Advent, which begins Sunday December 1, is the season of hope and renewal, a time to prepare with joy for the birth of Jesus and his message of peace. St. Paul’s has two resources for use in your family and personal devotional time. You can pick up copies in the Narthex, or download the digital versions below.
Advent is a season of hope and renewal, a time to prepare with joy for the birth of Jesus and his message of peace. St. Paul’s has three resources for use in your family or personal devotional time:
- Welcoming the Savior is an Advent devotional written by members of St. Paul’s, with each week focused on a different theme: welcoming change, welcoming the unexpected, welcoming the persecuted, welcoming the devastated, and welcoming the suffering. A *pdf version of Welcoming the Savior is available for download here.
- Advent 2019: Worship in the Home is a booklet containing five weekly reflections written by families at St. Paul’s. Each week's reading includes a Scripture passage, a meditation, a prayer, and a hymn. It may be used in conjunction with the lighting of the candles on your home Advent wreath. A *pdf version of Worship in the Home is available for download here.
- Advent: A Calendar of Devotions 2019, published by Abingdon Press, contains readings for each day of Advent, including a passage of Scripture, a devotion, and a prayer.
Booklets, as well as instructions for making an Advent wreath, will be available in the Narthex. We hope these resources will be helpful to you in celebrating this glorious season at home.