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2014-03-09 March 9 Bulletin

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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.

Do remember our seniors and shut ins Albert & Tilly Biel, Klaas Boskers, Lea Dykstra, Tony Middag, Grace Spelt, Lena Spelt, Ernie Stebner and Grace Vander Veen in prayer.

Pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

The Spring Congregational Meeting 

Will be held this week on Thursday, March 13th at 7:30 p.m. There will be a vote regarding Casting Lots for council positions as a change to Bethel’s council nomination process. All Ministry Leadership teams are asked to give their annual report. All other church ministries and Bible studies are invited to submit their annual reports to the April Church Newsletter. There will also be a presentation about the Plan to Protect Policy which will replace our Safe Church Policy.

We continue to pray for our application for a summer student from Calvin Theological Seminary

These are the dates that mark various significant steps in the process.

March 6th Church applications due

March 7th Copies of church positions made available for student review

March 14th Students submit top three (3) choices

March 21st Placements are proposed to churches

March 28th Students are notified of final placement and instructed to contact the church to begin making arrangements

Classis Report Highlights: 

31 churches of Classis Alberta North met in the new 1000 seat facilities of “The River” Community Church in Edmonton March 5th & 6th.

1. Examination of Dr. Ferry Yang as Pastor of Neerlandia CRC. It was amazing.

2. Cuba Connection - the 20 CRCs feel isolated. We could partner with them.

3. Safe Church - May 20th will be the big training day for the Plan to Protect ® with Winning Kids Inc ®.”

4. Vancouver Seafarers Ministry - if you are in Vancouver, Harbour Chaplain Ernst

DeVries invites you to visit a ship in the harbour. Contact Pastor De Vries at 604-253-4411 or his cell at 778-999-3375 or simply email ernstd@flyingangel.ca. He will gladly take you out.

5. The Church Visitors brought a positive report regarding their January visit at Bethel.

6. Treasurer reported a surplus as all the churches of Classis gave 93% ministry shares.

7. The CRC will speak at the March 27-30 Truth and Reconciliation Commission in

Edmonton. Over 10,000 people are expected at the Shaw Conference Center.

8. World Renew Canada is looking for a new Board member. Along with local meetings

it requires one meeting in Burlington. If you are interested please let Pastor Mike know.

9. Classis Home Missions needs one new committee member. It involves monthly

meetings, as it supervises the church plants and thinks missional. If you are interested

let Pastor Mike know.

10. The new Executive Director of the CRC in North America is Dr. Steven Timmerman.

It was a very encouraging two days of meetings hearing about all of the great things God is doing in our Classis and Denomination. The food was great too. Any questions ask your delegates Pastor Mike and Peter Prins.

Next Sunday March 16th 

We begin the Season of Lent as we remember the suffering and death of our Lord by partaking in The Lord’s Supper. Our Lent focus this year will be the story of the “Two Disciples on the Road to Emmaus” as told in Luke 24:13-39. Their journey reminds us of our life journey where Jesus joins them and moves their hearts from sorrow to joy in understanding his sacrifice and glorious resurrection Easter morning. It is my prayer that through this time of worship and remembrance God will move our hearts to greater faith in Jesus our Lord. We will have a “Living Mural” on the front wall to help us follow along on the journey of faith from “Sorrow to Sight.” In the afternoon we lift our hearts in prayer along with the entire CRC denomination in a Prayer Service. Our prayer will be guided by Jesus prayer in John 17 and the comfort and confidence that he is praying for us. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Living Members 

will meet today at the home of Alex & Ann Wildeboer following the afternoon service. We will study pages 80-91 from session 3 of Living in Community.

Kids Choir

It's nearly Easter and we are well into the planning stages! The kids choir was asked to sing again this year for two Sundays - Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. We will be starting practices Tomorrow, March 10th right after school until 5pm. All children from grades 1-9 are welcome!! We will have a snack ready for you so bring your singing voices and join us! If you have any questions please ask Miss Mel or Miss Sue.

Book Club

due to the Congregational meeting on March 13th, the Book Club meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 20th.

There will be a Council Social 

with bowling and then a time of fellowship at Herman & Betty Scholing’s home on Friday, March 21st.

You are invited! 

