Lenten Devotional by Luther Seminary

Luther Seminary invites you to use the 2023 Lenten devotional, “God Loved the World” for personal or congregational use throughout the Lenten season. This year’s contributing authors from Luther Seminary are: The theological editor is James L. Boyce ’71, Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Greek. The editorial coordinator is Bethany Riethmeier, Donor Engagement Coordinator.Continue reading “Lenten Devotional by Luther Seminary”

SE MN Synod Lenten Devotional

For Lent 2023, you are invited to join individuals and congregations in the Southeastern Minnesota Synod as we explore ministry together with our partners around the globe. 40 Together: 1 Body, 1 Ministry, 40 Days Lenten initiative is designed to practice ministry together in accompaniment of our siblings in Christ in Tanzania, Colombia, the U.S./Mexico borderlands, andContinue reading “SE MN Synod Lenten Devotional”

About Ash Wednesday and Lent

The Advent-Christmas-Epiphany cycle came to an end on Sunday, February 19, with the celebration of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22. Traditionally, Lent is the 40-day period (excluding Sundays) starting on Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter, which this year is April 9. TheContinue reading “About Ash Wednesday and Lent”

This Year’s Lenten Theme: AMAZING GRACE

In honor of the 250th anniversary of the writing of “Amazing Grace,” this worship series for Lent by theologian Michael Hoy ties the words of the beloved song to our lives today as Christ’s disciples. Those in the Bible who experienced the amazing grace of God help us each week to realize that though weContinue reading “This Year’s Lenten Theme: AMAZING GRACE”

The Great Three Days

From its earliest days, the church has celebrated Christ’s journey from death to life with a liturgical observance known as the Triduum or Great Three Days, which begins Maundy Thursday evening and concludes on the evening of Easter Sunday — the liturgical day being reckoned from sundown to sundown.  In one continuous celebration encompassing threeContinue reading “The Great Three Days”

Devotions for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week

During Holy Week you are encouraged to set aside time to meditate on Jesus’s final days before his passion, death on the cross, and glorious resurrection.  These last days — Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter — are known as the Great Three Days. MONDAY, APRIL 11 PRAYER OF THE DAY:  O God, your SonContinue reading “Devotions for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week”

In View of God’s Mercy: A Series of Services for Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week is a special time in Lent when we take an even deeper look at our lives.  This year, we are doing so in view of God’s mercy toward the whole world in the sacrifice of his Son, Jesus, on the cross.  We, in turn, are called by God, especially during these holy days,Continue reading “In View of God’s Mercy: A Series of Services for Holy Week and Easter”