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2018-09-02 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.

Congratulations to Eleanor Wildeboer as she celebrates her birthday on Tuesday. Wishing you a wonderful day filled with the Lord’s rich blessings with family and friends! J

Congratulations to Arnie & Sherry Tenbrinke on their 40th Anniversary yesterday. Wishing you the Lord’s continued blessings in the coming years together! Their wedding text was Ephesians 2:10, For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Today in the Fellowship Hall we will celebrate with them, with ice cream!

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

The September issue of the Bethel Newsletter 

Is in your church mailbox today. Please take a moment to page through the newsletter – there’s lots of interesting items. There is a page in the Newsletter with a list of FOOD items that are needed for the Youth Retreat next Sunday. If you are able to help with food donations, please contact Harriet Luymes at 403-782-2572 or 403-357-7616 by Wednesday, September 5th!

Education Ministry Leadership Team: 

The new Sunday school program for ages 3 to grade 2 is looking for teachers and helpers for the next season. Please note this is a change for this age group as Children and Worship will not be offered. The EMLT would like to work with interested teachers to choose a new program by hopefully using our RightNow media account. If you are willing to serve in this exciting new program with a great group of kids, please contact an EMLT member, Jessica Heidelberg, Jackie Bouwman, Dana van Gyssel or Michele Noort.

Book Club: 

Ladies, we get together again on Thursday September 13th at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Margaret Roolker. The book is A History of Loneliness by John Boyne. NOTE: the order of those bringing refreshments has changed a bit. For this meeting it will be Pauline Bos. Hope to see you all there!!

Coffee Break 

is starting this month on Wednesday the 19th at 9:30 a.m. This will be our first get together with coffee, refreshments, and the formation our study groups. We will begin with the study Power of Forgiveness. The books have arrived and will be handed out during the first meeting. Bring a friend! Jan Zuidhof has been so kind to offer her help with the Nursery! We are grateful to her for making it possible for young mothers to come and participate in the studies.

Prayer Times: 

With the start of a new season, we feel all the more the need to get together to pray. Please watch for notices in the bulletin when the Prayer Team will get together again. For the time being, let us all stay faithful in bringing the congregation before the Lord of all grace and mercy.

House Church - Leaders:

If you have expressed an interest in becoming a House Church Leader, please watch the bulletin for announcements regarding getting together for training. This should take place this September.

BETHEL YOUTH

Next weekend is the Bethel Youth Retreat! 

It will be held from September 7th to 9th at Camp Sonrise near Rocky Mountain House. We look forward to a fun filled weekend! Please be at the church on Friday, September 7th before our departure time of 5:30 p.m. For more info, call or text Amaris at 403-872-1568 or Andrew at 403-318-2513.

Food needed for the Youth Retreat 

check out the food list in the Newsletter today and give Harriet a call at 403-782-2572 or 403-357-7616 by Wednesday if you can help out with some food donations!

RIGHTNOW MEDIA WEEKLY FEATURE

The Bible Project: 

The idea of the Messiah isn’t just from New Testament. God promised a savior from the beginning pages of the Bible. The entire story of Scripture builds from the Garden of Eden to the call of Abraham to the kings to the prophets. And when Jesus comes, he’s the answer to the promise God made in the beginning. Jesus is the Messiah. And he’s returning soon. All located on the Rightnow Media site or the App under the Bethel CRC library and then the Weekly Feature. Take a look today!! If you are in need of assistance, please contact Dana.

ANNOUNCMENTS

GEMS Camp 2018: 

We praise God for another successful and safe year for GEMS Camp. The girls had a wonderful time singing, swimming, crafting, doing devotions, eating and playing, all to the glory of God. None of this would be possible without the generous volunteering of time and effort by those who came to cook, be counselors, counselors-in-training, be our handyman, craft helpers, our chapel and campfire leader, our activities director and our nurse. To all of you, THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who donated food or made cash donations. For those who plan ahead, GEMS CAMP 2019 will be held Aug 12-16, 2019.

Central Alberta Youth Unlimited/YFC 

is accepting applications for a full time (will consider part-time) Mentorship Program Coordinator. It is our aim that every youth in Central Alberta would experience hope and wholeness in Christ through a mentorship relationship. The Mentorship Program Coordinator will oversee the development and implementation of the youth mentoring program, which matches adult mentors with youth on a one-to-one basis. Successful candidates will exhibit a strong commitment to live a Christ-centred life, will have good communication skills, and be a team player. The closing date for this position is September 25, 2018. For more information about this position or other positions open, please contact CAYU at 403-789-2298 or info@cayu.ca, or apply at https://www.cayu.ca/employment-opportunities/.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Uganda: 

A church outside of Kampal closed in early August after months of harassment by local Muslims. The final blow came on August 4th when a stone was thrown through a window, striking Pastor Moreen Sanyu in the forehead and knocking her unconscious. After regaining consciousness, she found that most of the church members had fled for their lives. Following treatment in hospital, and the confirmation of no serious injuries, she was released. The next Sunday, when the pastor arrived at the church, she found the building empty. No one came to the service in fear for their safety. The church, located in a predominantly Muslim area, began in May 2017 and had grown quickly to 400 in attendance. In response to the attacks from militant Islamists, the attendance had begun to dwindle. After months of enduring the pelting of rocks, together with the hurling of abusive threats, leaders of the church have decided not to continue meeting in such a dangerous area; instead, they are looking to relocate elsewhere. As the pastor and other members of the church consider how to proceed ministering in the future, pray that opportunities to share the love of Christ will continue to abound. Ask the Lord to grant them the strength required to endure despite opposition, and that those responsible for these attacks will be convicted to the point of repentance. May Pastor Sanyu be greatly encouraged by the assurance that her work for the Lord is never in vain.

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