Out of Time: Basics

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.

Published by Barn Geese

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