Today, on the Second Sunday of Advent, at the 10.30am Celebrate! service, we travelled a little closer to Bethlehem on our Advent journey.

But who will show us the way?

Mary, Joseph and the donkey are travelling too. They will show us the way.

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Mary and Joseph have a secret. An angel came to them and said, ‘Do not be afraid. Be joyful. You will have God’s special Son. You will name him Jesus.’

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Mary must have been so tired travelling to Bethlehem. Sometimes she walked and when she got tired she rode on the donkey. And when she could no longer ride she walked very slowly along the road. They must have been the last people coming up the road to Bethlehem on that first Christmas Eve.

So stop…watch…pay attention…something incredible is going to happen in Bethlehem.

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Join us next Sunday, 15th December, at 10.30am for Celebrate!, our family friendly service, as we take our next steps on the journey to Bethlehem.

(With thanks to ‘Young Children and Worship’ by Sonja M Stewart and Jerome W Berryman on which our journey is based)