Sunday, November 28 || Alderbrook Church

Hello everyone,

These past few weeks have been such a difficult time for a lot of residents of Abbotsford living on the Sumas flats; as well as for many parts of B.C. such as Merritt and other communities that have been isolated through the many road closures.

We want to remind you that we are collecting non-perishable food items for the Abbotsford Food Bank.

Last week we had an update on what’s been happening at Casa De Luz and how we as a church can continue to support this outreach even though we aren’t sending a missions team. You can purchase a CDL gift box ( and the proceeds go towards the feeding and education programs there in Primo Tapia.

This week we start our Advent series… yes, Christmas is coming up quickly. We will be starting an Advent Series titled, “The Weary World Rejoices” as we look at ‘Finding Hope in the Most Unusual Places’ this Sunday.

If you are away or unable to attend church, why not login through Zoom and attend church by clicking the link below:

Also, why not mark your calendars and set your schedule to attend the ACC Christmas Eve Service on Friday, December 24th from 5-6pm. An incredible night recapturing the true meaning of Christmas!!

See you this Sunday,

Pastor Glenn and Cheryl

Sermon Series

November 28th~ A Weary World Rejoices, Finding Hope in the Most Unusual Places by Glenn Embree

Follow along during the sermon with the notes below!

Matthew 2: 1-12
1. You can find hope when you _____________________________.

Matthew 2:1, 2 “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem…Magi from the east came to 
                 Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the 
                 Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.'”

Matthew 2:3 “When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all of Jerusalem 
                          with him.”

Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

2. You can find hope when you ______________________________.

Matthew 2:9 “After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they 
                  had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where 
                  the child was.”

John 6:44 “(Jesus) No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him…”

Matthew 2:10-11 “When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.” On coming to the 
                  house, they saw the child with his mother Mary…”

3. You can find hope when you _______________________________.

Matthew 2:11 “On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh”.

Matthew 2:12 “And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they 
                            returned to their country by another route”.

‘Another route’: ______________________

Wise men went home _________________

Important Events

November Birthdays:

November 1st Bella Berg, November 2nd Zion Mondhe, November 5th Jesse Thompson, November 8th Nathaniel Boudreau, November 8th Liz Erickson, November 13th Mireille Strafford, November 16th Liam Penner, November 16th Gord Petersen, November 17th Wayne Koop, November 17th Barbara Reynolds, November 24th Dimitri Berg, November 25th Tyrell Quantz, November 26th Livinia Chernoff, November 30th Madeline Moore

November Anniversaries:

November 17th Erin and Jordan Fox

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Kidzone starts at 10:30am and is for those in Kindergarten to Grade 5! Our current series is Thankfulness where we take a deeper look at how people in the Bible responded to God’s blessings.

November 28th ~ The Word

We also encourage the kids to learn the series Bible verse (if they memorize it they get a prize!):

“I spend time thinking about your rules. I consider how you want me to live. I take delight in your orders. I won’t fail to obey your word.” Psalm 119:15-16

Kidzone Director: Cassidy Hutchison

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If you’re a middle school student, why not stop by the youth room every other Sunday? The next time we’ll meet is October 24! Also, feel free to come before (9:30am) and after (12pm) service to hang out with the other youth!

We also meet Sunday Evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the CBC Chaple, we would love for you to come and be a part of the Books of the Bible series we are doing. Everyone from grades 6-12 is welcome 🙂

November 28th ~ Obadiah

Youth Director: Jared Embree