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May 21 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 remember Dorothy & Harry Wildeboer and Paul & Cindy Prins and their families in prayer with the sudden passing of their brother in law, Arthur Tolsma from a heart attack this past Wednesday. We pray for God’s comfort and peace for them and their sister Alice Tolsma and her family in the days to come.

We are wondering if there is anyone who can help us out with our small problem! Small problem being that our van is no more. We are in need of transportation to get back and forth for work and appointments and are looking for a cheap van. A van is needed to transport Steve's wheelchair. If anybody knows or hears about one please let us know. Our phone number is 403-596-2258. Thank you, Steve and Caroline Ogi

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

Pray for our missionaries around the world. 

Bethel News

Looking for a few wonderful Summer Sunday School teachers!! 

We are in need of teachers and helpers for the summer months. Please take a look at the summer schedule on the table in the back foyer for the dates that work well for you! For more information contact Jessica Heidelberg.

Vacation Bible School is gearing up, and we need your help. 

Anyone who has finished grade 5 is welcome to help, through anyone who is still mobile. There is something for everyone to do! Starting today there are sign-up sheets on the foyer table. We need dedicated people to run stations, active people to be crew leaders (just show up each day and lead your group of 5 through all the fun), and even have a list for "part-time" helpers who can just spend a morning or two with us. Please prayerfully consider how God might use you to reach Lacombe through VBS this July 3 - 7, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. daily.

This week’s Church Bible Reading Guide from the Gospel of John:

Week 5: Jesus Followers are Willing to Be Set Apart

Day 1 - John 8:31-59 Q: What does it mean to be adopted into the family of God?

Day 2 - John 9:1-12 Q: When Jesus works in our lives, do we insist on letting people know

what Jesus did?

Day 3 - John 9:13-41 Q: What are you willing to risk to proclaim Jesus? Would God be

satisfied with that?

Day 4 - John 10:1-21 Q: Do we as sheep know the Good Shepherd? Do we know his voice?

Do we know what he has done for us?

Day 5 - John 10:22-42 Q: John’s testimony about Jesus had a long-term impact, are we sharing

our testimonies so they can have long-term impact?

Final questions:

· What can you do to pay attention to works of Christ, and how are you going to share that with others?

· What Holy Spirit inspired thoughts came to me while reading that I should share with the Renewal Lab team?

Living Members 

Will meet at the home of Ralph & Pauline Bos this evening at 7:00 p.m. Please study Lesson 3.

BETHEL YOUTH

Attention all high schoolers and young adults. 

On Sunday, May 28th we are doing the Mud Bog @ deBoon’s @ 4:00 p.m. Round up your friends to play fun games in a big pit o' mud! Supper back at Woodynook at 6:30 p.m., with a Youth Service to follow at 7:00 p.m. Bring an extra change of clothes and a towel. Hope to see you there! Talk to Wayne Bouwman if you would like to go.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fayth Ponsen is a new teacher at Lacombe Christian School, planning to move from Ontario to Alberta at the beginning of August 2017. She is looking for an apartment or basement suite to rent in the Lacombe area. If you happen to know of a place or someone she could contact, please email her at: fythpnsn@gmail.com. Thank you!

Lacombe Christian School 

is accepting applications for a new Kindergarten Teaching Position commencing August 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. The closing date for this position will be Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Coaching would be an asset. We are looking for teachers with a passionate walk with Jesus Christ, and a developed Christian worldview. Applicants must hold or be eligible for a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate. Please forward cover letter, current resume, statement of faith, and three references to: Martin Folkerts, Principal, Lacombe Christian School 5206 - 58 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 1G9, or mfolkerts@lacs.ca

The Studion School for Spiritual Direction

Spiritual formation, care of the soul, the vast territory of the soul, prayer, discernment, the spiritual disciplines. If any of this sounds attractive to you, you may want to check out The Studion School for Spiritual Direction. Informational evening at King's University, Rm L113, 7:30 PM, June 8, 2017. Excellent training for elders and pastoral care givers. More info? rev.klok@gmail.com

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Iran 

Pray for Christians in Iran who daily suffer persecution from their own families and communities because of their faith. Pray for Christians in Iran's prisons to have genuine love for their guards and fellow inmates. Pray that persecuted Christians share the hope of Christ with other persecuted minorities.

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