Jesus Last Words: A Worship Service for in Person/At Home

Worship Suggesting (at home or in person, or as stations)

Supplies bracelet sized band of light cloth, OR piece of paper tape/stapler

permanent market, 

pad and paper, 

bowel of water and soap to wash hands/sink

Optional (depending on your virtual/in person options) Communion

Lit Candle

Read John 19:23-30

Tying Up Loose Ends: Take a band and confess something you want not torn from you and attach the band to your wrist. 

Read John 19:25-27

Found Families: Write down those who you consider as close as family, meditate on the experiences that drew you close together. 

Read 19:29

Communion or Wash your hands and think about how Jesus served communion and washed his disciples feet all at the same night then was given wine at the end.  

Read 19:30

Blow Out Candle, Invite everyone to sit in the dark for a moment

Please support my writing: Katy’s Doctorate in Ministry in Creative Writing at Pittsburgh Seminary. 

For Word versions of the Liturgy email me at Katyandtheword at gmail

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Author: katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.

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