For Holy Week 2020, SOLI writer the Rev. Sharron R. Blezard has put together worship and preaching reflections based on the reality of virutal and stay-at-home worship. Pastor Blezard employs “hands” as a theme throughout, beginning with Palm Sunday and continuing through Easter.
May these reflections guide your Holy Week observances and bring you closer to the Almighty.
Thursday, April 9, Maundy Thursday, Year A
Uncertainty and anxiety are rising. Many of us are locked in our homes for fear of COVID-19. We are looking for someone to make everything all right, to reassure us. Some of us are hopeful for fresh leadership that will begin the serious work of dismantling systems of injustice and oppression
Good Friday, Year A, April 10, 2020
Grief and love are woven together into the same garment, and nowhere is that more fully realized than in the liturgy for Good Friday. We have you covered with ideas, a digital service, and a reflection on the day. (Photo: © rolffimages – Fotolia.com).
The Great Vigil of Easter, April 11, 2020
Need a framework for a digital Easter Vigil that’s intergenerational and can be done at home. We also have ideas for going deeper and connecting with generosity. (Photo: LIam Moloney, Creative Commons)
RCL Reflection, Easter Sunday, Year A, April 12, 2020
This year’s Resurrection celebration is going to look a little different, but it doesn’t have to be any less meaningful. In fact, with Mark’s account we can also honor our own feelings of fear, confusion, and terror in these unsettling days. (Photo: Pedro-Ribeiro-Simões, Creative Commons)