by Erin Bird
In case you didn’t know, this is Holy Week in the Christian calendar. Normally, liturgical churches are holding services almost every evening of the week, but the coronavirus has put most of those plans on hold.
However, the presence of a pandemic doesn’t mean this can’t still be a meaningful week. Here are some ideas to make this weekend full of worshipand connection with your God:
- Watch and discuss the Bible Project video about Sacrifices with your family which will help you understand more of what happened on Good Friday.
- Fast from food all day tomorrow (Good Friday). Or at least fast supper.
- Join us for a 7:00 pm Good Friday service with song, Scripture, and communion.
- Listen to a playlist of songs on Spotify or YouTube that will help you continue to think about Jesus’ sacrifice.
- Spend time reading one of the crucifixion accounts (Matthew 26-27, Mark 14-15, Luke 22-23, or John 18-19)
- Spend some time with Francis Chan looking at Good Friday and Easter.
- Write a poem about the crucifixion or draw a picture of the resurrection.
- Watch the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John films if you have Netflix.
- Invite someone to attend Riverwood’s online Easter gathering (see more below).
Just because you are cooped up inside doesn’t mean this has to be a wasted weekend. Find ways to connect with Jesus and thank Him for what He did for you through the cross.Easter Sunday
We have a unique and memorable sermon planned for Easter Sunday as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Rather than watch me preach on video for 35 minutes like usual, we have turned this week’s sermon into a short film. We want to encourage you to not only attend with your family, but to invite someone to attend “with” you for this unique experience.
To invite someone, all you need to do is send a friend a text, email, or direct message on their favorite social media platform. The link to share with them is https://weareriverwood.online.church.
We also encourage you to make a general invitation on your social media platforms. Riverwood is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, so go to the social media platforms you regularly use and share Riverwood’s invitation which you can find in our feed.
Let’s make this a memorable Easter, not simply because we were forced to participate online, but by truly worshiping Jesus and inviting others to hear the life-changing news of the gospel.