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New clothes and loose tongues

Lectionary Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 5, 2021
What do new clothes and loose tongues have to do with this week’s readings? Read on to find out. You’ll find suggestions for each RCL reading along with ideas for worship and time with youth and children. (Photo by Rigor Mortesque. Thanks!)

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Devotional focuses on Advent generosity

Equip the saints of your church with a daily Advent devotional: “Generosity in Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.” Produced by the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the ELCA, the free, downloadable booklet offers ways to explore, serve and pray over Scripture passages. Organized by weekly Advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love.

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December Toolkit looks at Christmas gifts

“It’s the thought that counts.” That’s what we SAY about gift-giving, but then we focus on the gift itself, often tearing our hair out to find the “perfect” gift for someone who already has everything they need and want. The December Toolkit explores putting real thought behind gift-giving. (Photo: Neil T, Creative Commons)

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Advent Conspiracy, for a more meaningful Christmas

Is there a better way to observe the coming of God into the world than engaging in an orgy of shopping and partying? Advent Conspiracy thinks so. It’s a movement to recapture meaning and purpose in the season run amok by consumerism. Check out their free resources.

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