You may be thinking “It’s a little late now for this,” but church leaders have a lot to plan for Lent.  Sunday themes, midweek themes, Holy Week coming up.  There are still group devotions and bibles studies and you may find yourself in a pinch to come up with materials for other meetings and events.

Or perhaps you are not a church leader but just looking for some focused Lenten devotions and studies this Lent for yourself and/or your family.

Here are a few options:


Set Free by Truth

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and leaders from The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada have prepared a series of Lent devotions titled “Set Free By Truth.”

The devotion theme addresses truth and racial justice, reflecting on the challenges facing churches in North America today.


Season of Hope- Lent 2018

Lutheran World Relief has created a collection of weekly devotionals written by Lutherans in the U.S. and LWR staff around the world reflecting on their faith, which calls them to proclaim hope for those in need.

Luther Seminary

Luther Seminary invites you to use the 2018 Lenten devotional, “Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow” for personal or congregational use throughout the Lenten season.


ELCA World Hunger Appeal Faces of Christ

Participants will dive deeply into who/how Jesus is for us, with us and among us today.


Daily Discipleship Bible Studies for Lent Year B

This is a series of easy to use bible studies based on the Lectionary.


Augsburg Fortress Devotional

It’s also not too late to order this year’s Lenten Devotional “You Are the Way.”  This beautiful, full-color devotional explores one or more “I am” sayings of Jesus during each week in Lent. Each reading is accompanied by a photo, a quote to ponder, reflection, and prayer. The accessible and colorful form makes it easy to incorporate a simple Christian observance into your Lenten journey.

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About The Rev. Dr. Joelle Colville-Hanson

The Rev. Dr. Joelle Colville-Hanson has been Director for Evangelical Mission, ELCA for the Northeastern Iowa Synod since late 2013. Part of her job description is to help leaders and congregations use social media and other digital means for outreach and mission. She writes and edits this blog as well as runs the social media accounts for the synod.