Advent: Day 17

Lego Calendar:

Activity:  Homeschool Group Christmas Party: take cookies to the nursing home/fire station, have an ornament exchange, wrap gifts and pray for the family we are sponsoring for Christmas through the CATCH program.
 #1 - waiting to go into the nursing home
#2- our cookies
#3 - half of our group waiting to hand out cookies
#4 - cookies anyone

After we finished handing out cookies at the nursing home we still had quite a few cookies left.  A few us of went to one of the fire stations to drop off cookies.  The firefighters were very grateful and decided to give us an impromptu tour.  The kids were very excited.

ornaments the kids received in the exchange:

 wrapping the gifts for our CATCH family

Bible Verses: Psalm 98

Sing to the LORD a new song,
   for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
   have worked salvation for him.
The LORD has made his salvation known
   and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
He has remembered his love
   and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
   the salvation of our God.

 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth,
   burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the LORD with the harp,
   with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
   shout for joy before the LORD, the King.

 Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
   the world, and all who live in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
   let the mountains sing together for joy; 

 let them sing before the LORD,
   for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
   and the peoples with equity.

1 Corinthians 13:1-7

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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