Lent

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Songs of the Soul

Throughout the ages the Psalms have been a helpful resource for conversation with God about the things in our lives and faith that matter most. To enrich our individual and communal experience of Lent, Good Shepherd is offering the following opportunities for reflection, connection, and worship.

Weekly Worship

Each Sunday we will dive into a particular Psalm and explore the human experience in illuminates. In addition we will hear, sing, and experience the psalms in different ways throughout the season.

ADDITIONAL WORSHIP EXPERIENCES

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is when we begin our Lenten journey. During this service we are reminded of our humanity and our need for redemption. Services will be held at both campuses at 7:00 P.M. with an additional 12:15 P.M. service at the Madison Campus.

Psalms & Psoup

Join us Thursday, March 28th at the Madison Campus. A light soup dinner will be available at 6:00 P.M. with worship beginning at 6:30. The service will involve experiencing the psalms in a variety of artistic ways – music, poetry, art, and stillness.

Psalms Around the Cross

On Thursday, April 4th at Verona Campus you are invited to come near the cross to light candles and pray or sit and be still as we hear the psalms read and sung. This is a uniquely personal and communal experience of worship for all ages. The event begins at 6:30 P.M. Light refreshments will follow.

Personal and Group Devotional & Reflection Opportunities

An intentional journey through Lent can help us more fully celebrate and embrace the Good News of Easter. We look forward to gathering with you throughout this season beginning with Ash Wednesday.

Lenten Devotionals

This booklet is a rich collection of stories from our members about songs that have been meaningful to them on their journey of faith. These devotions will also be available daily on our Lenten webpage. This is a great way to start or end you day and a wonderful family devotional tool.

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Spotify Playlist

This playlist includes the songs written about in our devotion and is a great way to hear new songs and voices. This is perfect for walks, drives, and dinner music.

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Lenten Podcast

Each Thursday check out a new episode of our podcast. The podcasts will include a brief commentary on the Psalm for the week, highlight a particular devotion, and conclude with scripture and song. It’s great content for family devotions and a perfect length for your commute!

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Sacred Space

The Verona prayer chapel is available for you to come in and find space and suggestions for prayer. Or simply stop in to be still and listen. Stay as long as you like and come as often as you like. This is a great daily or weekly habit.

PRAYING TOGETHER

Praying Psalm 51 Together

During the six weeks of Lent, the Faith Formation Team would like to invite you to have a short devotion time at the beginning of your family or group gathering. Please read the three verses from Psalm 51:10-12 each time you meet. Select one of the prayers that corresponds to one of the six sections of those verses and pray it together. Then, invite someone to offer any prayer requests or petitions they have.

Suggestions

  • You may invite those gathered to reflect silently or aloud about the verses
  • You may ask someone present to read the verses aloud.

Education Opportunities

Confirmation for Adults

Learning about your faith as a young person is important and meaningful, but how many of us adults still have questions about the Christian faith and our Lutheran tradition? Join Pastor Dara each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Madison Campus for an informative and causal exploration of who we are as Lutherans. All adults are welcome regardless of your previous religious education, or lack thereof – regardless of the amount or variety of your previous religious education. A great way to grow your understanding, meet other members, and explore your own faith.

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Sermon Series

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