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April 6 – 12, 2020 – Ellinwood Worship Guide

Holy Monday – Resurrection Sunday

“Selah” – a sigh, a pause, a word of praise, whatever this Hebrew word means which is said to appear 74 times in the Bible, 71 times in Psalms and 3 times in Habakkuk, we are called to take time to reflect, to watch, to feel the stirrings of God’s Spirit that we may be renewed and come out as fresh as the morning dew. The daily reflections from the book of Psalms this Holy Week woven with certain events in the last days of Jesus’ earthly life leading to Calvary provide us a moment to also cry out like the psalmist and make meaning out of our current global situation. The psalms are laments in poetical form which may begin with a complaint or an existential question but mostly ends with praise and honor to God who is at the inner core of every human being.

This Holy Week 2020 Daily Devotionals was adapted from the United Methodist Church Discipleship Ministries Selah Holy Week Devotional with Derek Weber as author (https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/selah- devotional-holy-week-2020). The EMC Ministerial Team just added a section for reflection and a suited hymn to lead everyone to a meaningful interaction. During days with special services, the Selah Daily Devotional is integrated in it.

Have a spiritually nourishing time with God this Holy Week!

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