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2019-04-14 Bulletin


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UPCOMING SERVICES

We will have a Good Friday service this coming Friday, April 19th at 10:30 a.m. 

We will have a Service of Shadows, focusing on the betrayal, desertion, humiliation and agony of Jesus and his death on the cross. Pastor Jacob will bring a message entitled Why? based on Mark 14 and 15.

Next Sunday, April 21st is the celebration of Easter! 

We leave the darkness and sorrow and look at the fact that Jesus is Risen! based on Mark 16. Pastor Jacob Boer will lead this service of celebration. All are welcome!

Food for Thought: 

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord: O Lord, hear my voice." Psalms 130:1. Last Sunday we sang Oceans by Hillsong: God's grace abounds in deepest waters...Wherever you think your feet may fail, and when fears surround you, God will hear your cry, and His Sovereign hand will guide you.

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.

Congratulations to Agnes Prins and Joanne van Gyssel as both ladies celebrate birthdays. Agnes birthday was yesterday on Saturday and Joanne looks forward to hers on Wednesday. To both of you we pray your day will be filled with love and laughter with family and friends. May our Lord continue to bless you into your new year!! J

Thank you! Cathy & Gary Bomhof hereby thank the Bethel congregation for your love shown through cards, gifts, words of encouragement, support and presence at our recent wedding celebration. We genuinely feel that you have warmly embraced us. Even though we are making our home in Red Deer (32 Root Cl. T4P 3X3), we are, for the time being planning to worship at both Bethel and First Red Deer, thereby maintaining the ties that bind us together in the Lord. Blessings to you all.

Condolences to Pastor Jacob and Joyce. Their sister in law, Maureen Prairie, passed away unexpectedly on April 2, 2019 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. May our Lord grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Know that your grief is shared by your Bethel family.

Continue to pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

· We were excited that we could have Pastor Jacob join our meeting and for the biblical guidance that he will provide

· We reviewed bills and minutes from all the Ministry Leadership Teams.

· We finalized the agenda for the April 24th Congregational meeting.

· We are still working through the nomination process. We ask for your continued prayers as we seek to find Council Members to lead here at Bethel.

Congregational Meeting: 

Everyone is heartily encouraged to attend the Congregational meeting planned for the evening of April 24th at 7:30 p.m. We will be hearing reports from the Ministry Leadership teams and there will be opportunity to discuss the options presented by the Renovation team. And of course there will be coffee (decaf) and goodies to share while we talk. So don't forget to come!

Living Members

will be at the home of Ralph and Pauline Bos tonight at 7 p.m. Please study lesson #3 the James study booklet.

Foundations Bible Study 

will NOT be meeting next week on Sunday, April 21st .

Vision Team 

will be meeting on Saturday, April 27th of at the home of Margaret Roolker at 8:30 a.m.

Summer Sunday School: 

The Education Ministry Leadership Team is 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.

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

Prayer: 

After the day of the Prayer Conference, we are all the more convinced of the importance of prayer and how to approach our Holy God and loving Father. Please do not give up on prayer. Remember Jesus' words in Matthew 7:7,8.

BETHEL YOUTH

Today!

Sunday, April 14th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bethel will be hosting a Inter-Church Youth Event. Come! OutWit, OutPlay, OutLast!!! There will be a youth service at 7:00pm where families are welcome to join. See you there!

Tuesday Nite Youth: 

We have wrapped up our Tuesday Night Youth studies last week and we would like to thank everyone for another wonderful year! God is so good!

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 hiring a Live in Mentor and a Client Support Worker. Both postings are on the foyer bulletin board.

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!

PERSECUTED CHURCH

Iran: 

It is 40 years since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, which led to an oppressive Islamic theocracy. Today, many young people are becoming disillusioned with Islam and the harsh restrictions they face. As a result, the Gospel has been spreading rapidly, sweeping the country through satellite TV and the Internet, together with the ministry of house churches in communities. Islamic cleric, Hujjat al-Islam Naser Rafiei, delivered a speech in Qom, warning against the spread of Christianity throughout the country. He specifically named house churches and evangelical networks as an attraction for Iranian youth. Praise God for the work of His Holy Spirit in the lives of so many spiritually seeking Iranians! Pray for the continued outreach of the Gospel throughout the country -- whether via modern-day technology or personal evangelism -- despite the opposition facing His people.

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