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2019-04-28 Bulletin


UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday, May 5th

We continue our series in Acts, looking at various signs and wonders within the new Christian community as the early church was being established. We will be turning to Acts 9:1-19, Death Is Overcome. This is the story of Saul’s meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus. All are welcome!

The Birth of the Church: Signs and Wonders.

Our schedule of worship services for the next month:

  • May 12, 2019: Acts 9:1-19, Death is Overcome
  • May 19, 2019: Acts 11:1-18, Who is In, Who is Out?
  • May 26, 2019: Acts 169-15, Open to a New Direction
  • June 9, 2019: Acts 2:1-13, What Does This Mean?
  • 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 and Happy Birthday to Bill Wildeboer as he celebrates his birthday on Thursday. We pray for a wonderful day with family and friends. May our Lord continueto bless you into your new year! J

    Continue to pray for our missionaries around the world.

    Bethel News

    Directory Information: 

    In the near future a new directory will be delivered. New information has been requested for assistance in locating rural members. In your mailbox today is a copy of your directory information. If you are a rural member please add your 911/Blue Location Sign information. Also for all members, please add cell phones or emails, anything you would like to add. You may add information you prefer private. By adding an email and stating it private, adds you to the mass email list without having it posted in the directory. Please place your completed entries in the secretary mailbox on the lower left side of the mailboxes. If there are no corrections to be made, simply discard the paper in the recycling box under the mailboxes. Contact Dana for assistance or more information.

    The Bridge App: 

    A directory will be located in the Bridge App functions. The information you provide for the hard copy directory will be added to this. Please know that your information is only used by Bethel and its members only. No information is open to the outside public. Bridge App information was introduced in the April Newsletter and more will be available to you soon. Dana is working hard to launch Bethel’s Bridge App as soon as possible.

    Police Check Updates: 

    Over the course of the next few weeks, members 16 years of age and above will receive notice of their police checks that need to be done. It is required that this be done every 3 to 5 years and some members are very overdue. Please take time to get this done. In most cases it doesn’t take much time. Contact Dana at the office for assistance.

    Vision Team 

    meets again this Saturday, April 27th, at the home of Margaret, at 8:30 a.m. We start with breakfast, and then discuss various matters.

    Prayer: 

    Our regular Prayer Meeting will be at the home of Margaret, on Tuesday, April 30th at 10 a.m. If you feel the Spirit working in your heart to pray for the needs of the congregation and its individual members, please feel free to join us!

    Save the date and come out to help our YOUTH. 

    May 4, 2019 is Highway Clean-up. Our youth will be participating to raise money for either YC 2019 or Mission Trips. This is a rewarding opportunity to get out and be a positive presence in our community! Many hands make light work. We would love your help! Please let Amaris Wildeboer 403-872-1568 or one of our youth leaders know if you are willing to help out. We would like to have a numbers count by May 1, 2019 if possible. We will be feeding you lunch and snack and need to make sure there is enough grub to go around. Meet at 7 a.m. on May 4th at Bethel for instructions. Thank you!

    Book Club: 

    Our next meeting will be on Thursday, May 9th at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Margaret. The book we will be discussing is The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner. Refreshments will be served by Caroline. See you there!

    Bethel Newsletter: 

    May is the month of Mother’s day. If you have a contribution you would like included in the next newsletter, please email it to Harriet Luymes or Anita Geldof by Tuesday, April 30th. You can also place it in the newsletter mailbox. We look forward to more spring like weather and celebrating our mothers. Thanks so much for the contributions of last month. Our goal continues to be to create a newsletter that is reflective of “a growing family of disciples in Christ”. Contributions from all ages are greatly appreciated.

    Seniors Rosebud

    You are invited to join the Lacombe Reformed Seniors' Club on their Spring bus trip to Rosebud on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Highlights of the day include: A spring time bus tour through the prairies, coffee break in the morning, a delicious Buffet lunch and the Theatre production of Bright Star in Rosebud, and a Picnic coffee break in the afternoon on our way home! We will be leaving Bethel CRC in Lacombe at 8:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person and include everything! For more information and to book your ticket, please call Judy at 403-782-5960, Cindy at 403-748-2824 or Frances at 403-782-3327. Tickets are available on a first come/first serve basis and must be prepaid by May 7/19 to book your seat on the bus.

    Profession of Faith Classes

    are you considering doing Profession of Faith? Are you just interested in learning more about faith and life and how faith shapes life? Pastor Jake is offering a 5-week Profession of Faith class on Monday evenings beginning May 13th through June 24th at 7 p.m. Talk to Pastor Jake, or call, leave a message through email or text if you are interested in coming.

    Found: 

    A unique broach has been found here at the church. If you believe that this might be yours, please contact Dana at the office to describe and claim it.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    LCS Prayer Group

    On Wednesday May 1st, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the LCS Library. Please join our prayer group which will meet 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 administration, teachers, board & students. 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 if you are interested. “For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.” Psalm 71:5

    Charis Village: 

    Discover the art of aging with grace. You are invited to attend an information session about Charis Village, Lacombe’s new senior housing development. Join us in the County Room of the Lacombe Memorial Centre on May 7, 14, 22, 28, 29 at 7 pm. Aging with grace takes a plan, what is your plan?

    Camp Rehoboth Volunteers Needed: 

    Camp Rehoboth is a volunteer-run summer camp ministry for persons with developmental disabilities. Our largest needs are Nurses/LPN’s and Counsellors (16+), Counselors in Training (14+), who are people willing to be a friend. Camp will be starting soon, and we need your help in the following ways:

    R&R – June 30th - July 5th – 1 Nurse/LPN, 1 Night Watch, 10 Counsellors
    Adult 1 – July 6th – 12th - 10 counsellors
    Adult 2 – July 13th – 19th – 1 Nurse/LPN, 4 Assistant Cooks, 15 counsellors
    Independent – July 20th – 28th – 2 Nurses/LPN’s, Techie, 10 counselors
    Youth Week – July 29th - August 2nd – 1 Nurse/LPN

    Please contact camp@rehoboth.ab.ca for more information, or apply online at www.rehoboth.ab.ca/camps/

    PERSECUTED CHURCH

    Uganda 

    Hassan Podo was a 28-year-old Imam; now a new believer. After having missed prayers at the mosque for three weeks, he was seen entering a church building on March 16th. Coming home, his relatives surrounded him, carrying sticks. They began beating him, calling him an enemy of Islam. Hassan's wife and two children were able to escape to a nearby Christian's home. Neighbours helped him to escape. His father has since organized fellow Muslims, asking them to assist him in hunting down Hassan. Before his conversion, Hassan was part of a militant group that was involved in attacks against the church. Now in hiding, he and his family are receiving discipleship lessons from a pastor to strengthen their faith. Praise God for the salvation of Hassan and his wife. Pray that they will be strengthened in their newfound faith. May God touch Hassan both physically and emotionally, healing him of the abuse he endured from family members.

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