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2018-06-17 Bulletin


Next Sunday, June 24th 

We welcome Pastor Bryan Lanting as he leads us in worship. His message will be entitled Is Joy Always Possible? With a focus on 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22. All are welcome!

A Canada Day Potluck with BBQ burgers, salads, and desserts. 

Plan to join us Sunday, July 1st after the morning service for fun, fellowship and lunch! Please bring either a SALAD or DESSERT. Burgers will be provided. Hope to see you there!! From Fellowship Ministry Leadership team

Schedules: 

Worship, Hospitality, Nursery and Usher/Lift Operator schedules have been drawn up and delivered. Please look over and mark your calendars for the coming months. If you are unable to fulfill your obligation, please make arrangements to switch with someone from that list. Thank you for all you do, it’s greatly appreciated! J

Full Council Highlights:

  1. Paul Prins graciously volunteered to be our clerk and council heartily welcomed him to this service. Paul has been our clerk before and will serve in this position in a non-elder position.
  2. Terry Vandenborn volunteered to extend his term as a youth elder for one extra year as we lost Kyle Van Stryland to the city of Toronto.
  3. Council determined the new Executive:

a. Chairman: Peter Prins

b. Vice-Chair: Herman Scholing

c. Clerk: Paul Prins

d. Church Treasurer: Rick Wildeboer

e. General Adjunct: Pete Heidelberg

  1. The General Administration Leadership Team is looking into a remodeling/updating project in the church
  2. A discussion was held regarding the letter in the Edmonton Journal regarding Delwin Vriends firing and the LGBTQ+ policy at Kings University. Kings sent Bethel information regarding their Faith Statement as well as a general letter regarding inclusivity at Kings. If you would like to read these articles, talk to any council member or ask Trudy Salomons, our former clerk.
  3. We said goodbye to the following office bearers: Wayne Bouwman (chair), Darran Vreugdenhil (Vise Chair), Kyle Van Stryland (Youth Elder), Marvin Ebens (Pastoral Elder) and Ed Stol (Deacon and Church Treasurer).

Please thank these men for their service these past three years as well as pray for the executive and council as we proceed without a Shepherd for the time being.

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.

Congratulations to Dorothy Meindersma and Rena DeRuiter as they celebrate birthdays on Friday and Saturday. To both of you we pray for a wonderful day with family and friends. May our Lord continue to bless you 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:

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 this week! 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.

VBS News!!! 

VBS is only a month away and we are still looking for more leaders and helpers. The sign-up sheets are in the foyer for those who have the opportunity to help all week from July 16th – 20th, or even a few days. There will be a training session on Tuesday June 19th at 6:30 p.m. starting with dessert. We will spend a little time on talking about our expectations and information for the week and also time to help prepare for some of the crafts that will be made. You are welcome to come even if you cannot help at VBS. Many hands make light work. If you have any questions please feel free to talk to Margaret Roolker, Mel Zuidhof, or Harriet Luymes.

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

Last Chance For Camp! 

There are a few more openings for GEMS Camp. If you would like to attend, please phone Bonnie Bennik at 403-652-1078 by Wednesday, June 20th to register. If you have already sent in your registration, you should have received a registration confirmation email. If you have not received this confirmation email, please call Bonnie. Thank you

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Russia 

In May, four ISIS terrorists stormed an Orthodox Church in Chechnya (southern Russia), armed with guns, axes and Molotov cocktails, killing one church member and two security officers, injuring another church member. A hotbed for Islamist activity, Chechnya's population is predominantly Muslim after most of the Christians fled during wars in the 1990's. Remember friends and families of those killed and injured in the attack. Pray for peace of heart for those who witnessed the violence. May governing authorities act justly toward those responsible.

JUNE 17TH SCHEDULE

Offering: Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre

Ushers: Peter Zuidhof & Arnie Tenbrinke

Lift Operator: John Stol

Sound: Pat Bouwman

PowerPoint: Grace Roolker

Greeters: Margaret & Grace Roolker, Peter & Polly Mooy

Coffee: Herman & Betty Scholing, Gerald & Michele Noort, Henry & Joan Eisses

Nursery: Ina Jackson, Donna Vandenborn & Raya Tenbrinke

JUNE 24TH SCHEDULE

Offering: Ministry Support for Diana Boot

Ushers: Craig Van Stryland & Ken Salomons

Lift Operator: Peter Mooy

Sound: Grant Zuidhof

PowerPoint: Marcella Van Stryland

Greeters: Gerald & Nelly Keitel, John & Teena Stol

Coffee: Peter & Jan Zuidhof, Ralph & Pauline Bos, Rod & Barb Venhuis

Welcome Home: Rick & Mel Wildeboer

Nursery: Sue Wildeboer, August Luymes and Erica van Gyssel

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Tuesday, June 19th 

7:30 p.m. VBS Dessert Training

Thursday, June 21th

5:00 p.m. Circle of Friends Community supper

Cooks: Martha & Ann S. Helpers: Heidelberg family

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