‘Life Transformed – The Way of Love in Lent’ revised for 2021

Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Posted Feb 3, 2021

New and updated Lent and Easter resources for congregations, dioceses, and communities of faith are available from The Episcopal Church, with additional offerings coming soon. Available and upcoming resources include: Updated Life Transformed – The Way of Love in Lent curriculum; Sermons That Work for Holy Week and Easter; a new podcast series, Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community.  Find resources here.

Available now:

Life Transformed – The Way of Love in Lent: The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death, then we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, faith communities will be invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life. Access this curriculum here.

Updated and expanded Way of Love resources for Lent and Easter include: an eight-video series, an Adult Forum, a Quiet Day curriculum, a customizable publicity poster, and a daily practice calendar. For the first time, resources are now offered in French as well as English and Spanish.  Way of Love resources can be used across all seasons. (Format: Digital download. Videos are in English with English, Spanish and French captions)

Coming soon:

Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community: This new podcast series is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, Episcopal Church staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. Across our church and our society, we are having profound dialogues about race, truth, justice, and healing. Join Brokenleg and invited guests for this six-episode series as they share prophetic voices and explore the readings for Ash Wednesday and each day of Holy Week and Easter through the lens of social justice. Learn more about this podcast here(In English only)

Sermons That Work/Sermones que Iluminan: Sermons for Holy Week and Easter (Available mid-March): These sermons are offered for private devotional use or with a small group. Sermons That Work in English will include offerings for every day of Holy Week plus Easter; Sermones que Iluminan in Spanish will be include offerings for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Day. (Format: Digital download. In English and Spanish)

Additional seasonal resources here include:

Teaching and Preaching: Churches Revisioning Unity in Christ Through the Holidays: Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), an ecumenical multilateral dialogue among ten Protestant faith communions in the USA including The Episcopal Church, offer new, ecumenical resources for reimagining Lent with a focus on hope and racial reconciliation. These resources include reflections from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, and other leaders of CUIC member churches (In English only).

d365: Daily Devotionals: The Episcopal Church Youth Ministries Office sponsors online daily devotions with their Presbyterian USA and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship partners through d365.org. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through Lent, Holy Week, and the First Week of Easter, the website’s theme shifts to “Journey to the Cross” Artwork to support this theme is also available for download via the share tab on the landing page menu here (In English only).

Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) Lenten Devotion Series: Featuring reflections from a wide range of authors throughout EMM’s network of supporters and friends, the devotions will be available on the EMM website and by email. Request the daily devotions by email here (In English only).

Episcopal Relief & Development’s Lenten Meditations

Lent Madness

Living Compass: Living Well Through Lent

Living the Way of Love: A 40-Day Devotional