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2019-03-17 Bulletin


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.

Mexico Mission Team 

is currently in Tijuana, Mexico. The team covets your prayers for a safe, inspiring, and challenging week. May our work there encourage and bless Alberta and her two sons Isidoro and Roberto. The team will be arriving home Friday afternoon, March 22nd. This year’s team members are: Brooklyn Wildeboer, Torey Tenbrinke, Kassidy Tenbrinke, Erica van Gyssel, Conner Heidelberg, Connor Wiersma, Zander Wiersma, Kyler Bajema, Amber Tenbrinke, Paige Kuiper’s, Elena Siebenga, Keagen Salomons. Leaders for this year’s team are Dana van Gyssel, Carina Tenbrinke, Pete Heidelberg, Brian Bajema, and August Luymes.

The Family of Ray and Patti Ames 

would like to extend an invitation to the community to come join us at the Kozy Korner in Lacombe on March 23rd from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. for a Celebration of Life for Ray Ames. This will be a time of remembrance, a time to share memories that may be near and dear to our hearts. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Pastor Jacob and Joyce Boer 

have a date set for their move to Lacombe; it’s Friday, March 29th. If you are available to help out in anyway please contact Herman Scholing at 403-350-3738 or Pete Heidelberg at 587-877-2050.

Continue to pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Executive Council Highlights:

  • Pastor Jacob will be moving on March 29th. We are putting a crew together and hoping some of our young people could help out. If you are able to help that day, please Contact Herman Scholing, or Pete Heidelberg.
  • Renovation team is working on some different options with the hope that they can present some updates at the congregational meeting in April.
  • The Nomination process is well underway. We pray that God will provide leaders that will serve faithfully for Him here at Bethel.

From the Treasurer: 

The Treasurer will be away, if you are in need of offering notes please inform your deacon and the order will be filled. Thank you, August Luymes


We will have our regular prayer meeting on Tuesday, March 19th. Please come and join us as we bring the needs and ministries of our congregation before the Lord. We will meet at the home of Margaret Roolker at 10 a.m.

Summer Sunday School: 

The Education Ministry Leadership Team are looking for teachers and helpers for the Summer season. There is a signup sheet on the table in the foyer, please take a moment and consider helping out this summer. Check to see what weeks work best for you. Thank you!!

Coffee Break: Ladies, NO Coffee Break this Wednesday 

due to Spring Break. We will meet again on the 27th for a Potluck Breakfast and our last study. Breakfast will be served at 9:15 a.m. sharp, as we will have a full program!

Prayer Conference: 

The Prayer Conference is taking shape. Invitations and posters have been going out to 12 churches in Lacombe and area. The theme this year is How to Approach a Sovereign God in Prayer and our speakers are Pastors Bryan Lanting, Nic Wolmarans and Shafer Parker. There are invitation cards on the table in the foyer. Please take one, or more, and hand them out to whomever you think could profit from coming to this day. There will be coffee, tea, refreshments, and a lunch provided. No admission-this is a free day! If you have any questions, please contact either Henry Eisses or Margaret Roolker


Young Peoples 

have completed their studies for the season and will resume in September. Great Job everyone!!

Tuesday Nite Youth 

Will NOT be meeting this Tuesday due to Spring Break. Enjoy your time away!

Save the date! 

April 14, 2019 at 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Bethel hosted Inter-Church Youth Event. We are in preparation for some OutWit, OutPlay, OutLast Fun. A Tribal Meeting location to be determined, it will be followed by dinner and a youth service at Bethel. Consent forms are located on the foyer table or on the Bethel Youth Facebook page or contact you’re youth leader for a copy. We look forward to seeing you there.


A Youth Leadership Training Event

Time is running out to register for The Joshua Effect youth leadership training event. From Friday April 26th at 8 p.m. through Sunday afternoon April 28th Lesli van Milligen from Faith Formation Ministries of the CRC will lead Grade 9-11 students and their mentors in leadership training. This event offers biblical, hands-on leadership equipping tasks along with time for theological reflection on God's call into various leadership roles. Cost is $170 per person to attend which includes five meals and all activities. It is highly encouraged that students and their mentors/youth leaders attend this training event together. The training will take place at Circle Square Ranch, Halkirk, AB. Make plans to attend soon. Registration is limited to a total of 45 students and leaders. Contact Pastor Bill Nieuwenhuis, Classis Alberta North Youth Consultant, at newiebill@gmail.com or call 403-783-0756.

Will Clinic hosted by Christian Stewardship Services: 

World Renew invites you to learn how to plan or update your will, give to causes you care about with both current and future gifts, minimize taxes, and protect your family. Refreshments will be served. There will be a chance to win one of two will certificates valued at $400 or $600. Join others at Trinity Christian Reformed Church; 13427 57 St, NW, Edmonton on Tuesday, March 26th at 7:30 p.m. Reserve your seat with Annetta: annetta@csservices.ca or 1 800 267 8890 Ext 217


Volunteer Link 

will have their annual meeting on March 19th at the SDA church, Young Teen Room, South Entrance. Everyone is invited to an informative evening with guest speakers Michael and Sandi Gouchie, with refreshments to follow.

The Lacombe Christian Reformed Burial Society 

annual general meeting is scheduled to be held at Woodynook CRC on March 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. All members are welcome to attend. If you are wondering how to join the society, or want to know more about it, contact Cindy Siebenga at 403-748-2887 or Jack Siebenga at 403-885-4380.

The Lacombe Alberta Conference On Missions (LACOM

will run from Friday evening, April 5th until Sunday morning, April 7, 2019. The theme of our conference is The Now and the Not Yet. We want to identify and highlight opportunities to serve in Missions now and also to present the challenges of what needs to be done with the “Unreached” and “Unengaged” people groups that remain (the Not Yet). We want to motivate people to get involved in the Great Commission. Registration is free. A freewill offering will be taken. Please feel free to email at info@laconfmiss.ca for more information or call Tim Darnell at: 1-403-304-9801 or Lacombe Pentecostal Church at: 1-403-782-2966. Please check the out the poster on the foyer bulletin board for more information of speakers, their sessions and activities throughout the weekend.

The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre 

is excited to present More Than Just a Man,a new Easter dramatic musical production. The ministry, life, death and resurrection of Jesus, as seen through the eyes of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, are the focus of this touching work. “More than Just a Man” provides a compelling glimpse into the controversy surrounding the Messiah and his triumphant resurrection. This is a fundraising event for the CAPCC Maternity Home which provides a nurturing home, supporting healthy pregnancy and positive parenting. April 11-13 at 7 p.m. plus April 13th at 2:30 p.m. at the Red Deer Memorial Centre, Rush seating. Tickets required. Free to attend thanks to numerous event sponsors. Tickets are available now by calling 403.343.1611 or pick up at 53rd Street Music or Kennedy’s Parable. For more information visit www.pregnancycare.ca/events/



An underground pastor Abdul, near the Somali border, was severely beaten on the night of March 8th. Muslim militants assaulted him with wooden clubs, leaving him unconscious and with a broken leg, bruises and other injuries. Pastor Abdul is a 30-year-old father of three. He serves as pastor to an underground church consisting of 30 former Muslims who, for safety, meet in small groups on varying days. He was on his way home after a prayer gathering when several Somali Muslims attacked him. There are serious concern for the safety of Abdul and his family. Please pray for the safety and healing. May the Kenyan authorities be able to maintain peace and safety for all citizens in this volatile area of their country. May the Lord also enable Abdul to continue fulfilling his pastoral ministry. Pray that the Somalis living in eastern Kenya will personally experience the love and grace of Christ and, as a result, turn to Him in faith.

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