Holy Week Resource of the Day

Lent

Welcome to Holy Week! I have found or developed several resources that are perfect for following Jesus through Holy Week.  I picked one for each day, and hope that you will enjoy them as much as I have!

Monday of Holy Week

Shift Worship Video:  this video shows the entire story of Holy Week in a fresh way.

Tuesday of Holy Week

During the season of Lent, I have tried to spend more time in intentional prayer.  My preferred method has been coloring prayer.  You can learn more about it here:

https://goodgodideas.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/quiet-lent-prayer-resource-1-coloring/

While I color-prayed, I listened to this playlist.  I think it makes a great soundtrack for Holy Week:

Wednesday in Holy Week

Are you looking for some home devotions for all ages to do during the three Holy Days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday?  Check out this free resource from Milestones Ministry:

https://vfmmilestonesministry.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/tfh-20160324-color.pdf

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday’s activity was suggested by a member of our parish. If you have any children in your life, make a effort to wash their feet in the name of Jesus today. Then, let them wash yours. It will be a holy moment!  Here is a pic and pdf to help you remember this experience:

Maundy Thursday meme 2016

Maundy Thursday Foot Hand-Out 2016

Good Friday

During the season of Lent, our parish has been Journeying Around the Cross with Jesus, a special resource created for our parish to mark time during Lent.  You can learn more about this resource here:

https://familygodtime.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/journey-around-the-cross-a-new-way-to-mark-time-during-lent/

On Good Friday, we turn the cross over to reveal the black side, like this:

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This side reminds us that the cross leads to death for Jesus.  Here is a prayer that you can pray for the next couple of days while Jesus remains in the grave:

Dear Jesus, we thank you for loving us enough to die for us.  Help us to be faithful as we wait for you to come back to life.  In your name we pray, Amen.

Here is a pdf of this same prayer in hand-out form:  Journey Around the Cross Good Friday 2016

Holy Saturday

In our community, Holy Saturday usually means it is time for the community egg hunt.  Here is another free resource from Milestones Ministry to make this moment a holy moment:

https://vfmmilestonesministry.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/06-easter-egg-blessing.pdf

I hope that these resources are useful for you and your ministry.  May God bless your Holy Week! –Pastor Breen

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