Advent 2016 – with a Reformation Series

Parish_270x160Coming up in a little over a month, the new Church Year gets started with Advent.  It is a very common thing to have a midweek service in the congregation with a special theme.  This year, for Steadfast in the Parish (which helps produce those great Gospel Notes which are very popular) has put together an Advent theme around four “solas” of the Reformation.  These will tie both Advent and the Reformation together in a way to help congregations in their Reformation 500 experience as well.  A devotion will be ready in the middle of November for congregational use.  Beneath you will find a rough outline for a midweek service schedule (based around four midweeks this year since Christmas is on Sunday).


Midweek 1 – Sola Gratia

Opening Hymn – LSB 350 Come Thou Precious Ransom Come


Office Hymn – LSB 566 By Grace I’m Saved


Genesis 6:1-8

Ephesians 2:1-10

John 1:14-18

Closing Hymn – LSB 332 Savior of the Nations Come



Midweek 2 – Sola Fides

Opening Hymn – LSB 334 O Lord How Shall I Meet You


Office Hymn – LSB 562 All Mankind Fell in Adam’s Fall


Genesis 15:1-6

Romans 4:1-8

John 3:16-21

Closing Hymn – LSB 346 When All the World was Cursed


Midweek 3 – Sola Scriptura

Opening Hymn – LSB 347 Comfort, Comfort Ye My People

PSALM 119:129-136

Office Hymn – LSB 578 Thy Strong Word


Isaiah 55:6-11

2 Timothy 3:10-17

John 6:60-69

Closing Hymn –  LSB 352 Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord


Midweek 4 – Solus Christus

Opening Hymn – LSB 355 O Savior Rend the Heavens Wide

PSALM 18:1-24

Office Hymn – LSB 557 Seek Where You May to Find a Way


Isaiah 45:18-25

Acts 4:5-12

Matthew 1:18-25

Closing Hymn – LSB 357 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel


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