As we enter the Lenten Season and approach Palm Sunday and then Easter Sunday, we would like to
encourage you to use this special time to focus the attention of the residents on the Cross of
Jesus Christ. You may want to partner with local clergy to have an Ash Wednesday Ceremony. We did this last yearing during a scheduled afternoon Bible Study.
This Easter Season Web Page has information and resources for both Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. The residents will certainly appreciate a service with elements of the rich Christian Tradition in which they were raised. Consider bringing in a large wooden cross and giving out fresh palm items on Palm Sunday.
We suggest using a reading from the book "The Final Week of Jesus" by Max Lucado, published by Multnomah.
There are devotionals for each day of the week leading up to and including Easter, and it is available new and used from Abe Books and Amazon. Here is our favorite Palm Sunday Devotional from the book. Here is the Palm Sunday Program we used this year.
Celebrate Palm Sunday with the residents with a special sermonette and by
giving them gifts made from fresh palm such as crosses or bookmarkers. Visit Annie's Palm Sunday Page for some great ideas
This is an appropriate time to consider using a Christian
Hymn as the basis of a short Easter Sermon. Check out our
Special Web Page to help you
in this regard. You may want to consider using the hymn sermonette "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross".