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2013-07-14 July 14 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.

Congratulations to Stephanie & Joe Thalen who were married this past Friday and to Grant & Melanie Zuidhof with their wedding yesterday. May God bless all of you as you start your new lives together!

Our family of the week is Harry & Hilda Van Stryland. Please keep them in your daily prayers.

Pastor Mike and Barb are driving to Ontario for his mother’s 85th birthday on July 20th. They will be away for two weeks. In case of special needs please contact one of the elders.

Albert Biel moved to the Royal Oak Manor this week into Room #286A, just down the hall from Tilly. We now have several members residing at Royal Oak thanks to its recent expansion. We give thanks that a caring facility is available for our seniors.

Congratulations to Jacob Prins with the celebration of his birthday on July 18th. May God bless you with a special day and be with you in the year to come.

We would like to thank our Church family for the wonderful outpouring of love shown us for our 25th anniversary. The plant certainly brightens up our deck as do the chairs and loungers. We will make good use of them on future camping trips. Wayne & Jackie Bouwman

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Sermon Podcasts: 

In case anyone misses a Sunday service, our sermon podcasts can now be heard on iTunes and on the homepage of our Bethel website at www.lacombebethel.org

Next Sunday, July 21st 

we have our annual Lacombe Days service at 11:00 a.m. at M.E. Global Park (next to the Lacombe Comp High school). The new Pastor of the Baptist Church Rob Klingbeil, will bring the message. Everyone is asked to bring an umbrella or large hat for shade (hopefully not for rain!) In the evening Henry Eisses will lead a reading service.

Highlights of the Council Executive meeting of July 10th:

1. The new Ministry leadership team council liaisons were put in place: Rick Wildeboer in GALT, Peter Prins in OMLT, Jack Oudman in WMLT and Pete Heidelberg in EMLT.

2. We hope to get together with the leadership of Central Alberta CRCs, Martin Contant, and Rick Abma to discuss Neighborhood Life Mission.

3. Membership transferred of John and Angela de Regt and family to Parkland United Reformed Church in Ponoka.

4. Council handbooks are being reviewed and updated.

The Lacombe Days Parade 

is on Saturday, July 20th and as usual Bethel is going to be participating by having a musical float in the parade. We will be decorating the trailer this Friday, July 19th at 7 p.m. in the church parking lot, weather permitting. Everyone is invited to come out and help!

Another season of Vacation Bible School 

is quickly approaching! This year our theme will be SONWEST ROUNDUP where kids will get to know Jesus as they ride the trail through the Old Testament stories of Moses. We are looking for volunteers. 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 still in need of a couple teachers to teach the preschool-kindergarten age group as well as the grade 1-2 age group. We are also in need of helpers, babysitters, decorators and somebody to coordinate the crafts. There are 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!


Youth Summer games

All Junior Youth, Young Peoples, Young Adults and those who are “Young at Heart” are invited to the next event of Youth Summer games which will take place next Sunday evening, July 21st after the evening service. Refreshments will be provided. For any questions contact Evan Scholing at evanscholing@gmail.com.


Looking to help those in need due to the floods in southern Alberta? 

At the moment there are two options to give financially. One is to send funds to World Renew and mark the checks "Spring Storms 2013" and the other is to send money directly to High River CRC church and designate the money for "High River CRC- flood relief" for the church to use as they see fit within the High River church and community. The address of High River CRC is 450 Macleod Trail, High River, AB, T1V 1B5. If people want to volunteer, call the Alberta NGO Council Volunteer Call in Center (1-866-628-6565) which is coordinated by Samaritan's Purse in Calgary. When you phone say you are volunteering with World Renew - Disaster Response Services when asked what agency you want to volunteer through.

Rehoboth Camp is in full swing!! 

We have been blessed with many, many volunteers for this year’s summer camps, however we are in need of some more volunteers for the following weeks. For Adult Week 2 (July 13 – 19) we need 13 more volunteer counselors & 1 nurse. For Independent Week (July 20 – 26) we need 15 more volunteer counselors & 1 Bible Leader. Volunteers are able to earn up to 100 volunteer hours at Rehoboth Camp! Please consider volunteering so that all our campers can have an enjoyable week at Camp Rehoboth!! If you would like to volunteer a week at Rehoboth Camp please call or email Linda Rosendal at 780-968-8483 or linda.rosendal@rehoboth.ab.ca or go to www.rehoboth.ab.ca and click on the “Camp Volunteer Application” box.

Trinity CRC in Edmonton, 

Alberta is seeking a full-time Youth Ministry Director who is passionate about working with youth, coordinating various youth programs, helping youth experience God's love and equipping them for Christian service. Ordained and nonordained candidates are welcome to apply. Relevant experience desired. For more information or to submit your resume, email Christine at bcmontpellier@hotmail.com.

Bethel Community CRC 

in Edmonton, Alberta is looking for a 20 hour a week Assistant Youth Director. Bethel has a vibrant and growing youth and young adult ministry located in a diverse neighborhood. Candidates should have a strong walk with Jesus Christ, a love for His church, and an evangelistic heart. Youth ministry experience is an asset. Some theological education preferred. For information about Bethel's youth ministries go to www.bethelyouth.com Please send cover-letter and resume to ryan@discoverbethel.com by July 22nd.

EduDeo Ministries HANDS Trip to Nicaragua:

 Christian Schools in Nicaragua are keeping needy children off the street and in the classroom, transforming their lives though the power of the gospel. Are you willing to be used by God to make a difference in the life of a child? Please consider serving on a HANDS team to assist more children in receiving a basic education and breaking the cycle of poverty. EduDeo Ministries is asking for volunteers to join experienced Team Leader Bernie Kolkman from Lacombe to help build additional classrooms at Bautista Emanuel in Nicaragua from November 11-21, 2013. The only requirement is a desire to humbly serve. Please contact Bernie at 403-782-3908 or e-mail him at kolkman@telus.net for further information and to discuss joining the Western Canucks HANDS Team!



Eight pastors have been murdered in Honduras in 2013 alone. In the most recent attack, which took place on June 19th, Pastor Eduardo Mejia was stabbed to death. The other seven pastors killed over the first half of this year have all died from gunshot wounds. To date, none of the cases involving the murdered pastors has been solved. While we know these servants of the Living God will be the recipients of His promised eternal reward for their faithfulness in ministry service, let us pray that this truth and the reassuring presence of Jesus will greatly comfort the hearts of their grieving loved ones and congregation members. According to Psalm 34:18, "The Lord is close to the broken hearted...." We are also mindful of our need to pray for the salvation of the perpetrators who are serving the enemy as 'workers of iniquity' by taking these pastors' lives. May they one day be able to personally experience God's mercy, forgiveness of sin, and His greatest gift of grace which is salvation.

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