In Light and Darkness Advent Worship Liturgy Set
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Our In Light and Darkness Advent Worship Liturgy Set includes nearly 100 prayers and litanies to assist with your Advent worship planning. We know how daunting it can be to prepare for all of the Advent and Christmas services during such a busy season in the church and the world, and one of our goals at Illustrated Ministry is always to make your jobs easier. We hope these prayers and litanies will help do just that.
For each of the four Sundays of Advent, as well as a Candlelight Service and a Children and Families Service, we provide you with the following:
- Call to Worship
- Opening Prayer
- Passing of the Peace
- Advent Candle Lighting
- General Prayer
- Prayer of Confession
- Assurance of Pardon
- Prayer of Illumination
- Prayers of the People
- Prayer for the Offering
- Communion (not included in the Candlelight Service, substituted hymn suggestions for the Communion Liturgy)
- Charge and Benediction
These Advent and Christmas liturgies are written to connect with An Illustrated Advent for Families: In Light and Darkness and our In Light and Darkness Advent Devotional (both the Illustrated and Text-only editions) for a fully In Light and Darkness-themed Advent. At the same time, these liturgies can be used by themselves, apart from the other materials.
About the Theme
The inspiration for our theme comes from the common usage of “light” and “darkness” during Advent and from exploring how the earth experiences both the very lightest and darkest days with summer and winter solstices during Advent.
Scripture focusing on God’s light has led to the belief light is the source of goodness and hope. This belief implies darkness is not wanted or needed, it is something to banish or get rid of, or that God is not even present in the dark.
Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, Learning to Walk in the Dark, helps us reimagine our understanding of darkness, primarily how Christianity heavily relies on the binary construct of light as good and darkness as bad. Taylor proposes that the pair of light and dark co-exist in balance, not opposition. She asks, “What can light possibly mean without dark?”
We hope our In Light and Darkness-themed materials will help you share conversations about your understanding of light and darkness. We encourage you to explore how those understandings influence how you view God, your faith, and the world.
Additional In Light and Darkness resources:
Below are additional products that connect with our In Light and Darkness theme.
- An Illustrated Advent for Families: In Light and Darkness
- In Light and Darkness Advent Devotional (both the Illustrated and Text-only editions)
- An Illustrated Christmas Shadow Box Theater