We’ve traditionally had low attendance for Good Friday services, so a few years ago we moved to holding open Good Friday prayer stations for most of the day. This allows many more people to participate. When you download the PDF of this year’s prayer stations you’ll get all the written materials you’ll need along with signs and a list of other the items for each station.
This year we worked hard to find prayer stations that didn’t need a lot of work to set up and didn’t require things we’d have to go searching for. I expect set-up and tear-down will take less than an hour! These are a compilation of various ideas we’ve found or come up with so you can use freely!
Download the complete Good Friday Prayer Stations PDF here
Check out my past posts for Maundy/Holy Thursday ideas and a fun Easter Sunrise Worship.
Happy Holy Week! God’s got this! And remember, no matter what happens (or doesn’t happen) this week Jesus will rise on Easter morning! TBTG! 😀
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Here is the Call to Worship I wrote for the last week of our Overwhelmed Sermon Series. This week’s focus is on being overwhelmed by the world and our scriptures are John 3:16-17 & 16:33.
God calls us to worship
and we come with images of fires and floods in our minds,
with hurting and worry in our hearts,
overwhelmed by all the bad news.
God calls us to worship to remind us goodness and life will always win
and God has already conquered this world.
God calls us to worship to revive us
for being agents of peace and justice in all places.
Not sure what to preach on for the rest of the summer? Struggling to plan ahead? Drowning in the work of ministry? Feeling overwhelmed? Well, you’re in the right place.
I’m excited to share with you a new sermon series on feeling overwhelmed. I believe offering peace and rest is one of the great gifts The Church can provide for over-worked culture.
Download it here: Worship Plan for Overwhelmed series
I’m using this series as a lead-up to the start of school and our ‘Back to Church Sunday’. It seems like a good time to offer words of comfort and hope for those of us who feel chronically overwhelmed. I will definitely be preaching to myself for these 5 weeks!
I will be sharing prayers and a Call to Worship for each week, so stay tuned for more!
I adapted this theme from Rev. Amy Probst at Mafair UMC in Kingsport TN.
I hope this will enrich your ministry! Blessings & Peace to you!