Welcome to Bethel as we gather this third Sunday of Advent to worship in the joy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

10:30 A.M. Worship service

We Gather for Worship

Gathering songs: Praise Team

Call to Worship: Advent Candle – JOY

Advent Prayer

Welcome & announcements

God greets us & we greet one another

*Opening song: WHM 36 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Confession & Assurance

Confession: Sin kills joy - Psalm 32:1-5

Prayer of Confession

Assurance: Joy of the redeemed

Philippians 2:2-11

Song of thanksgiving: There is a Redeemer

Children’s message: Wayne Bouwman
Preschool children and Grades 1 & 2 are dismissed

God Speaks to Us

Scripture: Ruth 3, Luke 2:10

Message: Under the Bethlehem Star there is Joy

God’s People Respond

*Song of response: WHM 157 How Great Our Joy
Grades 3-4 and the Treasure Seekers are dismissed

Congregational Prayer

Offerings: General Fund & Mission support for the Horlings

We Leave to Serve the Lord


*Closing song: PH 337 Joy to the World

4:00 P.M. Children’s Christmas service

Please join us this afternoon for this special service. With the help of the children we will reflect with joy and wonder at the great truth of God coming as a humble baby at Christmas to be our Savior.

Parents of Pre-School children and Children in Worship (Grades 1 & 2) 

Your children will be taking part in the Children’s Christmas Service today. A practice will take place after the worship service this morning.