A New Creation

Creative Resources for Easter

 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!
— 2 Cor. 5:17 (NRSV)

As a continuation of our Lenten Theme, Cultivating & Letting Go, A New Creation recognizes that Christ’s death and resurrection create a new way of knowing, seeing, loving, and living. In John’s account of the resurrection, we find Mary weeping in the garden when she comes face to face with Jesus. As soon as she recognizes him, Jesus invites her to let go: “Do not hold on to me.” The world as she knew it has passed away; she can’t turn back. Death has surely come. And yet, Jesus calls her by name, nudging her into a brand new reality. Even if she can’t yet see it, Mary is transformed. Her grief catalyzes into joyful witness.

In turn, we enter the season of Easter harvesting the fruit that comes when we cultivate & let go. Let us bear the fruit of living with the promise that death is not the final word.

This is a small bundle to provide you with multimedia resources for Easter. Bundle includes liturgy, poetry, visual art, and branding for the A New Creation theme.

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$62 Total Bundle Value (20 digital files)


{All of the following resources are included in the bundle, but each resource is also available separately for individual purchase}

1.Easter Words for Worship

[Individual Price: $10]

A full order of worship, this liturgy provides language for an Easter Sunday service or any worship throughout the Easter season. We encourage you to use these prayers as they are or adapt them (with credit) for your Easter services. Liturgy includes: Call to Worship, Call to Confession, Prayer of Confession, Assurance of Pardon, Prayer for Illumination, Prayer of the People, Prayer of Dedication After the Offering, Communion Liturgy (Invitation to the Table, Great Prayer of Thanksgiving, Prayer After Communion).

[Individual Price: $7]

This collection of 6 poetic prayers explores Easter themes and what it means to become a new creation. Honest and intimate, these poems offer Easter meditations that might become prayers of your own. We hope you might adapt them for worship liturgy, use them to open and close programming events, or print them as they are for members in your community to read and return to throughout the season of Easter.

The earth doesn’t deserve the sun.
We pollute her skies and poison the air.
And yet, day after day,
She keeps coming back.
. . .

So each morning I thank God for this tiny glimpse of Easter—
Light that breaks through the night,
Love that can’t stay away.
—Excerpt from “Easter”

[Individual Price: $30]

Whether you are a church with full-time communications staff or one whose pastor handles all communications (on top of everything else), this branding bundle provides everything you need to effectively share the theme, A New Creation, with your community. Download includes files for print and web so you can use them for projecting images and slides in worship, printing on bulletins, study materials, church publications, and advertising your worship on your website and online. We’ve also included background images (featuring original photography) for you to create and customize your own graphics in the exact dimensions you need.

About the logo: The “A New Creation” logo visually builds upon the logo from the Lenten theme, “Cultivating & Letting Go.” The letters of “A New Creation” are engulfed by full-grown, bright fig leaves, stretching flower petals, and plump, vibrant figs. Death has been eradicated, the tomb is empty, and we are invited into the work of ushering in a new creation. God is doing a new thing. —Lauren Wright Pittman, graphic designer

[Individual Price: $15]

This watercolor mirrors our A New Creation Banner Designs and offers the beautiful juxtaposition of lilies blooming in front of a dark empty tomb. Download includes files for print & projection, artist statement, plus a visio divina bible study guide for using the image in an educational setting or contemplative practice.