Advent resources for congregational worship and study from Presbyterian Outlook

Advent begins the liturgical year and offers us an opportunity to reset our priorities so that our lives might better reflect the One we worship. As we look for the coming of Jesus, we also look inward, examining our thoughts, words and deeds in order to be ready to welcome him fully.

The Presbyterian Outlook offers hymns and devotions to support congregations as you worship and study together this Advent.


Advent devotions - bulletin inserts

Are you looking for theologically sound, inspiring and affordable Advent devotions for the congregation?

The Presbyterian Outlook has you covered. Download the PDF, print as many as you need and insert them into your weekly worship bulletin. Written by Outlook editor Jill Duffield, each week includes a reflection, daily Scripture readings, suggestions for living out the Bible reading and a short prayer for each day.

Learn more, preview week one and order here.


Hymns for Advent and Christmas (year A)

Beloved Presbyterian hymn writer, Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, has composed hymns set to familiar Christmas tunes and well-loved hymn melodies.

Hymns for each Sunday of Advent and Christmas use the lectionary Scriptures to enhance your worship.

And, "The Candle of Hope" follows the themes of each of the Sundays in Advent (Hope, Peace, Love and Joy). If you light Advent candles as part of your worship during the season, this hymn is ideal!

Learn more, read lyrics and order here.