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Look Up and Live

Rend Your Hearts: Claiming the Promise

Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B

This is another occasion of Jesus predicting his death and the doorway that it opened for all of us. And by “another occasion,” we don’t mean how repetitive, but instead we mean we need to pay attention here. This is important. Worship, then, should be centered around the offering that Christ makes to all.

The Lenten season offers musicians myriad resources for solos, ensembles, and choirs. Since this series is focused on embracing the Resurrected One with a whole heart, we will look at hymns and modern songs that point us in that direction. Lent gives us space to clean house and to receive the one we call Lord. And, although Lent can be an intense time as we lean into some of the more somber moments of Jesus’ life, we must also hold in counterpoint the joy and hope that our congregations need to hear on the journey. During Lent, we have the opportunity to claim the life that Christ teaches and lives out before us. As you plan music for your worship services, find the tension between what is and the promise of what will be.

Fourth Sunday in Lent – Look Up and Live

March 14, 2021 – Numbers 21:4-9

This Sunday focuses on surrendering ourselves to that which will save us rather than thinking we can do it ourselves. Here are some hymn suggestions:

  • “Give Thanks,” The Faith We Sing, 2036
  • “If It Had Not Been for the Lord,” The Faith We Sing, 2053
  • “For the Healing of the Nations,” The United Methodist Hymnal, 428

In This Series...


Ash Wednesday, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes First Sunday in Lent, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes Second Sunday in Lent, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes Third Sunday in Lent, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes Palm/Passion Sunday, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes Maundy Thursday, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes Good Friday, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes

Colors


  • Purple

In This Series...


Ash Wednesday, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes First Sunday in Lent, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes Second Sunday in Lent, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes Third Sunday in Lent, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes Palm/Passion Sunday, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes Maundy Thursday, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes Good Friday, Year B – Lectionary Planning Notes