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2014-07-13 July 13 Bulletin


UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday, July 20th 

We will join with other Lacombe churches and worship together at the Lacombe Days Church in the park. This will be held at the ME Global Sports Field next to the Lacombe Composite High school at 11:00 a.m. Please bring an umbrella for sun or rain!

Next week Sunday, July 20th at 4:00 p.m

We will meet here at Bethel for a service of Scripture, prayer, and song. Lord willing, we will conclude our mini-series on Habakkuk, and learn how Habakkuk was able to rejoice in the Lord despite the circumstances he was facing.

Lacombe Day Parade

Bethel church is entering a float in the Lacombe Day Parade on July 19th. Our theme for our float this year will be celebrating our very own GEMS & Cadet programs. We are looking for boys and girls to wear their GEMS and Cadet uniforms, throw candy and pass out brochures to the kids and their parents in the crowd watching. They can walk along with the float, ride a bike, rollerblade etc. We need to know as soon as possible who would be able to help out. Please contact Grant Zuidhof or Gaylene Tenbrinke for more information.

Cadet International Camporee, Kamp Lone Pine 

Invites you to a worship service on Sunday, July 27th at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will provided and parking is available on-site. Please remember to bring your own lawn chairs. Directions from Hwy 2: At the Blackfalds overpass, take Hwy 597 west to Range Road 27-5. Go north for 3 miles and look for signs. We will not have worship services here at Bethel that day.

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.

We offer our condolences to Cathy Dowling, Curt & Amy Dowling and family and Roger & Anita Swier and family with the passing of Simon Swier on Tuesday, July 8th at the age of 93 years. We pray that God would be very near to them, provide for them, and comfort them in the days and weeks ahead.

We pray for Els Ebens and her health. May she experience God’s peace and love. And may God provide a suitable home for her.

Congratulations to Jake Prins with the celebration of his 88th birthday this coming Friday. May you feel God’s nearness and love on your birthday and in the coming year!

Praise God that Jan Voorbij has experienced much healing and strength. Jan is now working full-time again! Pray that the functioning of his kidneys continues to increase.

We would like to thank the congregation of Bethel for the beautiful flowers we received for our 25th wedding anniversary. Jim & Wannetta Brander

From Pastor Charles and Heather Van Hoffen: We now have a new phone number, please take note: 403-782-2134

Do remember our seniors and shut-ins: keep Albert & Tilly Biel, Klaas Boskers, Leah Dykstra, Ernie Stebner and Grace Vander Veen in your prayers.

Pray for our missionaries around the world. 

ITEMS FOR PRAYER

Lacombe Days

Pray that God would use the parade float to draw children and adults into our church. Pray for those who will decorate the float.

Pray for the upcoming town-wide church service. 

Pray that this would unite Lacombe under the Lordship of Christ. Pray also for unbelievers who will be in attendance.

International Camporee

Pray for the young boys that they would grow in their relationship with the Lord. Pray for the counselors that they may be a godly example. Thank God for the dedicated people who have working tirelessly to prepare for this big event. Pray that God would bless the preparations that still need to happen in the next few weeks.

Pray

that we would have a hunger for God’s Word; see His holiness and our need for Him.

Bethel News

Council Executive Hi-lites

· Reviewed all Ministry Leadership Team minutes.

· We went over the summer preaching schedule.

· VBS planning is coming along well.

A note from the General Administration Leadership team: 

With the warm weather of summer we ask that the blinds in the sanctuary remain closed to help keep the room cool for our worship services. Thank you!

Vacation Bible School

Good News Farm is coming in Four Weeks! Our planning team is excited at how the details are coming together. God is good! We are still in need of volunteers for: the Sound booth, power point, piano player, Two Shepherds (who lead a group of children around from station to station), Please contact Pastor Charles with your interest to volunteer today!

BETHEL YOUTH

A Children's Evangelistic Team is coming to Maskwecis, organizing VBS on July 21-25 (1:30-3:30 pm). There is a need for some young people to help the kids with games and crafts. If you would like to come along for one or more afternoons you may get a ride with the Voorbij's. Please call 403-782-6703.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Central Alberta Youth Unlimited/YFC

YU-Turn Youth Centre and the Lacombe Athletic Park have come together to present the Lacombe Half Marathon. Race day is July 20th, it will be held at the Lacombe Athletic Park. Run, walk or jog your choice of courses 21k, 10k, 5k, or 2.5k. To find out more, visit us online at www.runlacombe.com, www.lacombeathleticpark.ca or www.wcyu.org

Bethel VBS 

We are building a nest egg of Country memories! Send your mini farmers to Good News Farm…Summer in the Heartland Vacation Bible School. On August 5th – 8th from 9 – 11:45 am. all children ages 4 through 10 are welcome to come and enjoy a wonderful time of discovery. Invite your friends and neighbours! Early Registration papers are in your church mailbox today! Fill yours out (one form per family) and place in the designated mailbox. Extra Registration papers are available in the church lobby. Please take some home for your neighbours and friends. “We’ll see you on the farm!”

On September 6th, 2014 we will be hosting our third annual “We Care, We Ride” fundraiser in Support of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre. This motorcycle rally/scavenger hunt is a great opportunity to share the work of the CAPCC, raise funds and have fun in the process. There is a poster on the foyer bulletin board with all information.

Job descriptions for 3 different employment positions at Bethel Community Church in Edmonton are displayed on the foyer bulletin board.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Iraq

As a militant group sweeps across the country and leaves devastation in its wake, Christians are urgently seeking prayer for their homeland. Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS) have gained full control of Mosul. Historically known as Nineveh, the city is the traditional heartland of Iraq's church. The vast majority of Christians there, up to 1,000 families have joined the exodus of around half a million residents fleeing the desolation. The situation is the worst they have ever been. Let us bring this situation to the throne of our Almighty God, with the assurance that He is ultimately in control of this world. Pray that He will use His people to extend peace and grace to those struggling and in pain. Ask Him to provide for the needs of the thousands of refugees, also granting long-term solutions that will lead to peace and stability. Pray that the militants will repent and come to faith in Jesus Christ.

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