February 13, 2024

Lenten Resoures 2024

This year, Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14 and ends on Easter Sunday March 31. Lent provides us with the opportunity for self-examination, prayer, fasting and reading the Bible. Below please find a collection of resources for Lent and Easter with ideas to help make good use of this time of reflection.

1. The Episcopal Church invites us to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life through Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent, which includes videos, lesson plans and curricula, bulletin inserts and devotions available in English, Spanish, and French.

2. The United Thank Offering offers Lenten materials with a theme this year of 40 Days of Grateful Presence and a call to giving thanks for the many things in our lives we take for granted. They offer: a daily text message prompt to notice and give thanks for something in your life that you might take for granted; a printable calendar; special materials for children; and a Zoom book group.

3. The cartoons of Jay Sidebotham share a chuckle about serious themes. You can find Life at St. Swithin’s on CPG’s website, with those strips about Lent and Advent here.

4. Lenten Micropractices – A micropractice is a small spiritual practice. During Lent, we typically focus on praying, fasting, or alms giving. For $5-$25, you can download a beautiful booklet with 47 micropractices to get you through Lent.

5. Lent Madness is an offering of Forward Movement, created in 2010 by the Rev. Tim Schenck. Instead of basketball’s March Madness, Lent Madness pits saints against each other in a tournament-like, single elimination bracket. To join in the fun and learn more about the saints, click here. To see Forward Movement’s different Lenten and Easter products, click here.

6. Living Compass offers a complete toolkit including a Lent devotional available in English and Spanish, a Facilitator's Guide and participants can sign up to receive the reflections for free via email as part of their series, Living Well Through Lent 2024: Practicing Compassion With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind. Click here to learn more.

7. A Sanctified Art – Their Lent and Easter resources include devotional booklets, sermon guides, poetry, daily devotional cards, children’s curriculum and children’s bulletins and are bundled by year. Browse this blog post to see all 60+ of their individual resources for Lent through Easter.

8. Illustrated Ministry’s website has many resources available for Lent and Easter including coloring pages for Holy Week, Bible stories coloring pages and more.

9. Church Publishing offers quite a number of works for Lent and Easter, click here to browse.

10. Episcopal Relief and Development This Lenten Season, Episcopal Relief & Development invites us to reflect on our newness in Christ through their Lenten Meditations 2024, written by Miguel Escobar.

11. The Building Faith website has a treasure trove of resources and ideas for the liturgical season of Lent.

12. The Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE) offers a five-part exploration of the invitation that waits in even the hardest, messiest parts of life, through emails or texts every Wednesday in Lent.