At the heart of Waterford Mennonite is worship. We gather every Sunday morning to worship with joy-filled sharing of gifts, wisdom and life experiences that represent the full diversity of the congregation, all to the glory of God. An intentional effort is made to blend worship and music styles, mixing hymns and choruses, instrumental and vocal, lively and contemplative. We value the God-given gifts of all ages and work diligently at their discernment, practice and growth. Drawing upon scriptural themes, we include visual arts, drama, and other art forms to further our praise of God in our worship services.

If you would like to be involved in worshiping with us at Waterford Mennonite Church come to one of our two services and become an active part of our community praising God.

Advent Season

How will we know?

December 3 marks the beginning of the season of Advent. During this liturgical season of the church, we will join believers around the world in a time of watching, waiting, preparing, and expecting. This year we will utilize the worship resource in “The Leader,” a periodical produced by MennoMedia. The resource planners worked to hold scripture in one hand and the ‘newspaper’ in the other hand. As they sat with scripture and all that is happening in our world, they were left with many questions. This Advent they invite us to lean into our questions. To wonder and wander and wait together for the Messiah, the Christ child, the light.

The material expounds on this theme by sharing that the overarching question “How will we know?” invites us to “Lean into the ways that our faith invites us to sit together, to discern the times, to watch and wait, and to trust that we will know when we know, and that even when we have questions and even doubts, God is still with us; still then, God is working.” Each week we will delve further into this overarching question as together we lean into the questions and the waiting.

Our journey of Advent moves us from darkness to light. In addition to lighting the peace lamp and advent candles, each week our platform will grow from darkness to light as more and more lights and candles are lit. The lights will surround a manger, symbolic of the coming of the Christ child, the light of the world. Our weekly worship services will incorporate special elements of dramatic readings, children’s times, and an opportunity to interact with the question of the day. You will be given a small piece of paper on your way into the sanctuary and then, during the moment of silence following the sermon, you will be invited to write your answer to the question prompt. Once collected, our responses will be poured into the manger on the platform.

We welcome you on this journey of Advent as we once again prepare to fully welcome and celebrate the arrival of Emmanuel. May we lean into the  questions as together we seek to see the ways God is still working and moving among us.

Below is the series schedule.


“How will we know…”




“…how long?”

Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37

Deron Bergstresser


“…what now?”

Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8

Cindy Voth


“…what’s next?”

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Luke 1:46b-24; 1 Thess. 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28

Children’s Christmas Program


“…why me?
Why not me?”

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26;
Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38                        Service of lessons and carols, candlelighting


“…who knows?”

Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40

Katie Wyse


“…what we know?”

Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12

Cindy Voth



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