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2015-06-28 June 28 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.

Our Family of the Week is Rena DeRuiter. Please keep her in your daily prayers.

Brian Jackson received tests this week in relation to prostate cancer. The overall assessment was good having caught it early and he will be receiving treatment in the next little while. We give thanks for God’s grace and trust in his healing.

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 with a special day and may you feel God’s nearness in the coming year.

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. 

PRAYER ITEMS

Classical Ministry: 

Rick Van Mannen – Campus Chaplain

Denominational: 

Sustaining Congregational Excellence (SCE) - During the summer months, decisions are being made on grant requests received from smaller churches for projects they would like to pursue. The projects are intended to foster health within the church and possibly its surrounding community. Please pray for the SCE team as they review proposals and make decisions. Pray for the churches as they embark on new projects. May God bless all involved.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, July 5th 

We read from Exodus 5 and 2 Peter 2. Are we mud bricks or eternal stones? In the evening we read from Ephesians 1:1-14 as it describes “The long road of redemption.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Congregational PicnicPotluck

The Fellowship Ministry Leadership Team is hosting a Congregational PicnicPotluck next Sunday, July 5th. This will take place after the morning worship service. You are asked to bring picnic food. Weather permitting, we hope to eat outside, so make sure to take your lawn chairs along! Everyone is welcome!

Schedules: 

Copies of the July, August & September schedules were inserted in your church boxes last week. If you serve as an Usher, Lift operator, Greeter, Coffee host, Nursery attendant, Sound tech, PowerPoint operator, Musician, Song leader, Children’s story leader or Bible reader we ask that you note when you are scheduled to participate. With July and August upon us we realize that there may be scheduling conflicts but we ask that you do your utmost to trade with someone if that is the case.

Nursery: 

With less of our children in the nursery right now we have now scheduled two adults and one young person for the AM services – we do NEED EVERYONE to be there as we may have visiting children in the nursery. For the PM services we do need people to show up in case we have someone in the nursery. Thank you!

Bethel Newsletter: 

Another three months have flown by, and in those three months we have celebrated Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day and Seniors’ Week. We have celebrated school graduations this past week. Our Family Newsletter will be out for the first Sunday in July. We are always very grateful for contributions from the congregation. So, please consider what you might be able to send our way. If you or someone in your family is graduating from grade 9, grade 12, College or University please let Harriet Luymes know. Please hand in your contributions to either Harriet Luymes or Anita Geldof by Tuesday, June 30th or place them in the newsletter mailbox in the foyer. Thank you!

The Spirit of Plan to Protect® 

was a one hour free webinar for users of Plan to Protect®. This was an opportunity to have a conversation on how to unleash and communicate the true spirit of the work and resources they have to offer. The live feed may be over BUT you can still watch, learn and have a conversation about Plan to Protect®. If there is interest to set up another viewing OR if you prefer to watch the recording on your own, please contact myself, Dana, and I will hook you up with passwords to get you into the member section of their website. A big thank you to those who attended the live feed. I enjoyed the conversation about our policy and implementation here at Bethel.

Ladies of Bethel, You are Invited! 

In celebration of the July weddings of Megan Scholing and Kristin Van Stryland, we will be gathering together for a bridal shower on Tuesday, July 7th at 7:30 p.m. Fun and excitement are planned, so come and join the fun. Please bring a small snack to share.

Bethel Vacation Bible School: 

Come join us on Tuesday, July 14th at 7:30 p.m. to learn how you can be involved in VBS. Lots of cool and amazing jobs to do!

Book club: 

Just to remind you ladies that the next book club meeting is July 9th. The book is "Memory Keeper's Daughter" - a book we read before, so this should be an easy read. In August there will be NO meeting. For September 10th we will read "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker” by Jennifer Chiaverini. All meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month, at the home of Margaret Roolker, at 7.30 p.m.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

From Diaconal Ministries Canada: 

We give thanks for you the members of Bethel for supporting the work of Diaconal Ministries Canada. Your gift of $669.00 is helping to equip deacons to do justice and to bring the transforming love of Christ to neighbourhoods of CRCs across Canada. For more information go to www.diaconalministries.com

From World Renew: 

To the congregation of Bethel CRC: Thank you for your gifts to World Renew received in May, particularly the gift of $5,498.75 for World Renew’s work in Nepal after the devastating earthquakes. The remainder of your total donation of $7,934.50 will be used as directed, in the program fund, world hunger alleviation, disaster response, and work by King's University in Honduras. Thank you for your prayers and financial generosity.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Christian single young man from Ontario seeks farm work in Alberta, hopefully beginning in mid-July or at your earliest convenience. Room and board or information on housing would be most welcome. I am a dependable, hard working person, an experienced milking manager for a 100 + dairy herd, milking three times daily using an automated milking system. I am willing to learn other farm work for sure. Please contact me directly at 1-519-270-1422 or through my uncle in Edmonton (John Rhebergen) at rhebergen@telus.net or 780-454-7120. Thank you for your consideration!

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