Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources
This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs.
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.
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...
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion.
This sermon starter and commentary on John 12:12-15 and Psalm 37:32-33 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for celebrating a Palm Sunday on the theme of hope.
A description of Palm Sunday and an order of service that would invite a congregation to consider current situations that Palm Sunday might address.
This worship planning resource for Palm Sunday encourages the church to gather around one another, especially those preparing for baptism, confirmation, or reaffirmation of commitment to follow Christ in the way that leads to everlasting life....
This sermon starter and commentary on Psalm 20:1-9 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for celebrating Palm Sunday, focusing on Jesus as king.
Palm Sunday Processional Entrance with Psalm 118
A litany based on Psalm 118 for Palm Sunday processional entrance. Let us give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Nolan Williams, Jr. provides a detailed description of elements that can be included in a Palm Sunday service. The theme ‘Lord save us’ should help the congregation understand the significance of the day (Luke 19:28-40).
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.
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
Full Text Hymns on Palm Sunday
Hosanna, loud hosannaPD
All Glory, Laud and HonorPD
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Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears
Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts.
Palm Sunday Prayer: Adoration & Confession
This prayer of adoration and confession recognizes the different conditions of those gathered for worship, like those gathered on Palm Sunday, as well as our need for God's forgiveness.
A collection of worship resources for Passion/Palm Sunday, including litanies, planning notes, sermon starters for Mark 11:1-11 and Mark 14:1-15:47, hymn suggestions and offertory prayer.
This sermon starter and commentary on Psalm 118:19-29 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for celebrating Palm Sunday with an emphasis on love and liberation.
Often we want Jesus to change our disagreeable circumstances. He wants to change our disagreeable hearts. Louis Tamminga offers a brief reflection inspired by the events of Palm Sunday.
Passion/Palm Sunday Worship
Preaching and worship planning resources for Passion/Palm Sunday, focused on Matthew 21:1–11 and Psalm ...
Palm Sunday Intercessory Prayer
These intercessory prayers were written for Palm Sunday and cover a wide range of topics, from Church life, to grief, to government.
Passion/Palm Sunday Ideas for Children
Carolyn Brown presents different ideas for how to celebrate Passion/Palm Sunday with children. She also give suggestions for how to encourage families to handle Holy Week with their children with use of texts from Luke.