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2020-07-12 Bulletin


Next Sunday, July 19th 

We welcome Elder August Luymes as he brings the Word. Pastor Jake will be away on vacation.


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 and Bill Wildeboer. 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.

Congratulations to Gerda Van Essen (Thursday, July 16th) and Jacob Prins (Saturday, July 18th) with the celebration of their birthdays! May you be blessed on your special day and in the year to come!

Prayer Requests:

  • Millie Reynolds asks for prayer for her granddaughter, Alisha Reynolds. Alisha has a disease that creates an oxygen deficiency. She has also been diagnosed as having a large kidney stone, but due to the oxygen deficiency, the doctors are having a hard time treating her. Alisha is presently in the hospital in Grand Prairie as the doctors determine a path forward for Alisha. Please pray for wisdom for next steps, for the ability to control the pain and for peace for the family.
  • Craig and Marcella Van Stryland continue to ask us to pray for their son Jordan and his wife Amy and their family as they are expecting a child. Pray for healing and God’s strength and peace for the family as the baby is due sometime in August.
  • Joan Eisses is recovering at home from hip surgery.
  • Gerald Keitel had surgery to replace the plate in his foot. Pray that his recovery will go well and smoothly.
  • Continue to pray for Henry Geldof and Anita as he continues to work on regaining his strength and health.

Bethel News

Pastor Jake vacation dates: 

Pastor Jake and Joyce will be taking vacation this year from July 12th to August 3rd. Pastor Jake will be back in his study again on Tuesday, August 4th. If you need pastoral care, please contact your district Elder.

Today Devotionals for July and August 

are now available for pick up. Please help yourself!

In-Person worship is back! 

We know that each of us is at a different place when it comes to our health and comfort level in gathering together in person so we will be continuing our Worship at Home services as well, especially since it is also now a part of our broader outreach ministry. Council has approved installing new video equipment that will enable us to do live-streaming of our worship services and once that is arranged and installed, we will move to live-streaming our services so we will all be able to worship together live as a church family. Since our live-streaming is also a recording, the service will also be available for those who are unable to gather together at 10:30 am.

If you are a member of Bethel Church, you will have received a document that outlines what in-person will look like and it is also available on our website and Facebook page for those who did not receive the email. May the Lord bless us and be with us as we worship Him!

VBS Scavenger Hunt 2020: 

This year, due to our unusual situation, Bethel Church and Wolf Creek Community Church are joining together to offer our community a Family Scavenger Hunt to be held on Saturday, August 15th. We are looking for volunteers to help us on Friday evening, August 14th and Saturday morning, August 15th for set-up and Saturday afternoon for take down and clean-up. If you can help, please contact Pastor Jake, Travis Eggink or Brittany Toornstra.


We are thrilled to be moving forward with the reno! Permits are close to completion and we are looking forward to receiving a timeline from Eagle Builders as to when we can expect to proceed.

All groups, committees & Ministry Leadership teams have been contacted and are cleaning and moving their supplies. Once the renovation begins each group will each receive a storage closet for their supplies. This has forced us to clean out every nook and cranny in the Church. Thank you to those who have come in and begun going through their supplies. Oh the treasures they have found!!!!

We have begun putting a variety of items together that we either no longer need or will be replaced. They will be available for purchase later this month or into August. We will keep everyone up to date as to when this will happen. Throughout the renovation there may be volunteer jobs that we can do to help reduce the cost of the reno. We will contact the congregation via email when these opportunities arise.

A request from Sunday school is to have the small tables and chairs painted. If this is a summer job you would like to tackle please let one of the reno team members know. Thank you for your words of encouragement and willingness to help out! The excitement and energy that we have felt, as committees & ML teams have come through and gone through their things, has been wonderful! We will continue to keep you up to date on the progress of the Reno.

