Seeds, song, patience, justice—these are some of the images invoked in a series of Advent reflections offered by the leaders of the four Lutheran and Anglican churches in full communion in Canada and the United States: National Bishop Susan Johnson (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada), Archbishop Fred Hiltz (Anglican Church of Canada),
Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori (Episcopal Church).
These Advent reflections represent a modest but visible sign of what our churches can do together rather than separately. Through them our prayers will be united across international and denominational boundaries. They are offered in the same spirit as a series of Epiphany devotions produced for 2013 by members of the Joint Anglican-Lutheran Commission in Canada and the Lutheran-Episcopal Coordinating Committee in the United States.
Congregations are invited to download and reproduce these reflections for use as bulletin inserts during each of the four Sundays of Advent, or to otherwise make them available to their members.
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You can also learn more about our full communion agreement here.