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2015-08-02 August 2 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.

Congratulations to Megan & Paul Den Oudsten with their marriage on Friday, July 24th. Wishing you many years of happiness and love as our Lord continues to bless you together.

It is with great joy we plan to celebrate Alice Scholing’s 90th birthday on Wednesday, August 12th. Come celebrate with us on August 12th with an Open house from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Bethel fellowship hall. Your presence is the best gift you could give her! The family of Alice Scholing

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. 

Bethel News

Next Sunday, August 9th 

We receive God’s grace in worship and the word and in the Lord’s Supper. We hear God’s word from Genesis 22 where Abraham is asked to sacrifice his son, his only son, Isaac. This act of faith points to God sending his son Jesus as our savior. I wonder - how old was Isaac when this happened? In the evening God calls us to be “His New People” in this world filled with all of the old struggles of sin. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

Parade float for Lacombe Days 

Thanks to all those who helped out with the parade float. Special thanks to Darran Vreugdenhil for providing the truck and trailer and Pat Bouwman for running the sound. Steeve did a great job leading the singing with Erin Lewin and Reuben Wildeboer and even added a VBS Rap with Coltin Wildeboer.

Church in the Park

God provided perfect weather for our annual combined service last Sunday. Many from all the churches in Lacombe gathered along with many neighbors and friends. It was truly a blessed time of giving praise to God and fellowshipping together. Steeve and his team of singers and musicians did an excellent job of leading in singing praise to our Lord Jesus. Thanks also to the deacons for taking the collection. $3209.00 was raised for Youth Unlimited and Volunteer Link.

Thank you! 

Please take a look at the note from Andy & Linda Horlings on the Mission bulletin board in the Fellowship hall.

Ladies of Bethel, You are Invited

In celebration of the weddings of Taylor Duckett (Steven Krause) and Rosanne Bruinsma (Steve Vandyk), we will be gathering together for a bridal shower this Friday, August 7th at 7:30 p.m. Fun and Excitement are planned, so come and join in. Please bring a snack to share.

Bethel Vacation Bible school: 

Calling all kids! Come have fun climbing Everest this summer, and learning how to conquer challenges with God's mighty power! Don't miss all the fun -- August 10th to 14th 9 AM to noon. Pre-register at www.lacombevbs.ca to reserve your spot.

Snack time at VBS! 

This year's program doesn't need any baking done, but we do need supplies to assemble our treats. If you are interested in helping supply some of our snacks, please sign up on the sheets in the foyer so we know what we can count on. Thanks!

VBS 

also needs some supplies for decorating. If you have any climbing, camping or hiking gear that you won’t be needing for a couple of weeks, we’d love to have it! Pup tents, sunshade tents, big backpacks, ropes, sleeping bags, etc. Please call Erin Lewin at 403-789-7995 or bring it to Classroom 12 (Children and Worship room) in the basement before August 6th.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre is in need of volunteers over the summer and into the fall until the completion of Phase 1 of their new housing project. The specific need is for debris removal. Anyone with a truck, or truck and trailer, and some time to help would be greatly appreciated. For more information please contact: Edie Heibert at (W) 403-343-1611 or (C) 403-350-7178.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

IRAN

Despite promises to maintain the rights of religious minorities, persecution is still a matter of concern for various faith groups; it seems that the Islamic regime has a particular interest in persecution of Christians. Iranian authorities continue to raid churches, threatening and imprisoning their members. More than 500 Christians have been arrested since 2010. In these past few weeks some Christian prisoners were granted release prior to their completed term; there are others who have been arrested. Among those are 18 Christians who were evangelizing, facilitating home churches, and speaking out against Iran's Islamic Republic. The combined sentences of their trials totalled almost 24 years in prison. President Rouhani perceives Christianity as a direct threat to his government. Pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Iran. May they be strengthened by God's Spirit, and may they be encouraged by the hope we have in Christ. Let us also lift up the Iranian government and its authorities, asking God to move their hearts toward repentance, so that many will come to know Him and the glory of His mighty presence.

AUGUST 2ND SCHEDULE

Offering: Tuition Relief for local Christian Education

Ushers: Rod Venhuis & Bryan Noordhof

Lift Operator: Herman Scholing

Sound: a.m. Steeve Sainte p.m. Travis Tenbrinke

PowerPoint: a.m. Marcella Van Stryland p.m. Cindy Prins

Greeters: Bryan & Yvonne Noordhof, Ina Jackson & Carol De Waal

Coffee: Terry & Donna Vandenborn, Peter & Gerry Prins, Roger & Anita Swier

Nursery:
a.m. Dana van Gyssel, Gord Bos, Cassie Lewin
p.m. Trudy Salomons & Hannah van Iperen

Preschool teacher & helper: Jessica & Aiden Heidelberg

AUGUST 9TH SCHEDULE

Offering: Mission support for Mark & Selina Patterson

Ushers: Craig Van Stryland & Peter Zuidhof

Lift Operator: Clarence Kits

Sound: a.m. Cindy Prins p.m. Grant Zuidhof

PowerPoint: a.m. Corinna Prins p.m. Mel Zuidhof

Greeters: Grant & Mel Zuidhof, Harry & Hilda Van Stryland

Coffee: Henry & Joan Eisses, Jan & Cootje Voorbij, John & Dana van Gyssel

Nursery:
a.m. Donna Vandenborn, Ken Tenbrinke, Aiden Heidelberg
p.m. Cora Stol & Riley Vandenborn

Preschool teacher & helper: Jen Tenbrinke & Grace Roolker

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Thursday, August 6th 

5:00 p.m. Circle of Friends Community supper

7:30 p.m. Worship team practice, VBS setup

Friday, August 7th 

7:30 p.m. Bridal shower for Rosanne Bruinsma & Taylor Duckett

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