Sunday Morning Services

The Light: Prepare, Seek, Find

You can’t see light without darkness. During the season of Advent we prepare for Jesus, the Light of the World, by starting in darkness. We prepare, seek, and find the light as we journey to Christmas. For Christians, the Advent candles we light each week are signs of the growing light of Christ, who is coming again in all fullness into the darkness of our world. We invite you to watch for the light this Advent season.

Sunday, December 1 (First Sunday of Advent: Hope)
9:30 a.m. Communion; “The Light: Prepare, Seek, Find” worship series begins; Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt preaching on “Prepare” (Isaiah 40:1–11); Festival Choir and Orchestra
10:45 a.m. Potluck and poster coloring 

Sunday, December 8 (Second Sunday of Advent: Peace)
9:30 a.m. Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt preaching on “Seek” (Isaiah 65:17–25)Worship Team
10:45 a.m. Angel Tree Gift Wrapping
12:00 p.m. Advent Brunch

Sunday, December 15 (Third Sunday of Advent: Joy)
9:30 a.m. Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt preaching on “Find”Joyful Noise Children’s Choir and Cherub Choir presenting “Light of the World;” Children’s Musical and Worship Team
10:45 a.m. Birthday Party for Jesus 

Sunday, December 22 (Fourth Sunday of Advent: Love)
9:30 a.m. Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt preaching on “Seeking and Finding” (Jeremiah 33:14–16; Matthew 1:18–25);
10:45 a.m. Hot Cocoa and Cookie Decorating. 

Childcare & Children’s Worship
Childcare is available for children age 3 and younger during all Sunday morning services. Crossroads offers Children’s Worship for children age 4 through grade 1 during all Sunday morning services (except December 15). After the Time for Children, parents may take their children to ​Children’s Worship, where they participate in an age-appropriate worship service of their own. The children sing (and sign) songs of praise, hear God’s stories, respond to God’s Word, talk to God, and listen to God. For more information about Children’s Worship, click here.