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Advent/Simbang Gabi Schedule 2011


The SEASON of ADVENT is COMING. Advent (from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming”) is a season observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation … SCCD having observed this season is getting more excited to experience the preparation and the expectation of the coming birth of Christ.

1st Sunday of Advent is on November 27, 2011. The Season of Advent and Christmas is a celebration of truth about God, the revelation of God in Christ whereby all of creation might be reconciled to God. That is a process in which we now participate and the consummation of which we anticipate. Scripture reading for Advent will reflect on accountability for faithfulness at His coming, judgement on sin and the hope for eternal life. Advent is marked by a spirit of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, and of longing. (UCCP Calendar Discerning and Obeying God’s Will in These Critical Times)

Advent Exhorters Workshop 3rd Saturday November 19 at 3PM. Calling all Advent preachers/Exhorters: A reflection workshop will be held in the afternoon to understand, meditate on the assigned questions, to center and discern the true value of Christmas. Below are the exhorters

Over-all Theme:  “Discerning the Value of Christmas” Luke 2

December 16 – Where were you living when you were seven years old? (the journey of Mary/Joseph)

Exhorter: Pastor Bea Hernandez             Text: Luke 2:1-5

December 17 – What was the weather like around Christmas time?

Exhorter: Rev. Ronell Hernandez            Text: Matthew 2:1-2

December 18 – Who did most of the decorating of the tree? (glory of the Lord shone)

Exhorter: CYF Pres. Anjell Samonte       Text: Luke 2:9

December 19 – What special tradition did your family observe at Christmas? (worship)

Exhorter: Lay Preacher Wilma Pelagio   Text: Matthew 2:1-2

December 20 – What is your earliest memory of a Christmas morning? (the birth of Jesus)

Exhorter: Elder Willie Ramos   Text: Luke 2:6-7

December 21 – When and where did you open your presents?(to the house they saw the child)

Exhorter: Elder Natalia Cantada              Text: Matthew 2:11

December 22 – What Christmas presents stands out in your memory? (Bethlehem and Ramah)

Exhorter: President Allan Samonte         Text: Matthew 2:6,18

December 23 – Who was the person in your family who made Christmas special? (angel/message)

Exhorter: Educator Teena Saquilayan  Text: Luke 2:10

December 24 – What tradition would you like to continue with your children? (Jesus grew in the temple)

Exhorter: Pastor Bea Hernandez             Text: Luke 2:39-40

Below are the families who will serve as Advent Candle Lighters:

1st Sunday of Advent – November 27 – Ocat Family
2nd Sunday of Advent – December 4 – Roldan Family
3rd Sunday of Advent – December 11 – Fulleros Family
4th Sunday of Advent – December 18 – Aviles Family
5th Sunday of Advent – December 25 – Rayco Family

FAMILY groups to HOST our SIMBANG GABI Coffee Fellowship is back. This year’s coffee fellowship after Simbang Gabi will be hosted by families in response to remembering the values of Christmas when families join together to share the blessings with the community. Last year’s sponsorship for coffee fellowship was headed by CRO’s and Board. Letters on this regard shall be given by the Pastoral team.