LCMS Worship provides suggestions for liturgy, psalms, readings, and hymns to use during 2022 midweek Advent services.

This year’s resources are based on the hymn “Once He Came in Blessing” and our Lord’s three advents: once in the flesh, continually in His Word and Sacraments, and at the end of the world for judgment and resurrection — all for us!

The practice of holding evening services on Wednesdays in Advent and Lent comes out of the Ember Days. One Wednesday, Friday and Saturday were set aside in each quarter of the year for a penitential and catechetical focus. While two quarters have fallen from use, the days were expanded to the entire season of Advent and Lent.

Vespers or Evening Prayer is appropriate for the season, and the suggested hymns are from Lutheran Service Book.

Related resources

Additional resources for Advent are available at

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