The book of Lamentations shows what happened to the Hebrew people when they persisted in living in rebellion against God. It encourages us to practice the spiritual discipline of repentance and let it influence our generosity toward God and others. Lamentations provides an excellent backdrop for considering again our readiness to bring the first fruits of our income and life to God as an act of worship. New Love, New Mercy invites congregations to meditate on the songs of Lamentations as they discern the depth of their relationship with God, their readiness to live in covenant with God, and their openness to connect again to the love and mercy of God.
The New Love, New Mercy response method includes resources for four worship services. Commitment cards are presented at the final worship service.
- Lamentations 3:21-24
- Response Method:
- Worship Services/Lent
The Starter Kit contains digital files of materials to engage your congregation in your stewardship emphasis: bulletin inserts, commitment cards, themed letterhead and envelopes, and more. They are designed for in-house use and are not guaranteed for successful use by commercial printers.
The New Love, New Mercy Digital Starter Kit includes a PDF file of each of the following:
- commitment card
- four bulletin inserts
- letterhead and matching envelopes
- bulletin cover in 8.5 x 14″ and 8.5 x 11″ formats
A coordinating easy-to-use, adaptable plan for the New Love, New Mercy emphasis is sold separately in the corresponding issue of the Giving: Growing Faithful Stewards in Your Congregation magazine – Volume 11: New Love, New Mercy.
Additional worship and study resources are available in the New Love, New Mercy Companion Resource.
After your payment is received, you will receive an automatic email from the Ecumenical Stewardship Center with the subject line “Your Ecumenical Stewardship Center order from Month Day, Year is complete.” This email will contain website links to all resources that you ordered. Click on the link and use the procedures of your particular browser to download the files.
If you ordered physical products as well then your order will not be considered complete until those items can be mailed out.