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December 15, 2019 PDF Print E-mail

December 15, 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 – Who Needs Christmas will meet in the East Library Wing

Worship Service                                                                     10:30 AM

Worship Leader:  Bryan Amstutz


Advent Reading: 3rd Sunday of Advent

Singing: Worship Group & Congregation

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 35: 1-10 by Linda Stogdill

Scripture Reading: James 5: 7-9 by Eric Knapp

Pastoral Prayer

Children's Story – Sandra Amstutz

Offering: General Fund –

(Offering Attendants: Derrick Mast & Tucker Amstutz)

Singing: Angels from the Realms of Glory – Red Book #190

Message: by Curt Wyse

Singing: What Child is This – Red Book #180

Blessing & Sending

Singing: May the Lord, Mighty God – PowerPoint/Piano


**Offerings on December 22nd will support the Pioneer Club

Calendar of Events

Today: Guest Speaker – Curt Wyse

Today: Christmas Caroling (4:00 pm)

Dec. 18: Pioneer Club  (5:30 meal – 6:00 club meeting)

Dec. 22: Guest Speaker – Mark Wagner

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

Dec. 29: Guest Speaker – Dean Amstutz

Practice Times for the Christmas Eve Program-

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.

Annual Booklet – The end of the year is fast approaching.  Please remember to begin working on the annual reports and turn them in to Nora Knapp at your earliest convenience.

Sign-Up Sheets – Sign-up sheets for 2020 are posted on the bulletin board for the various committees of the church.  Please stop by and add your name to a committee that you are interested in serving on.

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.


CMC Announcements:

Earlier this month one of our REACH teams departed for the country of Albania for their six-month cross-cultural outreach. Just days prior to their arrival, Lezha, the town they were to reside in, experienced a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. Their assignment quickly changed from teaching English to helping those affected by the earthquake. We at Rosedale International are partnering with Virginia Mennonite Missions, who has workers in that location, to aid in the relief efforts.

Another situation we have recently been made aware of is in Turkana, a northwest section of Kenya. Benson Ekuyom, a Kenyan brother who leads Glory Outreach Ministries--a ministry that is becoming an international affiliate of CMC--has informed us of a severe drought the Turkana area is experiencing. Among the badly affected segments of the population are children, pregnant women, lactating mothers, and the elderly due to lack of food with good nutritional value. Timothy Gakunju, one of our board members also from Kenya, is planning a trip to Turkana to assess the situation and help bring relief.

**If you would like to send donations to either of these situations, please see Amy Wuthrich for more information.

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:

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!

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