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Archives: Lent and Easter Worship Resources

Sun rises on Easter morning. Photo by Austin Bond Photography

Sharing the message of God’s love

Discover creative ideas for encouraging church members to deepen their own spiritual journeys with these Lent and Easter resources. Read More

Worship Planning

Find music, liturgy, and preaching resources for faithful and vital local church worship. More

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New resources for Lent from Imagine No Malaria

Subscribe to sermon starters, worship elements, donation boxes and more to put a focus on helping others this Lenten season. Read More

Lent and Easter Resources from Discipleship Ministries

Discipleship Ministries offers these resources to help your congregations prepare for Lent and Easter. More

Man receives ashes on his forehead.  Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ash Wednesday Worship Planning Resources

Find liturgies, prayers, music and more for Ash Wednesday worship planning. Read More

Worshippers raise their hands in prayer at the United Church of Rogers Park in Chicago in this June 2005 file photograph.

Connecting Worship and Daily Living in Lent

Dan Benedict provides suggestions for making commitments to disciplines and spiritual practices during the Lenten season. More

Water and Ashes Do Not Mix!

Recounts the history of the Ash Wednesday service and warns against mixing water with the ashes used for imposition. More

A Lenten display features a crown of thorns and cross with purple cloth.  Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Good Friday Worship Planning Resources

Find services, ideas for worship space preparation and music selections for Good Friday services. More

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Palm/Passion Sunday Worship Planning

Find liturgies, prayers, music and more for Palm Sunday worship planning. Read More

Bolivian Last Supper figurine. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Holy Week Worship Planning Helps

Find liturgies, prayers, music and more for Holy Week. Read More

The Resurrection of Christ, Dome of the Chora Church, Istanbul. Public domain.

Worship Planning for Eastertide, Year B

Find an resources for planning Eastertide worship, the period of fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. More