How does a weary world rejoice?” From the opening chapters of Luke’s Gospel, A Sanctified Art found a few answers: we acknowledge our weariness, we find joy in connection, we allow ourselves to be amazed, we sing stories of hope, we make room, we root ourselves in ritual, and most importantly, we trust our belovedness.
In the parallel birth stories of Jesus and John, joy arrives—despite trepidation, fear, or grief. In these stories, we find rhythms for rejoicing. As we move through our series, we hope to create space for acknowledging the weariness of our world while celebrating God’s closeness with great joy.
PREVIEW THE BUNDLE WITH THESE SAMPLES:
Rev. Elsa Cook offers a Pandemic Liturgy for Advent, including visual art and videos (from re:thinkworship) for each Sunday; a lovely Lessons and Carols in Coronatide liturgy for Christmas Eve or the First Sunday of Christmas; and Shadows and Light: A Service for a Pandemic Christmas Eve.
SALT Project created Advent Lighting Litanies
Featured Advent Films - multiple gorgeous films of varying lengths; share with many ages in worship, study, devotional time, etc.
LeaderWise's Dan Nelson, PhD, LP, collated a beautiful Interfaith Prayer for Peace. Adding pieces from other world religions or individuals - especially publicly/currently demonized groups - might add to its power.