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2018-05-13 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.

Church Directory Update: 

Please take note that Craig and Marcella van Stryland have changed their email address. You can email them both at marcellavanstryland@gmail.com.

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 Council: 

With some deliberation it is with excitement and anticipation that we present Brian Schouten to our congregation for a possible call. If you have any questions, please talk to someone on the Search Committee (Jennifer Zuidhof, Marvin Ebens, Cora Hoekstra, Mel Wildeboer, Betty Scholing, Terry Vandenborn, Andrew Tenbrinke or Debby van Iperen). We will be voting as a congregation on Sunday, June 3, 2018. If you cannot attend the June 3rd service please put your sealed proxy vote in Jennifer Zuidhof’s mailbox. If you are interested in hearing more of Brian Schouten’s sermons please check online.

Highlites from the May 9th Council Meeting:

· Full council had a meeting with the search committee to discuss Brian Schouten, our prospective pastor in the future.

· We discussed at length the shortage of office bearers. At this point in time we will move forward with the gifted leaders we have and we will do what we can with the resources the Lord has provided. This may mean a change in structure and service next year.

From the General Administration Leadership team – Reporting Building Issues

General Administration Leadership team needs your help!! If you see or encounter a problem with the building, electronics, kitchen, bathroom, classroom, anything that may be a concern and need to be tended to PLEASE report all issues to Dana at the office as soon as possible. You can do this by email, bchurch@shaw.ca or call the church Wednesdays or Fridays, 9:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. We at GALT would like to streamline the process as we often hear that certain issues have been a problem for months before they are noticed by our committee members.

Certified First Aid Certificates: 

TheGeneral Administration Leadership team is looking ahead to our Emergency procedures and was wondering how many of our Bethel members are First Aid certified and prepared in case of an emergency. This is a request that should be offered voluntarily from you. In no way is this, a requirement to help someone in need, strictly for our information. If you could email Dana at the church or call her in the office it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your assistance with these matters.

From Worship Ministry Leadership team

Located on a table in the Fellowship hall there is an assortment of Free Items! After reorganizing the Sound Closet, bits of' 'this and that' need a new home: rope, cassette player, wooden crosses from a sermon series, some candle/vase wreaths, a few hymnals, etc. Check it out! It's for the taking! Maybe there is even something that belongs to you.

Prayer Meeting: 

There will be a prayer meeting at the home of Margaret Roolker on Wednesday, May 16th at 10 a.m. If you feel led by the Spirit to pray for others, and for our congregation, please feel free to join us as we seek God's face in prayer.

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.

BETHEL YOUTH

GEMS CAMP 2018

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!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

Camp Rehoboth Volunteers Needed! 

We will be starting our summer camps soon. God has answered our prayers for more volunteers, but we still need help for the following weeks:

· R&R – July 1-6 will need a Nurse, 2 Cooks, 10 Counsellors

· Adult 1 – July 7-13 will need 5 counsellors

· Adult 2 – July 14-20 will need a Techie, a Cooking crew (Desperately!!) and 10 counselors

· Independent – July 21-29 will need a Bible Leader, 2 Cooks, a Techie, and 10 counselors

· Youth Week – July 30-August 3 – will need a Bible Leader, Techie, and 5 Counselors

Please contact camp@rehoboth.ab.ca for more information, or apply online www.rehoboth.ab.ca/camps/ Please continue to pray that our Camps go well this summer, that everyone has a great time, stays healthy, we get good weather, but more importantly, that our campers know that God Takes Care Of Everyone!

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Turkey

Pastor Andrew Brunson, leader of a small Protestant Christian church in the western city of Izmir, has lived and worked in Turkey for over two decades. He is accused of espionage for political or military purposes. A secret witness testified anonymously against this American Pastor. He claimed that Brunson helped outlaw Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants and aimed to create a Christian Kurdish state. Brunson was detained in October and faces up to 35 years in jail. “I haven’t done anything against Turkey. On the contrary I love Turkey. I have been praying for Turkey for 25 years.” he told the judge. Pray for justice in Pastor Brunson's case. May the Lord convince the judges of his innocence and set him free. Pray for the church in Turkey.

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