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Lent 2013

Lent and Easter

A gathering of dates, devotionals, and other resources centered on the Lenten season. Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, is a period of 40 days, not including Sundays, that precede Easter.

Calendar of Dates for Lent and Easter 2015

Ash Wednesday - February 18, 2015

First Sunday in Lent - February 22, 2015

Second Sunday in Lent - March 1, 2015

Third Sunday in Lent - March 8, 2015

Fourth Sunday in Lent - March 15, 2015

Fifth Sunday in Lent- March 22, 2015

Liturgy of the Palms - March 29, 2015
Sixth Sunday in Lent

Liturgy of the Passion - March 29, 2015
Sixth Sunday in Lent

Easter Sunday - April 5, 2015


One Great Hour of Sharing: 40 Days of Meditations

One Great Hour of Sharing banner Lent 2014 devotions
This Lenten season, try a new resource, a One Great Hour of Sharing devotional ebook, offering United Methodists and friends 40 days of meditations about the needs of others around the world.


Related Articles

As part of the Easter season, watch joyful photos from around the world and listen to
Desktop Meditation: Easter Joy
As part of the Easter season, watch joyful photos from around the world and listen to "Marching in the Light of God" performed by the Africa University Choir. View video.
In this time of Lent, the Rev. Glen Chebon Kernell, Jr. reminds the church to continue the process of healing relationships with indigenous peoples.
An Invitation to Repentance
In this time of Lent, the Rev. Glen Chebon Kernell, Jr. reminds the church to continue the process of healing relationships with indigenous peoples.
A Lenten Reflection by Bishop Hee-Soo Jung
The Inward Look…For the Outward View
A Lenten Reflection by Bishop Hee-Soo Jung.
Take ‘A Lenten Journey’
Missionary Romeo del Rosario sings “Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown” in this photographic "Lenten Journey."
Preparing for Lent
Bishop Ward, president of the General Board of Global Ministries, shares her thoughts about Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.
Moringa Flower
Happy Easter
Mission Musings Blog: Love and Easter greetings from Clara Biswas and Street Children Ministry in Cambodia
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Easter Memories: Escaping the Commercial Trap
2012. As I am in the US for the first time in many years, I find myself longing for the simplicity of Maua, Kenya, during Easter time. There Easter has none of the commercial trappings we find here.

Music Resources

"Lord, I Want to be a Christian"
(solo for medium voice)

A beautiful solo on Ash Wednesday or any Sunday in Lent, use this as a response or call to prayer. If liturgical dancers are a part of your church ministry, ask the dance team to interpret the sing. From Steal Away to Jesus.

"Saw Ye My Savior"
(duet for sop./bar. or bass)

This arrangement can be sung with the piano accompaniment or consider arranging the accompaniment for a small acoustic ensemble of guitar, keyboard, and hand drum as performed on the CD. Use during Holy Week, especially on Good Friday. From Steal Away to Jesus.

HOPE: Reflections on Addiction

Download this Lenten bible study from SPSARV (29-page pdf)


Hope Reflections on Addiction, from SPSARV, with purple flower