In time for the 250th anniversary of the writing of the hymn of “Amazing Grace,” this worship service series kit explores the power of God’s amazing grace, which culminates at the end of Holy Week with Jesus’ death and resurrection! Supplement this series with other services that continue the series format and theme.
Palm Sunday • Peter • John 21:15
On this Palm and Passion Sunday, we ponder the amazing grace that came to Peter, who denied Jesus yet was fully forgiven by him, just as we are, and called into service for him.
Maundy Thursday • John • 1 Corinthians 11:25
John experienced amazing grace in the Lord’s Supper, humbly receiving the body and blood of Jesus in the bread and wine. We experience that amazing grace each time we partake in Holy Communion.
Good Friday • The Penitent Thief • Luke 23:43
The penitent thief received amazing grace when Jesus promised him on Good Friday that he would be with the Lord in paradise that very day. That promise of paradise extends to us through the cross.
Easter Sunday • Mary Magdalene • John 20:18
Mary Magdalene witnessed amazing grace outside the empty tomb when she encountered Jesus risen from the dead. We await the free gift of new life to come because of his resurrection for us.
For each service, the series contains: complete order of service • dialogue sermon for two readers (the pastor and the character of the service) • children’s sermon • prayers • music for the accompanist • PowerPoint documents • notices for promotion
Print edition (includes digital download code).