Several members of the choir were present when Mount Zion's new Climate Justice banner was installed. The purchase and installation was the work of our newly renamed Justice Through Service Committee.

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Jake Stumper celebrates his 94th birthday at the MOunt Zion Cafe


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News from Mount Zion
December 10, 2021

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We are open for in-person worship, Sundays at 10 am. Read more 
 Justice Through Service


Advent Services continue

Our Wednesday Advent  services continue on Dec 15 and Dec 22  at

7pm on Zoom. Dim your lights and perhaps light a candle or two

for our traditional Holden Evening Prayer.

(See below for Christmas service times)



Happy Birthday to Jake Stumper who with his wife Henriette, celebrated his 94th Birthday at the Mount Zion Café on Wednesday.

Another significant birthday was celebrated last week when Mrs. Esselyne Bell celebrated her 70th. Pastor Philip also celebrated his birthday Dec 4. He is 39 again!

Poinsettias Time

Poinsettias will be ordered again this year to enhance our chancel for Christmas services.  If you would like to participate, there is a signup sheet at the church entrance or you can call Margaret at the church office (519-886-5820) or email her at mtzion@mzlc.ca.   Needed are 2- 10 inch pots at $32.00 each and 30- 6 inch pots at $11.00 each.  Deadline for signup is FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17.

All poinsettias can be picked up immediately after the Christmas Eve service.


Booster Shots are now available for 50+

There is the opportunity now for those over 50 plus to receive their third COVID vaccination.  It must be 168 days (24 weeks) since your 2nd dose.  You can phone into the region of Waterloo to speak with someone who can help to book an appointment. Call 519-514-1499 during daytime office hours or book online.  For those who prefer help, please feel free to contact Christine and she will help you to get your third dose booked in.

November Finances

Results through November are positive however the reasons have been buoyed by Government Support & other one time benefits. Government support is finished, and rental income will not be at planned levels. With the usual generosity of Mount Zion members in December, we have an opportunity to finish the year with a further reduction in our deficit. Please give prayerful consideration as to how you will assist with an extra gift before year end. For the full report

The Mitten Tree

The Mitten Tree is up again and donations to decorate the tree is being accepted until December 19th. These items will then be delivered to the Anishnabeg Outreach Centre for distribution, to those in need, throughout the Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge area. Contact: Joan Schweitzer, 519-886-5977 if you have any questions.


Christmas Breaks for Mount Zion Café and Food Ministry

The Mount Zion Café and the new Food Ministry is taking a Christmas break. We are planning to hold the first Mount Zion Cafes of the New Year in January on Wednesday the12th and January 26th.  Please join us!

The Food Ministry will take up their pots and pans again on Thursday January 13.

In Our Prayers

​Let us pray for George, Betty, Marjorie, Rosalie, James, Willie, Kerry, and Don and Jean and their daughter Tai and the family of Hilppa Pearson mourning her death. Let us also continue to pray for the health concerns all around the globe and that the spread of the new variant be stopped at the earliest.

Pastor Philip presided at the funeral of Hilppa Pearson, mother of Nina Schafrick, whose funeral was held at Erb and Good Funeral Home on Friday December 3.  Let us hold the family in our prayers as they mourn Hilppa’s death.


Upcoming Lessons

December 12 — Third Sunday of Advent Readings
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Isaiah 12:2-6 (6) Philippians 4:4-7

Luke 3:7-18 

December 19 — Fourth Sunday of Advent Readings

Micah 5:2-5a

Luke 1:46b-55 (52)

Psalm 80:1-7 (7) {alternate}

Hebrews 10:5-10

Luke 1:39-45 [46-55]

Advent and Christmas Services

Our Wednesday Advent services continue on Dec 15 and 22 at 7pm on Zoom. Dim your lights and perhaps light a candle or two for our traditional Holden Evening Prayer.    https://zoom.us/j/94951669774


Christmas Eve. There will be one service at 4 pm. The service will be in-person for those who wish to return. It will also be live streamed on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWXECBJ1qAjDtjkimg2Q2GA/videos https://zoom.us/j/96599940521 


Christmas Morning. Join us on Zoom for a time to gather virtually and chat with each other on Zoom. https://zoom.us/j/96599940521 


Sunday, December 26. The service will be held in person and live-streamed.

Links for Worship and more

  • YouTube

Sundays 10 am Click on the logo to join the Live Stream Worship 


(Recordings of the services are available)


Sundays 9:40 am Join members for a time of fellowship preceeding the service  https://zoom.us/j/96599940521 

VESPERS    7:00 pm Monday - Thursday evenings
(Sign in any time after 6:30, Service starts at 7:00 pm)


MEN'S BREAKFAST   9:00 a.m. Thursday

MOUNT ZION ZOOM CAFE  10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays


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Mount Zion's office tel.: 519 886-5820  office hours: Tues. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

How to contact our staff, while our building is closed:  
Pastor Philip Mathai               pmathai@mzlc.ca                       cell: 519-781-5602
Music Director Sarah. E. Cardwell   sarah.e.cardwell@gmail.com
Office Administrator Margaret Waechter mtzion@mzlc.ca           
Nurse Christine Ramseyer     pnchristine@hotmail.com            cell: 519-588-8006
Feel free to call our cell phones. If we aren't available we'll return your call!

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