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2020-07-26 Bulletin

As we move to worshiping together again on Sundays, we ask that you remember to do the following to keep everyone safe during the pandemic:

  • If you are not feeling well please stay home and worship with us on the Bethel YouTube channel. We are now live-streaming the Sunday services starting at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday!
  • On Sunday morning as you enter the church you are asked to maintain Physical Distancing (6 feet or 2 meters from each other.)
  • Please use the hand sanitizer and sign in on the sheets provided in the foyer. Wipe the pen with the wipes provided when you are finished.
  • Wear a mask if possible – they are provided. You must wear a mask if you would like to sing during the worship service. This is to protect others around you!
  • Family groups may sit together but we do ask others to maintain physical distancing in the pews.
  • Following the worship service, we will exit the sanctuary from the front with those sitting nearest the front exiting first.
  • Those who need to use the elevator are asked to remain in their seats until everyone else has exited and then proceed to the elevator.

Please note: 

Please bring your printed emailed Order of Worship with you to the service. There will not be copies available.


Next Sunday, July 26th 

We welcome Mark Patterson 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.

Dear Bethel Family: We would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to all of our church community, whom we consider to be our family. We have been profoundly touched by all of your love and support. You have fed us and cared for us in so many ways, including beautiful flowers, acts of service and loving messages, and most importantly, you have spoken to our Heavenly Father on our behalf and for that we are eternally grateful. We know that Travis is safely with his Lord and Savior and that we will all be together again someday.

With deepest gratitude, Bernie & Teresa, Megan (Jess), Bowen & Rebekah (Gresham & Briar) Jayden & Brittany (Kalla), Taylor, Femmie and Shirley.

A question has been asked as to why you need to sign an attendance form if you worship in person.

Answer: If there is an issue with a possible COVID-19 transmission, on a specific date, the government will request this information to phone those in attendance of the possible transmission. The records are locked in the church office ready if the Alberta Government requests the information. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dana during office hours.

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.

  • The nominations for 3 Elders positions are: Wayne Bouwman, Marvin Ebens, Donald Wildeboer and Craig Van Stryland.
  • The nominations for 2 Deacons positions are: Darren Vreugdenhil, Grant Zuidhof, and Ralph Bos.
  • Youth Elder by acclamation, Jan Rodenburg has accepted the position.

We will be drawing lots for Elder and Deacon on August 9, 2020, Lord willing. An Installation will take place on August 23rd or 30th.

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.

Next week is August Heritage Long Weekend

Please have any bulletin announcements for the Sunday, August 2nd bulletin in by Thursday, August 30th at 12 noon. Dana will not be in the office on Friday or Monday. Regular office hours will resume on Wednesday, August 5th.

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.


Summer Camp with Christian Stewardship Services! 

Join us on July 30th at either 7 p.m. EST or 7 p.m. PST in the comfort of your home to hear about the importance of having a Will. Learn how to protect your family with Power of Attorney documents, future care for special needs family members, selecting executors, guardians and much more! Learn the basics and dispel the myths.


CSS is excited to announce a "Fireside Chat" on August 19th at 7:30 p.m. EST. Join us with your questions about gifting, Wills, Estate planning and we will answer them - or you can just listen in! Register for either of these events on our Events page here OR Click here to find out more about CSS. Register today!



Pray for Ose and his son and daughter who came to know Christ two years ago. Accepting Christ has caused them to distance themselves away from the worship of ancestors and other traditions of their community. Since Ose's mother died, they have been under extreme pressure to worship her. Please pray for this family, for God's wisdom and for their persecutors.


Thursday, July 23rd 

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

Cooks: Frances & Hilda

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