ADVENT RESOURCES 2018

Print-ready resources for worship & reflection

Using texts from the Revised Common Lectionary, the resources include:

  • Weekly bulletins with liturgy and prayers
  • Weekly guided spiritual practices
  • Daily intentions available in the bulletin and also as a daily email sent directly to your inbox
  • The resources are ideal for individuals, families, small groups, Sunday School classes, or for use in a multi-generational setting involving the entire congregation.
These resources were created by Lynn Willis, Spiritual Director – LEAD

Resources from previous years are also available:

Advent 2017

Advent 2016

Advent 2015

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 Readings
  • Prayer
  • Time of Silence
  • Daily Intention to be used throughout the week
  • Blessing

These resources are designed for use by individuals, congregations or small groups during Advent. Each week’s liturgy is illustrated with the icons for week’s intentions.

The Daily Intentions are included as part of the bulletin. They are also available on the website.

How to use?

Congregations

  • As part of Sunday worship during Advent
  • For special mid-week Advent services
  • Parts of the liturgy can be incorporated into your Advent worship

Individuals

  • As personal devotions during Advent
  • Daily Intentions for reflection with prompts for sharing your experience

LITURGIES – PRINT READY BULLETINS

  • Each 2-page weekly bulletin includes an invitation and prompts for reflection as well as 6 daily intentions (Monday – Saturday) for personal reflection throughout the week.
  • Each bulletin is available as a PDF in color or in black and white. 
  • You are welcome to customize the resources to fit your own context, however we ask that you credit WayToLead.org.

Catherine Anderson First Lutheran in Duluth, MN

Every Sunday our youth director put out a panel for members to draw on during coffee hour. The stories of welcoming, belonging and story sharing – among all ages – were amazing. Thank you for sharing this gift! I know of at least 3 churches in our synod who used these resources this advent.

Lara Martin

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

Val Metropoulos Amazing Grace in Aberdeen, WA

Amazing Grace Lutheran in Aberdeen, WA is using your artwork and theme during Advent. They have been great inspiration for our narrative lectionary readings.

Carolyn Hellerich

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

Creative ideas that others have shared

  • A coloring table in the entryway for kids and adults
  • 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
  • Coloring pages provided as take-home resources
  • For an ecumenical bible study
  • At a local senior residence
  • Combined into a devotional booklet
  • Images enlarged as posters for group, collaborative coloring or hung as banners
  • Blessings sent out in weekly emails and posted on Facebook