Ideas for Lent 2014

Created on January 6th, 2013

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Resources to help you plan for Lent. More ideas can be found in these bins: Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday).

5" Christ's Story Hand Cross with Story Box Display

5" Christ's Story Hand Cross with Story Box Display

This hand-held cross walks users through the life of Christ with an engraved visual representation of His story. Each 5-inch cross is packaged with a story card.
#LivingStone: A Free Multimedia Worship Series for Lent from Ministry Matters

#LivingStone: A Free Multimedia Worship Series for Lent from Ministry Matters

By Ministry Matters
Living Stone is the new Ministry Matters free Lent worship video series, go directly to the site page here. Late last fall, the MinistryMatters.com team got together and decided…
Lent Displays for Teaching and Worship

Lent Displays for Teaching and Worship

By Kasey Hitt, Betsy Hall, Peggy Jennings
The Lent and Easter stories can become so familiar that they become rote. Yet, Lent can be a time of tremendous spiritual growth and a deepening commitment to live as disciples of …
Quick Links for Lent with Children

Quick Links for Lent with Children

By Ministry Matters
For children's ministries and parents below are some quick links to Lent and Easter resources to help you in planning. Check back more will be added: Pretzel Sunday written by…
Stations of the Cross: Projectable Art

Stations of the Cross: Projectable Art

By Jessica Miller Kelley
Enhance your Holy Week observances with this free Stations of the Cross artwork and devotional experience. The Stations of the Cross, also called The Way of the Cross, is a…
Praying Through Lent and Easter Toward Pentecost

Praying Through Lent and Easter Toward Pentecost

By Ron Anderson
Does Lent often seem to you like a time to be "gotten through" as quickly as possible as we move toward Easter? Seen this way, Easter becomes the end of a jour­ney or ordeal…
Welcome Home!

Welcome Home!

By David Lowes Watson
For those of us privileged to be called into Christian discipleship there is a work of grace in our lives that transcends the heights and plumbs the depths of our being as we…
Thy Will Be Done

Thy Will Be Done

By H. Stephen Shoemaker
 Abba, all things are possible to you; remove this cup from me; yet not what I want, but what you want.—Mark 14:36 NRSV, adaptedMark's Gospel, the earliest…
Mid-Lent Crisis

Mid-Lent Crisis

By Lisa Nichols Hickman
I have never completed a Lenten discipline. Such confession may cause you to breathe a sigh of relief or perhaps make a judgment. Recently a parishioner heard me say this in all …
Take a Look

Take a Look

By C. Thomas Hilton
Examine yourselves, and only then eat of the bread and drink of the cup. (1 Corinthians 11:28) A man died. He was known for his wild living. When his will was read, it was…
Lenten Distractions

Lenten Distractions

By Victoria Atkinson White
Exodus 20:1-17 My eight-month-old daughter is an avid crawler. She has the synchronized movement of her limbs down to an art. She can dart across a room faster than I ever…
Shrove Tuesday Ushers in Lent

Shrove Tuesday Ushers in Lent

By Diana Sanchez-Bushong
Shrove Tuesday (as in "to shrive," to absolve or do penance) marks the last hurrah before the austerity of Lent begins. It's the same concept as the festivals of Mardi Gras (Fat…
Blinding Light into Lent

Blinding Light into Lent

By Clifton Stringer
The harshest and most unwelcome light I can recall woke me up at 6 AM in Brownsville, TX during the mission trips on which my church sent the middle school youth group. Lights…
A Seasonal Journey

A Seasonal Journey

By John D.I. Essick
Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12 Perhaps no prophet is more representative of the Lenten season than Jeremiah, and no psalm more appropriate for repentance than Psalm 51…
Why Lent?

Why Lent?

By Clifton Stringer
Last year on Ash Wednesday, a kind woman from the congregation I serve asked me, “Why Lent? Why should Christians observe a season called Lent?” She was a longtime…
Lenten Series: Seven Essential Questions

Lenten Series: Seven Essential Questions

By Martin Thielen
Both lifelong Christians and people on the edges of the church have some of the same basic questions about life and faith. Lent is the perfect time to explore these questions…
Giving It Up: A Sermon Series for Lent

Giving It Up: A Sermon Series for Lent

By Matthew L. Kelley
Many of us give up certain things for the forty days of Lent, and doing so can be a very beneficial thing for us. This seven-week series takes that idea one step further and…
Lent: Host an Agape Feast

Lent: Host an Agape Feast

By Abingdon Youth
The love (agape) feast is a meal of Christian fellowship that mirrors the meals Jesus shared with his disciples and others throughout his ministry. Fellowship and community are…
What's Your Lent Study Style?

What's Your Lent Study Style?

By Jessica Miller Kelley, Betsy Hall
Lent is a time of preparation for Easter, but each of us approach Lent differently and are drawn to different aspects of the season. We prepare in different ways. Some focus on…
The Final Week: A Lenten Series

The Final Week: A Lenten Series

By David Emery
Why would we celebrate Palm Sunday on the first Sunday of Lent? Because Holy Week is a sacred time for Christians everywhere; but the week passes by so quickly that we don’t …
Worship Ideas for Lent

Worship Ideas for Lent

By Sara Webb Phillips
When our staff team plans out worship services, we first look at the liturgical season as a whole. What is it we want to have happen in our own lives and for others during this…
More Than Giving Up Chocolate!

More Than Giving Up Chocolate!

By Kathy Hershman
"I gave that up for Lent." Many people—even ones who do not go to church—are familiar with the idea of giving up something for Lent. What most are not familiar with…