Tag Archive: Ash Wednesday

Feb 24

Ash Wednesday (Year A)

Worship Ideas Let’s be honest: the RCL readings for Ash Wednesday are the same every year.  If you are anything like me, you may be feeling as though you have already tried everything and said everything.  Trust me, though — you haven’t.  There are still plenty of things to say and plenty of things to try. …

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Feb 11

Ash Wednesday – Words for Worship (Year C)

Rev. Jessica Harren (thanks, Pastor Jessica!) wrote this litany for use on either Ash Wednesday (or the First Sunday in Lent) to “put away the alleluias” for the season. It suggests that you have a banner that proclaims “Alleluia”. If you don’t have one already, you can easily make one — or, you could make a …

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Feb 11

Ash Wednesday (Year C)

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Common English Bible and NRSV The first several verses of this passage foreshadow the darkness and earthquakes of Good Friday. You could use your sanctuary lighting to help illustrate the text: begin with the lights dimmed, and gradually increase the lighting as you approach the Assurance of Pardon. Will your congregation be …

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