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2018-06-10 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.

Pray for Synod 2018

Please pray for the delegates, staff, and deliberations at Synod 2018 this week from Thursday, June 7th till Thursday, June 14th. Approximately 600 delegates and staff of the CRC and the RCA will be gathered at Calvin College to partner for global impact for the Glory of God. For more information and to sign on to pray, go to crcna.org/synod/prayer

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: 

Emails have been collected and sent to RightNow Media. For those who have consented, you will receive an official invitation email for free access to RightNow Media the week of June 17th. Please watch for it; check those junk files, just in case. If you did not sign up for this offer, you still will have access in the future. Unfortunately you will have to wait until after the launch date. Dana will continue to collect emails and start sending new addresses as they come in on a monthly basis. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Dana at the church Wednesdays and Fridays.

Book Club 

willmeet on Thursday, June 14th, 7:30 p.m. at the home of Margaret Roolker. This month's book is The Thread by Victoria Hislop. Refreshments by Debby.

Prayer Meeting: 

There will be a time of prayer at the home of Margaret Roolker on Tuesday, June 12th at 10 a.m. If there is a desire in your heart to pray for the needs of our congregation, for renewal and spiritual growth, please feel free to join us! Where two or three are gathered in My name, I will be in the midst of them... What is more, the Holy Spirit knows what lives in our hearts and will bring our prayers to heaven, where Jesus intercedes for us with the Father. What an incredible privilege it is to pray!

Need a house sitter this summer? 

Mark, Selina and Levi Patterson will be returning home and will need accommodations from July 21st till August 17th. If you can help them out, please contact Cora Stol at 403-885-5712.

BETHEL YOUTH

Shalom Counselling Centre

is looking for some people to help us sort through items for a fall garage sale. Your assistance would help us prepare for this fundraiser, with proceeds used to subsidize counselling for youth, adults and seniors accessing counselling for emotional and relational challenges. If you are able to give a few hours of your time in July or August, please contact Bonnie Joyes at 587.877.1121 (text or phone) or bonnie@shalomcounselling.com We can provide a letter of reference if requested.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lacombe Christian School 

is accepting applications for a Grade 7 Homeroom Teaching Position with a FTE of 50%-67%; starting August 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. The closing date for this position is June 20, 2018. Coaching would be an asset. We are looking for teachers with a passionate walk with Jesus Christ, and a developed Christian worldview. Applicants must hold or be eligible for a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate. Please forward cover letter, current resume, statement of faith, and three references to: Martin Folkerts, Principal, Lacombe Christian School

5206 - 58 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 1G9, or mfolkerts@lacs.ca

Camp Rehoboth Volunteers Needed: 

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

  • R&R – July 1-6 – Nurse, 10 Counsellors (large need)
  • Adult 1 – July 7-13 - 3 counsellors
  • Adult 2 – July 14-20 - Techie, Assistant Cook, 5 counsellors
  • Independent – July 21-29 - Bible Leader, 2 Cooks, Techie, 10 counsellors (large need)
  • Youth Week – July 30-August 3 – Bible Leader, Techie, 5 Counsellors

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

Attention all Central Alberta WORLD RENEW supporters: 

you are invited to an evening of fellowship and information with STEPHAN LUTZ of World Renew Kenya. Stephan has degrees in Ecological and Tropical Agriculture and has worked with World Renew for 16 years. We look forward to this opportunity to share the good news of WR’s work in Kenya and the impact of transformational development in communities throughout Kenya. The gathering will take place at Good Neighbour CoffeeHouse at 4725 – 49b Ave., Lacombe, on Thursday evening, June 21st, from 7:30-9:00 PM

Central Alberta Youth Unlimited / Youth for Christ

has a job posting for Executive Director: Our current Executive Director, Jake Schellenberg, is moving up in the world and has accepted a job at the Youth For Christ national office! While we are excited for him, we now have his shoes to fill as the Executive Director of Central Alberta Youth Unlimited. For a complete job description please look for the poster on the foyer bulletin board and send a resume and cover letter to info@cayu.ca with subject heading Executive Director Position. You may contact Board Chair, Peter DeWit at 403-318-6271 for more information. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Algeria

Several churches have been closed by authorities in recent months, resulting in calls to the government for equal treatment for Protestant Christians. Places of worship for non-Muslims are required to be built for the purpose of worship only, but they require approval. Requests for approval have generally been ignored, resulting in many churches meeting in rented homes or apartments. The authorities have been closing these churches under the guise of safety concerns. Individual Christians and pastors have also faced harassment and fines for proselytising. Pray for Christians in Algeria. May God speak to the hearts of the government officials so that necessary approval will be given, allowing these believers to practise their faith in freedom and peace.

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