It begins with ashes on our foreheads.  It ends at the foot of an empty cross and before a tomb with a stone that has been rolled away. The time between is in invitation to grow and reflect upon how God is at work in our lives. It is a time of preparation; a time of equipping. The disciplines of Lent support our growth toward maturity in Christ Jesus.   The rhythm of Lent includes our Sunday Worship and our Wednesday worship services. This space will provide further tools. Like marks on a path through the woods–you are free to go your own way. Explore and experience God’s restoration throughout this season. But, in case you get lost, come and find us here. Let us help point you the right direction.

Lent In A Bag – a weekly interactive activity and devotion for the whole family, based on The Jesus Storybook Bible.  Originally used during Children’s Church in Contemporary Worship, there are several extra available.  Please visit the Family Life Center on Sunday morning.  If you would prefer to make your own, you can access the devotional to print at home, supply list, and directions here:  Lent In A Bag.

Journey to Easter with The Jesus Storybook Bible – updated for 2019, includes: Intro letter from Sally Lloyd-Jones; daily reading plan; illustrated JSB quote to print and hang; “It was love” coloring page.

Daily Devotional for Adults –  Dr. Gemechis Buba and Bishop Paull Spring have published a daily devotional for the North American Lutheran Church.  Available in print, daily text message, daily email, through the NALC’s App Walk of Faith, or daily Facebook Messenger subscription.  For additional details or to subscribe, please click here – I Am God – You are my People.


*For additional information about the 2019 Lenten Season at St. John’s Lutheran Church, please visit: