Holy Week 2020
Here is a proposed schedule of ways to commemorate and celebrate this week of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
While as New Covenant believers we are not required to observe passover, we will spend this time celebrating the goodness of God and his faithfulness to his people over the centuries. This will be a virtual experience. Gather some beverage of choice and bread/cracker for communion and we will see you online.
April 8, 2020
On the Thursday before his death on the cross, Jesus had his final night with His disciples and in a profound act of humility he washed their feet. As a way to commemorate this, we’d encourage you to make today about serving someone, especially the most vulnerable in this season of COVID-19. Consider blessing an elderly neighbor with a trip for groceries, or signing up to start serving at a homeless shelter or food pantry.
Reflect on the Grave
Good Friday is always a perfect opportunity to bring our sinfulness to the forefront to reflect and repent. This year, we’d encourage participating in a 3 day journey presented by a ministry in New Zealand called the prayer collective. Day 1 is the practice of silence, self-examination, and simplicity. Prepare for the journey here. Day 1 materials here.
Sit in the Sabbath
Weekly, Jesus as well as all the people of Israel, practiced Sabbath rest. Day 2 of the three day experience calls us into deep rest and further contemplation, including fasting and exploring the art of “non-anxious presence.” The whole journey overview can be found here, but details on the recommended practice for Day 2 is here.
Rejoice in the Garden
Today is a day of unbridled celebration as we fix our eyes on the RISEN Jesus. Today, Easter Sunday, Resurrection Sunday, is the culminating event of this week. Begin this new week with Day 3 of the Graves to Garden journey before sunrise. Details for Day 3 here. Then join us online for a unique virtual gathering of missional networks throughout the globe at 7 am CT. Wrap things up with the third and final portion of the celebration at 10:30 am in an invite friendly worship experience. Unshacklednetwork.org/Easter for details.