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2018-06-24 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.

Jenny Bajema will be moving to Sunset Manor in Innisfail this Wednesday, June 27th. She is looking forward to the move and would appreciate visitors when the move is complete. Please keep Jenny in your prayers as she makes this transition.

From Diana Boot: 

Thank you for your gifts towards my work here in Uganda. Last week I visited three schools in Entebbe. The head teacher (principal) of one of those schools had attended the training on Preventive and Corrective Discipline. When the course began, he was a strong and vocal advocate for using corporal punishment (beating, caning, hitting, and pinching) as a way to manage behaviour of children. Over the course of the week, I could see his thinking change. Now he has asked me to come and co-lead a workshop on discipline with his staff! In this way transformation happens; slowly but surely. Please pray for this leader, Paddy. He's young and competent and truly desires change. I'm so grateful for the gifts of God's people that make this work possible! Blessings, Diana

In your mailboxes today there is a new information card and prayer letter from Diana Boot. Please remember her as she does God’s work in Uganda.

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

Pastor Search Committee: 

We are back at it. We went through the list of Pastors on the CRC Portal. There are approximately 50 names to consider. (Pastors who have updated their profiles and their ministry preferences match our church) We have divided them up between us and now we will read profiles, listen to sermons and contact them to see if they would be open to a call.

RightNow Media: 

RightNow Media Invitation Emails have been sent out. If you have not received your invitation, please contact Dana at the church.

Prayer Meeting: 

There will be a prayer meeting at the home of Margaret Roolker on Tuesday the 26th, at 10 a.m. If you would like to join us in prayer for the congregation and the work of the Holy Spirit, please feel free to join us!

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bus Tour to the Passion Play in Drumheller: 

On Sunday, July 22, 2018 we will be leaving WoodyNook CRC at 1 p.m. or we will be leaving the CrossRoads Church 1:30 p.m. Cost for this event is $40 per person which includes tickets to the Passion Play and the bus ride. We will stop for supper in Three Hills after the play (at your own cost). This year the Passion Play is based on the Gospel of Luke, it’s quite different than previous years. We have about 20 seats left on the bus and it’s a first come, first serve reservation. For more information please contact Joe Doef at home, 403-782-2702 or cell 403-896-9001

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Pakistan 

Christians frequently face false accusations from community members and authorities. On May 29th, such an allegation resulted in the death of a 24-year-old Christian. Waqas Masih was assisting his uncle with a construction project when police approached them on the pretence of drugs. As a heated argument ensued and threats were made, Wasaq panicked and fled. The officers chased after him, caught up to Wasaq and beat him to death, claiming that he had simply fallen. Authorities pressured the family to drop their testimony against the officers, even offering them money. Please remember the family, as they grieve thier loss and also try to stand for what is right. Pray that the truth will come out and that those responsible will be held accountable. Intercede for the safety of other Christians throughout Pakistan, including those who've been falsely imprisoned.

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