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2019-06-30 Bulletin


Next Sunday, July 7th 

Pastor Jake will continue our look at Jonah, we will be reflecting on chapter 3, Unexpected Grace. God’s grace often shines out at unexpected times and to unexpected people; it is not earned, but flows out of the relationship God has with humanity. We will also be celebrating the Lord’s supper, a gift of grace that connects us closer to Jesus and to each other.

Jonah: Our schedule of worship services:

  • July 7, 2019: Jonah 3, Unexpected Grace
  • July 14, 2019: Jonah 4, Angry At God

    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, Dave Reitsma 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.

    Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to Don & Martha Warner as you celebrated on Friday, June 28th. Bethel prays that the Lord continues to bless you with His love and care and be gracious to you and family. The beautiful flowers at the front of the sanctuary are a gift to you for your special occasion.

    Welcome to Bethel Margaret Stephanson! Recently her membership from Ponoka Sonrise CRC was transferred. We hope and pray that you continue to feel Bethel as your home and may our Lord continue to bless you daily!!

    Congratulations to Audrey Noordhof as she celebrates her birthday tomorrow! Wishing you a wonderful day filled with the Lord’s rich blessings of family and friends. J

    In celebration of Audrey Noordhof 90th birthday, cake will be served as dessert at today’s BBQ Potluck Luncheon.

    Thank you to the many Bethel ladies and girls who attended and supported myself, Ashley Matejka & Justin van Gyssel at the recent Bridal Shower. Truly a wonderful evening! I am very thankful your warm welcome and your amazing generosity. Ashley Matejka

    Continue to pray for our missionaries around the world.

    Bethel News

    Full Council Highlights from June 26, 2019:

    • We really enjoyed listening to the testimonies of 4 youth, Emily Eisses, Bradley Smallboy, Josh Wildeboer, and Rueben Wildeboer and we are excited for their upcoming profession of faith on July 7th. We joyfully welcome them into full membership here at Bethel!!
    • A new Executive was formed. Peter Prins will remain as chairman. The vice chair is Herman Scholing, appointed Clerk is again Paul Prins, the Treasurer will be Ina Jackson , and General Adjunct, Pete Heidelberg. There will be no change to the elder district lists until the fall.
    • We gladly accepted the membership transfer of Margaret Stephanson from Ponoka Sonrise CRC. We pray that God will bless you as you continue to worship with us here.
    • The Council Social will be on July 16th at home of August Luymes. If the Elders could bring desert and the Deacons bring salad. We will be walking in the Prayer Labyrinth, so bring good footwear!!
    • Pastor Jacob will be the Pastoral advisor for the Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference, NADC.
    • Andrew Tenbrinke attended the National Gathering in Edmonton a few weeks ago. He gave us a report.
    • Pastor Jacob gave a report on his time at Synod in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
    • We had a time of reflection from our retiring Office-bearers, Terry Vandenborn, Trudy Salomons, Bryan Noordhof, and Rick Wildeboer. We thank them for their service.

    Bulletin Emails: 

    In an effort to stay in touch over the summer months and create better community, starting next week Friday, July 5th the Bethel Bulletin will be emailed to all members on the mass email list every Friday afternoon. If you are not on that list and would like to add yourself, contact the office through email or phone. A little something to look forward to before the weekend starts!!

    Lacombe Days Parade Float: 

    Jonah sailed away from meeting the people God wants to reach, but we will be ‘floating’ to our neighbours this year to let them see who we are during the Lacombe Days Parade. This year we are putting together a float for the parade and Pastor Jake is looking for energetic, excited volunteers to help plan the float. Some who would like to ride along with the float to share Bethel Church with our community, and others to help with the materials for the float. Please touch base with Pastor Jake and we will get this float on the road for July 27th!


    Prayer is always important and needed, whether it is summer, vacation or holiday time or not. What we do may change, but who we are does not, we are needy people at all times. Please continue to pray for our congregation and for those who are going through difficult times. Our regular prayer meetings will from now on be held at the church, which may make it a bit easier for some to join us.

    Book Reading: 

    A recommendation has been made to have as many people as possible read the book Letters to the Church by Francis Chan. It may help Bethel define our vision for Bethel Church. It may also help us to decide what is really important. How best to plan the renovations to serve the vision we have for our church and community. For more information on this book, please contact Margaret Roolker or anyone from the VISION Team.

    The Lacombe and District Ministerial Association

    is once again hosting a free breakfast and city wide worship service at ME Global Field on Sunday, July 28th in conjunction with Lacombe Days. The breakfast will start at 8 a.m. and the service will begin at 10 a.m. All are welcome!

    From Rehoboth:

    It is with sincere apologies that the Rehoboth Newsletter “Flourish” was delivered very late this year. Concerns were brought forward indicating that persons intending to attend the AGM Rehoboth meeting were unable to do so. The newsletter contained the AGM meeting date but was delivered after the AGM was held. Those who would like the information from this meeting can go online at flourish@rehoboth.ab.ca. Rehoboth apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused.


    CRC Community Address with Dr. Jeff Weima: 

    Please reserve Sunday, September 22, 2019 for a communal gathering at West End CRC, Edmonton. (Time to be determined at a later date.) Dr. Jeffrey Weima, a Professor of New Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary will speak on Sunday evening to the broader CRC community on Same-Sex Sex: What Does the New Testament Say?

    Food for Thought: 

    Summertime, vacation time. No learning, no homework for a time. But some things better never stop! Psalm 119:9 tells us how a young, or an older person can live a clean life: By carefully reading, and studying, the map of God's Word.

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