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2019-05-26 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.

Polly Mooy had surgery earlier this week and everything went well. She is home and resting comfortably. Continue to pray for complete healing.

Our condolences to Jackie Bouwman and the family as her mother, Jacoba Hoetmer, passed away on Tuesday, May 21st. She was 91years of age. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at 1:30 p.m. at First CRC Rocky Mountain House. We pray that the Lord grant you peace and strength throughout this difficult time.

We ask that you remember Bradly Smallboy in your prayers as he is working in Northern Alberta fighting

forest fires for the next two weeks. We ask for safety for him and the many, who are working long hours in very dangerous conditions.

Pray For SYNOD 2019: Synod 2019 will meet on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from Friday, June 14th to Thursday, June 20th. Pastor Jake will be attending Synod this year; we ask that you remember him in his travels and his time at the meetings. May our God bless everyone attending!

Continue to pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

From Council: 

It is with thankfulness that Council presents the following names of those who have agreed to let their name stand for office-bearer in our Bethel community.

  • For the position of Deacon, Ina Jackson and Ann Wildeboer are chosen by acclamation.
  • For the position of Youth Elder, Adam Eisses is chosen by acclamation.
  • For the position of Elder, Henry Eisses, Arnie Tenbrinke, Ben Van Essen and Craig Van Stryland. Two of these names will be drawn by lot TODAY during the church service. Installation of office-bearers is planned for our June 2nd service.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Police Check Updates: Last week Sunday 

Criminal Record Check cover letters were delivered. These are for those members who are required to have one done, members 16 years of age and above. Ministry team leaders will find a packet of letters to be delivered to your members in ministry that do not have a mailbox here at Bethel. I would greatly appreciate if you could hand them out at your next meeting. It is recommended 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.

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 from 7 – 830 p.m. going through till June 24th. In these sessions, we will be talking about what it means to be “Reformed” and how our faith shapes our lives. Talk to Pastor Jake, call, leave a message through email or text if you are interested in coming or simply show up at the church. Our second meeting is this Monday evening. Please remember to read chapters 2 & 3 of Reformed: What It Means and Why It Matters.


There will be a regular prayer meeting this coming Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the home of Margaret. Please join us when you feel the Spirit prompting you to pray for others, for our congregation. Prayer is the phone line that connects us directly to God's throne room!


Our team will meet again on Saturday, June 1st, at 8.30 a.m. at the home of August & Harriet Luymes. We covet the congregation's prayers as we seek God's agenda and direction for our congregation over the summer and into the new season.

Living Members 

will be meeting the home of Alex & Ann Wildeboer next Sunday, June 2nd at 7 p.m. We will discuss the next chapter from the study guide Discover James.

Bethel Newsletter: 

the month of June includes Seniors week, Father’s Day and Graduations. The newsletter team are working on the next edition of the newsletter. If you have contributions you would like to include, please don’t hesitate to get them to either Harriet Luymes or Anita Geldof this week. Wednesday evening at the latest please. Look for the newsletter in your mailboxes next Sunday.

Last week for the Lost & Found: 

The box at the bottom of the stairs at the front of the church is overflowing with a vast assortment of goodies. Please take a moment to check for any items which might belong to you. Leftovers will be given to the Building Blocks Thrift Store!


Bethel Youth & Youth Leaders 

you are invited to Pastor Jake and Joyce’s home for a BBQ after church on Sunday, May 26th. This will be a chance for us to hang out and get to know one another over burgers, hot dogs, sausages and refreshments.

GEMS Camp News: 

We have some exciting news for girls going into Grade 9 in September 2019. In the past, the cut-off for coming to camp as a camper was Grade 8, and coming as a CIT was Grade 10. This year we would like to introduce a program for Grade 9 girls called the Transition Year. It will be just that; a camp year between being a camper and being a Junior Counselor. The girls will be taught leadership skills, be encouraged to discover their unique talents and gifts, and will be challenged to build on their faith, all within the unique atmosphere of camp. The registration process will remain the same, except for the cost, which will be $100. The deadline for registration for the TY year will be May 30, 2019. Please contact Bonnie Bennik at gbbennik@platinum.ca if you have any questions.


The 10th Annual Gideons Golf Tournament 

will be taking place on July 31st at the Meadowlands Golf Club in Sylvan Lake. For more information please look for the poster on the foyer bulletin board.

Central Alberta Christian High School 

is seeking a suitable applicant for the position of Development Director for the 2019-20 school year. A candidate for this part-time position must demonstrate and articulate a personal faith and commitment to Christian education, and possess strong interpersonal, communication, computer and organizational skills. A detailed job description is available upon request. Please submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Pete Hoekstra at phoekstra@cachs.ca.


Classis Alberta North’s Student Support Committee

Invites those considering full-time ordained or non-ordained ministry in the Christian Reformed Church to apply for a forgivable loan to support their graduate studies. Further information and application forms can be found at the Classis Alberta North website: http://www.classisalbertanorth.ca/student-support-team.html . The application deadline is June 1, 2019. Questions and completed forms can be forwarded to Student Support Committee chair Jonathan Nicolai-deKoning (jonathan.nicolai-dekoning@kingsu.ca) .



On May 18, 2019 during a choir practice, 20 attackers surrounded a church. They kidnapped a group of 40 Christians including the Pastor, his daughter and at least nine women. A huge ransom is demanded. Please pray fervently with and for church members and area Christians.

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