The Final Steps

Services For Holy Week

This module is a series of services for Holy Week: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. Use materials and resources in this module as you guide worshipers through the final steps on Christ's journey to the cross, and of course, the resurrection!

Palm Sunday

This week is Palm Sunday, and this service centers around Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. This story corresponds with the sixth Sunday in Lent. Here are some materials to help you create your own worship service.

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Maundy Thursday

This worship service centers on Jesus’ final meal with his disciples, when he washed their feet. The name "Maundy Thursday" comes from the Latin word mandatum, which means commandment. It points to the commandment Jesus gave to his disciples: to love one another, as he had loved them. Here are some materials to get you started creating your own worship service.

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Good Friday

This worship service comes from a Christian worship tradition begun in the Middle Ages. In the reading of the Passion story and the extinguishing of the candles, we participate symbolically in Christ’s descent into death. Here are some resources to help you get started with your own service.

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Easter Sunday

This worship service centers on the resurrection of Christ. Our journey through Lent ends as we celebrate the renewal of life that Jesus brings to our world. Here are some materials to get you started creating your own worship service.

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