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What You Need:
4 cardboard toilet paper rolls, 1
cardboard paper towel roll (cut 1/3 of it off), glue, yellow tissue paper,
purple, pink, white and green paint (or colored construction paper), a Styrofoam disk, small pine branches
(real or silk pics).
What You Do:
Paint 3 t.p. rolls
purple and 1 pink.
Paint the paper towel roll white and the Styrofoam disk green. Allow to
dry. Carefully push, while twisting the rolls into the disk according
to the picture above. (You can place a bead of glue on the bottom edges of the
cardboard rolls so they'll stay put.) Place the pine pics around the
cardboard rolls. Push yellow tissue paper into the cardboard rolls and
then pull up to "light" your "candles"!
Rather than paint the rolls you can cover them with
colored construction paper.
Copyright 2000 Sarah A. Keith
THE MEANING OF THE ADVENT
1st CANDLE- (purple) "CANDLE OF HOPE"
We can have hope because God is faithful and will keep the promises made
to us. Our hope comes from God. (Romans 15:12-13)
2nd CANDLE- (purple) "CANDLE OF PREPARATION"
Preparation means to 'get ready'. "Help us to be ready to welcome
YOU, O GOD!"
3rd CANDLE- (pink) "CANDLE OF JOY"
The angels sang a message of JOY! (Luke 2:7-15)
4th CANDLE- (purple) "CANDLE OF LOVE"
God sent his only Son to earth to save us, because he loves us! (John
5th CANDLE - (white) "CHRIST CANDLE"
The white candle reminds us that Jesus is the spotless lamb of God, sent
to wash away our sins! His birth was for his death, his death was for our birth! (John 1:29 and
Setting aside a few minutes each day during Advent to 'light' the candle(s)
and worship will help everyone in the family to get ready for Jesus'
birthday celebration! On the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day burn the
first candle, read the Scripture references, sing a carol and pray. On the
next Sunday, you will burn the first and second candle. Continue in this
manner until the Sunday before Christmas when you will burn all four
candles. On Christmas Day you burn the "Christ Candle", signifying that
Jesus has come!
Additional Scripture verses to be read during Advent :
FOUR WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
SUNDAY: Isaiah 7:14 and Micah 5:2
MONDAY: Matthew 1:18-24 and Luke 1:26-33
TUESDAY: Luke 2:1-5
WEDNESDAY: Luke 2:6-7
THURSDAY: Luke 2:8-9
FRIDAY: Luke 2:10-12
SATURDAY: Luke 2:13-14
THREE WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
SUNDAY: Luke 2:15-16
MONDAY: Luke 2:17-18
TUESDAY: Luke 2:19
WEDNESDAY: Luke 2:20
THURSDAY: Luke 2:21
FRIDAY: Matthew 2:1-2
SATURDAY: Matthew 2:3-6
TWO WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
SUNDAY: Matthew 2:7-8
MONDAY: Matthew 2:9
TUESDAY: Matthew 2:10-11
WEDNESDAY: Matthew 2:12-15
THURSDAY: Galatians 4:4-5
FRIDAY: Ephesians 2:8-9
SATURDAY: 1 John 4:7-16
ONE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS
(* Please note, you may or may not have a full week before Christmas Day.)
SUNDAY: Ephesians 2:12-22
MONDAY: John 7:37-38, and 14:6
TUESDAY: Matthew 28:19-20
WEDNESDAY: John 8:12
THURSDAY: John 9:4-5 and Matthew 5:14-16
FRIDAY: Psalm 98:1-6
SATURDAY: John 1:1-3, 14 and Romans 6:23
* CHRISTMAS DAY
Psalm 100, Revelation 3:20-21
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