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2018-05-27 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.

Congratulations to Neil Johnson as he celebrates his birthday on Monday. Wishing you the Lord’s richest of blessings into your new year! 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

RightNow Media:

In your mailboxes today there is a bulletin insert with RightNow Media information on it. Please take a moment to read and take the appropriate steps to accept or decline the invitation to have access to RightNow Media. For more information about this please call Dana at the church on Wednesday or Friday at 403-782-6400 or 403-704-9032 (evening only please). You may also contact Amaris Wildeboer at 403-872-1568. Email the church, bchurch2@shaw.ca or email Dana personally, john.dana@xplornet.com. There is a lot to take in, if you prefer to see what’s on the RightNow Media site please contact Dana and she will give you a quick tour during office hours. Deadline is next week, June 3rd, please act now!

Pastor Search Committee

Voting to call Brian Schouten will take place after the service on Sunday, June 3rd. Because Brian has just graduated from Calvin Seminary, he will be examined at Synod on June 9th - 15th and will not be officially eligible for a call until after these dates. There are Absentee ballots on the table in the back foyer of the church. To be eligible, please have them in Jen Zuidhof's mailbox by 10 a.m. Sunday, June 3rd. If anyone has any questions, please contact any member of the search committee (Terry Vandenborn, Cora Hoekstra, Marvin Ebens, Betty Scholing, Debby van Iperen, Mel Wildeboer, Andrew Tenbrinke, Jen Zuidhof)

From Council: 

Looking for a furnished suite for our summer student Steven Berkepas for the following time frame, July 15th - Sept 10th. Budget is approx. $500 per month. Please contact Terry Vandenborn if you have something that is suitable for him.

From the Education Ministry Leadership Team: 

Please be advised that starting June 3rd there will be no preschool Sunday School offered over the summer months. We thank our Sunday School, Children & Worship and Treasure Seeker teachers and helpers for all their work with our children over the past season. A special THANK YOU to our Children in Worship coordinator Barb Venhuis for her many dedicated years of direction and service. Wishing you all a wonderful time of rest.

Living members 

will meet tonight at Arnie and Sherry’s. Supper is at 5 p.m. with the Bible Study at 7 p.m. Please study lesson 4 , There was a man , who had two sons....

Prayer Meeting:

Yes, summer is here, but let us not forget to come together in prayer. If you feel the leading of the Holy Spirit to pray for the wellbeing of our congregation and for spiritual growth in all its members, please join us on Tuesday, May 29th, 10 a.m. at the home of Margaret Roolker.

Hearty Meals 

is an organized way members of the congregation can make a meal and bring it to other members in need of some help. Marcella Van Stryland is the coordinator, so if you would like to be on the list of those she can contact to bring a meal or if you are aware of members of the congregation needing assistance, please contact Marcella at 403-784-3545 or email her at marcellavanstryland@gmail.com.

Bethel Newsletter:

June is fast approaching. It’s the month of Graduations, Seniors Week, Father’s Day and the end of school and the beginning of summer. The newsletter team is getting ready for another edition. If you have stories, poems, recipes, drawings or suggestions for us, please hand them in to Harriet Luymes or Anita Geldof by Wednesday, May 30th so we can have the next newsletter in your boxes for Sunday, June 3rd.

The Bethel/Wolf Creek Vacation Bible School 

will be held July 16th – 20th and we need your help!! We are looking for Crew Leaders and Helpers who accompany a small group of kids to the various stations, build caring relationships with those in their group and to help where necessary. We could also use helpers at the different stations. If you feel called to be part of this exciting ministry, there is a signup sheet in the foyer. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mel Zuidhof, Margaret Roolker, or Harriet Luymes. We look forward to your participation.

From the Fellowship Ministry Leadership Team: Lacombe Days Parade Float: 

We are in need of someone or some group to take charge with volunteers to help get the Bethel Church float ready for Lacombe Days Parade 2018 on July 28th. If you are interested or able to help or have ideas, there is a sign-up sheet on the back table in the foyer. If you have any questions please contact Sherry Tenbrinke at 403-318-7513.


CACHS Drama Presentation

The Drama 10, 20, 30 classes invite you to an evening of laughs as they present The Butler Did It. 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.

Development Officer Position Available at Lacombe Christian School 

Are you passionate about Christian Education? Are you looking for part-time employment (0.5) and have administrative and computer skills? Would you like to work with a professional and enthusiastic team of educators in a Christian School setting? Training and support will be available for qualified candidates. Preference will be given to persons that are familiar with our school and our community. If you have any questions, please contact Martin Folkerts. Resumes including cover letter can be forwarded to:
Martin Folkerts, Principal Lacombe Christian School, 5206 - 58 Street, Lacombe, AB,
mfolkerts@lacs.ca Closing date: June 5th, 2018

Shalom Counselling Centre is facilitating two Downsizing and Moving Forward 

events on June 8th & 12th. Our possessions are important to us, but there eventually comes a time in our lives when “enough” is too much. The process is not an easy one. Where do we start? In Downsizing and Moving Forward, you will learn how to overcome the physical and emotional challenges encountered in the downsizing process. For more information on these presentations please look for the poster on the foyer bulletin board.

Call for submission: NADC for DOE 2018 

This year’s Day of Encouragement will be organized around the theme of "Sacred Spaces." We would like to invite any congregational members who are avid photographers, poets or spoken word artists to contact the NADC consultant about submitting their work to be used and/or displayed for that day. We are looking to display art from our own members in the atrium at the King's University, much like we did last year with the Mustard Seed art. Email yournadc@gmail.com or call Jesse at 780-819-7488.

Bill 24 Legal Challenge: 

Lacombe Christian School, Ponoka Christian School, Rimbey Christian School and Central Alberta Christian High School have joined a coalition of schools and individuals seeking an injunction to suspend Bill 24, an amendment to the School Act passed in the fall session of the Provincial legislature. This bill unfairly restricts parental and religious rights, and its constitutionality is being challenged on this basis. A court date has been scheduled for June 8. Please pray for these schools and Societies and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, their legal representative, as they seek justice in this vital matter.

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