Dear members of the family of God at St. John’s,
We will not be together as usual for the great three days of worship and reflection that lead us to Easter and the celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection. We will be streaming the services for Maundy Thursday (6 pm), Good Friday (12 Noon), and Easter (8 and 10:30 am), as we are becoming accustomed to doing. For some of us, however, the change to have worship with our family or household might be a better option. Attention spans may be different for things viewed on a screen than for those experienced in the flesh. You might find household worship to be more active and less passive.
The following home services were created for the Church of the Resurrection Lutheran in Washington, DC and have been adapted for our use. On each occasion you can set out one or more physical symbols:, a bowl of water and a clean towel; then a cross or crucifix; and finally a candle or fire and candles for each worshiper. Take some time to create a space for worship and involve others in your family in doing so. That space might be a place you turn to for prayer and praise at other times in this season. We hope these resources will support your life in Christ for these holy days, in a difficult season.
Home Worship for the Three Days: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday April 9-11, 2020