With All Your Heart Worship Series: GOD'S GENEROUS HEART
First Sunday in Lent — March 10, 2019
Planning for this Series
It very well might be that many in your church could not make the Ash Wednesday service. That makes this first Sunday in Lent a true beginning of the Lenten season for those worshipers. You may want to lay out the arc of the season – direct your worshipers on the path that leads to the Risen Christ, even though they can’t see that quite yet. Throughout the season, as you program liturgy and music, look for the themes of waiting, preparation, and formation.
Consider forming study groups for this season to follow the faith formation pieces in tandem with Sunday worship. In this historical season of Christian education and formation, a churchwide Lenten study would be appropriate.
If you enjoy creating altarscapes, consider what “wilderness” looks like in your context. Is it the middle of the woods? Abandoned areas of town? Desert? Mountains? How would your congregation describe and recognize wilderness?