Arley K. Fadness ... CSSPlus contributor
Arley K. Fadness is a retired ELCA pastor who has served numerous Lutheran parishes in South Dakota and Minnesota. He is currently a member of Custer Lutheran Fellowship in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Pastor Fadness is a congregational consultant who coaches churches in visioning processes, and he also conducts leadership retreats and workshops on “Finding Your True Flair.” A graduate of Augustana College, Luther Theological Seminary, and McCormick Theological Seminary, Fadness is the author of several CSS titles, including Blueprints For Advent and Christmas, Blueprints for Lent, Six Spiritual Needs in America Today, Holy Moses, Hey Joseph!, and Where’s Noah? He is also a contributing author to Sermons on the First Readings (Series I, Cycle A).
Third Sunday of Advent - C
Arley K. Fadness
Good morning girls, good morning boys!
My, it’s so fun to see you today. Happy Advent! Know why I (say, sing, shout, chant) Happy Advent? (children may respond)
Advent means “a coming.” Something or somebody is coming. Just around the corner. Know what it is? (children respond)
Yep. It’s Christmas, and John the Baptist is here to help. (show sketch)
Let’s see how close we are to Christmas. (show calendar) Let’s count and mark each day.
(draw an X on the third Sunday of Advent and do a countdown until Christmas)
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