2024 Lent Series Service Plan

Since our completion of our six year Small Catechism Lent run-through we are free this year to do a new series. This year our focus will be on “Spiritual Contemplation of Christ’s Suffering”. The Lutheran fathers found that the most profitable use of our Lord’s Passion was one that involved a focus that this is what Christ has done “for me”. It wasn’t about evoking horrific sighs at gore, or emotional overreactions, but about strengthening faith. This series seeks to do just that. This series is largely based upon the framework of John Gerhard that he puts out in his “Explanation of the history of the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ” which has been published by Repristination Press

A companion devotion will also be released by the end of January (hopefully mid-January). The devotions will be available also as a podcast. The devotions will include one day a week of focus on the virtues of Christ shown in the passion which we should emulate as Christians (the final part of Gerhard’s framework).

The Service Plan for this series is based around the use of Vespers for midweek services. Hymn numbers are based upon Lutheran Service Book

Ash Wednesday – 2/14/24 – Use Normal Propers

Lent Midweek 1 – 2/21/24

Obedience of Christ for our Righteousness  

Opening Hymn 562

Psalm 16

Office Hymn 438


Isaiah 50:5-10

Romans 5:1-21

John 6:35-40

Closing Hymn 556

Lent Midweek 2 – 2/28/24

Christ’s suffering as payment and sacrifice for sin

Opening Hymn 439:1-8

Psalm 103

Office Hymn 568


Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Galatians 3:10-14

John 3:13-21

Closing Hymn 439:9-15

Lent Midweek 3 – 3/6/24

God Himself punished Christ

Opening Hymn 440

Psalm 22

Office Hymn 438


Zechariah 13:1-9

Acts 4:23-31

Mark 14:26-50

Closing Hymn 555

Lent Midweek 4 – 3/13/24

Christ’s suffering as proof of God’s love for us

Opening Hymn 430

Psalm 85

Office Hymn 571


Hosea 14:1-9

1 John 4:7-21

John 15:1-17

Closing Hymn 746

Lent Midweek 5 – 3/20/24

As Christ suffered, so shall we

Opening Hymn 756

Psalm 119:65-72

Office Hymn 685


Job 1:6-22

1 Peter 4:12-19

John 15:18-16:4

Closing Hymn 724

Holy Week – Use Normal Propers

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