Welcome to the Lent Garden, created by the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario & Bermuda, PCC and Foothills Presbytery, South Carolina, PCUSA. Today’s Ash Wednesday garden is one of six Lent Gardens you will find uploaded here, week-by-week, during the season of Lent. These gardens have each been created for people of all ages to interact with over this significant season as we journey toward Jerusalem and Holy Week together.
This week we begin our Lenten journey on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021 with our very first garden experience.
> Start by clicking on the bible on the park bench. With one click you will open up a collection of daily bible readings, children’s bible story readings, prayers, and questions to think about throughout each week. Once you’ve got these devotions at hand, go ahead and click around the rest of the garden to discover so much more.
> Each of the itty bitty library boxes behind the park bench (there may be one or two to click on each week) unlock one or two video recordings of a wonderful bible story read by a church leader for everyone to enjoy. These stories come from the bible story books listed in the weekly devotions.
> The hanging flower basket will take you on a weekly adventure of garden musings and ideas with Kristine O’Brien, an avid gardener and thoughtful minister.
> The guitar leaning against the tree sings out a brand new or much loved hymn or song that will connect you to our weekly bible stories and themes. You’ll want to sing along with all of these talented musicians. Are you feeling like going for a walk?
> Click on the wooden door and walk into a world of labyrinth visits, reflections and finger labyrinth opportunities. Is it time to be creative?
> The garden gnome reveals a simple craft idea that makes use of materials that you likely already have at home.
> And when it’s time for something to eat, click on the picnic basket for a new recipe or two to try out at home.
Click here or on the picture above to go to the Ash Wednesday garden.
A list of materials for all the crafts and the ingredients for all the recipes is in the PDF below.