There are quite a few Advent resources I’ve been remiss in posting. Today I’m trying to catch up a bit.
On Sunday (Nov 30th), Anglican Mainstream posted news of an Advent Meditation Booklet from the Church of the Resurrection in Tampa Florida.
We enclose an Advent Meditation Booklet from the Church of the Resurrection in Florida. The meditations for this week are published here. We will post each day’s meditation each day.
Church of the Resurrection
12720 N. Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33612
Dear Friends In Christ:
For the last few years we as a parish have published an Advent Meditation Booklet or an Activity Calendar for each day of the weeks of Advent. Again this year we have combined Scripture and Meditation with an Activity that can be done by people of All ages. The lessons are taken from the Daily Lectionary from the Anglican, Roman and Lectionaries along with the Common Lectionary to offer a full flavor of the Advent Scriptures
Typically this will goes out via e-mail each week on Saturday Evening and we hope you will share it as this has become something that is used not just in our parish but by many friends around the world.
May your advent Journey be one where you discover anew God the Father, who is the source of all life, all truth, all hope and all beauty. May it be a time where the Christ, finds a home anew in your hearts and homes and may the Spirit, who gives new life supports us in this journey day by day.
The first week’s meditations are posted at Anglican Mainstream, and they are also posting each day’s meditation separately.
Day 3’s meditation is here, and I’m copying it below just so readers can have an idea what this resource is like.
Tues Dec 2
Is 11:1-10 1 Thes 2:1-12 Luke 20:9-18
TUESDAY of Advent I – The image from Isaiah is powerful again as we are reminded that the shoot out of Jesse’s root becomes a branch that then is infused by the spirit of the Lord: wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge and fear. Who of us do not need such gifts? This Advent we are reminded that the Jesse Tree has roots which calls us to a kingdom life where there is peace, and children can play in the presence of serpents without harm!
PRAYER: Father, slow me down so I won’t miss what’s important.
ACTIVITY – Let family members or friends know—in person, by phone, by note—how much you care about them.
I’d love to hear about other Advent devotional booklets published by churches… send an e-mail or post a comment!