Resources in Advent

Presbyterians Today 2018 Advent Devotional – Indonesian

God Lifts the Lowly During this holy season of Advent, we are invited to pray and contemplate with Mary in her Song of Praise — the Magnificat — found in Luke 1:46-53. This year’s devotional is very special. The paintings and poems are the work of Andrew Weatherly, a young Presbyterian man born with Down… Read more »

Presbyterians Today 2018 Advent Devotional-Taiwanese

God Lifts the Lowly During this holy season of Advent, we are invited to pray and contemplate with Mary in her Song of Praise — the Magnificat — found in Luke 1:46-53. This year’s devotional is very special. The paintings and poems are the work of Andrew Weatherly, a young Presbyterian man born with Down… Read more »

2018 Advent Devotional from Presbyterians Today: God Lifts the Lowly

This Advent, pray and contemplate with Mary in her Song of Praise found in Luke 1:46–53. Original paintings and poems are the work of Andrew Weatherly, a young Presbyterian man born with Down syndrome, who uses his gifts to raise awareness of the capabilities of those with special needs. There are reflections, prayers and Bible… Read more »

2016 Advent Devotional from Presbyterians Today – Indonesian

Presbyterians Today | 2016 Advent Devoional A JOURNEY OF MEMORIES During Advent—the time before Christmas—we watch, wait, and prepare for the coming of the Messiah. We read Scriptures and practice church traditions that have been around for 2,000 years. This 2016 devotional is a journey of memories—of the many sights, smells, tastes, and sounds that point… Read more »

Advent Calls to Worship Year B

Advent Calls to Worship Year B (2008, 2011, 2014) by Marney Wasserman These can also work well as part of the advent wreath ceremony. See Season of Advent, Opening Prayer, Presbyterian Worship

Lighting the Advent Wreath in the Tradition of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love

Many churches are used to lighting candles of hope, peace, joy, and love.  This is written for that tradition, using scriptures for the day from the Revised Common Lectionary.  In places where the tradition is to use families to light the Advent wreath, it is advised that family be defined by Christ—as those groups seeking… Read more »

Advent Longing for the Light of Healing Service

An Advent service that starts in quiet darkness and ends after communion with “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.”  Ideal for a blue Christmas service. See Season of Advent, Opening Prayer, Presbyterian Worship

Presbytery Gender Equity Audit

Hearing and Singing New Songs to God: Shunning Old Discords and Sharing New Harmonies A gender equity audit is a tool to collect comprehensive, accurate and timely information on the status of women in an organization. Use this audit to assess gender equity in your presbytery.

Prayers for Advent

These prayers might be used in a variety of settings: Opening Prayers (at the beginning of worship) or concluding collects (after the Prayers of the People); for church websites or newsletters; or in personal, small group or family devotion. See Season of Advent, Opening Prayer, Presbyterian Worship