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2014-04-13 April 13 Bulletin


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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 the following people who celebrating their birthdays this week. Agnes Prins with her birthday today, Joanne van Gyssel with her birthday on April 17th and Gerry Doornenbal with his birthday on April 18th. We pray that God will bless each one of you on your special day of celebration and may you feel him near in the year to come.

Many thanks for the support received in the form of cards, messages, food, flowers and visits during the recent passing of Grace Spelt. Also the understanding and acceptance of her condition the past number of years. It is all so much appreciated. The significance of the church community is really felt during these times. The Spelt Family

We would like to thank our congregation for the sympathy shared with us and for all the cards we received. To God be the glory for taking my daughter Grace to her heavenly home.
Gerrit & Dorothy Meindersma

Dear Congregation, We want to thank you for the beautiful flowers we received for our 50th Wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful day with our family and friends. If you come into Red Deer, feel free to stop by at 3 Jessop Avenue, phone number: 587-273-4646. God bless you all.
Teus & Marja Vander Vlis

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

Pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Dear congregation. 

Three months have gone by and we usually have met the ministry shares for King’s College and a third of the denominational ministry shares. This year we are behind the $27,000 needed to fill this obligation. Please consider this when deciding what amount to put on your next cheque. From the General Administration Leadership Team.

Council Executive meeting highlights:

1. We went over the minutes of all meetings.

2. We will be going back to regular bread for communion and the gluten free bread will be distributed on a separate plate for those who need it. It can be requested at any time before or during the service.

3. We will keep our services at 4 p.m. throughout the summer. To be reviewed in the fall.

4. We went over nominations for the upcoming casting of lots for council positions.

5. Continued our planning for the arrival of Charles Van Hoffen. (Seminary Student).

Today you will find World Renew Tanzania Team partner cards in your church mailboxes. 

It is the hope that these cards will help you to get to know Chris Enns, World Renew Team partner in Tanzania as well as his family. The profile cards have a detachable bookmark that can be placed in a Bible or put on a fridge to keep Chris and his family in your prayers and in your thoughts.

Preschool Sunday school in the summer: 

We are looking for volunteers to teach the summer preschool Sunday school program which will run from June 1st to August 31st. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer – many hands make light work! We are also looking for Preschool teachers starting in September. If this interests you, please call Jess Heidelberg at 403-782-7992.

Coffee Break 

meets for the last lesson this Wednesday, April 16th. We will have a potluck breakfast starting at 9:15 a.m. God has blessed our time together. Thank you to all who attended and helped out to make this year an encouragement to all who came.

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Peoples

will meet for supper & Bible study (chapter 8) today, April 13th following the afternoon service at the home of Erin Vandenborn.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

will meet this Tuesday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

HOPE is the theme for this year’s YC2014 

and our cry for students is that they would know the Love of God and the Hope that He offers them. We really believe that God has a purpose for everyone and are praying that all will experience His power and His Presence at YC Alberta and beyond! Many have spoken up to come and join us and WCCC in attending this event. What we ask you to do now is place a down payment on your commitment to go. We are asking for $75 now and the remainder will be due prior to leaving. Please submit your payment and or questions to Andrew Tenbrinke as soon as possible. Your consent and liability forms are located on the back table in the foyer.

DENOMINATION NEWS

Neighborhood Life in Central Alberta 

is moving forward. The initial 8 neighbourhoods are looking to add to the mix. And we are inviting you to join us beginning in May (read the stories at www.centralalberta.blogspot.ca) Here are a few ways to do this:

1. Invite someone from Neighbourhood Life over to discuss the ways in which we have effectively connected neighbours together and sought out what God has already been doing in our neighbourhoods

2. Register for "Axiom" in Red Deer (May 9 & 10). This training in provided by Home Missions and a donor has covered the cost for all Christian Reformed members. Contact Neighbourhood Life for more info or look for "Axiom" on the web: www.forgecanada.ca/events

3. Host a block/road party. Ideas for block/road parties have been placed on the Red Deer, Blackfalds and Lacombe websites. Red Deer has block party month in May, otherwise "June is block party month" in central Alberta. Build bird houses together, host a garage sale together, use Neighbourhood Life's free BBQ to eat together, practice hospitality.

For more information on these ideas, contact Neighbourhood Life at 403-505-9897 or email rickabma@gmail.com

Our roster of campers is almost full. We do have some Youth Week Camper spots available. If you know of a young person with a developmental disability between the ages of 8 – 20 who would like to come to Rehoboth Camp the week of July 27 – August 1, please contact kelvin.vandasselaar@rehoboth.ab.ca for an application and more information.

An opportunity to make a difference, close to home! Come on down to beautiful Camp Rehoboth near Lacombe, AB. For one week you can leave the busyness of life behind you and be a special friend to a child or adult with developmental disabilities, and show them the love of Christ. For many of the campers who come, it is the only Christian influence in their lives all year. It is a week of spiritual growth for both campers and volunteers! With your help, we can “FLOURISH in the land.”

