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Sundays and Seasons—Year B: As we begin a new church year, the very best resources for worship are found here. It includes preparation for each season, weekly texts, seasonal rites, music and so much more. Take a look at our preview copy or subscribe online. You also might like to consider Clayfire (AFP)
For daily prayer, The Meaning is in the Waiting: the Spirit of Advent from Paraclete Press focuses on people of the Bible who waited on God—Sarah and Abraham, John the Baptist .
Advent Book of Faith Reflections offer daily readings, bible study, journaling, activities and prayer. This year’s title is Advent Reflections: Making All Things New from Augsburg Fortress. For small group or individual use.
DVDs for group use include:
- Legend of the Three Trees
- Advent Calendar on DVD
- Songs of Christmas
- The Christmas Story
- Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?
- Advent, five compelling 2-3 minute video illustrations about Jesus’ birth
For adult study, Kerygma’s Hallelujah: the Bible and Handel’s Messiah explores the scriptural texts of Handel’s Messiah in four sessions: Comfort, Comfort My People; Who Shall Abide the Day of His Coming?; For Unto Us a Child Is Born; and Glory to God in the Highest. A recording of Messiah is recommended for class use.
For midweek worship in Advent, the Resource Center has a variety of services available for loan: The Long Road to Christmas, Flames for the Faithful, A Child is Born in Bethlehem, and A Place Prepare. (Creative Communications)
Advent and Christmas programs are available for many kinds of settings. In addition to programs, music, liturgies, preaching resources, books, and more are available at Augsburg Fortress.
An old favorite and an especially beautiful book for celebrating Advent and Christmas, Winter: Celebrating the Season in a Christian Home by Peter Mazar combines readings, images, and reflections. (Liturgy Training Publications)