December 1: The Prophets
December 8: The Holy Family
Before our second Advent story, we light the second blue candle, and remember Mary and Joseph and their long and uncomfortable trip to Bethlehem when Mary was heavy with a baby inside. They must have been the last people to arrive in Bethlehem that night!
December 15: The Shepherds
We prepare for the third story of Advent by lighting two blue candles and a rose colored candle. The rose color is one of the colors we use to remember Jesus’ mother, Mary. But we also light the rose candle for this week to add a little joy to this dark time of Advent patience and pondering. We recall the angels announcement to the shepherds that night. “Get up and hurry to Bethlehem, for a savior had been born”. And hurry they did!
December 22: The Wise Persons and Christmas
The fourth Advent story begins by lighting the two blue candles, the pink candle and the final blue candle. We remember the Three Magi who knew all the stars in the sky. When they saw “a wild star” they knew they had to follow it, and they began the long journey from their homeland in the east. We remember them in the fourth story of Advent but we also keep in mind, that they really arrive for our celebration of Epiphany on January 6th because they have so far to go.
December 24: Christmas Eve
Please be sure to attend the family service in the Cathedral at 5:00 pm on Christmas Eve!
December 29: No Godly Play gathering in the Loft today.