Resources for Lent

As we continue to journey through Epiphany, Churches are beginning to think about Lent.

Some Resources below

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As Christmas ends and we journey towards Lent here are resources you
may wish to use in Lent. And for the super-efficient who have programmes planned, worry not, these resources can be used at other times too.

The DLMN have had permission to use material from Roger Walton, Rachel Lampard and Ric Stott based on this Connexional year’s Presidential theme of Holiness andJustice. The DLMN team are producing a five week small group resource to explore the theme. The resource will be made available as free downloads and will comprise material for 5 -7 sessions exploring four pictures of what a Church of Holiness and justice might look like, and (the fifth session) six steps to seeing that picture emerge more fully. The materials will include;
• Notes for leaders and group members including; bible study material, prayers, narrative from Roger and Rachel and questions for discussion.

CLICK on each session below to download

 Booklet

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

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Stations of the Cross

ClickHERE to view Stations of the Cross including video clips and ideas.

 

Other Resources

  • 50 days to let your life speak         Click:       HERE
  • Ideas from Christian Aid 2017       Click:       HERE
  • 40 Acts for Lent                                 Click:       HERE
  • From HOPE 2017                                Click:       HERE
  • Holy Week Lego Challenge             Click:       HERE
  • 20 films for Lent                                 Click:       HERE  
  •  Prayer Stations                                  Click:       HERE
  • Plastic Easter Egg surprise             Click:       HERE

 

Bible Studies

  • Cover to Cover  Study books            Click:     HERE
  • Churches Together Lent Course     Click:     HERE    
  • York Course for Lent 2017                 Click:     HERE
  •  The Nail by Stephen Cottrell; – SPCK – Stephen Cottrell
    This Lent book offers imaginative reflections on Christ’s crucifixion. Each of the seven chapters is focused on a different key character, who describes his or her experience of the Passion. The nails used to crucify Christ are used as a jumping off point for their reflections. Each character considers the questions, ‘who killed Christ’ and ‘who was responsible’ Each chapter includes a Biblical passage, a meditative hymn, a reflection from the point of view of the character, and a short prayer. The book finishes with practical suggestions on how it can be used as a Lent study course.

 

A PASSION FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

ONE FRIDAY can help you to do something exciting in 2017; something unique and public that will engage your community in re-telling the story of the Passion of Jesus.

ONE FRIDAY CHALLENGE

To keep the story of Jesus alive we need to find new ways of telling it in public places.

For more Information and free resources about how your church can get involved         Click:  HERE

LENT IN A BAG

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An All Age activity that you can do at church or at home to teach symbols and meanings of the  season of Lent. A simple bag and basic objects that can be used for each of the 4 weeks of lent. Click:  HERE to find out more

HOLY WEEK IN A BOX

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Holy Week in a Box uses simple objects tucked into a small box, along with scripture, to tell the story of Holy Week. Each item in the box is a symbol, representing a piece of the gospel narrative: from Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, through the Last Supper, betrayal, burial, and finally the empty tomb on Easter morning.                                                      Click: HERE to find out more.

SIMPLE IDEAS

Easter Wreath

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Lent Candle

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Good Friday (tiles) Cross

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Easter Sunday Cross

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New Year and Covenant Sunday

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As we start another New Year, thank you to those who have been following this blog during the last 12 months. I hope you have found some of the resources helpful.

The New Year is marked in many churches by holding a Covenant Service, for more details about this see last years January blog entry click HERE.

Below are some useful resources for Preachers and Worship Leaders, Housegroups to reflect on what the Covenant  service is about.

 

Covenant Service Liturgy                              Click  HERE                                                             (please note Copyright restrictions)

A Brief Guide to the Covenant Service     Click:  HERE

Covenant Service Study Material               Click:  HERE

Covenant Prayer YouTube Doodle              Click:   HERE

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