Fifth Sunday in Lent

Lent is the 40-day period (excluding Sundays) that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Traditionally it is a season of reflection and preparation for Easter, and it commemorates Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert. You may want to read the United Church’s 2020 Lenten devotional, Faithfully Yours, during Lent 2020 for your own time of reflection.

Worship Ideas
PDF icon Called to Be the Church: Five Sundays of Lent
These worship resources invite congregants to engage in Lenten practices that will guide them in sharing their gifts with the wider community. Written by Moderator Richard Bott.
File Gathering Lectionary for Lent/Easter, February 26‒May 24, 2020
Includes suggested readings, hymns, worship spark, children's time idea, sermon starter, etc
File Lenten Lament: Seeking Right Relations
For the 150th year of Confederation, an invitation to acknowledge the damage done to the First Peoples of this land and seek reconciliation in worship and through next steps. From Gathering, Lent/Easter 2017.
PDF icon Living on the Path of Respect
A worship service on the repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery.
File Worship Ways (United Church of Christ)
The United Church of Christ, our partner denomination in the United States, posts weekly worship services; search by liturgical season.
Prayers

A prayer during times of COVID-19 by the Right Rev. Richard Bott

Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service work to create opportunities to be an intercultural church.
Related Material
PDF icon Acknowledging the Territory in Worship
A brief guide to help congregations and bodies of the church incorporate an Acknowledgement of Territory into their gatherings.
File Gathering: Resources for Worship Planners | UCRDstore.ca
Gathering is a worship planning magazine for ministers and lay leaders, music directors, and United Church worship committees.
File Moderator's Lent Message 2019
In his Lenten message, Moderator Richard Bott reminds us that this season is a time to think, deeply, about our relationship with God.
File Moderator's Lent Message 2019: Transcript
Transcript of Moderator Richard Bott's Lent Message 2019.
File Moderator's Lent Message 2020
Moderator Richard Bott ushers in the season of Lent with a reflection on Ash Wednesday as a celebration of hope and life.
File Moderator's Lent Message 2020: Transcript
Transcript of Moderator Richard Bott's Lent Message 2020.