2021 Advent Devotional
This year we are asking YOU, the members and friends of DUPC to create our Community Advent Devotional. We would like you to sign up for one of the 4 weeks of Advent, then create 1 daily devotional using the weekly theme listed below along with the corresponding scripture. We hope to have 7 different daily devotionals submitted for each week.
You may still sign up to write a devotional on Sunday mornings at church, email email@example.com, or call the church office at 757-877-2048. Devotions are due by October 15. All submissions will be edited and compiled into a booklet for distribution to members on Sunday, November 21, 2021.
“Testify to Love” is our Advent Worship Series for this year. The scriptures for the Advent/Christmas season allude to a powerful Love that we wait for, that we witness at the coming of the Christ child, and that we embody as children of God—the Body of Christ.
Week 1—Testify to Righteous Love
“I will call a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.”—Jeremiah 33:15
Week 2—Testify to Unfettered Love
“…that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear…the dawn from on high will break upon us…”—Luke 1:74, 78
Week 3—Testify to Liberating Love
“The Lord, your God, is in your midst…God will rejoice over you with gladness, God will renew you in God’s love; God will exult over you with loud singing.”—Zephaniah 3:17
Week 4—Testify to Transforming Love
“But you, O Bethlehem…one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel…and he shall be the one of peace.”—Micah 5:2, 5
Christmas Eve — Testify to Divine Love
With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise…let the sea roar…let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy at the presence of the Lord…—Psalm 98
Sunday after Christmas — Testify to Incarnate Love
Praise him, sun and moon…shining stars…highest heavens, and you waters…fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind…mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars…wild animals…—Psalm 148
Second Sunday after Christmas — Testify to Unfailing Love
“With weeping they shall come, and with consolation I will lead them back…I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them. . . .”—Jeremiah 31:9, 13