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Topical Study on Advent One of the blessings of Advent is that it counteracts the hype of the commercial Christmas madness, inviting us to a deeper and more fruitful spiritual renewal. One of two penitential seasons in the liturgical calendar for four weeks prior to Christmas, Advent prepares us for great event of the... Advent Waiting Song/Hymn http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/135651017705/advent-waiting-prayers-song Song/Hymn Topics: Advent , Prayer , Teaching , Comfort Source: Global Worship Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.... Advent Liturgies (Object Lessons) Practical How-To by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/advent-liturgies-object-lessons/ Practical How-To by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Advent , Liturgy , Sign Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg Rachel G Hackenberg presents object lessons for the season of Advent to make Advent more tangible. They are based on Isaiah 2:1-5, 7:10-16, 61:1-4, 8-11, and 64:1-9. Advent Liturgies (Nativity) Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/advent-liturgies-nativity/ Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Advent , Liturgy , Nativity , Glory Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg Rachel G Hackenberg presents a series of Advent liturgies centered on aspects of the nativity story especially focusing on the theme of place. They are based on Luke 1:5-23, 39-45, 2:1-5, and 8-15. Advent Confession Element of Worship by Nathan Nettleton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/11/advent-confession.html Element of Worship by Nathan Nettleton Topics: Advent , Forgiveness , Mercy , Confession Source: Re-Worship Here’s a responsive advent prayer of confession that acknowledges several ways in which we fail (i.e. unwillingness to change our hearts, not caring about the stranger), with the repeated congregational response for mercy and forgiveness. Advent in the Marketplace Article by Cameron Lee https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/advent-in-the-marketplace/ Article by Cameron Lee Topics: Advent , Voice , Culture , Economics Source: Fuller Studio Cameron Lee talks about the shopping culture during the Advent season. "If we celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but not Advent, what does that say about us?" He encourages us to seek the coming of... Advent on the Mind Commentary/Exegesis by Karoline M Lewis https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/advent-on-the-mind Commentary/Exegesis by Karoline M Lewis Topics: Advent , Awareness of God , Incarnation , God's Presence Source: Working Preacher This devotional by Karoline Lewis challenges readers to approach Advent not as a time to look forward to something, but as a time to be attentive to God's presence in the world in the present. A Journey Through Advent Sermon Starter/Outline by Melinda Quivik https://www.workingpreacher.org/worship/preaching-luke-through-advent-year-c Sermon Starter/Outline by Melinda Quivik Topics: Advent , God's Love , God's Provision , God's Deliverance Source: Working Preacher In this Advent preaching guide, Melinda Quivik explains a larger, two-part theme in Luke's stories surrounding Christ's birth: the incapacities humanity knows in life; and the love God declares for us in Jesus. Advent Liturgies (OT Readings) Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/advent-liturgies-rcl-ot/ Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Advent , Forgiveness , Mercy , Preparation Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg Rachel G Hackenberg presents liturgies on the Old Testament readings focusing on the themes of waiting, preparing, singing, and laboring. They are based on Isaiah 12:2-6, Jeremiah 33:14-16, Micah 5:2-5, Zephaniah 3:14-20, and Malachi 3:1-4. Creation Waits: COVID-19, Vaccines, and the Hope of Advent Article by Richard Lindroth https://biologos.org/post/creation-waits-covid-19-vaccines-and-the-hope-of-advent/ Article by Richard Lindroth Topics: Advent , Christmas , Hope , Promises Source: Biologos With COVID vaccines showing promise during the Advent 2020 season, Richard Lindroth asks: what can the hope of Christ provide Christians during a time of global anticipation? Signs, Saviors, Serpents, and Songs Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/advent-liturgies-rcl-gospel/ Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Advent , Repentance , Sign Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg Rachel Hackenberg offers four advent liturgies based on Luke 21:25-36, Luke 3:1-6, Luke 3:7-18, and Luke 1:39-55. Each includes a candle lighting and prayer of confession. Why Not "Move" Advent to November? Article by Lester Ruth https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-2003/why-not-move-advent-november Article by Lester Ruth Topics: Advent , Incarnation , Liturgy , Lectionary Source: Reformed Worship Lester Ruth relates how he tried observing Advent in November for a congregation that did not have a strong tradition of Advent. He also discusses situations in which "moving" Advent would not work well. Advent Candle Lighting in a Pandemic Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://leadinginworship.com/2020/11/advent-candlelighting-in-a-pandemic/ Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Hope , Joy , Love , Worship Source: Carol Penner These prayers are written for use during the Sundays in Advent. They can be prayed before and/or during the lighting of candles on the Advent wreath. Full Text Hymns on Advent The Advent of Our KingPD
Come, Thou Long-Expected JesusPD
Comfort, Comfort Now My PeoplePD
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Advent Works: With and Without Us Article by Sam Van Eman https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/advent-works-and-without-us Article by Sam Van Eman Topics: Advent , Worship , Worship Planning , Christmas Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Advent is a movement that Jesus catalyzed and continues to send forward. In a way, it moves without us. In another, it only moves with us. Advent Candle Liturgies: Isaiah Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/advent-candle-liturgies-isaiah/ Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Advent , Christmas , God's Presence , Vision Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg Rachel Hackenberg offers liturgies for lighting of the four Advent candles and the Christ candle, based on Isaiah 9:2-7 and other passages from Isaiah. Advent's Binding of Isaac Article by Kristen Drahos https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/advents-binding-of-isaac/ Article by Kristen Drahos Topics: Advent , Faith , Grace , Heaven Source: Church Life Journal Kristen Drahos explores, with an eschatological posture, the sacrifice of money and riches that Jesus demands — a demand that is especially clear in Advent. Advent prayer for peace in Afghanistan Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://leadinginworship.com/2009/11/advent-prayer-for-peace-in-afghanistan/ Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Advent , Peace , War and peace , War Source: Carol Penner An Advent prayer for peace and the situation in Afganistan. Advent: A Season of Redemption Devotional by Alex Joyner https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/4522/advent-a-season-of-redemption Devotional by Alex Joyner Topics: Advent , Christmas , Redemption , Slavery Source: Ministry Matters Advent invites us to enter into God’s work in us and in the world. God has entered into history to redeem His people. Christ has promised to come again to free God’s people. Advent Candle Liturgies Element of Worship by Jacqui King https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/upper-room-2019-advent-worship-litanies Element of Worship by Jacqui King Topics: Advent , Peace , Hope , Joy Source: Discipleship Ministries This is a set of Advent candle lighting litanies based on hope, peace, joy, and love. Advent prayers Element of Worship by Barb Wilkins-Crowder https://worshipwords.co.uk/advent-prayers-from-cairn-christian-church-colorado-usa/ Element of Worship by Barb Wilkins-Crowder Topics: Advent , Prayer , Devotion Source: Worship Words Prayers written by members of Cairn Christian Church, Lafayette, Colorado USA for daily Advent devotions. Advent Hope: God Enters In Article https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/advent-hope-god-enters Article Topics: Advent , Salvation , Sanctification , Change Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Describing God's story of creation and redemption through Christ Jesus, this Advent-themed article discusses how God both entered into the world and continues to enter into our hearts to work salvation and sanctification in our lives.