Open Advent Window 16 – Shepherd at Manger

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The Shepherds – a narrative

A Poem from the Shepherd’s Presepctive

It was like any other night in winter.
We were alert.
The predators are always hungry in these months.
Lamb is always on their menu.
The cold, froze our words.
We were shivering
and then
we were still shivering
but now in fear.
Out of nowhere,
well, the sky really,
this amazing light shone.
Day, in the middle of the night!
Shivering, trembling, cowering.
Nothing to hide behind –
except sheep.
Even Big Jacob was jelly!

The bright being declared,
“Don’t be afraid,
I’ve come to give you news
of the Christ – the Messiah.”

It’s a baby!
In Bethlehem!

So we bolted for Bethlehem,
The sheep could look after themselves,
for a while.
This news was too good to miss!

We found a mum, dad and baby,
by a feed trough,
and somehow,
as the mum, Mary
showed the baby to us,
we just knew, what the angel said was true.
She held God in her hands!
And our lives, and the world,
Would never be the same

A Poem by Pieter Stok

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them …

Read on in Luke 2:8-20

Remember the Letter of the Day

Each Advent Day we reveal one letter. When you visit the Window, somewhere around Westbury-n-Trym, you will see that the QR code poster has a letter. Collect all 24 letters and rearrange them in to a four letter phrase. If you submit the phrase here, you will enter a prize draw. Submissions close on Sunday 10th January 2021.

Here is a clue to get you started:

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Entries for the competition have now closed.

Print and Colour a Nativity Scene

Each Advent Day we will provide one page for you to print, colour, cut and arrange in to a Nativity Tableaux.

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