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Why Ash Wednesday? 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. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Laura Smit
Ash Wednesday A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Marvin A. McMickle
Ash Wednesday: Crisis and Repentance 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. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson
Ash Wednesday 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. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Debra Rienstra
Lament: Ash Wednesday This reflection gets to the heart of Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent by exploring Joel 2 and our need to pray, to fast, to mourn, and to read God’s Word. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Sermons That Work Author: Joslyn Ogden Schaefer
The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday ... us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when we don ashes and hear the call to return ... Resource type: Image Source: Loyola Press Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome
A Blessing in the Ashes 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.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook Author: Jan Richardson
The Call is Urgent A commentary on Joel 2:1-2, 12-17. The text calls us "to confess our sins, to remind ourselves of our mortality and frailty, and to hear the call to repentance or turning around from our sinful ways." Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Dennis Olson
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The African American Lectionary Author: William H. Wiggins, Jr.
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Taylor Burton-Edwards
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Cross of Wood A black and white symbol imitating the ashen mark of the cross, suggesting the ruggedness and earthiness of our sinfulness and the suffering and death of Christ on our behalf. Resource type: Image Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Elizabeth Steele Halstead
Full Text Hymns on Ash Wednesday Dust and Ashes Touch Our FacePD
Create in Me a Clean HeartPD
Lord, Who Throughout These Forty DaysPD
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I Gave Up Gossip for Lent Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Dena Dyer
Ash Wednesday: Death to Self This lectionary resource for Ash Wednesday includes planning tools and sermon notes for Joel's call to repentance, Paul's challenge to be reconciled to God, and Jesus' reminder that acts of piety are not for personal acclaim. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Ash Wednesday Worship Preaching and worship planning resources for Ash Wednesday, with themes of personal piety, corporate confession, and repentance; focused on Joel 2:1-2, 12-17, Psalm 51:1–17, 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10, and Matthew 6:1-6, 16–21. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Ash Wednesday A sermon starter and commentary on Psalm 51 and Romans 7:14-25 by Marvin McMickle for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Marvin A. McMickle Ash Wednesday 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The African American Lectionary A Service of Worship for Ash Wednesday Here is a worship service outline for Ash Wednesday. The service focuses on the themes of sin and death, but also on the redeeming love of God through Christ Jesus. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Ash Wednesday This lectionary 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. Resource type: Article Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown Ash Wednesday 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. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: The African American Lectionary Author: William Edward Flippin, Jr.
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