Lenten Devotional 2018

Each year Pittsburgh Theological Seminary offers our free Advent and Lent devotionals as our gift to you! We invite you to read and listen to daily messages written by members of our community. Scroll down to learn more about the various ways you can read the daily Lent devotionals.

Lenten Resources

In addition to the daily devotionals below, you might also be interested in our newest resources for personal and corporate worship.

  • Big Book of Lent- Year 2 Multiple biblical passages from the daily lectionary, reflections based on those passages, and accompanying prayers based on each reflection
  • E-book Includes transcriptions from last year's Lent video series highlighting the research and writing for faculty and program directors
  • Blogs Read blog posts about Jesus fulfilling the meaning of his names, fasting, and forgiveness.
  • Sermon Provides inspiration on how to move your congregation from somber Lenten reflection to celebration of new life in the resurrected Christ
  • Slideshow Galilee to Golgotha Slideshow follows the Gospel of Luke’s account in taking you on a visual trip of the journey from Galilee to Jerusalem, the city of Jesus’ Passion
  • Hymns Lists both familiar and less familiar songs for enriching an expanding your congregation’s Lenten repertoire
  • Plus, additional resources from previous years include the "What is Lent?" video, Psalm 131 - Original Liturgical Translation, and a customizable PowerPoint.
  • Also, access sheet music of Easter songs perfect for the youth in your congregation who play wood wind instruments.

ACCESS THE 2018 LENTEN RESOURCE KIT

We invite you to join us live every Wednesday morning at 10:00 through March 28 on Facebook to hear from faculty and program directors as they discuss the lectionary, Lent practices, and their work at the Seminary. If you can't join us during the Coffee with the Dean conversations, no worries; the videos will also be posted on YouTube and linked from here. So check back often for new videos!

Coffee with the Dean - Lent Week 1 - Director of Continuing Education Helen Blier

 

Lenten Devotional 2018
 

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February 14, 2018 | The Rev. Mark Tidd | Online | PDF

February 15, 2018 | Fr. Eric McIntosh ’12 | Online | PDF

February 16, 2018 | The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Sterling ’88/’98 | Online | PDF

February 17, 2018 | Christin Thorpe | OnlinePDF

February 18, 2018 | The Rev. Dr. Heather Vacek | OnlinePDF

February 19, 2018 | The Rev. Jay Howell | OnlinePDF

February 20, 2018 | The Rev. Dr. Don Ewing ’72/’81 | OnlinePDF

February 21, 2018 | The Rev. Kimberly Greway | OnlinePDF

February 22, 2018 | The Rev. Mark Whitsel ’04 | OnlinePDF

February 23, 2018 | The Rev. Dr. Kenneth J. Woo | OnlinePDF

February 24, 2018 | Lisa Bunting | OnlinePDF

February 25, 2018 | The Rev. Charissa Howe ’14/’16 | OnlinePDF

February 26, 2018 | The Rev. Joseph Hedden ’97 | OnlinePDF

February 27, 2018 | The Rev. Buena Smith Dudley | OnlinePDF

February 28, 2018 | The Rev. Kendra Buckwalter Smith ’12/’13 | OnlinePDF

March 1, 2018 | The Rev. Walt Pietschmann ’90 | OnlinePDF

March 2, 2018 | The Rev. Lois Swestyn ’03 | OnlinePDF

March 3, 2018 | The Rev. Adam M. Davis | OnlinePDF

March 4, 2018 | Brenda Henry ’17 | OnlinePDF

March 5, 2018 | The Rev. Dr. R. Drew Smith | Online | Audio | PDF

March 6, 2018 | The Rev. Susan Blank ’15 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 7, 2018 | The Rev. Andy Greenhow | Online | Audio | PDF

March 8, 2018 | Fr. Antony Andrews | Online | Audio | PDF

March 9, 2018 | The Rev. Kellie Wild ’09 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 10, 2018 | Jane Larson ’17 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 11, 2018 | The Rev. Richard Wingfield ’02/’13 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 12, 2018 | The Rev. Dr. Cathy Brall | Online | Audio | PDF

March 13, 2018 | The Rev. Dr. Edwin Chr. van Driel | Online | Audio | PDF

March 14, 2018 | The Rev. Rebecca Hickok ’93 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 15, 2018 | Corey D. Rugh | Online | Audio | PDF

March 16, 2018 | Kimberly Gonxhe ’07 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 17, 2018 | Dr. Edith Humphrey | Online | Audio | PDF

March 18, 2018 | Robin Sharp | Online | Audio | PDF

March 19, 2018 | The Rev. Erin Davenport ’05 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 20, 2018 | Lori Arnold | Online | Audio | PDF

March 21, 2018 | Michelle Spomer | Online | Audio | PDF

March 22, 2018 | Dr. Helen Blier | Online | Audio | PDF

March 23, 2018 | The Rev. B. De Neice Welch ’04 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 24, 2018 | Dr. Scott Hagley | Online | Audio | PDF

March 25, 2018 | George Barr | Online | Audio | PDF

March 26, 2018 | The Rev. Karen Rohrer | Online | Audio | PDF

March 27, 2018 | Brandon Shaw | Online | Audio | PDF

March 28, 2018 | The Rev. Dr. Hunter Farrell  | Online | Audio | PDF

March 29, 2018 | Dr. Shan Overton | Online | Audio | PDF

March 30, 2018 | Dr. Tucker Ferda | Online | Audio | PDF

March 31, 2018 | The Rev. Brenda Barnes ’07 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 1, 2018 | The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian | Online | Audio | PDF


Daily Devotionals Delivered to your E-mail

New Subscribers:

  1. Visit PTS News Sign Up.
  2. Complete the required information and select Devotionals (Advent and Lent). Please note that other e-newsletters are available.
  3. Click “Subscribe”.

Existing Subscribers:

If you received the Lenten or Advent devotional last year, nothing further is required.

If you already receive e-news from the Seminary (President’s Communiqué, Alumni News, WMI, MUI, CPI, Museum, or Continuing Education), but not the Devotional, you will need to

  1. Click "Preferences" at the end of a PTS e-mail.
  2. Select "Devotionals (Advent and Lent)" and click "Update."
  3. Please note, if you would like to subscribe to the Devotional using a different e-mail from which you receive other Seminary e-newsletters, you will need to sign up using the “New Subscriber” instructions listed above.

For those with further questions or having difficulty signing up, please e-mail David Keys at dkeys@pts.edu.

Devotionals App

The Seminary's Advent and Lenten Devotionals are available through a free app for your Android or Apple device. Visit the Google Play Store or iTunes Store and search for "Devotions - Advent & Lent" or follow these link from your mobile device: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.pts.devotions (Android) or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/devotions-advent-lent/id945697533?ls=1&mt=8 (Apple).

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Devotionals to Print and Share

We also offer a printed version of the devotional that's great for sharing with your small church group. You can request a printed copy be mailed to you by e-mailing reception@pts.edu or calling 412-362-5610. DOWNLOAD THE 2018 LENTEN DEVOTIONAL

Devotionals for Your Website

Want to embed the Seminary's Advent devotional on your church's website? E-mail info@pts.edu and we'll send you the code! The content will automatically load and be displayed for each day.

Past Years

Lent Devotional 2017
Lent Devotional 2016
Lent Devotional 2015
Lent Devotional 2014

Advent Devotional 2017
Advent Devotional 2016
Advent Devotional 2015
Advent Devotional 2014
Advent Devotional 2013
Advent Devotional 2012
Advent Devotional 2011
Advent Devotional 2010
Advent Devotional 2009
Advent Devotional 2008

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