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2014-06-29 June 29 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.

Els Ebens suffered from a heart attack early this past week. An angiogram test showed that three of her arteries are 90% blocked. Doctors say that there is no treatment that can alleviate the blockages. Els remains at Red Deer hospital but may transfer to Lacombe. Please pray for Els and her family as they face this difficult news, and that God will sustain and provide for them.

We pray for Jan Voorbij as he recovers and rests from prostrate treatment. We pray that his kidneys will continue to recover well.

Ed Moller, father to Dana van Gyssel, is still in the Red Deer hospital. He recently has undergone more surgeries and isn’t responding well to treatment. Please pray for guidance and peace for the family during this difficult time.

Congratulations to Audrey Noordhof with the celebration of her birthday on July 1st and Joan Scott with her birthday on July 4th. May you both be blessed in a special way on your birthdays and in the year to come.

Lawrence & Annette Sackmann will be moving to Strathmore at the end of this month. We pray that they will be blessed in their new home. Their new address there is 110-43 Westlake Circle, Strathmore, AB, T1P 1T6. The new phone number is 403-983-3942.

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. 

ITEMS FOR PRAYER

Vacation Bible School: Pray for this important ministry for the children of our community. Pray that God would be glorified and that Jesus’ name would be proclaimed. Pray that all preparations will be made and that we will receive the needed volunteers.

Boldness: Pray that we would be bold witnesses for Christ.

Salvation: Please pray for those of our families who do not walk with the Lord. Pray that God would work to change their hearts so that they will turn to Him.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, July 6th

Pastor Charles will lead the morning service. Lord willing, we will begin to climb the summit of Isaiah 6:1-8 and ponder the holiness of God. In the Afternoon Elder Henry Eisses will lead the service. He will deliver a sermon on Galatians 5:16-26 focusing on the fruit of the Spirit of love.

Vacation Bible School - Good News Farm

August 5-8, 2014

VBS will be starting in only 5 weeks! Our planning team is busy preparing the crafts, Bible stories and lining up helpers. We are still looking for the following positions. Please prayerfully consider if this may be a ministry you may serve in. Please contact Pastor Charles with your interest to volunteer as soon as possible.

Positions needed:

· 3 Shepherds (adults to lead a group of children around)

· 6 Helpers (youth ages 11-17 who will help the shepherd)

· Games Leader

· Power Point

· Sound

· Singers

· Pianist

Mark, Selina, Luke & Levi Patterson 

will be coming to Lacombe to stay for several months before they return to China. As a way of welcoming the Pattersons back to our church family, we invite you to help fill their pantry and fridge/freezer! Food items can be brought to church on Sunday, July 6th. Coolers and boxes will be in the church Fellowship hall to place your food items in. If you have any questions, please contact Marcella Van Stryland (403-784-3545), Ann Wildeboer (403-782-2061) or Joan Eisses (403-782-2345). THANK YOU!

Bethel Newsletter

ladies will be postponing a newsletter until August.

New Worship, Hospitality and Nursery schedules

for the months of July through September have been placed in the church mailboxes. With summer holidays approaching, we ask that you make every effort to find a replacement for yourself if you will be away when you are scheduled to take part in the worship services, be a greeter, serve coffee or be in the nursery. Thank you!

BETHEL YOUTH

Paint Ball

Bethel youth will be going paint balling on Saturday, July 12th at Sylvan Lake Paintball. All youth, grades 7-12 and young at heart, may come out and "paint the town". All students going to grade 7 in the fall are invited to join in on the fun. Meet at the Bethel parking lot at 9 a.m. sharp! The cost is $25 for everything you need. (that includes 200 paintballs so if you’re trigger happy you might need to buy more at $8/100 balls). Permission slips and 2 waiver forms will be on the table in the foyer. We will be back at church by about 3pm. Please contact Andrew Tenbrinke for more information

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Rehoboth Camp Volunteers Needed: 

We have started our summer camps. God has answered our prayers for more volunteers, but we still need help for the following weeks:

Counselors are needed for

Adult 1: July 5th – 11th – 13 counselors

Adult 2: July 2nd – 18th – 6 counselors

Independent: July 19th – 25th – 6 to 10 counselors

Please contact linda.rosendal@rehoboth.ab.ca for more information, or apply online – www.rehoboth.ab.ca Thank you! Pray that our Camps go well this summer, that everyone has a great time, stays healthy, we get good weather, but most importantly, that our campers know that God loves them!

