2015 Advent & 2016 Lenten Resources

Overview

It is our hope that the 2015 Advent/2016 Lenten Resources will help you to be able to provide your congregation with quality worship services to evangelize and disciple them into truly-devoted followers of Christ.

The program ideas and sermons in this series are only suggestions, and may not work in your appointment exactly as written.  Although the sermons are provided as a resource, we do not recommend using them verbatim.

Scripts for dramatic sketches will need to be distributed to the actors in advance, so that they will feel comfortable with it.  If they can memorize the lines, it would better.

The artwork in the graphics files have been included so that you can use them for:  program covers, posters, promotional materials, PowerPoint presentations, etc.

Be sure to share these resources with the appropriate leaders/local officers in your appointment, so that they will be able to catch the “big idea” each week and carry it through in their programs and plans.

Feel free to manipulate the files to meet the needs of your congregation.  You can add to the program, rearrange it, or remove some itemsyou decide!

 

Advent 2015 - 'Celebrate'

Advent 2015:  “Celebrate”

 

This Advent season, Celebrate will challenge you to prepare for Christ’s coming

by lavishing daily acts of mercy where there is need.

 

Celebrate resources include (click to download individual resources, or download them all below):

 

Download All Advent Resources

 

Advent 2015 Worship Series

Date Week Title Scripture
11/29/2015 Week 1 Be Ready Matthew 24:36-44
12/06/2015 Week 2 Be Fruitful Matthew 3:1-12
12/13/2015 Week 3 Be Blessed Matthew 11:2-11
12/20/2015 Week 4 Be Amazed Matthew 1:18-25
12/24/2015 Christmas Eve Be Light Luke 2:1-20
12/27/2015 Week 5 Be Available Luke 2:21-40

Advent sermons provided by Majors Brian & Lesa Davis, Norridge Citadel, Ill., Corps Officers.  Ancillary worship components excerpted from the book, “Celebrate: An Advent Experience” by Beacon Hill Press ©2013.

Lenten 2016 - 'Finding Life... from Eden to Gesthemane

Finding LIFE…from Eden to Gethsemane

 

This journey through Lent is about parallel gardens:

about the garden lost (the Garden of Eden)

and the garden restored (the Garden of Gethsemane).

Ultimately, the Garden of Eden finds its fulfillment

in the Garden of Gethsemane – and so, God willing, shall we.

Because this is a journey about finding life.

 

Finding Life resources include (click to download individual resources, or download them all below):

 

Download All Lenten Resources

 

Lent 2016 Worship Series

Date Week Title Scripture
2/14/2016 Week 1 Creation in the Garden Genesis 1:26-31
2/21/2016 Week 2 Darkness in the Garden Genesis 3:1-8
2/28/2016 Week 3 Shame in the Garden Genesis 3:9-13
3/06/2016 Week 4 Thorns in the Garden Genesis 3:14-19
3/13/2016 Week 5 Sacrifice in the Garden Genesis 3:20-24
3/20/2016 Palm Sunday Oneness in the Garden John 16:32-33
3/25/2016 Good Friday Suffering in the Garden Psalm 147:1-3
3/27/2016 Easter SonRise Christ in the Garden Matthew 28:1-7
3/27/2016 Easter Worship Hope in the Garden 1 Peter 1:1-9

Lent sermons provided by Major Randall Polsley, Adult Rehabilitation Centers Commander.  Ancillary worship components excerpted from the book, “Finding Life…From Eden to Gethsemane—the Garden Restored” by Jane Rubietta, Wesleyan Publishing House ©2014.

 

 

Abbreviation Key

SB = The Song Book of The Salvation Army, ©1987 The Salvation Army, USA National Headquarters, Alexandria, VA  22313.

TB = The Tune Book of The Salvation Army, ©1987 The General of The Salvation Army, The Campfield Press, St. Albans, Great Britain.

HC = Hallelujah Choruses, ©The Salvation Army, USA Central Territory, Des Plaines, IL  60016.

HT = Hymn Tune Accompaniments, ©The Salvation Army, USA Central Territory, Des Plaines, IL  60016.

CF = Carolers Favorites, ©The Salvation Army, USA Eastern Territory, West Nyack, NY 10994.

D = Disc #        T = Track #

NOTE –  Music may be purchased through:

The Salvation Army—USA Central  Resource Connection

E-Mail:  usorders@usc.salvationarmy.org

Phone:  800-937-8896

 


2015 Advent & 2016 Lenten Resources

Published by The Salvation Army Evangelism & Corps Growth Department, The Salvation  Army Central Territory.  September 2015.

Copyright Statement

 

 

Thanks to the folks in the Central Territory for providing us with these resources to share!

 

 

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