Hey Canyons Family!

It was such a blessing to worship with you all yesterday! I keep mentioning the new church app, and as promised, I'd like to show you how you can create an account (see below). Having an account will allow you to manage your giving and also take a step toward using the messaging system built into the app. The messaging system is going to be a fantastic way for our community to have interactive communication, so stay tuned! If you have any questions about creating an account, please let me know (justin@canyonschurch.com).



Looking for a place of service? We are blessed to partner with other Salt Lake Baptist Association churches in the ministry of the Concern Center, to help in sharing food with those in need and grasping that opportunity to help them know Christ and His love for them. The Director of the Concern Center is our very own Sonia Gutierrez and she is assisted by her husband, Pastor Rafael Gutierrez. The Concern Center currently has two key needs: (1) Someone is needed to help pick up food donations from three Chick-fil-A stores that run from Lehi to Sandy on Mondays and Thursdays. It is about a two-hour round trip to pickup donations and deliver them to the Concern Center, and then (2) Volunteers are needed at the Concern Center for Monday and Saturday mornings. If you would be able to help in any way or if you should have questions, please reach out to the Gutierrez's at rafael@canyonschurch.com.

Finally, to answer a common question being asked, we will be having Sunday School on 12/26 and 1/2 for Adults, Students, and Children. In some cases, classes may be combined; however, Sunday School will continue on schedule using the Gospel Project.

Pastor Justin

Church Office Closes @ 1:00, THU, DEC 23; Church Office Closed, MON, DEC 27
Normal Church Office Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (801) 943-2241, Email: office@canyonschurch.com

December 12, 2021 Worship Team
Lead/Drums: Dirk Angle
Vocals: Michelle Burd, Laurie Luna, Jason Ekstrom
Acoustic/Vocals: Ron Rigney
Electric: Wayne Winchell
Bass: Alan Jensen
Flute: Maggie Henderson
Sound: Sherri Wooldridge
Livestream: Josiah DeFoor
AV: Josh Burd
Signing: Mike Loflin
832 Lead: Don Widney
832 AV: JoAnn Widney
832 Sound: Justin Cordery
Deacon of the Week: Jack Lee

On Deck
This Week @ Canyons Church
TUE, Dec. 14- Staff Meeting, 11:00 a.m.
TUE, Dec. 14- BSF, 7:00 p.m.
WED, Dec. 15- Prayer Team Meeting, 6:00 p.m. (Zoom)
WED, Dec. 15- Student Ministry Worship, 6:30 p.m.
THU, Dec. 16- Worship Team Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
FRI, Dec. 17- Hispanic Worship Team Rehearsal, 6:00 p.m.
SAT, Dec. 18- BSF Leader's Meeting, 7:00 a.m.
SAT, Dec. 18- Student Ministry Progressive Christmas Party, 11:00 a.m.
Happy Birthday!
Birthdays this Week:
*Please contact the office, 801-943-2241, if a birthday is missing or is incorrect
WED, DEC 15- Don Dana, Andrew Petterson
THU, DEC 16- Mia Farrow

Upcoming Birthdays:  
MON, DEC 20- Brenda Jones, Steve Pye
TUE, DEC 21- Abrielle Werling
FRI, DEC 24- Chase Edwards

This Sunday
Coming up this Sunday, 12/19/2021*
Preaching: Pastor Justin Cordery
Worship Team Rehearsal (Worship Center), 8:30 a.m.
832 Worship Service: (Life Center), 8:32 a.m.
Sunday School,(Classrooms)**
Worship Service (Worship Center), 11:00 a.m.
Spanish Service (Life Center), 11:00 a.m.
Preaching Spanish Service: Pastor Rafael Gutierrez
Christmas Choir Practice, 4:00 p.m.
Worship Team Rehearsal, 6:00 p.m.

*Services are all live streamed and archived, at www.canyonschurch.com
**Sunday School Classes Meeting in Person this Week

All Children's & Student Ministry Classes Meeting This Sunday
Adult Classes Meeting:
Young Adult Singles, Led by Karen Garrett
Young Adult Couples, Led by Ryan Simpson
Adult CO-ED, Led by Scott Price & Darryl Fenn
Adult CO-ED, Led by Chuck Jones
Adult CO-ED, Led by Dottie Dana
Sunday School in Espanol, Led by Sonia Gutierrez
Ladies Class, Led by Janet Olschewski
Ladies Class, Led by Sherri Wooldridge
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Preaching Calendar**
SUN, 12/26- Pastor Jason D4*
SUN, 1/2/21- Pastor Justin C.^
SUN, 1/9/21- Pastor Jason D4
SUN, 1/16/21- Pastor Jason D4
SUN, 1/23/21- Pastor Justin C.
SUN, 1/30/21- Pastor Jason D4
*Christmas: "Witness His Majesty" series
**Christmas Eve Services: 4:00 & 6:00 p.m.
^"Don't Forget the Lessons" Series

Canyons News
All-Age Christmas Choir: Practice this week will be THU, DEC 16, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and again, SUN, DEC 19, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Gospel Project Winter curriculum has arrived. If you have not yet received a Daily Discipleship Guide, you may pick one up Sunday in your class or stop by the church office any time. If you'd rather have a digital version, these may be purchased online for $3.99: https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/the-gospel-project-adult-daily-discipleship-guide-winter-2022-P005825341.