Diaconal Ministries Canada

is looking for a local Ministry Developer for the Parkland region. If you have a heart for the servant leadership of deacon's ministry, this position may interest you. Areas of ministry include equipping local deaconates with resources, encouraging deacons and churches to explore community ministry opportunities, and promoting justice resources. This position requires 2-4 hours a week. Please contact Rachel Vroege, the Regional Ministry Developer for Western Canada for further details and renumeration.

Happy Birthday Canada!

This Canada Day, World Renew thanks the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) and all Canadians for their generous support to help families in poor communities build healthier, more joyful lives. In Bangladesh and Malawi, for example, World Renew is making incredible strides in improving health for pregnant mothers and their children thanks to a $918,508 DFATD contribution for child and maternal health programs. Thank you for partnering with us to make projects like this possible. We are deeply grateful for your ongoing support!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Kamp Lone Pine

Please join us on July 5th at Kamp Lone Pine for our final work bee to get the site ready for the Camp!! We will be chopping and clearing out the last trees. Work bee starts at 8:00 a.m. and lunch will be provided. Please come out for some fun, fellowship & hard work! On another note we are in need of a lot of baking for our staff volunteers during the week of camp. We are looking for baking for 200+ staff daily. If you are able to provide some, we would like to have it before July 20th. You can put it at the church in the fridge marked for Kamp Lone Pine. Thank you!

Central Alberta Youth Unlimited (Youth for Christ) 

is looking for a full time Youth Worker in Ponoka, AB. A person who possesses a personal faith in Jesus Christ; strong heart to see youth know Christ; ability to build into potential leaders, inspire youth, and walk alongside youth as an informal mentor; team player. Experience or training in youth work, small group work or counselling is an asset. Each staff member is responsible for raising 100% of their salary through fundraising and donations. Closing date is August 15, 2014. Please submit your resume to info@cayu.ca or mail it to 5025 – 50 Street Lacombe, AB T4L 1X9.

The Parkland Men’s Choir 

is looking for a pianist. Our season runs from the middle of Sept. until the end of April. Our practices are on Monday evenings at the Woodynook CRC Church, west of Lacombe. Most of our concerts are on the weekends, with an occasional one midweek evenings during the Christmas season. We are looking for a pianist who is able to have a high level of commitment to practice and performance. The choir is a volunteer choir and the members pay a membership fee to sing in it. We do pay an honorarium to the pianist, to be determined by our board. Our style of music is varied from Southern Gospel quartet style, to anthems, to hymns to spirituals etc. If you are interested or know of anyone who might fit the bill, contact Larry Johnson at 403-782-1443 evenings; Email: nighthawkj@gmail.com or Allan Stolte at 403-885-4379; Email: astolte@albertahighspeed.net

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Egypt 

Bishoy Armia Boulous was sentenced on June 18th to five years in prison for "disturbing the peace” by broadcasting false information on an evangelism TV channel. While carrying a camera and four flash drives, Bishoy was arrested on December 4th when he was taking photos or video during a protest. Security forces claimed he was contributing to a "false image" that there is violence against Christians. Bishoy's conversed from Islam to Christianity. The accused believer has faced ongoing persecution since 2007, the year he tried to legally change the religious identity on his official ID. While in prison he has been treated in an inhumane way. Bishoy's wife and two children are in an undisclosed European country. Please bring this case to our Lord in prayer. Pray that this young man will be treated with kindness and respect by prison guards and fellow inmates. May he have opportunities to share his faith with those who do not yet know the Living God. Please also pray for Bishoy's legal team as they advocate on his behalf.

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