Weekly Advent Wreath At-Home Litany
Our Wednesday evening worship will focus on the four themes of Advent: Hope, Peace, Joy, Love.
Come spend time reflecting on each theme through the lighting of the Advent wreath, music, a short reflection and prayer.
Staying home during this time: CLICK HERE for directions on doing your own Advent wreath with Litany at home.
Background on Advent Wreaths and other Ideas to celebrate Advent
Making an Advent Wreath for at home:
3 purple or blue candles
1 pink candle
1 White candle
- Either wood or other material to stand up the candles
- Evergreens or a small wreath as you prefer
Arrange the candles and other things as shown in the picture below. You don’t have to have the same candles as shown below. But, this is a fun little project to do as a family! Once you’ve completed making your Advent wreath, pick a place to display it in your home for the whole season of Advent! (Begins Nov. 29th, and ends Dec. 24th)
Looking for other ways to observe Advent this season?
Advent Vespers Series, Augsburg University. Augsburg is offering its entire Advent Vespers series online, including the culminating event, which includes amazing music from the University’s Music Department. For more information and to participate, go to
ELCA Young Adults and ELCA Peace Not Walls starting Nov 30 for an Advent Pilgrimage in Palestine. During the Advent season we often talk a lot about the Holy Land of the past without talking much about the Holy Land of the present. What is going on in Bethlehem today? How are we called to accompany our Palestinian siblings in love, joy, hope, peace, and justice? What does this mean for our own advent journey? Every Monday of Advent we will share a video reflection and every Wednesday of Advent we will share a written blog post, accompanied by discussion questions and actionable items you can use with small groups.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAlpQLSc4PooENwHyCt2KxuxAHrCletKqtPZTCpg3sKRNdNpO9Oz0g/viewform to receive Advent Pilgrimage in Palestine resources by email and/or to register for our opening educational webinar on Monday, November 30 8:30-9:30pm EST.
For those of you who wish to join in taking holy communion while participating in on-line worship, here are some simple instructions.
You will need:
- A small cup of wine or juice
- A piece of bread, pita bread, or cracker (saltine or Triscuits work well!)
To take communion:
- When prompted after the Words of Institution and Lord’s Prayer,
- Eat the Bread
- Drink the wine/juice
- dip the bread in the wine/juice, and consume
If doing as a family, feel free to give communion to one another, saying these words:
Give the bread: “This is the body of Christ, given for you.”
Give the wine/juice: “This is the blood of Christ, shed for you.”