The “Basics” download contains everything you need to get started with our 2023 Advent series, Out of Time.
INTRODUCTION AND GUIDES, including:
- A series introduction
- An orientation to an extended Advent (if that’s your liturgical jam)
- A seasonal calendar that visually lays out the dates, scripture texts, and weekly themes for both a seven-week Advent and a four-week Advent
PREACHERS’ NOTES (Sample)
Preaching commentaries explore connections between each week’s lectionary texts and the Out of Time theme:
- November 12: Uncertain Time
- November 19: Time Is Relative
- November 26: In Our Time
- December 3: Running Out of Time
- December 10: Time Flies
- December 17: Dreamlike Time
- December 24: Out of Time
- Christmas Eve: No Time
- Christmas Day: The End Time Is the Beginning
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE STARTERS: (Sample)
Kid-friendly connections to the week’s theme help to jump-start your brainstorm for a children’s sermon, including a visual aid.
SUNDAY LITURGY: (Sample)
Fresh texts for Advent worship include Call to Worship, Prayer of Confession, Advent Wreath-Lighting, Prayers of Intercession, Prayer of Dedication for the Offering, Eucharistic Prayer, and Charges.
A NEW HYMN: “Out of Time” marries the themes of this worship series with Advent song.
A SERIES BRANDING KIT that includes links to Canva templates.