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April 3 Bulletin


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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 give thanks that Mr. Klaas Boskers was able to return to his home at Royal Oak and is feeling better.

Our Mexico mission team built two houses in Tijuana and ministered at a soup kitchen and an orphanage. May their work bear fruit in the lives of the people they touched and in their own lives too.

Happy Birthday to Tilly Biel and Gerrit Meindersma!! Tilley will be celebrating her birthday today as Gerrit celebrates on Thursday. To each of you we pray that your day is filled with our Lord’s richest blessings both now and in the coming year. J

Thank you to Bethel with your gift in celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary. The gift will be going towards a BBQ. Incidentally we received a BBQ for a wedding gift and that one recently went out of commission. We greatly appreciate the generosity. John & Dana van Gyssel

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

The April edition of the Bethel Newsletter

is in your church mailbox today. Please check it out for lots of news and requested announcements!

Treasure Seekers 

have completed another exciting season, with 2 groups of very active grade 3 to 4 and 5 to 6 students. They took notes during the worship service and then met downstairs to discuss the sermon with some very capable facilitators. We are blessed that we have men and women, who are willing to share of their time and talents to help children understand what is being taught during the service here at Bethel.

We would like to invite all the Treasure Seekers students along with the teachers and helpers for a windup breakfast on Sunday, April 10th at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. There will be time to enjoy some delicious food and receive awards for all the activities that were completed. RSVP to awildeboer@xplornet.com by April 8th.

Living Members 

will be held today, April 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Peter and Jan Zuidhof’s. Study lessons #23 & #24 (pages 104-113).

Book Club 

is coming up. On Thursday, April 14th, we will be discussing "A Measure of Light" by Beth Powning. We'll meet at our usual place, (Margaret's) at 7:30 p.m. It is Eleanor Merkus' turn to bring refreshments. Everyone interested is welcome - come and see why our group has been meeting for 6 years already!

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Peoples Bible study 

will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Kyle Scholing’s home

Young Adults Bible study 

will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Kyle & Erica Van Stryland’s home.

Tuesday Nite Youth 

will meet on Tuesday, April 5th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

Consider joining Central Alberta Youth Unlimited/YFC on a young adults’ humanitarian trip to Honduras in July. 

You will be given the opportunity to impact youth through schools & camp ministry, and also families through maintenance on schools, the camp and in the local community. As you immerse yourself in the Honduran culture, the biggest impact will most likely be on you! Take an unforgettable trip and leave a lasting impression. Dates: July 3-18, 2016, Cost: $2700, Who: Young Adults 18-30. For more information or to register contact Melissa Kuipers at MelissaK@cayu.ca or Central office at 403.789.2298. Registration deadline is April 19th.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

CHECK OUT the April edition of the Bethel Newsletter 

for info on SERVE projects and happenings in Classis Alberta North.

New from the Christian Reformed Denomination! 

Hundreds of titles. Anytime. Any device. And it’s all free for members of the CRC. Announcing the Christian Reformed Church Digital Library! You can access hundreds of Faith Alive titles in a more convenient way – anytime, from anywhere, on any device that’s connected to the web. If you attend a CRC church, you qualify for free access as part of this new pilot program. Sign up now and spread the word! For details and to sign up go to crcna.org/Library

Keep The Banner coming! 

The Banner helps everyone in the CRC stay connected through a print magazine, website, and social media. Although it is supported by ministry shares and ad revenue, annual contributions from readers like you are vital. This year The Banner must raise $300,000. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation at TheBanner.org/Donate to help keep The Banner coming to every home in the CRC.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Baby Bootie Campaign 

Is coming to a close. If you have any other baby booties you would like added to the campaign please have them placed in the basket by April 9th. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.....young and old who made baby booties for this effort. Also a huge Thanks to the Youth of Bethel who made cards to go with the booties. Please pray that these booties will touch the hearts and minds of each Member of Parliament and Senator and that laws will be made to protect pre-born babies in Canada.

Shalom’s Spring Gala 

will be held on Saturday, April 9th at Festival Hall, 4214 58 Ave, Red Deer Alberta. Entertainment will be by Erin Schmale, Soulful Noize and Wildrose Harmonizers. Doors and Silent Auction open at 6:30 p.m. and program begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 each or $150 for a table of 8. Tickets available at Shalom Counselling, Country Cupboard and Kennedy’s Parable Book store.

Attention all Grade 9 Students & Parents! CACHS is having a PIZZA PARTY! 

Grade 9 Students are invited from Red Deer, Lacombe, Ponoka, Rimbey, and other areas. On Thursday, April 14th at 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. you will meet and greet other ‘GRADE 9s’ who could be your classmates at CACHS! School is located at 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe. A Parent Orientation will take place as students are engaged in fun activities. Come and check out what CACHS has to offer! Please RSVP at 403-782-4535.

Set aside the night of April 22nd for the annual Lacombe Christian School Auction. 

Come out for an evening of family fun for all in support of LCS. Supper is served at 5:00 p.m. with auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. Hall of Games for the kids runs from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Any questions or donations, call Karri Folkerts at 403-782-0313. Grandparents Day to follow on Monday, April 25th.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

MIDDLE EAST: 

Four translators employed with Wycliffe Associates were recently murdered by militants in an unnamed location of the Middle East. The raid took place at the translators' office. Two workers were able to protect the life of the lead translator by laying on top of him during the attack but they themselves were killed. Items used for translating, print-equipment, books and translation materials were destroyed in the attack. Hard drives containing the work for eight language projects were saved. Ask the Lord to mend the hearts and injuries of the surviving team members, and to bring comfort to loved ones. Pray for strength and continuation of the eight language projects so that this tragedy will not restrict the Gospel from going forth throughout the Middle East. Pray that the militants will experience sincere repentance, forgiveness of sin and eternal salvation.

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