This week’s word of the week is Sacrifice. We enter into Holy week this week too, the most important and dramatic week of the year in the church. The week that we walk in the footsteps of Jesus and head toward the cross on Good Friday and witness the resurrection on Easter Sunday.

This Sunday just past is Palm Sunday. The day when we remember Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. He was praised and welcomed only to be condemned a week later and sentenced to death.

This week in our forms and especially in out Easter Liturgies on Friday we are going to reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice for us. How he gave his life to save ours and what it actually means to be a Christian. We are going to explore the very root of our faith and try to understand just what it means for our lives today.

We are going to hear the greatest story every told and we are going to be challenged to write the next chapter.

Finally don’t forget about ‘1000Hours’, In the last week of lent we need to keep up our challenge for us a school to reach 1000 hours of prayer and we’re going to do that by giving over just 2 minutes of each day. One minute before lunch and one minute at the end of the day. In this time it’s an opportunity to pray – however you want for anything you want. If everybody in our community does 2 minutes between now an Easter – it’ll add up to…. 1000 Hours! That’s pretty awesome! If you need some ideas for prayers you can click here!

Monday/Tuesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

It’s time for our “Word of the Week” watch the video above and check out for the notices at the bottom of the screen – don’t forget to leave your comments below!

Think about the people who make a sacrifice for you – what can you do to help them know you appreciate them?

Lord, help us to find the strength to fast and make sacrifices in our lives. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Tuesday/Wednesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

illustrated-guide-to-the-triduum-full-sizeIn terms of the liturgy – the Easter Season is the most complex and exciting of the entire year. It can however be a bit hard to understand. Have a look at this: It’s a huge image and you might want to print it out on A3 if you’ve got time but it takes you through the Easter Liturgies and explains why we do what we do!

Think about whether you’re going to go to any of the Easter services – it’s a great opportunity to understand more about our faith.

Lord, help us to engage with the Easter season. Amen.

Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday. It is however just one part of the story. This week is the culmination of Jesus’ entire life and this video helps us understand a bit more about what the life actually meant to the world and to the people around him.

Think about the story of Jesus’ life. It has shaped the entire world and it continues to do so.

Lord, help us to know your story and to play our part. Amen.

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