Reflecting on Our Relationships in Light of God’s Love

Advent Resources for Congregations and Individuals

Advent – the season of preparing for a relationship with Christ. This year, we will focus on our relationships with neighbor, family, self, and God.

May we love God, our neighbors, and ourselves
with all the creativity of our minds,
the strength of our hearts,
the power of our bodies,
and the resilience of the Spirit. Amen

FREE print-ready resources for weekly worship & reflection

With readings from the Revised Common Lectionary (Year A), the resources include:

  • Weekly bulletins with liturgy and prayers (in both color and black & white)
  • Weekly guided spiritual practices

Become a LEAD Partner to access these FREE Advent resources.*

We pray that these resources are a blessing to you this Advent season.

LEAD is also offering daily Advent Intentions. The Intentions may be used to accompany these contemplative liturgies or on their own as a personal spiritual practice during Advent.

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What’s included?

Four contemplative prayer liturgies for use during Advent.

Each of the print-ready 2-page liturgies, written by Lynn Willis, include:

– Invocation
– Confession
– Scripture Reading
– Prayer
– Time of Silence
– Blessing
– Sending

These resources are designed for use by individuals, congregations or small groups during Advent.

Sample bulletin – Week 1 (also available in black and white)

Testimonials for Advent Resources

We started this time of inner stillness at our mid-week service at St John in Moosup. We began with a soup & bread dinner and then a time of devotion and adult coloring. It was great. Come join us on Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm. All are welcome.

Catherine Nurmi St. John, Moosuop

We are using this in place of our usual midweek Bible Study during Advent. A time of stillness, prayer and silence.

Lara Martin

We are giving these out for personal and family devotions during Advent.

Carolyn Hellerich

Resources from previous years are available by logging into your Partner account.

Each year, over 500 individuals and congregations from around the world have registered to use LEAD’s Advent resources. Here are some of the creative ways they found to use the resources:

  • With confirmation students for devotion time
  • During a 3-hour silent retreat
  • In prison ministry settings
  • Small group bible study at a local restaurant
  • Conference clergy meeting
  • For an ecumenical bible study
  • At a local senior residence
  • Combined into a devotional booklet
  • Blessings sent out in weekly emails and posted on Facebook