Lent Resources

Lent Worship Resources

Worship Ministry   •   The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

Lenten resources for LCMS pastors and congregations as they prepare to observe this penitential season and reach out to their communities with the Gospel in preparation for Easter.

Suggestions for 2021 midweek Lenten Services

Simple suggestions for liturgy, psalms, and hymns from Lutheran Service Book. This series makes use of the Passion History found in the LSB Altar Book (p. 487–500) and available in Lutheran Service Builder. Starter thoughts and suggestions for sermons are included.

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Holy Week/Easter Media Kits for Congregational Use

The items in these kits may be personalized with the local parish’s information.

Jesus Has Won  Holy Week Media Kit 2019


Downloadable Church Art

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Lent Resources from Concordia Publishing House


Lent Resources from our Seminaries

  • Lenten Sermon Series — “O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High”
    Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
    Designed to aid pastors in their preparations for Lenten midweek services. Dr. Thomas Egger, Concordia Seminary’s Gustav and Sophie Butterbach Professor of Exegetical Theology and chairman of the Department of Exegetical Theology, authored the materials.
  • Lenten Devotional — Saints of the Passion
    Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.
    The Augsburg Confession says, “the memory of saints may be set before us, that we may follow their faith and good works” (AC XXI). This devotion is organized by the CTSFW students to do exactly that by following two saints each week through these next 40 days of Lent. Each week’s lesson will be about two saints of the passion—those who, in some way, participated in the passion of our Lord.


Lent Resources from Lutheran Hour Ministries

  • The Marks of Love — Lenten Devotions
    Following the narrative of Mark’s Gospel, The Marks of Love explores the life and ministry of Jesus. The tragedy of Golgotha is met with the triumph of the resurrection on Easter morning. Along the way, we learn of Jesus’ deep compassion for those He loved and served, including those who put Him to death.

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