Lenten resources for your home and congregation

These resources were created by LEAD featuring art by Vonda Drees, Director of the Grunewald Guild.

FREE print-ready resources for worship & reflection

Let the Living Water Lead Us. Using texts from the Revised Common Lectionary – Year A, the resources include:

  • Weekly bulletin with liturgy and prayers (in both color and black & white versions)
  • Weekly images to color
  • Prompts for engaging in a simplified form of Ignatian Contemplation suitable for all ages

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We pray that they are a blessing to you this Lenten season.

Five contemplative Lenten liturgies and accompanying coloring pages in a variety of formats. The resources are designed to be used by all ages and have been particularly meaningful for intergenerational groups. This year’s theme, Let the Living Water Lead Us, looks at the water flowing through the Gospel texts: Week 1 – Temptation of Jesus, Week 2 – Nicodemus Visits Jesus, Week 3 – Jesus and the Woman of Samaria, Week 4 – A Man Born Blind Receives Sight, Week 5 – The Death of Lazarus.

Each weekly liturgy, created by Lynn Willis, includes the following:

  • Invocation
  • Confession
  • Gospel from the Revised Common Lectionary
  • Prayer
  • Time of Silence (with prompts for reflection, an introduction and invitation into Ignatian Contemplation, and coloring*)
  • Blessing

For use by individuals, congregations or small groups during Lent, each is illustrated with original art by Vonda Drees, Director of Grunewald Guild. The images are available in several styles allowing you to customize them for your personal use or for your congregation.

Lenten Resources from 2016 are also available.

Praise for the Advent Resources

LEAD provides creative and profound devotions that speak to disciples and seekers of all ages.

AmyDecatur, IL

We used the resources for our Sunday Worship and I just really appreciated the fresh artwork and modern language and artwork. Very grateful for the resource you share with us.

BreSault Ste. Marie, MI

Everyone appreciated the intentional time to slow down and focus on God in creative ways.

JessicaKaty, TX

I adapted the weekly service into a devotion booklet for people for Advent. The images I have been using in our Sunday worship slide show.

SandraChalmette, LA

I used the images on the cover of our bulletins, as well as the readings during our Sunday morning worship services.

CharityEmporia, KS

We have been so enjoying the Advent resource. We have used the devotional items in Confirmation and other bible studies and the weekly blessings are sent out through email and on FB to our community.

HannahMinneola, MN

I used [the resources] with my confirmation students for our devotion time. My youth appreciated the language.

CynthiaLohman, MO

The Resources and Ideas for Using Them

Explore coloring as a spiritual practice on LEAD’s Tastes of Heaven webpage.

How to Use

  • As part of Sunday worship during Lent
  • For special mid-week Lenten services
  • Worshipers can be invited to engage in Ignatian Contemplation and / or color the black and white images during a period of quiet reflection
  • As personal devotions during Lent
  • Daily practice with Ignatian Contemplation
  • Coloring the black and white versions provides time to reflect on the messages
Creative ideas that others have shared
  • A coloring table in the entryway for kids and adults
  • With confirmation students for devotion time
  • During a 3-hour silent retreat
  • In prison ministry settings
  • Small group bible study at a local restaurant
  • Conference clergy meeting
  • Coloring pages provided as a take-home resources
  • For an ecumenical bible study
  • At a local senior residence
  • Combined into a devotional booklet
  • Images enlarged as posters for group, collaborative coloring or hung as banners
  • Blessings sent out in weekly emails and posted on Facebook

Weekly liturgies

Print ready bulletins are available in black & white and color in both PDF and editable Publisher versions

Sample bulletin – Week 1