There are so many stories to read and hear during Holy Week; from the excitement of the crowds on Palm Sunday to the quiet of the garden where Jesus went to pray, from the shock at Jesus’ arrest to his undeserved death a day later and finally to the extreme joy of the resurrection on Easter Sunday. Each day builds on the previous day revealing God’s deep and grace-filled love for this world.
For younger ones, many of the stories we tell during Holy Week can be difficult to understand and even scary. This interactive Google Slide is loaded with videos of wonderfully written and told stories for Holy Week that are accessible and age appropriate. Families can visit each day throughout Holy Week to hear these stories together. Click on the picture below to visit the slide.
Visit the slide each day of Holy Week, starting on Palm Sunday, April 10th. Click on the image found at the foot of each sign. On Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday there are two links to click on – a palm branch colouring sheet when you click on the can of pencil crayons and a song to sing for Easter Day when you click on the choir.
Check out the devotional booklet Our Journey Through Lent: Reading Through the Gospel of Mark (found HERE) with daily bible readings and reflections which connect with this Google Slide.
Our thanks to Tori Smit, the Regional Minister for Faith Formation for the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda for creating and sharing this wonderful resource. And our thanks to the special people who recorded the wonder-filled stories for us: Emily Hill, Laura Alary, Daniel Cho, Stuart McDonald, Kristine O’Brien, Carol Wehrheim, and Martin Smit (teaching us an Easter song).