Volunteers are needed to fill the following positions:

R & R Week – June 30th – July 4th: 1 Bible Leader, 1 night watch, 15 counselors

Adult Week 1 – July 5th – 11th: 1 Bible Leader, 1 night watch, 25 counselors

Adult Week 2 – July 12th – 18th: 1 techie, 25 counselors

Independent Week – July 19th – 25th: 1 night watch, 1 techie, 20 counselors

Youth Week – July 26th – August 1st: 1 Bible Leader, 20 counselors

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to become a counselor in training (CIT). Application form is available on the Rehoboth website - http://www.rehoboth.ab.ca/camp_program.html

For more information on how you can help, please contact Linda Rosendal – 780-968-8483 or email linda.rosendal@rehoboth.ab.ca

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lacombe Christian School

approximately 345 students in K-9, anticipates having a Primary teaching position for the 2014-1015 school year. Applicants must qualify for Alberta teacher certification. Qualified candidates should include a cover letter, resume, statement of Christian faith, philosophy of education and list three supervisory reference contacts. Please send information to Lacombe Christian School, 5206-58th Street, Lacombe, AB, T4L1G9, telephone (403) 782-6531or e-mail: mfolkerts@lacs.ca

Evening of Reflection at Woodynook CRC

On Tuesday, April 15th at Woodynook CRC, there will be an evening of reflection on the last week of Christ’s life. Using the 17 paintings called “Kisimanito Pakitinsuwin – the Creator’s Sacrifice” by the artist Ovide Bighetty. There will be a focus on the passion of Christ throughout the Stations of the Cross. This is a traditional event in Lent throughout the Christian Church. Doors open at 5 p.m. and a formal liturgy will begin at 7 p.m. See you there!

Central Alberta Christian High School Annual Fashion Show

Come out for an evening of fashion, dessert, door prizes and silent auction in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation on Thursday, April 17th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at the school office by phoning 403-782-4535.

13th Annual Fundraising Auction for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank 

to be held on Tuesday, April 22nd at Vold Jones Vold in Ponoka. Free Lunch at 12:00 noon. Auction starts at 12:30 p.m.

We're looking for donations: dairy animals, beef animals, round or square hay, sporting event tickets, products from your business, etc. For more info or to donate please contact Harry Makkinga at 403-783-1274, Arnie Tenbrinke at 403-318-7503 or Peter Doornenbal at 403-302-2545.

Lacombe Christian School Auction 

will be held on Friday, April 25th at the LCS Gym. There will be supper and the silent auction starting at 5:00 p.m. and the live auction will follow at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to donate anything or need more information call the school at 403-782-6531 or Karri Folkerts at 587-876-3346.

25th Anniversary Celebration!! 

You are invited to attend the 25th Anniversary Celebration Concert of the Parkland Men’s Choir. It will be held on Saturday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodynook CRC. The Men’s Choir will be joined by guest quartet Potter’s Clay, female soloist Marla Torgerson and saxophonist Dr. Charles Stolte. There is no admission fee, but a freewill offering will be taken. Come out and enjoy a great evening of musical celebration of the goodness of God.

Shalom’s Annual Spring Dessert Gala Fundraiser

Saturday April 26th at Balmoral Bible Chapel (55 Street & Rutherford Drive, Red Deer). Doors open at 6 pm for silent auction, program begins at 7:00. Laugh and learn with Phil Callaway and enjoy musical entertainment by Cindy Palin. Tickets $20 each. Call 403.342.0339 or drop by Shalom’s office. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Bonnie at bonnie@shalomcounselling.com.

Grandparents' & Senior Supporters' Day at LCS 

 In thankfulness for your contributions to the children of Lacombe Christian School, we invite our Grandparents & Senior Supporters to our annual luncheon on Monday, April 28th. Seating begins at 11:30 a.m., with lunch being served at 11:45 a.m. Please RSVP to the school office if you plan to attend at 403-782-6531.

Gospel Music Night

You are invited to a Gospel Music Night to be held on Sunday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the Lacombe Kozy Korner, 5024 53 Street. “Gospel 792”, a group of local singers & musicians will be presenting traditional and country gospel music. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information please call 403-782-2343.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Kenya

Sunday, March 31, 2014 Islamic militants, connected to the El-Shabaab terrorist network in Somalia. They attacked a Christian church in the Kenyan city of Mombasa. According to reports, the militants attacked the unarmed worshipers with automatic weapons, killing six and wounding many others. The Kenyan authorities have made it a priority to bring these attackers to justice declaring all people who attack unarmed worshipers are devils. Pray for families who lost loved ones and for recovering of those who were wounded. Please pray for justice to be done.

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