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2019-03-03 Bulletin


Next Sunday, March 10th 

We welcome the 2019 Mexico Mission team as we commission them for their mission to Tijuana, Mexico. Pastor Nic Wolmerans from Covenant CRC in Rocky Mountain House will lead us in worship. All are welcome!

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

Please remember our church family in your daily prayers, at mealtimes and during your personal devotions. Continue to pray for Henry Geldof and Steve Ogi. Remember those who are unable to worship regularly with us: Jennie Bajema, Bill Wildeboer and Rena DeRuiter. Pray also for those who struggle in silence with ongoing physical, spiritual, and emotional issues. I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 2 Timothy 1:3.

Patrick Finney has been admitted to the Red Deer Hospital and is in Unit 22. Patrick covets your prayers and would enjoy visitors.

Continue to pray for our missionaries around the world. 

Bethel News

Pastor Jacob and Joyce Boer 

are planning to join us for their first worship service here on April 7th! They are looking for a house to rent here in Lacombe, if you know of a house that would be available for the Boer family, please contact Herman Scholing at 403-350-3738. We are also looking for some help moving the Boer family to Lacombe. If you are available to help out in anyway during the last two weeks of March, again contact Herman.

Pastor Jacob Boer’s email is jacobhboer@gmail.com

Nominations for Church Council

It's that time year again to consider Council nominations. This year we require two Elders, two Youth elders, and three Deacons to be added as part of Council for the next three years.

Completing their terms this year are Youth Elder Terry Vandenborn and Deacons Bryan Noordhof, Trudy Salomons and Rick Wildeboer.

Who is eligible for nomination? All office bearers are given a two year break between terms of service. Those who are therefore excused eligibility are Wayne Bouwman, Marvin Ebens, Ed Stol and Darran Vreugdenhil.

Women are eligible for the position of Deacon.

You do not need to speak with each person to nominate them and you can nominate as many people as you feel are qualified. The district Elders will officially approach people with the appropriate amount of nominations.

The present Council members are Pete Heidelberg, August Luymes, Bryan Noordhof, Peter Prins, Trudy Salomons, Herman Scholing, Andrew Tenbrinke, Terry Vandenborn, Rod Venhuis and Rick Wildeboer.

Please prayerfully consider nominating those members you feel are gifted to serve as office bearers. A nomination form will be handed out TODAY before the offerings are taken during the Worship service and the form will be collected as you leave the sanctuary. For those who cannot be present on March 3rd, nomination forms will be available from any council member. All nominations need to be submitted to the Council prior to the Council Executive meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. If you have any questions please contact Peter Prins or Herman Scholing. We seek the Lord for his guidance in this process. Council deeply appreciates your prayerful consideration in this matter.

Nursery & Hospitality Schedules: 

Currently looking for more adult volunteers for the nursery (Must be 18 yrs. old). We are also in need of more Greeters and Coffee Attendants. Please email or call Dana to add yourself to these lists. Remember, we all should take part in making our services a more welcoming atmosphere for all, especially for our guests. Please consider serving Bethel this way.

Living Members Bible Study 

will be held at Peter and Gerry Prins' tonight at 7 p.m. Please review Lesson 2 in the Discover James study booklet.

The Prayer Team 

will get together again on Tuesday morning, March 5th, 10 a.m. We continue to bring the needs of the congregation before the Lord and His throne of grace. We would love for you to join us in this ministry. If you feel the call of the Spirit to do so, please know that you are very welcome! Our team is working to organize a second Prayer Conference, to be held on Saturday, April 6th. Please mark your calendars! More information will follow in the coming weeks.

Coffee Break

Ladies, on coming Wednesday, March 6th we will look at lesson 5 of the Commands of Jesus. Everyone welcome!

Book Club:

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 14th, 7.30 p.m. at Margaret's. The book we are reading is Bear Town by Frederick Bachmann. Refreshments will be by Ann.

North America Indigenous Ministries: 

We are so grateful for every one of you! We have been so blest to be surrounded by so many amazing people. We remember you all with joy when we lift you up to God with thanksgiving in prayer! With that, we are inviting everyone to come out at 7:30 on March 28th to a dessert evening held at Woody Nook CRC. God has done so much and we would love to share in more depth and detail what is all going on. We do ask that if you are planning on attending that you respond by email so that we can get a rough number, but don't worry, if you don't respond you are still welcome to attend! We hope that you all can come and celebrate with us the workings of our great God! For more info or to respond, you can email us folkerts@naim.ca Thank you, Sean and Becky Folkerts

Lacombe Days: 

Now that the cold days of February are behind us, the FMLT is making some plans for the summer and we are looking for someone to plan a float representing Bethel church's ministries and programs. Are you, your club and/or committee interested in creating ideas for a float to enter into the Lacombe Parade on July 27th, please let one of the FMLT members know if you are willing to participate and we are willing to assist and answer questions.

