Lent (Year B)

In November 2017, a group of laity and clergy gathered in Pueblo, Colorado to learn about creating vital worship from worship design expert Jason Moore. As part of their time together, they collaborated on a Lenten series for 2018. The fruit of their work is now available, free to use, to all churches in the Mountain Sky Area.

 

Download series resources: https://goo.gl/sWuyL8

 

Whole Series

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3

Felt Need: We need to slow down and see what God is doing.

Metaphor: Time. We manage our time through our smartphones.

Theme/Title: Do you have the time?

Desired Outcome: We need to make the most of our time with God and others.

 

Week 1

Scripture: Mark 1:9-15

Felt Need: We are tempted to fill our lives with busyness. We must break free.

Metaphor: Lots of alerts on the phone.

Theme/Title: Time to take charge

Desired Outcome: Be intentional this week to have time with God.

Set a reminder on your phone to pray.

 

Week 2

Scripture: Mark 8:31-38

Felt Need: How do we set aside our desires for God’s desires?

Metaphor: Turning the phone off

Theme/Title: Time to give up

Desired Outcome: Look over your calendar and to-do list.

What are you doing for the wrong reasons?

 

Week 3

Scripture: John 2:12-22

Felt Need: We complain about the state of things online. Time to do something.

Metaphor: Posting issues to social media

Theme/Title: Time to act

Desired Outcome: This week give an additional hour to God. Do something for others.

 

Week 4

Scripture: John 3:14-21

Felt Need: How do we not judge but instead be the light that shines in darkness

Metaphor: The “flashlight” on your phone

Theme/Title: Time to see the light

Desired Outcome: Look over your texts and social media posts. Are you spreading love?

 

Week 5

Scripture: John 12:20-33

Felt Need: Don’t do it alone and don’t put it off

Metaphor: A timer counting down

Theme/Title: Time is running out

Desired Outcome: Look at your

 

Week 6 (Palm Sunday)

Scripture: Mark 11:1-11

Felt Need: When our anxiety is at its highest that is when we need slow down.

Metaphor: Slow-mo video on the phone or taking a picture

Theme/Title: Time to slow down

Desired Outcome: In the midst of hard things looking for celebrative moments