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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
Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey' Part 2 of 2 In this second of two essays, Rolf Jacobson uses a personal irritation for the metaphor “Lent is a journey" to reflect on how Christian leaders can help congregations experience Lent as a richer, more meaningful season. Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson
Season of Lent A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Luke A. Powery
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
Unimaginable Words This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
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 This outline of an Ash Wednesday service provides video, prayer, and song suggestions. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries
Emergency Alert System This reflection on Mark 13:24-37 addresses three temptations Mark’s church may have been facing as they waited the Day of the Lord. Alyce McKenzie suggests temptations we might face as we practice Advent waiting. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday Based on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects of the painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when... Resource type: Image Source: Loyola Press Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome
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
Advent in the Marketplace Cameron Lee talks about the shopping culture during the Advent season. "If we celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but not Advent, what does that say about us?" He encourages us to seek the coming of... Resource type: Article Source: Fuller Studio Author: Cameron Lee
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Copyright 101: When a Hymn or Song Has Multiple Copyrights (USA Only) This article outlines USA copyright law and a church's responsibilities when a piece has more than one copyright, suggesting that the small-print copyright information at the bottom of each hymn contains important information. Resource type: Article Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Dean McIntyre Copyright 101: Copying Individual Pages (USA Only) This article outlines USA copyright law and a church's responsibilities when copying individual pages. Resource type: Article Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Dean McIntyre 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
Hearing a Parable with the Early Church Mikael C. Parsons on how the Greco-Roman context of Jesus's parables means the allegorizing of the early and medieval church can lead us closer to the “original” message of Jesus. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Mikeal C. Parsons Copyright 101: Penalties for Copyright Infringement (USA Only) This article outlines USA copyright law and the potential penalties for a church found guilty of copyright infringement. Resource type: Article Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Dean McIntyre Copyright 101: Grand Performance Rights (US Only) This article outlines USA copyright law and a church's performance of copyrighted music, drama and dance. Resource type: Article Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Dean McIntyre Hymn: O God, From Our Working You Call Us Away This hymn was composed in 2009 to remind people of the value of church conferences and camps. It is set to the traditional Welsh tune, ST. DENIO. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette Church Anniversary This sermon starter and commentary on Matthew 16:13-19 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for celebrating a Church Anniversary Sunday. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Lovelle Maxwell
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