Worship in Light of the Cross

Meditations for Lent

Many of the world's great cathedrals are built in the shape of the cross. When people enter to worship, they literally enter into the cross. Whenever we gather as a community of faith, we remember Jesus' death and resurrection and learn how to follow Jesus, even on the road to the cross.

In this six-week study for Lent, John Indermark invites us to worship through the cross. Indermark allows worship elements to guide us through our Lenten study:

  • Gathering: Forming Community
  • Invocation: Attending to the Holy
  • Confession: Honest to God
  • Proclamation: Gospel as Truth-Telling
  • Creed: Owning the Faith
  • Response: Stepping Out
  • Sacrament: Holy Week

Indermark includes scripture and reflections that directly address Good Friday and the cross. Each day closes with a suggestion for reflection, and the book includes a group guide for small-group study from Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday.

Worship in Light of the Cross includes:

  • All essential content from John Indermark's book, Worship in Light of the Cross.
  • Daily readings for each day of Lent.
  • Audio recordings of scripture.
  • A place for discussion with others enrolled in the eCourse.

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Your Instructor

John Indermark
John Indermark

John Indermark is a minister of the United Church of Christ and a graduate of Eden Theological Seminary. His ministry currently consists of writing Christian Education curricula for The New International Lesson Annual, Feasting on the Word, and The Present Word. John has authored a number of spiritual formation books published by Upper Room Books, and three books published by Abingdon Press.

John is (mostly) retired from parish ministry, where he served full-time pastorates and later part-time transitional ministries in various Presbyterian and Lutheran congregations in Washington and northwest Oregon. Most recently he served as visiting associate pastor at Church of the Holy Cross in Hilo, Hawaii.

Since his wife Judy’s retirement from service as a 911 dispatcher, John and Judy have split their time between their home in Naselle, Washington and travels in the Southwest.

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