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2013-08-11 August 11 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.

Congratulations to Alice Scholing and Fenny Stegerman who will be celebrating their birthdays on Monday. To Pearl Meindersma who celebrates on Wednesday and to Annette Sackmann on Thursday. To each of you ladies we pray that our Lord continues to bless you richly. May your special day be filled with lots of love and laughter.

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, August 18th 

we read from 2 Samuel 16:5-13, 19:16-23 where King David is cursed by Shimei. God shows us people we need to be gracious to in our lives. In the evening we read from Proverbs 10 and 11 as “God’s wisdom calls for Integrity.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Our SonWest Roundup VBS was a huge success! 

THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who helped in any way to make VBS a success!! The program couldn't have even happened without all of your contributions.

GEMS Camp

Camp will be held this week at Camp Rehoboth. There are 19 staff and 50 girls from South/Central Alberta who will be travelling today and tomorrow to spend a week worshipping and playing together. We ask for your prayers for safe travel, a safe week and that each person there, would be blessed. May God be glorified through this ministry to your young girls.

Bethel Newsletter

As summer rolls along, the newsletter team – Harriet Luymes and Anita Geldof – are finding time for a newsletter to be a bit difficult. We apologize for not getting a newsletter out for the summer. What with family commitments and summer holidays and such, it just hasn’t happened. BUT – we certainly are not quitting. We plan to have the next edition in your mailboxes for August 25th. We look forward to hearing from the congregation. Tell us about your summer. Write us a bit about “What I Did this Summer”. We love to hear from all ages. Of course, back to school goes along with this time of year, so perhaps you want to tell us about what you are looking forward to in the new school year. Different ministries get started in September – tell us your plans. How can we support, encourage and most of all pray for you. If you wish to have something included in this newsletter please have it to Harriet or Anita no later than Tuesday, Aug. 20th at noon. Looking forward to hearing from you and working for you again, as the months go by.

BETHEL YOUTH

All Junior Youth, Young Peoples, Young Adults and those who are “Young at Heart” 

are invited to the Youth Summer games which will take place TONIGHT right after the evening service at the west campus ice rink at the Lacombe Christian School. Ball Hockey is our game, so bring your sticks! Refreshments will be provided. For any questions contact Evan Scholing at evanscholing@gmail.com.

Bethel Youth Retreat: 

September 13th to the 15th is the date for this year’s event!! Mark it on your calendars. Registration forms will be available next week and will be located on the foyer table. We remind you that a consent and liability form will have to be signed by your parents. Please feel free to invite your friends to join. The more the merrier! More information will be available in next week’s bulletin but if you can’t wait please contact Amaris, Gayle, Maddy, Andrew, Curt, Wayne or Pastor Mike.

Attention ALL Bethel Youth! 

The Youth leaders of Bethel are in need of your assistance. The Youth Retreat is fast approaching and we are in need of musicians and singers to help us out for our praise and worship time. No previous experience is required! The retreat is September 13th to the 15th. Contact Gayle for more information

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ponoka Christian Schoo

is accepting applications for an Educational Assistant for the coming 2013-2014 school year. Interested applicants may send resume to 6300-50 St. Ponoka, AB, T4J 1V3 or email to office@ponokachristianschool.com by August 17, 2013

The River Community Church Edmonton 10 Year celebration!

There will be a celebration on Sept 27th. We will also celebrate Mosaic House’s 5th anniversary and get updated on the 2 new church plants. The celebration starts at 5:30 p.m. at The Blatchford Air Hanger in Fort Edmonton Park. Everyone is invited. There will be a formal dinner, music, worship, special guests, comedy and much more. Tickets are $40 for adults; $25 for children until August 15th. So get your tickets early!

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, Alberta 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!

PURSECUTED CHURCH

NIGERIA: 

Multiple explosions hit a highly populated area within the Christian district of Kano city at around 9:30 p.m. on July 29th. The military confirmed that 12 people have died at the scene. However, a spokesperson for hospital has claimed that more than 20 fatalities took place as a result of the blast. This same area was previously attacked by the militant Islamic group, Boko Haram, with the intent of totally wiping out Christianity from the region. In May, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in some northeastern areas of the country. The government has since announced its dedication in cracking down on militant Islamists. It was announced by Nigerian authorities on July 30th that 42 suspected members of Boko Haram have been arrested so far. The Lord is clearly hearing our prayers on behalf of our dear fellow believers in Nigeria through the government's willingness to provide greater protection and diligently track down the militants who are causing much loss, upheaval and pain in the lives of so many innocent people. May He continue to give President Goodluck Jonathan and his political team wisdom as they handle the perpetrators and bring assistance to the wounded and bereaved. Also ask for God's peace, comfort and healing to be upon the surviving victims and their loved ones.

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