Sunday, December 23, 2018 – Advent 4 –
Luke 1:39-55 — Message by Pastor Mike Metzler
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Worship service: 9:30 am • Sunday school: 11:15 am
Is God calling you to publicly declare your faith in Jesus through baptism? Would you like to deepen the joy-filled & challenging journey of faith with the people of ZMC? If so, please talk with Pastor Mike by the end of Dec.
Tuesday, Dec. 18: Christmas Caroling – starting at 6 pm with a party after the singing in H’burg & B’way. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board.
Wednesday, Dec. 19: Christmas Celebration at Zion at 6:30 pm followed by festive food and fellowship. Please bring a finger food snack to share during the fellowship time at the conclusion of the program. Invite friends & family to come along to this joyful celebration of Christ’s coming and promised coming again. We will receive an offering to support the ongoing ministry of New Bridges Immigrant Resource Center.
December 24: Join Grace, Lindale, Trissels, and Zion Mennonite
churches at Lindale at 6:30 pm for a Christmas Eve service. Pastors Mike Metzler, Harold Miller, Brad Kolb, Deb Horst, and Owen Burkholder will be leading the service with song, Scripture reading, and a meditation. Music will be led by Lindale song leaders.
Dec 30: Christmas Brunch
Save the Date! Zion’s annual retreat at Highland will be July 19-21, 2019.
Zion Mennonite Church will be reordering our Sunday mornings for a 6-month experiment from June-December. Worship will begin at 9:30 followed by time for fellowship over coffee and tea in the foyer outside the sanctuary. Sunday school classes will begin at 11:15 and end at noon. Questions based on the Scripture that shaped the sermon will be provided each week by the preacher. An elective, intergenerational class will meet in the fellowship hall for anyone who wants to discuss the questions.
In preparation for the new fellowship time between worship and Sunday school, we are asking for mugs to be donated to eliminate use of paper or Styrofoam. There will be mugs available each Sunday. They will be washed at the end of Sunday school. If you want to use your own mug each week, you may label it and hang it on the mug rack in the foyer. You will be responsible to clean your own mug. We would also welcome donations of tea. And finally, we need some people to volunteer to make coffee and clean up. See Dave King to volunteer and with questions.
The June 2016 issue of The Mennonite magazine features Pastor Mike in a list of 20 key Mennonite leaders under the age of 40. —https://issuu.com/themennonite/docs/1906_issuu_47dfefc995a32b/16
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