At our 10:30 services during Advent, we will decorate a Jesse Tree. The first Jesse Trees were large carvings, tapestries, or stained glass windows in churches that helped illiterate people learn about the Bible, from creation to the Christmas story. Jesse Trees are now used as a kind of Advent calendar. Each week, children will place ornaments for the coming weeks symbols upon the Jesse Tree in church. Below are those that will be placed today, the first Sunday of Advent, representing the whole week.
Sunday- The Jesse Tree-1 Samuel 16:1-13
Tuesday- Adam and Eve- Genesis 3:1-24
Wednesday- Noah and the Flood Genesis 6:11-22, 8:6-12
Monday- The Birth of Life – Genesis- 1:24-28
Thursday -Father Abraham- Genesis 12:1-7, 13:2-18
Friday- Isaac and the Ram- Genesis 22:1-14
Saturday- Jacob and his Dream- Genesis 27:41-28:22