The Jesse Tree Advent tradition marks each day from the first Sunday in Advent to Christmas. The Jesse Tree uses ornaments to highlight moments in the Biblical storyline from Creation to the Cross.
The tradition of the Jesse Tree dates back to the Middle Ages, with the name "Jesse Tree" coming from Isaiah 11:1, "Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit." Jesse is the father of King David. The savior was to come from David’s family line.
During the Advent season, a Bible Story is read which relates to Jesus’ family or God’s people. To watch and listen to the story shared by a storyteller from the IN-KY Synod, , click on the ornament picture for the day. Hang an ornament for the day or color one in when finished.