Season of Light and Hope

Prayers and Liturgies for Advent and Christmas

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Season of Light and Hope
Paperback ISBN: 9780687342341
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Published June 2005

    Season of Light and Hope includes original, scripture-based prayers, liturgies, and other worship aids to enrich worship  from the First Sunday of Advent through the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord (usually the  second Sunday in January.)
    Following the same pattern as the author's previous book,  Season  of  Ash and Fire: Prayers and Liturgies for  Lent and Easter, this book contains corporate prayers and liturgies for each Sunday in the Advent and Christmas seasons, and prayers and liturgies for other  worship celebrations  related to Christmas. These include:

    *The Hanging of the Greens,

    * Service of  Light and Healing,

    * Order of Worship for the Children’s Christmas  Program,

     *Prayers for Christmas Eve and  Christmas Day,

    * Service for the New Year

     * Service for Epiphany


 Additional prayers and liturgies for  use during the season by small groups and families  help extend and unify the congregation’s celebration.  For each of the special Sundays, the author  provides a brief introductory paragraph, identifying the liturgical context and theme of the day, based on the Scriptures and symbols of the season.

About the Author

Blair Gilmer Meeks

Blair Gilmer Meeks is a frequent writer of worship-related resources and leads workshops on various aspects of worship. Her work with Abingdon Press includes contributing the worship services to the Abingdon Preaching Annual and Standing in the Circle of Grief. She is the author of four books.