News from Mount Zion
Dec 18, 2020
Christmas at Mount Zion
Advent Vesper Services Wednesdays 7 pm by Zoom
Sunday Dec 20 Children's Christmas Service
Christmas Eve Candle Light Service 7:00 pm
Christmas Day Worship 10:00 am
by Zoom https://zoom.us/j/94951669774
Holden Evening Prayer, Candles and Music
Christmas 2020 will be different, but no less special, than in years past. It starts Tuesday when a few volunteers will put up the Christmas tree in the sanctuary and add a few candles. Wednesday, Dec 23, we celebrate the 4th week of Advent with the stunningly beautiful Holden Evening Prayer. We will continue to bring out the candles for Christmas Eve where there will be single service streamed at 7 p.m. You are invited to visit and share Christmas greetings by Zoom prior to the service. On Christmas Day, join Pastor Philip for a visit at 9:30 followed by a Christmas Service at 10 am. All the links you need can be found below.
Children's Christmas Service
Take a little bit of Hollywood Squares, mix in a dash of The Brady Bunch intro video, add the youth of Mount Zion and what do you have? The 2020 version of our children’s Christmas program!
Please join us this Sunday to enjoy a virtual performance filled with music, acting and narration. We are very pleased to present ‘A Christmas to Believe In’ and hope you will join us on Sunday morning as we also sing a virtual Happy Birthday to Jesus....but is the cake real?!? You'll have to tune in to find out!
We also welcome guest Alpha Kayondo who is a native of Guelph and University of Guelph music Alumni. This young artist commenced his music career in a guitar studio at the tender age of five. Amy Di Nino
In an effort to share Advent resources, the pastors of the Two River’s Ministry Area have gathered recorded resources. As with last Sunday’s service, some of those resources will be included this Sunday. The quality of the videos varies, but the messages are clear and heart felt.
This Week's Lessons
The Season of Advent
The readings for Sunday are
Luke 1: 26-38
In Our Prayers
This week we were saddened to learn of the passing of Verna Glebe. Her husband Delton was the founding pastor of Mount Zion and Verna became a charter member. She remained active until she moved to Luther Village a few years ago. She is pictured here at our 60th Anniversary Service in January 2017. Given restrictions, the interment will be private, with just the family in attendance. Let us uphold the family in our thoughts and prayers as they go through this time of grief.
Rest eternal grant her O, Lord, and let light perpetual shine on her.
.Let us continue to remember Margaret, David, Rosalie, Marjorie, Barb, Peter, George, Wilhelmina, and Betty in our prayers, for wholeness and relief. Let us also pray for Bill and Karen Gastmeier and their family as they mourn the death of Bill’s brother Andrew and also the Glebe family mourning the death of Verna. Let us remember the various congregations as the prepare to celebrate in this very restricted and differen situation. for pastors and lay leaders and others orgainizing worship services virtually.
Let us continue to pray for everyone impacted by the pandemic and pray for fairness in its distribution.
The Office will be closed for the days between Christmas and New Year's. Pastor Philip will be squeezing in a few days of vacation time. He will be available by phone for ermergencies.
Treasurer, Richard Brubacher reminds you that any offerings intended for 2020 must be received by Dec 31. He will be in the office Thursday Dec 31 until noon, for last minute gifts.
2021 Envelopes are available in the front hall wher ethey can be picked up. If you need to have them delivered, pls call the office and we will arrange that for you.
Congratulations to Jordan Smith and Sherry Coman who were ordained on Dec 14 during a live stream service. The two ordinands are pictured here with Bishop Pryse.
Join Amy for Songs of the Season
Relax from the comfort of your home (or wherever you are!) and enjoy an hour of songs for the season.
Join Amy and her husband Dominic Dinino for a live performance which will be shared on Kitchener Public Library's Facebook Page and will be broadcasted from their Reading Lounge, featuring Amy and Dominic Dinino. For this event Amy will be on the piano accompanied by Dominic on the drums.This event is hosted by the Kitchener Public Library . click here for more information.
Links for Worship and more
Sundays 10 am Click on the logo to join the Live Stream Worship
Sundays 9:40 am Join members for a time of fellowship preceeding the service https://zoom.us/j/96599940521
ongoing...Zoom Cafe, Wed 10 am
Feb 28 2021 Black History Month Celebrations