Lent Resources

Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent

Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent Resources

The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, communities are invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life. Together, we will reflect anew on the loving actions of God as recounted in the Easter Vigil readings. Together, we will walk through the depths of salvation history into the fullness of redemption. Videos, adult forum curriculum, calendar, publicity materials, and quiet day curriculum available in English, Spanish, and French.

Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent Bulletin Inserts

Use bulletin inserts from Sermons That Work to help your congregation participate in the “Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent” calendar. We provide printable Word docs or PDFs in either full-page or half-page formats with suggested practices for each week of Advent. Available in English and Spanish.


Invitation

Add seasonal service times, descriptions, and languages to your church’s pin on the Episcopal Asset Map. You don’t need a log-in to suggest the change; just find your Episcopal place, click on it, and select “Update This Place.” Need help updating more? Check out our video playlist from Episcopal Relief & Development.


Gratitude

40 Days of Gratitude Lenten Journal

From the United Thank Offering: The 40 Days of Gratitude Lenten Journal is designed for at-home use for adults to deepen their spiritual practice of gratitude during Lent. Each week, we will focus on practicing gratitude for a specific topic based on scripture. We recommend printing it out double-sided and stapling it on the long edge, so that it functions as a book. 

Lenten Gratitude Lessons for Children

From the United Thank Offering: Lent is a great time to focus on gratitude because it is a season of the church year that asks us to reflect on what God has done and is doing in our lives. UTO’s Lenten resources for children include an introductory lesson about gratitude, a craft for the 40 days of Lent, and a closing lesson. There are two versions – one designed for use at home, and the other designed for use by Faith Formation leaders.


Racial Reconciliation

Across our church and our society, we are having profound dialogues about race, truth, justice, and healing. “Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community” explores where that dialogue intersects with our faith. Join us and our invited guests as we share prophetic voices and explore the lectionary through the lens of social justice. Available in English.

Preparing to Become the Beloved Community

Organized around the four sections of the Becoming Beloved Community labyrinth (telling the truth, repairing the breach, practicing the way, proclaiming the dream), this Lent curriculum can help your small group or congregation to engage in racial reconciliation and reflect on Jesus’ coming among us. Available in English in February 2022.


Migration

Lenten Virtual Borderlands Experience

The Lenten Virtual Borderlands Experience (VBE) series is designed to expose participants to the border crossing experiences of immigrants, including their perilous journey towards the border, their interaction with detention centers, and the work of churches and other organizations that support them. This five-week Lenten VBE series can be done at home alone, with your family, or as part of a congregational study group.

We Walk Together…: 2022 Lent Curriculum

Episcopal Migration Ministries, in partnership with the Episcopal Asylum & Detention Ministry Network Education Subgroup, has prepared a Lenten curriculum designed for six one-hour sessions. The foundation of these lessons is the connection to the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries. Weekly lessons follow scripture from the Year C Lectionary for Lent. Each lesson is formatted with time for Centering, Prompt, and Personal Reflection. Participants are encouraged to Be Curious, Be Present, and Reimagine. It is our hope that this series will lead to action and reimagining for participants.


Formation

Lesson Plans That Work

Designed to follow the Revised Common Lectionary, these lesson plans are written by experienced church school teachers using practical approaches to respond to the needs of volunteer teachers. Available in English. 

These devotions are written by ministers, professors, students, teachers, missionaries, denominational leaders, and others who work with and care for students. Typically, an author writes on a single theme for one week. In these devotions, you will read honest struggles and questions, all in the context of real faith. As you read the thoughts of the writers, think about your own response to the Scripture for the day. Let the writer’s words serve as background for your own conversation with God. Starting March 2, D365 will highlight the season of Lent and Holy Week with the theme, “Journey to the Cross.” D365.org is a joint partnership of The Episcopal Church Office for Youth Ministries, Presbyterian Youth and Triennium Office and Ministries of the Presbyterian Church USA, and the Congregational Life Office of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Available in English. 


Sermons That Work

Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent Bulletin Inserts

Use bulletin inserts from Sermons That Work to help your congregation participate in the “Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent” calendar. We provide printable Word docs or PDFs in either full-page or half-page formats with suggested practices for each week of Advent. Available in English and Spanish.

Sermons for Holy Week and Easter 2022 (coming soon)

Sermons That Work is pleased to once again present a compilation of this year’s Holy Week and Easter sermons from some of the best preachers in The Episcopal Church. Whether you use this book for private devotionals and inspiration, small group study, or reading from the pulpit, we pray that you will journey with us to the foot of the Cross. Available in English and Spanish.


From Our Partners

Living the Way of Love: A 40-Day Devotional

From Church Publishing: “Living the Way of Love offers forty brief reflections about the seven Jesus-centered practices identified by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in ‘The Way of Love’ initiative. [Mary Bea] Sullivan tells stories from her own and others’ experiences as a starting point for discussion about how to seek and find a deeper connection to God. Rotating through each practice so that each is covered once a week, going deeper into the practice throughout the forty days, each reflection ends with questions designed to spur further discussion and assist readers in making the practices their own. Perfect for using as a Lenten devotional or at any time of the year, the book includes a guide for creating a personal rule of life, and a downloadable Facilitator’s Guide.”

Lent Madness

From our friends at Forward Movement. Join Tim, Scott, and celebrity bloggers for 2022’s Lent Madness. Fill out your bracket on the Saintly Scorecard and get ready to vote for the Round of 32, the Saintly 16, the Elate 8, the Faithful 4, and ultimately, the grand prize, the Golden Halo itself.

2022 Lent Meditations

From Episcopal Relief & Development: “Our work with Anglican and Ecumenical partners creates sustainable, transformational change in close to 3 million lives around the world each year. This year, the Lenten Meditations will focus on that transformation. These reflections are organized into Episcopal Relief & Development’s priorities: Women, Children and Climate, and include a focus on our Disaster Resilience & Response work.”