Advent worship services for use in our local churches. For each of the four Advent weekends, they have developed both a Holy Communion service and a non-Eucharistic service of Word & Prayer.
Advent Worship Services
We will soon begin the profound season of Advent, my own favorite season of the Church Year. Unlike the holiday culture around us, the Church is not really in a great hurry to get to Christmas during this season. Advent is really about slowing us down, to pause, to hear God afresh. It is a time where we are reminded to make room for God in our lives. Advent reminds us that the life of faith is about keeping the windows of our soul as clear as possible, to enable our lives to become places “where God can come and dwell.”
In this regard, our WyoWorship Committee has prepared some beautiful Advent worship services for use in our local churches. For each of the four Advent weekends, they have developed both a Holy Communion service and a non-Eucharistic service of Word & Prayer.
We encourage our churches to take advantage of these beautiful Advent worship services as they do their Sunday service planning.
I close with some profound words on Advent by the best-selling author and Benedictine nun Joan Chittister:
“Advent…is a series of events designed not to delay the celebration of Christmas, but to enhance it. It’s a kind of delayed gratification that culminates in a…satisfaction that is all the richer for the waiting.”
Word & Prayer
The Holy Eucharist