December 3rd 2023 Bulletin
Keep up with everything going on at the church right here with our weekly bulletin!
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE
Join us for our Sunday morning service this Sunday, December 3rd at 10:00 am in person and online at https://www.facebook.com/linkchurchmedhat/live/ .
Little Explorers (babies up to 24 months) – the prayer room is available for parents and toddlers to use
Explorers (Ages 2 + 3)
Adventurers (Ages 4 + 5)
Pathfinders 1 (Kindergarten + Grade 1)
***The Kindergarten kids will be joining the Grade 1 Class from now on!
Pathfinders 2(Grades 2)
Pathfinders 3 (Grades 3)
Jr. Trailblazers (Grades 4)
Trailblazers (Grades 5 + 6)
Monday, December 4th at 6:30-8:00pm – Candle/Dice/Gift Day at The Link
Monday, December 11th at 6:30-8:00pm We will be joining First Assembly Church at their location for a fun Christmas Amazing Race event for grades 4-8.
* We are including grade seven and eight as First Assembly Junior Youth program goes up to grade 8
Mini Youth is for kids in grades 4-6. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
KIDS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Our Kid’s Christmas Program will be Sunday, December 17th at 10:00am
Our rehearsal will be at Saturday, December 16th at 10:00am starting first with all the younger ones who will be singing. First the Explorers(2-3yrs), then the Adventurers (4-5yrs), followed by the K-3 classes. All kids planning on singing on December 17th should try and be there. Also, we are hoping to do some snack/finger foods after the service which represent the different countries around the world. If anyone is willing to make an ethnic snack to share after the service on the 17th they can contact email@example.com
Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00-9:00pm – Home Groups, do not meet at the church! Grab a youth calendar for more information on where to go.
Wednesday, December 13th at 6:30-9:30pm – Bible Study at The Link. Games, worship, small groups, and study
Friday, December 15th at 7:00-9:00pm – Bunco at The Link. Fun game, great people, and prizes
Friday, December 20th at 6:00-8:00pm – Semi-formal Christmas Potluck. Bring your favourite Christmas dish! Grade 7-8 (Dessert), Grade 9-10 (Appetizers), Grade 11-12 (Main Dish)
Youth is for grades 7-12. Any questions contact Pastor Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Saturday’s 6:30pm at 13 Buttercup Court SE
To get on our What’sApp chat text Rochelle 403-458-2545 OR contact Brian at email@example.com / 403-977-7767
TUESDAY NIGHT CONNECT TIME
Tuesday’s at 7:00pm at 80 Spruce Close.
Any questions contact Lysa at 403-594-1431
First Friday of the Month at 6:30pm at 6 Rossview Court
December 1 – Ugly Sweater Christmas Potluck
YXH CITY WIDE There will also be a YXH city-wide young adults event on the second Monday of every month. This is for all young adults in Medicine Hat and a great way to connect with our city church! The next young adults city wide event will be Monday, December 11th at 7:00pm at The Link Church. We are looking for some Christmas baking to be provided for this event. If you would like to help out in this way, contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Baking can be dropped off Sunday, December 10th in the café.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
There is weekly men’s group that meets Monday evenings at 7:00pm at The Link. This group is open to all men wherever you are at in your relationship with The Lord. We are all there to grow in our relationship with the Lord together. You can come and just listen or jump in and participate as you feel comfortable. We look forward to having you join us! If you would like more information you can contact Clark Kurpjuweit (403-581-8972 / email@example.com) , Jurgen Schlenker (403-529-7008 / firstname.lastname@example.org), Pastor Rick Aupperle (403-700-7140 / email@example.com).
THE WAY MENTORING GROUP
Tuesday Mornings at 6:00-7:00 am at The Link. Any questions contact Pastor Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday Evenings at 7:00 at The Link for Men.
Contact Pastor Rick at email@example.com if you want to join!
If you have a prayer request that you would like to add to our prayer chain please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check out our website at www.prayer.linkchurch.org to find out how you can become involved in the prayer ministry.
THURSDAY PRAYER – Every Thursday from 12:15-1:00 in the Prayer Room. Everyone is welcome to attend.
