Sunday, November 27, 2011

Advent Sunday: Week One

Both Zac and I never celebrated Advent growing up, he in an agnostic home and me in a Baptist one.  So when we joined the Covenant church in college we were really drawn to this new tradition.  The celebration of Advent (awaiting the coming of Jesus) really helps me keep the focus of Christmas where it should be, on Christ.  This is something we are working really hard at teaching our kids.  At dinner time starting with today, the first Sunday of Advent, we read the scripture that goes with the appropriate candle, light the candle, and then sing a little song to help the kids (and us) remember the meaning.

The above picture is our advent wreath, lit for the first time this year.  The first candle is the candle of HOPE.  Scripture: Romans 15: 12-13

Song (the the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
One small baby in the hay
Brings us hope on Christmas day.
God had promised his own son
Bringing hope for everyone.
One small baby in the hay
Brings us hope on Christmas day.

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