Lenten Series from West End United Methodist Church

By Michael Williams
Lent is a period self-reflection in preparation for Holy Week and the resurrection on Easter. It is a time to be honest with yourself and with God's help live a better, more… read more

The Prayer of Prayers

By Simon Peter Iredale
In this series of articles on the Lord's Prayer I would like to consider each of the petitions and affirmations that Jesus taught his disciples. However, at the outset, it is I… read more

Worship for Kids: March 23, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Exodus 17:1-7. Do not assume that children know the context of this story. Before reading it, explain that the people Moses led across… read more

Worship Elements: March 23, 2014

By Joanne Carlson Brown
Third Sunday in Lent COLOR: PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42 THEME IDEAS Hope can be in short supply when you are wandering in the… read more

Worship Connection: March 23, 2014

By Nancy C. Townley
Third Sunday in Lent COLOR: PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42 The theme for Lent: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS AT THE CROSS Each week a script will … read more

Worship Elements: March 16, 2014

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
Second Sunday in Lent COLOR: PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17 THEME IDEAS A crucial aspect of the Lenten journey is the… read more

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 … read more

Labyrinth Walks for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter

By John W. Rhodes
If your church has a labyrinth the period of Lent, Holy Week, and Easter provides a great opportunity for beginning a practice of labyrinth walking. The suggestions provided in… read more

Listen: Praying in a Noisy World

By Rueben P. Job
"As we learn to listen, we will find a new depth and fulfillment in our relationship to God and a new experience of God as guide and companion in our everyday lives..." Rueben P… read more

Easter Sunday

By Kasey Hitt
Lent: A Yearly Reminder of the Daily Call to Come Home is a series of seven writings that incorporate guided imagery, prayer, and questions to use in worship or in your small… read more

Lent: A Yearly Reminder of the Daily Call to Come Home (Audio)

By Kasey Hitt
Lent: A Yearly Reminder of the Daily Call to Come Home is a series of seven writings that incorporate guided imagery, prayer, and questions to use in worship or in your small… read more

New Medieval Bible Meditation: Isaiah 58:1-12

By Clifton Stringer
Isaiah 58:1-12 (Revised Common Lectionary) or Isaiah 58:7-10 (Roman Catholic Lectionary) At the literal level, this passage is a prophetic encouragement to the people of God (1)… read more
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