The Advent wreath is a powerful symbol that draws our attention to the coming of Christ -- past, present, and future. But while it's a traditional element of Advent worship, the Advent wreath is often vaguely linked to the rest of the service, especially for those who follow the lectionary. Building on his successful volume "Services For The Advent Wreath," Robert Jarboe offers a wide selection of adaptable resources that firmly place the Advent candles in the context of the day's scripture readings. There are complete orders of service based on each Cycle C lectionary text for every Sunday in Advent, as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Each service is conveniently formatted, with reproducible sheets that can be given to participants as well as bulletin inserts with congregational readings. It's everything you need to make this important symbol a centerpiece of the worship celebration -- all in one place
Each service includes:
- litanies - scripture readings
- an original musical introit
Robert S. Jarboe is a retired pastor who served congregations in the North Indiana conference of the United Methodist Church. He is the author of the CSS titles "Services For The Advent Wreath" and "Services For The Lenten Candles." Jarboe is a graduate of Manchester College (B.S. in music) and United Theological Seminary (M.Div.).