We Gather for Worship

Gatherings songs: Debby van Iperen


*Call to Worship: Psalm 95 Litany

*Our God greets us & we greet each other

*Opening song: PH 351 Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

Fourth Sunday of Advent - Decisions

Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle

Song: PH 334 The Prophets Came to Israel

Children’s message: Brad Lewin
Preschool children and Grades 1 & 2 are dismissed

God Speaks to Us

Scripture: Isaiah 7:10-16, 9:1-7


The Child of Faith Overcomes Our Fears

Our Response

*Song of Response: PH 328:1,2,4,6,7 O Come, O Come, Immanuel
Treasure Seekers (Grades 3 to 6) are dismissed

Congregational Prayer

Offerings: General Fund & Wycliffe Translators

John & Marian VanderMeer

God’s People Leave to Serve


*Closing Song: PH 343 Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light


Candle Light Service of Lessons and Carols

*Call to Worship: Isaiah 12:4-6

*Gathering Carol: PH 348 Away in a Manger

*God’s Greeting

God’s Mighty Deeds: The Song of Mary

Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 54:1:4,5

New Testament Lesson: Luke 1:46-55

Carol: PH 342:1,2,4 Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Preparing the Way of the Lord:

The Song of Zechariah – John the Baptist

Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-5

New Testament Lesson: Luke 1:76-80

Carol: PH 327:1-3 On Jordan’s Bank

Providing the Savior:

The Song of Zechariah - Jesus

Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-5

New Testament Lesson: Luke 1:67-75

Carol: PH 335:1,3,4 Hark, the Gad Sound! The Savior Comes

God’s Global Salvation Plan:

The Song of Simeon

Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 19:23-25

New Testament Lesson: Luke 2:25-33

Carol: 337:1,2 Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come

Meditation: The Songs of Christmas

Peace on Earth: The Song of the Angels

Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 9:2,6,7

New Testament Lesson: Luke 2:8-14

Carol: PH 347 Angels We Have heard on High

Offerings: General Fund & Wycliffe Translators John & Marian VanderMeer

The Joy of the Redeemed:

The Song of the Shepherds

Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 12:4-6

New Testament Lesson: Luke 2:15-20

Carol: PH 344 Silent Night! Holy Night!


*Carol: PH 356 Go, Tell It on the Mountain


This week`s offering is for Wycliffe Translators, supporting John & Marian VanderMeer. Wycliffe serves minority language groups worldwide. Your financial gift to the work of Wycliffe staff supports Bible translation and literacy efforts around the world. Our church members have supported John and Marian VanderMeer and family. They left Canada in 1998 to help East Congo Group with technical support. Their role on the Bible translation team in providing assistance with solar electric, internet, computers, and communications is important in a country with very poor infrastructure. John and Marian are at the moment in Canada on “home assignment”. This home assignment includes continued technical support to Congo, some professional development and helping Wycliffe Canada with Church Connections.

The Christmas Day offering is for World Renew - Philippines

Next week`s offering is for Back to God Ministries International


Wednesday, December 25th 

is our special Christmas Day service at 10:30 a.m. We come to celebrate our Savior’s birth in a service of song and praise. Consider inviting friends and neighbors to join us in this celebration service.

Next Sunday, December 29th 

Pastor Mike has a classical appointment at New Life Church in Red Deer. Our service will be led by August Luymes. There will be no p.m. service.

Next Tuesday, December 31st 

is our special New Year’s Eve service. We will be meeting at 7:00 p.m. as it is a normal work day for many. It will be a service of remembrance and giving thanks for the blessings of God in the past year 2013. Come ready to share.

Next Wednesday, January 1, 2014 

we gather in worship at 10:30 a.m. to start the New Year with our Lord and go forward in the confident assurance of our faith.

Sunday, January 5th 

we begin a series on the Gospel of John as it declares in rich and meaningful ways that Jesus is the “I AM,” the true God who comes in powerful ways to renew us in faith, hope and love as we trust in him. We begin with John 8:58 where Jesus says “Before Abraham I AM.” There will be no p.m. service.

The next WE Event 

Will be held on January 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. We will have our event first and end the evening with a potluck supper. Watch for more details coming in the New Year.