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December 1, 2019 PDF Print E-mail

December 1, 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: Kyle Payne
Advent Reading: 1st Sunday of Advent
Singing: Worship Group & Congregation
Children's Story- Chris Payne
Offering: General Fund

(Offering Attendants: John Knapp & Cole Wuthrich)
Pastoral Prayer
Singing: Now Thank We All Our God – Blue Book #86
Message: "Lessons God Offered Me Through Cancer" by Kate Slater
Singing: I Stand Amazed in the Presence – Blue Book #528

Blessing & Sending
Singing: Lord, Prepare Me – PowerPoint/Piano
**Offerings on December 8th will support the Mission Fund

Calendar of Events

Today: Guest Speaker – Kate Slater

Dec. 4: Pioneer Club  (5:30 meal – 6:00 club meeting)

Dec. 8: Guest Speaker – Dick Swartzendruber

Dec. 15: Guest Speaker – Curt Wyse

Dec. 15: Christmas Caroling (4:00)

Dec. 22: Guest Speaker – Mark Wagner

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Program (6:00 pm)

Christmas Tree Decorating – Today we invite everyone to stay for a few moments after the service to help put up the Christmas tree and decorations around the church.

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

Practice Times for the Christmas Eve Program-

Ø Sunday, December 8th after church- we will have a lunch for the kids and practice afterwards. 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

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.

New Year's Eve – We will be hosting a New Year's Eve gathering, including finger foods, games, and movies.  One movie option is "I Can Only Imagine" which will be an adult Sunday School class offered at the beginning of the year.

Our cup runneth over! 2020 is the 100th anniversary of Mennonite Central Committee! Organized as a collaboration of Mennonite churches in 1920 to assist Russian Mennonites caught in the crisis of drought and war, MCC has provided disaster relief, development and peacebuilding work around the world since those early years. Join the Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale as we celebrate and give towards MCC's cup that truly runneth over! Consider giving $100 for 100 years of Mennonite Central Committee. Donations can be made via PayPal at or mailed to PO Box 234, Kalona, Iowa 52247. Thank you!

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:

All MCC volunteers and alumni are invited to our annual come-and-go MCC Christmas Soiree on Thursday, December 12 from 5-7 p.m. at MCC in North Newton (121 E. 30th). We will have food, Christmas cheer and plenty of time for fellowship. At 6 p.m. we'll pause for a short program about Christmas around the world from our International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) participants. You don't want to miss this annual event!

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.

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