Advent LCOR Preparation Celebration
Advent is a Latin word that actually means “coming.” In the Christian church, advent is time of preparation and waiting for the birth of Jesus. Advent officially begins four Sundays before Christmas, which means it often begins the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
So how can you celebrate Advent? One way is to buy or make an Advent wreath to lay on your table. An Advent wreath typically consists of greenery with four candles, three purple and one pink. Each candle on the Advent Wreath has a specific meaning:
Candle one (purple) represents hope. It is often called the prophets’ candle.
Candle two (purple) represents peace. It is often called the angels’ candle.
Candle three (pink) represents joy. It is often called the shepherds’ candle.
Candle four (purple) represents love. It is often called the Bethlehem candle.
To celebrate with an Advent wreath, you light a candle on each Sunday of Advent. The first Sunday you light candle one; the second Sunday you light candles one and two, etc. There are bible readings to go with each Sunday, you could read and inspirational story, you can pray or sing hymns, and in my family we eat a few Christmas cookies or cake by the light of the Advent candles each week
Come make an Advent Wreath with your child/children at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
All are welcome! Lighting an Advent Wreath in the weeks before the holiday is a wonderful way to prepare our hearts or Christmas and a chance to involve children in the deeper meaning of the season. Wreath making may be a new tradition to experience with your kids. Materials for an artificial wreath with four candles, instruction, and Advent materials will be provided. Cost is $7.00. Please sign up on our website or by calling Paul @ 508-384-3062 .
Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
212 Main Street
Foxboro, MA 02035
Saturday, November 19, 2016
1:00 PM in the Narthex