Extended Advent Orientation

This series encourages your community to observe Advent for up to seven weeks this year, though it can certainly be used for a four-week Advent too. Our materials are organized by date to make it easy for you do what works best for your context: whatever Sunday of Advent you’re on, and no matter howContinue reading “Extended Advent Orientation”

Adapting the Advent Wreath

The most immediate challenge of an extended Advent is how to count the weeks. The average Advent wreath can accommodate four candles. Also, the average Advent wreath was donated in memory of someone, and switching to something completely different might be tricky. Here are a few Advent candle options, with or without the existing wreath.Continue reading “Adapting the Advent Wreath”

November 14: “My Lord, What a Morning”

“‘Immediately after the suffering of those days the sun will be darkened,    and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven,    and the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then the sign of the Human One will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn,Continue reading “November 14: “My Lord, What a Morning””

November 21: “Come Now, O Prince of Peace”

Jesus answered [Pilate], “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” John 18:37b “Come Now, O Prince of Peace” was written in 1988 by Korean composer Geonyong LeeContinue reading “November 21: “Come Now, O Prince of Peace””

November 28: “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning”

[Jesus said,] “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. ThenContinue reading “November 28: “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning””