Advent 2020

Advent, from the Latin word adventus meaning arrival, is the 4-week  period prior to Christmas. Four candles remind us that in the four weeks of Advent we are preparing for the coming of the Christ Child, who is the light of the world.

Our team has created an annual series of free resources to help support, equip, and inspire you during the Advent season. These images and videos are available below. Please feel free to download them, use them in your personal devotion time, share them with your congregation. They are intended as a resource to be shared.

Resources:

Advent Ideas for Home and Church

Advent and Christmas Resources

Advent Devotional Calendar - Prepared by Deaconess Karen Suter

Advent Sermon Series - Prepared by Vicar Timothy Schulte

Advent Candle Images 2020 – A coloring page created to be used in family devotions for each week of Advent.  Each candle reminds us of  the virtues Jesus brings us: Hope, Peace, Love and Joy - download each image below.

Hope -week 1  Peace-week 2  Love-week 3  Jo -week 4

Advent  2019 – a song for the season - Hope for Everyone – We posted a verse from the song "Hope for Everyone" during each week of advent. To hear the whole song please view the video below. Hope For Everyone is a song by Matt Maher. Our Advent arrangement is sung by the music team at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, Maryland. View Resource and Video HERE

Advent Images to color - 2018  A series of four images with a bible verse for each week of Advent. Images by Erika Radke

Week 1 -Hope  Week 2 - Peace  Week 3 - Love Week 4 - Joy

Advent 2017 -  An Advent Hymn sung by the choir of St. John's Lutheran Church, Alexandria Va.  Images by Erika Radke