Spring Up, O Well! - Lent 2022 at LCR

The Season of Lent—Spring Up, O Well!


Perhaps the most misunderstood season of the church year Lent.  Often times seen as a time to be somber and downcast, it actually means “spring,” and is a time for Christian growth and dare we say...Joy!   This year Lent begins on Ash Wednesday - March 2nd.  


We have a few surprises this year so mark your calendars and plan to join us each Wednesday in March (and partly into April) as we find joy in this season of growth. 


  • Soup Suppers at 5:15 pm!  Come and share your favorite soup and fellowship!



  • Worship for all generations at 6:00 pm



  • Special breakouts for our children and youth


  • Wednesday Night Live for 4th - 7th grade at 7:00 pm
  • EDGE for 8th - 12th grade at 7:30 pm



  • LCR's Lenten Café, an intentional space to enjoy some downtime or connect with others, featuring complimentary hot beverages and snacks!


LCR's Lenten Café


Ash Wednesday will be the launch of LCR's Lenten Café!  The “Café” will offer complimentary premium hot beverages, pop, and water, snacks, and space to either gather and visit together or just simply sit and enjoy some downtime. We plan to have cards, games and perhaps a puzzle or two available! We are excited for you to join us, and we hope that you will help us by sharing this opportunity with others.

Clean fresh water is a gift that enables life to flourish. A well placed and functioning well can also bring life to a community, as it promotes safety and opens up a variety of activities.


As we enjoy a simple soup supper this year on Wednesdays during Lent, we invite you to consider supporting our efforts to build a new clean well for Camp Chisomo in Malawi. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for this effort, and to drill a new well this very summer!


UPDATE: The Living Legacy Fund will MATCH donations up to $2500 for this project!


Update 3/24 - Our Goal of $5,000 has been met, through your donations and the Living Legacy Match! Let's keep the blessings flowing through Lent - every dollar you give will go to help the kids at Camp Chisomo!

You can donate to the well online: https://lcrmarion.org/giving.html; click donate and select "Lent Water Well; OR donate via Venmo - @lcrmarion (Resurrection Lutheran) and specify "WELL" in the comments.

This year, opt in to receive a daily text message with a verse and a thought for the day from Pastor Jeff. Opt in by signing up HERE  and select "Seasonal Daily Devotions" OR drop us a line at office@LCRMarion.org.

We will have printed copies of the verses of the day and Pastor Jeff's thoughts available at the church on Ash Wednesday.

Download a printable copy of Pastor Jeff's daily devotions HERE.

The daily messages are based on a devotional from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  You can access more content here:
Download and/or print the full devotional HERE.
The devotionals can be accessed via the website as text or audio. Continue to scroll down the page for information about signing up for the daily email, downloading their app, or interacting on social media.


The PTS daily devotional is also available below.

Daily Lent Devotional from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary