Resources on Ash Wednesday

Total results: 917
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 is Important for Children Article by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2011/01/year-ash-wednesday-march-9-2011_20.html Article by Carolyn Brown Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Repentance , Fasting Source: Worshiping With Children Other than Good Friday, Ash Wednesday is the day children are least expected or planned for in the sanctuary, which is to their detriment. Carolyn Brown shares meaningful ways to include children in congregational worship. An Intergenerational Ash Wednesday Order of Worship Service Outline by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/03/an-intergenerational-ash-wednesday.html Service Outline by Carolyn Brown Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lord’s Supper , Liturgy , Children Source: Worshiping With Children An order of worship for Ash Wednesday that includes children as worshipers, ushers, communion servers, and worship leaders throughout the service. Ash Wednesday Worship Service Ideas Service Outline by Multiple Contributors https://www.faithward.org/ash-wednesday-worship-service-ideas/ Service Outline by Multiple Contributors Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Sin , Repentance Source: Faithward This resource provides the meaning of Ash Wednesday and some Ash Wednesday service ideas. It reminds us of our sinfulness, mortality, and our utter dependence upon the grace of God and the power of Christ’s resurrection. Ash Wednesday Service Outline by Charles B. Cotton, Jr. http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=311 Service Outline by Charles B. Cotton, Jr. Topics: Ash Wednesday , Fasting , Work of Jesus Christ , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary This music and worship resource by Charles Cotton provides a brief explanation of Ash Wednesday emphasizing Lenten fasting. He offers worship resources to plan a service with this emphasis on self-sacrifice and focused attention on God. Ash Wednesday Liturgy Service Outline by Katherine HawkerSelf https://liturgyoutside.net/ash-wednesday/ Service Outline by Katherine HawkerSelf Topics: Ash Wednesday , Bread , Gift , Holiness Source: Liturgy Outside Katherine HawkerSelf offers a liturgy from many sources for Ash Wednesday "in a non-theistic format" with "a hint of Christo-centrism with the adapted communion liturgy." Great Gale at Yarmouth on Ash Wednesday Image by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome http://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/lent/arts-and-faith-for-lent/cycle-c/arts-and-faith-ash-wednesday-iii Image by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Conversion , Temptation Source: Loyola Press This painting, "Great Gale at Yarmouth on Ash Wednesday" by John Berney, shows strong emotion through the ... Easter font, though, is often through turbulent waters. Ash Wednesday is the day to face these anew with... Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources Element of Worship by Yolanda M. Norton http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=197 Element of Worship 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 Planning Notes Element of Worship by Adrienne Trevathan https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/selah-life-in-a-minor-key/ash-wednesday-year-a-lectionary-planning-notes Element of Worship by Adrienne Trevathan Topics: Ash Wednesday , Confession , Worship Planning , Lectionary Source: Discipleship Ministries These planning notes by Adrienne Trevathan for Ash Wednesday provides notes on helping children understand ritual practices, a litany of Penitence, a benediction, and a prayer poem. Ash Wednesday Service of Reflection Service Outline by Ruth Ann Schuringa https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-2019/ash-wednesday-service-reflection Service Outline by Ruth Ann Schuringa 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. Ashes on ice: Celebrating Ash Wednesday at home Article by Greg Moore https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/5795/ashes-on-ice-celebrating-ash-wednesday-at-home Article by Greg Moore Topics: Ash Wednesday , Liturgy , Home , Israel Source: Ministry Matters A meditation born of a service cancelled due to an ice storm on Ash Wednesday. Like the practices of the Jewish diaspora, Christian liturgy is highly portable. Why not worship at home? Ash Wednesday: Poems, Prayers, Promises Audio/Video by Brian Wren http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/139064754900/ash-wednesday-poems-prayers-promises Audio/Video by Brian Wren Topics: Ash Wednesday , Prayer , Promises , Poetry Source: Global Worship This blog post highlights several resources for Ash Wednesday including a prayer by Brian Wren, a reflection by Rachel Held Evans, a prayer by Christine Sine, a poem by Christopher Villiers, and more. Ash Wednesday: Death and Repentance Article by Marcus J. Borg http://day1.org/5706-marcus_borg_ash_wednesday_death_and_repentance Article 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 Element of Worship by Nolan Williams, Jr. http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=8 Element of Worship by Nolan Williams, Jr. Topics: Ash Wednesday , Worship , Church , Worship Planning 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 (T.S. Eliot) Audio/Video by T. S. Eliot http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/157886807545/ash-wednesday-ts-eliot Audio/Video by T. S. Eliot Topics: Ash Wednesday , T. S. Eliot , Poetry Source: Global Worship Here is a video of T.S. Elliot reading his poem, "Ash-Wednesday." (Length: 12:11) Ash Wednesday: The Terrible, Marvelous Dust Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2015/02/13/ash-wednesday-the-terrible-marvelous-dust/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Ash Wednesday , Blessing , Art Source: The Painted Prayerbook This Ash Wednesday resource from Jan Richardson offers a painting, reflection, and poem on ashes, our mortality, and God's care for us and claim over us who are from dust. Ash Wednesday: What God Can Do with Dust Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2018/02/11/ash-wednesday-what-god-can-do-with-dust/ Commentary/Exegesis 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 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. Ash Wednesday Prayer of Contrition Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/01/ash-wednesday-prayer-of-contrition.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Ash Wednesday , Prayer , Sin , Heart Source: Re-Worship Here’s a beautiful prayer of contrition for Ash Wednesday (and the Lenten season). Ash Wednesday Commentary/Exegesis by Nessette Falu http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=71 Commentary/Exegesis by Nessette Falu Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Lament , Reconciliation Source: The African American Lectionary This worship planning resource is for an Ash Wednesday service. Nessette Falu provides cultural reflections, biblical exegesis, historical reflections, service recommendations, and song suggestions to deepen Ash Wednesday experiences. Ash Wednesday Confession Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/01/ash-wednesday-confession.html Element of Worship 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.

Welcome to PreachingandWorship.org!

If you are new to our site, we invite you to explore the following topics with us: If you would like to receive additional high-quality, curated resources by email, we invite you to subscribe to the mailing list of our parent organization, the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.