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Advent Resources

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Come Explore Advent” Video from The Cathedral Church of St. Paul
A wonderful introduction to Advent

“My First Advent”
“To celebrate the church year is to be sewn into the story of Jesus in a way that allows the fabric of our lives and our world to take on a holy texture.” A reflection from Nadia Bolz-Weber on her first Advent experience.

Economic Justice Advent Calendar and Other Resources
During Advent we look toward Christ’s coming and seek signs of his presence. Indeed, we dare to believe that we share in his incarnation. During this Advent season, the Economic Justice Coalition of the Diocese of Vermont invites you observe the season with a heart turned toward God’s justice. We offer a sampling of resources. 

2014 Advent Devotional Calendar
The Advent calendar from Thomas Mousin and Merry Watters begins on the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, and offers a scripture reading and suggested devotion for each day of the season until December 24th. 

Anglican Communion: “Celebrate Advent using your camera phones”
Members of Anglican Communion Churches worldwide are being invited to celebrate Advent through prayer, meditation and by contributing to a global Advent calendar on Instagram. 

Episcopal Relief and Development Advent Toolkit
This Advent toolkit provides tools and inspiration to help your congregation plan, construct and host an Advent campaign to support Episcopal Relief & Development through Gifts for Life. 

Following the Star
Daily online devotions take on a seasonal theme, beginning with the first Sunday in Advent. Following the Star is written for teenagers and the adults who work with them. This service is a collaborative initiative of the Youth Ministries offices of The Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church USA, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship 

#EpiscopalAdvent Lectionary Reflection
Each day will have a reflection word taken from the Sunday Readings that will be posted on our Social Media sites. We invite you to meditate on that word throughout the day and if you find a photo that captures that word for you, post it to your social media sites with the hashtag #episcopaladvent as well as a hashtag for the word for the day (for example: #joy). 

Devotions from Leaders
Advent 1, Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Advent 2, The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate, The Episcopal Church. Advent 3, Bishop Susan Johnson, National Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Advent 4, The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate, Anglican Church of Canada 

Society of St. John the Evangelist Advent Resources
During Advent, we anticipate the coming of Christ, an event that awakens our deepest desires and longings. This Advent, the SSJE Brothers invite you to join us in looking clearly and honestly at our lives and taking action. ‘Tis the season to Catch the Life! 

 

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