Historically, Lent began as a six week season when new believers prepared themselves for Baptism on Easter Sunday 스케치업 2015 한글 다운로드. It was a time for reflection, repentance, fasting, giving, and contemplation of the life of Christ. Eventually, the wider church also began to prepare themselves during the Lenten season 다운로드. During Lent we express our need for repentance, renewal, and community. Traditionally, the practices of fasting, prayer, and giving have helped people realize their need to experience God’s renewal in and through community 결정적 한방. There are a number of resources below to help creatively guide you, your family, or small group in these practices. May Lent be for you a sobering journey that culminates in Easter joy and new life 다운로드.
“Lent invites us to stop eating whatever protects us from facing the desert inside of us. It invites us to feel our smallness, to feel our vulnerability, to feel our fears and to open ourselves up to the chaos of the desert so that we can finally give the angels a chance to feed us.”
– Ronald Rolheiser
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Ash Wednesday Service
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Good Friday Service
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Stations of the Cross
Produced by Pray as you Go, this online journey through the stations of the cross combines works of visual art, music, scripture reading, and prompts to help you imaginatively engage with Jesus’ passion.
Lenten Lectio Divina Reader
Cedar Park produced this Lenten Reader which is based on the ancient tradition of lectio divina (sacred reading). This contemplative approach to Scripture simply helps you soak in the text while listening to the Spirit.
God With Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter
This illuminating and visually stunning book helps readers to rediscover the meaning of Lent through profound words that are enhanced by classic and contemporary art masterpieces. This beautifully printed and designed book is availble in the Cedar Park Library.
Drawing Closer to Creator & Creation
This Lenten devotional, put together by Dr. Randy Woodley (Keetoowah Cherokee), was created as a way of imagining a different journey to the cross. Instead of one simply focused on personal sin, could it be a journey towards a new worldview? Could the journey be one of collective repentance from a consumer based way of relating to creation? Could we move towards a new framework for relationship with Creator and creation?