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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 Hymns Service Outline or Song Suggestions https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/lectionary/sunday-4-december-2016/ Service Outline or Song Suggestions Topics: Advent , Coming of Christ , God's Presence , Waiting Source: Methodist UK Advent hymns, including some for Advent candle-lighting. Appropriate to Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Isaiah 11:1-10; Matthew 3:1-12; and Romans 15:4-13. Themes include the coming of Christ, God's presence, indwelling, and waiting. Advent Hymns Service Outline or Song Suggestions https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/lectionary/sunday-11-december-2016/ Service Outline or Song Suggestions Topics: Advent , Light , Waiting , Praise Source: Methodist UK Advent hymns, including hymns for Advent wreath candle-lighting. Appropriate to Isaiah 35; Matthew 11:2-11; Luke 1:47-55; and James 5:7-10. Themes include waiting and anticipation, praise, and incarnation. Jesus Is Coming! (Advent) Service Outline or Song Suggestions http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/jesus-is-coming-advent- Service Outline or Song Suggestions Topics: Advent , Worship , Incarnation , Coming of Christ Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A service outline for a short service for the season of Advent with leadership notes. It features readings from the gospels, Psalms, prophets, and epistles, as well as hymns and prayers about the coming of Jesus.... Home is Where We Meet - An Order of Worship for Advent Song/Hymn by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/advent-through-christmas-season-2017-series-overview/second-sunday-of-advent-2017-planning-notes/second-sunday-of-advent-2017-order-of-worship Song/Hymn by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Advent , Discipleship , Rejoicing , Thanksgiving Source: Discipleship Ministries This resource will help pastors and worship leaders plan an Advent worship service utilizing hymns, responsive readings, thanksgiving, and communion liturgies. Also included are suggested hymns and prayers to aid the congregation in worship. Liturgy with communion for Advent Service Outline or Song Suggestions by Thom M Shuman https://lectionaryliturgies.blogspot.com/2020/12/liturgy-wcommunion-for-advent-2-b.html Service Outline or Song Suggestions by Thom M Shuman Topics: Advent , Hope , Peace , Comfort Source: Lectionary Liturgies Thom Shuman offers a liturgy, with communion, for Advent during a pandemic. "When we are overwhelmed with the desire for more and more, speak to us of the needs of the outsiders." Advent Hymns Service Outline or Song Suggestions https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/lectionary/sunday-27-november-2016/ Service Outline or Song Suggestions Topics: Advent , Light Source: Methodist UK Advent hymns, including some for Advent candle-lighting. Appropriate to Psalm 122; Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44; and Romans 13:11-14. Themes include light and the day of the Lord. Advent Service Outline or Song Suggestions https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/common-worship/churchs-year/times-and-seasons/advent Service Outline or Song Suggestions Topics: Advent , Coming of Christ , Worship Planning Source: The Church of England This resource offers a comprehensive assortment of readings, prayers, and litanies for planning worship services during the season of Advent. Advent: When Waiting Is the Work Article by Laura Jean Truman https://churchanew.org/blog/posts/laura-jean-truman-advent-when-waiting-is-the-work Article by Laura Jean Truman Topics: Advent , Work , Meditation , Patience Source: ChurchAnewBlog In this article about Advent, Laura Jean Truman points out that the waiting is the work. She discusses topics like meditation, patience, presence, and work. Advent Transformations Scripture Drama or Paraphrase by Rhonda Brink https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-2007/advent-transformations Scripture Drama or Paraphrase 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 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 Confession and Assurance Assurance of Pardon by James Hart Brumm https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-2012/advent-confession-and-assurance Assurance of Pardon by James Hart Brumm Topics: Advent , Forgiveness , Confession , Assurance Source: Reformed Worship James Hart Brumm offers a litany of confession and assurance of pardon for each of the four Sundays in Advent, using a different portion of the hymn "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" to introduce each litany. Advent prayer for peace in Afghanistan Prayer by Carol Penner https://leadinginworship.com/2009/11/advent-prayer-for-peace-in-afghanistan/ Prayer by Carol Penner Topics: Advent , Peace , War and peace , War Source: Leading in Worship An Advent prayer for peace and the situation in Afganistan. Advent: A Season of Redemption Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Alex Joyner https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/4522/advent-a-season-of-redemption Scripture Meditation/Sermon 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 Lighting Scripture Drama or Paraphrase by Ken Beidler https://togetherinworship.net/ResourceView/82/20671 Scripture Drama or Paraphrase by Ken Beidler Topics: Advent , Worship , Light , Responses Source: Together in Worship These responsive readings develop the theme of Jesus setting us free from sin; and are designed to be used for lighting candles on the four Sundays of Advent. Advent Candle Lighting: Show Us the Way Call to Worship by June Mears Driedger https://togetherinworship.net/ResourceView/82/20490 Call to Worship by June Mears Driedger Topics: Advent , Prayer , Worship , Light Source: Together in Worship This series of responsive readings is for the lighting of the advent candle at the beginning of the worship services from the first Sunday of Advent through Epiphany. Advent and Justice Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Laura Jean Torgerson https://youngclergywomen.org/advent-2014/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Laura Jean Torgerson Topics: Advent , Racism , Justice , Freedom Source: Young Clergy Women Laura Jean Torgerson writes a poetic Advent reflection on racism, justice and Black Lives Matter, based on Luke 4:18-19 and Isaiah 61:1-2. Advent: A Season of Discernment Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Silas Henderson http://4lpi.com/blog/advent-a-season-of-discernment/ Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Silas Henderson Topics: Advent , Faith , Discernment , Philippians Source: Connect! Sunday Reflection Advent is a season of discernment where we turn away from personal choices and sins to seek God who brings the mercy and peace. Advent Candle Readings Scripture Drama or Paraphrase by Betsy Arkema https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-2013/advent-candle-readings Scripture Drama or Paraphrase by Betsy Arkema Topics: Advent , Christmas , Liturgy , Worship Planning Source: Reformed Worship Betsy Arkema offers 5 readings to go along with the lighting of Advent candles, emphasizing the hope, peace, love, and joy we have in Christ's birth. Advent Hymns Service Outline or Song Suggestions https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/lectionary/sunday-10-december-2017/ Service Outline or Song Suggestions Topics: Advent , Christmas , Coming of Christ Source: Methodist UK Hymns for Advent, including candle-lighting. Appropriate to Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8; and 2 Peter 3:8-15. Advent Worship Series: An Unexpected Hour Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Sherry Sprouls https://togetherinworship.net/ResourceView/83/20723 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Sherry Sprouls Topics: Advent , Christmas , Epiphany , Worship Source: Together in Worship This worship series provides sermon starters, songs, and responsive readings as part of detailed outlines for six worship service for the season of Advent through Epiphany.