Advent 2019 Series – Picture of a Profound Mystery – Service Plan

This post is about the service plan – FOR THE DEVOTIONS CLICK HERE.

It’s that time again when we are ready to release the service plan for our 2019 Advent Series (devotions are found here).

This year we are choosing the texts around Advent and Christmas to focus upon marriage, husbands, and wives.  St. Paul tells us that marriage is about Christ and His Church and this is a profound mystery in Ephesians 5.  There are many reasons why the average Lutheran parish may want to use this series this year (abominable view of marriage abound in our culture, divorce, fornication, cohabitation, etc.).  This series will draw upon the texts around Advent and Christmastime to teach about God’s sacred institution of marriage.  Advent is a penitential season as well, so it is a proper time to consider this institution and consider our sins in relation to it, repent, believe the gospel and boldly confess God’s truth before our fellow Christians and the onlooking world.

Here is a sample service plan to go along with this theme and the use of one of the prayer offices in Lutheran Service Book.

December 4, 2019

Advent Midweek 1 – “Marriage”

Opening Hymn: LSB 352

Psalm 128

Office Hymn: LSB 862

Lessons:  Genesis 1:26-31; 2:15-25;  Luke 1:5-25; 57-80

Closing Hymn: LSB 880


December 11, 2019

Advent Midweek 2 – “Husbands”

Opening Hymn: LSB 347

Psalm 127

Office Hymn: LSB 514

Lessons:  Ephesians 5:22-33  Matthew 1:1-25

Closing Hymn: LSB 880


December 18, 2019

Advent Midweek 3 – “Wives”

Opening Hymn: LSB 334

Psalm 45

Office Hymn: LSB 516

Lessons:  1 Peter 3:1-7  Luke 1:26-56

Closing Hymn: LSB 880


Look for a devotion to be released by mid to late November.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.