Join Us for Lent in 2021

Join Us for Lent in 2021

Ash Wednesday

The season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Our 7:30 pm Zoom worship included confession, assurance, Holy Communion, and a rite for remembering our cross-shaped life in Christ. (As our worship took place on Zoom, there was no imposition of ashes.)

Thursday Lenten Study Series

Starting on February 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm, Pastor Kathleen Reed will lead “Letters, Papers, and Perspectives from Prison,” a five-week study series over Zoom. We will read and discuss writings from prison by St. Paul, Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and others. Study materials will be made digitally accessible for free. For more information, contact Pastor Kathleen.

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Online Devotionals for Lent

Looking to enhance your Lenten study and reflection with an online devotional? Consider one of these options:

  • UniLu member Jessica Chicka coordinates the daily email devotional for Marsh Chapel at Boston University. “Spiritual Provisions: Sustenance for the Soul” is this year’s theme. Sign up on the Marsh Chapel website.
  • UniLu alumna Kathryn Schifferdecker, professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, is one of the contributors to the seminary’s 2021 Lent devotional, Awesome Mystery.  Sign up on the Luther Seminary website.
  • Lutherans Restoring Creation, whose leaders include UniLu alums Paul Santmire and Barbara Rossing, offers suggestions for integrating creation care into your Lenten practices.
  • ELCA World Hunger offers both a five-session Lent study and a daily calendar with suggestions for reflection, prayer, study, and more on the ELCA World Hunger Lenten resources page.
  • Lent of Liberation is a new devotional that invites readers to learn more about the brutal institution of slavery and its impact on Black people in America. This paperback book is also available electronically for both Kindle and Nook devices.