Worship Service December 20, 2014 10:50 a.m.

Worship Service
December 20, 2014
10:50 a.m.
Organ Prelude
Carol Medley
Gathering to Worship
Arr.
Praise Team
Lighting the Advent Wreath
Dieulita Datus, Kendra Hill, Pablo Montes
Welcome and Sharing
Pastor Ron Sydenham
Singing Praises
Sharing Our Offerings
Praise Team
In dulci jubilo
Congregational Prayer
J.S. Bach
Llew Werner
Worship With Music
Silent Night
Cradle Roll Children
Children’s Story
Pastor Massiel Davila-Ferrer
Congregational Hymn
As With Gladness Men of Old Hymn No. 123
“Then and Now”
Message
Pastor Massiel Davila-Ferrer
Congregational Response
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Hymn No. 130
Benediction
Organ Postlude
Pastor Massiel Davila-Ferrer
Adeste Fidelis!
R. Wilson
Organist: Wendy Markosky
Praise Team: Elvira Gascoyne, Kris Haynal,
Mark Haynal, Karen Schafer; Judy Foulston
THE CHURCH AT STUDY
9:15 a.m.
Singing Praises
Jacky McAfee, Jennalee Schafer; Patricia Latoski
Welcome and Prayer
Tracy Ganson
Special Music Lauren Ganson, Luke Ganson
“Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”
Tracy Ganson
Offering for Missions
The Study of God’s Word
“Prayer, Healing and Restoration”
Joseph Nyachiro
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
WELCOME to a time of worship and celebration today. At this happy time of the year when we think of the very special
gift of God’s Son may we lift our hearts and voices in praise. Let us go from here to share the good news that Christ is born
and our salvation is sure.
SMALL GROUPS meet for Sabbath School study in the following places:
Education Building, Room 110 – Ken Boyko’s class
Education Building, Room 111 – Keith Clouten’s and Ron Bissell’s class
Pastor Sydenham’s office: Paul Dara’s and Joseph Nyachiro’s class
CUC Administration Building Chapel – 9:15 a.m. – Academy age youth
CUC Social Eyez Student Lounge – 9 :30 a.m. – “Detour ?” class for college age youth and young adults
Beginning at 9:30 a.m.: Education Building, Room 109 – Doug Matacio’s and Dave Southcott’s class, “Revelation”
THE OFFERING during the worship services today is for our local Church Budget. An average of $23,300 is needed each
month to provide for the needs of all departments of our church. Your consistent support will help to provide these needs.
Donations for offerings may be made online through the church website: www.chsda.ca
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES to Cecelia Ritchey whose birthday is December 21, to Victor Latoski and Cathie Trenchuk
who will celebrate on December 24, and to Deborah Gallant and Laurence Wong who were born on December 26.
MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERS: (First Reading)
Joining Here:
Ted Deer from Hill Avenue Church, Regina, SK
Ashley Desormeau from McBride, BC
Edmund Suryadharma from Rawamangun SDA Church, Jakarta, Indonesia
Joining Elsewhere:
Brandi Mills to Airdrie, AB
NEW SABBATH SCHOOL CLASS: Resolving Everyday Conflict Sabbath School Class begins January 10 and continues for
eight sessions through February 28. The class will meet in Room 112 of the Education Building from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Participant books are available at the Adventist Book Centre. For information contact Bruce Boyd at 403-598-5772 or
[email protected] Let the Holy Spirit transform your conflicts into opportunities for healing and growth.
SABBATH SCHEDULE: During the Christmas season we will have only one worship service on Sabbaths. Continuing
through January 3, Adult Sabbath School will begin at 9:15 a.m. and will be followed by the worship service at 10:50 a.m.
The time for beginning in the children’s Sabbath Schools varies, so please check with your child’s division for their
schedule.
CHRISTMAS EVE: It’s the Christmas countdown! Once again College Heights Church will be hosting a Christmas Eve
song service starting at 6:00 p.m. on December 24. Please join us for an hour of singing and fellowship as a great way to
start your Christmas traditions. For more information please call Rachel at 403-896-0082.
