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2020-06-07 Bulletin


Next Sunday, June 14th 

We continue our series on Jars of Clay by reflecting on Matthew 26:69-75, Peter: Cowardly and Afraid. Archibald Robertson says that one of the tragedies of the cross is the bleeding heart of Peter. Judas has messed up really bad and can’t seem to accept forgiveness, is the same going to happen to Peter? Satan has sifted Judas and Peter, what is Peter made up of: wheat or chaff?


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.

Prayer Requests:

  • Theresa Stol is in palliative care. May our Lord comfort her during this time of transition. Remember Ed & Cora Stol, John & Teena Stol and the entire Stol family.
  • Henry Geldof is home again after having been in the hospital due to a heart condition. Remember Henry & Anita during this time of healing.
  • Steve & Caroline Ogi as Steve continues to undergo treatment for an infection in his leg.
  • Jordan & Amy Van Stryland as they await the arrival of their baby.
  • Please remember the nomination process for Elders & Deacon’s at Bethel.
  • May our Lord continue to grant strength, peace and guidance throughout your trials and treasures this week.

Prayer Request from the CRCNA

All Christian Reformed churches and their members are asked to remember the deliberations of the Special Meeting of the Council of Delegates in prayer this week. The COD will be meeting on behalf of synod (which was canceled because of COVID-19) on June 11th & 12th for advisory committees, and June 16th & 17th for plenary sessions. This includes the approval of this year's candidates for minister of the Word. All decisions from this special meeting will be reported to Synod 2021. Your prayers for wisdom and discernment through the leading of the Spirit are appreciated. - Colin P. Watson, Sr., Acting Executive Director


and Happy Birthday to Femme Ten Hove as she celebrates her birthday on Saturday. May our Lord continue to richly bless you on your special day and into your new year! J

Theresa Stol

mother of Ed Stol and sister in law to John and Teena Stol is currently in palliative care. Her children are thankful they may visit her in her last days here on earth.

Isaiah 41:10 

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Bethel News

Zoom Sermon Study: 

If you are interested in a Monday evening sermon reflection time, we will be continuing our study tomorrow Monday, June 8th. Please contact Pastor Jake through email, text, or cell to receive a ZOOM invite, or click here to go to the meeting.

From Council

Most of our meeting on Wednesday, June 3rd was spent working through the nominations for office bearers. We now prayerfully reflect for a couple of weeks, asking God to guide us in this process of who will be receiving a letter of call for Youth elder, Deacon, and Elder. Council asks for the entire Bethel community to remember this in your times of prayer. Full Council will meet again this Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to finalize this process.

Putting together a plan to open up fully again with in person worship is a work in progress and will be for a while yet. Although churches are allowed to get together in groups of no more than 50 the restrictions that are still in place make it a very cumbersome affair. For the foreseeable future we will continue with video services. A discussion on how to move forward and the planning will continue at our Full Council meeting.

Our Bethel community has been blessed by the many ways that people have used to stay connected. Because we have many seniors in our church community and others with health concerns we will be moving forward slowly and with caution. Thank you for your encouragement and prayers.

June Newsletter: 

The printing of the June newsletter had been postponed due to conflict of time schedules. Look for your copy in your mailboxes next week! If you are in need of a large print copy please contact Anita or Harriet as soon as possible.


Lacombe Christian School Auction: 

LCS invites you to their Annual Fundraising Auction which will be happening online on June 5th starting at 5:30 p.m. with VJV Auction Co. from Ponoka generously hosting. We hope that you will be able to join us! You can view the items online at vjv.auctionmarts.com.

Information from Shalom Counselling Centre: 

Isolation, stress, anxiety, fear, depression, and relationship breakdown are among the issues being faced by many individuals and families during this difficult time. Shalom Counselling Centre does not want anyone to feel that they have to face these situations alone. If you, or someone you know, would benefit from talking to one of our Red Deer or Olds counsellors you can arrange a phone or ZOOM session. Individual or family counselling is available by calling our office at 403.342.0339 to arrange an appointment at either location. Shalom’s services are offered on a sliding-fee scale, making them more affordable for everyone. Please don’t wait – Good Mental Wellness is for Everyone!


The Staff at Christian Stewardship Services are pleased to announce a series of Virtual Webinars and are delighted to invite you to join in. Since Christian Stewardship Services is partnered with the CRCNA, there is no charge to listen in or receive the personal follow up that is available. Our current webinars topics are: Tools of Gift Planning: Maximize your gift, save more Tax! Join in on June 9th at 7 p.m. EST, or June 11th at 7 p.m. PST. You can register for any upcoming Webinar on our EVENTS page at http://www.csservices.ca/events.php or simply email info@csservices.ca to register. Hope to see you there, Christian Stewardship Services 800.267.8890 ext.: 217, info@csservices.ca


Wednesday, June 10th 

10:00 a.m. Book Club

7:30 p.m. Full Council

Thursday, June 11th 

5:00 p.m. Circle of Friends Community Supper

Cooks: Ann & Louise



Suspected Islamic radicals killed at least 27 people, some of whom were burned alive, in a series of attacks that spanned from last Tuesday to Wednesday evening in three villages that are predominantly inhabited by Christians in Central Mali. In recent years, Mali has seen escalations in violent attacks between Dogon farmers and Fulani herders. With the increasing attacks, church schools and churches have been burned down; hundreds of schools (including Christian schools) have been closed down in 2019. Pray for comfort and strength for mourning families. May the churches, local and worldwide, find courage to continue to reach out in these tragic circumstances. May the nearness of the Lord be the mighty source of comfort.

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Donald Wildeboer,
Jun 6, 2020, 5:54 PM