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'Holy Week' tagged posts

What Does Good Friday Teach Us?

We ought to cringe when looking on the crucifixion. It is stark. It is ugly. It is about betrayal, and torture, and execution and abandonment and death. Why should God have anything to do with us in this? God should shake God’s head and walk away. It is beneath God to have anything to do…

Holy Week Passports for Children

  Q: What is a Holy Week Passport? A: A guide for children to understand and be prepared to worship with their family Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. Each service has its own page in the passport with scripture, age-appropriate definitions, and what to look for in the worship services. Kids…

The Week of Passion

Lord Jesus, thou who was “born that we no more may die,” as we stand on the brink of the week of your passion scripture makes it clear that your love comes at terrible price and that your grace is not some divine whim. When you raised your friend Lazarus from his grave: – You…

Maundy Thursday Prayer

Holy God, source and sovereign, you put all power and authority into the hands of Christ— Christ, who washes our feet in humble service. Teach us to love one another as Christ has loved us, so that everyone will know that we are his disciples; through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray. John 13:1-17, 31b-35