Prepare to wash your family members' feet during our service, which will be at 6 p.m. Set up a favorite pitcher and bowl, with a towel nearby, or, if you have small children, plan on doing this outdoors with whatever you have on hand -- a bucket, last summer's plastic swimming pool. Even your garden hose will work.
If you live alone, set up a large bowl or pan to fill with warm water just before the service. Have a soft towel nearby. As you take part in the foot washing portion of the service, allow the gentle washing of your own feet to represent your love for cherished people in your life.
Or, again, if you are alone, make plans ahead of time to contact another person who is also physically isolated in a video call or phone call so you can foot wash together.
Also, please plan to keep your prayers throughout the night.
Make plans on Saturday to light a fire pit, or your fire place, or just candles if you have neither a firepit nor a fire place. The idea is to create a holy space filled with “new fire” at home.
At some point on Saturday, remember the stories of your own baptism and share them. Were you baptized as a baby? Were you a crier or did you splash in the water? Were you baptized as an adult? Read and renew the Baptismal Covenant together (page 299 in the Book of Common Prayer).
Plan to finish the night with s'mores. Stay up a little past bedtime to mark the excitement and anticipation of Easter.