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2015-08-09 August 9 Bulletin

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We Gather in God’s Presence

Gathering Songs: Worship team


*Call to Worship: John 1:29-30, 35-36

*God greets us & we greet one another

*Opening Song: The Heart of Worship

We Receive God’s Grace & Give our Gifts

Congregational Prayer

Offerings: General Fund & Mission support for Mark, Selina, Luke & Levi Patterson

Children’s Message: Harriet Luymes
Preschool children are dismissed for Sunday school

We Hear God’s Word

Song of Approach: PH 579, LUYH 897 What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Scripture: Genesis 22, Hebrews 11:11-12, 17-19

Message: God Will Provide the Lamb

Our Response

*Song of Response: You Are My All in All

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

We Go Out to Serve

*God’s Blessing

*Closing Song: How Great Thou Art



*Call to Worship: Ephesians 2:19-22

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Song: PH 502, LUYH 251 The Church’s One Foundation

*Confession of Faith: Our World Belongs to God: 34 & 40

We Give our Gifts: General Fund & Mission support for Mark, Selina, Luke & Levi Patterson

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture reading: 1 Peter 2:1-12, text: vs. 9,10

Message: Being God’s New People: the Church

Songs of Response: Bryan Noordhof

Share and Prayer


*Closing Song: PH 508 Jesus, with Your Church Abide


Today’s offering is for Mission support for Mark, Selina, Luke & Levi Patterson as they minister to the Chinese people in their work in China.

From the Pattersons: Thanks so much for supporting us on our trip in your prayers. We stayed healthy and connected with everyone on our list plus a few others we hadn't even known were around. We were sustained emotionally and spiritually in a very dark place. In seven days in Lhasa, we got together with a total of 38 people. We were able to bring God near in every interaction! Sometimes it was as simple as giving thanks for a meal shared together. At other times, it was a complete explanation of the hope we have. In every case, it was a reconnection into the lives of people we love. Thanks again for going with us. We were strengthened, protected, sustained, and blessed. What a joy to be members of one another! Mark, Selina, Luke and Levi

Next Sunday’s offering will be for support of the work of the Gideons International in Canada. The Gideons International In Canada is an association of Christian men and women who share God’s Word with effective and engaging forms of Scripture—reaching people everywhere with the Gospel through personal witness and partnership with the local church. In Canada Bibles or New Testaments are placed free of charge in common areas where people will find them and begin to read them: hotels, prisons, hospitals, extended care facilities, seniors’ homes, assisted living facilities, medical waiting rooms, clinics and other similar institutions. They are also handed out to students, health care workers, military personnel, police officers, prisoners, and the general public at special events. The Gideons partner with local churches in Canada and around the world, sharing God’s Word and communicating the gospel message to people of all ages and walks of life.

Next Sunday, August 16th

we build on the theme of our exciting VBS week “Conquering Challenges through God’s Mighty Power.” We hear God’s word from Phil 3:7-21 and learn how we are to “Hold on as Jesus holds on to us.” See if you can invite a friend or neighbor to the service. In the evening God call us to be “A missionary People” as we read from Isa 28:9-29. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.


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 Willie Stebner with the celebration of her birthday this coming Tuesday and to Alice Scholing & Fenny Stegerman with their birthdays on Wednesday. May each of you be blessed with a special day of celebration and may God bless you in the year to come.

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

We offer our condolences to Nelly & Gerald Keitel with the death of Nelly’s brother Peter Rynsburger who passed away peacefully on Monday, August 3rd in Hospice care in Red Deer. A memorial service is being planned for Saturday Aug 15th. May God comfort the family in his loving grace in Christ Jesus.

Pastors Jesus Renteria Calderon and Evelia Holguin are visiting here in Alberta from our sister church, Fuente de Vida (Fountain of Life) in Ensenada Mexico. We have sent many mission teams there to help build the church and build homes for people in the neighborhood. Now they are able to and encourage us. They are visiting the three main supporting churches here. The schedule is for them to be at Clive Baptist church on Aug 9th at Christ’s Corridor church in Red Deer on Aug 16th and with us here at Bethel on Aug 23rd. We trust God will bless them and make them a blessing.

From Margaret Njuguna. I will be visiting the States – mainly for training on disability matters at Elim Christian Services in Chicago. While there I will visit a few friends but I will not make it to Alberta this time round. Elim Christian have training programs every year and hopefully they will invite me in 2016 – and if that happens, I will be able to come and visit the congregation and friends at Bethel CRC. Meanwhile, I thank God for all you for being part of a very transforming and humbling ministry and I will continue to be a faithful servant and will continue to share updates with you all. Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support.

