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2015-08-16 August 16 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.

We express our condolences to Rod and Laura Duckett and the family with the death of Rod's mother this past week and of Laura's grandmother last week. In times of sorrow we look to our savior who promised to walk with us through the valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23).

Congratulations to Brent Venhuis and Jessica Jonker who were married in Nobleford yesterday. We wish them God’s blessings as they start their new life together.

Rosanne Bruinsma & Steven Vandyk are getting married on August 29th in Red Deer. The ceremony is open to all. They would love your support as they start their lives together. The wedding is at First CRC, 16 McVicar St., Red Deer on August 29th at 1:00 p.m.

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

Next Sunday, August 23rd 

We welcome Pastors Jes’us & Evelia from the Fuente de Vida church 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 come and encourage us. In the evening we will read from 1 Corinthians 15:35-44 & Revelation 21:1-8 and engage the wonder of the “New Creation.” Pastor Mike will lead the services.

A Potluck Luncheon 

will be held next Sunday, August 23rd after the morning worship service so you can meet Jes’us & Evelia Renteria-Caldre’on from the Fuente de Vida Church in Mexico! Please bring a main dish along with a salad or dessert! Everyone is welcome!

Thank you 

to all who have contributed to our Everest VBS. It has been an amazing week full of fun, laughter, and learning more about how God provides. Every contribution of time, energy, prayer, money, or materials is vastly appreciated. Thank you for supporting this ministry to our children. Erin Lewin

VBS Wrap-up Meeting 

Will be held on Wednesday, August 19th at 7:30 p.m. here at the church. Please come and share what worked and what didn’t.

BETHEL YOUTH

Bethel Youth Retreat 2015: 

To all youth in grades 7-12. It is time for the Bethel Youth Retreat September 11th to 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. to about 11 p.m. The starting point is located at 51514 Range Road 271 (Pioneer Road) Spruce Grove. So many sights 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 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".

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Urban Aboriginal Ministries: Summer programming: 

Summer brings new challenges for Urban Aboriginal Ministries. Our centres become more child-focused than ever as school is out and kids are looking for something to do. Please pray for our summer programming and kids’ camps. Pray for kids who struggle with the loss of the safe routine of school, and ask God to use our centres to bring support, healing, and comfort to families.

Calvin Theological Seminary: 

Arriving students: Pray for the one hundred or so new students who will be arriving this month to begin their studies. Pray also for the many international students and their families as they make cultural adjustments.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. to 9 a.m. Registration and Breakfast at Bethany Baptist Church, Red Deer, AB. From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Scavenger Hunt from Red Deer to Rocky Mountain House. 1:30 p.m. to 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.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Nepal 

Following devastating earthquakes in April and May which killed thousands of people, many Christian aid organizations and churches around the world have raced to send aid to feed and shelter Nepali villagers and to rebuild their crumbled homes. Soon after Christian charities responded with desperately needed aid to survivors nationwide, the Nepali constitutional drafting committee has responded by removing religious freedom from the draft. The drafting of a new constitution has been ongoing for the last seven years in Nepal. Parties are fighting for the return of the Hindu Kingdom by abolishing the secular state. Nepali Christians are calling for the international community to urge Nepal to abide by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which the country has ratified. Let us join them in their prayers.

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