The Smell of Holy Week

Creating memories happens better when you engage in one or all five of our senses. An idea you can use…


One event during Holy Week is Mary anointing Jesus with oil (John 12:1-8).  Another fragrance connector is myrrh. That is two smells available to you to connect the strong memory-making sense of smell to Holy Week.

Before everyone arrives, have the chosen scent wafting throughout the meeting room. During worship or after the message, pass out the cotton balls with the scent on it. Challenge that we are called to live every moment of our lives in fragrant worship of Jesus.