Welcome to Bethel this Sunday as we gather this first Sunday of Advent to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to celebrate his coming at Christmas in love and grace.

10:30 A.M. Worship service

We Gather for Worship

Gathering songs: Praise Team

Welcome & announcements

Call to Worship: Advent Candle – Hope

Advent Prayer

The God of Hope greets us

*Opening song: WHM 143:1,3,4 O Little Town of Bethlehem

Confession and Assurance

Words of confession: Exodus 20

Prayer of confession

Assurance of pardon: Titus 2:11-14

Song of thanksgiving: The Holy Heart

Song: God is With Us by Amy Dowling

Children’s message: Terry Vandenborn
Preschool children and Grades 1 & 2 are dismissed

God Speaks to Us

Scripture: Ruth 1

Message: Under the Bethlehem Star there is Hope for the Hopeless

God’s People Respond

*Song of response: PH 329 Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
Grades 3-4 and the Treasure Seekers are dismissed

Congregational Prayer

Offerings: General Fund & Volunteer Link

Preparatory for the Lord’s Supper

We Leave to Serve the Lord


*Closing song: Hope of the Nations

7:00 P.M. Worship service

Welcome & announcements

*Call to Worship: Romans 11:33-36

*God’s greeting

*Confession of Faith: Apostles’ Creed

Time of Praise: Debby van Iperen

Time of Prayer

Offering: Volunteer Link

Scripture reading: Revelation 7

Text: Revelation 7:3

Message: Salvation for the Elect

*Song of response: PH 498 I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew


*Closing song: PH 496 My Lord, I Did Not Choose You