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2018-04-22 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.

In celebration of Bill & Eleanor Wildeboer’s 50th Wedding Anniversary there will be cake after the morning service in the fellowship hall. Congratulations to you both!

Congratulations to Ben Van Essen as he celebrates his birthday tomorrow. Wishing you a wonderful day with the Lord’s richest of blessing in your new year! J

Steve Ogi now has a date for his foot amputation operation. It is scheduled for April 30th. We pray for continued healing from the infection in his foot so that the operation can go ahead and strength for Steve & Caroline as they face this very large challenge in their lives.

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

Bethel Newsletter: 

The month of May is approaching and that means another newsletter. Please have any contributions handed in to Harriet Luymes or Anita Geldof by May 1st so we can produce the newsletter and have it in your mailboxes for Sunday, May 6th. We look forward to hearing from you.

Living Members 

will meet at the home of Peter and Jan Zuidhof this evening at 7:00 p.m. Study lesson 4 in The Parables of Jesus.

Craft Day: 

Ladies, Saturday, April 28th, will be our last craft day for the season. Please join us as we get together for a day of crafting, socializing, and a nice meal. Bring a friend if you can. And if you have finished crafts to show us, please bring them for "Show-'n-Tell". You can let Caroline Ogi (403-596-2258) or Margaret Roolker (403-782-4506) know if you are planning to attend, or if you need transportation. Coffee will be ready shortly after 10:00 a.m.

Bible Study: 

On Sunday, April 29th, we will be getting together again after the morning worship service for the multi-generational bible study. This will be the last one for the season. Please come one and all so we can evaluate how we're doing and see where we will pick up in the next season. We hope to finish looking at Psalm 139. It will be at the Roolker home, 5123-52 St. in Lacombe.

On Saturday May 5th Bethel Youth 

will be busy with the annual 4H Hiway Clean up. As the saying goes “many hands make light work”. We would like to invite Bethel members to join our youth in their annual fundraiser for YC. All proceeds go to offset YC costs. All those planning to come please be at Bethel by 7:00 a.m. on May 5th. We anticipate to be finished by lunchtime.

BETHEL YOUTH

Teen Club(Grades 7-9) 

fromRedeemer URC have invited Bethel Junior Youth students on Friday, April 27th from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. for a fun Friday night of fellowship, games and pizza. We look forward to having you join us. To register for this event, please contact Marco & Bonnie Vant Klooster at 403-783-1067.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

To the congregation of Bethel CRC, Lacombe: World Renew would like to extend our deep appreciation to your church for your gifts of $2,831.65 received in winter 2018 for our Program fund (where needed most) and Canadian Foodgrains Bank projects. Through your support, World Renew is able to support communities through poverty, disaster and injustice--and God is changing stories of hardship into stories of hope. May you continue in your eagerness to do good, spurred on by the gift of new life freely given to us by Christ's redemption on the cross (Titus 2:14). To stay connected to the transformation taking place through World Renew, visit worldrenew.net and sign-up for our e-news.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DAYS for GIRLS 

is an organization dedicated to giving DAYS of school and income back to girls and women by making and distributing reusable sanitary hygiene kits and reproductive and hygiene education. DfG also encourages and supports training for communities to produce their own kits. Our team at Woodynook Christian Reformed Church will be meeting on Monday, April 23rd from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Any able hands are welcome to come for any part of the day you are able. This month we are especially looking for one or two extra sergers if you know of one that is wanting to be used. Soup and buns will be provided for lunch. Please contact Joanna Luna for more information at 587-877-3400. We look forward to seeing you there as we help make every day count for girls all over the world!

Attention All Grade 9 Students & Parents! CACHS is having a PIZZA PARTY! 

Grade 9 students from Red Deer, Lacombe, Ponoka, Rimbey, and other areas are invited for a meet and greet of other GRADE 9 students who could be your future classmates at CACHS. This event will take place at Central Alberta Christian High School, 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe on Thursday, May 3rd. from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. There will be a parent orientation session while the students are engaged in fun activities. Please RSVP the office at 403-782-4535 Come and check out what CACHS has to offer!

Mom Time Garage Sale! 

We would love your support. We are looking for gently used items for our garage sale, please no appliances or tube TV’s. The money we raise goes towards our Mom Time program to help keep our costs down. Items can be dropped off at Wolf Creek Community Church Tuesday May 1st, Wednesday, May 2nd or Thursday, May 3rd. You are also invited to come and shop for that special item on May 3rd, 4th or 5th at the church. We have baking!! For more information please call Vivian at 403-848-3201 or Rhonda at 403-786-0055.

Central Alberta Christian High School

is currently accepting applications for a part time high school Industrial Arts teacher commencing August 2018. Applicants must possess practical expertise in the areas of woodworking and/or mechanics and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Please forward a cover letter, resume and statement of faith and provide three references. The applicant must be able to exhibit and articulate a strong personal faith. Forward required documents to Pete Hoekstra, Central AB Christian High School, 22 Eagle Rd., Lacombe AB, T4L 1G7 or to phoekstra@cachs.ca. CACHS can be found on the web at www.cachs.ca.

Inglewood Christian Reformed Church 

is seeking applicants for the position of Program Coordinator. Working with the related committees, this position will provide leadership and administrative support to ICRC’s ministries for youth, outreach, discipleship, service and community building. Please see the posted job description on the foyer bulletin board for complete details. Closing date is May 18, 2018.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Nigeria

Much of the Christian persecution in Nigeria is the result of radical Islamic teaching and activity. Radical groups, such as Boko Haram and Muslim Fulani herdsmen, heavily persecute believers in the northern and Middle Belt regions. Criminal groups engaged in human and drug trafficking also contribute to the persecution. Corruption at all levels made the government ill-equipped to protect Christians from violent attacks. Death, physical injury and loss of property are commonplace, as well as loss of land and livelihood. In northern Nigeria, society as a whole treats Christians as second-class citizens who deserve to be discriminated against and excluded. Christians from Muslim backgrounds also face persecution from their own families who reject and pressure them to renounce Christianity. In the southern part of Nigeria, Christians experience religious freedom. Pray for perseverance and protection for Nigerian Christians.

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