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Resources in Special days & emphases

Biblical Confessional Worship Ash Wednesday

These worship resources from Scripture and the confessions are selected for use on Ash Wednesday. See also the resources for the Season of Lent.

Prayers for Ash Wednesday

These prayers might be used in a variety of settings: Opening Prayers (at the beginning of worship) or concluding collects (after the Prayers of the People); for church websites or newsletters; or in personal, small group or family devotion. See related pages: Ash Wednesday, Season of Lent, Presbyterian Worship

Ash Wednesday Service (Baptized Dust)

This is a service for the imposition of ashes and the remembrance of baptism based on the sermon’s assurance that though we are dust, we are baptized dust, and that makes all the difference. See related pages: Ash Wednesday, Season of Lent, Presbyterian Worship

Isaiah 58: A Choral Reading for Three Voices

This choral reading and hymn text are based on Isaiah 58:1-12, one of the Old Testament readings for Ash Wednesday. See related pages: Ash Wednesday, Season of Lent, Presbyterian Worship

Hear the Word podcast – Good Friday, Year B

Hear the Word podcast - Good Friday, Year B Each podcast (MP3 file) includes four lectionary readings for one of the Sundays or festivals of the church year:  an Old Testament reading, a Psalm, an Epistle and a Gospel reading. Following each set of readings is a prayer for the day from the Book of Common Worship. May these scriptures be a source of… Read more »

Hear the Word podcast – Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Hear the Word podcast - Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B Each podcast (MP3 file) includes four lectionary readings for one of the Sundays or festivals of the church year:  an Old Testament reading, a Psalm, an Epistle and a Gospel reading. Following each set of readings is a prayer for the day from the Book of Common Worship. May these scriptures be a source of… Read more »

Ash Wednesday service

Ash Wednesday is a day of solemn assembly that is built right into the church year. It is a fast day, a day of mourning for our sin and the sin of all humanity before God, a recognition of our mortality save for the grace of God and a request that the Lord remember our… Read more »