2016 Advent Worship Resources

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Advent Worship Resources Are Here!

(En español)

The Office of Church Life and Health is pleased to be able to offer Advent Worship Resources for Advent season starting on November 27, 2016, including a song with original lyrics (with professional recording sample).

Our theme this year is Lighting the Way
In this rapidly changing world, with so much uncertainty along our journey, a time that where we are going is not entirely clear.
Our theme of lighting the way will focus on how,
though we have the promises of God,
it is still not entirely clear how those promises will come to be…
that God is guiding us somewhere we have never been before,
that even though we may not know clearly where that is,
we just need enough light and faith to move
just a little farther down the path.

Along our Advent journey into the unmapped future, we have faith in God for Lighting the Way… to
Unfamiliar Peace
Unclear Hope
Unrevealed Joy
Unknown Love
the Unexpected Christ
For each Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve, an

  • Advent Wreath-Lighting Litany,
  • Communion Liturgy, and an
  • Advent Prayer (in English and in Spanish)

is provided to adapt for congregational use.

 

Links to Advent Worship Resources:

First Sunday of Advent, 27 November 2016

Second Sunday of Advent, 4 December 2016

Third Sunday of Advent, 11 December 2016

Fourth Sunday of Advent, 18 December 2016

Christmas Eve, 24 December 2016

 

Also provided are these resources:

Come, O Come and Know the Light: For the first time ever, an MCC Advent Song with original lyrics to an old folk tune.  Listen to it here!

Advent Music Suggestions (including Spanish language suggestions),

Contemporary Readings for Advent and Christmas,

Sample Blue Christmas Service, and a

Sample Christmas Day Service.

 

 

 

These resources are thanks to the hard work of a team consisting of Rev. Joe Cobb, Rev. Tijuana Gray, Rev. Elder Margarita Sanchez DeLeon, and Rev. Pressley Sutherland,  with additional assistance by Janine McCarthy, Joel Ogburn, and Shannon Young.

Much appreciation for sharing their gifts!