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Advent Calendar | Dec 1 - 24

Advent Calendar | Dec 1 - 24
Advent calendars are tangible reminders of profound Christian truths, helping families to focus on Christ throughout the holiday season. Each Sunday in December we will focus on the anticipation and expectation of the birth of Christ.

What is Advent?

The coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important. The angels announced His birth that first Christmas, the advent of the baby who would grow to become the King and change the world. Two thousand years later, we still look forward to the season that celebrates his birth. You are invited to be part of all of our Christmas Advent services and events. Come celebrate the joy of Christmas with us all season long!

Beginning the Celebration

  • The FIRST Sunday begin with either a prayer or a Christmas carol. Light the first purple candle and read the scripture for that day. Blow out the candle when you are done. Repeat this all week.
  • The SECOND Sunday light your first purple candle followed by the second purple candle, then read the scripture. Repeat this all week.
  • The THIRD Sunday light the pink candle along with the two purple candles, and read the scriptures. Repeat this all week.
  • The FOURTH Sunday is the week of Christmas Eve, so conclude the Advent season by lighting all four candles and plac­ing an additional white candle in the center holder, then read the scripture.
Fun ideas to conclude the season:
  • Have a Birthday Party for Jesus (complete with cake, the Happy Birthday song, candles and nonmaterial gifts).
  • Doing a Nativity play with sim­ple costumes.
  • As you prepare to open gifts explain how we give gifts as a reminder of how much God gave us in Jesus.

Advent Scripture Readings

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2020 SUNDAY ADVENT READINGS

First Week, Nov 29 (Purple Candle)
Isaiah 40:3-5; 9:6

Second Week, Dec 6 (Purple Candle)
Acts 1:11; Rev 22:7

Third Week, Dec 13 (Pink Candle)
Luke 2:10; John 16:22

Fourth Week, Dec 20 (Purple Candle)
Luke 2:20; Rom 12:1; Rev 5:13

Christmas Eve, Dec 24 (White Candle)
Luke 2; Isaiah 60:1; 1 John 1:5; Matt 5:16

2020 Daily ADVENT READINGS

Dec 1    Romans 1:20; Genesis 1:1-26
Dec 2    John 1:1-3; Haggai 2:6-7
Dec 3    Matthew 1:1-17; Malachi 3:1-3
Dec 4    John 15:1-4; Isaiah 40:9
Dec 5    Revelation 5:3-5; Isaiah 60:2-3
Dec 6    Micah 5:4; Luke 15:4-7, 19:10
Dec 7    Isaiah 9:6; Luke 19:28-40
Dec 8    Matthew 2:1-12; Isaiah 35:5-6
Dec 9    1 Corinthians 10:1-4; 1 Peter 2:4-7
Dec 10   Hebrews 4:14-15; Romans 6:23
Dec 11   John 6:48–51; Psalms 2:7-8
Dec 12   Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-18
Dec 13   Luke 2:15-20; John 1:29

Dec 14   Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17
Dec 15   Isaiah 40:3-5; Luke 3:15-16
Dec 16   Psalm 118:25-29; Hebrews 1:6, 14
Dec 17   Luke 1:26-33; Isaiah 7:14
Dec 18   2 Samuel 7:12-13; John 8:58
Dec 19   Zechariah 9:9; Luke 2:1-5
Dec 20   Luke 2:6-7; Matthew 4:13-16
Dec 21   Genesis 49:8-10; Matthew 1:18-24
Dec 22   John 8:12; Luke 2:1-20
Dec 23   Job 19:25; Luke 1:46-55
Dec 24   Isaiah 60:1; Matthew 1:21
Dec 25   Luke 2:1-21; Psalm 100