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February 6, 2024

Worship Resources for Holy Week and Easter

As you plan for Holy Week and Easter services, consider adapting one of the following resources for your own context. Resources marked with an *asterisk are only available to subscribers to Reformed Worship’s print journal or digital library. To subscribe go to:

For resources related to the Revised Common Lectionary readings, see Lectionary Year B

If you are looking for Ash Wednesday and general Lent resources, check out this blog

Resources at and in our print/digital edition are free to use in worship contexts with acknowledgement. For more specific guidelines see 

Palm/Passion Sunday

The King of Glory Comes: Resources for Palm/Passion Sunday

*The Story of Holy Week through Scripture and Song by Constance Cherry

Walking with Jesus through Holy Week: A Palm Sunday Service by Thomas J. Vos

“Who Do You See?” A Reader’s Theater Based on Matthew 21 by Valerie Van Kooten

Sunday Morning Live: A Palm Sunday Drama by Ron Vanden Burg

Participating in the Passion: A Dramatic Reading of Matthew 26-27 by Scott Lammers

and more

Maundy Thursday

Liturgical Footwashing by Lyn Reith

Washing Before Eating: A Maundy Thursday service by Ruth Hofman

*Nearer, My God to Thee” A Tenebrae Service by Bethany Besteman

*Washing Feet and Breaking Bread: A Maundy Thursday Experience by Steven Brooks

and more

Good Friday

Recalling the Seven Last Words of Christ by Norman D. Palsma

And There Was Darkness: A solemn service for Good Friday by John C. Bush

Jesus, Remember Me: A Taize Service for Good Friday by Thomas J. Kok, Katheryn Van Eck

The Way of the Cross: A Service for Good Friday by Mari Broman Olsen

A Solemn Good Friday Prayer by Chris Schoon

Jesus’ Last Words: A Service of Shadows and Stones by Erica Schemper

and more

Stations of the Cross

The Way of Suffering: Revisiting the Stations of the Cross by Robert E. Webber

*Walking the Stations of the Cross: One Congregation’s Journey by Carrie Steenwyk

*The Final Hours: Experiencing the Stations of the Cross by Chris Walker

*Journey in the Wilderness: An Outdoor Prayer Path by Natasha Vedder

Easter Vigil

Easter Vigil: Resurrecting a Service from the Early Church by Carrie Steenwyk

Waiting the Coming Day: A Service Anticipating the Resurrection Celebration by Norma de Waal Malefyt and John D. Witvliet

and more


Were You There: Dramatic Retelling of the Easter Story by Eugene H. Peterson

Easter Liturgy by Herman Praamsma and Bert Polman

*Called to New Life: A Service for Easter by Katheryn Ritsema Roelofs and Meg Jenista Kuykendall

Alleluia! Christ is Risen: An Easter Carol Service with Procession

Telling the Good News: A Children’s Program for Easter by Anita Huizinga

Made New: Ideas for a Series from Easter to Ascension by Tom M. Trinidad

and more