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Verses of Scripture:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart,
your soul, your mind and all your strength.
Love your neighbor as yourself.
God is with us and will see us through this
COVID-19 virus, we just must love!!
Bible Verse Devotional for this Week:
Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths.
We definitely must be doing this in the days of COVID-19. He knows our plans we just must trust him and acknowledge and thank him for being with us.
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Scriptures for Holy Week from Miss Patricia:
Monday - Mark 11:15-18
Idea: If you were a reporter sent to cover this story, you would ask these questions. Can you answer them all?
What did Jesus do at the Temple?
Why did he do that?
How did the Temple leaders feel about waht Jesus did and said?
Tuesday - Matthew 26:14-25 and 27:1-10
Read the sad story about what Judas did during Holy Week.
Wednesday - Luke 22:31-34, 54-62
Find the happy ending to this story in John 21:1-19. Then draw a tear drop with a heart around it because Jesus forgives Peter and us.
Maundy Thursday - Luke 22:7-20
Today we remember Jesus' last meal with his disciples before he was killed. It was also the night he invented communion. At one meal today, put some bread and juice in the middle of your table. Read the story aloud while everyone at the table eats the bread and drinks the juice.
Good Friday - Tenebrae Readings
If you have seven candles you can light them and extinguish one after each reading and end in darkness. The Last Supper - Matthew 26:26-30; Jesus Prays in a Garden - Mark 14:32-42; Jesus is Arrested - Mark 14:43-46; Jesus is Tried - Matthew 26:57-67, 27:11-31; Jesus is Killed - Luke 23:26-49; Jesus is Buried - Matthew 27:57-60.
Saturday - Saturday was a sad, quiet day for Jesus' friends. They could not believe Jesus was dead. Saturday of Holy Week is a quiet day for Christians today. We remember all the sad stories of Holy Week and quietly get ready for the happy Sunday that is coming. To get ready for Easter write an Easter prayer for tomorrow. Think back over the stops on our Holy Week journey then finish each of the prayer sentences below.
Thank you, God for _________________
We're sorry, God, about ______________
God, help us _______________________
We pray in Jesus' name, Amen.
Easter Sunday - Easter is the happiest day in the year for Christians. Read Matthew's story about what happened on the first Easter - Matthew 28:1-8.
Collect "Alleluias" today. The word "Alleluia" is not in the Bible story about Easter, but if you stay alert you may see, hear, say and sing it lots today. You might see an "Alleluia" in a banner or poster. You may hear a choir sing the word. You will almost certainly sing an Easter song with over a dozen "Alleluias" in it! Listen for "Alleluia!" in prayers too. "Alleluia means praise and Thank God.
These ideas were from Sharing the Easter Faith with Children by Carolyn C. Brown.
Items you could have for each day are:
Monday - Feather
Tuesday - Coins
Wednesday - Tear Drop
Maundy Thursday - Bread and Juice
Good Friday - Nail
Saturday - Nothing
Sunday - Alleluia Banner
Also, the liturgical colors if you want to do a cross and put colors on it are:
Palm Sunday through Thursday is purple
Good Friday and Saturday are black
Easter is white.
I hope this helpful as we celebrate this important week in our Christian Journey.
Holy Week Blessings,