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 Sermon Resources Sermon Preparation or Illustration by James C Howell https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/9523/weekly-preaching-march-10-2019 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by James C Howell Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Temptation , Preaching Source: Ministry Matters James C. Howell provides resources for preparing a sermon for Ash Wednesday, specifically looking at Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91, and Luke 4:1-13. Ash Wednesday Service of Reflection Service Outline or Song Suggestions by Ruth Ann Schuuringa https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-2019/ash-wednesday-service-reflection Service Outline or Song Suggestions by Ruth Ann Schuuringa Topics: Ash Wednesday , Youth , Prayer , Revelation Source: Reformed Worship Ruth Ann Schuringa offers a service outline for an Ash Wednesday service with no sermon but a lot of prayer and reflection and including interactive movement. An Intergenerational Ash Wednesday Order of Worship Service Outline or Song Suggestions by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/03/an-intergenerational-ash-wednesday.html Service Outline or Song Suggestions by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lord’s Supper , Liturgy Source: Worshiping With Children Carolyn Brown shares, with permission, an order of worship for Ash Wednesday that includes children as worshipers, ushers, communion servers, and worship leaders throughout the service. Ash Wednesday: Death and Repentance Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Marcus J Borg http://day1.org/5706-marcus_borg_ash_wednesday_death_and_repentance Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Marcus J Borg Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Dying and Rising with Christ , Repentance Source: Day1 In this Ash Wednesday article, Marcus Borg reflects on the reality of death and our need for repentance. Borg discusses how our Lenten journey with Christ requires us to "return" to God and open our minds. Ash Wednesday: Music and Worship Resources Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Nolan Williams Jr http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=8 Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Nolan Williams Jr Topics: Ash Wednesday , Sacrifice , Lent , God's Deliverance Source: The African American Lectionary For Ash Wednesday, Nolan Williams Jr. presents these music and worship resources: his own worship planning notes, ash anointing, songs/hymns, and other recommendations (Romans 7:14-25). Ash Wednesday Liturgy Assurance of Pardon https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/01/ash-wednesday-liturgy.html Assurance of Pardon Topics: Ash Wednesday , Sin , Confession , Liturgy Source: Re-Worship A liturgy of 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. God Breaks Up with Us on Ash Wednesday Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/god-breaks-up-with-us-on-ash-wednesday-isaiah-581-12/ Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Ash Wednesday , Fasting , Relationship , Justice Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg Rachel Hackenberg's sermon for Ash Wednesday, based on Isaiah 58:1-12, says that what matters to God is not so much individual spiritual rituals but action for justice, compassion, and service. Ash Wednesday's Death Article by Russell E Saltzman https://www.patheos.com/blogs/russellsaltzman/2019/02/ash-wednesdays-death/ Article by Russell E Saltzman Topics: Ash Wednesday , Death Source: Patheos - Catholicism In this Catholic article, Russell Saltzman examines human cognition, mortality, and Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday Confession Assurance of Pardon by Amy Loving https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2015/02/ash-wednesday-confession.html Assurance of Pardon 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: What God Can Do with Dust Poetry by Jan L Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2018/02/11/ash-wednesday-what-god-can-do-with-dust/ Poetry by Jan L Richardson Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Blessing , Image of God Source: The Painted Prayerbook Jan Richardson describes how Ash Wednesday is about belonging to the God who knows what to do with dust, who sees the dust as a place to dream anew, who creates from it again and again. Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Yolanda M Norton http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=197 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Yolanda M Norton Topics: Ash Wednesday , Reconciliation , Worship Planning , Music Source: The African American Lectionary A collection of worship resources for Ash Wednesday: history, prayer, songs, illustrations, and more. Ash Wednesday Confession Prayer of Confession by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/01/ash-wednesday-confession.html Prayer of Confession by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ash Wednesday , Prayer , Confession , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This is a prayer of confession for Ash Wednesday based on Psalm 51. Prayer for Ash Wednesday Prayer by Jonathan Montaldo https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/prayer-for-ash-wednesday/ Prayer by Jonathan Montaldo Topics: Ash Wednesday , Death , Holiness , Resurrection Source: Gathered Prayers A prayer for Ash Wednesday by Jonathan Montaldo, in response to writings of Thomas Merton. "On this Holy Wednesday, my forehead smeared with ashes, I accept my own death as holy: you have sanctified it." Ash Wednesday Do-Over Article by Cheryl Smith https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/ash-wednesday-do-over Article by Cheryl Smith Topics: Ash Wednesday , Suffering , Lent , Renewal Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday: an annual reminder that the death and resurrection of Christ brings renewal, restoration, and the chance to experience grace every day. Helping Kids Participate in Ash Wednesday Children's Sermon or Lesson https://ministryspark.com/ash-wednesday-activities-kids/ Children's Sermon or Lesson Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Cross Source: Ministry Spark This article for kids' ministry gives the history of Ash Wednesday and provides activities for children to help them be mindful of the sadness that made the cross necessary. Worship Service for Ash Wednesday Scripture Drama or Paraphrase by Eric Howell http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/193176.pdf Scripture Drama or Paraphrase by Eric Howell Topics: Ash Wednesday , Worship Planning , Worship Source: The Christian Reflection Project A worship service for Ash Wednesday focused on Psalm 51 and 103. Includes many elements of worship and song suggestions. Ash Wednesday Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Kenyatta R Gilbert http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=71 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Kenyatta R Gilbert Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Faith , Suffering Source: The African American Lectionary Kenyatta Gilbert provides this commentary on Luke 4:1-13 for Ash Wednesday. There is biblical exegesis, celebration of what Christ has done, descriptive details, and other sermon suggestions. Three Reasons to Include Children on Ash Wednesday Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2013/02/three-reasons-to-include-children-on.html Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Ash Wednesday , Belonging , Forgiveness , Fellowship Source: Worshiping With Children Carolyn Brown's article offers three reasons to include children in Ash Wednesday services: to emphasize their belonging, to remind them they are forgiven, and to encourage future involvement in holy week services. Ash Wednesday Prayer Prayer by Stephen M Fearing https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/02/ash-wednesday-prayer.html Prayer by Stephen M 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. Ash Wednesday and the Compassion of God Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Mark D Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/ash-wednesday-and-compassion-god Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Mark D Roberts Topics: Ash Wednesday , God , Compassion , Grace Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Mark Roberts' devotional on Psalm 103:13-14 observes that Ash Wednesday reminds us of our "dustiness," and our need for the One who has compassion on us and is always with us.