Resources for Ash Wednesday

Date Posted: 2/6/2018

Ash Wednesday signals the beginning of Lent - a time of preparation leading up to Easter each year. In 2018, year it falls on Wednesday, February 14. Below is a collection of resources offered by the United Methodist Church to aid in planning services for the observation of Ash Wednesday.  Learn more about Ash Wednesday.

A Service of Worship for Ash Wednesday
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/a-service-of-worship-for-ash-wednesday
 
When Did United Methodists Start the “Imposition of Ashes” on Ash Wednesday?
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/when-did-united-methodists-start-the-imposition-of-ashes-on-ash-wednesday
 
Lectionary Planning Helps for Ash Wednesday (February 14)
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/ash-wednesday-2018-year-b
 
Prayers for Ash Wednesday
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/prayers-for-ash-wednesday
 
Prayer for the Days Between Transfiguration and Ash Wednesday
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/prayer-for-the-days-between-transfiguration-and-ash-wednesday
 
Music for Ash Wednesday
http://www.gbod.org/resources/music-for-ash-wednesday
 
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/contemporary-service-for-ash-wednesday
 
Ash Wednesday Reflections: The Acknowledgement of Sin
http://www.gbod.org/resources/ash-wednesday-reflections-the-acknowledgement-of-sin
 
Smudges on the Soul: A Meditation for Ash Wednesday
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/smudges-on-the-soul-a-meditation-for-ash-wednesday

A Corporate Prayer of Confession for Ash Wednesday
http://www.gbod.org/resources/a-corporate-prayer-of-confession-for-ash-wednesday
 
Ash Wednesday Litany of Reconciliation and Litany Leading to Prayer
http://www.gbod.org/resources/ash-wednesday-litany-of-reconciliation-and-litany-leading-to-prayer
 
Brief Form for the Burning of Palms
http://www.gbod.org/resources/brief-form-for-the-burning-of-palms
 
Reflections on Ash Wednesday
http://www.gbod.org/resources/reflections-on-ash-wednesday
 
Reflection: The Acknowledgement of Sin
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/ash-wednesday-reflections-the-acknowledgement-of-sin
 
Smudges on the Soul: A Meditation for Ash Wednesday
http://www.gbod.org/resources/smudges-on-the-soul-a-meditation-for-ash-wednesday
 
A Corporate Prayer of Confession for Ash Wednesday
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/a-corporate-prayer-of-confession-for-ash-wednesday
 
Worship Resources for Ash Wednesday
http://www.gbod.org/resources/worship-resources-for-ash-wednesday
 
“Dust and Ashes”
http://www.gbod.org/resources/dust-and-ashes
 
Changer:  A Prayer Poem for Ash Wednesday
http://www.gbod.org/resources/changer-a-prayer-poem-for-ash-wednesday
 
Water and Ashes Do Not Mix!
http://www.gbod.org/resources/water-and-ashes-do-not-mix
 
Making Ash Wednesday Accessible for Children
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/making-ash-wednesday-accessible-for-children
 
Lent Worship Planning Series
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lent-2018-worship-planning-series
 
Video: Chuck Knows Ash Wednesday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFAmmlezot4
 
Oración Comunitaria de Confesión para Miércoles de Cenizas (Basada en el Salmo 51.3)
http://www.gbod.org/resources/oracion-comunitaria-de-confesion-para-miercoles-de-cenizas
 
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