1. Color the "JOY" candle sleeve. Traditionally, the peace candle is pink. But feel free to color it however you would like!
2. Roll the sleeve to create a cylinder and connect the right side to the left side with tape or glue. Be sure to connect the ends so that your candle is big enough!
3. Place the cupcake tin in the top of the cylinder, and place the tea light in that. The cupcake tin rim should sit on the top.
4. Place your candle on the wreath, light your candle, and read the scripture and discussion thoughts below.
SCRIPTURE & DISCUSSION THOUGHTS
Scripture Reading: Luke 2:8-20
The shepherds were probably resting after a long day of tending their sheep. Imagine how surprised they were by the Angels! They were afraid and confused, but the angels brought the good news of great joy! After they went to see baby Jesus, they didn't just go back to their sheep. Instead, they spread the word about what they had seen and they praised God for what he had done. The shepherds spread the news of joy, that is why this candle is also called "The Shepherd's Candle". How can we spread the word about Jesus? What are some things he has done for you?
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for giving us a reason to be joyful! We pray that we will be joyful always, even when it is hard! We also pray that we, like the shepherd, will spread the great joy this season! We love you. Amen.