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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.... 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. Remembering Holy Week, Celebrating Easter at Home Practical How-To by Cindy Solomon https://www.resourceumc.org/en/content/remembering-holy-week-celebrating-easter-at-home Practical How-To by Cindy Solomon Topics: Holy Week , Easter , Families , Children Source: Discipleship Ministries Amid COVID-19 quarantines, what do families do at home for Holy Week and Easter? Cindy Solomon offers strategies to remember Holy Week with children and families at home. Holy Week at Home Service Outline by Paul Neeley https://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/613778966717841408/holy-week-at-home Service Outline by Paul Neeley Topics: Holy Week , Worship Planning Source: Global Worship Paul Neeley shares resources ranging from creating a center piece to Bible reading plans for celebrating Holy Week at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Remembering Holy Week, Celebrating Easter at Home Practical How-To by Cindy Solomon https://um-insight.net/in-the-church/local-church/celebrating-easter-at-home/ Practical How-To by Cindy Solomon Topics: Children , Easter , Holy Week , Maundy Thursday Source: United Methodist Insight As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, family practices may have to take the place of community worship for Easter 2020. Cindy Solomon shares creative ways to celebrate Holy Week and Easter at home, especially with younger children. Advent Reflection: Immanuel Devotional by Mark D Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/advent-reflection-immanuel Devotional by Mark D Roberts Topics: Advent , God's Presence Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling When we face struggles at home or setbacks at work, there is nothing more encouraging than the fact that God is with us. Mark Roberts reflects on Matthew 1:23. An Advent Question Article by Patricia Bruno https://preacherexchange.com/ssh_dec20.htm Article by Patricia Bruno Topics: Advent , Creation , Prophets , Isaiah Source: preacherexchange In this Advent reflection on the prophet Isaiah, Patricia Bruno observes that one of the ways God expresses God’s presence and care for us is through the wonders of creation. 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 Planning Resources Element of Worship https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/worship/christianyear/advent/ Element of Worship Topics: Advent , Worship , Lectionary , Worship Planning Source: Presbyterian Church Mission A collection of resources for planning Advent from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including service guides, prayers, musical settings, daily readings, and more. Advent, St. Nicholas, and Children Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/11/year-b-second-sunday-of-advent-december.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Advent , Saints , Worship Planning Source: Worshiping With Children Carolyn Brown offers suggestions for incorporating children into a worship service for the Second Sunday of Advent. Brown focuses on exploring St. Nicholas's generosity and justice as an introduction to God's generosity and justice. 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 Candle Lighting Readings Element of Worship by Multiple Contributors https://www.faithward.org/advent-candle-lighting-readings/ Element of Worship by Multiple Contributors Topics: Advent , Christmas , Faith , Worship Source: Faithward A set of readings, including Psalms and gospels, for the ceremony of lighting candles on the four Sundays of Advent and Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Full Text Hymns on Advent at home At the door, at the doorPD
Christ ReturnethPD
My Lord Will Come Again©
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Advent Blessings in Verse and Paint Image by Jan L Richardson http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/168704121890/2-blessing-poems-for-those-not-very-jolly Image by Jan L Richardson Topics: Advent , Blessing , Longing , Rejoicing Source: Global Worship Two poems, plus a painting, by Jan Richardson celebrating the blessing that comes at Christmas, even for those who struggle to see or believe it. When Advent Doesn't Feel like Christmas Service Outline by Scott Hoezee https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-1997/when-advent-doesnt-feel-christmas-series-advent-and-christmas-page-1-2 Service Outline by Scott Hoezee Topics: Advent , Christmas , Jesus , Liturgy Source: Reformed Worship These orders of service created for Advent and Christmas series remind us that Advent means being unsettled and perhaps even saddened as we acknowledge our sin and hear the message that God abhors its effects. Advent activities put the holy back into the holidays Article by Sherry Blackman https://www.presbyterianmission.org/story/pt-1119-advent/ Article by Sherry Blackman Topics: Advent , Family , Prayer , Church Source: Presbyterian Church Mission Sherry Blackman's article describes seven creative ways to make the season of Advent more meaningful, prayerful and spiritual in your church as you lead up to Christmas. Advent Faith Is Not a Big Electric Blanket Article by Jordan A Haddad https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/advent-faith-is-not-a-big-electric-blanket/ Article by Jordan A Haddad Topics: Advent , John the Baptist , Cross Source: Church Life Journal American fiction writer Flannery O'Connor is an indispensable guide in the Advent season. In the spirit of John the Baptist, she warns us of the temptation to avoid the reality of the Cross. Advent is Looming Article by Melissa Kuipers https://www.thebanner.org/columns/2018/12/advent-is-looming Article by Melissa Kuipers Topics: Advent , Memory , Grief , Comfort Source: The Banner Melissa Kuipers reflects on comfort and hope that come when we remembering things together. She explores the darkness of the season of Advent and God's presence in the midst of the story. Advent and the Longing for Home Article by Kenneth L Carder https://www.faithandleadership.com/kenneth-l-carder-advent-and-longing-home Article by Kenneth L Carder Topics: Advent , Home , Fear , Longing Source: Faith and Leadership In this article, Kenneth L. Carder shares his ministry as a chaplain in a memory care facility and examples from the Bible to reflect on how the Advent season taps into a desire to come home. Pulled into Advent by God’s Promises Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/first-sunday-of-advent-3/commentary-on-psalm-251-10-9 Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Advent , Shame , Life , Waiting Source: Working Preacher A commentary on Psalm 25:1-10. Advent is about trusting the promise even while awaiting for the promise to be kept by God. Advent Transformations Drama by Rhonda Brink https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-2007/advent-transformations Drama by Rhonda Brink Topics: Advent , Christmas , Worship Planning Source: Reformed Worship Service plans with full-text dramas for Advent, centered on the characters in the Advent story who experienced the transformation of their questioning and fearful human attitudes by encountering God