2022 Lenten Devotional:

All Things New

Hope in the Time of Pandemic



2022 Lenten Devotional

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:19 NIV

Foundry’s 28th annual Lenten Devotional centers on the scripture, Isaiah 43:1-19, and explores what it means to be called to hope after two years of living in multiple pandemics.

The Lenten Devotional is one of Foundry’s volunteer Discipleship Ministries, under the direction of Rev. Will Ed Green, Associate Pastor and Director of Discipleship. Lay leaders include Joanne Steller, Meg Lavery, Lynn Smarte. Our cover art was created by Ann McLarty Jackson. Special thanks go to Pastor Ginger, Kaylon Rutledge, Bryan Villarroel and the Foundry staff, the small groups, and all who participated in the creative community that produced these reflections.

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Past Devotionals

2022 Lenten Devotional Introductory Video

Questions

Email the ministry team at LentenDevotional@FoundryUMC.org

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Lenten Devotional?

For many years, members and friends of Foundry United Methodist Church have shared spiritually themed meditations in the form of 300-word written reflections, poems, and artwork. The collection of reflections is published in print and online, one for each day of Lent through Easter Sunday. A limited edition print version is available by request and the virtual edition will be available online. The devotional provides daily reading, inspiration and encouragement for our church family and friends.



Who can participate?

Anyone with a word or image to share on the Lenten theme may submit a devotional. Past contributors are as varied in background, publishing experience, and spiritual path as Foundry’s membership is diverse. We believe everyone has something of value to share, and encourage all those wishing to contribute to do so …within the theme and deadline.



When are submissions due?

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2022.



What is a typical submission?

We encourage any form of expression that best suits you and also the Devotional’s printed page size of 5.5” wide x 8” long. Most devotionals are written reflections, 300 words in total length that also include a title and the author’s signature. Many contributors also incorporate a short Bible passage and short prayer at the end. Artwork – photos and drawings – are most welcome; vertical images that fit a 4” x 6” frame work best. Poetry adds richness to each year’s devotional. If submitting a poem, please be specific about line spacing and breaks.



What if I write something that’s too long or not quite polished?

The Devotional Ministry Team includes several experienced editors. One will be assigned to review your submission for clarity and length and will make any appropriate edits, typographical or grammatical corrections. An editor will contact you well before publication about anything in question or if substantial editing is needed. You will approve the final version before it is added to this year’s collection of devotionals.



What if I don’t want my name used?

All requests for anonymity will be honored. Team members who receive submissions (up to three individuals) will know the anonymous writer’s name but others on the ministry team will not.



How do I submit my devotional?

All submissions go to LentenDevotional@Foundryumc.org
Text submission: Attach a Word or word-compatible document to your email of submission. Alternatively, you can type your devotional directly into an email.
Artwork submission: Attach a JPG file to your email of submission.



What if I want to submit a devotional but don’t have access to a computer.

Special arrangements must be made. Please contact Foundry by phone and ask for the Lenten Devotional team to be in touch with you. Be sure to leave your name and phone number.