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April 2 Bulletin


UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday, April 9th 

we read the account of Palm Sunday from John 12:12-16 and we welcome Jesus who comes humbly as the conquering King. Our theme of “Freedom from Fears” turns to our fear of being conquered by other things like addictions or phobias: The Fear of Conquest. As we confront our fears we are assured that Jesus sets us free and in him “All fears are gone.” Pastor Mike will lead our worship.

April 14th at 10:30 a.m. 

Good Friday Service of remembrance. We will partake in the Lord’s Supper together.

April 16th at 10:30 a.m. 

Easter Sunday Celebration service.

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.

Congratulations to Harry Wildeboer and Gerrit Meindersma as they celebrate their birthdays on Thursday and Friday. Wishing you gentleman a wonderful day filled with love and laughter with family and friends!

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

Pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

From the secretaries: 

The bulletin deadline is changing, effective immediately. The new deadline is Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Please submit all bulletin announcements to the secretaries’ mailbox or by email to the church office at bchurch2@shaw.ca by this deadline to ensure placement in the weekly bulletin. Thanks so much!!

The Bethel April Newsletter 

be found in your mailboxes today. Look for announcements of up and coming events in and around Bethel.

Book Club is coming up. 

On Thursday April 13th there will be a meeting to discuss the book "The Russlander" by Sandra Birdsall. This will be at the home of Margaret Roolker at 7:30 p.m. It will be Martha's turn to bring some refreshments. See you all there!

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Adults 

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

Tuesday Nite Youth 

meets this Tuesday, April 4th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

GEMS Camp Update! 

GEMS Camp (Aug 7-12 at Gull Lake, Alberta) is nearly full, so GEMS (grades 5-8), if you would like to attend camp this year, please send in your registrations as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment. Also, we are IN NEED OF STAFF!! If your GEMS Club has girls attending, please consider sending along some adults as staff. You do not need to be currently involved with your GEMS club though to come as staff to Camp. We are in need of 3 counsellors (older than 18yrs old), 4 counsellors-in-training (16-18 years old), and 2 cooks. Please consider this ministry prayerfully and contact Chrissie Nauta (chrissie.nauta@gmail.com) if you are able to help with camp.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Gospel 792 Concert 

on Sunday, April 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at the Lacombe Kozy Korner. No admission charge, but this concert is to raise funds towards producing a 2nd CD, so we appreciate all donations. Light refreshments at intermission

An opportunity to make a difference, close to home! Camp Rehoboth 

provides a one-week camp experience for people with developmental disabilities near Lacombe, AB. For one week you can leave the busyness of life behind you and be a special friend to a child or adult, and show them the love of Christ. It is a week of spiritual growth for both campers and volunteers! Our camper spots are getting filled, and we are hoping our volunteer list gets filled as well. For more information, check out our website: www.rehoboth.ab.ca/camps, or send us an email at: camp@rehoboth.ab.ca. With your help, we can “FLOURISH in the land.”

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Europe 

Despite recent ISIS terrorist attacks in Europe, church attendance seems to be skyrocketing with the rapid conversions of Iranian and Afghani immigrants to Christianity. While Europe has a history of low church growth, these Muslim-background believers are reported to be bringing the Christian faith back to life. One church leader says that about one of every four conversions are Muslims converting to Christianity. The Muslim immigrants converting to Christianity are having a noticeable impact on the overall church growth and attendance. Join us in praising God for the wonderful ways in which He is revealing the truth of the Gospel. Pray that many more people will open their hearts to Jesus so they may also experience the transforming power of His love!

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