The Blessed Be the Lord God theme invites congregations to meditate on the biblical songs of Advent as they discern their individual and household giving for the following year. Giving is a central theme in many Advent songs, but one that is often overlooked. Blessed Be the Lord God restores the focus of Advent songs to blessing God for the gift of Jesus Christ. It also focuses on restoring our response to that great gift.
The Blessed Be the Lord God theme features four Advent-focused worship services. The final worship service includes making a financial commitment to the church’s ministry.
- Luke 1:6-8
- Response Method:
- Worship Services/Advent
The Starter Kit contains digital files of materials to engage your congregation in your stewardship emphasis: bulletin inserts, commitment cards, themed letterhead and envelopes, and more. They are designed for in-house use and are not guaranteed for successful use by commercial printers.
The Blessed Be the Lord God Digital Starter Kit includes a PDF file of each of the following:
- four bulletin inserts
- commitment card
- letterhead and matching envelopes
- bulletin cover in 8.5 x 14″ and 8.5 x 11″ formats
A coordinating easy-to-use, adaptable plan for the Blessed Be the Lord God stewardship emphasis is sold separately in the corresponding issue of the Giving: Growing Faithful Stewards in Your Congregation magazine – Volume 10: Blessed Be the Lord God.
Additional worship and study resources are available in the Blessed Be the Lord God Companion Resource.
After your payment is received, you will receive an automatic email from the Ecumenical Stewardship Center with the subject line “Your Ecumenical Stewardship Center order from Month Day, Year is complete.” This email will contain website links to all resources that you ordered. Click on the link and use the procedures of your particular browser to download the files.
If you ordered physical products as well then your order will not be considered complete until those items can be mailed out.