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Lenten Vespers: On the Journey
7:15 pm Wednesdays in Lent

“On the Journey” is the theme for the Wednesday evening worship experiences during Lent. Pastors from New Castle County ELCA congregations will be guest preachers at each worship service. Stories that include the number 40 will be the focus for each week.

Mentioned 146 times in Scripture, the number 40 generally symbolizes a period of testing, trial or probation. The number forty can also represent the length of a generation. 

Wednesday, March 8

Journey on the high seas with Noah and the animals on the ark for 40 days and nights as the rain fell from the skies. The Rev. Linda Gunderson, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church


Wednesday, March 15

Journey out into the barren desert with Jesus for 40 days and nights as he fasted and was tempted by the devil. The Rev. Scott Maxwell, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church


Wednesday, March 22

Journey to the land of milk and honey with the spies for 40 days as they check out the land that God promised them as an inheritance. The Rev. Tara Magoon, Grace Lutheran Church


Wednesday, March 29

Journey out into the wilderness for 40 years with the Israelite people, as they learn what it means to no longer be enslaved. The Rev. Kathy Ierien, The Lutheran Church of the Good


Wednesday, April 5

Journey up the mountain at Sinai with Moses where he dwells for 40 days and nights,
ultimately receiving God’s Law – the 10 Commandments. The Rev. Melissa Lemons, Zion
Lutheran Church

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