Second Week of Advent

This post is late – two weeks into Advent, and life is already full to the brim with all the things that Christmas demands. Ugh. Matthew found this helpful blog post about ‘Advent Killers‘, written by Pete Scezzero. It was exactly the right thing to read as my to-do list of Christmas jobs and ministry tasks grows and grows. You might like it too!

Our kids resource this week has been put together by Amber from St Alban’s Five Dock, who has established an amazing Advent tradition with her primary school aged boys – they build their own nativity out of Lego! Click through for more.

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Our other resources this week are tied together around the theme of waiting for Jesus’ coming. Actually… what am I talking about? That’s pretty much all the resources we have! This week we have some especially pointed ‘waiting’ resources. First up, an album by Rain for Roots titled ‘Waiting Songs‘. It’s country, so I can only listen to it in small doses, but it’s a very beautiful album none the less.

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We’ve also got an excerpt from a sermon by Oliver O’Donovan from Revelation about waiting for the second coming of Jesus. We’ve got a poem by C.S. Lewis about a bird waiting for a time of endless summer. And we have a collection of paintings depicting the moment when Mary and Elizabeth joyfully reunite, knowing that God is going to work marvels through the babies in their wombs.

Jesus is worth waiting for!

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