Advent 2017: Worship in the Home

Advent, which begins Sunday December 3, 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 Guides

ADVENT 2017: WORSHIP IN THE HOME is a booklet containing five weekly reflections written by families of St. Paul’s. Each week’s reading includes a Scripture passage, a meditation, a prayer, and a hymn. There are also instructions for how to make your own advent wreath so you can use the passages in conjunction with lighting advent candles in your home. Click here to download the *PDF version of this devotional guide.

ADVENT: A CALENDAR OF DEVOTIONS, available through the United Methodist Publishing House, contains brief readings for each day of Advent, including a passage of Scripture, a devotion, and a closing prayer. In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the selections reflect the writings of Protestant reformers. Please pick up a copy of this publication in the church Narthex. If you should wish to purchase the ebook version, you can find it through Abingdon Press.