Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. There are four Sundays of Advent leading up to Christmas. The word ‘advent’ means ‘coming’. During this time we look forward to our Lord’s coming as a human baby at Bethlehem and also to his final coming as king at the end of time.
Today is also Christmas Eve. You can find a full suite of resources for Christmas Eve, including links to children’s plays, here.
Lighting candles on an Advent Wreath is a long-held tradition in the Lutheran church. You can find information on making an Advent wreath and candle-lighting liturgy here.