I would imagine that many of you are working through the question of "What to do about Easter when the churches are closed?"
No doubt things will be different this year, and we may need to wait for celebrating a few traditions, but the one thing many of us have right now is time- to spend on our own relationships with God, and to encourage our children to do the same.
Something that I shared with my children was the Easter bubbles resource from STRANDZ. (Also available below as a PDF.) It includes a video link to a Bible story for each day of Holy Week, to help children understand our time of leading up to Easter starting with today, Palm Sunday.
[By the way - the video about Jesus and the children deliberately does not use narration :-)]
If you would enjoy reading the stories to your children, Auckland library's website currently has a Jesus Storybook Bible e-book that you can download.
If there is anything I or other members of St Stephen's can do to support you during this time, please do let us know. We'd love to hear about the blessings (as well as the challenges) going on within your bubbles.
God Bless You All,
Children & Families Minister
wendyf @ ststephenswgp.org.nz