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 at Waterford – “On the Road…”
On November 29 we enter the season of Advent, the season of preparing and anticipating the arrival of Jesus. In the midst of much pain, grief, and uncertainty we are invited to join the Magi on the road to finding the promised and celebrated Christ-child.
Our theme, “On the Road…” conveys a sense of movement, or traveling from one point to another. Each week we will embark on the next leg of the journey toward Christ. We will incorporate a number of special elements in our worship services, including things we do every year, such as the Advent Candles. Additionally this year we will also be including a dramatic biblical monologue each week which will hopefully guide us deeper into the scripture passage. See the chart below for the specific details for each week.
Next leg of the journey… Dramatic Monologue Preacher
11/29 On the road to readiness “The Day and Hour Unknown” Neil Amstutz
12/6 On the road to repentance “John the Baptist Prepares the Way” Cindy Voth
12/13 On the road to restoration “John the Baptist Denies Being the Messiah” Neil Amstutz
12/20 On the road to revelation “The Birth of Jesus Revealed” Katie Misz
12/27 On the road to rejoicing “Jesus Presented in the Temple” Neil Amstutz
1/3 On the road to radiance “The Magi Seek the Messiah” Cindy Voth
May our journey of Advent be one of reflection, companionship, and anticipation as we join each other “On the Road” to Jesus.