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 2024 midweek Lenten services

Based on the 2023 LCMS Convention theme “We Preach Christ Crucified,” LCMS Worship provides suggestions for liturgy, psalms, readings, hymns and collects to use during 2024 midweek Lenten services. Starter thoughts and suggestions for sermons are included.

The following propers have been selected for use with Vespers. Where Evening Prayer is used, the first hymn may be omitted or shifted elsewhere. No propers have been provided for Ash Wednesday or the days of Holy Week and Easter, when the usually appointed propers should be used.

Sermon suggestions have been provided for Ash Wednesday to help connect texts to the overarching theme. Collects may be taken from the previous Sunday. The suggested hymns are from Lutheran Service Book.


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New Lent and Easter Media Kits for Congregational Use

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

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Children’s coloring book for Easter Vigil

LCMS Worship — Children's Coloring Book for the Easter Vigil — God's Story of SalvationLCMS Worship is pleased to offer a children’s coloring book to help your children follow along at the Easter Vigil. This special Divine Service — which includes fire, movement, stories, music, special decorations and dynamic lighting — is an ideal learning environment for children, who learn by seeing, hearing, touching and doing.

The beautiful coloring pages will also engage your child in the service both physically and visually. You can download and print the entire coloring book as a PDF. Each coloring page is also available as a separate PDF.

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Downloadable Church Art

Church art collectionThe Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod offers these photographs in service to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We encourage our congregations and schools to use these photographs to that end.

These photographs remain the intellectual property of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and may not be used to fundraise or sell products.

To credit these photographs, please use: "Photo courtesy of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod."

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Lent resources from Concordia Publishing House

Promised Treasures Promised Treasures, the 2023 Lenten series from Concordia Publishing House, is a downloadable resource with fully customizable resources for the pastor and musician, designed to lead the Christian congregation through the season of Lent in preparation for the Easter celebration.

The series includes coordinated Daily Devotion booklets and standard-size bulletin covers that may be used to enrich the worship of those congregations using this series.

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Lent resources from LCMS seminaries

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

  • Lenten Devotional — Saints of the Passion
    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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