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2020-04-26 Bulletin


Thursday, April 30th 

5:00 p.m. Circle of Friends Community supper
Cooks: Martha & Diane


Next Sunday, May 3rd 

We will be continuing our series based on 2 Corinthians 4:7, Jars of Clay. We will be reflecting on 1 Kings 19:1-21, Elijah: All Hope Lost. God uses people to build his kingdom here on earth, but the people he uses are not perfect and go through both the highs and lows of life. In the highs, life is good, but in the lows, some of us will struggle hard with doubt and even depression, sometimes deep depression. Elijah goes through a time of deep depression, even to the point of wanting to end his life. How do we walk through hard times and where is God?


Please remember our church family in your daily prayers, at mealtimes and during your personal devotions. 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. Continue to pray for our missionaries around the world, Diana Boot, Margaret Njuguna, Albert & Carolyn Strydhorst and John & Marian VanderMeer.

Pita Doornenbal’s youngest brother Piet from the Netherlands, went home to the Lord this past week at the age of 87. We offer Pita and her family our condolences and pray the Lord will comfort them and fill them with His peace.

Craig and Marcella Van Stryland ask that you pray for their son Jordan and his wife Amy and their family as they are expecting a child and received news that there may be some brain developmental issues with the baby. Pray for healing and God’s strength and peace for the family.

Bethel News

From the Pastor: 

During these trying times, it’s more important than ever to stay connected when we are asked to practice social distancing. How does Bethel do this? The following are currently being offered to you. If you are in need of assistance to view or obtain hard copies of sermon notes or bulletins, contact Pastor Jake or Dana.

  • A Daily Devotion will be posted on the Bethel Facebook page and Bethel website
  • Facebook Live: Pastor Jake will be taking moments on Facebook to chat and pray. Like us and share with your friends and family.
  • Sunday Worship Services will be videotaped and posted on the new Bethel YouTube Channel An Order of Worship will be emailed to you Saturday when the video is ready for viewing. The Order of Worship can also be found on the Bridge App and on our Bethel Facebook page.
  • Sunday Worship Services will continue to be recorded audio only and posted on the Bethel website and Bridge App.
  • Sunday Sermon written version, will be posted Pastor Jake’s Blog: Jacob's Musings, the Bridge App and on the Bethel Facebook page.
  • Sunday Sermon & Bulletin: A hard copy of both papers will be delivered to a number of our seniors at their place of residence. An envelope with your name will be dropped off at the front entrance for you to pick up. Please let Dana know if you require a large print for easy reading.

Dear Bethel family

Due to the COVID 19 situation, Council will be delaying Council Elections until this fall. We believe it is wise to not change our leadership in such a time as this. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Zoom Sermon Study on Jars of Clay: 

if you would be interested in a Monday evening sermon reflection time beginning Monday, April 27th, please contact Pastor Jake through email, text, or cell to receive a ZOOM invite to the meeting, or click here to go to the meeting. This will be a 30-40 minute time to go a little deeper into being Jars of Clay and how God uses our weaknesses for his kingdom.

Front Porch Conversations

Pastor Jake would like to swing by your places and have a short Facebook Live conversation with you as a way to keep us all connected with what is happening in each other’s lives. Facebook Live runs straight from Facebook and allows us to video live on our church Facebook page. I'm calling this Front Porch Conversations and I stand outside your door on the front porch or steps 6 feet away and we then have a brief conversation while I video it through Facebook. I usually ask things like: how is everyone doing, is there anything interesting going on, and would you like to say 'hi' to someone. It's about 5-6 minutes long, most people don't watch much longer than that. The video is then on the church Facebook page and anyone who is on Facebook sees it as it's happening, while others can then watch it later and leave greetings and comments. You can either call, email or text Pastor Jake to set up a time, or Pastor Jake will give you a call over the upcoming weeks.

Bethel Newsletter: 

Harriet and Anita are once again working on a newsletter. We hope that it helps to keep us somewhat connected. We would love to hear how you are managing during these days of isolation. How are you staying connected? How is school work going? Have you got a special project on the way during these special days? Let us know. We would love to keep the family informed on how you are doing. Did you decorate your windows? Send us a story, a paragraph, a photo. We would love to hear from you. We will hope to put the newsletter together this Friday, May 1st so if you have your contributions in to us by Wednesday noon that will be great. Thanks so much.

Today Daily Devotionals 

are now in at the church. You are welcome to come to the church to pick up your copy. The large print devotionals are limited as there was a mix up at the warehouse, new copies should be arriving later this week. Know that you can see the devotional online www.todaydevotional.com/ or read from the Bridge App.


Bethel Youth Highway Clean Up: 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Highway Clean Up Campaign is being postponed for the month of May. Should the situation improve in the near future, it is possible that the campaign could take place later this year.


Sewing cloth face coverings

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Lacombe area, a few of the local churches are sewing cloth face coverings and donating them to people who would like to wear them. These homemade masks will be distributed through the Lacombe Food Bank, 5225 – 53 Street, starting next Tuesday, April 21. The masks should be delivered directly to the Food Bank. Hours of operation are Tuesdays & Wednesdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm, and Fridays 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Our contact person at the Food Bank is Millie Snow, (403) 782-6777.

There are many different sewing patterns online. You may choose whichever mask design work best for you. Please help spread the word that free face masks will be available next Tuesday at the Food Bank. Our Canadian Government has acknowledged that wearing facial coverings helps protect the people around you. “Wearing a facial covering/non-medical mask in the community has not been proven to protect the person wearing it and is not a substitute for physical distancing and hand washing. However, it can be an additional measure you can take to protect others around you, even if you have no symptoms. It can be useful for short periods of time, when physical distancing is not possible in public settings such as when grocery shopping or using public transit.” For more information please click here!

Rimbey Christian School: 

Due to COVID-19 the Rimbey Christian School will be holding their Annual Spring Fundraising Auction online with Montgomery Auction Services Ltd. Bidding will start on May 1, 2020 at 9 a.m. Closing Date will be May 7, 2020 at 7 p.m. Items will be posted as they come in. Please visit www.montgomeryauctions.com to support a worthy cause. This auction is to help Rimbey Christian School meet its budget needs for the 2019-20 school year.

Central Alberta Christian High School 

is seeking a qualified applicant for the new, full time position of Special Needs Program Coordinator/Instructor. Applicants must be able to develop, manage and deliver programming as well as facilitate funding applications. This position offers a competitive salary plus benefits. Please forward a cover letter, resume, statement of faith and three references to phoekstra@cachs.ca.

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Apr 25, 2020, 9:18 PM