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Ash Wednesday: Crisis and Repentance This podcast considers texts for Ash Wednesday, suggesting the penitential prayer of repentance from Psalm 51 and the communal crisis from Joel 2 as key preaching themes. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson
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
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
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
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
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
Offertory Prayers and Invitation This is a series of five Offertory Prayers by Ken Sloane, based on Psalms 1, 19, 124, 125, and Song of Solomon 2:8-13. Included is an Invitation to the Offering and a digital image. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Ken Sloane A Psalm of Thanks and Praise Psalm 92, arranged in sevens and designated for the Sabbath, motivates our thanks and praise as arising from the sheer delight of recognizing what God has done and that God is indeed in control. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Mark Throntveit History of Hymns: “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy” This offers commentary on the West-Indian Christmas Spiritual: “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy.” Based on Psalm 19:14, Luke 1:27, and 2:1-20, it reflects the experiences of enslaved Africans when they came to the Americas. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Cynthia Wilson 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
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History of Hymns: “Early in the Morning” Cynthia Wilson introduces the hymn "Early in the Morning" by Johnetta Johnson Page, based on Psalm 63:1. It speaks of the importance of acknowledging God first as one's day begins. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Cynthia Wilson Psalm 84 This video features music by Matt Hammon and footage of people sleeping, eating, and walking outside while the words of Psalm 84 scroll across the screen. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Offertory Prayers and Invitation This is a series of five Offertory Prayers for congregational use, based on Genesis 18:1-10, Psalm 30, Luke 12:13-21, Colossians 1:1-14 and Colossians 2:6-19. Included is an Invitation to the Offering. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Rosanna Anderson Psalm 51 A visual liturgy video based on Psalm 51, a psalm of confession. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Psalms of Praise In this video, Rolf Jacobson explains the two functions of the praise psalms: first, as form of testimony, and second, as a form of direct communication with God. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Enter the Bible Author: Rolf Jacobson Offertory Prayers and Invitation This is a series of Offertory Prayers for congregational use, based on 1 Kings 18:20-39, Psalm 8, Joel 2:28-32, John 14: 23-29, Acts 2:1-21 and Revelation 22:12-21. Included is an Invitation to the Offering. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Rosanna Anderson Offertory Prayers and Invitation This is a series of four Offertory Prayers for Lent and Easter, based on Psalm 31:9-16, Isaiah 43:16-21, Luke 15:1-3, Luke 19:28-40 and 1 Corinthians 15:19-26. Included is an Invitation to the Offering. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Rosanna Anderson Psalm 138 This visual representation of Psalm 138 uses uplifting black and white images images and music to accompany the text. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Unknown
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