2022 LENT RESOURCEs & Activites

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 have planned a number of lenten services.  Our hope with all these is that they help you more fully engage this Lenten season & that they take you to a deeper understanding, appreciation, & experience of the story of God.


Scroll down to download any of our free lenten resources & to see all our lenten services.

  • ASH WEDNESDAY - THE BEGINNING OF LENT - MARCH 2ND

    Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten season.  It is often accompanied with the marking of ashes on ones forehead.  This year we have 3 ways you can choose to participate in this service.  

    1. We will have an in person open drop in contemplative service available from 6-9am.  Stay for 10 minutes or for the entire time...whatever works best for you.  This will be a self directed space with a printed guide for you to use & there will be calm contemplative music along with thought provoking images looped throughout the time. Staff will be ready to mark you with the ashes when you are ready.  
    2. We will have a in person Ash Wednesday worship service at 7pm.  Come worship, pray, & be marked.
    3. We also 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
  • LENTEN DEVOTIONAL

    This 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

  • AGAIN & AGAIN - A LENTEN REFRAIN

    We are excited for our Lenten sermon series entitled “AGAIN & AGAIN - A LENTEN REFRAIM.” In Lent, we’re reminded that, again and again, suffering and brokenness find us. We doubt again, we lament again, we mess up again. Again and again, the story of Jesus on the cross repeats—every time lives are taken unjustly, every time the powerful choose corruption and violence, every time individuals forget how to love. With exasperation we exclaim, “Again?! How long, O God?” And yet, in the midst of the motion blur chaos of our lives, God offers a sacred refrain: “I choose you, I love you, I will lead you to repair.” Again and again, God breaks the cycle and offers us a new way forward.  The sub-title, A Lenten Refrain, speaks to the ways God can make music of our lives. “Refrain” also reminds us that Lent is a season of abstaining from certain practices in order to take on new rhythms & habits.  We look forward to going on this Lenten journey together with you.


    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN & DOWNLOAD TEACHINGS FROM THIS SERIES

A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN A WEEK

7 DAYS -- 168 HOURS -- 10,080 MINUTES -- 604,800 SECONDS

This is the amount of time we are given at the start of each week.


We assign the seconds, minutes, & hours over the course of our seven days.  Some weeks it goes just as we plan; other weeks we wonder why we even made a plan in the first place!  But there was one week unlike any other in all of human history.  Only one person anticipated the events that took place - & yet, all of human history changes in an instant...  You know, a lot can happen in 7 days.  Check out our Lenten & Holy Week services...

  • ASH WEDNESDAY - THE BEGINNING OF LENT - MARCH 2ND

    Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten season.  It is often accompanied with the marking of ashes on ones forehead.  This year we have 3 ways you can choose to participate in this service.  

    1. We will have an in person open drop in contemplative service available from 6-9am.  Stay for 10 minutes or for the entire time...whatever works best for you.  This will be a self directed space with a printed guide for you to use & there will be calm contemplative music along with thought provoking images looped throughout the time. Staff will be ready to mark you with the ashes when you are ready.  
    2. We will have a in person Ash Wednesday worship service at 7pm.  Come worship, pray, & be marked.
    3. We also 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

  • LENT MIDWEEK WORSHIP & PRAYER NIGHT - [weekly]

    Every Wednesday evening during the Lenten season [starting on Ash Wednesday] we will be hosting a midweek worship time at OneLife.  This will be a time to connect & engage in meaningful worship & 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.  We'd love to have you join us for this!

  • Palm Sunday - APRIL 10th @ 10AM

    Our live online & in person  Palm Sunday service will include powerful worship, prayer, communion, a hosanna chorus, teaching from our "Again & Again" sermon series, engaging resources for kids & teens, & time to connect with others.  We hope you'll join us for it.  

  • GOOD FRIDAY - STATIONS OF THE CROSS - APRIL 15TH - 6-9PM

    We would like to invite you to our Good Friday service this year.  As we’ve moved through the season of Lent, our artwork has been a growing display of the stations of the cross. On Good Friday we would love for you to join us for a journey with Jesus to the cross through the full display of the station's art. It’ll be an immersive visual and audio experience of the images, text, reflections and meditations to help us step more fully into the story of the death and burial of Jesus before we head into Easter. The service will be a drop in on Friday April 15th from 6-9pm, and will go at your own pace.  REMEMBER TO BRING A CELL PHONE & HEADPHONES TO PARTICIPATE


    For those who can't attend in person we've created an online Good Friday experience as well.  To engage with this online service CLICK HERE.

  • Easter Celebration Services - APIRL 17th

    This year we will be having three Easter Celebration Services and IT'S GOING TO BE A PARTY!  Great people, fantastic worship and prayer, communion, fun and engaging teaching times for kids preschool through high school, and more. Start inviting your friends, family members, neighbors, & co-workers to join us.  We can't wait to celebrate with you! 

    1. Easter Sunrise Service at the Magnuson Park Boat Launch at 6:30am [enter Magnuson Park at 65th & drive straight to the water – you can’t miss us] 
    2. Easter Celebration Services live online & in person at OneLife Community Church at 9am & 11:15am