Journeying through Holy Week and into Easter with Children

As we journey toward Holy Week and look toward Easter, you might be thinking about how you might honor this most important week of the Christian liturgical year with children. Scroll below and you will find information about Easter too.

Holy Week ideas:

  • During the week, go through your Holy WeekIMG_2669 5 Box that the children made last week in gathering time.  If you’d like one, I have extras. You could also make your own.
  • Read the Bible with your children.  Start at Matthew 26, Mark 13 or Luke 22 and read through the end. We will be reading the John text in church on Sunday.
  • This resource from the First Presbyterian Church of New York is good for more ideas and reflection.
  • The United Methodist Church also explains it well here.
  • You could also recreate your own worm composting bin.  Here is my most recent post on it.
  • Come to the sanctuary anytime when we are open (Wednesday, Thursday 8 am until 9 pm, Friday 8 am – 5 pm and Saturday 8 am – 1 pm) and take a self-guided reflective tour of the sanctuary windows going from Creation to Revelation.  (better for older children.) 
  • Come to the Maundy Thursday soup supper at 6 pm and the service at 7 pm.  We will be having the service in a circle this year in the Radcliffe Room.  Instead of foot washing, we do hand washing.  We will also serve communion.  It is interactive.  Childcare is available from 6 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • Come to Good Friday service at 12 noon in the sanctuary.  We will read and meditate on the last 7 words of Christ.    Or, honor the day at home and talk about God knows our sadness and our pain.  IMG_2673 5

Easter Sunday Announcements:

  • All children are invited to SING at the 8:45 am service.  Please arrive by 8:00 am to practice.
  • There is a special Easter breakfast at 7:45 and 9:45 am in Peter Marshall Hall.
  • All children are invited to an Easter Egg hunt in Peter Marshall Hall at 10:15 am.
  • There is no Sunday School on Easter.  We WILL have Worship Play at both services and will do a special Easter planting project to conclude our worm-bin composting experience for the season.





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