With Palm Sunday just a week away I wanted to make sure that I got my resource list updated. This is the first of Holy week resource lists. I will post on Good Friday, Stations of the Cross, Easter Sunday and Resources for Holy Week with Kids as the week progresses.
There are of course a huge number of resources available for this season but I particularly wanted to highlight some of the out of the box, creative ideas I have come across. I also wanted to remind us that we are entering the most subversive week of Jesus life – it begins with shouts of Hosanna but ends with shouts of crucify him. Read more in my post Meditation Monday – The Subversive Walk of Holy Week.
Here is another very creative and interactive liturgy from Rowland Croucher at John Mark Ministries in Australia.
Rebecca Joy Sumner’s idea for creating a labyrinth listening walk through the neighbourhood is not specifically for Palm Sunday but I think would create a great Palm Sunday walk.
Many of us are of course in need of more traditional resources for our services.
I love the collection of Palm Sunday images at Ennis Blue.
And another great “global arts collection” for Palm Sunday that helps us appreciate the ways different cultures view this event.
Anglican Prayer has just updated this list for Palm Sunday
Presbyterian Church USA has an excellent liturgy available here
Work of the People also always has good video clips available
And some great prayers from Carol Penner
And some great downloadable resources from the Mennonite Church Canada.
A powerful film clip Scattered Palms from The Work of the People.
On Saturday I posted these suggestions on what to do with our palms after the Sunday service. I also encourage you think about ways to make the Palm Sunday procession a way to reach out to your neighbourhood rather than a way for your church to just have fun walking around singing songs. Maybe an invitation to a Sunday Easter lunch or another church event.
And to end my favourite Palm Sunday Songs.
Benedictines of Mary have beautiful music for all seasons of the liturgical calendar including their Easter at Ephesus recording.
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