BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
Dec 20, 2020
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