ALBERTA ADVENTIST NEWS for December may be picked up from the foyer today. It is also available online at:
http://albertaadventist.ca/aan.
THE SUNSET CALENDAR for 2015 is also available from the foyer today or online at http://albertaadventist.ca/downloads.
DEVOTIONAL BOOKS for 2015 which were ordered through the church office may be picked up from the office during the
week. If you are making a special trip to pick them up, please call ahead (403-782-6131). Please make cheques payable to
College Heights SDA Church.
HAS YOUR ADDRESS CHANGED? Please be sure to let the church office know if your address has changed or will be
changing. This helps to keep our records up to date, as well as ensuring that you will continue to receive the Messenger and
Adventist World magazines. If you’re not receiving these magazines, please contact the office at 403-782-6131 or by email
to [email protected]
DONATIONS FOR 2014: If you wish to receive a receipt for donations made in 2014, please be sure they are turned in by
midnight on December 31. Donations which are mailed must be postmarked by December 31. During the week you may
leave your donations at the church office or drop them in the mail drop box which is located on the outside wall on the east
end of the church. Please make cheques payable to the College Heights SDA Church.
ONLINE DONATIONS: Are you making donations online? Remember to complete your offering donations before
midnight EST to ensure a tax receipt for 2014.
REQUEST FOR TOYS: We are looking for stuffed toys (new or gently used) of any size to send to our children in Ghana.
This is an ongoing project so they can be dropped off at any time at the Adventist Community Services Centre, 5225 - 53
Street, Lacombe. Do you have questions? Call Millie, 403-782-6777.
ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S CHURCH SOCIAL: Come to the CUC gym on January 3 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. for an evening of
fun activities. The tentative schedule is: volleyball (new teams will be organized each hour), badminton, ping-pong,
table/card games, and kids’ play area available the entire evening. Please bring your favorite snacks (veggies, fruit,
crackers, chips, cookies, etc.), games and a friend! Drinks, popcorn, fruit salad and tableware will be provided. Remember
to bring clean indoor shoes. Hope to see you there! Contact Tena (403-704-1501) or Marcia (403-782-0277) if you have
questions. – Church Social Committee
WANTED: Used greeting cards of any kind – birthday, wedding, get well, graduation, Christmas, etc., can be used to recycle
and be “repurposed.” They could be dropped off at The Good Water Company or brought to the church.
CITRUS FRUIT FUND RAISER: The CUC/PAA Choral Union is now taking orders for our Winter Term Fundraiser.
Navel Oranges, Ruby Red Grapefruit and for the first time, Mandarin Oranges, will be available. Please submit your orders
via email to [email protected] If you are unable to submit via email please leave a detailed message at: 403-782-3381,
ext. 4078, or 403-782-4310. All orders must be submitted no later than January 5, 2015. Orders will be available for pick
up at the Marketing and Enrollment building across from the church on Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.;
Monday, January 19, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 20, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
POSITION OPEN: Canadian University College is seeking to fill a tenure-track position for the International Studies
Program. The successful candidate will have a PhD in history, anthropology, political science or a related discipline.
Applications should be sent to Dr. Joy Fehr at [email protected] Further information can be found at :
http://cauc.ca/humanresources.
CHURCH BULLETIN information should be at the church office each week by noon on Wednesday. It is appreciated if it is
given in writing.
Calendar For the Week
TODAY
4:22 p.m. - Sabbath Ends
MONDAY
11:00 a.m. - NO Worship Committee
WEDNESDAY
12:00 noon - Bulletin Information Deadline
6:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Service
7:30 p.m. - NO Prayer Meeting
THURSDAY
9:30 a.m. - NO Ladies Prayer Group
FRIDAY
4:26 p.m. - Sabbath Begins
7:30 p.m. - NO Vespers
SABBATH
8:45 a.m. - Sabbath Morning Prayer Group
9:15 a.m. - Sabbath School, Keith Clouten
10:50 a.m. - Worship Service, Pastor Sydenham
Offering: Alberta Conference Advance