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 Lent. 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

Noticing and Giving Thanks for Small Things in Our Daily Life

From the United Thank Offering: This year’s 40-day Lenten gratitude challenge will come directly to your phone with a daily text message. Sign up to receive one text a day (and nothing more!) prompting you to notice small things in your daily life that you may not notice otherwise. 



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. This season launches on February 7, 2023.

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, Spanish, and French.


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.

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 Lent. Available in English and Spanish.

Sermons for Holy Week and Easter 2023

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 2023’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.

From Episcopal Relief & Development: “This Lenten Season, Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to join us as we meditate on the commandment to love our neighbor and consider the meaning of this fundamental instruction in our daily lives.”