We Come to Worship Our God

Gathering Songs: Trudy Salomons


*Call to Worship: Psalm 66:1-4 in unison

*God greets us & we greet one another

*Song of Praise: LUYH 603 Shout to the Lord

We Receive God’s Grace

Advent Candle: JOY

Song of Thanks: PH 339:1,3,5 From Heaven Above to Earth I Come

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

Explanation of the Lord’s Supper: PH 973-975

The Celebration

Song of Thanksgiving: Knowing You

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

Song: Joy, Joy Down in My Heart

God Comes to Us in His Word

Scripture reading: Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12

Text: Isaiah 11:1

Message: Coming Home is Joy and Life

We Respond in Grateful Service

*Song of Response: PH 337 LUYH 92 Joy to the World! Treasure Seekers (Grades 3-6) are dismissed

Congregational Prayer

Offerings: General Fund & Mission Support for Andy & Linda Horlings

We Leave to Serve

*God’s Blessing

*Parting Song: PH 351 Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming



*Call to Worship: Galatians 4:4-7

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Song: PH 345 LUYH 80 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

*Confession of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism

Lords’ Day 14, Question & Answer 35-36

We Give our Gifts: Mission support for

Andy & Linda Horlings

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture reading: Luke 1:26-35

Message: A Unique Birth for a Unique Work

Songs of Response: Debby van Iperen

Share & Prayer


*Closing Song: PH 480 Jesus, the Very Thought of You


Today’s offering is for Ministry Support for Andy & Linda Horlings as they continue their work in Nigeria. Keep them in your prayers as they help others to become rooted and grounded in Christ. Remember their work in providing logistical help for missions, bible translation and teaching as well as developing relationships with others in the area where they are working to spread God’s love. Pray too for safety for them in this unstable region. For more information check the Missions bulletin board in the Fellowship hall.

Next Sunday’s offering will be for the Ministry To Seafarers. Ministry To Seafarers meets with visiting Seafarers in the Port of Vancouver, communicating the saving grace of Jesus Christ through words and deed.Since 1993 the Ministry to Seafarers has worked closely with the Mission to Seafarers (Anglican Church of Canada), the Stella Maris Mission (Roman Catholic Church) and KIMM (Korean International Maritime Mission) a Ministry from the Korean Presbyterian Church of Korea. As a ministry we have many opportunities to serve the seafarers that visit our ports, demonstrating the love of Jesus. We are privileged and thankful for your support.

Thank-you for Giving:

We are thankful to you, the members of Bethel CRC, for your offering in support of Operation Manna, a program of Diaconal Ministries Canada. Your gift of $250.00 helps to bring coaching, grants, and support so that Canadian CRCs like yours are able to walk alongside their neighbours through ministry. Thank-you! For more information: