Worship at Home: Lent 2021 A Season of Promise (Paperback)
In the midst of a global pandemic, most of us will be celebrating Lent in new and different ways-some with sorrow, some with hopeful expectation. Whether you find yourself yearning for days gone by or excitedly looking forward to a quieter, simpler season, this book is our gift to you. In these pages you will find resources to create and claim new traditions and rituals for yourself and your loved ones. Even if you have the opportunity to gather for live worship with a faith community or are leading others in worship this holiday season, you will find here words, songs, rituals, and activities to help map a personalized spiritual journey through Lent. Use these services for communal worship with family and friends, or for personal devotion and spiritual growth. You may even use these resources to enhance live and large-group gatherings you are a part of. We invite you to create your own family traditions. Read the words and prayers silently or aloud, sing or listen to the suggested songs, reflect on the poetry of the song lyrics and the wisdom of the scriptures and stories, and participate in the activities and rituals that help you focus on the meaning of Christ's passion and presence in your life. Share this book with a spouse, a child, a life partner, a friend, your family, a small group, or even neighborhood friends. (Share these services via video conference if needs be.) Christ will be with you, perhaps more so than ever. Whatever your situation and the state of the world, we hope you will find inspiration and ideas in these pages to strengthen your spirit and sustain your soul.