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June 5 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

Next Sunday, June 12th 

We read from Exodus 2:1-10 where we see Moses in a Papyrus basket floating on the Nile as God’s saving Word to his people. We will also be installing our new Elders and Deacons. Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

The June issue of the Bethel Newsletter 

can be found in your church mailbox this week. For lots of news & updates, please check it out!

Press Release from the Lacombe Community Refugee Effort: 

Wow! What a flurry ofactivity.The Al Omar family is safely moved into the rental home here and are eager to become part of our community! For more information on this lovely young family please read the latest report in the June issue of the Bethel Newsletter!

We are very pleased to say that we have hired a Summer Worship Coordinator! 

Jessica Jacobson is currently attending Burman University where she is working on her Bachelor of Arts in music degree, specializing in voice. She has been involved in choir and school musicals and plays the piano. She is looking forward to getting to know the congregation and working with us this summer!

Note from Council 

To date, there have not been any members that have been asked, 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 am. 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 will affect you.

Ladies! 

Plans have been made for next season of Coffee Break, beginning September 21st. It will be exciting to see how the studies of Easter, Isaiah, and the Parables of Jesus will impact our lives. STORY HOUR NEEDS A LEADER AND A HELPER. Please prayerfully consider this important ministry aspect of Coffee Break. Those who are able to help or would like more information contact Barb Vandyk at 403-550-3318.

Book Club meeting! 

Ladies, another meeting is coming up on Thursday, June 9th at Margaret Roolker’s home. We'll meet at 7:30 p.m. This month's book is "Mornings in Jenin" by Susan Abulhawa, and it is Ann Wildeboer's turn to bring the refreshments. With summer just about here, to give you a heads-up, we will have a meeting in July ("Scent of Water", by Elizabeth Goudge) and there will be no meeting in August. Hope to see you all this Thursday!

Living Members 

will meet at the home of Peter & Gerry Prins on June 12th at 7:30 p.m. Please study lessons 27 & 28.

BETHEL YOUTH

Bethel TNY ladies 

are invited to join Gayle and Dana for ice cream on Friday, June 10th at 7:30 p.m. at The Cone in Lacombe. A special welcome to all new grade 6 ladies to come join in on all the fun, as we would like to get to know you better! Please invite a friend and don't forget your money. You will need to be dropped off and picked up by 9 p.m. See u there!!

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Synod

meets beginning this coming Friday in Grand Rapids. As delegates gather from across North America we pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit in the discussions and decisions that will be made.

Baseball season is almost upon us 

and this has made a few of us think about green grass, warm sunshine and catching a few fly balls out on the baseball diamond. This summer come on out for a fun event called the “CRC Grand Slam Slo-Pitch Invitational”. Get your church group co-ed slo-pitch team together for this second annual tournament being held on the weekend of July 9, 2016 at the Clymont Recreational area near Devon, Alberta. The cost per team is $220.00 (this being a fundraiser for Home Missions “Neighbourhood Life”.) If you have a team or two who would like to participate, please contact Ron deVries by email at rc.devries1@gmail.com or text/call 780-619-6566 by June 12th to book your team. Once we have the number of teams coming, we can send you the game times and schedules. There is camping available on site for those who would like to camp near the diamonds.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Canadian Foodgrains Bank: 

Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9th at the Tees Hall for a presentation on the Canadian Foodgrains Bank Food Study Tour to Ethiopia. Coffee and dessert to follow.

Camp Rehoboth 

is back and provides a one week camping experience for people with disabilities. It is a life-changing and faith-building week for campers and the volunteers as well. Volunteers are needed for this summer for the following weeks: June 26 to July - 2 counselors & 3 to 4 cooks, July 9 to 15 – 1 Bible leader, 20 counselors and July 16 to 22 – 12 counselors & 1 Bible leader. Please check out the poster on the bulletin board in the foyer for more information. Sign up to volunteer at www.rehoboth.ca or email to camp@rehoboth.ab.ca or phone 780-968-8488.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Uganda

Early in the morning of May 8th, Awali Kakaire (34) killed his wife, Mariam Nakirya (30), for embracing Christianity. Awali began to suspect his wife was a Christian a month prior to the incident, after the local imam questioned him as to why his wife and children had not been attending mosque prayers, and why his children had not been attending the Islamic school. As Awali frequently traveled for business, sometimes for a month at a time, the rest of the family was able to attend church on Sundays. After killing his wife Awali also threatened to kill his children. This was prevented by neighbors and police. The children are now in the care of relatives. Pray for these five traumatized children who are suffering the tragic loss of their mother. May our Lord Jesus, whom they have come to know while attending church, fill their hearts with great peace, comfort and hope. Also intercede for their father in hopes that he, too, will discover God's forgiveness and salvation.

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