Sample Services For Lent

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The services of this section are presented for worship planners in both the traditional and free chuch tracdition of worship. These services, when celebrated with strong spiritual emphasis, order and organize thepersonal and corporate spiritual experience. A congregation may choose to worship during Lent following these services. Primarily, however, they are presented as models from which a church may draw for the development of their own worship. Adapt these services to the custom and style...

A Traditional Ash Wednesday Service

The service below draws on many traditional Ash Wednesday texts and is designed for use in liturgical and traditional churches that do not already have a prescribed liturgy for Ash Wednesday. It also provides a model for planning worship in other styles and traditions.

A Creative Ash Wednesday Service

The service below is intended for us in the free-church tradition, particularly among evangelical churches. It reflects a traditional pattern for worship and a wide range of musical and textual resources.

A Convergence Ash Wednesday Service

The service below is intended for use by those communities that bring together traditional and contemporary worship styles.

A Traditional Service For The Sundays Of Lent

The following service is a creative adaptation of the traditional pattern and texts for worship in the season of Lent. It will be of particular help for those who plan more formal Lenten worship. For those with nonliturgical backgrounds, the commentary included with this service will provide a guide to thoughtful planning for the Lenten season. This basic service, with variation of Scripture, hymns, and prayers, may be used for all the Sundays of Lent.

A Creative Service For The Sundays Of Lent

The service below is intended for use by those from a Protestant evangelical tradition including those who seek to combine the traditional and the contemporary in their worship.