Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B
This text is intended for use later in Lent, such as Passion/Palm Sunday, the early days of Holy Week (prior to Thursday evening), or the first Sunday in April (if it falls within Lent).THE GREAT THANKSGIVING FOR LATER IN LENT »
We come to the table of our Lord recognizing our need for divine grace.In humility, let us confess our sins before God and one another.Invitation, Confession and Pardon for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year B »
When God changed Abram's name, he began the transformation from lonely wanderer to person of God. When Jesus changed Simon's name, he was gradually transformed from sinner into saint. The same God that changed them invites each of us into a Lenten journey of change.Change Mah Name: 21st Century Africana Worship Resources for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year B »
Following Christ requires a complete reorientation. Do we really understand what Jesus is asking us to do?Changing Gears: A Meditation Based on Mark 8:31-38 »
All available as free downloads. Just click on the links in the document.Hymns and Congregational Music for Lent »
Words by James Gertmenian
Music by Jean Strathdee
Although filled with images and symbols of Lent, this hymn continually looks forward to the hope of Easter and Resurrection. Churches with an active CCLI, OneLicense or LicenSing music license may download and use these words. Others must ask permission prior to use from Hope Publishing, who owns the words.
Composer John Ridgway Walker is engaged in a project to provide music for singing the Scriptures of the lectionary. This set is for the First Sunday in Lent Year B, but can also be used on other appropriate Sundays. Notice that all five songs in this set are interconnected and that the congregational refrain "These are the signs that the Kingdom is near" appears in the last three songs (Promise, Psalm, Testament).
Singing the Scriptures: Lent
The season of Lent is a wonderful time to start weekly family devotions. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday (this year February 14, 2018) and lasts forty days (not including the Sundays). Sundays are excluded because those are the days we remember Jesus’ resurrection. Every Sunday is a little celebration of Easter and thus a time of joy.2018 Family Study for Lent »