2021 LENT RESOURCEs

Lent originated in the early centuries of church history as a time of preparation for Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts until Holy Saturday, the Saturday before Easter. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, which includes both Maundy Thursday (commemorating the institution of the Lord's Supper) and Good Friday (commemorating the crucifixion of our Lord).


Reminiscent of Israel’s forty years in the wilderness and Jesus’ forty days of fasting in the wilderness, the Lenten season, not counting Sundays, lasts forty days. Sundays are not included because the Lord’s Day, according to church tradition, is never a fast day but always a feast day, a celebration of the resurrection.


This year we have created a number of free lenten resources for you to use.  We hope you find them to be helpful tools for entering into this Lenten season and that it takes you to a deeper understanding, appreciation, and experience of the story of God.

  • ASH WEDNESDAY RESOURCES - THE BEGINNING OF LENT

    Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten season.  It is often accompanied with the marking of ashes on ones forehead.  This year due to covid-19 restrictions we will be having an online reflective service you can engage with at any time during the day.  The best way to engage with this service is to first watch this short video clip for an idea on how you can do your own ashes at home & then download & print this Ash Wednesday Guide to have with you while engaging the service.  The service begins with a few moments of silence & directions, it then opens with a video prayer, followed by an image slideshow with music for you to engage with while using the Ash Wednesday Guide, & it ends with a video prayer.  We hope you enjoy it.  When you are ready to begin the service CLICK HERE


    Hey KidsLife CLICK HERE to access your own Ash Wednesday Resource. Be sure to have your Lent packet ready because all the info & activities are included in it.  We are excited for you to engage this lenten season as well! 

  • LENTEN DEVOTIONAL

    This new daily devotional is designed to help us grapple with the meaning of Christ's journey to the cross.  It includes various Gospel readings, quotes & devotional ponderings, & questions for reflection & application.


    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

  • Family Lenten Devotional

    This devotional is for the whole family & is designed to be used weekly.  It includes scriptures, morning & evening prayers & blessings, table talks, & all kinds of cool experiences to try together as a family.  


    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

  • LENT DAILY SCRIPTURE READER

    This tool is simply designed to get you into the practice of reading your Bible every day during lent.  The suggested texts for the day are all short & sweet & focused on the themes of this season.   


    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

  • Lent PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY

    Looking for some music themed around the Lenten season?  Our Worship Director, Brian Lake has created a Lenten music playlist for you.  It's really great!


    TO LISTEN TO IT CLICK HERE

  • LENT DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE

    This is a fun way to engage the season of lent your phone.  Each day you simply take a picture that represents the word/theme of the day & then post it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the #OneLifeLentDP.  Every day you can follow the hashtag to see all the various photos that people shared.    


    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

  • Lent MIDWEEK PRAYER

    Every Wednesday evening during the Lenten season [starting on Wednesday the 24th of February we will be hosting a midweek prayer meeting via zoom.  This will be a time to connect & engage in meaningful prayer focused on the themes of this Lenten season & how it connects to our day to day lives.  See the all church email for more details & links to this.  We'd love to have you join us for this!