Lent

Living in Real Time

During Lent we slow down to real time.

Kids in the Divine Service: Lent and Easter

LCMS Worship offers Kids in the Divine Service bulletin inserts for Lent and Easter for the Lutheran Service Book.

Symposia Series, Jan. 17-20, to mark Reformation anniversary

Concordia Theological Seminary presents its annual symposia on exegetical and confessional theology on its campus in Fort Wayne, Ind., and in a live webcast.

LCMS Worship: Suggestions for 2017 midweek Lenten services

The LCMS suggests 2017 Lenten Midweek Propers, which pair selections from Isaiah’s Servant Songs with the Passion reading from St. Matthew.

Lent: A Time for Giving Up or Taking Up?

Are we ready for a serious go at journeying through Lent? If so, perhaps we should stop giving up things for Lent and use this sacred time to take up things instead.

Resources available for Lent

See what’s available from Concordia Publishing House, Lutheran Hour Ministries and the Synod’s Worship ministry.

LCMS Worship: Suggestions for 2016 midweek Lenten services

It is a worthy practice to devote time during the season of Lent to meditate extensively upon the Passion of our Lord. The following suggestions are framed around the reading of the Passion according to St. Luke, combined with an Old Testament reading emphasis upon God’s vindication of “the innocent sufferer.”

Table Devotions for Lent

LCMS Worship offers the following as brief table devotions during the Lenten season.

The Cross

Life under the cross is life eternal. In Lent and in life, the cross is Christ’s gift and our pattern until that Day of Resurrection.

Lenten Preparation: Midweek Services, Fasting and Charity

Lent is meant to be a time of increased opportunities to receive God’s gifts won by Christ’s death and resurrection.

LCMS Worship: Suggestions for 2015 midweek Lenten services

These selections can serve for midweek Vespers, Evening Prayer, or Service of Prayer and Preaching during Lent.

CPH offers free Lenten planning guide

The guide includes suggestions for special music, hymns, readings and Collects of the Day for Ash Wednesday through Palm Sunday.

Harrison shares Lenten message

In a new video, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison recalls the words of Martin Luther — “We are beggars, this is true” — and their relevance to salvation.

New resources available for Lent

Concordia Publishing House, Lutheran Hour Ministries and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League are offering new Lenten resources for 2014.

Seminaries offer workshops on Lenten preaching

Both LCMS seminaries are offering in January one-day workshops on preaching during the seven weeks of Lent, which begins March 5.

CPH, LHM offer resources for Lent

Concordia Publishing House and Lutheran Hour Ministries are offering new Lenten resources for 2013. “Restore the Roar!,” by the Rev. Dr. R. Reed Lessing, is described by CPH as a “complete resource for Lent and Easter preaching and worship that…