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The Advent Wreath: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light as dawned.(Isaiah 9:2).
The origin of a burning wreath is found in the traditions of pre-Christian Germanic people, who burned the greens in the hope of spring following a long winter. In the 16th century throughout Germany, the Advent Wreath became a traditional symbol for many Christians. The circle of evergreens, having no end and bearing... four candles, reminds us of the eternal Christ, the light of the world. Each Sunday in Advent a new candle is lighted until all four glow on the fourth Sunday. The three purple or blue candles represent the darkness of a sinful world. The pink candle represents the coming of the light. On the first Sunday of Advent, the first dark-hued candle represents HOPE, reminding us of God's promise that Christ is our hope and salvation. On the second Sunday of Advent, the candle symbolizes PEACE, reminding us that Jesus is the Prince of Peace. The third Advent candle represents JOY, reminding us of the angels message, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today, in the town of David, a savior has been born to you, He is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2?10-11). The pink Advent candle symbolizes LOVE, reminding us, "For God so loved the world that he gave us the one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:15)
A Christmas Carol Play
Saturday December 9th
at 30 West Warren St. Germantown, Oh.
Matinee 2:00pm Evening 7:00pm
ADMISSION IS FREE!
Don't worry about fixing dinner tonight! We are serving our Annual Election Day Supper from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm!
On the menu is Hot Ham and Soup Beans, Home Made Cornbread, Mouth Watering Pie and Applesauce along with Coffee and Milk. Eat in or take-out.
$7 Adults Children 6-12, $3 and Children Under 6 eat free! Tickets Offered at the Door. Please Share.
Come join us tomorrow as we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. We invite everyone to this Sundays Service starting at 10:15 to support and celebrate our youth as 2 celebrate their confirmation and 4 celebrate their First Communion! What a glorious day it will be tomorrow!
We will be hosting a reception after the service followed by our Oktoberfest Meal. Come and support our youth!
We would like to welcome Janet Mangels to Emmanuel's family! She will be our substitute organist. Be sure to say hello and introduce yourself. She played wonderfully today! Thank you.
Come join us for the Jericho Walk.