Hey Canyons Family:

Well, it is on! We have now received $8,538 for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, eclipsing our goal of $7,000 for 2021. Thank you for giving so sacrificially! The LORD will multiply these gifts and each penny will have an eternal impact. So... we will prepare for the Pastor's Hotdog Eating Contest following the 11:00 service, and live-streamed, on January 2. Also, the pastors will be out sick on January 3.

We are praying for the LORD to raise up some Canyons folks (English or Spanish speaking) to help meet these ministry needs: 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 Sonia by calling 801-573-0098, emailing at soniagtz321@gmail.com or Pastor Rafael by calling 801-891-6283 or by emailing at rafaelgut1963@gmail.com.

Finally, the pastors and staff of Canyons would like to wish our entire church family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! We love you all and it is a great joy to serve and worship together. The next edition of the ReCharge will come out on or near January 5. See you FRI for the Christmas Eve service and again on SUN, DEC 26, at regular time.

In His Service,
Pastor Jason DeFoor (D4)

See Church Office Christmas Holiday Schedule Below
Regular Church Office Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (801) 943-2241, Email: office@canyonschurch.com

Church Office Christmas Holiday Schedule
Monday-Wednesday, DEC 20-22 (Regular Schedule)
Thursday, DEC 23 (Closing @ 1:00 p.m.)
Monday, DEC 27 (Office Closed)
Tuesday-Thursday, DEC 28-30 (Regular Schedule)
Monday, JAN 4 (Office Closed)
Tuesday-Thursday, JAN 5-7 (Regular Schedule)

December 19, 2021 Worship Team
Lead/Vocals: Madison Mueller, Dirk Angle
Children's Choir Lead: Dirk Angle
Vocals: Choir
Acoustic: Ron Rigney
Electric: Mike Gutierrez
Bass: Alan Jensen
Drums: Demitri Mannos
Flute: Maggie Henderson
Violin: Sophia Mun
Sound: Sherri Wooldridge
Livestream: Josiah DeFoor
AV: Elizabeth Petterson
Signing: Mike Loflin
832 Lead: Don Widney
832 AV: JoAnn Widney
832 Sound: Justin Cordery, Jason DeFoor
Deacon of the Week: Rob Wooldridge

On Deck
This Week @ Canyons Church
TUE, Dec. 21- BSF, 7:00 p.m.
WED, Dec. 22- Prayer Team Meeting, 6:00 p.m. (Zoom)
THU, Dec. 23- Christmas Eve Rehearsal, 6:00 p.m.
FRI, Dec. 24- Christmas Eve Service(s), 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
SAT, Dec. 25- Merry Christmas!
Happy Birthday!
Birthdays this Week:
*Please contact the office, 801-943-2241, if a birthday is missing or is incorrect
MON, DEC 20- Brenda Jones, Steve Pye
TUE, DEC 21- Abrielle Werling
FRI, DEC 24- Chase Edwards

Upcoming Birthdays:  
TUE, DEC 28- Stephen Lei, Barbara Allen
THU, DEC 30- Isaias Lucio Charles
SUN, JAN 2- Amy Werling

This Sunday
Coming up this Sunday, 12/26/2021*
Preaching: Pastor Jason DeFoor
Worship Team Rehearsal (Worship Center), 8:30 a.m.
832 Worship Service: (Life Center), 8:32 a.m.
Sunday School,(Classrooms) 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service (Worship Center), 11:00 a.m.
Spanish Service (Life Center), 11:00 a.m.
Preaching Spanish Service: Pastor Rafael Gutierrez

*Services are all live streamed and archived, at www.canyonschurch.com

Looking Ahead
Upcoming Preaching Calendar**
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
SUN, 2/6/21- Pastor Jason D4
^"Don't Forget the Lessons" Series

Canyons News
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: $10,484.76

Giving 12/19/21
General Fund- $7,371.46
Other Designated- $1,250.00
Lottie Moon- $2,993.00 (Received $8,538 towards $7,000 goal)

Giving 12/12/21
General Fund- $6,330.90
Other Designated- $1,258.55
Lottie Moon- $2,355.00

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

Missions Monday:  

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

Life in Turkmenistan causes many to feel hopeless and restless. Political and social stressors play a role, but a lack of basic necessities is the driving force. To find a way to support their families, Turkmen will move to places outside of Turkmenistan. Some who move abroad are able hear the Gospel for the first time.
“People are coming to faith,” says Anthony Bingham*, an IMB worker in Central Asia. “But coming to faith means you are signing up for a rougher life.” Persecution is rampant in Turkmenistan and people who identify themselves as believers in Jesus risk losing jobs, being rejected by family, and facing harassment and beatings by police.
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 places missionaries in strategic locations around the world to share the Gospel with not only locals, but also guests in those places.
Pray for IMB workers in Central Asia to have opportunities to share the Gospel with Turkmen and that those living abroad will hear the Gospel and return home to build strong families and churches.
*Name changed for security

Sunday Re-Wind
Attendance: 12/19/21
8:32- 30
11:00 (English)- 163
11:00 (Spanish)- 45
Total-  238 In Person
Sunday School- 118
SS to W Ratio: 50%

Past Sunday's Sermon
Passage: Matthew 2:13-23
Theological Focus: Herod’s precious was power; Joseph’s precious was Jesus.
Sermon Purpose: To lead the congregation to adore Jesus.
Application: Adore Him.

The harmony of Scripture is incredible. Here's a fun tidbit from our passage yesterday. Matthew 2:19-20 parallels Exodus 4:19-20. Take a look:

Matthew 2:19-21
"...an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying,
'Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel,
because those who intended to kill the child are dead.'
So he got up, took the child and his mother,
and entered the land of Israel."

Exodus 4:19-20
"Now in Midian the Lord told Moses,
'Return to Egypt,
for all the men who wanted to kill you are dead.'
So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey,
and returned to the land of Egypt."

This is only a small example of God's coordination in the writing of His Word. He is truly amazing!

Blessings and Merry Christmas!
Pastor Justin

D4-Cast: "I'm Dreaming of a..."
Forecast Summary: Our week opens with nasty inversion conditions building in. We will see a weak system approach on WED and hopefully start to mix things out a bit. THU through SUN will feature snow chances, with accumulation likely at times. While there's plenty of snow still around, it looks like fresh snow for Christmas weekend. Enjoy your weather, it's the only weather you've got!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5ryZdpEHqM.

MON   Hazy Sunshine, High 38
PM      Partly Cloudy, Low 19
Pollen: .1, low

TUE    Hazy Sunshine, High 37
PM      Partly Cloudy, 20
Pollen: .1 low

WED    Overcast, High 37
PM       Rain/Snow Showers, Low 27
Pollen:  .1, low

THU     Rain/Snow, High 44
PM       Rain to Snow, Low 23
Pollen: .1, low

FRI      Snow Showers, High 36
PM      Snow Showers, Low 26
Pollen: .1, low

SAT    Snow Showers, High 38
PM     Snow, Low 26

SUN   Snow Showers, High 35
PM     Snow Showers, Low 26
Outlook: Next week continues to look snowy as well, with temps getting a bit colder. Look for several days to not get out of the 20's for high temps. Pollen forecasts via www.pollen.com.
Everybody have a great week!!!
Love y’all.—Pastor Jason
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