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2018-04-08 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 Andrew & Carina Tenbrinke and their family with the passing of Carina’s Grandpa this past Tuesday. May God comfort and bless you in the days ahead.

Congratulations to Agnes Prins as she celebrates her birthday on Friday. Wishing you the Lord’s richest of blessings with family and friends. J

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

Book Club: 

Ladies, our book club meeting will take place on Thursday, April 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Margaret Roolker. The book we will be discussing is Sisters in the Wilderness by Charlotte Gray. Refreshments by Eleanor Merkus.

Prayer Conference: 

There will be a one-day Prayer Conference on Saturday, April 14th hosted by our church. We start the day with a breakfast, at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will also be served. Many churches from Lacombe and area are 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. An RSVP to Margaret Roolker is required at 403-782-4506 or email at margaretroolker@gmail.com so that we can organize meals. 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.

A Potluck Soup & Bun Luncheon has been organized for Sunday, April 22nd after the morning worship service. Please bring a large pan of soup OR prepared buns and dessert. Everyone is welcome.

BETHEL YOUTH

Young Peoples: tonight 

is our night as it’s our wind up! We will be having a progressive supper. We have some very awesome people who have invited us into their homes. Drinks at one, appies at another, dinner at another house and then, dessert at the fourth and finally home!!! We are looking forward to driving around and visiting different families! Please let Donna Vandenborn know if you are coming so we can prepare accordingly. We will meet at the Vandenborns’ at 5:15 p.m. and be done by 8:30! We would love to see you all there!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lacombe Community Refugee Effort:

We continue our efforts to share positive information on supporting refugees. We are increasing our fundraising efforts to prepare for our family reunification sponsorships. Check our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LacombeCRE/) for more information. On Saturday, April 14th Lacombe City Cinemas will host a free showing of two new films about refugees. Join us at 10:3o a.m. for 'Everybody's Children' and '19 Days'.

On Saturday, May 5th, Lacombe Community Refugee Effort supporters are doing Highway cleanup to raise funds for our next sponsorship. (Helpers must be 9 years or older) We will meet in Lacombe at 9:00 a.m. for safety and equipment. Then we go to the south side of Ponoka and to the Morningside turnoff. We complete the twelve kilometres between those points and return to Lacombe for a picnic. If you want to participate in this activity, please contact Marlene Ironside at marleneironside@gmail.com so we can get an idea of numbers.

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.

Lacombe Christian School Annual Auction: 

Happening onApril 20, 2018. Supper & Silent Auction begins at 5 p.m. with a Live Auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Grandparents' & Senior Supporters' Day:

In thankfulness for your contributions to the children of Lacombe Christian School, we invite our Grandparents & Senior Supporters to our annual luncheon on Monday, April 23, 2018. Seating begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch being served at 11:45 a.m. No RSVP required.

Lacombe Christian School

is seeking to fill an executive secretarial position, starting mid-August. This position requires a person with excellent organizational skills, good interpersonal skills, and proficient computer knowledge and skills. For further information please contact Martin Folkerts. mfolkerts@lacs.ca Closing date is May 1, 2018.

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.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Persecution in NIGERIA: 

no one is talking about it...... Over the last 12 months, Muslim Fulani militants have completely destroyed more than 50 villages in northern Nigeria. Please pray with us this month as we raise awareness of this persecution and support our brothers and sisters.

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