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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
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
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
Yes and No: Lent and the Reformed Faith John Witvliet outlines the history of the celebration of Lent and highlights the importance of understanding one's context in discerning how best to celebrate Lent in one's church. Resource type: Article | Source: The Banner | Author: John Witvliet The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday ... on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects ... painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when... Resource type: Image | Source: Loyola Press | Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome
Sights and Sounds of Lent: Children's Meditations for the Season Coins, a robe, a basin of water, they can all turn into something special for the season of Lent. One church created children’s Lenten meditations that engage their senses by using these objects and more. Resource type: Drama | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Bernard J. Haan, Jr.
Restore the Joy of Salvation On the twenty-seventh day of Lent, Jan Richardson ponders on the topic of joy in Psalm 51:1-12. She asks us to consider the ways in which we can invite God deeper into our spirits. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Painted Prayerbook | Author: Jan Richardson
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
Why Ash Wednesday? An article exploring Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Lent – Not Denial But Transformation "Lent is not really about sacrifice and deprivation, it is about freedom and transformation... In this season God wants to liberate us from the bondage of our slavery to self-centeredness, greed, busyness, and rampant consumerism." Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Christine Sine Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey': Start by Asking, 'What's Lent for?' (Part 2 of 2) ... quirk -- the fact that the oft-repeated metaphor “Lent is a journey” irritates him -- and uses the ... on how Christian leaders can help congregations experience Lent as a richer, more meaningful... Resource type: Article | Source: Working Preacher | Author: Rolf Jacobson
Using common materials to communicate the themes of Lent During the season of lent a church decided to use common materials to deepen their experience of lent, such as dirt and twigs Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Debra Levey Larson
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Lent is Too Long Seth Richardson shares why we prefer short Lent and how forty days of Lent reminds us of our sinfulness and our need for Christ. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Seth Richardson Lent: How to Find Freedom the Way that Jesus Did "Observing Lent is about launching into the deep; not as legalism or as a means to win God’s favor but as a way to discover anew freedom in what Christ has done for the whole world." Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Karen Wilk Chapel for Lent: Morning Prayer A chapel outline for morning prayer during Lent which includes confession, Bible readings, Creeds, and intercessory prayer. The goal of this outline is to help teach the "unique language of God's Kingdom." Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Unknown Lent, Serious and Hopeful Lent offers us a time to pause, consider, and renew our relationship with God—a serious but hopeful experience. This lenten worship resource by Michelle Riley Jones includes songs, call and responses, decorating tips, etc. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Michelle Riley Jones Lent: Music and Worship Resources ... on creating reverent and repentant worship services during Lent, these Lenten liturgical resources by Michelle Riley Jones ... Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Michelle Riley Jones The Music We Need For Lent In this article, Seth Richardson and Ryan Flanigan share how liturgical music can help us to open our hearts and walk with Jesus through the Lent season. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Seth Richardson The Journey of Lent Kasey Hitt offers a meditation, prayer, and reflection for the beginning of Lent, based on the experience of Israel (Exodus 17:4) and Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11) in the wilderness. Resource type: Devotional | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Kasey Hitt An Opening Prayer for Lent Here’s an opening prayer for Lent from Rev. Dr. Douglas Galbraith. The prayer opens by acknowledging God's love, thanking God, and asking for guidance to hear God's voice. Resource type: Article | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Douglas Galbraith
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