Lent is special time at Abbey Way. It is a season of holy reflection where we enter intentionally into the story of the gift given to us through Jesus’ passion and death. Last year we used the format of the stations of the cross to guide our reflection. This year you are invited to look and listen to the story told during the week leading up to Jesus’ death.

Since there are many copyright limitations for most of the resources that would be readily available to us on the internet, please use your own creativity. The sky is the limit. Any media can be used: collage, diorama, photography, print, quilting, batik, symbol, sculpture, painting, drawing, etc. You can do a modern interpretation of the scripture story or a literal one. You choose. 

The artwork needs to be portable and sturdy enough to be pack able. Each station should be big enough to be seen but not so large it cannot be stored easily.

It is also needs to be kid-friendly since our children will be viewing the stations.

You will be responsible to put your station up and take it down each week. You are free to take your station home after Easter.

Please include a prayer, poem, question, scripture passage or description that will help the viewer interact reflectively with your prayer station.

We invite our children and youth to also participate—families can even do a station together. 

Here is a list of possible stations. Please let me (Jan) know which one you would like to do.

1) Jesus arrives in Bethany / John 12:1

2) Triumphal entry into Jerusalem / Mt. 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19:29-44; John 12:12-19

3) Jesus wept over Jerusalem / Luke 19:41

4) Jesus curses fig tree – Disciples return and see it/ Mt. 21:18-22; Mark 11:11-18-26 

5) Cleansing of the Temple / Mt. 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-18; Luke 19:45-48

6) Priest’s question Jesus’ authority / Matthew 21: 23-27; Mark 11:27-33; Luke 20:1-8

7) Which is the greatest commandment? / Matthew 21:35-40

8) The poor widow’s gift / Mark 12:41-44; Luke 21:1-4

9) Watch, Days of Noah / Matthew 24:37-51

10) Sanhedrin plot to kill Jesus / Matthew 26:1-5; Mark 14:1-2; Luke 22:1-2

11) Mary anoints Jesus for his burial / Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:2-8

12) Judas’ agreement to betray Jesus / Matthew 26:17-20; Mark 14:12-17; Luke 22:7-14

13) Preparation for the Passover Meal / Matthew 26:17-20; Mark 14:12-17; Luke 22:7-14

14) Jesus washes the disciples’ feet / John 13:1-20

15) Last supper / Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:15-20

16) Then they sung a hymn / Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26

17) Abide in Me / John 15

18) Jesus prays in the garden / Matthew 26:47-56; Mark 14:43-52; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:2-12

19) Jesus betrayed, arrested, forsaken / Matthew 26:47-56; Mark 14:43-52; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:2-12

20) Artistic rendering of an ancient map of Israel with the places of the above events labeled in numerical order

Your prayer station needs to be brought to church either on Ash Wednesday (2/22) or the first Sunday in Lent (2/26).