Follow these links to PDFs, JPGs, or Word documents for calendars, devotionals and activity guides that you can use to count down the days of Lent. In particular, the “praying in color” ones also come with some directions to make this a contemplative, prayerful journal of daily experiences and emotions throughout Lent.
Day-by-Day activity/action calendar for Lent
Guides for things to do during Lent:
Devotional Lenten Resources
(to protect copyrighted materials, please contact Rev Gail — 978.273.0308 — if you want the materials below)
Reflections on Prayer – An Illustrated Lent Seven Last Words – An Illustrated Holy Week/Good Friday Coloring Pages Seven Last Words Devotional – An Illustrated Holy Week/Good Friday Activity Stations of the Cross – An Illustrated Good Friday Activity Stations of the Cross Devotional – An Illustrated Good Friday Activity
Praying in Color 2019 Lenten calendars:
Other Lenten Calendars which can be filled in day-by-day:
Quick Resources to Acquire for Family:
These Stones Will Shout (downloadable on Amazon as Kindle Book onto phones for 99cents) daily devotional guide
Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days ( Kindle version for immediate download) or book version
Nadia Bolz-Weber 2-27-2012
Day 1: Pray for your enemies Day 2: Walk, carpool, bike or bus it. Day 3: Don’t turn on the car radio Day 4: Give $20 to a non-profit of your choosing (Sunday) Day 5: Take 5 minutes of silence at noon Day 6: Look out the window until you find something of beauty you had not noticed before Day 7: Give 5 items of clothing to Goodwill Day 8: No bitching day Day 9: Do someone else’s chore Day 10: Buy a few $5 fast food gift cards to give to homeless people you encounter (Sunday) Day 11: Call an old friend Day 12: Pray the Paper (pray for people and situations in today’s news) Day 13: Read Psalm 139 Day 14: Pay a few sincere compliments Day 15: Bring your own mug Day 16: Educate yourself about human trafficking (Sunday) Day 17: Forgive someone Day 18: Internet diet Day 19: Change one light in your house to a compact florescent Day 20: Check out morning and evening prayer at The Daily Office. Day 21: Ask for help Day 22: Tell someone what you are grateful for (Sunday) Day 23: Introduce yourself to a neighbor Day 24: Read Psalm 121 Day 25: Bake a cake Day 26: No shopping day Day 27: Light a virtual candle Day 28: Light an actual candle (Sunday) Day 29: Write a thank you note to your favorite teacher Day 30: Invest in canvas shopping bags Day 31: Use Freecycle Day 32: Donate art supplies to your local elementary school Day 33: Read John 8:1-11 Day 34: Worship at a friend’s mosque, synogogue or church and look for the beauty (Sunday) Day 35: Confess a secret Day 36: No sugar day – where else is there sweetness in your life? Day 37: Give $20 to a local non-profit Day 38: Educate yourself about a saint Day 39: Pray for peace Day 40: Pray for your enemies (you probably have new ones by now) then decide which of these exercises you’ll keep for good
FAT TUESDAY & MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION Tue, Mar 5 • 6-8:30pm
Authentic New Orleans recipes (buffet style) Warm-up music by KHS student jazz ensemble Featured music: live jazz with Heather Pierson’s trio! Come for food & fun & music! Dance and dine with friends! Wear some bling, but we’ll have plenty of fun beads and costumes to share! Suggested donation $5/pp or $10/family.
ASH WEDNESDAYWed, Mar 6
ASHES to GO
7-9am @ JTown Deli & Noon-5pm / Church ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
Ecumenical Observance facilitated by Clergy of the Eastern Slope (Rev Gail participates).
6:30pm @ Center Conway Methodist Church
Includes imposition of ashes and communion.
Community Event: LENTEN RETREAT
Our Lady of the Mountains / Roman Cathcolic Church
More information forthcoming.
LENTEN STUDY GROUPS Meeting in March and April @ Jackson Community Church
March: Anne Lamott’s Almost Everything: Notes on Hope April: Desmond & Mpho Tutu’s The Book of Forgiving Copies of the books will be available from the church and also the local library.
UKRAINIAN EGG WORKSHOP Sat, April 13 9-Noon or 2-5pm Whitney Community Center
Classes limited to 8 participants. $3/pp fee. Watch for registration information.
PALM SUNDAY 10:30am • April 14
Jackson Community Church Worship with focus on themes of Holy Week.
MAUNDY THURSDAY 5pm • April 18
Dinner and worship around common table. Soup & bread supper provided by deacons.
HOLY FRIDAY April 19
Noon-3pm • Stations of the Cross • Jackson Community Church Sanctuary 6:30pm
• Ecumenical Worship Service • Madison Community Church officiated by
Clergy of the Eastern Slope (Rev Gail participates).
EASTER SUNDAY April 21
SUNRISE SERVICE • Gazebo by Jackson Historical Society
* Live music, scripture & reflection 10:30am • EASTER WORSHIP • Jackson Community Church
* Choral music
* Flowering of the cross 11:45am • EASTER EGG HUNT • Jackson Community Church
Community easter egg hunt following worship. Children 12 and under may participate, accompanied by adults.