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Today is the first Sunday in the season of Advent. It is the time of year when we look forward to the birth of Jesus. Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas Day.
The Advent Wreath helps us prepare for and count the days to Christmas Day. The Advent wreath includes many symbols. The wreath is in the shape of a circle, with no beginning and no ending. This reminds us that there is no beginning and no ending to God, and that God’s love and caring for us never ends. The green branches are a sign of ever new life. The candles tell us of the light which came into the world with Jesus Christ. The purple colour of the Advent candles symbolises hope and anticipation. The white candle which we light on Christmas eve signifies the coming of Christ.
On each Sunday in Advent one of the candles is lit. ?We light the first candle today. This candle is known as the Hope or Prophecy Candle and it reminds us of the anticipation of the coming of the Messiah as told by the prophets, such as Isaiah.
Last week we continued our stories about King Ahab and his wife, Jezebel, who worshipped false gods. Today our story is about a king who chose God's way. King Hezekiah loved and trusted God. He followed David's example.
The attached narrated 2 Kings 18-20 PowerPoint will tell you today's story.
Today when you read today's rhyme you will find that our story was about a king who chose God's way.
Hezekiah, Judah's king
Who would he trust?
Armies were invading
Would he still trust God?
Our way or God's way
Which way did he go?
God's way is the way
That Hezekiah chose.
Today we have a new memory verse. Will you remember by next week? Practise the way that is easiest for you to learn the memory verse.
"The Lord All-Powerful had made this promise: Everything I've planned will happen just as I said." Isaiah 14:24
- The first activity is making today's Hope candle. (This attachment will have next week's Peace Candle as well.)
- The second activity is the Hezekiah worksheet.
- The third activity - you a have a choice of find-a-word
Let's finish with the Closing Prayer PowerPoint
Welcome to this week's extension.
Today we will interrupt our look at the prophets in the books of 1 & 2 Kings.
Instead we will look at the season of Advent. Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Jesus: both his birth and his second coming. Advent is also the beginning of the church year.
|The word Advent comes from the Latin 'adventus', which means 'to come' or 'arrive'.|
The following link will take you to today's quiz: a short True or False.
Let's finish with the Lord's Prayer PowerPoint.