Immerse Yourself and be Transformed
Throughout Lent, West Raleigh will offer opportunities for daily devotions, for study, for worship, as well as response to the Psalms through writing, art and music. You are invited to immerse yourself in the Psalms so that it will seep into your being. Take comfort from the Psalms. Allow the Psalms to give voice to your prayers. Let them steer you into a world that cries out for justice. Read the offerings below, ponder which ones you will make your own, and get ready to let the Psalms and the Spirit do their work.
- Psalm of the Day
- Daily Readings
For a deep commitment to the Psalms, visit this site daily. Sign up for the systematic plan for reading the Psalms in 30 days. Accompany your reading with journaling and reflection. You will sign in and create a simple account to keep track of your reading.
- Daily Readings using The Book of Common Prayer, 1662
This 30-day plan will take you through all 150 Psalms. Select one or more. Print the page and slip it in your bible.
- The Daily Prayer App
The Daily Prayer app provides simple, yet rich devotional resources for morning, midday, evening, and close of day. Each service includes psalms and readings from the confessions. Other elements include opening and closing words, biblical canticles, a thanksgiving for light and a prayer of confession. Cost: $2.99
The Psalms will be the focus for each morning service of worship: the way of blessing, creation, lament, and the language of hate.
Sunday Morning Learning Series
March 5, 12, and 19, 9:45 – 10:45 AM. Fellowship Hall
This 3-session series will connect the Psalms to spiritual practices, as well as contemporary thinkers and musicians. Led by Katherine, Tom, and Marietta.
Sunday Morning In-depth Bible Study
Sundays through May 28, room 113, 9:30 am
Using the “Interpretation Bible Studies” on Psalms written by Jerome F. D. Creach., delve into what Dr. Creach names as the "the heart of the theology of the whole Bible." Study books will be provided to the class.
Responding to the Psalms through Art
Let your creative spirit flow as you respond to the Psalms throughout the season:
- Work with Wendy
Wendy Aldwyn will begin two works of art on Ash Wednesday and invites the congregation to join her in adding to each of them! Wendy will begin the first work of art during our Ash Wednesday worship service. Throughout Lent, the congregation is invited to add words or images to these panels based on prompts. The second work of art can be viewed or contributed to as she paints on Thursday evenings (6 – 7:30) and Sunday mornings (9:30 to 10:45) in the 3rd floor Youth Fellowship Room.
- FolkPsalm Workshop, Part 2
March 12, 1 – 3, 3rd floor.
Bring the art that you have created in response to your selected Psalm for a time of sharing with Charles Pettee and other class members.
- Deeply Rooted – An Arts Workshop for All Ages
March 19, 12:30 – 2:00
Pick up a bite to eat and then head on down to the Fellowship Hall for a time of delving into Psalm 1. Art supply stations will be provided to respond to this wonderful Psalm encouraging all believers to put roots down deeply into the Word of God.
Celebratory Worship & Concert
April 2, 4 – 6 p.m. (NOTE: NO MORNING WORSHIP DUE TO MARATHON)
Enjoy the music of FolkPsalm with Charles Pettee, Fiddlin' Al McCanless, Terry Allebaugh, and many others!