Laity Lenten Devotions 2020

This devotional was compiled by the Laity of The West Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Please meditate on each daily reading and Pray for God’s Spirit to direct your life in a special way during this Season of Lent.

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February 26: "Walking as a Good Neighbor"
Ash Wednesday

Edward J. Corbitt
Former WVUMC Evangelism Team, Chair

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February 27: "Direct Me in my Walk"

Jane Ensminger
Crim Memorial UMC
Mon Valley District

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February 28: "Walk to Transform the World"

Neal Lacey
First UMC (Beckley)
Southern District

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February 29: "Humbled by Walking where Jesus Walked"

Sharon Tabor Byrd
Morris Memorial UMC
Midland South District

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March 1: "Walk and Talk with Jesus"
First Sunday of Lent

Sue Johnson
Bruceton Mills UMC
Mon Valley District

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March 2: "Climbing the Mountain"

Tiffany Park
Cacapon UMC
Potomac Highlands District

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March 3: "Walking in Grace"

Robin Kelby
Lubeck UMC
Little Kanawha District

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March 4: "Walking in Grace"

Rich Shaffer
Conference Lay Leader

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March 5: "Walking a Difficult Road"

Teresa Prince
Highland Park UMC
MonValley District

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March 6: "Walking the Narrow Path"

David Benton
Parkersburg, WV
Little Kanawha District

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March 7: "Angels Guard our Steps"

Rose Thornburg
Pea Ridge UMC
Western District

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March 8: "Righteous by Walking with Jesus"
Second Sunday of Lent

Jeanetta M. Mick
Oil Creek/Orlando Charge
Wesleyan District

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March 9: "Walking in the Land of Milk and Honey"

Betsy Martin
St. Matthews UMC
Wesleyan District

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March 10: "A Walk with Jesus"

Judy Raines
Trinity UMC (Bluefield)
Southern District

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March 11: "Praying Silently as I Walk with Jesus"

Martha Hill
Justice and Advocacy, Chair
Midland South District

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March 12: "Walking for a Purpose"

Mark Stotler
Higher Education and Campus Ministry, Chair
Midland South District

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March 13: "Walking with Jesus in Joy"

Mary C. Bane
Lay Servant Ministries, Director
Mon Valley District

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March 14: "Though I Walk through the Valley of Shadows"

Teresa Prince
Highland Park UMC
MonValley District

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March 15: "Waiting with God"
Third Sunday of Lent

Sarah Stewart
Seventh Street Shared Ministry
St. Marys, WV
Little Kanawha District

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March 16: "The Sacrifice of Praise"

Mary M. Thomas
UM Temple (Beckley)
Southern District

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March 17: "Peace with God" 

Betty Bailey
Calcutta UMC
Little Kanawha District

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March 18: "Would I Have Followed Jesus?"

Frances Von Scoy
Wesley UMC (Morgantown)
Mon Valley District

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March 19: "Get Your Daily Walk In With Jesus"

Wes McKinney
First UMC (Princeton)
Southern District

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March 20: "Walking In The Light"

Lauren Shanholtzer
Marshall University
Western District

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March 21: "For Thou Art With Me!"

Krista Cather
Memorial UMC (Williamson)
Western District

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March 22: "We Do Not Walk Alone"
Fourth Sunday of Lent

Kristi Wilkerson
Conference Associate Lay Leader

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March 23: "Living Water for Walking and Working in the Desert"

Mike Spratt
Scott Depot
Midland South District

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March 24: "Prayer for God's Presence with Each Step"

Julia Murin Lee
First UMC (Parkersburg)
Little Kanawha District

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March 25: "The Priceless Value of Knowing Christ"

Barb Hale
Conference Nominations Committee

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March 26: "Walking with Jesus"

John R. Skidmore
Cross Roads UMC

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March 27: Climbing Mt. Sinai

Judi Kenaston
UM Temple (Beckley)
Southern District

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March 28: "Pause to Think Along the Way"

Pam Todd
Bruceton Mills
Mon Valley District

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March 29: "Walk in the Light"
Fifth Sunday of Lent

Patty Moffett Austin
Cacapon Charge
Potomac Highlands District

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March 30: "We Honor Jesus by Walking with Him!" 

Patricia Ramsey
Ruble UMC
Northern District

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March 31: "The Blood of Christ"

David Byrd
Morris Memorial UMC
Midland South District

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April 1: "A Walk with a Friend"

Jamion Wolford
Conference Treasurer

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April 2: "Direction in our Journey"

Catherine (and Susan) Pierce
Charleston
Midland South District

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April 3: "Where Am I in this Path?"

Jane Ensminger
Crim Memorial UMC
Mon Valley District

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April 4: "Walking and Trusting"

Fred Herr
Johnson Memorial UMC
Western District

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April 5: "Walk Humbly with God"

Palm Sunday

Sue Dostal
WV UMW President
Cross Roads UMC 
Western District

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April 6: "A Living Witness"

Pat Mick
Global Ministries, Chair

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April 7: "Walking on Water"

Melanie Matheny
Little Kanawha District

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April 8: "Walk Closer to God"

Martha Simmons
Oak Hill UMC
Southern District

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April 9: "God is our Protection"
Maundy Thursday

Jeff Matheny
Conference Pensions

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April 10: "Walking the Via Dolorosa"
Good Friday

Jane Arnold
Capon Bridge UMC
Potomac Highlands District

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April 11: "Holy Surprises!"
Holy Saturday

Ken Willard
Director of Discipleship, Leadership, and Congregational Vitality

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April 12: "Walking with the Risen Christ"
Easter Sunday

Cathy Bell
Wayside UMC
Little Kanawha District