Holy week @ home

Check back here each day for a day-by-day list of what Jesus was doing each day, with scripture readings and individual/family activities. We hope this Holy Week @ Home allows you to focus and reflect on the final week of Jesus’ ministry on earth.


  • Read: Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19

  • Make a “tabernacle” of branches in the yard, post on social media what you’re praising Jesus for this week. 

  • Have kids ride bike through neighborhood shouting, “Hosanna.” 

  • Spread a few coats on the ground outside. Gather your family on the coats and read Matthew 21:1-11 together.

  • Read: Matthew 21:12–22, Mark 11:15–19, Luke 19:45-48, and John 2:13-17

  • Clean your house, get it ready for Easter.   

  • Empty closets/pantries of unneeded things with your family to give away to those who will have financial needs in the coming months. 

  • Once you do that, do an inventory of what needs to be cleaned out of your heart and mind… and then get to work! 

  • Read: Matthew 21:23–24, Mark 11:20–13:37, Luke 20:1–21:36, John 12:20–38

  • Do some future planning, make sure that can leave a legacy of faith.  Write a letter to your loved ones/kids/grandkids that testifies to your faith to be read at your funeral. 

  • Make something using olive oil with your kids (i.e. a recipe, or an olive oil lamp). 

  • Reading: none – the Gospels are silent about this day.

  • Take a nap. Go for a slow walk in your neighborhood. Hang a hammock in your back yard.  

  • Pray. Memorize Psalm 46:10 and make it your prayer for the day.

  • Wash the feet of a family member. 

  • Read: Matthew 27:1-62, Mark 15:1-47, Luke 22:63-23:56, and John 18:28-19:37. 

  • Post on social media (or write a physical/digital letter to your friends) of what the death of Jesus means to you.

  • Participate in our streamed Good Friday service at 7:30pm: chapelrock.org/watch

  • For kids- play the Quiet Game (be like Jesus, who didn’t defend himself).  Make a cross of some sortorigami, string, sticks etc.

  • Read: Matthew 27:62-66, Mark 16:1, Luke 23:56, and John 19:40. 

  • Spend some time in silent reflection, in a dark room.  Have your kids join you (or start practicing quiet time. About one minute per year is a good benchmark. 

  • If you have sinned against someone, call them and confess / ask for forgiveness.