During the season of Lent, we will share weekly Scripture readings, prayers and rituals for all ages to observe Lent At Home, as well as special rituals for Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. You can follow the series on the blog and/or download the full Lent At Home worship guide and calendar here.
Week 7, April 10-16: From Power Over to Power With
Light one candle.
Prayer: Jesus, sometimes we want to be powerful, to be in control, instead of collaborating with others to do good work through your power. Open us to the kind of power you showed in your death and resurrection.
April 10: It’s Palm Sunday! Worship God in community.
April 11: Read Luke 19:28-40. Open your weekly box and place the symbols (leaf or palm branch) you discover on your Lenten centerpiece.
April 12: Read Isaiah 50:4-9. Jesus knew these words of the prophet Isaiah. Imagine him thinking of these words during the week leading to his death.
April 13: Read Philippians 2:5-8. Make a cross out of found materials (sticks and string, Legos or straws) and place it on your Lenten centerpiece.
April 14: Do the Maundy Thursday ritual in this resource, or attend a communal worship service.
April 15: Do the Good Friday ritual in this resource, or attend a communal worship service.
April 16: When Jesus died, the Light of the World went out. Don’t turn on any lights today.
Visit MC USA’s Faith Formation page to find a one-stop hub of formation resources for all ages, curated through an Anabaptist lens.