Ashes and Tears: Worship Resources for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week
Ash Wednesday and Holy Week are special days indeed on the Christian calendar. Pastors and worship leaders need to approach these days with special care so that their significance is not lost on the gathered congregation. How does one mark familiar days such as Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday in such a way that a deadening sameness does not overtake the planning and the execution of the worship services for these days?
James M. Bloom provides in this helpful resource eleven separate services or worship ideas. Liturgies and meditations are included. In most cases more than one worship alternative is provided.
Use this volume to enrich your observance of the special season of Lent. Share its ideas with others on your worship planning team. Help the members of your parish to experience a blessed Lent.
James M. Bloom is pastor of Beechwood United Methodist Church, Alliance, Ohio. Previous CSS publications by James Bloom include "Caterpillars, Cocoons and Butterflies" and "A Festival of Lights."
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