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Dec 20, 2020
Advent 4:
 Preparing the way

Prelude— Children and Youth                                                                                                           

Advent Candle Lighting— Kate Brubacher and Grayson Murphy family

O come, o come, Immanuel—Hymnal a Worship Book #172

Welcome and prayer— Cliff Dick

Call to Worship

Jesus, God sent you in mercy to be Emmanuel, God-with-us.

Teach us the compassion of God.

Jesus, your life took flesh in the mercy of Mary’s womb.

We rejoice in the compassion of Mary.

Jesus, your family took shape in the mercy of Joseph’s welcome.

We give thanks for the compassion of Joseph.

Jesus, your holy family knew the struggle of the poor, when they were refused the mercy of shelter in Bethlehem.

Teach us the compassion of God;

Lead us in the ways of justice and mercy.

Children’s conversation— Cow Christmas Pageant— Farmer Derek Klingenberg

O come, all ye faithful—Hymnal a Worship Book #212

Scripture— Luke 1:26-38— Many Voices

Homily— A Grace Like Mary— Renee Reimer                                                                                  

What Child is this—Hymnal a Worship Book #215                                                                            

Prayers of God’s people— Marlene Ewert

Silent Night— Bethel College Concert Choir [Hymnal a Worship Book #193]

Musicians: John Mark Koontz and Jonah Schloneger
Scripture Readers: Nathan Koontz, Marlene Ewert, Cliff Dick, Rosie Epp, Amelia Kouame
Pastors: Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, Dawn Yoder Harms