- Color is blue or purple.
- Processions are generally omitted. Processions symbolize the coming of the Christ into our midst. It is appropriate to omit them while we wait for his coming.
- Advent wreath may be blessed and candles lit as part of Gathering Rite.
- Order of Confession is used (available resources include ELW and Sundays and Seasons).
- Kyrie is sung.
- Canticle of Praise is omitted.