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Published on November 29, 2008

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CANDLE-LIGHTING CEREMONY : CANDLE-LIGHTING CEREMONY ENGR. LIZETTE IVY G. CATADMAN (author) LEADER : LEADER Have you ever wondered why most ceremonies employ candles? To some churches, the candle plays an important part of their worship. They light candles when they want their supplications reach heaven. LEADER : LEADER To some people, ceremonies, and programs such as this, lighting candles represents the unity of people in their commitment to face whatever the future may bring and be guided by the wisdom that comes from GOD. EVERYONE : EVERYONE What’s with a candle that makes it so special? A candle is just wax with a thread inside. LEADER : LEADER A candle seems so simple yet its purpose is very profound. IT PROVIDES LIGHT!!! LEADER : LEADER It is very symbolic as well. A candle symbolizes LIFE. The light of the candle symbolizes the presence of GOD in our lives. LEADER : LEADER The Big Candle in the middle represents GOD. The smaller candles we hold in our hands represents our lives. LEADER : LEADER The length of the candle represents the length of time we live on this earth. The wax represents our physical bodies that melt away through the years. The thread or wick represents our souls. Our souls are our link to our Father who gave us life. LADIES : LADIES I John 1:15 This is the message we have heard from Him and declares to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. GENTLEMEN : GENTLEMEN John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” EVERYONE : EVERYONE Our lives started when GOD gave a part of Himself to us. Our candles were lighted. Our journey through life began. EVERYONE : EVERYONE There were times when the light of our candles stood proud and bright! There were times when it grew dim and dying. There were times when forces threatened to extinguish the light but we persevered. That’s why we are still here. GENTLEMEN : GENTLEMEN Although things are not perfect Because of trials or pain Continue in thanksgiving Do not begin to blame Even when the times are hard Fierce winds are bound to blow LADIES : LADIES God is forever able Hold on to what you know Imagine life without His love Joy would cease to be Keep thanking Him for all the things Love imparts to thee TEACHERS & MENTORS : Move out of “Camp Complaining” No weapon known on earth Can yield to the power That praise can do Quit focusing too much on the future Redeem the time at hand TEACHERS & MENTORS STUDENTS : STUDENTS Start every day with worship To “thank” is a command Until we see Him coming Victorious in the sky We’ll run the race with gratitude Exalting God Most High. LEADER : LEADER The light of GOD is wisdom, heavenly guidance, and hope. LADIES : LADIES Psalm 119:105 Your Word is a lamp to my feet and light for my path. GENTLEMEN : GENTLEMEN Psalm 119:130 The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. LEADER : LEADER GOD has allowed us to be educated so that we will be wise and not be ignorant of the realities. So that we will not be too deaf to hear the cries of our brethren, or be too blind to see the injustices and corruption going on around us. EVERYONE : EVERYONE God not only granted us the potential to acquire His wisdom and compassion, but He has also shown us how we should live our lives and how to live it in the service of our fellowmen. EVERYONE : EVERYONE God did not intend that we keep our own light to ourselves. We are but stewards of the light or life that He gave us. The light is meant to be shown and shared. EVERYONE : EVERYONE Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. TEACHERS & MENTORS : TEACHERS & MENTORS We were called to the profession to be of service to these young leaders and students. To help them achieve their potentials. To teach them to be of service, likewise, to their fellow students, friends, families, and foes. To take pride in their accomplishments and to teach them to be good stewards of all the blessings God has poured upon their lives. OFFICERS : OFFICERS Our mission and mandate is clear. We will do everything we can to make the organization alive, active, and responsible. To be sensitive to the needs and open to the opinions of our members. MEMBERS : MEMBERS We will do our part and aid our Officers in whatever endeavors that the organization has decided to pursue… whether it is for fellowshipping and fun or for helping people in need of our assistance. EVERYONE : EVERYONE Psalm 23 (Paraphrased) The Lord is my engineer and builder; I shall not fail or be burned-out. He installed the power in my heart; All of His commands and specifications are precise. His plan guides me to the right choices for His name’s sake. EVERYONE : EVERYONE Even though I pass through problems of life, I will fear no wear-outs and rusts, for He is my back-up. His breakers will protect me. He prepares ancillary units before me in the presence of my enemies. His help is only a relay away. EVERYONE : EVERYONE Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life and my terminals will be merged with His through a transformer forever and ever. Amen. ORDER OF HOW THE LIGHT OF THE CANDLE WILL BE PASSED ON : ORDER OF HOW THE LIGHT OF THE CANDLE WILL BE PASSED ON Slide 31: BIG CANDLE TEACHERS & MENTORS CLASS OFFICERS MEMBERS OTHER GUESTS

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