by Bret Myers
By Marty Wheeler Burnett (she/her/hers) on Feb 09, 2022
Read more here about moving it outdoors and making it interactive.
Rev. Emily Meyer shares hybrid and outdoor liturgies for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Morning.
A Sanctified Art offers a bundle of 11 multimedia ministry resources for the seasons of Lent-Easter, following the RCL Year C (all are digital files):
Download Illustrated MInistry's Palm Frond Coloring Page here.
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.