Season of the Church Year: Common Time “Great Green Growing” Season (Liturgical Color: Green)
Story in Scripture: Isaiah 9:6
Today, your child learned about the Advent Jesse Tree. Throughout the month of Advent, we will be discussing and decorating a tree in the main children’s room, but each student worked today to create their own Jesse Tree ornament set to take home. I highly recommend that you follow the Jesse Tree curriculum at home as well. Although we will be discussing it each Sunday, we will not have enough time to devote to each of the 23 days’ topics. Also, please take advantage of the Trinity Kids Lending Library (beside the check-in desk) and check out a book or two to assist your family in your Advent celebrations at home.
These websites are also valuable during this sacred season of preparation for the birth of our Lord and Savior:
Guiding Questions for Discussion:
I wonder why we need to get ready for Christmas… for Jesus’ birthday?
I wonder how we can make our hearts ready for Christmas?
I wonder how it must have been for Mary and Joseph to get ready for Jesus’ birthday?
I wonder what you might do to get ready at home or at school?
“Dear God, thank you for the promise of the Christ child. Your story pointed the way to Jesus all along. Help us to prepare our hearts and minds for Christmas. Amen.”