Upcoming in Worship
Sunday, November 27: Advent 1; “From Generation to Generation” Advent worship series begins; Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt preaching on “There’s Room for Every Story” (Matthew 1:1–17; Isaiah 2:1–5), Worship Team at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 4: Advent 2; Communion; Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt preaching on “God Meets Us in Our Fear” (Luke 1:26–38; Isaiah 11:1–10), Worship Team and organ at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 11: Advent 3; Rev. Scott D. Samuelson preaching on “We Can Choose a Better Way” (Matthew 1:18–25; Isaiah 35:1-10), Festival Choir and Orchestra at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 18: Advent 4; Rev. Anna Langholz preaching on “We See God in Each Other” (Luke 1:39–45, 56–58; Luke 1:46–55), Worship Team and Children’s Christmas Musical “Good News Ahead” at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 24: Christmas Eve; Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt preaching on “We Tell This Story” (Luke 2:1–20), Piano and vocal quartet at both 4:00 p.m. (family-friendly and livestreamed) and 7:00 p.m. (Communion)
Sunday, December 25: Christmas Day (comfy, cozy in PJs); Rev. Scott D. Samuelson preaching on “God Dwells with Us” (John 1:1–14; Luke 2:15–21), Worship Team at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, January 1: New Year’s Day; Communion; “From Generation to Generation” worship series concludes; Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt preaching on “We Keep Seeking” (Matthew 2:1–12; Matthew 2:13–23), Worship Team with Epiphany Star Words at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, January 8: Confirmation Service; Rev. Scott D. Samuelson preaching; ConfirBand at 9:00 a.m.
“From Generation to Generation”—Advent Worship Series
“Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His name.” —Mary’s Song (Luke 1:48–49)
This Advent we look at the Christmas story through a micro and macro lens, focusing on both the human interactions and events recorded in the Gospels, as well as the cosmic prophecies in Isaiah. From generation to generation, God’s Good News transcends time and space, and the promise is meant to be lived out and passed on. The work of God is always unfolding, in and through us. This season, how will we carry it forth? Find out on Sundays at 9:00 a.m., November 27 through January 1.