Liturgies from Advent to Epiphany 2017

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These Advent-to-Epiphany liturgies for Walking the Way; Living the life of Jesus today honour tradition and reflect the concept of a journeying, growing, faith. They start from the first Sunday in Advent, move us through Christmas, and, as a further indication of journeying, complete in Epiphany.

The liturgies are short, use colour, and are led by a variety of people in the congregation. The weekly pattern is:

  • lighting of a candle (one additional candle each week)
  • a verse of Scripture (taken from the Contemporary English Version)
  • a short comment, with a question for the congregation (or group) and time for reflection and answers
  • a prayer with responses.

The liturgies may fit anywhere in a worship service, and will also work well as in discussion groups and meetings. 


Candle colour

Person lighting candle



Oldest in congregation


Dark orange

A brother



A mother



The youngest



Worship leader


All candles lit

Worship leader

 (Note: these candle colours are only a suggestion, based on the colours of the Walking the Way branding, and moving from darkness to light.)

Walking to Christmas

Walking the way and living the life of Jesus in Advent is a journey towards, and beyond, the celebration of the incarnation, releasing boundless hope, peace, love and joy into the world.  As we follow a well-known candle-lighting ritual, let us ask questions for today – how can we walk in hope or peace or love or joy in everyday life? 

If you would like to use the text of these prayers in other documents, please click here.

Walking the Way Living the life of Jesus today

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