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25 Feb

Second Sunday in Lent, Year B

Upper Room Books for Lent and Easter

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Visit the Upper Room online bookstore for Lent and Easter resources.

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A World Worth Saving: Lenten Spiritual Practices for Action

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by George Hovaness Donigian
For anyone who dismisses Lent as a seemingly endless time of self-sacrifice and introspection, this 6-week study for Lent offers a breath of fresh air. It connects prayer and other inner spiritual practices with outward actions of mercy and compassion.

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Stuff to Do During Lent (devozine)

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Fun and creative daily activities and practices for youth, families, youth groups -- or anyone of any age -- to do  to begin to understand and to observe the season of Lent and to prepare their hearts and lives for the celebration of Easter Resurrection and new life.

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Lenten Doxology

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The Rev. G.W. Dub Shepherd is Minister of Worship and Fine Arts at Trinity UMC, Arlington, Texas.

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Food for the Soul: A Series of Lenten Meditations (Day 1-Day 10 )

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May God touch and heal all those people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol and turn their suffering into a gift of hope for others to have new life. 

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What Can You Do in Forty Days? The Lenten Journey and Adults

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Lent is a time for reflection, self-examination, repentance, and deepening one's relationship with God.

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A Musical Prayer of Great Thanksgiving for the Lenten Season

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The Rev. Nickolas Campbell has composed a musical setting of The Great Thanksgiving service of Holy Communion for leader and congregation using hymn tunes usually associated with the Lenten season.

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Lenten Stewardship Devotions

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 The Center for Stewardship Leaders at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, is pleased to once again offer Lenten stewardship devotions written by Pastor Russell McDowell. We are hopeful that you will be able to use these to enrich the Lenten observance in your congregation.  

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Special Lenten Season Offering

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The 40 days of Lent can be one of the most powerful and awesome times in the Christian year. Consider challenging your congregation to a season of prayer and fasting. Create a special prayer list of concerns and issues for the church, community, nation, and world -- just to mention a few areas.  

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Shadows, Darkness, and Dawn: A Lenten Journey with Jesus

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by Thomas R. SteagaldHow will you make more room for God in your life this Lent? Let Thomas Steagald be your travel guide as you journey through Lent with Jesus. Steagald skillfully moves you from being a mere observer to becoming an actual participant in the scripture stories. 

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Throughout These Lenten Days and Nights

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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.

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Thine Be The Glory (Simplified)

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Easy piano hymn with a simple arrangement for Lent/Holy Week and Easter for use with The United Methodist Hymnal.

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Thine Be The Glory (MacCabeus)

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A mostly traditional song from the hymnal in a version just for keyboardists, guitarists, bass guitarists, and others who sing, play, and lead worship using music with chord symbols.

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Tell Me The Stories Of Jesus (Simplified)

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Easy piano hymn with a simple arrangement for Lent/Holy Week and Easter for use with The United Methodist Hymnal.

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Tell Me The Stories Of Jesus (Lead Sheet)

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A mostly traditional song from the hymnal in a version just for keyboardists, guitarists, bass guitarists, and others who sing, play, and lead worship using music with chord symbols.

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Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (Simplified)

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Easy piano hymn with a simple arrangement for Lent/Holy Week and Easter for use with The United Methodist Hymnal.

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Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days

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Text: attributed to Claudia Hernaman (1873)
Music: Thurlow Weed

Tune: Old Lancaster, C.M. (2008)

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O Jesus, You Were Born To Be (Text Notes)

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Carolyn Winfrey Gillette wrote these words for an ecumenical Lenten study at the request of Christian educator Don Griggs to be used for his, "Gospel Portraits of Jesus: A Lenten Study" (The Thoughtful Christian).

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O Jesus, You Were Born To Be

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Carolyn Winfrey Gillette wrote these words for an ecumenical Lenten study at the request of Christian educator Don Griggs to be used for his, "Gospel Portraits of Jesus: A Lenten Study" (The Thoughtful Christian).

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At Its Best Life Is A Wonder

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This new hymn, subtitled, Ashes, is especially appropriate for Ash Wednesday and Lent. The text is by J. Scott McKay from Sugar Land, Texas, a United Methodist minister on disability with Parkinson's disease. Music: CWM Rhondda by John Hughes

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Forty Days And Forty Nights

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A choral introit by Stanley R. McDaniel.

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Lord, Through These Forty Days

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Hymn for Lent. Text by Stephen Hassmer (1998); Music by Jean Sibelius (1899); Tune: Finlandia

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Lenten Prayer Response (Seven Fold Tonal Poem)

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This SSATB seven-fold Amen by Linda Dickson and George Mann, is appropriate for Lent or any other season of the year.

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