Pastor Ralph Koops
Advent is a time of waiting.
We wait in anticipation of Christmas, the celebration of Christ’s birth.
We wait in expectation and hope for the day when Christ comes again.
Prelude: While We are Waiting Come
God’s Greeting and Call to Worship
Song: Joyful, Joyful We Adore You
Candle Lighting: Joy (Miep and Bill)
Song: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Prayers of the People (John)
Scripture Reading: Matthew 1:1-17, Genesis 38
Message: Jesus’ Family Tree
Song: From the Squalor of a Borrowed Stable
Testimony of Faith: Our World Belongs to God #23
Remembering the promise to reconcile the world to himself, God joined our humanity in Jesus Christ – the eternal Word made flesh.
He is the long-awaited Messiah, one with us and one with God, fully human and fully divine, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
Song: Joy Has Dawned