Association of Lutheran Church Musicians has compiled a gorgeous video of musicians from around the country sharing Jesus Christ Is Risen Today. Let it be a rousing opener or closer for Easter worship!
Rev. Emily Meyer offers a neighborhood, intergenerational Good Friday Stations of the Cross with preparatory activities throughout Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday and a Leader Guide of the whole week, for you.
She also shares creative ideas for sermons, liturgical suggestions and full liturgies for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, The Easter Vigil and Easter Morning; with a comprehensive Family Guide, or options for breaking the week into Palm Sunday, Easter Vigil and Easter Morning.
Rev. Elsa Anders Cook shares a plethora of Holy Week resources in Holy Week in Coronatide. Many, but not all, are listed separately in these lib guides, but Rev. Cook offers creative ways to utilize her suggestions, as well!
Rather than attempting online worship, let this Maundy Thursday be a day of service like this church.
Sustain caring for neighbors with great love with a soundtrack and a big pot of soup/chili served outside. Share enfleshed's Blessing of the Meal or one of these Communion Liturgies, (see especially In the Uncertainty, which seems to name it all right now). Please don't do a seder of any kind. If tempted, read this.
Consider reinterpreting the violence inherent to this day with the SALT Project's take-home resource, Understanding the Cross
Maybe Good Friday is simply about lament; a space to grieve all that has been lost. God's Grief, The Many's pay-and-play service, Sojourner's collection of prayers or your own tradition's liturgy for the dying all speak to our too-familiar loss; enfleshed's prayer poems for grief and loss, their contemplative service of story and song, or this prayer for healing might be a good fit, too.
The Work of the People has curated a rich list for Holy Week, including Scattered Palms; a Psalm 118 Inspired Liturgy (for Palm Sunday or Easter Morning); Come and Take and Eat (among a long list for Maundy Thursday); The Old Story and Fruitful Darkness (among a long list for Good Friday); and Easter/Resurrection films.
Rev. Elsa Cook suggests: Maybe Maundy Thursday is a day where worship doesn't happen online in any form but it is a day of service like this church did.
Watch for the Easer iteration of Ms. Suzy's Place; and find her other 8 videos here.
Have Mercy from The Many releases on Ash Wednesday and includes their commissioned theme song for A Sanctified Art's, Again and Again; along with 3 other songs, Quiet Places, Do Not Fear, and Lamb of God. Go to their website or follow them on Spotify.
A Sanctified Art offers a slew of resources from liturgical elements, preaching prompts and study guides for Lent-Easter, Year B; check out their blog for some great worship and faith formation ideas.
The Worship Guidebook for Lent and the Three Days is a treasure trove of insights, images, and practical tips to deepen worship from Ash Wednesday to Easter. The Music Sourcebook expands the repertoire of resources for song from Ash Wednesday to Easter.
offers several Lenten film series:
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark: Everything Gets Birthed in the Dark (a six-session visual liturgy Lent series) and Lent Films: The Fruitful Darkness.
and many more
Please visit ALCM Virtual Easter Hymn and follow the instructions to submit your vocal and/or instrumental video by Friday, February 26.
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The Ministry Lab's Holy Week Liturgies include Palm Sunday, Holy Week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, which are preparatory activities for Good Friday's Stations of the Cross (and an Intro for Leaders), a list of Maundy Thursday suggestions, and full liturgies for Easter Vigil and Easter Morning.
Rev. Elsa Cook's This Year: An Easter Pageant for a Pandemic Year
Stations of the Cross Worship Videos, along with the included liturgical script and reflection booklet, allow you to create an interactive, virtual and contemplative Stations of the Cross worship experience.
Illustrated Ministry's Virtual Easter Pageant
UMC's Discipleship Ministries offers Tips for Ash Wednesday during Covid-19, including options for different contexts and scenarios.
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