All Saints' Day
BREAD AND COMMUNITY
Sunday, November 1 is All Saints' Day. This is a day in the church when we remember every member of our community including ones who have died. We invite you to watch a video with Mrs. Lawrence, Head of School at St. Thomas Early Learning Center. She will tell you a short story of how bread represents our St. Thomas community. Then bake your bread and remember that you are also an important of of the St. Thomas community and especially those who have died.
COUNT DOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Take the green playdough and make a snake. Wrap the snack around the white votive candle. Then put the blue and pink candles in the green playdough.
A SHOOT WILL COME FROM THE STUMP OF JESSE; FROM HIS ROOTS A BRANCH WILL BEAR FRUIT. ISAIAH 11:1
The Jesse Tree tradition comes from the imagery found in Isaiah. Jesse, the father of David, is the great ancestor of Jesus, and the Jesse Tree symbolizes Jesus’ family tree.
Go outside to find a branch. Secure the branch so it stands up. Each day color and hang an ornament on the tree as you count down to Christmas. Together your family can read scripture, wonder and do an activity together.