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December 9 – Advent Week 2

Advent means coming, and the Advent season is a time of preparation for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.  We light candles in Advent as a sign of the coming light of Christ. The first candle reminds us of the light of hope of the prophets. The second candle reminds us of the dark night when Joseph and Mary found light, peace, and warmth in the stable. This is the Bethlehem Candle.

LIGHT TWO PURPLE CANDLES (From your left to right)

Luke 2:1-7   In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he 

belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Let us Pray: Dear God, help us to have room in our hearts and our homes for people who need us. We thank you for friends and strangers who have received us when we were lonely or afraid or tired. May we be ready to receive the love that God offers us in Jesus. In His name, we pray. Amen.

Grace Communion of Orlando

@ St. Andrew United Methodist Church

100 Saint Andrews Blvd.

Winter Park, Florida 32792-4265

Pastor Steve Schantz  (321-253-4538) http://steve.schantz@gci.org

Elder Charles Fleming  http://charles.fleming@gci.org

Local Elder Felix Gaetan (felixgaetan@gmail.com)

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