The Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Advent devotional is a collaborative labor of love, conceived and compiled by the church’s Worship and Music Committee with the help of dozens of other members.
Through the four weeks of Advent, we encourage you to use this devotional calendar to prepare for the celebration of Christ’s coming into the world. Each week, you will find a Scripture reading. You’ll also find a devotional, a musical selection, a piece of visual art, and other media on occasion.
You can follow the Advent devotional here at the website, or sign up to receive it each week by email. To sign up, enter your email address at the bottom of this page and click the “Follow” button. Each post will also be available by liking Westminster on Facebook or following us on Twitter. A print version of the Advent devotional is available at the church or by contacting the church office.
A very heartfelt thanks to the many folks who gave so freely of their time and talents.
2016 Devotional Acknowledgements & Credits
Advent Calendar Committee Members and Advisors
Pete Vanden Bosch
Mary van Son
Rev. Casey FitzGerald
Nancy Hall Berens
Rev. Dr. Larry Hayward
Rev. Patrick Hunnicut
All the items in this calendar are either original, in the public domain, or we have obtained permission from the artist to use for this specific purpose.
The scripture was taken from the very useful Oremus website (http://bible.oremus.org/), using the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
The music is publicly available on SoundCloud.
The works of visual art (and photographs of that art) are in the public domain, with the exception of the following:
Dec 2: The Prophet Jeremiah, by Marc Chagall. Original located in Museé Marc Chagall. Photograph by RMN-Grand Palais. Courtesy of Images D’Art.
Dec 16: Angel at Webster Falls, by Guennadi Kalinine. Used by permission of the artist.
These poetry selections are used by permission:
Nov 27: “Drawing Near” by Jan Richardson. By permission of the author.
Dec 1: “Advent Calendar” by Rowan Williams, from The Poems of Rowan Williams, Perpetua Press 2002. Used by permission of the author.
Dec 4: “BC:AD” by U.A. Fanthorpe. Used by permission of his estate.
Dec 8: “Advent Credo” by Allan Boesak, from Walking on Thorns, Eerdmans, 2004. Used by permission of the author.
Dec 11: “Expectans Expectavi” by Anne Ridler, from Collected Poems, 1997. Used by permission of Carcanet Press.
Dec 13: “The Glory” by Madeleine L’Engle. Used by permission of Crosswicks, Ltd.