Lent

Lenten Sermon Series and Resources

Themes can help ground us in the season of Lent. While Lent is the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter, the Sundays are not counted, for they are seen as “mini-Easters.” Fasts are broken. Life is celebrated. For some of the themes I have also developed a Lenten Candle liturgy, similar to Advent candle light, for Lent is the time to prepare us for Easter.

New: 2023 Lenten Series Year A–Exploring Lent Through Our Senses.┬áBased on the Gospel readings, a sensory journey through Lent.

Other Year A resources:

Possible Themes for Lent Year A (written in 2017)

Lenten Candle Lighting Liturgy Year A

Ash Wednesday Resources and Simple Service. This can be adapted for Zoom.

Lent Bags with activities for children, and a colleague made her version for younger children and youth!

Year C resources:

Lenten Series 2022: Sojourning Through Lent.

Lenten Series 2019 A Parable Journey

Parable Series Lent 2019 Candle Lighting Liturgy

Year B resources:

Possible Themes for Lent Year B Three new possible series for this year, the first based off of the Hebrew Scripture readings for this year. (Note: I had adapted this from an earlier version and accidentally left on the wrong day for Earth Day).

In 2017 I preached a series for Lent through Easter Sunday called “7 Ways of Resistance, drawing upon lessons from Mark and John along with optional Star Wars references.

7 Ways of Resistance for Lent week one

7 Ways of Resistance for Lent week two

7 Ways of Resistance for Lent week three

7 Ways of Resistance for Lent week four

7 Ways of Resistance for Lent week five

7 Ways of Resistance for Lent week six

7 Ways of Resistance for Easter

Here are some other resources based on the Revised Common Lectionary, or they can be used at any time:

Lenten Candle Lighting Liturgy Year B

Lenten Candle Lighting-Generic

Lenten Series 2018 Spring Cleaning Your Spiritual Life