This year Woodynook Cadet club is hosting the Central Alberta Cadet Fishing Derby on Saturday, March 15th. Anyone from the congregation is welcome to come out for the fun. There will only be prizes for fish caught by anyone not needing to purchase a fishing licence. This means anyone under 16 and over 65. The Derby will take place on Gull Lake, fishing anywhere is fine as long as the fish are caught that morning! We will be doing registration and weighing from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. by Brownlows Landing. Anyone that hooks and keeps a fish will have to register to be eligible to receive a prize. Lunch will follow at 12:00 p.m. so come out and have some fun! Any questions contact Grant Zuidhof


Tuesday Nite Youth 

will meet on Tuesday, March 11th. Doors open at 7 p.m. and we will start at 7:30 p.m. sharp.

Attention All Bethel Youth 

mark March 29th on your calendar, we are going to West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark. We will be leaving the Bethel parking lot at 12:30 p.m. and will arrive home by 8 p.m. In order for this event to happen we will need parents to drive and supervise for the day. More information will come next week. If you have any questions please call or text Gayle at (403)597-8779.


It’s time for the Christian Reformed World Missions’ Annual Poster Contest.

All children are encouraged to enter the contest. Poster contest themes, guidelines and submission forms can be found at www.crwm.org/postercontest . All entries must be postmarked by April 11, 2014.


Lacombe & District Volunteer Link Annual General Meeting 

will take place tomorrow, Monday, March 10th at the 1st Baptist Church at 7 p.m.

Love Van 2014: Wolf Creek Community Church 

is collecting items for The Mustard Seed in Edmonton. Together with the Mom Time women, we are hoping to fill a few vans with things like – blankets, sleeping bags, boots, socks, mitts, gloves, hats, scarves, coats, sweats, towels, hygiene products, and did we say footwear, socks and mitts? Pretty much anything. Backpacks that our children don’t like anymore are also really appreciated. If you would like to contribute to this collection, please bring your things to the church in the next week. We hope to bring it to the centre at the end of next week. Drop off Tuesday through Friday between 1-4 p.m. at WCCC.

In the month of April, Woody Nook CRC 

will be hosting an art show named reForming Relationship along with 3 events including an opening night (April 8), Stations of the Cross (April 15), and a Kinship Celebration Potluck (April 22). In order to better prepare for this event, we are hosting an evening of history on March 11th at 7:00 p.m. Musqua Roy and Judy Louis, our neighbors from Maskwacis, will be presenting the story and history of the Maskwacis First Nations People and Treaty 6. We warmly invite you to join us for this evening. The evening is free of charge and open to the public; we hope to see you there!

The Soul Patrol Choir 

invites you to their 2014 Choral Dessert Night on Friday, March 14th at Woody Nook CRC at 7:00 p.m. Coffee, tea, juice and a variety of desserts will be served. The choir will perform a number of their favorite songs from the year and a few new ones as well. Donations to Camp Silversides will be gratefully received. Come out for an evening of music, fun, and good food!

The Lacombe Christian Reformed Burial Society 

will hold its Annual General meeting on Thursday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodynook CRC.

Ponoka Christian School 

is now accepting resumes for a part-time or full-time Educational Assistant. The position will start April 7 and end on June 19. All applicants must have a current criminal record check. The closing date for resumes is Monday, March 17, 2014. Please send resumes to office@ponokachristianschool or Ponoka Christian School, 6300 50 Street, Ponoka,AB, T4J 1V3, Attention: Rober Morris, Principal

Lacombe Volunteer Appreciation Gala

Show your Volunteers how much they mean to your Church! You are invited to the Lacombe Volunteer Appreciation Gala. Hosted by the Lacombe & District Family & Community Support Services. Details are posted on the foyer bulletin board.



Seven young Egyptian Christians, between the ages of 17 and 25, working in Libya, were murdered on February 24th. They were apprehended by a group of armed men who searched their apartment building door-to-door for Christians. Although several other believers managed to escape, the seven young men were forced to the beach near Benghazy where they were shot. According to reports, a militia group has offered rewards to Benghazi residents who are willing to help them round up other Christians. The killings have sparked great fear among expatriate believers working in the area, and many are now seeking a safe way to leave the country. Pray that the families of the murdered young men will know the peace, presence and comfort of our Saviour, Jesus. Ask the Lord to send His Spirit to guide other expatriate Christians, especially those residing in the Benghazi area. Bring the assailants of this violent crime to our Father, asking that they will be convicted of their sins and seek forgiveness through Jesus' atoning blood.

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