Reflection Video for Holy Week

I made this video as a time of reflection after my sermon on Maundy Thursday last year.

Video images of the Holy Land: ‘Time Land’ by Noam Armonn
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f14U1ObHgW8)
Music: ‘Beautiful City’ from Godspell sung by Hunter Parish
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXezjFLTl-c)

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Palm Sunday Responsive Reading

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Image from Defining Grace blog

I always try to find an alternative to a sermon for Palm Sunday so I can get a head start on Holy Week. This year I developed a responsive reading that covers the highlights of the events between Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday. We read the regular lectionary text for Palm Sunday from Matthew in the usual spot in worship. Where the sermon goes I gave a brief introduction and used the following responsive reading. It’s about the same length as a sermon it’s broken up with verses of a hymn so it filled the same amount of time. This liturgy uses the CEB translation of Matthew 21:12-17; 22:1-10, 34-40; 23:23-28, 37-39; 24:1-2, 36-44; 25:31-40; 26:1-5.

Click here for the PDF: Palm Sunday 2017 responsive scripture reading