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A Confession for Maundy Thursday

We Believe in you, God: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. We believe in the truth and power of your word. We trust in your finished work, Lord Jesus. By what you have done, you have secured our eternal destiny. We affirm your new commandment, your call to love and serve others.

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The Jesus Mystery, by Tom Collins

He has been the number one celebrity, riding a wave of national fame for the past three years. We know who murdered him. Now, people are asking, “Where is Jesus’ corpse?” Crowds are staging demonstrations, demanding information. Many news investigators search for answers. How will their searches for the truth impact them and others? How…

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Stations of the Cross – Winnetka Covenant Church

The Stations of the Cross experience at Winnetka Covenant Church was two years in the making. The idea was brought to the church’s Clergy and Worship Resource Committee, all of whom gave their enthusiastic support. Our team was excited about this idea but wanted to make sure we gave enough thought about how best to…

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Good Friday Tenebrae: The Seven Deadly Sins

The seven candles that are extinguished in the Good Friday Tenebrae service can be fittingly paired to the seven deadly sins. Included in this service are calls to prayer, congregational prayers, and words of pardon for each of the seven deadly sins.

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Tenebrae Service – Jesus’ Last Week

We had done a Tenebrae service for a number of years and were looking for a way to breathe some newness into it, so instead of walking through the sayings of Jesus on the cross and extinguishing a candle after each one, we decided to incorporate some scenes from the last week of the life…

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Ash Wednesday Interactive Stations

We observed Ash Wednesday during our Kamp Kidd program (Wednesday night programming for Preschool-4th Grade).  I put together these stations that deal with confession and forgiveness.

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Song for Ash Wednesday

“Lord you have Promised,” with text by Rick Lindholtz, was written to the tune of Bunessan (“Morning Has Broken”; Covenant Hymnal: A Worshipbook, #93, 426, 547). 4 verses. This song is perfect for Ash Wednesday but is also good for confession, repentance, times of grief, and similar themes.

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Lesson Plan: Ash Wednesday Service

Dan Booker developed this Ash Wednesday service while serving as Youth Minister at First Covenant Church in Rockford, Illinois. While geared primarily for youth, adults found it to be a meaningful experience as well.

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