Do remember those who are unable to worship regularly with us: please keep Jenny Bajema, 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

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 – starts tomorrow, August 10th to 14th, 9 a.m. 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!

Plan to Protect® Webinar:

 Due to VBS week I will not be hosting the live feed of the August Special Interest Webinar – Health & Safety Guidelines. I will however love to host the recording of it here at the church, or if you prefer to watch it at home, let me know. This webinar is designed for board members and leaders working with children, youth, and vulnerable adults. It will address health and safety guidelines and answer your questions with regards to allergies, illnesses, medications and vaccinations. Let's raise the bar on protection! Dana van Gyssel.


Bethel Youth Retreat 2015 

To all youth in grades 7-12. It is time for the Bethel Youth Retreat on September 11th – 13th. Come out for a weekend full of relaxation, good conversation and great food! Ron DeVries will be our special guest, his topic is NOT A FAN - Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Christ. Bring a friend and your bibles. Consent forms are located on the back table or from Gayle. Deadline for registration is September 6th, please hand them back to Gayle with your $40 payment. For more information, contact any of the Bethel youth leaders.

Classis Alberta North Young Adults (CANYA

is hosting their 6th Annual Car Rally and Square Dance on Saturday September 12th, beginning at 2:30 p.m. and will end about 11 p.m. The starting point is located at 51514 Range Road 271 (Pioneer Road) Spruce Grove. So many sites to see, so many dance moves to remember and lots of great food to eat. Invite your friends for a rip roaring, foot stomping, friendship growing good time. Cost is $20.00 per person. If you have questions please contact Charlene Ages at 780-222-3444 or charages@gmail.com. To register, please do so at this Facebook event page "CANYA Car Rally and Square Dance"


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.

Job Opportunity

Northern Alberta Diaconate Conference (NADC) is seeking a Consultant/ Administrator (this could be a .5 FTE or split into two smaller positions). We are looking for someone with a heart and passion for diaconal work who has good interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills. Primary duties consist of encouraging and supporting Classis AB North diaconates, networking and facilitating communications between churches and partner organizations. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Starting date is negotiable. For more information contact Irene Brink at ibrink@shaw.ca or 780-458-3091.

On September 12th, 2015 we will be hosting our fourth 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 get out and ride together! We invite all of the motorcycle riders to mark your calendars and join us as we ride from Red Deer to Rocky Mountain House. At 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration and Breakfast at Bethany Baptist Church, Red Deer, AB. From 9 a,m. - 1:30 p.m. Scavenger Hunt from Red Deer to Rocky Mountain House. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Show ’N Shine, BBQ & Musicin the Co-op parking lot in Rocky Mountain House. Cost will be $50/rider, $35/passenger and please preregister by August 27th to receive a ‘We Care, We Ride’ bandana. To register or for more details visit www.pregnancycare.ca/events/ or call Michelle at 403-343-1611.



Bakhit Ebeid, 21, was travelling from Egypt to Libya with two other Christians among a group of Muslims when ISIS militants stopped the travellers and captured the three Christians. On July 17th, Libyan affiliates of the notorious terrorist group released evidence claiming the kidnapping of the three Christians. Please pray for God's divine intervention and deliverance on behalf of these men, and for His comfort and peace to be upon their concerned loved ones.


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

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

Preschool teacher & helper: Jenny Tenbrinke & Grace Roolker


Offering: Gideons International in Canada

Ushers: Peter Prins & Ken Salomons

Lift Operator: Walter Land

Sound: a.m. Cindy Prins p.m. Rick Wildeboer

PowerPoint: a.m. Hannah van Iperen p.m. Hailey Wildeboer

Greeters: Herman & Betty Scholing, Gerald & Michele Noort

Coffee: Frank & Debby van Iperen, Margaret & Janneke Roolker, Rod & Barb Venhuis

a.m. Harriet Luymes, Don Wildeboer, Leah Ebens
p.m. Cora Hoekstra & Grace Roolker

Preschool teacher & helper: Amy Tenbrinke & Torey Tenbrinke


Monday, August 10th to 9:00 a.m. – Friday, August 14th

12 noon Vacation Bible school

Monday, August 10th 

7:00 p.m. Summer Friendship at Bethel

Wednesday, August 12th 

7:30 p.m. Council executive

Thursday, August 13th 

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

7:30 p.m. Worship team practice