For hundreds of years, Christians in different villages, towns and cities, have joined together to take part in a walk on Good Friday to remember Jesus’ journey from his trial to the place of his crucifixion. Others have been involved in a parade on Easter Sunday to witness to Jesus’ resurrection. If these are key traditions in your church calendar why not use them as another opportunity to show God’s love to your community? Consider how your walk could be a blessing to others and how you could invite them to join in the celebration of Easter.
- Hand out goodies as you walk along with invitations to your Easter Sunday service, such as helium balloons, chocolates or Hot Cross Buns. Take time to stop and chat to those around.
- End the walk with an open air service of praise and thanksgiving.
- Or you could finish the walk by stopping somewhere central and offering to pray for local people who would like to be healed. ‘Healing on the Streets’ started at a church in Northern Ireland and is being replicated around the UK, see many healed and come to faith after they have been prayed for.