This UIM Lenten Easter Worship Series shares the many wonderful things that happen in our faith and all that we will do in our lives as Jesus becomes our family name. It strengthens us to become God’s people and live securely in the knowledge that He is our God. We will also learn about the responsibilities of bearing His name; the most important of which is to share His name. Each service invites and inspires those who attend to return to receive more and more of the blessings, especially the blessing of sanctification, that we too often forget we receive by faith in the name of Jesus to help us through our daily lives. During Holy Week, all who attend will witness Jesus’ death becoming our resurrection life filled with the greatest blessings that come from bearing and sharing His name. In a world where so many have lost so much, this worship becomes a life-line reminder of all the blessings and strength only God can give to help us, not just survive, but thrive!
Ash Wednesday: “When Jesus Becomes Our Family Name”
Based on Matthew 6:1: "Be careful not to do your `acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.”
Lent II: “We Will Forgive”
Based on Colossians 3:13 -Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Lent III: “We Will Rejoice in God”
Based on Romans 5: 11: Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Lent IV: “We Will Possess God’s Wisdom”
Based on 1 Corinthians 1: 21- For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
Lent V: “We Will Do Good Deeds”
Based on James 2:17 - In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Lent VI: “We Will Be God’s People”
Based on Jeremiah 31:33b - ".....I will put My law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people.
Palm Sunday: “We Will Have the Attitude of Christ”
Based on Philippians 2:5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus
Maundy Thursday: “We Will Participate In Word and Sacrament”
Based on Exodus 24:7-8 - Then he [Moses] took the Book of the Covenant and
read it to the people. They responded, "We will do everything the LORD has said; we will obey." Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, "This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words." "
Good Friday: “We Will Receive Grace to Help Us”
Based on Isaiah 52:16 -Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Easter Sunrise: “We Will Pass On Christ’s Resurrection”
Based on 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 -For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.
Easter Celebration: “We Will Take a Stand for Jesus”
Based on: 1 Corinthians 15:1 - Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.
An Introduction and list Hymns and Scripture for each service.
Publicity and the Series Logo to create your own publicity.
A Worship Leader’s Guide for:
- Six Lenten Worship Services that can be used Mid-Week or Sunday.
- One Service each for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise and Easter Celebration..
Worship Bulletins: Come copy-ready in Adobe (.pdf) that you have permission to cut and paste to tailor to your congregation’s needs.
Lenten Easter Devotions created to help strengthen generations to have and proclaim the name of Jesus.