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Third Sunday in Lent, Year B

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING FOR LATER IN LENT

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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).

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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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21st Century Africana Worship Resources for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year B

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We are humbled by your presence and seek your face, God.
We bow in spirit and in truth to worship, thank, and praise you; for you are here.
Where God is, there is freedom, joy, peace, hope, and a reason to rejoice. So, come, let us worship!

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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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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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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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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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Longing for Living Water—A Prayer for the Third Sunday of Lent, Year A

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The well is so deep
And the water is so far away
From our parched hands
Our parched throats
Our parched souls….  

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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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Glory To You, Lord

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This song is suitable for Communion, Lent, Prayer, or other use. Kathryn Pacelli is Contemporary Worship Leader at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim, Washington.

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Lent And Holy Week Hymns For Handbells

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These seven selections are appropriate for Holy Week services and concerts between Palm Sunday and Easter. They are arranged very simply for two-octave handbell or handchime choirs, although several selections will challenge most two-octave choirs.

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Do You Hear Them? A 21st Century Worship Resource for Lent and Holy Week

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This Call to Worship is appropriate for any of the Sundays of Lent and is especially powerful for the services that attend Holy Week. Suggestion: Pause after the word listen to help your congregation slow down from the bustle of life as they enter into a time of listening for God's Word for their lives.  

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My Jesus, I Love Thee (Rogers)

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Sandy Willard Rogers has composed this setting of the familiar hymn, My Jesus, I Love Thee, for congregation, choir, or both together. The piano accompaniment and key change add harmonic interest and variety.

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Far Beyond Our Understanding

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This new hymn by Rev. R. Fred Crider, Jr. has the cross as its central theme and is especially suited for Lent and Holy Week. It was inspired by a sermon based on 1 Corinthians 1:18, by the Rev. David Cooney.

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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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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).

O Jesus, You Were Born To Be »