Ready, Steady, Stick does Easter

Christ washes his disciples' feet

The children of our parishes were offered an opportunity to experience the Easter story through a series of scenes set up in church to illustrate Jesus' journey from the triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, through the events of Holy Week to the sight of the empty tomb on Easter Sunday. Nearly 40 children from our Team of churches were led around the scenes with the story of a small mouse who followed the events. Scenes were backed up by questions (and the chance to find a white mouse hidden in each display). 

Jesus alone in the garden of Gethsemane

To back up the story, a variety of craft activities was available in the Church Hall, ranging from 'cross' mobiles, Easter kites, bookmarks, Easter Egg nest cakes, Easter Cards, crowns and crosses. A 'He is Risen' Banner was also produced and  is now on display in the church. Some children managed to do everything; others concentrated on 1 or 2 activities, but all seemed to have a good time (and their parents also seemed to enjoy the session). Of course, the afternoon finished with refreshments (Hot Cross Buns and their own cakes) and a summary.

The empty tomb

Adults were also encouraged to follow the scenes around the church, some told the story by their children. It was good to see, before and after the services of Holy Week and Easter Day, groups showing a new interest in the story of Easter told in a simple, but graphic way.


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