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“From Ashes to Easter,” the devotional for the 2016 Lenten season based on Year II of the Lutheran Book of Worship,  is now available to download. Written by the Rev. Dr. David Wendel, NALC Assistant to the Bishop for Ministry and Ecumenism, the devotional is available in two printable formats:

  • 8.5″ x 11″ folded (5.5″ x 8.5″) booklet designed for two-sided printing on letter-sized paper
  • 8.5″ x 11″ large print version for one- or two-sided printing on letter-sized paper

In addition to the Lenten devotional, Dr. Wendel has created a Lenten discipline “action guide” that can be used in conjunction with the devotional.

If you would like to receive the 2016 Lenten devotional material as a daily text message/email, please text LENT to 614-333-0334.

Download your 2015 Lenten devotional materials by clicking on any link below:

Note for printing two-sided booklets: This PDF is designed to be printed out as single two-up pages and then photocopied as a two-sided document before folding into a booklet. On some copiers you need to alternate the top orientation of the originals before you print two-sided. In other words, the page numbers need to be at the bottom for the first sheet, at the top for the second sheet, and so forth. Please do a test before running a large batch. If you plan to print two-sided copies directly from the PDF file, you will have to check your printer settings to see if there is a way to alternate the orientation of every other page. If not, you will end up with the reverse side of each sheet being “upside-down.”

You also may sign up to receive the Lenten devotional material as a daily text or email message.

  • To receive a daily Lenten devotional text message, text LENT to 614-333-0334.

Daily Intentional Response and Action Step

As we journey through Lent from Ashes to Easter, spend time by intentionally cultivating relationships with God and each other. Together with the “From Ashes to Easter” devotional,” pray for the person listed each day. Then intentionally take time to write a note, text, email, Instagram or Facebook that person. If you choose to use social media, please use #ashestoeaster to help us track this initiative. Blessings on the journey!

Those not participating in the daily text/email program may download and follow along with the Intentional Response and Action Step Guide by clicking on the link below.