Resources on Ash Wednesday

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Topical Study on Ash Wednesday If there is to be a resurrection, there must first be a burial. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent, a season of penitence, of burying oneself, in preparation for the promised new life and resurrection of Easter morning. Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources Article by William H. Wiggins, Jr. http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=8 Article by William H. Wiggins, Jr. Topics: Ash Wednesday , Humility , Jesus , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary William H. Wiggins, Jr. shares the following cultural resources to celebrate Ash Wednesday in the African American community: historical background, a prayer, the ritual of "Love Feasts," and three spirituals. Ash Wednesday Commentary/Exegesis by Marvin A. McMickle http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=197 Commentary/Exegesis by Marvin A. McMickle Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Reconciliation , Culture Source: The African American Lectionary A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary. Ash Wednesday: Crisis and Repentance Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/brainwave-278-ash-wednesday-february-13-2013 Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Ash Wednesday , Sermon , Community , Repentance Source: Working Preacher This podcast considers texts for Ash Wednesday, suggesting the penitential prayer of repentance from Psalm 51 and the communal crisis from Joel 2 as key preaching themes. Ash Wednesday Worship Service Outline by Debra Rienstra http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/ash-wednesday-worship Service Outline by Debra Rienstra Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Repentance , Liturgy Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Outline of a worship service of repentance and renewal for Ash Wednesday, including prayers, invitation, scripture, music, imposition of ashes, benediction, and a link to a meditation by Debra Rienstra. Why Ash Wednesday? Article by Laura Smit http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/why-ash-wednesday- Article by Laura Smit Topics: Ash Wednesday Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura Smit explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers. A Blessing in the Ashes Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2016/02/08/ash-wednesday-a-blessing-in-the-ashes/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Ash Wednesday , Blessing , Family , Grief Source: The Painted Prayerbook Ash Wednesday is the subject of a collection including a painting, reflection, poem, and other resources. The author writes about the grief of burying her husband and the power of ashes and dust in God's hands. ‘Rend Your Hearts’ - The McMakens Song/Hymn by Bonnie McMaken http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/114376689290/rend-your-hearts-the-mcmakens Song/Hymn by Bonnie McMaken Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Mercy , Repentance Source: Global Worship This song, based on Joel 2, was written for Ash Wednesday by Bonnie and Trevor McMaken. It deals with despair for sin and God's persistent love. Ash Wednesday Liturgy Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/01/ash-wednesday-liturgy.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ash Wednesday , Sin , Confession , Liturgy Source: Re-Worship A liturgy of corporate confession and the imposition of ashes for Ash Wednesday. It is arranged for two leaders and congregation, emphasizing how we may have been unfaithful stewards, with assurance of pardon from Ezekiel 36:25-27.... Ash Wednesday with Children Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2016/01/ash-wednesday-abc-february-102016.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Topics: Ash Wednesday , Sin , Fasting , Children Source: Worshiping With Children In this children's sermon resource, Brown offers a guide for including children in congregational worship on Ash Wednesday, including children's books, songs, sermon scripts, activities and more. Ash Wednesday Prayer Element of Worship by Stephen Fearing https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/02/ash-wednesday-prayer.html Element of Worship by Stephen Fearing Topics: Ash Wednesday , Prayer , Lent , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This is a responsive Ash Wednesday prayer that seeks blessing for the lenten journey. Hymn Suggestions for Realigning Our Life's on Ash Wednesday Song/Hymn by Unknown https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/lent-2018-worship-planning-series/ash-wednesday-2018-planning-notes/ash-wednesday-2018-hymn-suggestions Song/Hymn by Unknown Topics: Ash Wednesday , Worship Planning , Hymn , Baptism Source: Discipleship Ministries A series of hymns that are appropriate for a worship service focused on realigning our life's on Ash Wednesday. This resource matches hymns to Joel 2:1-2, 12-17, Psalm 51:1-17, 2 Corinthians 5:2-b-6:10, and Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21. Ash Wednesday & Lent Hymn Song/Hymn by Andrew Pratt https://hymnsandbooks.blog/2020/02/22/ash-wednesday-lent-hymn/ Song/Hymn by Andrew Pratt Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Forgiveness , Vengeance Source: Hymnsandbooks.blog Andrew Pratt offers a hymn text for Ash Wednesday and Lent (tune CRUGER), asking forgiveness for complicity in selfishness, hatred, vengeance, and oppression. Full Text Hymns on Ash Wednesday Dust and Ashes Touch Our FacePD
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Ash Wednesday: Prayer for Guidance Element of Worship by Joanna Harader https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/ash-wednesday-prayer-for-guidance.html Element of Worship by Joanna Harader Topics: Ash Wednesday , Prayer , Children , Compassion Source: Re-Worship A thoughtful prayer for Ash Wednesday. This prayer acknowledges God to be generous, humble, and caring for the outcasts. As a result we ask God to give us the ability to abide in God's peace. Ash Wednesday, an invitation to introspective piety Image by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome http://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/lent/arts-and-faith-for-lent/cycle-b/arts-and-faith-ash-wednesday-ii Image by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Hope , Silence Source: Loyola Press In this painting of a clown, called "Ash Wednesday" by Carl Spitweg, we are called to dwell in the simplicity of the Lenten season, looking upward toward fullness, possibility, and hope, turning our lives from darkness... Ash Wednesday Sermon Starter/Outline http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=311 Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Fasting , Liturgy Source: The African American Lectionary This commentary on Isaiah 58:1-12 is for an Ash Wednesday service which is an opportunity to assess, repent (for our inaction and our fearfulness), and recommit to new life. Ash Wednesday Article by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2015/01/years-abc-ash-wednesday-february-18-2015.html Article by Carolyn Brown Topics: Ash Wednesday , Sin , Fasting , Children Source: Worshiping With Children This commentary aims to include children in worship on Ash Wednesday. This is done through, having children put ashes on their forehead, using ashes to write out sins, and interpreting selected biblical passages. Ash Wednesday Commentary/Exegesis by Marvin A. McMickle http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=8 Commentary/Exegesis by Marvin A. McMickle Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Sermon Source: The African American Lectionary A sermon starter and commentary on Psalm 51 and Romans 7:14-25 by Marvin McMickle for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary. Ash Wednesday Confession Element of Worship by Amy Loving https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2015/02/ash-wednesday-confession.html Element of Worship by Amy Loving Topics: Ash Wednesday , Confession , Assurance , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This is a responsive act of confession for Ash Wednesday based on Psalm 51. Included are the prayer of confession, assurance of pardon, and an invitation to the imposition of ashes. Ash Wednesday Song/Hymn by William Edward Flippin, Jr. http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=311 Song/Hymn by William Edward Flippin, Jr. Topics: Ash Wednesday , Fasting , Music , Discipline Source: The African American Lectionary William Edward Flippin, Jr., reflects on Ash Wednesday and suggests songs, poetry, and prayer appropriate for an Ash Wednesday service. Participants are encouraged to make use of fasting and prayer to overcome life's hurdles. Ash Wednesday: Beginning of the Lenten Journey Article by Nancy Ferguson https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/3632/ash-wednesday-beginning-of-the-lenten-journey Article by Nancy Ferguson Topics: Ash Wednesday , Easter , Lent , Grace Source: Ministry Matters Lent is composed of the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter, not including the Sundays of those six weeks. Lent is traditionally understood as a time of fasting and penance in preparation for Easter.

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