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2018-04-01 Bulletin


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.

Happy Birthday to Harry Wildeboer and Gerrit Meindersma! To both of you as you celebrate on Friday and Saturday we pray for a wonderful day filled with the Lord’s blessings with family and friends. J

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

Coffee Break: 

Coffee break will resume on Wednesday, April 4th. We have a couple more lessons, ladies, then our season will be over. Hope to see you all there for lesson 7!

Book Club: 

Will meet on Thursday, April 12th, 7:30 p.m. at Margaret Roolker’s home. The book is Sisters in the Wilderness by Charlotte Gray, and refreshments are by Eleanor Merkus.

Prayer Conference: 

There will be a one-day Prayer Conference on Saturday, 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 will speak on The Theology and History of Revival, Rev. Scott Dibbet from the Free Reformed Church in Lacombe will speak on The Foundation of Prayer and Rev. Gary Bomhof, our interim pastor will speak on Wrestling in Prayer. There will be a time for worship, singing, prayer, discussion and a Q & A time. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. An RSVP to Margaret Roolker is required at 403-782-4506 or email at margaretroolker@gmail.com. For more information, please contact Henry Eisses or Margaret Roolker. A free will donation is 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 at 403-782-2345 or Margaret Roolker at 403-782-4506.


Tuesday Nite Youth 

will meet this Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:30 p.m. for a wrap up evening. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you there!


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.


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.

You are Invited! 

Have you wanted to know more about creating your will? Join us on April 16th at 7:30 p.m. at Red Deer First CRC, for a free seminar. Learn how to plan your will to protect your family, the importance of a will, and how to support charities that are important to you. Attendees will be entered into a draw for a free will provided by Brad Balon, Johnston Ming Manning LLP. Please RSVP by April 12th by emailing development@kingsu.ca or call 1800-661-8582, option 4.

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

Part-time High School Industrial Arts, Language, and Religion Teacher. 

Central Alberta Christian High School is accepting applications for a part-time high school industrial arts (i.e., woodworking and mechanic shop), language, and religious education teacher commencing August 2018 or February 2019 depending on the desired applicant’s availability. Applicants must be a competent individual and provide a cover letter, resume, statement of faith, and three references as well as be able to exhibit and articulate a strong personal faith.

Please forward the required documents to Peter Hoekstra, Central Alberta Christian High School, 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, Alberta, T4L 1G7, or phoekstra@cachs.ca CACHS can be found on the web at www.cachs.ca.

Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre

is looking for a new Maternity Home Director for the Maternity Home. All details are listed on a poster on the foyer bulletin board, or check out their website: www.pregnancycare.ca/staff-volunteer-opportunities/

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