Supplies: Communion, Nail nailed to wood or a cross, Cross and black cloth, Aloe Hand Sanitizer, Dirt, a lit candle
If doing the worship at virtually, Send home 1 nail, 1 packet of aloe sanitizer, and 1 candle to light. Ask the congregant to be ready to bury the nail at the end of worship. Ask them to light their candle at the beginning of worship. Do the removal of nails and the covering of the cross with a black cross from your main location onscreen.
We will be symbolically burying Jesus by burying nails,
Read John 19:30-33: Remove the nails and pass one out (have each congregant pick one up from by their seat depending upon your Covid Proticols) to each congregant (symbolically you can just remove 6 nails while the nails are being passed out)
Were You There When They Crucified the Lord (v 1)
Read John 19:38: Remove the Cross, Cover it in Black cloth
Read John 19:39-40: Have each congregant use the aloe Sanitizer for their hands and their nail
Were You There When the Nailed Him to the Tree (v. 2)
Celebrate Communion (optional)
Read John 19:40-42: Have each congregant come up and drop the nails in the dirt and then bury them, or have them symbolically do it at home.
Were You There When they Laid Him in a Tomb? (v. 3)
Blow out the Candle
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