2019 Advent Preachers: Finding Our Way

Monday, November 25, 2019

Together we find our way into the promise of Christmas and into all the story holds. This advent, we walk through Isaiah’s imagery-filled witness of God and God’s people. “Come, let us go to the mountain of the Lord.” We step into hope. “They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain.” There will be peace. “The eyes of the blind will be opened.” And, oh the joy that comes. “God will give a sign,” a sign of pure unbounded love, love made flesh.

Along with our preachers, elders have been invited to pray us through this season. Households will call us into worship with the lighting of the advent candle and each week we will hear the scripture spoken both before and after the sermon. And, art created by members of the congregation for prayerful meditation will be on display in the chapel. What might we learn, notice, and receive along this way this year?


December 1—Advent 1 | Rev. Jeremy Bork | Minister for Youth and Their Families
Title: Finding Our Way Into Hope
Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5

December 8—Advent 2 | Gene Ryan | Seminary Intern           
Title: Finding Our Way Into Peace
Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10

December 15—Advent 3 | Rev. Jen Porter | Associate Pastor
Title: Finding Our Way Into Joy
Scripture: Isaiah 35:1-10

December 22—Advent 4 | Rev. Laurie Hartzell | Interim Executive Pastor and Transitional Leader
Title: Finding Our Way Into Love
Scripture: Isaiah 7:10-16   

December 24—Christmas Eve Services

4:30p Family Service
Nancy Greidanus | Minister for Children and Their Families
Rev. Jen Porter | Associate Pastor
Title: Witnessing Christmas

8:00p and 11:00p
Rev. David Baak | Executive Pastor?
Title: What, Really, Is the Point of Christmas?
Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7