The Church Year

Browse free articles and videos related to the Church Year. Develop a deeper understanding of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost.

  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: The Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1–21)

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: The Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1–21)

    Upon finishing my teaching degree at what is now Concordia University Chicago, I was recruited to serve as a missionary in Taiwan (ROC—Republic of China), where I spent two and a half...

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  • Five Devotions for Holy Week

    Five Devotions for Holy Week

    Holy Week and Easter are incredibly important times in the Church Year. Jesus prepared for His crucifixion, and we, too, should reflect as we move through Holy Week, knowing that His...

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  • Free Teaching Tools for Holy Week and Easter

    Free Teaching Tools for Holy Week and Easter

    The celebration of Easter is the celebration of God’s grace and what He has done for us through the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. Make sure the children around you know why with these...

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  • Five Easy-to-Learn Sheet Music Options for Easter

    Five Easy-to-Learn Sheet Music Options for Easter

    Every spring, Easter comes around in the Church Year as a celebration of the battle Christ has won for believers everywhere. He has conquered the devil, died for your sins, and defeated...

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  • Music of the Month: Hymn Tune Innovations: 5 Preludes for Lent

    Music of the Month: Hymn Tune Innovations: 5 Preludes for Lent

    This collection of five preludes for Lent is another stunning addition to the Hymn Tune Innovations series. Benjamin M. Culli has composed five accessible preludes for use during the...

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  • Downloadable Sheet Music for Lent

    Downloadable Sheet Music for Lent

      Planning the music for Lenten services can be a monumental task. Not only are there Sunday services but midweek and Holy Week services too. Open up your options with digital music that...

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  • Top Children’s Hymns for Christmas

    Top Children’s Hymns for Christmas

    It’s that time of year: the weather has gotten colder, the lights have gone up, and the Christmas music has been playing for some time now. It’s a season of celebration, especially the...

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  • 2023 Christmas Greetings from CPH2:14

    2023 Christmas Greetings from CPH

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  • Pausing for Peace: Advent for Instrumentalists

    Pausing for Peace: Advent for Instrumentalists

    It happens every year. The evenings grow darker as the weeks pass, and we all look longingly out the windows of work or school, counting down dwindling days until Christmas break. We...

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  • Top Children’s Hymns for Advent

    Top Children’s Hymns for Advent

    The celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, is fast approaching, and with it comes an abundance of music. It’s easy to bypass Advent and skip ahead to Christmas. But Advent...

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  • Unboxing Easter Lessons - Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum1:11

    Unboxing Easter Lessons - Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum

    Teach children at church or at home about Jesus' death and resurrection with the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum Easter Lessons. This kit box comes with 4 lessons, Bible Art Posters, Leader Guides, Co

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  • Top Five Advent and Christmas Teaching Tools

    Top Five Advent and Christmas Teaching Tools

    Christmas is a favorite time of the year for many. Winter break approaches after a few months of classes, parents are thinking about time off with their kids, and churches are planning...

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  • There’s No Time Like the Christmas Present

    There’s No Time Like the Christmas Present

    Merry fall, y’all. Christmas starts early in the Dominican Republic. That doesn’t mean I’m a disgruntled traditionalist who boycotts Christmas music until Santa ushers in the season from...

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  • Classic Nativity Set Unboxing1:17

    Classic Nativity Set Unboxing

    Reflect throughout Advent by setting out each individual piece leading up to Christmas. Look inside to see each of the pieces and how they can easily be assembled. Set includes: • Barn (three Pieces)

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  • Teaching about the Church Year in Sunday School

    Teaching about the Church Year in Sunday School

    As adults in the faith, most of us have a solid understanding of how worship looks throughout the year. We grow accustomed—maybe even desensitized—to the changes around us. Sometimes the...

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  • Look Inside | The First Christmas Story: A Lift-the-Flap Book0:33

    Look Inside | The First Christmas Story: A Lift-the-Flap Book

    The First Christmas Story: A Lift-the-Flap Book delivers the classic story of Jesus' birth in a playful, interactive format. Designed for toddlers to hear, see, and touch, this lift-the-flap book show

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  • Music of the Month: Pentecost Mosaics

    Music of the Month: Pentecost Mosaics

    This is the 11th edition in the popular Mosaics series by Jacob B. Weber. Pentecost Mosaicscontains versatile and festive settings useful for Pentecost and beyond. Highlights include a...

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  • The Stories Behind Your Favorite Easter Hymns

    The Stories Behind Your Favorite Easter Hymns

    Easter hymns are beautiful celebrations of the victory Jesus won on the cross and in His glorious resurrection for our salvation. Alleluia! They are filled with bright notes and triumphant...

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  • Children’s Hymns for Holy Week and Easter

    Children’s Hymns for Holy Week and Easter

    There are many ways to teach children about Jesus, and music has been proven to be one way that is beneficial. Through the repetition of music, both in the melody and in the words...

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  • Teaching Children about Lent through Music

    Teaching Children about Lent through Music

    Teaching students about Lent can seem daunting. As adults, we...

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