December 22, 2019 Print

December 22, 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:  Dan Payne


Advent Reading: 4th Sunday of Advent

Singing: Worship Group & Congregation

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:6-7 by Dean Amstutz

Scripture Reading: Matthew 24:25-31 by Bill Baughman

Pastoral Prayer

Children's Story – Deb Knapp

Offering: Pioneer Club

(Offering Attendants: Mary Yoder & Ava Amstutz)

Singing: Angels We Have Heard on High – Blue Book #197

Message: "We Will See the Savior" by Mark Wagner

Special Singing:  Someone Worth Dying For by Mark Wagner

Blessing & Sending

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


**Offerings on December 29nd will support the Mission Fund

Calendar of Events

Today: Guest Speaker – Mark Wagner

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

Dec. 29: Guest Speaker – Dean Amstutz

Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Gathering

Jan. 5: Communion Sunday

Jan. 18: Annual Church Business Meeting

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.

Blood Drive – Pulaski Mennonite Church will be hosting another blood drive on January 31st.  We are looking for a volunteer to be our host for this activity.  If you are interested, please visit with Chris Payne or Amy Wuthrich.

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.

MCC Announcements:

Thank you for your generous giving to Mennonite Central Committee in 2019. Your gifts help MCC continue work in 53 countries working on 648 projects and impacting countless people. If you're looking for a last minute Christmas gift keep MCC Christmas giving projects in mind or collect school kit supplies with your family (! Check out for online giving options. Contact our office in North Newton, KS for giving in-person, 316.283.2720.

2020 is your year to go on an MCC Learning Tour! Travel to Haiti March 21-28 to learn about root causes of Haiti's reality and see MCC projects in person. Join MCC Bolivia in celebrating 60 years with two learning tours, May 2-9 will focus on Eastern Bolivia and Oct. 10-17 will focus on Western Bolivia. Finally, you're welcome to travel to Nicaragua, July 20-30, to celebrate the centennial of MCC, focusing on past and present MCC work in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and check for more details.