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Explore the Interactive slides for Holy Week created by the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario & Bermuda, PCC and Foothills Presbytery, South Carolina, PCUSA .This week our interactive slides look very different from the slides we've been engaging with during Lent, but they still hold familiar daily devotions, bible story book readings and a wide variety of multi-sensory activities for all ages to participate in. There are two separate slides for our Holy Week journey, with four days of activities per slide. The first slide covers Palm Sunday to Wednesday, (click here) and the second slide goes from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday (click here). This will pop open a new window with the full slide ready for you interact with. Then, click on the Bible found on slide to download the daily devotions for the week. After that, click on the items found in the section reserved for the day of the week you are visiting. There will alway be one or two videoed children’s bible story readings found connected to the books found on the slides. Then there is generally two additional activities each day to explore; crafts, recipes, guided meditations, and music are wonderful additions to each day. Return to the slides each day for new stories along with new things to do and think about. See the attachment for the materials you will need for all of the crafts and recipes.
Welcome to the Lent Garden, created by the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario & Bermuda, PCC and Foothills Presbytery, South Carolina, PCUSA. Today’s Ash Wednesday garden is one of six Lent Gardens you will find uploaded here, week-by-week, during the season of Lent. These gardens have each been created for people of all ages to interact with over this significant season as we journey toward Jerusalem and Holy Week together.
This week we begin our Lenten journey on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021 with our very first garden experience.
> Start by clicking on the bible on the park bench. With one click you will open up a collection of daily bible readings, children’s bible story readings, prayers, and questions to think about throughout each week. Once you’ve got these devotions at hand, go ahead and click around the rest of the garden to discover so much more.
> Each of the itty bitty library boxes behind the park bench (there may be one or two to click on each week) unlock one or two video recordings of a wonderful bible story read by a church leader for everyone to enjoy. These stories come from the bible story books listed in the weekly devotions.
> The hanging flower basket will take you on a weekly adventure of garden musings and ideas with Kristine O’Brien, an avid gardener and thoughtful minister.
> The guitar leaning against the tree sings out a brand new or much loved hymn or song that will connect you to our weekly bible stories and themes. You’ll want to sing along with all of these talented musicians. Are you feeling like going for a walk?
> Click on the wooden door and walk into a world of labyrinth visits, reflections and finger labyrinth opportunities. Is it time to be creative?
> The garden gnome reveals a simple craft idea that makes use of materials that you likely already have at home.
> And when it’s time for something to eat, click on the picnic basket for a new recipe or two to try out at home.
Click here or on the picture above to go to the Ash Wednesday garden.
A list of materials for all the crafts and the ingredients for all the recipes is in the PDF below.
Advent is finally here! Join us on the journey as we prepare for the Christ Child’s birth. A huge thanks to those who put up the Christmas decorations in the sanctuary this week. Things are different without being able to gather together in person but we hope you will join us on Zoom (contact the church office for the link).
• Advent 1 (Hope) – Sunday November 29 at 10 a.m.
• Advent 2 (Peace) – Sunday December 6 – Communion at 10 a.m.
• Advent 3 (Joy) – Sunday December 13 – Christmas Pageant at 10 a.m.
• Advent 4 (Love) – Sunday December 20 at 10 a.m.
• Christmas Eve – Thursday December 24 at 7 p.m.
• Christmas Day – Friday December 25 at 10 a.m.
• First Sunday after Christmas – Sunday December 27 at 10 a.m.
• Epiphany Sunday – Sunday January 3 at 10 a.m.
SPECIAL ADVENT PROGRAM
• Thursday Advent Hymn Sing Evenings - December 3, 10, 17 at 7 p.m.
MORNING ZOOM MEETINGS IN DECEMBER
• ALPHA - Tuesday Dec. 1, 8, 15 at 10 a.m.
• Hymn Sing - Wednesday Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 10 a.m.
• Note: Thursday and Friday morning Zoom meetings not running during December