Easter 2020 @Covenant
Easter Egg Hunt - Virtual!
CREATING the eggs:
Download and color the gorgeous eggs (see PDFs at the bottom of this page) - or draw and decorate some of your own!
Anyone can do this, not just kids :) And you can do this ANYTIME before April 10th.
HIDING the eggs:
1) Cut out (if your eggs are on paper) the colorful eggs OR use real decorated eggs.
2) Have a grown up "hide" them around your house or yard.
3) Adults, take a photo of the egg(s) so they are somewhat hard to see, but not impossible. Here's an example.
4) Send those photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 10th!
HUNTING the eggs:
All the photos will be added to a page on our website that will be live on Saturday morning, April 11 @10am. Look through each picture to see how many eggs you can find! Again, ANYONE can participate in this! We'll compare #'s during our virtual coffee time :)
Creating the Flowering Cross*
We would love to recreate the flowering cross for Easter Sunday with a collage of photos from our children and youth holding flowers.
Normally during a Easter service the children pick a flower from a bunch and place it on a hook on our wooden cross.
This Easter, we would love a photo of your child (yes, youth can do it to!) holding a flower. This will be on social media so please only include faces if you are comfortable with that.
We invite you to:
1) Post this photo to your social media and tag #CovenantTogether
2) Send the photo to Jodi@covenanthouston.org so we can create a collage flower cross of our own making.
(Please send photos by Saturday, April 11th)
Sidewalk Chalk Flowers!
On Saturday, April 11th, a community sidewalk chalking event is taking place and you and participate.
We will have chalk available at most sidewalk squares around our church.
First, sign up for a time, one person per street side: Caroline St., Rosedale, or Wichita. That will be three people/families at a time with a good distance between them.
Use the chalk to draw a beautiful flower(s) much as we create the flowering cross* on Easter morning. Snap a photo and send it to Jodi@covenanthouston.org so we can use them on Sunday morning.
Post it to social media with the #CovenantTogether tag.
* The flowering cross is found in Christian art as early as the sixth century and is based on a legend that says that the cross itself burst into bloom at the moment that Jesus died. The legend of the True Cross describes how the wood of the cross came from a tree that sprang from a seed taken from the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden. A modern expression of this idea may be found in the custom of flowering the cross.
On Easter morning, flowers are used to decorate a cross.