Back in the beginning of November, I posted Advent
resources, promising more the following week. My preparations did not go as planned, but people have forwarded some excellent resources over the last few weeks, so I wanted to share them with you. Three of the following are updated daily, so there is still time to prepare and wait, anticipate and pray, worship and reflect during these last few days of Advent. Blessings to you during this Advent season as we look to the child who changes our world.
Advent Conspiracy – Rev. Anne Anderson shared this resource that is being used with some tweeks by the Thirdspace community during the Advent. Advent Conspiracy was founded on the radical idea that we can celebrate Christmas humbly, beautifully, and generously. Advent is the story of a wondrous moment when God entered our world to make things right. It is the greatest story ever told and it changes everything – including the way we celebrate Christmas. Worship Fully – Spend Less – Give More – Love All.
Hymns of Advent – Rev. Stephen Larson shared this wonderful resource from Lutheran World Federation. An Advent Calendar of Hymns.
During this Advent season, LWF member churches are sharing hymns from their congregations to show how the Lutheran communion regions prepare for Christ’s coming into this world. We want to use this period to reflect on and celebrate the diversity, uniqueness and oneness of God’s gifts to us.
AdventWord – You can follow AdventWord on Facebook and Twitter and help create a global Advent Calendar. Each day there is a new word and image. You are encouraged to reflect, write and post.
Faith in the Night – Lutherans Connect Advent Devotion
From the time of his birth through the agony at Gethsemane, some of the most significant moments in Jesus’ life happen at night. Taking our inspiration from the Luke accounts of the nativity of Jesus. This Advent, we will explore the experience of biblical figures who are visited by God or request God’s presence, find escapes and safety from grave and danger, or are simply in a place of unknowing waiting – at night. In addition, we will explore contemporary stories of those who wait in darkness for hope and change. How can we experience darkness as an aspect of God? How does God work with us in the dark passages of our own lives to prepare us for transformative change? And to help effect change in the lives of the church? Join us daily from December 2nd to December 25th as we reflect together and anticipate a dawn of hope.”