Lenten Season 2022

Join us for Lenten Worship. All of the worship opportunities will be available from our Worship Videos page.

Ash Wednesday, March 2, 7pm
Ash Wednesday Worship with imposition of ashes and communion

At Ash Wednesday worship, all are invited to come up for the imposition of ashes, and to contemplate your mortality with the words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. ” We think upon the many ways we are encouraged to draw ever nearer to God and spend time loving God and our neighbors.
For the following 5 weeks of Lent, we have midweek services on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Our Lenten theme is “Encountering Christ.”
This service and all of the midweek Lenten services are livestreamed.  See our Worship video page for details.

Midweek Lent Worship
Wednesdays, March 9 thru April 6 – 7pm – Encountering Christ

As we journey through the season of Lent, we contemplate Jesus’ journey of faithfulness and obedience to the will of the God that led to his death on the cross. This year, let us pay extra attention to our own efforts to trust and walk in God’s ways. We do this knowing we are easily distracted, and have much that gets in our way of following Christ. Our theme of “Encountering Christ” invites us to enter the stories of where others encountered Christ in daily life, and consider how we too encounter Christ in our own daily lives.
Ash Wednesday, March 2 – Encountering Christ in Prayer and Fasting
Wednesday, March 9  – Encountering Christ in the World
Wednesday, March 16 – Encountering Christ in the Stranger
Wednesday, March 23 – Encountering Christ at Home
Wednesday, March 30 – Encountering Christ at Church
Wednesday, April 6 – Encountering Christ in Breaking Bread

Holy Week and Easter
Maundy Thursday, April 14 – Encountering Christ in Love and Service
Good Friday, April 15 – Encountering Christ at the Cross
Prayer Vigil – 8PM April 15 until 9AM April 16 – Please sign-up for a prayer time using this simple form.
Easter Sunday, April 17 – Encountering Christ at the Empty Tomb
See more on the Holy Week and Easter page.

Lent/Easter Special Offerings

The Mission Possible team has selected this year’s Lenten offerings to go to Lutheran Family Services Refugee Resettlement Program. LFS had originally committed to supporting the placement of 800 refugees in Nebraska this year.  Because the need is so great, they have doubled their commitment to 1600. Please include this ministry in your prayers.

Lenten Devotions

from Luther Seminary “My Song is Love Unknown” Lenten Devotions

Luther Seminary invites you to use their 2022 Lenten devotional, My Song is Love Unknown“.  The devotions are written by faculty members and alumni of the seminary.

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) Devotions
LSTC invites you to contemplate 40 Days of Climate Justice: A Lenten Devotional .  This is a celebration of the creativity and passion of the communities and people connected to the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving

You are invited you to study, pray, reflect and give with us during ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving  for our families, our neighbors and communities around the world.

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