Resources in Advent

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 »

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

Daily Readings for Advent 2011

Two lectionary options are provided in this printable lectionary list: the Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings (coordinated with the Sundays and Festivals in the three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary) and the Two-Year Daily Lectionary from the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship. Related pages: Season of Advent, Presbyterian Worship

Daily Readings for Advent 2012

Two lectionary options are provided in this printable lectionary list: the Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings (coordinated with the Sundays and Festivals in the three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary) and the Two-Year Daily Lectionary from the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship. Related pages: Season of Advent, Presbyterian Worship