Lent and Easter Resources 2023

Lent and Easter Resources 2023

Here are some recommended Lent and Easter resources for worship, learning and devotional life for 2023. Many are based on Lectionary Year A. Some are free to download and use and some need to be purchased. You will of course need to make your own decisions about what best suits your congregation at this time.

Oh The Places You’ll Go

Oh The Places You’ll Go

"Oh, the Places You'll Go" is a suite of intergenerational resources prepared for Lent by Elizabeth Waldron Anstice from Melbourne on behalf of the Australian interdenominational Intergen network. Get them here. The five weeks of resources include a range of creative,...

Lent Event Resources – UnitingWorld

Lent Event Resources – UnitingWorld

UnitingWorld offers a Prayer Guide and Bible Studies for Lent - free to download or you can order printed copies. "We asked our church partners from around the world how we can support them in prayer over the season of Lent. Their responses allow us to pray in...

Amplify Media – Online Videos

Amplify Media – Online Videos

Amplify Media is the online video streaming platform for the United Methodist Church publishing house in the US - Abingdon, Cokesbury, etc. It is a subscription service that contains hundreds of videos produced in recent years. Many of the videos accompany...

John 9 – Audio Meditation

John 9 – Audio Meditation

Here is a guided meditation on the passage from John 9 about the healing of the blind man at the pool from Craig Mitchell's book "Deeper Water".  

“The Betrayal” – Spoken Reflection

“The Betrayal” – Spoken Reflection

This video of Rev Jock Dunbar features a reflection on betrayal for Holy Week, written by Craig Mitchell. Rather than focusing on Judas as the betrayer, it describes Jesus as the one who betrays the kind of hopes that we have for a Messiah who will set things right....

Outside Holiness: Holy Week Reflections

Outside Holiness: Holy Week Reflections

The Iona community offerered "Outside Holiness" for Holy Week in 2021. This is a free booklet of reflections and questions for each day, along with liturgical resources and suggestions for ways to disrupt our living spaces and daily routines, to help us explore the...

Water for the Journey – Studies

Water for the Journey – Studies

Five Lenten studies draw on the Year A Lectionary texts from Hebrew Scriptures, the Gospel of John and Philippians. The discussion invites us to reflect on our vision and calling as the people of God across the generations through the lenses of My Story, God's Story...

“Seeking” – Creative Resources

“Seeking” – Creative Resources

"Seeking" is the new suite of creative worship and devotional resources from A Sanctified Art, the brilliant US collective of artist-theologians. Devotional booklet, sermon guide, poetry, daily devotional cards, children’s curriculum, children’s bulletins, words for...

Instrumental music for reflection

Instrumental music for reflection

David MacGregor has two fine albums of instrumental music suitable for all kinds of reflective, prayerful and worshipful settings. https://youtu.be/rfQ_AEiTY-Q Songs of Solace and Sorrow Playlist on Youtube Seasons Instrumentals Playlist on Youtube Available on iTunes...

Song – “We walk on”

Song – “We walk on”

A song of lament and hope inspired by Ezekiel 37 and the challenges of COVID isolation. We are a body We’re bothered and broken We are a family so fractured and frail Here is a household We’re doubtful, divided We are all pilgrims together alone And so we walk And so...

The Imaginary Doorway – Lenten Studies

The Imaginary Doorway – Lenten Studies

Seven studies based on characters and stories from the Gospels Rev Steve Daughtry $12 plus postage Anglican Board of Mission Seven studies that, from Ash Wednesday to Holy Week, take us into the lives of seven of the people Jesus brought to wholeness. Seven stories...

Encounters with Jesus  – Scripture Meditations

Encounters with Jesus – Scripture Meditations

18 guided Scripture mediations including some lectionary-related texts for Year A and Easter texts - John 9; John 19-20; John 21, Luke 24. Take yourself back into the Bible narratives through contemplative reimagining of the sights, sounds and other senses. As an...

Discipleship Quotes Cards

Discipleship Quotes Cards

This is a set of 65 quotes about discipleship and the life of faith collected by Craig Mitchell and formatted as cards for discussion and reflection. The quotes are by well-known Christian and spiritual figures and writers, from Dorothy Day to Martin Luther to...

Song – “Every Single Stone”

Song – “Every Single Stone”

Mark 14:66-72 Words and Music: Leigh Newton © 2021 Every single stone’s a broken stone. Each sunset peak and gravel road, Each jeweled ring and silver lode, Every single rock is etched in grey. 2. Peter’s in the courtyard by the fire. His light, his hope now stands...

Discipleship for All Seasons – Lenten Studies

Discipleship for All Seasons – Lenten Studies

Six Lenten studies on being faithful followers of Jesus Rev Dr Chris Walker $15.95 Mediacom Education During Lent, the Church remembers the life and ministry of Jesus and renews its commitment to him in Christian discipleship. We are called to be Jesus’ disciples in...

Journeying with Jesus

Journeying with Jesus

Synod of Queensland Free to Download here Lent Reflections and Worship Materials A suite of curated and created resources focused on practices of discipleship, incorporating the intergenerational Here2Stay framework. Lent Reflections Weekly reflection, discussion...

I Remember – Holy Week

I Remember – Holy Week

A reflection for 10 voices 1. I remember being jostled along by a huge crowd, people shouting, going crazy. I couldn’t quite see who was making things so wild. 2. I remember hearing people praising God, singing their hearts out. I was shaking all over, almost feeling...

A Holy Moly Easter

A Holy Moly Easter

Holy Moly is an excellent series of animated Bible stories suitable for all ages from Sparkhouse in the US. Holy Moly is actually a Christian education curriculum for children The videos work well across age groups. Holy Moly uses vocal sounds instead of language to...

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Craig Mitchell

Craig Mitchell is Presbytery Minister: Church Development with Port Phillip East Presbytery.