Christmas Eve Service(s): Friday, DEC 24, at 4:00 or 6:00 p.m.

Benevolence Team: Next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, JAN 16, at 12:15 p.m.

Church Council: Next meeting is Sunday, JAN 23, at 6:00 p.m.

Business Meeting: Next meeting is Sunday, FEB 27, at 6:30 p.m

Giving and Serving
Thank you for your faithfulness in giving as worship, in response to God’s provision.  Ways to give:  (1) In person, using designated giving boxes in the Worship Center/Life Center, (2) On-line at www.canyonschurch.com, (3) Text:  GIVE + Amount to (385) 325-8449, e.g. “GIVE100” for $100, (4) Through our app which can be found in all major app stores, just search for Canyons Church (5) Mail: Canyons Church, PO BOX 71399, SLC, UT, 84171.

Giving Updates:  
Budget need per week to meet budget- $9,711.54
Four Week Rolling Average: $9,999.95

Giving 12/12/21
General Fund- $6,330.90
Other Designated- $1,258.55
Lottie Moon- $2,355.00 (Received $5,545 towards $7,000 goal)

Giving 12/5/21
General Fund- $12,484.91
Other Designated- $459.00
Lottie Moon- $1,140.00

Giving 11/28/21
General Fund- $15,751.78
Other Designated- $6,352.02
Lottie Moon- $2,050.00

Giving 11/21/21
General Fund- $5432.19
Other Designated- $2409.18

Missions Monday

From the Heart of the Rockies to the Ends of the Earth…

For years, IMB missionaries and national partners in West Africa have been using orality strategies to share the Gospel and make disciples in the region. An important part of the methodology is crafting and sharing biblical stories with people who prefer oral communication methods.
IMB worker Katee Sheppard* has seen firsthand the impact that Bible stories in Africans’ heart languages can have, saying “They ask questions and God opens doors that lead many to Christ.” Now African orality trainers are traveling the continent and leading orality workshops that are equipping believers from the region in how to share the Gospel verbally.
THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM (CP) is the financial fuel for reaching every person for Jesus Christ in every town, every city, every state, and every nation. Your support of both CP and THE LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING allows the Gospel to be spread across the world in many different forms so that all peoples have the opportunity to hear about Jesus.
PRAY for the continued work of IMB workers using orality strategies to share the Gospel, as well as local believers being trained to put into practice the orality skills they have acquired as they return to their towns and villages.
*Name changed for security

Sunday Re-Wind
Attendance: 12/12/21
8:32- 34
11:00 (English)- 153
11:00 (Spanish)- 37
Total-  224 In Person
Sunday School- 133
SS to W Ratio: 59%

Past Sunday's Sermon
"Make Room," Pastor Jason DeFoor
Text: Luke 2:1-7
Series: Witness His Majesty

# 1- God is in charge.
# 2- God is handling things.
# 3- We must choose to make room for JESUS (to surrender to HIM).

D4-Cast: "A Sinatra Encore?"
Forecast Summary: Perhaps we will enjoy a Sinatra encore of "Let it Snow" this week? Our storm hit right on schedule last week. This week, we begin with the warm before the storm. Rain moves in on TUE. During the overnight hours, rain will change over to snow, with snow levels crashing to the valley floor. Accumulating snow is expected by WED morning. It looks as though THU will bring more snow as well. Aside from MON and TUE, it looks to be a pretty chilly week. Bundle up!

MON   Mostly Cloudy, High 49
PM      Partly Cloudy, Low 35
Pollen: .1, low

TUE    PM Rain/Breezy, High 51
PM      Rain to Snow, 35
Pollen: .1 low

WED    AM Snow, High 33
PM       Increasing Clouds, Low 18
Pollen:  .1, low

THU     Snow, High 35
PM       Snow Showers, Low 21
Pollen: .1, low

FRI      AM Flurries/Cloudy, High 32
PM      Clearing and Frigid, Low 14
Pollen: .1, low

SAT    Mostly Sunny, High 33
PM     Cloudy/Flurries, Low 15

SUN   Mostly Sunny, High 35
PM     Partly Cloudy, Low 23
Outlook: Active weather looks to return next WED through Christmas, which means Bing Crosby is looking more and more likely: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5ryZdpEHqM. Pollen forecasts via www.pollen.com.
Everybody have a great week!!!
Love y’all.—Pastor Jason
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