Holy Week and Easter

We warmly welcome you and your family for online worship services this Holy Week and Easter. 

Easter time is a centerpiece of the church year, when we celebrate with joy the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

at-home easter activities

We are the Church, no matter where we meet. Join us this Holy Week and Easter, as we share the love of Christ with our neighbors, families, friends, and the St. Paul's congregation.


DRAW & DISPLAY

  • Share your Holy Week & Easter drawings. Video invitation from Pastor: watch here
    A fun and creative way to witness to your neighborhood during these holiest of days is to color a picture and place it in a prominent window in your house, condo, or apartment. In fact, why not create several pictures? Perhaps your grandchildren could draw pictures for you to display. Perhaps you could draw and color pictures for friends and relatives to display at their homes. Here are some suggestions:
    • Maundy Thursday – Communion chalice and host; grapes and bread
    • Good Friday – Cross or crucifix
    • Easter – Empty tomb; the risen Christ with the two men on the road to Emmaus; the risen Christ with the disciples in the upper room
  • Children's Bible story coloring pages: Holy Week and Easter themed: click here
  • Adult coloring pages: Easter crosses, Maundy Thursday: click here

SHARE PHOTOS

Smile! Front porch photos: Help us build our Easter season online photo album. We encourage households to take a picture of themselves holding their drawing(s) and e-mail to church@stpaulsdesperes.org. We look forward to sharing them here, and on Facebook and Instagram. Pastor Thomas and Pastor Thomson will share photos and drawing during their Ministry Minute devotions. 


READ & DISCUSS

Prayers for Holy Week here. Devotional for each day of Holy Week here.


WATCH

  • "What Is Easter" short video from CPH: click here
  • Watch our pastors' Minute Messages for Holy Week here


LISTEN: EASTER HYMN PLAYLIST

Lutheran Easter hymns (and lyrics) with choir and orchestra on YouTube: click here.

Holy Week & Easter services

Palm Sunday: April 5 VIEW ONLINE HERE

  • Print palm cut-outs for your front door: click here
  • Hang palm branches on your front door as a witness to our neighbors of the significance of Palm Sunday, even when we cannot gather together for worship. If you don't have any palms, we've made a printable page. 

Maundy Thursday: April 9

ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE WILL BE POSTED APRIL 9 AT NOON


Good Friday: April 10

ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE WILL BE POSTED APRIL 10 AT NOON


Easter Sunday: April 12

ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE WILL BE POSTED SATURDAY, APRIL 11 AT 8:00 PM

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