Advent is the season that occurs four weeks prior to Christmas. It is a time of reflection, waiting and preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. The resources on this page can enable personal, congregational, and community Advent observances.
Praying Our Way Through Advent
As we anticipate new birth of the Christ, let us prepare room in our own hearts and lives, through silence and contemplative prayer.
Saturday Morning of Reflection & Silent Prayer ~ 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday, December 13
At The Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany at 330 South 13th Street, Ledlie will guide us in a morning of meditation with Holy Scripture; we will conclude with a simple Eucharist. No previous experience with silent prayer is needed; guidance provided.
For information or to confirm your attendance ~ [email protected]
Guided meditation on Wednesday evenings ~ 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Introduction and meditation at 6 p.m., followed by supper and discussion at 6:45 p.m.
Led by Ledlie ~ St. Peter’s House ~ 313 Pine Street
- Introduction to Lectio Divina “Divine/Holy Reading” – December 3
- Introduction to Centering Prayer – December 10
- Creating a Daily Practice – December 17
This Advent season, consider taking an online class at St. Peter’s Church School. There are two new classes available:
Advent for Families: One of the easiest ways to teach our children about God comes during the Christmas season, when images of Christ can frequently be found. However the busyness of the season can keep us from taking full advantage of this teaching moment. In this course, youth and family minister Heath Howe shows us some practical ways to commemorate this blessed time of year.
Introduction to Advent: Advent is a season of preparation and anticipation that readies Christians for the birth of the baby Jesus at Christmas and also for Christ’s second coming. In this course we will learn not just more about what advent is, but how it can change our lives.
Courses are taught by experts and allow us to learn what we want, when we want, and at our own pace. All you need is an internet connection! Each course takes about 45 minutes and contains readings, video components and brief quizzes. If you’re already enrolled, click here to get to our school.
If you’re new and you’d like to see what it’s like to learn about faith online, you may first want to take a class called How to Take an Online Class. If you would like to be enrolled to take an online course, it’s easy! Just email Claire, and she will enroll you.
Downloadable Advent Devotionals
Click here to download these weekly devotionals, provided by the Episcopal Church
Advent Lectionary Reflection
Join the Formation missioners of The Episcopal Church on a photo meditation through the Season of Advent. Each day a word for reflection, taken from the Sunday lectionary readings, will be posted on social media sites. Meditate on the word, then find a photo that embodies that word. Post the photo on social media with the hashtag “#episcopaladvent” as well as a hashtag for the word for the day (for example, “#joy”). Posting will begin on the first Sunday of Advent and conclude on Christmas Day.