2021 Advent Resources, Take 2

Ok. I already compiled Advent resources for the year here, but I found more. So I’m sharing again, an expanded version, especially since several of the books have digital formats available. 🙂

Expanded Advent Resources

Advent Calendars, December Countdowns, & Jesse Trees

(For Purchase from Lutherans)


  • Book of Luke! Beginning December 1st, read one chapter from Luke each night and finish up on Christmas Eve. NICE!
  • Here’s a link to a Names of Jesus Advent Countdown. (You need to sign up, but my kids liked slowly dismantling the chain.)
  • Here is a neat set of coloring booklets, pictures, and nativity

Advent Wreaths & Toys for Children

I have also heard that the following (likely non-Lutheran) option is a clever Christian alternatives for Elf on the Shelf: The Christmas Star from Afar Advent Calendar or Shepherd on the Search

There’s also an interesting tradition called a giving manger. You can read about that here, although, you know, don’t have Jesus wait to come until He’s been earned! Obviously!

Christmons & Ornaments


The Brothers of John the Steadfast offers a theme with service plans and a devotional book. Advent 2021 is “For Whom the Lord Loves, He Chastens” – An Advent through Malachi.  

Martin Luther College (WELS) also offers seasonal devotions, so go here  for their latest, We Have Seen His Glory. Meanwhile, you can also see older collections including The Jesse Tree with Supplemental materials (Advent 2020), Christ is the World’s Light, Names of Jesus, etc. Plus, it looks like the current devotion is available in print, online, as a downloadable PDF, or as a daily email with the older ones available online or as a PDF. Awesome!

Lutheran Hour Ministries is offering Child of Promise in English and Spanish.

Lutheran Indian Ministries offers quite a few Advent options!

There are also books from years past, including:

O Antiphon Articles/Lessons

Yearly Devotions the Start in Advent

Happy almost new year! I always like it when yearly devotionals begin with Advent. After all, the point of the church year is application.

I found out that Rev. Guillaume Williams has been writing Through the Year in Christ’s Life: A Daily Devotional on the Sunday Lectionary! There are two books so far. His latest release is Three Year Series C Festival Part of the Year. AND rumor has it that he plans to do each part of the three year and the one year. 🙂

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