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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Kids’ Easter Vigil

This Easter Vigil is designed for children and youth. It takes kids through the major events of Holy Week and helps them understand the reason for our Easter celebration. You can make it as complex or simple as you want. We use this vigil to introduce our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Click to download the pdf: Kids Easter Vigil Script 2015

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Call to Worship for Lent 5 A

Call to Worship for Lent 5 Year A based on John 11:1-45, the raising of Lazarus.

The Call

We come together and cry out to God:

    We are sick, we are hurting, we are dying, Lord! Come quick!
Jesus says, “The illness isn’t fatal. I will be glorified through it.”
    But we are in such pain, we can’t go on! Where are you, Lord?
We are in the darkest place, the stench of death surrounds us. We are done.
    “If you had only been here sooner, Lord!”
Jesus weeps and says, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though they die. Do you believe this?”
    Yes, Lord, we believe! Show us! Work miracles out of our greatest tragedies!
MARTHA-WEEPING

Call to Worship for Lent 4 A

A Call to Worship for Lent 5 Year A based on John 9:1-38, the man born blind

The Call
God has called us to come
   to heal the blindness of our souls.
In our faith our eyes are opened,
   our lives are transformed.
The world will want to know how we have come to see things so differently.
   God make us ready to tell the world about Christ’s healing power.
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Call to Worship for Lent 3 A

Call to Worship for Lent 3 Year A based on John 4:5-30, 39-42, the woman at the well
The Call
We’ve come to the source
   in search of a drink.
God alone gives water that quenches our thirst forever.
    Give us this living water, oh God!
Our souls thirst as we work to follow Christ.
    Fill us so we become a spring bubbling with life!
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