The Christian Year begins with Advent. This season includes the four Sundays preceding Christmas. Advent means "coming", and the weeks of Advent focus on the church's anticipation of the birth of the Messiah, as well as the future coming of Christ. In popular thinking Christmas is often enfolded into Advent, but we encourage you to avoid the temptation to treat all of Advent as though it were Christmas. Advent needs messages and music that focuses on anticipation and waiting.

Some possible Psalms to use during Advent:

Psalm 16
Psalm 24
Psalm 25
Psalm 28
Psalm 40
Psalm 42
Psalm 44
Psalm 46
Psalm 50
Psalm 72
Psalm 73
Psalm 74
Psalm 75
Psalm 80
Psalm 81
Psalm 85
Psalm 89
Psalm 96
Psalm 97
Psalm 98
Psalm 122
Psalm 126
Psalm 130
Psalm 132
Psalm 146