Forty Days


Tomorrow we enter into our Lenten journey by way of Ash Wednesday. Ashen crosses will mark our foreheads reminding us that we are dust and to dust we will return. It’s not unlike the cross marked on our heads at baptism. Both make us aware of our finitude and our mortality. More importantly, both communicate God’s promise that death will not have the final word. So we wander through these forty days not necessarily knowing where we’ll find ourselves at any given moment, but trusting in the way of Jesus. Trusting that we will arrive not only at the cross, but also at an empty tomb.

I invite you to journey through Lent in worship and fellowship! Check out the opportunities and resources below:

  • Ashes to Go – Can’t make it to Ash Wednesday worship? Pastor Steve Schmidt of Hope Lutheran and I will be on campus near the library from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. for the imposition of ashes.
  • Ash Wednesday Fellowship and Worship
  • Midweek Lenten Services
  • Lenten Devotional – I had the honor of contributing to Luther Seminary’s God Pause Lenten Devotional, “Oh, Love, How Deep”, along with two other students and three professors from the Old Testament department.
  • Additional Opportunities for Regular Fellowship
    • Lectio Divina – Mondays at 10:00 a.m. in the SUB (email me for room information)
    • College Bible Study – Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. in City Brew near Q’doba (facilitated by Pastor Lindean Barnett Christenson of Christ the King)

God’s peace,
Annie Langseth
Serving as LCM Intern Pastor