To the congregation of Bethel CRC, Lacombe: 

We are grateful for your gifts of $51,906.54 for World Renew programs received from October to December 2018. It is with your generous support of the Program Fund, World Hunger and Canadian Foodgrains Bank that lives are being made whole and communities are being transformed. Thank you for being agents for change, demonstrating the love of Jesus to people through your generosity. Please visit worldrenew.net/stories to learn how your gifts are making an impact for God’s glory in the world today.

With gratitude,

Chris Orme

P.S. - Please continue to pray for the work of World Renew and those we are called to serve: visit www.worldrenew.net/pray to see the latest updates.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth 

will not be meeting this week. Enjoy the time off and see you next week!

Young People’s 

will be meeting at the Vandenborns’ on March 10th at 7 p.m. Lucas is on snack.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Aid and Trade with the Global South: 

Join World Renew on March 23rd, from 4-8 p.m. at Covenant CRC (19010 87 Ave., Edmonton) to learn how small business development and just trade can empower communities to improve their lives. We will be featuring a global marketplace, Central American cuisine, and keynote speakers Daniel Jean-Louis (author of “From Aid to Trade”) and Doug Seebeck (Partners Worldwide). Tickets are $10/person, $30/family and are available at wrtraid.eventbrite.ca, or in person from Marg Hoogland (587-377-0422) or Ray Prins.

ANNOUNCMENTS

Lacombe Christian School Prayer Group 

will be meeting on March 4 from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the LCS library. Please join us once a month to lift our school before our Lord. We seek to join together in Christian community, in hope and in grace, to support our admin., teachers, board and students in these challenging times. We want to welcome all Christian education supporters, from parents to grandparents and anyone in between. We appreciate your willingness to serve in this way. Please text Janis Butcher at 403-357-9195 or email westof17@gmail.com. “For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.” Psalm 71:5

Swing into Spring Family Fundraiser: 

To be held Thursday, March 6th at 6:30 p.m. Central Alberta Christian High School would like to invite you and your family to our spring fundraiser! This is a FREE dinner for you and your family to raise money for our school. There will be a Dessert Silent Auction, a movie and popcorn for the kids, and we will auction off a shed that the Industrial Arts class has made. To reserve your seats, or a table of 8, please phone the school at 403-782-4535. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Please come out and support our school!

Finding God in Science Conferences 

will be held March 8th and 9th in both Edmonton and Calgary. Speakers will cover wide range of topics: Sharing your Faith, Sexual Identity & Christian Faith, Science and Faith, and so on. The sponsor of the two conferences is Faith Beyond Belief. Their mission is to help Christians become effective ambassadors for Christ in everyday conversations. Visit www.bereadyalberta.ca for a complete list of Sessions, Speakers and Registration.

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Uzbekistan

A Christian mother was killed by her husband on February 9th because she had recently accepted Christ. The attack happened at the moment that she was fleeing the country. Friends are asking for prayer on her behalf, her parents, as well as her children. Pray for God's comfort and strength to sustain the parents, children and friends. Also lift up the husband to Christ, that he will come to realize the seriousness of what he has done, along with an understanding of the truth contained in God's Word which speaks volumes of His saving grace.

RIGHTNOW MEDIA WEEKLY FEATURE

Easter, Kids: 

The Seeds of Easter, there are thousands of ways that your family can be distracted away from the true meaning of Easter. We believe this Seeds of Easter music and videos will help prepare your family’s heart to focus on Jesus death and resurrection. We believe the music/videos to word-for-word scripture will help your family go deeper with Jesus this Easter season.The Bedbug Bible Gang Easter Party, The Easter Promise & the Witness, The First Easter are all titles saved onto our Bethel Christian Reformed Church Library. Check them out for your Easter/Lent season studies. They are located on the Rightnow Media site or the App under the Bethel CRC library and then the Easter Feature. Take a look today!! If you are in need of assistance, please contact Dana.

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