Advent 2011

Week 4: Love


1 John 4:7   Beloved, let us love one another,  for love comes from God…

Song: O Come Emmanuel

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.


Light the first Candle of Hope: We light the first candle to remind us of the hope that we have in Christ; the hope that he brings to the world.”

Light the second Candle of Peace: “We light the second candle to remind us that Jesus comes to bring Peace to both the world and to people’s hearts.

Light the third Candle of Joy: We light the third candle; the candle of Joy to remind us that Jesus brings us Joy.

Light the fourth Candle of Love: We light the fourth candle of Love to remind us that Jesus loves us.

Story: We will continue the story of Jesus, reading a few verses a day. This week is all about the Wise men. (Using the pieces from our nativity to tell the story)

The Promise of Jesus:

Sunday: Matthew 2:13 (a dream)

Monday: Matthew 2:14-15(to Egypt)

Tuesday: Matthew 2:19-20(a dream in Egypt)

Wednesday: Matthew 2:21(Back to Israel.)

Thursday: Matthew 2:23 (Nazareth )

Friday: Luke 3:40 (Jesus grew)

Saturday: John 3: 16, 1 John 4:9(Love)

Action: Our act of love this week is to send a care package to friends in Serbia.