(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA’s (MC USA) 2021 Lent at Home worship guide is now available. The annual guide for home-based worship provides daily and weekly scripture readings, prayers and rituals for individuals and families observing Lent, the period of prayer and reflection from Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, to Easter, April 4.
“In today’s divided society, we are challenged to remain grounded in the reality of God’s love and in our Christian identity,” said Shana Peachey Boshart, MC USA denominational minister for Faith Formation. “The Lent at Home guide offers a way for us to pause in our homes to worship God, reflect on God’s gracious character and actions, and be shaped into a people who join in God’s loving activity in the world.”
The 2021 Lent at Home guide encourages worshippers to engage with Scripture through reflections from Genesis and the four Gospel accounts of Jesus’ ministry.
The guide also features at-home rituals for Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday, as well as links to recipe ideas and an Easter music playlist.