 3-4 Sunday School teaching spots open, if this is a position you are considering please contact Jess Heidelberg.

Another season of Vacation Bible School 

is quickly approaching! This year our theme will be SONWEST ROUNDUP where kids will know Jesus as they ride the trail through the Old Testament stories of Moses. We are planning to run the VBS from August 6-9 (Tuesday-Friday). If you are willing and able to share your gifts, talents and time this week we are in need of teachers, helpers, babysitters, kitchen, craft, music and game coordinators, as well as people to help with registration, decorating and baking. There will be signup sheets on the table in the foyer that can be returned to the Summer Ministry Coordinator mailbox. Please prayerfully consider helping out with VBS this year- we would love to see this program continue in our church! Thank you, and we look forward to another great week of VBS!

The Worship, Hospitality & Nursery schedules 

for July to September are in your church mailboxes. Please look carefully for your name on the schedules. Summer time means vacation and time away for many of our church members – please arrange for a substitute for yourself if you will be away when you are scheduled to participate in a worship service or help with greeting, coffee or the nursery. Thank you!

Lift Up Your Hearts.

The CRC has just recently published a new hymnal called Lift Up Your Hearts. There is an opportunity for church members to purchase their own copy of this book if they would like. The cost will be around $20 per copy. Please contact Cindy Prins or Dana van Gyssel at 403-782-6400 or bchurch2@telus.net before July 5th to order.

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 Summer Games 

All Junior Youth, Young Peoples, Young Adults and those who are “Young at Heart” are invited to five Sunday evenings of competition following the evening service. Our first event will be a soccer game on June 23rd. These events will take place every second Sunday evening and refreshments will be provided for all participants. For any questions, contact Evan Scholing at evanscholing@gmail.com.

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.

Visit the King’s University College:

As you are thinking about your future, we would like you to consider The King’s University College as your stepping stone into a future of opportunities. Although our formal campus visit program has finished for the 2012/13 academic year, you can still experience King’s campus first-hand through a personal visit. Please contact Enrolment Services, and we would be happy to arrange a private meeting or campus tour with one of our Admissions Counsellors. Personal visits can be scheduled year-round, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campus visit events for the 2013/14 academic year will be posted in early fall. Please visit our webpage kingsu.ca for more details. Fall 2013 Application Deadline King’s is accepting applications for the 2013/14 academic year! Please apply online at kingsu.ca/apply-now by August 15th, 2013. Contact Us -If you would like to book a personal visit or if you have any questions about King’s programs or admission process, please feel free to contact Enrolment Services at 780.465.8334 or admissions@kingsu.ca.


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

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.


There have been changes within the Northern AB Diaconal Conference office over the last few weeks. We were sad to say farewell to Henry Bosch who ably served the deacons of this Classis for the last 25 years. We are pleased to announce Loretta Stadt as our new interim Consultant. Please note the following changes to our contact info: e-mail: yournadc@gmail.com and phone: 780-819-7488



A Christian man was beheaded in India, on May 25th for refusing to renounce Christ. Tapas Bin, 35, had been under pressure from his father-in-law to abandon Christianity. Tapas married Jentuly, the daughter of 55-year-old Gobinda Jamatiya, three years ago. Since the marriage, Gobinda had been pressuring Tapas to abandon Christianity and join his tribal religion. When Tapas persistently refused, Gobinda decided to kill his son-in-law. Jentuly, mother of a one-year-old child, told police that her father did not recognize their marriage and had pressured Tapas to convert. "My father might kill me and my son too," she fearfully admits. An area church leader states, "Christians are facing discrimination and problems because of their faith in Christ. We have ceased all kinds of Christian activities in the area." Pray for God's protection over Jentuly and her son, as well as all Christians in that area. May Tapas' grieving family and friends experience the comforting presence of Jesus during this difficult time. Please also intercede for the perpetrators of this crime...that they would sincerely repent, turn from their wicked ways, and come to know the saving grace of our Lord Jesus.

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