As we continue to journey in the footsteps of Christ this week, here are a few more resources to help you explore and experience Holy Week. Keep checking back each day of Holy Week as we’ll be unpacking over the next few days what Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday have meant in the history of the church.
Holy Week is a time to appropriately mourn before the celebration of Easter – I can find it so difficult to face into the reality of what Christ went through during Holy Week – it can be so much easier to rush to the celebration of Easter Sunday and bypass the journey of Christ to the cross! But even though it isn’t easy, I feel how important and necessary it is to worship Christ through both my mourning and celebration. May you find strength and courage to press into the difficult but worthy invitations of Holy Week.
Grace and Peace to you!
Jenna and The Practice Team
What Do Our Kids Need to Learn about Easter by Amy Julia Becker on Thin Places
This helpful theological reflection begs the question, how do we mourn the death of Jesus and celebrate his resurrection with our children? An important read for anyone exploring Holy Week within the context of family!
The Answer is Easter by Rick Warren
Pastor Rick Warren talks about how through Easter, Jesus gave us a model for handling pain. Learn about three situations that you will continue to experience in life and how Easter holds the answers to get you through your darkest days to discover joy.
Lectionary Readings from the Revised Common Lectionary by The Transforming Center
We’ve been exploring and using readings from the lectionary throughout our liturgies and services over the past months. Check out this helpful guide provided by The Transforming Center – The lectionary readings for each week include an Old Testament reading, a Psalm, an Epistle and a Gospel that share a common theme. Following the lectionary helps us pray and engage Scripture together even when we are apart. We encourage you to especially enjoy and follow the readings of Holy Week!