Welcome to Holy Week at Home! This week during the church year is at the heart of what we believe, yet we are not able to gather as a church community in one place during this time. Therefore, we have created a way for us to learn, worship and celebrate together. In the links below, you will find scripture, activities and prayers for each milestone during Holy Week. You will notice that we have provided materials for different family structures. Please use the one that is most appropriate for you! Additional scriptures, materials and links to videos that you can use at your discretion throughout the week are also enclosed. As you complete the activities throughout the week, please take a picture to share with us!
If you would like to stay off social media you can send it to Liz or Jackie (emails listed below.)
If you have questions about the material, please do not hesitate to contact us. Email is the best way to reach us right now. You will find a link to this document on our website, in order to more easily access the website links! Don’t forget to join us for online Holy Week worship at https://www.ourredeemerlives.org/live.
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If you are in good health and able to help our giving ministries, our office is open for donations. We are currently collecting for Lutheran World Relief and Helena Food Share. It is especially important in times such as these to give as we are able.
Lutheran World Relief Needs
Bath towels, bars of soap, toothbrushes, nail clippers, combs, baby blankets, cloth diapers, baby clothes, and hand towels.
Helena Food Share Needs
Oatmeal packets, fruit cups, granola bars, juice boxes, individual packets of Easy Mac, and any other food donations.
Again: donations may be dropped off at ORLC, as long as you are in good health. We encourage you to stay home if you are vulnerable or ill.
A church with such a long history (500+ years as Lutherans and 2000-ish years as Christians) can be quite intimidating for newcomers. Even for long-time Lutherans, all the symbols, traditions, parts of worship, and history can be overwhelming. In this section, we offer resources for better understanding our church and faith.
Bring your cares and concerns with you to a quiet, contemplative worship service in the middle of the week. Pray and leave those cares at the cross. Soup supper precedes worship and is a time to get to know your neighbors with whom you worship.
March 5th – I AM the Bread of Life (John 6:35-40)
March 12th – I AM the Light of the World (John 8:12-20)
March 19th – I AM the Door (John 10:1-10)
March 26th – I AM the Good Shepherd (John 10:11-18)
April 2nd – I AM the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:17-27)