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May 22 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.

Do remember those who are unable to worship regularly with us: please keep Jenny Bajema, Tilly Biel, Klaas Boskers, Gerry Doornenbal, Lea Dykstra, Ernie Stebner and Grace Vander Veen in your prayers.

Pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Note from Council 

To date, there have not been any members that have been asked that are willing to let their name stand as Elders. Council asks that members would please pray about this situation. At this point, we are thankful that Darran Vreugdenhil has come forward and is willing to let his name stand as an Elder. Because he is currently serving as a Deacon, that will result in 3 Deacon positions to fill instead of 2. On June 12th, if there are no objections, we will be installing those who have accepted the call to serve - Bryan Noordhof, Trudy Salomons, and Rick Wildeboer as Deacons; Darran Vreugdenhil as Elder; and Kyle Van Stryland as Youth Elder.

Also, you may have read in the bulletin that there is consideration in changing our worship service time to 10:00 a.m. At our last congregational meeting, it was brought to our attention that those of our seniors who live in care facilities have lunch at 12:00 noon. Our current 10:30 a.m. service makes it difficult for them to be there on time. We also realize that a change to 10:00 a.m. could make it more rushed for farmers who have animals to care for. Please let a council member know if a change to the service time will affect you.

Bethel Newsletter: 

It’s time again for our monthly newsletter. The month of June sees us celebrating Seniors’ Week, Father’s Day and Graduations. We look forward to some interesting contributions from the congregation. Please feel free to submit your letters, memories, celebration stories etc. with us as a congregation so we can grow in the family of God and celebrate together. We especially want to hear from our students who are graduating from grade 12 and higher education. Please submit a photo and a few sentences about your future plans. As you share with us, we can pray for you. We hope to have the June edition in your mailboxes for June 5th so please have your submissions in to either Harriet Luymes, Meaghan Noort or Anita Geldof by May 31st. Blessings on all your celebrations.

A request from Bethel Youth: 

As we are quickly approaching YC weekend (next weekend) we begin to look at our meals. Due to the large number going and a collaboration between three area churches we are seeking food donations to keep our costs down a bit. Bethel is in charge of Saturday’s Lunch and 1/3 of Saturday’s Breakfast so we need the following:

60 Hamburgers 4 tin foil roasters

60 Hamburger buns (6) 1 litre ketchup

6 shredded onions (4) 1 litre barbeque sauce

20 Hot Dogs 100 plates

20 Hot Dog buns 100 water bottles

2 Large Franks Red Hot sauce

Thank you to those who have already taken care of some of the needed items from our list and thank you in advance to those who yet will assist us! Please contact Wayne Bouwman at 403-348-7214 if you are able to help.

Teachers, parents, grandparents, anyone who loves kids 

we've got an exciting opportunity for you! This summer we will be running a Children's Church experience for the preschool to Grade 6 members of our church. Sign up for a week or two to have fun and get to know our younger people better. Each lesson is complete, all scripted, with a music DVD to lead singing and no craft supplies to gather. Just read it through the week before, be sure you've got all you need (most supplies will already be in the classroom), and come do church in a whole new way! Sign up for a week in the foyer. Any questions? Call Brad or Erin Lewin at 403-789-7995.

Kids -- preschool through those finishing Grade 6. 

Come try a new way to worship! During regular Sunday School time this summer we will be doing Children's Church. The older kids will help lead the younger ones through the lesson (don't worry, the teacher does all the work, you just get to help with the fun stuff), and everyone has fun singing, learning, and getting closer to God. It all starts June 5th, so come join us!

Vacation Bible School 

is getting ready to start again (July 25-29), and we need your help to reach and teach children about how God gives us hope, special abilities, wisdom, forgiveness, and a family. If you are feeling called to help with this ministry, come see the many ways we can use you at an information meeting on Tuesday, May 24th at 7:30 p.m. If you can't make it, contact Erin Lewin at 403-789-7995.

Ladies! The last craft day of this season 

will be held on Saturday, May 28th. We'll make sure the coffee is ready at 10:30 a.m. and as promised it will be a special day. Please let Anita Geldof at 403-782-2817 or Margaret Roolker at 403-782-4506 know if you plan to attend (at the latest by Thursday!). We hope to see you all there!

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Adults 

will have a Bible study this evening at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Kyle & Erica Van Stryland.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Please take a look at the May-June King’s University 

announcements. They can be found on the bulletin boards in the foyer and fellowship hall.

Are you a member of a Christian Reformed Church in Classis Alberta North

preparing for full-time ministry in the CRC? Your classis has a special fund to support you in your studies, which grants forgive-able loans to those studying for ministry. Application deadline is May 21, 2016. For more information or to receive an application form, please email Student Fund Committee member Jonathan Nicolai-deKoning at jonathan@theneighbourcentre.ca.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Central Alberta Christian High School - Drama 20/30 Presentation: 

Turn the game Clue into a play and you have the masterfully entertaining Murder’s in the Heir! Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity and motive to commit the unseen murder. And it’s up to the audience to decide who actually did it! The presentation will take place on June 1st and 2nd with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Play begins at 7:00 p.m. for approximately 90 minutes with a 20 minute intermission. Tickets are available at the CACHS office for $10 each. Call Ann at 403-782-4535 to reserve your ticket and seat.

The Board of Directors invites the membership of Rehoboth Christian Ministries 

to attend the Annual General Meeting. The meeting will take place on June 11th at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Christian Ministries 3920 – 49th Avenue, Stony Plain, AB. Agenda items include Presentation of the Annual Audited Financial Statements and this year’s Annual Operating Budget, Election/Acclamation of Board Members, and more. Relevant documents will be provided at the AGM or can be sent to you upon request by contacting Krystal Savage, Executive Administrator, at (780) 968-8475 or krystal.savage@rehoboth.ab.ca.

Add Your Voice to Canada's Climate Plan. 

The Government of Canada is asking Canadians what we want to see in a national climate action plan. This is a concrete opportunity for us to live into God's call to love and care for the Earth. You can easily submit your ideas using the web-based Climate Consultation Template developed by Citizens for Public Justice. The template contains proposed recommendations and an invitation to reflect on personal connections to climate change. Go to cpj.ca/climate-consultation to be part of the conversation!

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