Welcome to Bethel this Sunday as we gather this second Sunday of Advent to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to celebrate his coming in love to give his life for sinners. We remember his sacrifice in the Lord’s Supper.

10:30 A.M. Worship service

We Gather for Worship

Gathering songs: Praise Team

Welcome & announcements

Call to Worship: Advent Candle – Peace

Advent Prayer

The God of Peace greets us

*Opening song: PH 328:1,6,7 O Come, O Come, Immanuel

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

Song of Approach: Come Share the Lord

The Celebration

Song of Thanksgiving: Jesus, What a Beautiful Name

Children’s message: August Luymes
Preschool children and Grades 1 & 2 are dismissed

God Speaks to Us

Scripture: Ruth 2, Luke 2:14

Message: Under the Bethlehem Star

there is Shalom

God’s People Respond

*Song of response: PH 345 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Grades 3-4 and the Treasure Seekers are dismissed

Congregational Prayer

Offerings: General Fund & Mexico Church affiliate – Fuente de Vida Church

We Leave to Serve the Lord


*Closing song: PH 489 When Peace Like a River

7:00 P.M. Service of Remembrance

Welcome & announcements

*Call to Worship: Psalm 42:1-5

*God’s greeting

*Opening Song: PH 329 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Opening Prayer

Song: PH 328:1,4,6 O Come, O Come, Immanuel

Scripture reading: Isaiah 40:1-11

Message: Carried Close to God’s Heart

Song: PH 42:1,3,7 As a Deer I Want of Water

Lighting Candles of Remembrance

Song: WHM 143:1,3,4 O Little Town of Bethlehem

Candle Lighting Ceremony

Moment of silence

Concluded with the Lord’s Prayer

Song: WHM 152:1,2 O Holy Night

Scripture reading: Revelation 21:1-7

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Offering: Mexico Church affiliate – Fuente de Vida Church

Expression of Comfort: Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 1


*Closing song: PH 335:1,3,5 Hark, the Glad Sound! The Savior Comes