Following the theme of the cross as a puzzle, Elmer E. Burrall offers a sermon, prayer, and order of service for the five Sundays of Lent plus Maundy Thursday. As a visual part of worship, this series provides directions to design a cross puzzle to display in church sanctuaries. Each week, based the sermon topic, a new piece of the puzzle fits into the cross.
By Maundy Thursday the cross puzzle is complete.
Sermon topics are:
One page of hymn suggestions is provided for the worship services in this series.
Elmer E. Burrall began his church service as a lay missionary with his wife, Kay, in India. He graduated from West Virginia University. His seminary training is from Hamma School of Theology, Wittenburg University. He has served churches in Ohio, Arizona, Texas, and Arkansas. He is pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.