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November 24, 2019 PDF Print E-mail

November 24, 2019

Music Group Practice                                                                 8:45 AM

Prayer Meeting                                                                            9:10 AM

Christian Education Classes                                                      9:30 AM

Ø Youth and Children's classes meet in the basement classrooms.

Ø Adult classes – Letters to the Church will meet in the East Library Wing

Worship Service                                                                        10:30 AM

Worship Leader: Keith Amstutz


Singing: Worship Group & Congregation

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 23: 1-6 by Linda Yahnke

Scripture Reading: Colossians 1: 3-14 by Maggie Mast

Children's Story- Debbie Knapp

Offering: Mennonite Central Committee  Relief Kits

(Piano Special – Emily Prevo)

(Offering Attendants: Brandt Amstutz & Ava Amstutz)

Pastoral Prayer

Singing: For the Beauty of the Earth – Blue Book #89

Message: "Do Not Be Weary" by Alex Morse

Singing: Give Thanks – Piano/PowerPoint

Blessing & Sending

Singing: Lord, Prepare Me – PowerPoint/Piano


**Offerings on November 24th will support the General Fund

Calendar of Events

Today: Guest Speaker – Alex Morse

Nov. 20: No Pioneer Club this week

Dec. 1: Advent Begins

Dec. 1: Guest Speaker – Kate Slater

Dec. 8: Guest Speaker – Dick Swartzendruber

Dec. 15: Christmas Caroling (4:00)

Nomination Ballot – Please remember to fill out your nomination ballot and turn it back in by December 15th.

Christmas Tree Decorating – Next Sunday, Dec. 1st, we invite everyone to stay for a few moments after the service to help put up the Christmas tree and decorations around the church.

Practice Times for the Christmas Eve Program-

Ø Sunday, December 8th after church- we will have a lunch for the kids and practice afterward. Parents may pick kids up around 1:30- 1:45.

Ø Monday, December 23rd 4:00- Practice is at the church and we plan on being done by 5:30- 6:00.

Ø Tuesday, December 24th Christmas Eve Program- Kids should arrive at the church by 4:00 PM.  We will have a light snack for them before the program.  Program starts at 6:00.

If you have any questions, please visit with Kari Jones

Prayer Request from CMC Conference - CMC minister Emmanuel Doulat (our Pakistani brother) received word that his older brother, Younas, died suddenly and unexpectedly with no apparent illness.  Younas was 49 years old and the father of four young children.  Please pray for his wife and children, and for Emmanuel and the extended family in this time of deep grief and loss.

Interested in Hosting? – We are looking for church family members who would be willing to host our Guest Speakers for dinner on the Sundays they come and speak.  If you are interested in hosting a Guest Speaker, please visit with Chris Payne.  Thank you.

Meat Canner – The meat canner will be coming to Kalona in December.  We will have a free-will offering basket in the vestibule to receive donations to be given towards the meat canner.

Upcoming programs and events at Crooked Creek:
Jan. 3-5
Winterfest* for grades 6th-8th

*Please sign-up or register online prior to event

MCC Announcements:

Looking for that next great adventure? MCC SALT positions now available! Take chances. Make mistakes. Get messy. Be challenged. Learn some things. Teach some things. Spend a year living somewhere that you never dreamed you'd go... Serving and Learning Together (SALT) is a year-long, cross-cultural service experience. Through SALT, Christian young adults from Canada and the U.S. serve internationally in a wide variety of positions in fields like education, agriculture, health care, information technology, peace and more! Start now at, to find answers to frequently asked questions, assignment options and to apply. Application close date 02/15/20.

Mennonite Central Committee has a new service opportunity called Seek! It's an intentional discipleship program which focuses on exposing young adults in what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ, from an Anabaptist faith perspective. We're looking for a coordinator to provide leadership for the program in East Jerusalem, Israel. The Seek Coordinator will provide leadership and assume responsibility for the spiritual direction, development and implementation of the program. See vacancy online for more details! Application close date 11/30/19.

Please pray for the MCC Mobile Cannery as it travels through Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Iowa this fall. Please pray for the four MCC canners, the volunteers who donate money and time at each canning site and the recipients of canned meat. Find out more at

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