Every year, when we worship in person on Palm Sunday, the children begin the worship service by walking into the sanctuary waving palm branches high in the air. (Maybe you’ve done this before and you remember what it’s like.) This marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most important week in the Christian calendar.
Waving branches high in the air reminds us of the story about Jesus, when he entered the city of Jerusalem on a donkey and the people greeted him by making a path out of palm branches.
As you might already know, this Palm Sunday we are kind of sad because we can’t worship in person. 😞 We will miss seeing you wave palm branches in person.
But we have another idea and we’d love your help! We think it would be fun to find a special way to do this for this Sunday, using online resources.
Would you be able to help us out? We sure hope so!
Here are the instructions:
1 📖 Read the Bible story about Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey (Matthew 21:1-11)
2 🍃 Think about different things you have in your home. Work with your family to come up with an idea about how you can use different things in your home to create a pathway that someone like Jesus could travel on, maybe even on his donkey! Perhaps you could make a path with leaves or bricks in your backyard, or maybe you could use chalk and draw a path on your driveway. These are just ideas, feel free to be creative and have fun!
3 📸 Send us a picture of your pathway, and we will include it in our Palm Sunday worship service this Sunday! If you want to be in the picture then that’s great too, just make sure the grownups you live with say that it’s okay for your picture to be used in our online worship service.
4 📺 Watch our Palm Sunday worship service online this Sunday at 10am and you can see your picture in our worship service, for the whole world to see!
5 📧 Make sure all pictures are emailed to Rev. Phil no later than this Friday, April 3. That way there’s time to include them.
Thanks so much for helping make Palm Sunday special! We can’t wait to see your pictures!