CHRISTINGLE SERVICE

We held our Christingle Service on Sunday December 11th 2016.

The Rainbows, Brownies and their parents joined us. Our Music group also played.

What is the meaning of Christingle?

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  • A sweet, juicy, shiny orange represents the goodness of the earth that God created.
  • Four sticks (cocktail sticks) are put into four corners of the top side of the orange. These represent the four seasons of the year.
  • Onto each stick is threaded dried fruit like sultanas or raisins. This represents all the goodness of the fruit of the earth and the richness of animals and birds that God has provided on his earth. Sometimes we use small jelly sweets or candy.
  • A red ribbon wrapped around the orange and fixed in place with a pin represents the blood of Jesus who died for the salvation of the whole world.
  • The white candle is placed in the very top of the orange into a pre-prepared hole. Sometimes some foil is used to help fix the candle into position. This candle represents Jesus, the light of the world, God’s son.

Everyone enjoyed the service and took a Christingle home to remind them that Jesus is the Light of the world.

 

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Sing Christingle

The Christingle begins with an orange,

Like the world which the Lord God made,

For creation is full of his glory,

All around we see His love displayed.

 

Sing Christingle, Sing Christingle!

Sing Christingle, it’s the light of Christ.

Sing Christingle, Sing Christingle!

Sing Christingle, light of Christ.

 

 Every year we give thanks for the seasons,

And the fruits of the earth to share,

The Christingle is here to remind us,

That the love of God is everywhere.

 

CHORUS

 

God of love, we give thanks now for Jesus,

We remember his birth again,

But the red ribbon around the Christingle,

Tells the story of his cross and pain.

 

CHORUS

 

To complete the Christingle: a candle,

Telling us of the world’s true light,

For the darkness shall not overcome it,

Jesus shines on in the darkest night!