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 2023 midweek Lenten services

Based on the theme “Christian Questions with Their Answers” drawn from Luther’s Small Catechism, LCMS Worship provides suggestions for liturgy, psalms, readings, hymns and collects to use during 2023 midweek Lenten services. Starter thoughts and suggestions for sermons are included.

The following propers can be used for the offices of Vespers, Evening Prayer or for the Divine Service. Ash Wednesday is its own day, with possible preaching themes and handles provided. Communion hymns are provided for those observing the Divine Service.

The Christian Questions with Their Answers (CQ/A) from Luther’s Small Catechism provide a wealth of teaching for those desiring to come to the Lord’s feast for forgiveness and the strengthening of faith.

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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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Holy Week/Easter Media Kits for Congregational Use

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

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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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