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2015-07-05 July 5 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 John & Teena Stol. Please keep them in your daily prayers.

Happy Birthday to Ernie Stebner as he celebrates his birthday on Tuesday. May God bless you on your birthday and in the coming year.

Nelly Keitel’s brother Peter Rynsburger is recovering from colon cancer surgery in Red Deer. There are additional cancer concerns as well as other complicating factors so the family asks for our prayers at this time. Their comfort and confidence is in the Lord through these anxious times.

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: 

Ron De Vries – Classical Youth Ministry Coordinator

Denominational: 

Christian Reformed World Missions – Muslims around the world observe the month of Ramadan from June 17th to July 17th. During this time of heightened spiritual awareness, pray the CRWM missionaries who work among Muslims will find opportunities to share Christ’s love with them.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, July 12th 

We read from Numbers 14:1-35 as it pictures the people of Israel “Wandering in the Wilderness” but were they really wandering and was it really wilderness? In the evening we read from Hebrews 2:13 as we confess that “Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

It is also “Ride your Bike to church Sunday.” In the nice summer weather, those who live within biking distance (or others who want to challenge themselves) are invited to bike to the church for worship.

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.

Council Summer Social: 

This event will be held this coming Wednesday, July 8th at 6 p.m. at the home of Craig & Marcella Van Stryland. All deacons are asked to bring a salad and the elders are asked to bring a dessert. Please bring your own lawn chairs as well.

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.

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!

PERSECUTED CHURCH

PAKISTAN: 

Last Friday marked the six-year anniversary of the arrest of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother and the only woman presently on death row for blasphemy. It all began when Asia was working alongside a Muslim extremist who refused to touch the "unclean" water source from which the Christian mother drank. This led to a verbal quarrel between the two women and subsequent allegations that blasphemous remarks were made by Asia against the Muslim prophet. Urgent prayer is requested for Asia's current health situation. She is suffering from severe physical problems; visitors told that Asia was "so weak she can hardly walk." Lawyers are working on behalf of her, requesting that Asia obtains the urgent medical treatment she desperately needs. Pray for Asia's immediate and safe release, asking the Lord to grant her justice in an unjust world (Psalm 140). Also remember to uphold Asia's concerned husband, children and other loved ones in prayer.

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