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2018-03-25 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 keep our Mexico Mission team in our prayers as they left for Tijuana yesterday and will spend the coming week building a home for a needy family.

Lord willing, Gerrit will have his 95th birthday on Saturday, April 7th. You are invited to come and celebrate with us at an open house from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Bethel fellowship hall.

Gerrit & Dorothy Meindersma

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

Pray for our missionaries around the world. 

Bethel News

A new Church Directory 

was delivered in your mailbox and there are already a few corrections for it! If there are any other updates please pass them on to the church secretaries at bchurch2@shaw.ca or 403-782-6400. Thank you!

* Ray & Pat Ames Phone: 403-782-6684 Pat’s cell: 403-896-0278

56 Valley Crescent, Lacombe, T4L 1R9 email: rayames@shaw.ca

* Shirley Bauer Phone: 403-782-1005

4817 55 Avenue, Lacombe, T4L 1T7

* Alex & Ann Wildeboer do not have a fax number and Alex Wildeboer’s cell: 403-357-8401

Bethel Newsletter

April is just around the corner and that means another edition of the Bethel newsletter. Spring is surely coming. If you have contributions for the newsletter, please by all means, share them with us. We hope to have all of the reports from the spring congregational meeting included in this newsletter as well as reports from all church ministries (GEMS, Cadets, Bible studies, Friendship, Youth, etc.) – so please forward those to Harriet Luymes – haraug@gmail.com or Anita Geldof at ahgeldof@shaw.ca. We will have this newsletter in your mailboxes for Easter Sunday, April 1st. We look forward to hearing from you.

Bethel Alpha: 

This week we concluded our 9th and last session of Alpha. In these 9 weeks we experienced many interesting and lively conversations with 6-8 awesome guests. It has been a great privilege to journey with people in helping them to find answers to life's biggest questions. Learning to share and talk about our faith has been a growing and blessed time for us all. We pray that our guests will continue to grow in their faith and the seeds sown in this small way will bear a fruitful harvest. We have been giving some thought as to how we might provide some meaningful follow up. A big thank you to all who sacrificed time to help lead and provide technical support. Thanks to all who remembered to pray for Alpha!

Coffee Break: 

Ladies, please note there will be no Coffee Break on Wednesday, March 28th, due to Spring Break. We hope to see you again on April 4th!

Book Club: 

there will be book club on Thursday, April 12th, 7:30 p.m. at Margaret's home. The book is Sisters in the Wilderness by Charlotte Gray, and refreshments by Eleanor Markus.

Prayer Conference: 

There will be a one-day Prayer Conference on April 14th hosted by our church. Many churches from Lacombe and area are being invited to attend. There will be 3 speakers, Rev. Schafer Parker from the Reformed Baptist Church in Calgary, Rev. Scott Dibbet, from the Free Reformed Church here in Lacombe, and Rev. Gary Bomhof from First CRC in Red Deer. Each will speak on Theology and History of Revival, Foundation of Prayer and Wrestling in Prayer. There will be a time for worship, singing, prayer, discussion and a Q&A. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. A R.S.V.P. is required. For more information please contact Margaret Roolker or Henry Eisses. A free will donation appreciated.

Helpers needed: 

For the Prayer Conference on Saturday, April 14th, we need help! If you feel this is something you can do, and you want to be part of organizing our first annual conference, please join in. We need volunteers to help with preparing breakfast, prepare baking to go with coffee & tea, and pots of soup and buns for lunch. Please talk to Henry & Joan Eisses or Margaret Roolker.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

The Ministry to Seafarers in Vancouver

is planning to hire an intern for summer 2018 to serve as a ship visitor to the various terminals in the Port of Vancouver. This is a full-time paid position. Interested individuals please contact Rev. Gary Roosma at: crcvanportchaplain@gmail.com

An Invitation of Celebration: 

We at Covenant CRC in Edmonton are happy to announce that Pastor Michelle Kool has accepted our call to become our lead pastor. To help us celebrate this joyous occasion, we invite all members from Classis Alberta North to attend our church service at 10:30 a.m. on April 8th at Covenant CRC, 19010-87 Avenue NW, Edmonton.

How Do We Love Our Same Sex Attracted 

neighbours, friends, and family members? That is the topic of the Open Heart; Open Doors conference to be held at Ebenezer CRC, Leduc on Saturday, April 14, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The conference is especially designed for Christian Reformed Church members eager to love and welcome same-sex attracted people in accordance with the Bible’s teaching and the denomination’s guidelines. Conference cost is $20 per person, which includes lunch. For more information and to register, visit openheartsopendoors.ca Brochures are located on the foyer table.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Organ, Panflute, and Soprano Concert 

with Andre Knevel, Liselotte Rokyta and Mary Jean Mulder. They will be sharing their various musical talents with Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Wednesday, April 4th at 7:30 p.m. at Redeemer United Reformed Church in Lacombe. Come and enjoy an evening of excellent music. A freewill offering will be taken with net proceeds in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Central Alberta Christian High school 

Is accepting applications for a full time high school math and sciences teacher and a part time art and French teacher commencing August 2018. Teaching flexibility and coaching experience are regarded as assets. Applicants must have or be eligible for an Alberta Teaching Certificate, forward a cover letter, resume and statement of faith, provide three references, and be able to articulate and exhibit a strong personal faith. Please forward the required documents to Pete Hoekstra, Principal, Central Alberta Christian High School, 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, AB, T4L 1G7, or phoekstra@cachs.ca 

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