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Lacombe Days Pancake Breakfast & Community Worship Service in the Park on Sunday, July 29th: 

Everyone is invited to a free pancake breakfast and a community worship service on Sunday, July 29th during Lacombe Days. Both events will be held at the ME Global Athletic Park just east of the Lacombe Composite High school. The breakfast runs from 8:00 to 9:45 a.m. with the worship service at 10:00 a.m. An offering will be collected during service that will be given to a local ministry/charity (to be determined and announced at the worship service). There will be NO BETHEL worship service on this day as all are encouraged to attend this community worship service!


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.

We want to thank the congregation for all the prayers and kindness shown to us during Steve’s illness. He continues to make progress and is healing. Steve & Caroline Ogi

We received word this week that Rev. Bert Den Herder, first Pastor for Bethel from 1955 to 1960, died after a good godly life of 94 years, on  Saturday, June 30th. He was a member of the Luverne CRC in Luverne, Minnesota and at the end of his life he was cogent, alert and he deeply loved his Lord. He read the Scriptures daily and especially loved the Dutch Psalms, in fact, his life bore out Psalm 1, the tree bearing green leaves every day being planted close to the stream of living water. We remember his family of 6 children, 17 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren and keep them in our prayers.

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

Secretary office hours: 

Dana is away this week. Cindy will be in the office this Friday, July 13th from 12 noon until 3:00 p.m.

Bethel Vacation Bible School: 

Thank you to all those who have signed up to help with VBS this year. We look forward to working together to present the gospel message to those children who God sends to us. However, we could still use some crew leaders and helpers. VBS Shipwrecked will be held from July 16-20 and even if you can help us for a few days that week, we would appreciate your help. The signup sheets are on the table in the foyer. For more information, contact Mel Zuidhof, Margaret Roolker or Harriet Luymes.

Lacombe Parade Float: 

Last call, we are still in need of a group, or individual to take charge of this year’s float in the parade which is on July 28th. Marshalling begins at 7:30 a.m. judging will be at 8:30 a.m. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please contact Sherry Tenbrinke at 403-318-7513 if you can help. From the Fellowship Ministry Leadership team.

Worship Ministry Leadership Team

Sunday flowers: Do you have some beautiful flowers from your garden or a planter that you are willing to share on a Sunday morning? Talk to or text Joan Eisses. Thank you!

RightNow Media

To the members who accepted the invitation for RNM, we hope that you are enjoying the amazing selection of video devotionals, studies and movies that are offered to you. Over half of the invitations that went out on the week of June 17th have been accepted. On June 29th another invite was sent out and you should have received it by today. It will be from RightNow Media but Dana’s name will be attached to it. Please take a moment and set up your personal account and get started on a truly amazing library. Please know that Dana will not be in the office for 2 weeks but will be back on July 18th ready to assist you.

Book Club 

will meet this coming Thursday, July 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Margaret Roolker. The book is Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons. Refreshments by Caroline Ogi.

The next Prayer Meeting 

will be held on Tuesday, July 17th at 10:00 a.m. The location will be announced next week.



Chicken Pickin is happening this Saturday, July 14th. Be at the church at 7:45 a.m. for a ride or at Craig & Marcella Van Stryland’s by 8:00 a.m. sharp. 16,000 birds need to be moved from the pullet barn to the free range barn. This will be an all-day event and the funds will go towards your next Mission trip. Lunch and snacks will be provided. You will need to bring your own gloves and water bottle. It is VERY important that you let us know if you will be coming by Tuesday, July 10th. There are a lot of birds and Van Strylands need to know how many are coming in order to get this move completed in one day. If you are one of our youth that usually comes to these events and you are unable to make it please let me know as well so I know that you have seen this message. Thanks! Terry Vandenborn, 403-896-7446.


Bus Tour to the Passion Play in Drumheller: 

On Sunday, July 22nd we will be leaving WoodyNook CRC at 1:00 p.m. and the Cross Roads Church at 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.

Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference: 

Coming up in July there are two events that NADC is co-organizing that help answer the question "so what are the next steps in reconciliation with our Indigenous brothers and sisters?" One of the answers is LITERALLY STEPS! Inspired by a group from BC doing a reconciliation walk, we have partnered with the Edmonton Native Healing Centre and Poundmaker's Lodge Treatment Centres to plan a walk in downtown Edmonton on July 11th. With the ceremony starting at 10:00 a.m. and the walk at 1:00 p.m. there is an opportunity to connect and be a part of this. To save the date and let me know that you want to be a part of this reconciliation event check out the eventbrite link to register. Please share this link with anyone you know who is interested in Aboriginal Ministries or wanting to live out the TRC's calls to action. More details are also at the link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-common-ground-nadc-tickets-8717314723 The other event is a condensed, one-day learning journey of the Canadian Aboriginal Ministries resource called Living the 8th Fire. It will be taking place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14th. Spaces are limited for this so check out the links to register your spot.

https://www.facebook.com/events/255449011699397 or


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