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Ash Wednesday Worship Element of Worship by Debra Rienstra http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/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. Author: Debra Rienstra Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

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The Call is Urgent Commentary/Exegesis by Dennis Olson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=867 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." Author: Dennis Olson Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week

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Death Is Swallowed Up: Easter Sunday Resources (B) Service Outline https://www.rca.org/resources/easter-sunday-year-b Worship resources for Easter Sunday (Year B). Includes a litany, call to confession, prayer of confession, assurance of pardon, and song suggestions. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Reformed Church in America

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Commentary on Psalm 25:1-10 Commentary/Exegesis by Jerome Creach https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=449 Psalm 25 is a model prayer, based on the cries of individuals to God in earlier psalms. It indicates how important it is regularly to recite words that call us to faith and dependence on God. Author: Jerome Creach Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week

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The Bad News is Part of the Good News Article by Fleming Rutledge http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2013/04/19/april-18-2003-interview-with-rev-fleming-rutledge/18886/ In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding Easter and Good Friday, as well as the implications of these stories for Christians in the rest of history. Author: Fleming Rutledge Resource type: Article Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation Sermon Starter/Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/lent-planning-guide 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

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Ash Wednesday Commentary/Exegesis by Marvin A. McMickle http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=197 A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary. Author: Marvin A. McMickle Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary

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A theory of jerks Article by Eric Schwitzgebel http://aeon.co/magazine/philosophy/if-youre-surrounded-by-idiots-guess-whos-the-jerk/ Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc. Author: Eric Schwitzgebel Resource type: Article Source: Aeon Magazine

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Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources Sermon Illustration by William H. Wiggins, Jr. http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=8 This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs. Author: William H. Wiggins, Jr. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The African American Lectionary

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Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday Element of Worship by Taylor Burton-Edwards https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/contemporary-service-for-ash-wednesday Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion. Author: Taylor Burton-Edwards Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries

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Unimaginable Words Service Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/unimaginable-words-matthew-26 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

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Nicodemus in the Shadows Sermon (Complete) by Peter Wallace http://day1.org/2957-nicodemus_in_the_shadows_a_good_friday_meditation Peter Wallace's reflection on Jesus’ ministry and death, based on texts from the gospel of John, is written from the perspective of Nicodemus who questions what it would be worth risking to stand with Jesus. Author: Peter Wallace Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1

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Good Friday: What Abides Commentary/Exegesis by Jan Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2011/04/19/good-friday-what-abides/ Good Friday is the subject of this blessing poem and piece of artwork. Author: Jan Richardson Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook

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Advent Waiting Song/Hymn http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/135651017705/advent-waiting-prayers-song Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.... Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship

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Easter Fears Sermon Starter/Outline by Peter W. Marty https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2005/04/16/easter-fears/ Reflecting on the Gospel resurrection accounts, Peter Marty maintains that freedom from fear is the most powerful effect of Easter. Author: Peter W. Marty Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Perspectives Journal

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Advent Confession Element of Worship by Nathan Nettleton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/11/advent-confession.html Here’s a responsive advent prayer of confession that acknowledges several ways in which we fail (i.e. unwillingness to change our hearts, not caring about the stranger), with the repeated congregational response for mercy and forgiveness. Author: Nathan Nettleton Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship

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Why Ash Wednesday? Article by Laura Smit http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/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. Author: Laura Smit Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

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Painful Path, Strong Faith Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Painful-Path-Alyce-McKenzie-02-18-2013 This exegesis of Luke 13:31-35 explores Jesus' prophetic path towards Jerusalem and argues that Christians are called to join Jesus on the same path of resistance, rejection, and discomfort. Author: Alyce McKenzie Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos

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Advent Hope: Staying Afloat Article https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/advent-hope-staying-afloat In this Advent reflection, the author ponders the challenge of offering real hope in the midst of difficult circumstances. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling

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