Lent 2018 resources for your home and congregation

Committing to Life in Relationship with God

Click through the gallery to watch as each week a new knot (covenant) is colored.

These resources were created by LEAD featuring liturgies by Lynn Willis, Spiritual Director, and original art by Vonda Drees, Director of the Grunewald Guild. The image is made of up 5 separate Celtic-style “knots” representing the 5 covenants in the Old Testament readings. Each week during Lent, a new knot is laid on top of the previous week’s image to create the final interwoven image above.

As you trace each knot, take a moment to breathe through the messiness.
Pay attention to the overs and unders.
Notice where the lines intersect and where they are separate.
Watch for relationships.

FREE print-ready resources for worship & reflection 

Using texts from the Revised Common Lectionary, the resources include:

  • Weekly bulletins with liturgy and prayers (in both color and black & white versions)
  • Weekly images to color
  • Weekly guided spiritual practices

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What’s included?

Five contemplative prayer liturgies and accompanying coloring pages as well as full color and black & white images for use during Lent.  “Like” the LEAD Facebook page to receive occasional posts with photos, artwork, prayers, and reflections.

Each of the print-ready 2-page liturgies, written by Lynn Willis, includes:

– Invocation
– Confession
– Scripture Readings
– Prayer
– Time of Silence
– Blessing

These resources are designed for use by individuals, congregations or small groups during Lent. Each week’s liturgy is illustrated with original art by Vonda Drees. The images are available in a variety of styles allowing you to customize them for your personal use or for your congregation.

Sample Bulletin – Week 1

Resources from previous years are also available:

Lent 2017 – Let the Living Water Lead Us (Spiritual practice: Ignatian Contemplation)

Lent 2016 – Step by Step with Jesus (Spiritual practice: labyrinths)

More Lenten resources

What people are saying about LEAD’s Seasonal Resources:

We started this time of inner stillness at our mid-week service at St John in Moosup. We began with a soup & bread dinner and then a time of devotion and adult coloring. It was great. Come join us on Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm.No artistic talent needed – just the ability to color. All are welcome.

Catherine Nurmi St. John, Moosuop

We are using this in place of our usual midweek Bible Study during Advent. A time of stillness, prayer and silence.

Lara Martin

We are giving these out for personal and family devotions during Advent.

Carolyn Hellerich

Amazing Grace Lutheran in Aberdeen, WA is using your artwork and theme during Advent. They have been great inspiration for our narrative lectionary readings.

Val Metropoulos Amazing Grace in Aberdeen, WA

Every Sunday our youth director put out a panel for members to draw on during coffee hour. The stories of welcoming, belonging and story sharing – among all ages – were amazing. Thank you for sharing this gift! I know of at least 3 churches in our synod who used these resources this advent.

Catherine AndersonFirst Lutheran in Duluth, MN

Coloring together in CA

How to Use

  • As part of Sunday worship during Lent
  • For special mid-week Lenten services
  • Worshipers can be invited to color the black and white images during a period of quiet reflection
  • As personal devotions during Lent
  • Daily prayer
  • Coloring the black and white versions provides time to reflect on the messages