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2013-08-18 August 8 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.

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, August 25th 

We think about those who we are obliged to care for as we reflect on 2 Samuel 9:6-13 and consider “The Mephibosheth’s of Life.” In the evening we read from Proverbs 30 and “The wisdom of Agur” to make a list. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

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

Carpet Cleaning Days! Wednesday, August 21st and Tuesday, August 27th

On these two days the carpet cleaners will be here in Bethel. On Wednesday they will be doing the downstairs and Tuesday the upstairs. We ask that you NOT enter the building during the day to let the workers do their job without disruption. Thank you

Pre-School and Kindergarten Sunday School: 

We are in need of teachers for our program, and we will be starting Sunday, September 8th. If you feel the call for this worthwhile ministry please contact Jessica Heidelberg for more information.

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.


The Youth Summer games

Due to low attendance last week we will try again this week! The Youth Summer games 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, One life. What’s it all about? 

Take a journey through Mark’s gospel with your Bethel leaders with an exciting 5 part series from Christianity Explored. The retreat will take place on September 13th to the 15th so mark it on your calendars. Registration forms are available and located on the foyer table. We remind you that a consent and liability form will have to be signed by your parents. Please hand in forms and fees to Andrew or Curt, or feel free to place them in their mailboxes. Remember to invite your friends! The more the merrier! If you need more information contact Gayle, Amaris, Maddy, Curt, Andrew 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

Welcome (Back) to the U BBQ! 

Heading to university in the fall? You’re invited to a free Campus Ministry kick-off BBQ on Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00 p.m. at the Martin Luther House (10941 - 88 Ave.) This is a great opportunity to meet some new people, catch up with friends, and find out what’s happening in the Campus Ministry this fall. Feel free to bring a friend along.


GEMS Camp 

was held this past week under beautifully sunny skies! Fifty girls from south and central Alberta, along with 20 staff, enjoyed fun, fellowship and great food in the beauty of God's creation. A HUGE "THANK YOU" to our Counsellors and CIT's (Mrs. Jeanette and Miss Ashley, Miss Hailey and Miss Sierra, Miss Marya and Miss Morgan, Miss Kelsey and Miss Nina, Miss Amy and Miss Sally, Miss Kaley and Miss Jessica), Cooks (Mrs. Marilyn-doubling as our nurse, Mrs. Carol, Mrs. Jenny and Mrs. Linda), Handyman (Mr. Jim), Music Leader (Mrs. Rachel) and Directors (Mrs. Chrissie and Mrs. Cindy). We appreciate all the prayers, support and donations that we received. Camp will be held the same week in August next year (Aug 11-15, 2014)

** A number of Bethel GEMS went to this camp and all these leaders are from southern Alberta.

Crossroad Bible Opportunity 

Did you know you can be part of the outreach to prisoners right here in western Canada, and you can do that right from your kitchen table!. God has been touching so many hearts in prison, even in our area. This is very exciting! Would you like to hear more about this opportunity? Next Wednesday evening Martie Van Niekerk, our Canadian coordinator, will be right in our area to tell us more about it. All youth, mothers, fathers, are invited to come and learn more about Crossroad Bible Institute. You are invited to George and Betty Weenink’s place just before the Rehoboth Camp on Wednesday. August 21st at 7 p.m. We hope we will have to move to the WN church for a larger room! Phone us at 403-782-7140 or e-mail at weenink@platinum.ca Crossroads e-mail is crossroadbible@thebibleleague.ca

CRC Campus Ministry at the U of A Celebrates 40 Years! 

The CRC Campus Ministry at the U of A is celebrating 40 years! You’re invited to a service of worship and thanksgiving on Sunday, September 8th at 4:30 p.m. at West End CRC. A reception will follow the service. Please join us in celebrating God's faithfulness to ministry on campus.



Christian population is growing immensely, now encompassing 12.83% of the nation’s population. In light of recent political divisions, propelled by the ousting of president Mohammed Morsi, Egyptian Christians are susceptible to violence on a daily basis. Pray that God will deliver Egyptian Christians from fear at this dangerous time.Please pray that God will comfort the families and friends of the victims.Pray that Egyptian Christians will not be embittered towards their adversaries, but instead will “love [their] enemies and pray for those who persecute [them].” (Matthew 5:44).Also pray for the perpetrators. Pray that they will be brought to justice, and that God will speak to their hearts.

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