• SEASON OF HOPE

    ADVENT RESOURCES

Dear Partner in Ministry,

Out of deep gratitude for the love your congregation shares with our neighbors around the world, Lutheran World Relief has created FREE resources for you to use this Advent as you invite your congregation to experience a Season of Hope.

Our 4-week series is based on the RCL Advent texts from the gospel of Luke and includes:

  • 4 weeks of sermon illustrations

  • Accompanying photos to help you tell the story

  • Powerful video to be used each week during worship and/or on social media

  • 4-week small group Bible study guide

  • Candle lighting litany

I hope you will travel around the world with your congregation this Advent and discover the powerful ways Christ brings new hope to us all.

In the name of Jesus,

Rev. Lisa Kipp,Sr. Manager, Congregational Engagement lkipp@lwr.org

ADVENT 1
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Luke 21:25-36 | Be Alert
Waiting in Hope: Recovering from Hurricanes Eta and Iota

Ernesto Lemus and his family live in Honduras where dangers like hurricanes could arise at a moment's notice. In our waiting this Advent, we are invited to wait alongside our neighbors.

Ernesto Lemus and his family live in Honduras where dangers like hurricanes could arise at a moment's notice. In our waiting this Advent, we are invited to wait alongside our neighbors.

ADVENT 2
Sunday, December 5, 2021

Luke 1:68-79 | The Tender Mercy of God
Singing in Hope: COVID Relief in Nepal

Shankhi Kumari Chaudhary and her family lived in fear as COVID-19 surged throughout Nepal. Your congregation’s love helps our neighbors experience a season of hope even in the midst of a pandemic.

Shankhi Kumari Chaudhary and her family lived in fear as COVID-19 surged throughout Nepal. Your congregation’s love helps our neighbors experience a season of hope even in the midst of a pandemic.

ADVENT 3
Sunday, December 12, 2021

Luke 3: 7-18 | Whoever Has, Must Share
Sharing in Hope: How cooking in hope helps refugees in Lebanon 

The plight of Syrian refugees and others who are disadvantaged spoke to Amal al Hilabi.

Amal al Hilabi's heart and entrepreneurial spirit shares hope with Syrian refugees making a home in Lebanon. Her love of giving is an inspiration this Advent.

ADVENT 4
Sunday, December 19, 2021

Luke 1:39-55 | The Magnificat
Running to Hope: A Mother's Song in Uganda

Suzan's family of eight suffered a life of extreme poverty, living in a small mud shack and sleeping on the floor with very little to eat each day. Today, she credits the REAL project with her family’s drastic turnaround in circumstances.

Suzan Nzabake sings a song of hope in Uganda because she has "friends who love me overseas." This Advent, your congregation's love shares real hope with our neighbors.

Share your love

As we eagerly wait for Christ's coming, so many of our neighbors around the world are also waiting ... For food. For clean water. For medical care. For hope. When you help neighbors through Lutheran World Relief, you spread hope throughout the world. Who will you reach next? Make your gift and be a light in the darkness for someone in need.

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