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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.
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
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
Hymn Study: “Here Is Peace” This offers background and commentary on Andrew Pratt's hymn, "Here Is Peace." It explores in three short stanzas the true meaning of peace, with a primary focus on God's grace and our gracious actions. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Dean McIntyre 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
Hymn: Save Us, Lord, From War’s Illusions (Beachspring) Richard Garland composed this new hymn, which is rooted in Micah 4:3. It is especially suited for use with themes of social holiness, world peace, nation, and confession. It is set to the tune BEACH SPRING. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: F. Richard Garland Advent Waiting 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
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
Peace and Justice in the Qur'an Robert Kruschwitz offers a study guide for comparing Islamic and Christian conceptions of peace and justice. The Qur'an has a high regard for peace, but not at the expense of justice. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Hymn: Christ Is Our Peace This hymn by Richard Garland is one of a series of hymns based on the book of Ephesians. It is set to the tune of FINLANDIA. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: F. Richard Garland Full Text Hymns on Peace When Peace like a RiverPD
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Seek the Peace of the City Taking inspiration from Jeremiah 29:4-7, this hymn by David Wright reminds us that God will give us God's comforting presence and will work among us if we seek peace for our neighbors. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: David F. Wright Jesus Can't Be Locked Out This commentary on John 20:19-29 is about Jesus giving his peace, purpose, and power to a hurting world, and empowering disciples then and now to embody Christ’s peace, purpose, and power in the midst of pain. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie Peace Peace is more than the absence of violence. In this video, Stanley Hauweras describes peace by including the ideas of being enthralled by God and losing fear of one another. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Stanley Hauerwas Hymn: Save Us, Lord, From War’s Illusions (Beecher) Richard Garland composed this new hymn, which is rooted in Micah 4:3. It is especially suited for use with themes of social holiness, world peace, nation, and confession. It is set to the tune BEECHER. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: F. Richard Garland Hymn: I’ve Got Peace Like A River This is an arrangement of "I’ve Got Peace Like A River" that is suitable for choral or congregational use. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Sandy Willard Rogers Peace Prayer This prayer for peace features appeals to God as the one who has compassion on all people. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst Peace for Troubled Times In this sermon starter for John 14:23-29, David Lose points out that Christian peace is the absence of what is negative, but the ability to bear those negative things well. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher Author: David J. Lose Heads Up! Jesus Is All Around This exegesis on John 20:19-31 uses Christ's greeting of peace to fearful, grieving followers to demonstrate that if we don't notice the risen Christ, we miss the peace available to us in the present. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce McKenzie
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