SUNDAY MORNINGS – Our prayer room will be open Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:45am & the altar at the front will be open after each service. This is available to anyone who would like personal prayer, for those who have been impacted by the message, or for those who would like to pray for our church and leadership team.
CHRISTMAS AT THE LINK
THANK YOU – Thank you to everyone who has taken a gift tag, taken a $50 Walmart Gift Card, or signed up to volunteer! We could not do this night without you!!!
REMINDERS – All gifts/giftcards are to be returned to The Link unwrapped by this Sunday, December 3rd. We will be taking all the chairs down at the end of the service and will be coming back to The Link at 3:00pm to wrap gifts and pack our Christmas hampers.
CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL FOR HAMPER FAMILIES
Save the Date for our Winter Carnival on Friday, December 8th from 6:30-8:30pm. This is a night where we serve our hamper families with a night of gifts, treats, and fun! We need lots of volunteers to make this event happen, so stay tuned for details on how you can get plugged in. If you would like to help coordinate / be a supervisor (Food Supervisor, in charge of prizes, purchase items and supplies for a craft or activity) please contact email@example.com so we can get you plugged in!
CHRISTMAS FOOD HAMPERS
We need your help in collecting some extra items for our Christmas Hampers! We have 39 Christmas baskets to fill and some of our families are quite big, so we appreciate any help! This year we are blessing 30 hamper families, as well as our 9 families that are no longer receiving hampers from us due to their children leaving the school.
Some ideas are:
- Christmas treats like hot chocolate, candy canes, cookies, gingerbread house kits,
cookies, holiday cereals & snacks
- Christmas dinner items like mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy mix, pickles, cranberry sauce, crackers, etc.
- Hygiene items like shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap, body wash
- Extra items like salad dressings, tortilla chips, salsa, cake mixes, icing,
- Anything you can donate we will greatly appreciate it!!!
CHRISTMAS BAKING NEEDED
YXH Young Adults will be at The Link on December 11th. We are looking for some Christmas baking to be provided for this event. If you would like to help out in this way, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
KIDS CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Sunday, December 17th at 10:00am
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
We will be doing one Christmas Eve Service on Sunday, December 24th at 10:00am. We will not be having a separate evening service. We are excited to be all together and celebrate Jesus this Christmas Season
CHRISTMAS OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday, December 26th – Friday, December 29th – office closed
Sunday, December 31st – Sunday Service at 10:00am
NEW YEAR’S EVE FAMILY EVENT
December 31st at The Link. Save the date for more details!
FOSTER CARE SUPPORT
If you are interested in getting more information to get involved in foster care, such as babysitting, respite, mentoring or prayer – please contact Lysa Penney at (403) 594-1431. Diapers, wipes, gently used clothes, meals or gift cards to support the Link’s foster families can be brought to the Link church or contact Lysa for pick up.
There also is a foster care support group on Facebook. This is a space to gather Linkers and share the needs of The Link’s fostering families. If you are interested in joining this Facebook group search “Link Foster Family Support Community”
TITHING & FINANCIAL INFORMATION **NEW EMAIL**
The offering mailbox is located in the hallway outside of the Office doors
Thank you so much for your generosity!
Any questions contact Debbie Brandt at email@example.com
Tuesday – Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
403 526 3388
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- Lead Pastor – Mike Landry
- Associate Pastor – Josh Smith
- Associate Pastor of Ministry – Rick Aupperle
- Receptionist – Shanda Thorne
- Treasurer – Debbie Brandt
- Children’s Ministry Director – Sherry Allen
- Pastoral Assistant – Rhonda Gould
- Custodian – Florante Robles
- Children’s Ministry Coordinator – Janelle Klassen
- Technical Director – Bruce Sparkes
- Worship Director – Tori Schneider
LINK BOARD MEMBERS 2023
- Chairman of the Board – Karissa Parsons
- Members: Luke Day, Todd Gould, Clark Kurpjuweit, Terence Kowalchuk, Pat Janzer, Cindy Day, Colin Desnoyers