4th Sunday of Advent

December 23, 2018

The last Sunday of Advent often has a focus on Love. For creative resources for individuals, families, and worship planners, visit Advent Unwrapped.

Worship Ideas
File Advent Communion Liturgy
All who seek to be nourished and sustained are welcome here.
File Gathering Lectionary for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany 2017–18, December 3, 2017–February 11, 2018
Includes suggested readings, hymns, worship spark, children's time idea, sermon starter, etc...
File Gathering Lectionary for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany 2018–19, December 2, 2018–March 3, 2019
Includes suggested readings, hymns, worship spark, children's time idea, sermon starter, etc...
File In Story and Song: Intergenerational Christmas Service
Includes Christmastime stories from different parts of the world, and pairs each with a carol or anthem.
File Lessons and Carols: Christmas Eve Service
This liturgy capitalizes on music and story by adapting the Lessons and Carols format beloved by many Anglican congregations.
File Worship Ways (United Church of Christ)
The United Church of Christ, our partner denomination in the United States, posts weekly worship services; search by liturgical season.
Prayers

Throughout these days, may ministry personnel feel your graceful presence.

Music
File Advent Intercultural Hymn Festival
Songs selected with accompanying commentary by Bruce Harding to be combined with seasonal prayers and scripture readings.
File Songs from Many Cultures for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany
Hymns in Voices United, More Voices, and Nos Voix unies that offer in many languages and diverse origins.
PDF icon These Gifts We Bring (SATB) (Pat Mayberry / David Kai)
A short piece to follow the offering. Please credit Words/Music: Pat Mayberry; Arrangement: David Kai and report to One License / Licensing. ...
Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service support programs that empower women in the developing world.
Extras
File Gathering Magazine | UCRDstore
A United Church worship planning magazine for ministers and lay leaders, music directors, and worship committees.
File Moderator's Advent Message 2018
This Advent, Moderator Richard Bott invites us to reflect and realign our lives with Christ's calling for us...
File Moderator's Advent Message 2018: Transcript
Transcript of Moderator Richard Bott's Advent Message 2018...
Worship Blog
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