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For less than $10 a week, every subscription includes 4 Worship Resources:

Sermon Ideas with Illustrations, Stories, Scriptures, and Theological Insights

Wish you had a brainstorming partner to get your creative juices flowing? Want sermon ideas and worship scriptures for the weekly newsletter? Tied to the seasonal theme and weekly scriptures for Advent sermon series ideas, along with Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter, each Sermon Starter contains a recommended title, a story or illustration, an reflections from worship scriptures to inspire your sermons and get your writing off to a great start. You can even lift each sermon idea "as is" to be ready to go at a moment’s notice.


Ideas for Video, Visuals, and Participation
Pop, Contemporary, and Traditional Songs

If you’re looking to add images, video, and film clips, these resources are a godsend. You will find the latest Christian and pop songs (and even a few traditional hymns) to focus and reinforce the seasonal theme and weekly sermon ideas and worship scriptures. We even include hands-on ideas to turn faith into action, in worship and during the week ahead.

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Calls to Worship, Worship Prayers, Litanies, Poems, and Benedictions 

Looking for fresh words, litanies, and worship prayers, as you design your weekly worship? We offer everything you need to prepare weekly bulletins and screen slides. Tied specifically to the seasonal theme and weekly worship scriptures, these Words for Worship may be pasted right in, or adapted to fit your church theology and style. Images are also provided for your use on screen and in print. We encourage you to share these resources with your staff or volunteers, at no additional cost, to assist in bulletin and slideshow preparations.

A Complete Worship Resource

Sign up today! You'll immediately receive access to weekly Sermon Starters, Words for Worship, Images, Songs for Worship, and Creative Worship Ideas—all tied to a seasonal theme with weekly worship scriptures, sermon ideas, and titles. You and your team will find everything you need to craft inspiring sermons, lead meaningful worship prayers, and design the entire worship service to draw people even closer to God. Whether planning Advent Worship, Christmas Eve, or tomorrow's sermon, you'll be ready to go in just a couple clicks.

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Sermon Ideas & Samples for Advent and Christmas 2022:

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    Senior Pastor, University Park United Methodist Church, Dallas

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    When trying to figure it all out.
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    Senior Pastor, Tell City (Indiana) United Methodist Church

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    “I love your subscription! Used a couple ideas last Sunday, and it was very successful!”

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    First United Methodist Church of Rice Lake (Wisconsin)

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    “You are so clear and articulate regarding the texts. The resources are best thing ever for me. Otherwise, I am in a vacuum by myself.”

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    Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church of Arroyo Grande (California)

Sample Worship Prayers for Advent 2022

OPENING PRAYER

Light of all creation, thank you for calling us into your light and love today.

Shine through our worship.

Shine through our lives.

Shine the path ahead, that we can walk with you, follow where you lead, and guide others onto this path .

In your light and love, we pray. Amen.

PRAYER OF YEARNING

God of promises and steadfast faithfulness,
we yearn to live as faithful and worthy servants.

Comfort us in our sorrow, for you understand the pain we often endure.

Fill us with hope, that we may see possibilities amid impossible situations.

Fill us with joy, that we may remember your gifts and blessings amid curses and tragedies.

Strengthen our faith and our endurance,
that we may proclaim your promise of your saving love, even as we seek to bring your joy into the wilderness of this world. Amen.

PRAYER FOR HOPE

Hope of the world, heal our weariness and despair.

Enter our lives with joy and celebration.

Be the hope that sustains and strengthens us as we live and grow as your beloved children, even as we prepare to celebrate your birth as a child among us.

In hope and gratitude, we pray. Amen.

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