Sunday, December 16 || Alderbrook Church

Hello everyone,

Christmas is almost here!

I’m sure that the kids can hardly wait, while the parents would like another few weeks and some extra sleep. You’ll make it as long as you remember to keep things in the right perspective – the real meaning of Christmas!

I enjoy Christmas as much as the next person: the food, the coloured lights and especially the gifts…but it’s vital that we remember and remind ourselves what we are celebrating and then respond accordingly with our time and schedule.

Don’t forget that this is the last week we are accepting donations for the Food Bank.

This week we finish our Advent series… yes, just six days away. Join us for the conclusion of the sermon series, “The Weary World Rejoices,” as we look at “Love is the Greatest Christmas Gift of All.”

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 to attend the ACC Christmas Eve Service on Friday, December 24th, 5-6pm; an incredible night recapturing the true meaning of Christmas! We would love to see you at church, but if you can’t why not login through zoom:

See you this Sunday,

Pastor Glenn and Cheryl

Sermon Series

December 12th~ A Weary World Rejoices, Love is the Greatest Christmas Gift by Glenn Embree

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”

Ephesians 1:4-5 (NLT) “Even before he made the world, God loved and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ.

a. God has loved us  ____________________________.

b. God has a _______________for each of our lives.

c. God has brought us  _________________________ .

Why is God’s love the greatest Christmas gift?

1. Jesus came so that ____________________________________________.

Isaiah 9:2 “The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.”

2. Jesus came to _______________________________________________.

Isaiah 9:3 (NLT) “You will enlarge the nation of Israel, and its people will rejoice. They will rejoice before you as people who rejoice at the harvest and like warriors dividing the plunder.”

Isaiah 9:4 (NLT) “For you will break the yoke of their slavery and lift the heavy burden from their shoulders. You will break the oppressor’s rod, just as you did when you destroyed the army of Midian.”

3. Jesus came to _______________________________________________.

Isaiah 9:6-7 (NLT) “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s armies will make this happen!”

John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Important Events

December Birthdays:

1st Noel Mondhe, 1st Tanisha Berg, 3rd Shalom Mondhe, 13th Vic Kaay, 14th Sue Petersen, 15th Marla Chernoff, 15th Cassidy Hutchison, 17th Da’Quin Berg, 17th Da’Juana Berg, 21st Brayden Lode, 24th Paul Boudreau, 26th Matthew Berg, 29th Mariana De Oliviera

December Anniversaries:

17th Brad and Maria Hutchison

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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.

December 12th ~ The Birth of Jesus

December 19th ~ The Shepherds

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

“Today in a town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:11 (NIV)

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 🙂

December 12th ~ Obadiah

December 19th ~ Jonah

Youth Director: Jared Embree