Angels

Welcome to Park Avenue’s Christmas Trail

Christmas will undoubtedly be different for many of us this year and churches are called to respond differently.  Several churches are taking part to remind you of their presence using this excellent resource from Scripture Union.  We are so pleased that you have taken part in the Christmas Trail.  As you can see we at Park Avenue are representing ‘Angels’.  The angels played a very important part in the Christmas story and shared good news.

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.”

Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.”

“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

How to make an Angel

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In Search of Christmas

Click the link below if you would like to watch the video again

In Search of Christmas: Mary – YouTube