This April we walk with Jesus through the events of Holy Week: from the triumphant acclaim of the crowds on Palm Sunday, to condemnation, crucifixion and being raised to new life on Easter Day. Jesus knew what it was like to suffer and to feel hopeless and abandoned as he died on Good Friday. Yet he also knew the hope and joy of the resurrection on Easter Sunday. This year, more than ever, we need those signs of new life and hope. The Gospel readings reflect the journey from acclamation to a lonely death on a rough wooden cross.
People may wish to read this passage from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians and then break bread, remembering those they cannot be with.
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes
You may just wish to light a candle and say the Lord’s Prayer. For the young at heart if you search for Bob Hartman on the Internet you will find a song ‘Clip Clop Donkey’ Cut a branch from the garden and wave it in tune to the music. Or you may wish to find some instructions on the Internet and make your own palm cross.
With love, peace and prayers,