Streets of Light Advent Calendar

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Spreading Comfort & Joy

Each day the calendar contains windows from the Advent Trail, open a door on or after the date to see the theme and images from around the Vale. And from December 12th there will be a Christmas song or carol as well to listen to, recorded for the Christmas Music Community project.

Don’t forget to check out the map of all the windows to visit.

December

1

1

‘A child will be born to us. God will give a son to us. His name will be Prince of Peace.’

Isaiah 9:6

  • St Johns Window

2

2

‘God sent the angel Gabriel to a girl called Mary. “You will have a baby and name him Jesús”.’

Luke 1 :31

3

3

‘The angel came to Mary and said, “Greetings! The Lord has blessed you and is with you.” ’

Luke 1:28

4

4

Joy!

5

5

‘Caesar sent out an order that everyone should be taxed and everyone travelled to their home towns to have their names put on the list.’

Luke 2:3

6

6

‘So Joseph went to the town of David because he was from the family of David. Joseph registered with Mary.’

Luke 2:4-5

7

7

‘Little Donkey, Little Donkey’

8

8

‘There were no rooms left in the inn. Mary wrapped the baby in cloths and laid him in a manger.’

Luke 2:7

9

9

‘While Joseph and Mary were in Bethlehem, the time came forMary to have the baby. She gave birth to her first son.’

Luke 2:6-7

10

10

‘Away in a manger, No crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus Laid down His sweet head.’

11

11

‘That night some shepherds were in the fields nearby watching their sheep.’

Luke 2:8

12

12

‘An angel of the lord appeared. The angel said, “Do not be afraid, I bring GoodNews. Today your saviour was born in David’s town. He is Christ the Lord.” ’

Luke 2:9-11

Play Carol 'Once in Royal David's City - St John's Church Choir'

13

13

‘The angels were praising God, saying, “Give glory to God in the highest, and let there be peace on Earth.” ’

Luke 2:13-14

Play Carol 'In the Bleak Midwinter'

14

14

‘Hark the herald angels sing, “Glory to the new born king” ’

Play Carol 'Hark the herald angels sing'

15

15

‘The shepherds went quickly and found Mary, Joseph and the baby.’

Luke 2:16-18

Play Carol 'While shepherds watched their flocks by night'

16

16

‘See Him lying on a bed of straw, a draughty stable with an open door, Mary cradling the babe she bore’

Play Carol 'O little town of Bethlehem'

17

17

‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.’

John 1:5

Play Carol 'Winter Wonderland (Let it snow)'

18

18

‘After Jesus was born, some wise men came from the east.’

Matthew 2:1

Play Carol 'Good King Wenceslas'

19

19

‘When the wise men saw the star, they were filled with joy.’

Matthew 2:10

Play Carol 'Winter Wonderland'

20

20

‘The wise men gave him gold, frankincense and myrrh.’

Matthew 2:11

Play Carol 'Baby it's cold outside'

21

21

We three Kings

Play Carol 'We three kings of Orient are'

22

22

‘For God so loved the world, he gave his only son.’

John 3:16

Play Carol 'God rest ye merry gentlemen'

23

23

Joy to the world

Play Carol 'The Holy and the Ivy'

24

24

‘The star that they had seen in the east went before them until it stopped above the place where the child was.’

Matthew 2:9

Play Carol 'Silent Night'

25

25

Happy Christmas!

A huge thank you to everyone who decorated their windows for the trail, also to Chris Hunt-Watts for sharing the carol recordings project and all those performers - you talented lot!

We hope you've felt the Comfort & Joy
May God bless you all.

Play Carol 'All I want for Christmas'