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2018-04-29 Bulletin

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Pastor Search Committee 

Good news and bad news: We had 4 Skype/Facetime interviews in the past two weeks with 4 prospective pastors. Unfortunately one of those men, along with his wife, felt we were not the church for them. Two of those, we felt, were not suitable for us. The good news: We are excited to welcome a graduating student from Calvin Seminary and his wife next weekend to our church for a visit. His name is Brian Schouten. He and his wife Aileen have 4 children. They are both from Ontario. Brian will be preaching next Sunday, May 6th. We will have a Meet & Greet after the worship service with a Potluck Lunch. Please bring enough food for your family and some extra. Main meal and dessert or salad. For more information please talk to one of our committee members.

Food for Thought: "I will call on God, and the Lord will rescue me. Whenever I cry out in my distress, the Lord hears my voice. He ransoms me and keeps me safe....God who has ruled forever will hear me..."

Psalm 55:16-18


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.

Tomorrow, April 30th is the scheduled day for Steve Ogi to have his foot amputation operation. Please keep Steve in your prayers for a successful surgery and good recovery. We also remember Caroline and pray for strength for her as she supports Steve in the days and weeks ahead.

Congratulations to Bill Wildeboer with the celebration of his birthday on Friday. May you be blessed with a special day and in the year to come!

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

From the General Administration Leadership team 

Changes in the Church office: Effective May 1st, Cindy Prins is retiring as church secretary and will no longer work in the office on Fridays. Cindy will continue to assist the vice-chair of council with pulpit supply and help with worship planning and scheduling as well as continuing to look after the music, large print and PowerPoint song libraries. Her new title will be “Worship Assistant” and she will work in the office on Tuesdays or Wednesdays as needed. Dana van Gyssel will take over as the sole church secretary and bulletin editor as well as continuing her work as the Safe Church officer for Bethel. She will work in the church office on Wednesdays and Fridays. Both Cindy & Dana can be reached in the office at bchurch2@shaw.ca or by phone at 403-782-6400.

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 Tuesday, 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.

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.


For all youth interested in going to YC

we picked up some early bird tickets. These tickets were purchased at $100.00 (currently they are selling for $199.00). Tickets need to be paid in full; contact Wayne at 403-348-7214. If you participate in Hi-Way clean up you will receive a $50.00 rebate on your YC ticket. Please make checks payable to Bethel Christian Reformed Church.


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 to 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. or May 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.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.


Christians around the world joined together on April 28th for an International Day of Prayer and Fasting for North Korea as uncertainty and political tension shroud the region. The regime in North Korea is a personification of evil. Kim Jong Un has set himself up as a God. He's taken the tenets of the Christian faith and the regime has perverted that to worship him as a deity. North Koreans are forced to practice Juche, a belief system that elevates the Kim family as counterfeit gods. The theme of this year's North Korea Freedom Week which started on April 28th is "Truth Will Set Them Free." The organizers decided on this theme after North Korean defectors told them that only the truth of the gospel can change the country. Intercede for the many Christians imprisoned in work camps.

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