Notice of Annual Congregational Voters Meeting
Sunday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m
1. Vote to accept Fiscal 2019 Financial Statements
2. Vote to accept the proposed budget for 2021
3. Vote for the election of one Parish Planning Council member at large
This Voters meeting will be held electronically via Zoom as a result of public gathering restrictions due to the pandemic. Details regarding log-in, electronic voting, and other procedures will be provided by way of group email distribution in advance of the scheduled date.
CLBI (Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute) - May's Mission of the Month
For 88 years, the Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute (CLBI) in Camrose, Alberta, has been offering Christ-centered education and experiences to its students. “With God’s help, CLBI will train disciples of Christ in a caring and active environment to experience God more intimately, follow Him more closely, and serve Him more faithfully, at home and throughout the world.”
Our mission is to train followers of Christ to become servant leaders. We long to see students know God more intimately, love Him more deeply, and serve Him more faithfully. We are a discipleship school dedicated to developing Christ’s followers. We are a small Bible school, with a program uniquely designed to stretch students and to help them encounter God in new and deeper ways and discover who He has created them to be. Through a combination of Bible teaching, adventure, mentorship, service, and community, students are encouraged to get real, go deep, and grow in their faith. We know God will meet you here.
CLBI is located in Central Alberta in the scenic city of Camrose, half a city block just off the parkland shores of beautiful Mirror Lake and only three blocks from the downtown area. The city of Camrose, with a population of approximately 15,000, features many cultural and sports events and has several modern recreational facilities, including an aquatic center, field house/indoor soccer facility, cross country ski trails, a luge run, over 25 kilometres of beautiful hiking trails, gyms, ice rinks, etc.
Camrose’s close proximity to areas for hiking, skiing, canoeing, and other outdoor experiences afford students the opportunity to take part in several unique outdoor events throughout the year. The outdoor education program at CLBI is blessed to have these diverse possibilities readily available.
We offer four programs: Discover, Engage, Catalyst, and Impact. Most of our courses are offered as week-long intensives called modules, a format that allows us to bring in quality instructors from around the world to teach in their specific areas of interest and expertise. Along with traditional classroom learning, students also engage in valuable learning through the non-traditional classroom. Our non-traditional classrooms include the outdoors, inner-city, local community, and worship team experiences in churches.
Following the completion of our programs, students have options to continue on and complete an Internship and go on to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.
No matter what your experiences, we invite you to come and let Jesus meet you where you are. https://clbi.edu
Your support of CLBI — in the form of your prayers, your financial donations, and/or enrolling your kids will be a tremendous blessing to those served by, and those serving with, this important ministry.
UPDATES ON YARD MAINTENANCE
Lawn Maintenance at Bethel: It would be great to have four more people join the lawn maintenance team at Bethel. In this way, each member would work on the lawn about every three weeks (1.5 - 2 hours each time). contact Heather Steinke at email@example.com .
Perennial plant gifts: If you plan on dividing any of your perennials (peonies, delphiniums, rhubarb, lilies, lupins, ornamental grass, and so on) please put your donation in plastic shopping bags, on the west staircase and advise Heather Steinke (780.983.5867) that they are there. They will beautify the big boulevard flower bed and the islands in the west parking lot.
Bulbs emerging: If you're walking by the church, check out the bulbs that are emerging in the boulevard flower bed.
WE’RE HERE TO HELP!
As we navigate the CoVid-19 situation please know that we are here to serve our Bethel community, and beyond. If you have a need, or know of someone who does, you can contact us and we’ll do our best to assist you. We have people on a list who are ready to help. Also, we have about 20 people who are making phone calls to our Bethel community to ensure that everyone is doing ok, that they have what they need, and that prayer requests are heard. Please continue to pray for those in the health care field who are working tirelessly and putting themselves at risk as they triage and treat others, those with compromised immune systems and other underlying heath issues, and also those who have been laid off work and left with an uncertain future. In the midst of the uncertainties we’re facing, it is our hope and prayer that you are doing well and that you know the peace and hope that is ours in Jesus.
BLOOD DONOR CLINICS
Canadian Blood Services is an essential service and they are still in need of blood donations. If you are healthy and meet the criteria for donation please call 1-888-2DONATE for more information. Or come by one of their blood donor clinics here at Bethel:
June 27 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
July 18 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
July 21 (2:30 - 7:30 pm)
August 4 (2:30 - 7:20 pm)
August 22 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
August 25 (2:30 - 7:30 pm)
For June 7
"An Undeserved Salute" (Matthew 5:1-16)
Speaker of the Lutheran Hour: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
Blessing is a condition that's true even if you're not completely conscious of it or even if you don't fully appreciate it. Only God can bless in this sense. Jesus, sitting in God's spot on the mountain, speaks for God as the Son of God and He blesses.
At 7:30 am on 1260 am and 8:30 am on 98.5 FM. Streaming audio and podcasts at www.lutheranhour.ca
To listen to sermons visit our website - www.bethelchurch.com/sermon-faith -
and scroll down for a list of podcasts and to subscribe via iTunes.
Sundays at 9:45 am
We will stream on Vimeo, Facebook and YouTube
Pastors: Matt Ziprick
Worship Coordinator: Normay Wiebe
Director of Youth Ministry: Michael Gillingham
Children’s Ministry Coordinator: Roxanne Theroux
BLESS Preschool Coordinator: Tamara Avery
BLESS Preschool Teacher: Heather Book
Youth Ministry Assistant: Adrianna Blitterswyk