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2015-05-03 May 3 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.

Our Family of the Week is Wayne and Jackie Bouwman and family. Please uplift this family in your daily prayers.

Congratulations to Hilda Van Stryland and Bill Noordhof as they celebrate their birthdays on Monday. May our Lord continue to bless the two of you into your new year!

Our condolences go out to Pauline and Ralph Bos with the death of Pauline’s mother Mrs. Wierenga, this past Thursday. She had been struggling with illness for some time. The funeral will be held here in Bethel on Tuesday, May 5th at 1:00 p.m. May our Lord comfort the family in this time of sadness.

We, Sarah Stad and Jeremiah Basuric, invite you the congregation to witness our marriage vows here at Bethel on Saturday, May 9th at 2:00 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Do remember those who are unable to worship regularly with us: please keep Albert & Tilly Biel, Klaas Boskers, Gerry Doornenbal, Lea Dykstra, Lillian Mercier, Ernie Stebner and Grace Vander Veen in your prayers.

Pray for our missionaries around the world.


Local: St. Cyprian’s Anglican - Pastor Dr. Lee Sinclair

Classis Alberta North: La Glace CRC – Pastor Paul Birnbaum

Denominational: Calvin Theological Seminary: Graduates

Rejoice with more than 100 CTS students who will graduate this month, including our first 36 Hispanic Ministry graduates. Give thanks for all who have supported our students on their journey, and please pray for guidance in their next steps - ministry, further studies, or whatever God may have in store for them and their families. This includes the Van Hoffens.

We continue to pray for the office bearer nomination process.

We pray for our effort to hire a student to serve our church during the summer months. So far we have two people from Burman University who have shown interest in the position.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, May 10th 

Is Mother’s Day. We celebrate the gift of Mothers by reading from 2 Timothy 1 and considering some “Biblical Moms.” In the evening we turn to Revelation 20 and reflect on the reality of “The Day of Judgment.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

YC 2015 

our Youth would greatly appreciate your support so that we are able to attend the YC Conference this year. We are asking for money donations to help cover our food costs at the conference. If you are able to help, please contact Gayle Vreugdenhil at 403-597-8779 by May 10th. Thank you!!

Save the Date: VBS is coming again this August, from the 10th to the 14th.

Our theme this year is Everest: Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power. To make a fun, learning week of climbing heights happen for ages 4 to 10 years old, we need YOU. Start thinking of ways you can get involved. What talents can you contribute? In May we will start filling specific positions. Especially if you want your child to attend, we need you to make it happen. Contact Erin Lewin if you are interested in helping out.


YC2015 Reminder

Consent forms were handed out two weeks ago. They MUST be handed into Gayle by May 17th with the balance of your registration fee ($75). Please note that transportation and accommodation cost are still being worked out so be prepared to have these paid for on time, before we go. If you have any questions please contact Wayne, Gayle, Andrew, Jan or Dana.


Latest news from World Renew Disaster Response about the High River, Alberta reconstruction: 

After the disastrous flood of June 2013 DRS has been involved in reconstruction from January 2014 to the present. The site is almost in the home stretch but there are many who are still waiting on repairs to their homes. DRS anticipates closure of this beautiful site in late September 2015 if all the scheduled works gets done on a timely basis. You read that correctly, there are home owners still waiting for DRS teams to provide them the hope and assistance they need for recovery. There are not a lot of other options for them. Many of our volunteers have been so dedicated to this community and have returned on assignment more than once. Others have voiced the desire to volunteer but schedules don’t always come together. If you have never before volunteered with DRS we encourage you to register with our Grand Rapids office and to consider signing up for one, two or three weeks anytime now until the Fall. This need is urgent and real. Please don’t assume someone else will fill the teams. Should that someone be you? There is a place for those who are skilled, unskilled, cooks, general helpers, etc. We simply ask that you prayerfully consider how God can use you to bless others in High River, Alberta. Contact Becky Purdom (volunteer coordinator) by phone or email to let her know how and when you are led to serve. We’re looking forward to hearing from you. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to email your Classis Alberta South/Saskatchewan DRS representatives Ulrich and Liya Haasdyk at haasdijku@hotmail.com or the area representatives in your own classis. Direct DRS Contact Information: Phone: 1-800-848-5818. Email: bpurdom@worldrenew.net 


Exciting Summer Employment Opportunity: 

Bethel CRC in Lacombe, Alberta has a full-time position available for a Summer Ministry Coordinator. The vision is to:

- Maintain excellence in ministry and worship during the summer months.

- Engage in outreach through a one week Vacation Bible School.

Qualifications are: Musical skills (play a lead instrument and lead in worship) and administrative skills to keep all of the details of weekly ministry flowing smoothly. Wages are $15/hr. A fuller “Position Description” is available upon request. Phone 403-782-0744 or 403-782-6400. Email: pastor6@telus.net or bchurch2@telus.net

To find out more about Bethel church check our website: www.lacombebethelcrc.org

First Christian Reformed Church Chancel Choir 

presents "Spring Praise" with special guests, His Light from Koinonia Christian School Red Deer. Event will be held on Sunday, May 3rd at 7 p.m. at First Red Deer CRC, 16 McVicar St., Red Deer. Admission is FREE. Further info is available at www.chancelchoir.ca

The Alberta March for Life Association

invites you to attend "Yes I Choose Life and will March for Life" themed March for Life on Thursday, May 14th from 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please meet at Churchill Square, 102A and 100 St., Edmonton, AB T5J 2V4. Alberta March for Life is an independent pro-life group whose mission is to promote the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death and the dignity of disabled people. Their main objective is to conduct an annual peaceful outdoor march where invited speakers speak about pro-life issues, share information, and raise public awareness. They welcome all persons who support pro-life ideals and are open to partnering and cooperating with organizations which promote and advance their mission. Questions? Call Val at 403-789-7787.

Join Central Alberta Youth Unlimited on Saturday May 30, 2015 for our annual charity Golf Tournament at the Ponoka Community Golf Club.

Entrance fee includes driving range, lunch, 18 holes of golf, power cart, steak supper and great prizes. Evening entertainment will be provided by Phil Callaway. Space is limited. Register online at www.cayu.ca .

The Soul Patrol Choir 

is accepting registrations for the 2015/16 season. Choir is open to anyone who will be in grades 2-8 next year. Rehearsals are every other Tuesday at Lacombe Christian School from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Includes choir camp, choir tour, dessert night and singing in local churches. Register before Choir Open House on June 2nd to get a choir cd and t-shirt before the summer! Talk to Sherry TenHove for more information or for a registration form, call or text 403-350-9765 or e-mail sherry.tenhove@gmail.com.



Each year thousands of people make the dangerous journey from North Africa to Europe's Mediterranean coast, often aboard poorly equipped vessels. Many of them attempt the voyage to flee war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East. 105 people left Libya on April 14th in a rubber boat. Militant Muslims from the Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal, who were among the migrants trying to flee from Libya to Italy, threw 12 of their fellow passengers overboard. Witnesses of the incident testified that the perpetrators had committed this crime because the victims were followers of Christ; a Nigerian Christian man prayed for salvation as the boat moved out to sea. Italian authorities have consequently arrested 15 people on suspicion of murder for those lost at sea. Please intercede on behalf of the many friends and family members, asking God to comfort their grieving hearts and strengthen their faith. May the Italian authorities deal justly with the perpetrators, holding them accountable for this crime. Pray that the assailants, along with many others of North Africa who do not yet know our Risen Lord Jesus, will come to faith in Him.

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