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2020-08-09 Bulletin

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.

    Today we will be drawing lots for Elder and Deacon: 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.

    o The nominations for 3 Elders positions are: Wayne Bouwman, Marvin Ebens, Don Wildeboer and Craig Van Stryland.

    o The nominations for 2 Deacons positions are: Darren Vreugdenhil, Grant Zuidhof, and Ralph Bos.

    o Youth Elder by acclamation, Jan Rodenburg has accepted the position.

    An Installation will take place on August 23, 2020.

    We want to thank those who have completed their term of service: Elders: Peter Prins, Herman Scholing and Rod Venhuis. Deacon: Peter Heidelberg. Thank you for your service and we pray God will continue to bless you.


    Offerings, Tithing & Budget Collections at Bethel: There are several options available to make your gifts, offerings and donations to Bethel Christian Reformed Church. If you are worshipping in person, the collection plate is placed in front of the sanctuary and you may drop your donations off as you exit after the service. For those of you that are enjoying worshipping at home, you may write a cheque to Bethel Christian Reformed Church and mail it, use e-transfer or the Bridge App. "Let each one give as he/she has decided in his heart, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7

    Donating though e-transfer is now available! You may send your e-transfer to giving@lacombebethelcrc.org. Please leave a note in the message line stating where you would like the funds to go and they will be distributed accordingly. May the Lord bless you in your giving.

    The offering for today is for Rehoboth Christian Ministries. Rehoboth conveys God’s love to persons with disabilities and their families by making room for them and enabling them to flourish.

    The offering for next Sunday, August 16th is for GEMS. The GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) ministry continues to grow and reaches out to girls in over 950 churches and Christians organizations throughout North America and the world. The GEMS ministry relies on your faithful support. Thank you for your continuous prayers!

    August 23th – Youth Unlimited/Dynamic Youth Ministries:

    August 30th – Ministry Support for the Pattersons’


    Next Sunday, August 16th we continue our summer series focused on the many references to rivers in the Bible. We will be reflecting on John 7:37-44, Streams of Living Water. Jesus is our Living Water and he pours his Spirit into us to shape us and form us. The stream is not meant to become a lake in our hearts, it’s meant to flow in us and then from us into the world and lives of the people around us.


    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.

    Prayer Requests:

    · Craig and Marcella Van Stryland continue to ask us to pray for their son Jordan, 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.

    Bethel News

    From the Pastor: Dear congregation: we are in exciting times with the church renovations soon to be starting. This means however, that I am being relocated into a new study in a new location as of Monday, August 16th. The Reno team is working on the logistics at this time and we will let you know where I can be found by next Sunday. You can always connect with me through email, Facebook, text message, or cell phone. This will be another opportunity during this time of change, to practice our patience and adaptability with a spirit of joy and trust in our Lord. Pastor Jake

    From the Office: I also will be relocating during our renovation period. I will be working from home. My last day in the building will be August 12th. Please note: If anyone needs supplies for their respective ministries you will need to pick up your supplies this week. The use of the photocopier will not be available after today, August 9th, until we reopen our doors in the fall. Seniors can still expect their Friday afternoon bulletin deliveries as I will be printing the bulletins from home; know the quality will not be the same. Everything else will be business as usual, email all bulletin announcements to bchurch2@shaw.ca, call or text my cell, 403-704-9032 if you need anything. These are exciting times and I look forward to serving you the best I can.

    Lacombe Christian Senior Club: We are planning a visit and coffee time on Tuesday, August 11th at Popow Park (used to be called Kinsman Park) at 10 a.m. The Park is directly east of the swimming pool on 54 Avenue. We will have coffee and goodies. You must bring a lawn chair to sit on, and a sun hat or such. In case of rain, we have an alternate plan. If you have questions phone Eleanor at 782-1490 or Frances at 782-3327. Looking forward to seeing you there!

    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.

    The Fellowship Committee would like to host a Co-Vid friendly wedding shower for Brett Vandenborn and his fiancé Tessa Detillieux. This event will take place on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Herman and Betty Scholing’s. WHAT to BRING: a gift or gift card , a lawn chair for yourself, a pen and paper to play a game . NO snacks please, we will provide strawberry shortcake for all ! If you cannot make the shower , and would still like to provide a gift/ gift card, you can either drop it off at church in the basket under the mailboxes marked “Tess’s Shower” or you can arrange drop off at the Scholing’s by contacting Betty on her cell 403-391-8247


    Calling all Youth! Mark your calendars!!

    · Bethel Youth Retreat will be a fun youth day to kick off our season on Saturday, August 29th from 1 p.m. - 9:30 pm. More details to come.

    · Tuesday Night Youth will be starting on Tuesday, September 8th for grades 7-12. More details to follow.


    Summer Camp with Christian Stewardship Services! Join us for a "Fireside Chat" on August 19th at 7:30 p.m. EST. Ask questions about gifting, Wills, Estate planning and we will answer them - or you can just listen in! Register for this event on our Events page here OR Click here to find out more about CSS. Register today!


    Eritrea: The government of Eritrea is known as one of the most oppressive in the world, notorious for its arbitrary arrests and detention of people, without any trial. Last year alone, between May and August, more than 330 Christians were arrested. Since religious restrictions were instituted in 2002, only four religious groups are legally allowed by the government: Eritrean Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Sunni Islam. Membership in any other group is strictly prohibited, and even members of these legally recognized groups are not necessarily immune from harassment. Remember the hundreds of believers presently being imprisoned in Eritrea, some of them already having endured many years of inhumane treatment under terrible conditions. May those responsible for the country's oppressive laws realize the error of their ways and come to respect the rights of all citizens by treating others as they themselves would like to be treated.


    Thursday, August 13th 

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

    Cooks: Gaylene & Jenny

    Donald Wildeboer,
    Aug 21, 2020, 3:36 PM