Today, year 4 led the Advent Service at St Nicholas Church, marking the beginning of the Advent season. The children read Bible passages, led prayers, sang songs and presented an offertory.
We bring this star to remind us that Jesus is here to guide our way in the world.
We bring this candle to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world.
We bring this donkey to remind us that Jesus was from humble beginnings and was an ordinary person just like us.
We bring this gift to remind us that God sent his only son, Jesus to Earth as a gift for us all.
We bring this wreath to remind us of God’s everlasting love for us all.
We bring this manger to remind us that Jesus was born in a stable.
We bring this wall hanging that we have designed and made as a gift for the church to show the strong links that exist between us both.
In the readings that we have heard this morning, we learnt that Mary says yes to the call to become the Mother of God. She will spend her life at His side, right to the foot of the cross.
John the Baptist is the voice crying out in the wilderness, baptising in the name of the Lord. Not a saviour but a saver, who leads others to God. As we leave this place today, think about how you can be more like Mary and John in your preparations for the wonderful feast of Christmas.