Recognizing the toll that COVID-19 has had on pastors and worship planners over the last year, members of the community at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, have prepared worship materials for congregational use for two separate worship services.

The first set of worship materials is designed for the Sunday after Easter (April 11). The resources, which are based on the John 20:19-31 lectionary reading, include a prelude, a call to worship, an opening prayer, two hymns, a Scripture presentation, a sermon, two student testimonies, an Amharic song, intercessory prayer, the Lord’s Prayer in three languages, a benediction and a postlude.

Planning materials for a separate worship service based on the story of Jesus in the temple as a boy (Luke 2:41-52) are also available for congregational use. To view these planning materials, go to