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2019-04-07 Bulletin


Next Sunday, April 14th 

We have the privilege of witnessing the Baptism of Owen & Vanellope, children of Dustin & Melanie Biel. We also celebrate as Pastor Gary Bomhof installs Pastor Jacob Boer to Bethel Christian Reformed Church. A very joyous morning, 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.

After a nine day stay in the hospital, we thank GOD Jake can be home again. He is doing very well. Jake and Agnes would like to thank you for the visits and the words of encouragement. And above all, all the good wishes and your prayers are very much appreciated.

We feel blessed by our church family! Jake & Agnes Prins

Congratulations to Gerrit Meindersma as he celebrates his birthday today. Wishing you a wonderful day filled with our Lord’s richest of blessings with family and friends. J

Alice Scholing has recently moved to the Seniors Lodge in Lacombe.

Thank you to all who came out to help with the moving of Pastor Jacob, Joyce and their family. Thank you for taking time out of your day, it made for loading and unloading in record time! It was also an enjoyable time spending time with fellow members of our church family.

Continue to pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Book Club: 

Ladies, April's meeting is on Thursday, April 11th at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Margaret.

The book is Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlin. The refreshments are by Martha. See you all there!

Prayer: 

Always needed, never ending. How is your prayer life? Please join the saints of old, and of this present day. Pray for the Church, the needy, the lonely...whomever you know that needs prayer. Pray without ceasing!

Pictures in the Fellowship Hall 

are being updated! If you have a recent picture of you, or your family, please leave a copy in Pauline Bos’s mailbox. If you are in need of one being taken, Pauline will be happy to take it for you. Contact her at 403-782-2759

Living Members 

will be at the home of Ralph and Pauline Bos. Please study lesson #3 the James study booklet.

GEMS & Cadets Kub Kar Dessert Night 

will take place on Friday, April 12th at 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. All students with their parents are invited; please no siblings due to space restrictions.

BETHEL YOUTH

Tuesday Nite Youth 

meets this Tuesday, April 9th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

Calling all YOUTH!! 

Need to start fundraising for the next Mission Trip?? Now is the time!! Chicken Pickin starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday April 13th. We should be done by lunch time. Van Stryland's will be providing snacks and lunch. Please bring a water bottle!! If you are in need of a ride or you would like more information, please contact Amaris Wildeboer.

Save the date! 

April 14th from 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lacombe Christian School Kindergarten Registration for 2019-20 School Year: 

We offer 2 day, 8:40 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. Kindergarten, with busing included. Registration is available for children who will reach the age of 5 by December 31, 2019. For more information or to tour our school, we welcome you to call us at 403-782-6531. Also, feel free to drop in to pick up your registration package at the school office (5206 – 58 Street, Lacombe) or download them from our website: www.lacs.ca.

Lacombe Christian School 

is accepting applications for one Elementary Full-time teaching position commencing August 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Coaching would be an asset. We are looking for teachers with a passionate walk with Jesus Christ, and a developed Christian worldview. Applicants must hold or be eligible for a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate. Please forward cover letter, current resume, statement of faith, and three references to: Martin Folkerts, Principal, Lacombe Christian School, 5206 - 58 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 1G9, or mfolkerts@lacs.ca

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/

The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre 

We has an upcoming volunteer training session beginning on Thursday, April 18th until June 13th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. This is an opportunity for both men and women who are interested in volunteering at the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre to learn how to support and educate individuals and families impacted by unexpected pregnancy and its effects. More information can be found on our website: www.pregnancycare.ca/staff-volunteer-opportunities/. Please contact Linda at 403-343-1611 or by email at client-services@pregnancycare.ca if you are interested.

Vocal Recital: 

Please join Jessica Jacobson (formally a Student Worship Coordinator at Bethel ’16 & ’17) as she presents her senior vocal recital at Burman University Administration Chapel on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7 p.m. Free admission and refreshments.

Grade 9 Pizza Night at CACHS 

On Thursday, April 25th at 7 p.m. If you are in Grade 9, or you are a Grade 10-12 student who would like to check out CACHS, this night is for you! Student Council will lead all the students in games after we eat pizza and all parents are welcome to join in an orientation session with our Principal, Mr. Hoekstra. Please RSVP (403)782-4535 or email office@cachs.ca

Lacombe Christian School

invites you to their Annual Fundraising Auction Friday, April 26, 2019; in the West Campus Gym. Supper will be at 5 p.m., served by the LCS Volunteers at $10 per plate. Live Auction begins at 6:30pm. Hope to see you there! All auction items are donated by local community & businesses. All proceeds go to the Lacombe Christian School

Parkland Men’s Choir in Concert: 

Singing God’s Praise for 30 Years the Parkland Men’s Choir will be in Concert on Saturday, April 27th at 7 p.m. at the Woody Nook Church. Guest Performances by Potter’s Clay Quartet and Dr. C. Stolte (Saxophone) Admission is free. Come Celebrate with Us! A free will offering will be taken to cover expenses. All are Welcome!

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

The Edmonton Native Healing Centre 

is hosting an annual 4 Hour MOVE-A-Thon in support of the Healing Her homefire project and our regular drop-in programming. Our hope is individuals or teams will sign up and spend time with our community on Saturday April 27th from 1-5 p.m. This event will take place at Covenant CRC (19010-87 Ave), sharing the work load of ministry and physical exercise! There will be refreshments, door prizes, smoothie bar, so enter as an individual or Team. Registrations is $50 per participant or collect more than $150 and registration fee will be waived! More information can be found at: healingherhomefire@gmail.com

PERSECUTED CHURCH

China

Pastor John Cao (an American citizen), along with his co-worker Jing Ruxia, were carrying on humanitarian work in Myanmar when he was arrested in 2017 while rafting across the border with China, a crossing he frequently made with the knowledge of Chinese authorities. He was convicted of "organizing an illegal border crossing" between China and Myanmar, and thus sentenced to seven years in prison. Despite international pressure, the pastor has had his appeal delayed six times. It is now scheduled to take place on May 22nd. His family has been denied any access for visitation and all letters addressed to him are being screened. His lawyers have expressed concerns for his health, due to a lack of exposure to sunlight and proper healthcare, Pray for Pastor Cao, as well as his family, during this ongoing ordeal. May his appeal be heard soon, resulting in a successful outcome.

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