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Faith Formation: Lent & Easter

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Holy Week & Easter

Easter Worship Video

Illustrated Ministry offers:

  • Virtual Easter Pageant 
  • An Illustrated Resurrection Set: Download and share this papercraft with families
  • An Illustrated Holy Week: Including children’s moment illustrations, children’s activity bulletins for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday, coloring pages, and interactive worship guides for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday (which would take some adapting to virtual church, but would give you some great material to get you started).
  • Easter Coloring Pages + Mosaic Poster Tiles: Whether you’re doing an outdoor service for Easter, a hybrid gathering, or continuing with virtual worship, you can create some beautiful art with our collection of Easter coloring pages and posters.

Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco     Lift-the-Flap Easter Stories for Young Children     Jesus is Risen!: An Easter Pop-Up Book     Little Ewe: The Story of One Lost Sheep     Looking for Jesus: A Manna and Mercy Easter Board Book     The Story of Easter     

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 for you. She also shares creative ideas for sermons and liturgical elements for Palm Sunday, The Easter Vigil and Easter Morning.

Watch for the Easer iteration of Ms. Suzy's Place; and find her other 8 videos here.

Children & Families

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As we look ahead to Holy Week, this blog post from Jessica Davis explores ways to include children in these important services.

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(for congregational use)                    (for family use)

Alleluia Butterfly Coloring Page & Poster     An Illustrated Labyrinth Meditation: Ash Wednesday     Psalms Coloring Pages - 8.5x11     Psalms coloring posters     Psalms intergenerational Devotional Guide     An Illustrated Lent for Families: Reflections on Prayer     An Illustrated Lent for Families: Reflections on the Heart     Seven Last Words coloring pages     Seven Last Words Devotional Guide     Stations of the Cross Devotional Guide     Stations of the Cross coloring pages     Stations of the Cross Coloring Posters

A Place for You Starter Pack

A Place for You Starter Pack introduces new communicants to Holy Communion with Dan Erlander's A Place for You Interactive Edition: My Holy Communion Book

Faith Alive Christian Resources offers a Lenten Faith Formation Resources list and two Great Ideas: Help Kids Count Down to Easter and Shrove Tuesday Party Packs.

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Tweens & Teens / Intergenerational

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.

Free Youth Lenten Devotional App from Spark House!

Seven Last Words Devotional Guide     Stations of the Cross Devotional Guide     Where Your Heart Is: An Illustrated Devotional

          

Yoga Devotions that pair texts for Palm Sunday, the Three Holy Days and Resurrection Sunday with movement and stretching.   

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Small Group Studies

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40-Day Lenten Practice: Strengthening Emotional Stamina to Counter White Fragility

The Damascus Project; Beth Godbee, instructor

Feb. 16-March 31, 2021

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM CST

$50/Individual

$150/group of 4-6

$300/group of 7+

Making Sense of the Cross Participant Book

from Augsburg Fortress; includes Participant Book, Leader Guide, and DVD

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An invitation to study, pray, reflect and give during ELCA World Hunger's 40 Day of Giving - for families, neighbors and communities around the world.

Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith

Has accompanying Leader GuideDVD and/or small group videos on Amplify.

To receive copies in time for Lent, place your order by phone and request an expedited order.

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The Plural Guild and The Many gathered 14 diverse writers, preachers, and teachers to compile Lent Another Way, a free downloadable ebook, which is a precursor to their daily Lenten e-course.

Churches Uniting in Christ

Churches Uniting in Christ offer their Lent & Easter 2021 Bible Studies and Sermons video series

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An Interactive Journal on Christian Social Justice

Disabling Lent: An Anti-Ableist Lenten Devotional

Personal Devotionals

               Image result for a habit called faith     A Story to Tell: Devotions for Lent 2021          Where Your Heart Is: An Illustrated Devotional