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2018-05-06 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.

We would like to thank the congregation for their continued support. The cards, visits and phone calls are heartwarming. Steve had his surgery and all went well. There is still a long road of recovery and therapy ahead. so we still covet your prayers. Thank you from Caroline and Steve.

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.

Book Club:

Ladies, our book club meeting is coming up, on Thursday, May 10th, at the home of Margaret Roolker. The book is Life in a Jar and the refreshments are by Ann Wildeboer. We will start at 7.30 p.m.

Prayer Meeting: 

the next prayer meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 16th at the home of Margaret Roolker, at 10:00 a.m. Please come and join us as we bring our congregation before the throne of the Lord and ask Him to send us renewal.

The Bethel & Woodynook CRC Seniors’ are hosting the Bow Valley Fiddlers. 

This is a group of talented young people from Calgary. They will be preforming in the afternoon of Friday, May 18th at 4:30 p.m. A free will offering will be taken. All are welcome!

You are invited to join the Lacombe Seniors' club on their Spring Bus Tour! 

On Friday, June 8th we are heading south to Aspen Crossing near Mossleigh for a Train tour & High tea. Other highlights of the day include: touring the beautiful Alberta countryside, lunch at the Country Cousins Restaurant in Linden, a Picnic Supper on the way home and of course, fun & fellowship along the way! We will be departing from the Bethel CRC, Lacombe parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and should be home between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. Cost for the day is $100 per person. Please call Frances Vander Wekken at 403-782-3327 to sign up by May 16th. For more information call Cindy at 403-748-2824 or Judy at 403-782-5960.


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 participated in the Hi-Way clean up you will receive a $50.00 rebate on your YC ticket. Please make checks payable to Bethel Christian Reformed Church.


There are still several spots open, but the registration deadline is quickly approaching! If you are going into Grade 5 - Grade 8 this September and would like to attend camp this year, please send your registration forms in THIS WEEK (you should still be able to get one from your GEMS head counselor). We are overjoyed to report that we are fully staffed with counselors, cooks, nurses and a handyman! We still need Counselors-in-Training (CIT's) however. If you are going into Grade 10 (or older) and would like to experience camp as a CIT, please contact Bonnie Bennik at gbbennik@platinum.ca or cindygrebely@gmail.com. We would like to stress that the staff for GEMS Camp DO NOT have to be involved with the regular GEMS program, rather, we encourage any girls/women who have a desire to volunteer for camp send us an email. We would love to have you!


CACHS Drama Presentation

The Drama 10, 20, 30 classes invite you to an evening of laughs as they present The Butler Did It! When it comes to solving murder mysteries, it’s always the one you least suspect! The very popular butler Jenkins and the fiery Cockney maid Sarah Jane are preparing the Covington household for a visit from Edwina Corry, the world’s greatest mystery author and friend of Lady Miranda and Colonel Covington. Other guests arriving include Lady Covington’s feisty old mother, their high-flying daughter Kat, their chatty priest who doesn’t know when to quit and the caddish, eavesdropping neighbor boy Trevor. Things are soon thrown into confusion however, when Trevor is found stabbed to death in the kitchen. On her arrival, Edwina eagerly launches an investigation into the murder. Unfortunately, the evidence is stacked against poor Jenkins from the start, and when the bloody knife is found in his pocket, the other members of the household tie him to a chair and call the police. The only problem? Jenkins didn’t do it. And now he’s got just half an hour to figure out who the real murderer is – while still tied to the chair! Shows are June 6th and 7th at the CACHS gym. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the play to begin at 7:00 p.m. Call the CACHS office at 403-782-4535 to purchase your ticket for only $10.00 and reserve your seat.

Sonrise Camp 

Are you looking for a great place to send your teens for a week this summer? Then look no further! Sonrise Camp is a rustic camp that is located just outside of Rocky Mountain House and is run by First Christian Reformed Church of Rocky. We provide a week of Bible lessons, WIDE games, trips to a local lake, exciting out trips and much, much more. All supervised by caring, Christian counsellors. We offer two camps; one for ages 10–12 from July 8–13, 2018 and one for ages 13–15 from July 15 – 20, 2018. If you would like more information or registration forms available at www.firstcrcrocky.ca. Please contact Marie Aasman at mlaasman@hotmail.com or call 403-845-4438.



Several recent attacks by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria's "Middle Belt" have resulted in at least 93 fatalities. The violence against Christians has sparked outrage in Nigeria and throughout the world, calling for more action to curb the ongoing violence and resulting tragic loss. The largest attack in recent days has resulted in the loss of at least 39 people in three different villages on April 25th, and the burning of 160 homes. All the victims were members of various churches in the communities. Please bring the Christians of Nigeria before God's throne of grace. Remember those who have been injured, the families and friends of those killed and the many other victims who are now struggling to survive without a home or place of business.

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