11 December 2005
Third Sunday of Advent
Tonight on the third Sunday of Advent we give thanks for the animal kingdom.
We will light three candles, the children will each choose a toy animal from their collection (preferably associated with Christmas, although last year a giraffe was spotted lurking at the rear of the stable) to add to the scene and we will say the verse:
The third light of advent
It is the light of beasts
The light of hope that we may see
In greatest and in least
Advent table in the first week …
and what it looks like this morning.
During this coming week the Advent Fairy will visit once or twice and bring another cow or chook. Later in the week two sheep will appear, just ahead of the shepherd who arrives the following week.
Verses for the first and second weeks of Advent here and here.