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2014-06-08 June 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.

We, the family of Tony Middag would like to thank everyone for the cards, words of sympathy, and the many hugs and prayers. At the memorial for our Dad, grandfather and great grandfather, a big thank you to the ladies who baked and served tea and coffee. Ina & Brian Jackson, Gord & Chelsea Bos and boys

It’s with great sadness we inform the congregation of Lena Spelt’s passing on Wednesday, June 4th at age of 100 years. A funeral memorial service will be held at Woody Nook Christian Reformed Church on Tuesday June 10th at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Neil de Koning will officiate.

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

Pray for our missionaries around the world. 

Bethel News

Next Sunday, June 15th 

Student pastor Charles Van Hoffen will lead both morning and afternoon services.

The Deacons 

Would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that so faithfully have participated in providing a meal for Circle of Friends. A special thank you to the coordinator Hilda, all the cooks and aids, all those that help set up and clean up and for all of you that donated meat, produce and baking for the meals that are served every Thursday here at church. The deacons encourage everyone to lend a helping hand if you are able. At the moment +80 meals are served, so if you can help out with cooking or assisting, your help will be greatly appreciated, the cooks are responsible for a meal about every other month. There is a real need for helpers to come in at 4:00pm to set up and than stay for the clean up, so if you have some time to help please let us know. Donations of meat, garden produce and baking/dessert is always a pleasant welcome. If you are able and willing to help out in any one of these areas or have questions please contact Hilda (403-782-6435) or Ann (403-782-2061).

From the General Administration Leadership team: 

Margaret Roolker is the new church janitor, starting the beginning of June. Our former janitors, Marsha Span and Rob & Julie Span have decided to move on with other things. We are very thankful for their faithful service to us as a congregation and the wonderful care they gave to our church facilities over the last few years.

We are looking for more PowerPoint operators 

to help during our Worship services. If you are going into Grade 9 this coming fall or you are older and would like to help out, please give Cindy Prins a call at 403-748-2824 or email to bchurch2@telus.net

From the Coffee Break group: 

Something to consider over the summer months is this request from Coffee Break. After many faithful years of helping, Audrey Noordhof has asked to be replaced as nursery help. If you are available on Wednesday mornings this could be the place for you. Contact Jan Zuidhof, Margaret Roolker or Martha Warner.

Living Members 

will be at Peter and Jan's today at 7:30 p.m. Please study pages 132-139.

Vacation Bible School 

“GOOD NEWS FARM” planning meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the Council room. Volunteers from Wolf Creek Community Church will also be joining us. At the meeting more details will be worked through for this exciting ministry August 5-8. If you have signed up or are interested in helping out please come to the meeting.

There will be a bridal shower 

for brides to be, Heather Van Stryland (Leroy Otten) and Mallory Ebens (Tim Unger) on Thursday, June 19th at 7:30 pm at the church. All ladies and girls are invited to this time of fellowship and celebration! Please bring a snack to share.


Slow Pitch FUNdraiser 

June is fast approaching and we are getting ready for the first annual Slow Pitch FUNdraiser to be held on June 14th in Olds, AB. The event will bring further community awareness and support for the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre and the new satellite location in Olds which opened on March 1st this year. We still have space for a few more teams and we would greatly appreciate your support in promoting this fun event to your congregation once more. Please view the poster on the bulletin board for more details about the day and how to register a team of 12 players.

Ponoka Christian School 

Is currently accepting applications for Educational Assistants to work with students during the 2014-15 school year. There are two positions available – part time and full time. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume by June 19th to Robert Morris, Ponoka Christian School, 6300 50 St., Ponoka, AB, T4J 1V3 or email to office@ponokachristianschool.com

Next Year In Jerusalem! 

Has it always been your dream to visit the Holy Land? Come and join us "Next Year in Jerusalem!" from February 15-24, 2015. This time we plan to include a trip to Petra, Jordan. For your itinerary and brochure, contact Pastor John Postuma at 905-765-5623 / postumajohn@gmail.com or Martin Oldengarm at519-749-9866 / mjoldengarm@bell.net.

Rehoboth Camp Volunteers Needed: 

We are only 3 weeks away until Camp begins! We need your help! The following weeks of Camp are in need of volunteers for various positions. Please contact linda.rosendal@rehoboth.ab.ca for more information. Thank you.

R & R, June 30th – July 4th: 5-7 counselors; 1 night watch

Adult 1, July 5th – 11th: 16 counselors; 1 night watch

Adult 2, July 2nd – 18th: 12 counselors; 1 night watch

Independent, July 19th – 25th: 10-12 counselors

Youth Week, July 26th – August 1st: 1 night watch, 1 Bible Leader



Security has increased in recent days in Uganda and Kenya after authorities were warned by Western countries that an Islamic militant group is planning to attack churches. The U.S. embassy in Uganda warned that churches there may face "specific threats" from al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based militant group. The threats against the two East African countries are said to be due to each having peacekeeping troops in Somalia. "All the churches have been informed. The anti-terrorist police and police board in Uganda are providing security to the churches. Al-Shabaab has vowed to eradicate all Christians in Somalia, and they have especially targeted converts from Islam. In April, a young Christian woman was dragged outside her home and killed by a group of armed men. As our brothers and sisters face these intimidating threats, pray that they will not lose heart. Instead, may they entrust themselves completely to our Lord, confident in the work of His Holy Spirit to guide and protect them. Ask God to grant wisdom to authorities and security personnel as they work to shield church buildings from attack in these countries. Please also keep in prayer the members of al-Shabaab, asking God to move in their hearts so that they will cease their violence and believe in Him.

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