Ash Wednesday is on February 14th, 2024! Plan the season in a snap with our fully-scripted Lent series.

The Lent Series Overview

Besides original liturgy for nine complete worship services (Ash Wednesday, Lent 1-6, a Holy Week experience, and Easter Sunday) and all the worship arts suggestions for bringing this Lent series to life, the package includes daily social media posts, a logo and video trailer to customize with your church's information, and a daily devotional that can be used in print or electronically.

Starts on Ash Wednesday, which happens to fall on Valentine's Day in 2024!

What's included in the materials for this Lent series?

Full worship scripts adaptable for your context that include all original liturgy and leader parts, scripture readings, and more

A daily Lenten devotional for printing or for interacting online and small group study suggestions.

Lots of music ideas, including theme and prayer refrains, choral anthem and band selections, hymn and song suggestions for traditional and contemporary styles

Visual and media arts ideas, including sanctuary visual ideas, a series trailer, and social media content to post during the series

Children's time scripts for engaging children in corporate worship and ideas for children and youth materials outside of worship

Sermon fodder to inspire your preaching and an online community of preachers ready to collaborate on ideas

Why this Lent series? 

Greetings, friends. Dr. Marcia here. The scriptures from the RCL Year B for Lent have a recurring word... "Up!" I began to read the scriptures from this viewpoint. What is Jesus encouraging us to be up to? There was a lot there for us to consider. So this Lent series was born out of my love of word-play, the desire to see Lent in a different way, and also acknowledge that spiritual practice is also about active participation in the world, for the sake of the world. 

But being “up to something” can also be construed as “you aren’t doing enough.” This is an opportunity to help our congregations see the small things they can do and affirm what they already do. Small practices, or micro-practices, are actually the only way that most big things happen. And so instead of bemoaning what we can’t do or that we can’t do what we used to do, I pray this Lent series will affirm and encourage small ways of being in the world that make a difference, even if we can’t solve all the big stuff in the blink of an eye. I think it will be a welcome, and empowering, message. I hope you join me on this "uplifting" journey. 

Lent is often known as a time of giving something up in order to make room in our lives for spiritual pursuits. Rather than just “giving up” in Lent, the scriptures ask us to consider all that Jesus is “up to” and all that he asks us to be up to in his name. 

Instead of bemoaning what we can’t do, or used to do, in a culture where “measuring up” to external standards seems impossible, this Lent we will celebrate the small things that we can do right now to respond to God's call in our place, for our time.

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About Dr. Marcia McFee, Creator of "what r u up 2?"

Dr. Marcia McFee is a professor, worship designer, author, preacher, and ritual artist. Drawing on a first career in professional dance and musical theater and equipped with a Master's in Theology and a PhD in Liturgical Studies and Ethics, she understands the role of any worship artist in the church as that of creating extraordinary portals through which communities journey with the Spirit.

Dr. Marcia McFee has been known for creating deeply meaningful and memorable worship for over 30 years. In her Worship Design Studio online coaching website, subscribers have access to years of worship series with ideas for every Sunday, designed specifically for mainline Protestant churches with a variety of worship styles!