Grant Zuidhof, Ed Stol, Herman Scholing, Pete Heidelberg and Donna Vandenborn



As you are aware, due to the COVID19 Pandemic the annual highway clean-up scheduled for May 2nd did not proceed as planned as there were significant health measures/restrictions implemented that made holding the event impossible. With the recent announcement by the Premier and Dr. Hinshaw about the possibility of phasing the relaxation of the health restrictions, this has allowed Alberta Transportation to review this year’s clean up timing. Alberta Transportation knows how critical the volunteer funding is to organizations and is pleased to announce that this year’s highway clean-up will now be taking place on September 19, 2020. This event is subject to the following factors: weather, in-place health and social distancing requirements at that time, and any other potential events/incidents that could cause cancellation.

Canada: Youth Ambassador Virtual Journey of Reconciliation: 

Join other young adults who are interested in the role of reconciliation and learning more about Canadian indigenous history. It is our hope that this program will better equip non-Indigenous CRC young people with the tools and opportunity to act as bridges between their church community and a local Indigenous community. Check out this link: https://worldrenew.ca/youth-ambassadors-of-reconciliation


Lacombe Christian School 

is accepting applications for a temporary Grade One Teaching Position commencing August 2020 until December 18, 2020 with the possibility to continue through the end of the school year. The closing date for this position will be Monday, July 13, 2020. We are looking for teachers with a passionate walk with Jesus Christ, and a developed Christian worldview. To learn more about our school visit www.lacs.ca. Applicants must hold or be eligible for a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate. Please forward a cover letter, current resume, statement of faith, and three references to: Martin Folkerts, Principal, Lacombe Christian School, 5206 - 58 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 1G9 or mfolkerts@lacs.ca.

Children’s Ministry Director: 

Bethel Community CRC in Edmonton is searching for an individual who has a passion for the spiritual life of children. This individual will be responsible for the “Bethel Kid’s” ministry from nursery through WillowWood Pre School. In addition, also for the weekday (Gems and Cadets) and family ministries. You would also be involved in the community outreach to children. This is a 28 hours per week position. So if you love serving children, are creative and a strong administrator send your resume to wendy@discoverbethel.com. This position closes July 24, 2020 with a start date of August 10, 2020.

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 Bethel YouTube Channel An Order of Worship will be emailed to you on Saturday when the video is ready for viewing. The Order of Worship can also be found on the Bethel website, Bridge App and on our Bethel Facebook page.
  • Sunday Worship Services will continue to be recorded audio only and posted on the Bethel website.
  • 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.

The Bethel Library 

will be open during office hours. If your family is looking for something to read, you’re more than welcome to come and pick out a few books for yourself and your children. There is lots of good reading to choose form.

Have you checked out RightNow Media, Share Faith Kids, Focus on the Family, or CRC the Network and Faith Formation Ministries?

Located on these sites are many different opportunities to learn and to have fun. The following are some ideas for you to check out.


GEMS leaders, ministry friends, and all women 

are invited to join GEMS for their Online Conference this year. The event will occur on July 30th & 31st. Together we will explore what it means to confident in God's Unshakeable Kingdom amidst a season of uncertainty and confusion. Worship, breakout sessions, the debut of the Friended. Curriculum, online coffee chats, and connection await! Keynote speakers include Bob Goff, Annie F. Downs, Arlene Pellicane, Lynn Cowell, Bruce Martin, Lenae Bulthuis, and Cindy Bultema. The registration rate is $99 USD/$133 CAD and includes access to view the event for up to 2 weeks following July 30-31. Find out more and register at gemsgc.org/events/onlineconference/.



At least twelve Christians have been arrested by intelligence agents in a coordinated operation on June 30th and July 1st. Besides the arrests, dozens of others were ordered to provide contact details and told they would be summoned for further questioning. Prayerfully remember all the believers who were recently arrested, as well as those interrogated for practising Christianity. Also uphold their concerned families and fellow church members. Continue to pray for the many others who are being imprisoned in Iran due to their faith in Jesus Christ. May they be refreshed, sustained, comforted and encouraged as they trust in God for their vindication and deliverance. In addition, intercede for the person who had infiltrated the church with wrong intent, asking the Lord to use the messages of God's Word that were heard during the services to bring about sincere repentance and salvation.


Thursday, July 16th 

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

Cooks: Jeanne & Betty

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