Lent Resources and Events
Sharon Ely Pearson – My 2015 Lenten Practice: 2015 Episcopal Church in Vermont Diocesan Convention speaker Sharon Ely Pearson reflects on her 2015 Lenten practice
The Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE): “Stop, Pray, Work, Play & Love.” So much of our stress and anxiety derives from our pollution of Time. God has given us the gift of time, and called it holy, yet we often experience time as a curse. In a series of short, daily videos over five weeks, the Brothers of SSJE invite us to recapture time as a gift. Join the Brothers as they wrestle with questions of time and discover how to experience the joy of the present moment.
Lent Madness 2015: Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev. Tim Schenck. In seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints, Tim came up with this unique Lenten devotion. Combining his love of sports with his passion for the lives of the saints, Lent Madness was born on his blog “Clergy Family Confidential” which has subsequently moved locations and become the more stream-lined “Clergy Confidential.”
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD): We invite you to commemorate Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on the first Sunday in Lent, February 22, 2015, or another convenient date during the Lenten season.To help your congregation prepare for this special Sunday and for the Lenten journey, we encourage you to order the 2015 Lenten Meditations guide.This year’s devotional focuses on creating economic opportunities and strengthening communities, with a particular focus on empowering women. The daily readings are co-authored by a group of leaders from across the Anglican Communion, who bring a range of perspectives as they reflect on Scripture and other sources of spiritual wisdom.
Living Compass: Living Well Through Lent: This year’s Living Compass Lenten resource, “Living Well through Lent 2015,” is now available from Church Publishing Incorporated. We are especially honored to have the voice of ten guest writers this year. These voices represent diverse backgrounds and experiences within the Episcopal Church, yet all come together to address the theme of this year’s devotional: “Practicing Resilience with All Our Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind.”
Eco-Palms: By choosing Ecopalms for Palm Sunday you can promote environmental and social justice through your congregations palm purchasing decisions!
Ecumenical Water Network (EWN): The EWN invites you to use this season of Lent to reflect on water. Since 2008, the EWN has been providing weekly theological reflections and other resources on water for the seven weeks of Lent and for World Water Day on 22 March.
Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and United Thank Offering: Live Webcast of Ash Wednesday Service, seven part justice and advocacy series, daily scripture passage.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Lent Message 2015: “That cross that comes on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday is a reminder of the cross that’s put there at Baptism…”