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Churchwide departments and agencies have produced loads of resources to help your congregation and family to celebrate the Advent/Christmas season.
Share the reason for the season
Lutheran Tract Mission (LTM) has new downloadable resources, including the new Advent devotional ‘God Comes Down’, which can be used on devices as a flipbook, or downloaded by congregations and printed from a PDF version. You’ll find it at www.ltm.org.au/flipbk/advent-2019
Visit the www.ltm.org.au for more resources such as Lenten and Advent devotionals, Advent sticker calendars, and e-tracts.
Christmas worship sorted
The Commission on Worship’s all-new online Worship Planning Page has a collection of Christmas plays, Advent and Christmas services, five new backing tracks for Advent hymns suitable for a wide range of contexts. Go to www.lca.org.au/worship/wpp
Celebrate Christ’s coming … together
There are many ways to celebrate Christmas. Have you thought about an Advent countdown as a way of preparing for Christmas? For information about Advent and Christmas activities, download Grow Ministries GIFT Advent resource www.growministries.org.au
Bringing hope into a messy world
Messages of Hope shares the hope of Christmas on radio, social media and through the YouTube video, ‘Messy Christmas’ at www.messagesofhope.org.au/christmas
Lutheran Media has more outreach resources to share this special season. You can
- order and share the booklet ‘What is Christmas?’
- watch and share a Christmas video from the Short Movie Competition at youtube.com/messagesofhope
- order Happyland Christmas cards to share the Christmas story with people in your community at happyland.com.au
- invite people to your local church or tell them about the Christmas worship services online at www.lutheranmedia.org.au/worship
- order a Lutheran Media calendar to give as gifts at lutheranmedia.org.au/calendar or call 1800 353 350
- Visit www.lca.org.au/spread-the-word to find promotional materials (bulletin inserts, A5 flyers, PowerPoint slides and social media posts) to help you spread the word about our Story of the Week.
- Read the full Story of the Week and other stories like it in The Lutheran. 11 editions/year. Only $44 (Aust), $46 (NZ). Gift subscriptions available. To subscribe: online www.thelutheran.com.au email firstname.lastname@example.org phone 08 8360 7270