Lent is a season of repentance, renewal, sacrifice and learning. Pastor Molly and Pastor Eric will be offering opportunities to learn something new with the sermon series on the Lord's Prayer (view the schedule below (note; sermon audio will be added every Tuesday.) and you can join us every Thursday during the season, at 7:00 pm for evening prayers. We have also compiled some resources ( devotionals, apps, books and other tools) you can use to enhance your journey below. We hope you take advantage of these opportunities to transform your knowledge and increase your faith.
D365 – daily short devotional
Ceaseless – Pray for a different person in your contacts each day
Meditations for Lent by James G. Kirk
Daily readings from the scriptures with commentary
The Days Before Easter by W. A. Poovey
A study of the origins and customs of Lent plus daily devotions based on the Book of Isaiah
Prayers for Lent, Easter, and Pentecost by Donna E. Schaper
Gleanings from everyday life for the season
A Pilgrim’s Way: Meditations for Lent and Easter by J. Barrie Shepherd
Forty-seven days of morning and evening prayers
Kneeling in Jerusalem by Ann Weems (large print)
Poems for the days leading up to Easter
The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord’s Prayer by John Dominic Crossan
OTHER FAITH PRACTICES FOR LENT
Find dozens of online resources and other practices here
Take a spiritual personality test then contact Pastor Eric for some coaching on your type, its shadow sides and its possibilities for faith growth.
#InstaLent Photo Challenge – https://bustedhalo.com/ministry-resources/2019-instalent-photo-challenge - post a photo each day with the hashtags #bhlent2019 and #chevychasepc; the website has daily guides for what to post.
Follow #LentPraxis on social media
Unfollow problematic individuals on your social media feed; increase your following of people of color, justice organizations, etc. Add voices like Broderick Greer, Wil Gafney, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Christena Cleveland, Austin Channing, Micky Jones, and Lisa Sharon Harper.
Inventory your book collection and see how many books are written by white males.
Subscribe to a newspaper written by the homeless (Street Sense), or any underrepresented group.
Commit yourself to learning the history of racism in DC (read Chocolate City). Understand where your land came from, how it got to you, and who wasn’t allowed on it or was kicked off it.
Visit the National Museum of African American History; look at how the faith of slaves differs from typical American Christianity.
On Good Friday, read the names and stories of lynching victims from the DMV.