Advent 2021 Devotions for Home

What follows are devotional resources for Advent 2021. For program and liturgy resources, click here. We hope you will join us for one of our Advent Evenings, our Christmas Worship with pageant, or one of our caroling opportunities!

Click to see devotional resources for:
Week 1: November 28-December 4
Week 2: December 5-December 11
Week 3: December 12-December 18
Week 4: December 19-December 24

Week One: November 28-December 4

Gathering song:



Reader: The candle of this first week of Advent is a candle of HOPE. Today the flame of this candle reminds us of the hope that came to this world when Jesus was born and his presence with us. Jesus said “I came so that everyone would have life, life in all its fullness.”

Once the candle is lit, those gathered offer prayers of HOPE for the world either silently or aloud

Reader: You called the patriarchs and matriarchs to live by the light of faith and to journey in the hope of your promised fulfillment. May we be obedient to your call and be ready and watchful to receive your Christ, a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Amen.

Sending song:



Week Two: December 5-December 11

Gathering song:



Reader: The candle of this second week of Advent is a candle of PEACE. Today the flame of this candle reminds us of the peace that Jesus brings into this world and his presence with us. Jesus said “I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn’t like the peace that this world can give. So don’t be worried or afraid.”

Once the candle is lit, those gathered offer prayers of PEACE for the world either silently or aloud

Reader: Of old you spoke by the mouth of your prophets, but in our days you speak through your Son, whom you have appointed the heir of all things. Grant us, your people, to walk in his light, that we may be found ready and watching when he comes again in glory and judgment. Amen.

Sending song:



Week Three: December 12-December 18

Gathering song:



Reader: The candle of this third week of Advent is a candle of JOY. Today the flame of this candle reminds us of the joy that Jesus brings into this world and his presence with us. Jesus said “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.”

Once the candles are lit, those gathered offer prayers of thanksgiving & JOY for the world silently or aloud

Reader Your prophet John the Baptist was witness to the truth as a burning and shining light. May we your servants rejoice in his light, and so be led to witness to him who is the Lord of our coming kingdom, Jesus our Savior and Sovereign of the ages. Amen.

Sending song:



Week Four: December 19-December 24

Gathering song:



Reader: The candle of this fourth week of Advent is a candle of LOVE. Today the flame of this candle reminds us of the love that came to this world when Jesus was born and his presence with us. Jesus said “As the God has loved me, so I have loved you; remain in my love.”

Once the candles are lit, those gathered offer prayers of LOVE for the world either silently or aloud

Reader: Your light has shone in our shadowed world through the child-bearing of blessed Mary; grant that we who have seen your glory may daily be renewed in your image and prepared like her for the coming of your Son, who is the Lord and Savior of all. Amen.

Sending song:



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