Meaningful lessons---readings, Scriptures, interpretive movements---and carols provide a creative and contemplative program for congregations to celebrate the "hanging of the greens" and the lighting of the traditional wreath. Suitable for all ages. 19 pages, softcover. CSS.
Begin your celebration of the Advent season with this meaningful program that weaves together informative readings, scripture, and familiar hymns with the lighting of the Advent wreath and the "hanging of the greens." It's a wonderfully creative way to have members of the congregation participate in decorating the sanctuary while at the same time learning about the symbols of the season. A particularly special touch is the interpretive movement provided for "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel." The service requires four readers as well as individuals or groups to place the various items.
While it is most appropriate for use in its entirety early in the season, "An Advent Worship Service" may also be excerpted for use throughout Advent building up to the Christmas Eve service. Worship leaders will find this special program to be a valuable resource in planning services to celebrate the coming of our Savior.
Eulonda A. Dreher received a B.S. degree in secondary education from Southern Illinois University. She has been a schoolteacher, directed a Christian preschool, and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the East Central Illinois Baptist Association. Dreher has written children's curriculum for the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Several of her dramas and programs have been published in "National Drama Service" by LifeWay Christian Resources.