Ideas For Your Easter Church Service.

Church Easter Services Ideas

Are you leading worship during Easter? Have you started planning for it yet? If not, is it because you’re still looking for an idea of what to do? If so, The Church Sofa can help with out list of Top Ideas for a Easter Church Service:

  1. Pain Experiment: See how painful it is to have nails hammered into you… thinking about it, maybe you should ask for a volunteer*.
  2. Watch the last couple of episodes of Rev. Say nothing more.
  3. Tear church curtains in two. Spend the rest of the year hiding from the Church Wardens / Deacons.
  4. Lead a discussion in the relationship between The Cross and  defence against vampires.
  5. Walk to Church by carrying a huge wooden cross. Try not to be late.
  6. Go to a local park with a couple of people from the church, let everyone go to sleep while one person prays. (Might be best to avoid any Roman soldiers if you do this)
  7. Watch “The Passion” as part of a family service*.
  8. Walk into an upright coffin:

*NO. DON’T DO THIS!**

** NO! REALLY DON’T DO THIS!!!

As always, The Church Sofa team do not hold any responsibility at all if you try and do any of the above!

Any other ideas (serious, or silly) to share?

The Sleepeasy 2016 Twitter Feed

Princesshay

Well tonights the night of Exeter Sleepeasy. If everything works as it should you should be able to see what happens on Twitter below:

 


The Complete Lego Star Wars Easter Story

The Complete Lego Star Wars Easter Story

As seems to now be tradition. Heres a repeat of a little something I did a few years ago as part of a wider online project. (And also gave birth to Tales From The ToyShelf). Here is a series of of photos of Lego men telling the Lego Easter Story…  Please feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions about it.

The Star Wars Lego Easter Story.

“Go to the village ahead of you”

PalmSunday: Mark Chapter 4 - Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King 1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”

1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”

Mark Chapter 11

 

Mark11: HorsePower?

 

PalmSunday2 - After failing in their search for a lego donkey... the disciples decided at least something with horsepower would do...

After failing in their search for a lego donkey… the disciples decided at least something with horsepower would do…

#EasterLIVE Mark11 Palm Sunday

 

8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. 9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna![a]” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[b] 10 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” 11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.

8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. 9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,
“Hosanna![a]”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[b]
10 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.

Mark Chapter 11

Turning The Temple Tables 

 15 On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. 17 And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’[c]? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’[d]” 18 The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.

 

15 On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. 17 And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’[c]? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’[d]

18 The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.

Mark Chapter 11

 

“Every one will be thrown down”

 

Based on Mark Chapter 13

Based on Mark Chapter 13

“You Said You Wanted To See Me?”

 

You Wanted to See me??

Based on Mark Chapter 14, Verse 10

#EasterLIVE – Supper Time

 

Most People seemed to enjoy the food

Based on Mark Chapter 14

Praying at Gethsemane

 

Welcome to Gethsemane

Based on Mark Chapter 14

Its A TRAP!

 

When he realised he couldn't kiss. Lego Judas just got himself a pointing stick instead.

Based on Mark Chapter 14

Jesus… taken away…

#EasterLIVE - Jesus arrested

Based on Mark Chapter 14

Pilate meet Jesus…

 

Pilate meet Jesus...

Based on Mark Chapter 15

 

 

His Last Journey

His Last Journey

Based on Mark Chapter 15

 

I See Him Hanging There

 

I see him hanging there...

Based on Mark Chapter 15

 

Game Over?

Game Over?

Based on Mark Chapter 15

 

Heads Down Lads…

 

Easter Live Heads Down Lads

Easter Saturday…

“NO WAY!!!!!!”

 

#EasterLIVE - No Way!

Based on Mark Chapter 16

Groups of People Spotted in Church

GROUPS OFPEOPLEFOUND IN CHURCH

Church. Its meant to be a family, but if its a family, then there are many different groups found there. Almost how there were many different groups in your High School. I wondered around my church last Sunday and found the following 10 Groups of People in Church. Here is a breakdown of who they are, and what they do:

  1. First timers / Kinda New People. These are the people who get offered the nice snacks first, get invited out for food, and have chatty people come and talk to them most Sundays. A useful group to be in.
  2. Hospital People. If you find a way to abuse the above to much, then the warden may put you in this group of people….
  3. Worship Leading People. Can normally sing.
  4. Visiting Preaching People. Not normally sure how long a sermon is meant to last.
  5. Children’s Group People. Can normally be found waiting for the Visiting Preaching People to finish.
  6. Useful People. Cant normally be found as they’re busy being useful. The disadvantage is that they are always really busy, and have things to do, their advantage is that they avoid…
  7. List People. They have lists. The lists need to have peoples names on them, such as, who’s going to do the Bible reading, or who’s bringing what to the next Church meal / potluck.
  8. Outgoing Happy People. Mostly popular with “List People”, as the “Outgoing Happy People”, are normally happy to read confidently in front of people, knock on strangers doors, etc. Also known as “Good Christian People”.
  9. Natural Evangelist People. Most happy to knock on strangers doors in the evening.
  10. Young People. Been told to NEVER knock on anyone’s doors.

Any that I’ve missed?