A reflection for Youth Sunday from Joyce DeGreeff, from Psalm 147:1-12 and John 20:1, 11-18
Psalm 23, John 10:11-18, Jeremiah 23:1-2, Ezekiel 34:2-10
On Maundy Thursday, eight interactive prayer stations set up in our sanctuary took participants through the story of Holy Week, from Palm Sunday through Holy Saturday. It was a unique, reflective, and engaging way to experience the journey of Jesus’ last week. Thank you to all who participated and made this event possible.
What could be more fun and joyous than gathering together in our beautiful Welcome Garden to celebrate Palm Sunday, coloring posters and making our own instruments, and processing around the neighborhood? Adding a REAL pony! Enjoy the slideshow of our fantastic celebration!
Here are some of the pieces of our Easter worship to enjoy and share!
A Slideshow of photos from our Children’s Ministries Easter Event (thanks Ruth!):
A wonderful video of Halle, Halle with dancing! Thanks Chris, Emily, Jim, and many others!
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-25
Over the course of three hours, more than fifty members and friends of Sunday Fellowship paraded through the sanctuary visiting prayer stations depicting the last week of Jesus’ life. For most of us, it was the first time we had physically been inside the church since 2020 and it felt good.
One station invited us to add our own figures to the crowd of people watching Jesus ride into Jerusalem on a donkey. Another offered each of us our own purple scroll with teachings Jesus might have preached about in the Temple after he chased away the moneychangers. We took home cloth with a drop of fragrant oil and tiny loaves of bread to remind us of the Last Supper. We lit prayer candles, we painted rocks and we walked a palm strewn path up to a cross. What better way to enter holy week than to finally be able to engage in worship with our whole bodies?!
Many thanks to everyone who helped prepare the space and materials for Sunday Fellowship to enjoy. Please enjoy some pictures of the day.
Psalm 119:10-16, Jeremiah 31:31-34
It may have been a bit cold but the sun was shining and the fire was roaring, and that was enough to give the Youth Group time for a little fresh air and a glimpse of spring. Lent feels especially long this year, after so many months of pandemic living. So it’s good to come together and be reminded of the gifts of nature, laughter, and friendship as we prepare for Easter – a new beginning full of hope and possibility.
Our WCUC Senior Virtual Choir recorded this piece by Sir John Stainer (1840-1901). Thank you to all who participated!