It’s a month until we begin our Lenten journey towards the cross and resurrection – when God sent the Prince of Glory to buy us back, conquer death and reign forever! Now is the perfect time to plan your small group gatherings during Lent, to take advantage of the superb resources on offer.
This year’s Lent devotional, A Sent People, is once again a stunning resource to guide small groups through six weeks of study and discussion. Along with the detailed adult group studies, the resource contains weekly movie recommendations with discussion questions to provide another angle on this year’s theme of “being sent.” The inter-generational studies are great for families to do together, and contain their own movie recommendations that the kids will love.
Video sermons available for each week of Lent
And new to this year, we’ll be releasing five video sermons from speakers throughout the diocese which can be used on Sundays or throughout the week as an alternative resource. Each sermon will mirror the topic of reflection in the Lent devotional, with these topics being covered:
- God is sent: Bishop Eleanor Sanderson
- Called by name: Rev Digby Wilkinson
- Sent disciples: Rev Nigel Dixon
- Sent to serve: Rev Tric Malcolm
- Misunderstood Missions: Bishop Justin Duckworth
We are in the process of producing these videos presently, and they will be released on YouTube as soon as possible, and advertised in Movement. We will also make them available for download for those who don’t have internet streaming capacity in their churches.
To ensure you have plenty of devotionals for everyone, please place your order now with Karen at the Anglican Centre by emailing email@example.com, or phoning her on 04 472 1057. The booklets are $5 each, and the video sermons will be made freely available for streaming or download.
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