New Promise Lutheran Church is to be a vital, Christ-centered witness to all God's people—reaching out through the ministries of worship and sacrament, services and education "for building up the body of Christ." (Ephesians 4:11-13)
This devotional guide is provided by Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.
Resources for Lent
This devotional guide is provided by The Lutheran Hour Ministries of St. Louis, MO.
What are the origins of Lent? Check out this article from sharefaith.com.
Lent is an Anglo-Saxon term meaning “Spring.” As early as the mid-fourth century, Christians have observed a time of preparation before the Easter celebration. The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts for 40 days. The forty days of Lent recall the 40 day fast of Jesus in the wilderness after his baptism and Moses' 40 day fast on Mount Sinai. It is a time of simplicity and preparation.
Principal Themes of Lent:
Preparation for baptism at Easter
Prayer, fasting, and service
Confession of sin rooted in the promise of God that comes through the cross of Christ
Want a place to share with others about your Lenten experience? Check out LivingLutheran.com.
Want some suggestions for kids’ Lenten activities? Check out this article form livestrong.com.