The Illustrated Children’s Ministry team is hard at work at creating your 2018 Lenten resources! But they’re not ready yet – so we wanted to make sure we had a list of all of our upcoming products, a brief description, and a release date so you could get it down in your calendars! Take note of dates below, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us here about any of our Lenten resources.
Our 2018 Lenten Resources
Psalms Coloring Posters & Pages • Released January 2 • Order Now
For Lent this year, we are going to be journeying through the Psalms. Using the RCL Psalm texts as our guide, we will explore all of the varied human emotions that can be captured beautifully throughout the Psalms.
There will be 9 posters (as you can see above) and the illustrations are based on the following Psalms:
- Poster 1: Psalm 25:1-10
- Poster 2: Psalm 22:23-31
- Poster 3: Psalm 19
- Poster 4: Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
- Poster 5: Psalm 51:1-12
- Poster 6: Psalm 31:9-16
- Poster 7: Psalm 116:1-2,12-19
- Poster 8: Psalm 116:1-2,12-1
- Poster 9: Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
These nine posters will each be 2’x3′ and printed on the same heavyweight paper we have been using for our last few sets of coloring posters. Below you can find more detailed images of the poster illustrations. Just click on an image to zoom in.
For this release, we will also be releasing the 8.5×11 Coloring Pages on the same day as the posters. You can order the coloring pages here.
Psalms Devotional Guide • Released January 16 • Order Now
The Devotional Guides to go along with our posters continue to be a really meaningful and worthwhile product that has been received very well by our community. Our author, Geoff Duffy, wrote this year’s devotional for the posters. He also wrote the devotional guides for the Stations of the Cross posters for Lent last year, as well as the Advent Journey Devotional Guide. This Lenten devotional guide is the perfect accompanying resource for our coloring posters and includes reflections and questions for children, youth, and adults.
An Illustrated Lent for Families (2018) • Released January 29 • Order Now
Last year, we sold over 400 copies of our Illustrated Lent for Families, and we are going to be offering a new version for 2018 as well. We’re going to be including devotionals based on the RCL Lectionary readings for Lent, and it will include devotionals for families, coloring sheets that go along with the devotions and activities for families to do together during Lent. If you are interested in reading a review of An Illustrated Lent for Families, you can check out a review here from the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows. We have a great team working on the content and writing for this resource right now, and we’re super excited about it. You can also view a sample of last year’s edition to get an idea of what is included – download a sample here.
Illustrated Worship Resources – Spring 2018 • Released January 25 • Order Now
Our next quarter’s worth of Illustrated Worship Resources (our children’s worship bulletins and Illustrated Children’s Moments) will be released on January 25. Because this next release will include Lent 2018, there are a few different options for purchasing our children’s worship bulletins and Illustrated Children’s Moments:
- Illustrated Worship Resources: Spring 2018: This is the full resource of children’s worship bulletins and Illustrated Children’s Moments.
- Illustrated Worship Resources: Lent 2018 ONLY: For those who just want the resources for Lent (including Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday) – this is the option you will want to purchase.
- Illustrated Worship Resources: Holy Week 2018 ONLY: We have some folks who already have worship resources for children for the year, but just want something special or different for Palm Sunday and Easter – this is the option you will want to purchase.
- Bible Story Coloring Pages: Spring 2018: These are the black and white coloring pages of our Illustrated Children’s Moments.
And more to come…
These are the Lenten resources and products that we’re ready to announce now…but after a phenomenal 2018 planning session with some of our ICM team members, we have some really great ideas for 2018, including a host of new products (including some new physical products like notecards, postcards, stickers and more!). In addition to two other Easter products we currently have (the Alleluia Butterfly Coloring Page & Poster and the Easter Resurrection Coloring Page & Poster), we are also going to be releasing a new “Alleluia” coloring product for Easter this year, and we’re going to have it out in time for those of you who like to ‘bury the Alleluias’ during Lent.
It’s going to be an exciting year! The best way to find out about our product releases and receive special promotions is to get on our email list. If you’re not on there, when you join, we’ll also send you a free sample pack of all of our resources. You can join our email list by clicking below: