Holy Week Playlist

Holy Week is the week before Easter. During this time, we join Jesus in His last days of life from Palm Sunday to Maundy Thursday, His death on Good Friday, and then celebrate the joy of His resurrection on Easter Sunday.

 

This playlist includes opportunities for faith-filled conversations and activities for your family to learn together during Holy Week. 

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Holy Week

Palm Sunday

 Maundy Thursday

Good Friday

Activities

Do a Holy Week Scavenger Hunt

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Make a Resurrection Garden

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Read the Miracle Man together

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Resurrection garden

Try some Gospel Yoga

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Go on an Easter Nature Walk

Spring is here! Go for a walk and look for signs of new life around you.  Create a journal of drawings or photos of what you find as a reminder of the new life we have in Jesus’ death & resurrection.

Read & Watch...Wonder & Pray Together

Palm Sunday  Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey while the crowds cheered “Hosanna!” (which means “save us”) and waved palm branches.

 

Read: Matthew 21:1-11  or  Mark 11:1-1  or  Luke 19:28-38  or  John 12:12-13 in your Bible. Or…read the story in your children’s bible.

Wonder…

I wonder what it would have been like to see Jesus riding on a donkey?

If you were in the crowd, I wonder what would you shout?

Jesus was a different kind of king than expected.  I wonder what kind of king Jesus was like?

Pray:

Saving God, We praise Jesus’ name. We celebrate that you sent Jesus to love and to save the world. Be with us this week as we journey with Jesus. Amen.

Maundy Thursday  “Maundy” comes from the Latin word mandatus which means “commandment.” 

Read: Luke 22:7-20 & John 13:1-17,34 in your Bible. Or…read the story in your children’s bible.

Wonder:

I wonder if you’ve heard the words that Jesus said at the Last Supper before?

I wonder what it would have been like to have dinner with Jesus?

I wonder how the disciples felt when Jesus washed their feet?

 I wonder how we can show love to others like Jesus did?

Pray:

Caring God, Jesus’ last supper with his disciples was special for them, and it is still special for us today. Help us to share love to others, just as Jesus did. Amen

Good Friday Jesus died on the cross. This is a sad day… but it is not the end of the story! 

Wonder…

I wonder how today’s story makes you feel?

I wonder why this day is called Good Friday?

God never left Jesus through his pain and sadness. I wonder how you know God is with you when you are sad?

Pray:

Loving God, Today we are sad as we remember Jesus on the cross.  Thank you for being with us always – when we are happy AND when we are sad. Thank you for Jesus who shows us your never ending love for us. Amen.

Easter Sunday Alleluia! Christ is risen! Today we celebrate that Jesus rose from the dead and is alive!

Read: Matthew 28:1-10  or  Luke 24:1-11  or  Mark 16:1-10 or  John 20:10-18 in your Bible. Or…read the story in your children’s bible.

Wonder…

I wonder if you’ve even been surprised before? Share a good surprise with your family.

 

I wonder what Mary thought when she came to the tomb and it was empty?

 

Mary and the women went to tell others the good news that Jesus is risen. What good news can you tell others about Jesus?

Pray:

Alleluia! The Lord is risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia! Risen Lord, we praise you! We celebrate your love for the world through Jesus Christ. Help us to share the good news that Jesus is alive! Alleluia! Amen.

Songs

Ride On King Jesus

Shout Hosanna

Above All

At the Cross

One Two Three

Jesus is Alive

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Easter Song

Lord, I Lift your Name on High