Lent Devotional 2019

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

In addition to the daily Lenten devotionals below, we also offer the Lenten Resource Kit which includes:

  • Weekly video interviews with members of the PTS community discussing Lent, Easter, and Lectionary passages. These Coffee with the Dean segments with the Rev. Dr. Heather Vacek and colleagues will be released each Wednesday.
  • The Big Book of Lent, including previous year's devotionals addressing additional Lectionary passages 
  • Blogs and sermons by Professors and Pastors at PTS
  • Questions kids ask about Lent and Easter
  • Recipes for Easter breads
  • Liturgy and music suggestions

Access the 2019 Lenten Resource Kit

 

2019 Daily Lent Devotionals

 

Download the 2019 Lent Devotional PDF

This year's devotional is a ministry of the Class of 2018 with additional contributions by student and alumnae/i leaders. A special thanks to Deb Burgess '06 and the Rev. Andy Greenhow, executive assistant to the president and secretary to the Board, for recording this year's audio files.

March 6, 2019 | Michael Ondrick | Online | Audio | PDF

March 7, 2019 | Gary Glasser | Online | Audio | PDF

March 8, 2019 | The Rev. Angela Rishell '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 9, 2019 | Christopher Graham Jr.' 18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 10, 2019 | Robin Sharp '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 11, 2019 | The Rev. Michele Ward '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 12, 2019 | The Rev. Jay Howell '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 13, 2019 | The Rev. Lezley J. Stewart '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 14, 2019 | The Rev. David Schell '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 15, 2019 | The Rev. Judith McMillan '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 16, 2019 | Ryan Lucas' 18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 17, 2019 | The Rev. Jennifer L. Stroud '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 18, 2019 | The Rev. Debbie Smith '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 19, 2019 | The Rev. C. Mark Scott '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 20, 2019 | The Rev. Dr. Marjorie Davis '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 21, 2019 | Michael Clark '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 22, 2019 | The Rev. Amy Jun '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 23, 2019 | Robin Sharp '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 24, 2019 | PJ Pfeuffer '12/'18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 25, 2019 | The Rev. Colin Pritchard '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 26, 2019 | M. Courtenay Willcox '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 27, 2019 | The Rev. John Cowie '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 28, 2019 | The Rev. Luke Farwell '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 29, 2019 | Daniel J. DeBrucker '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 30, 2019 | Victoria (Tor) Voller '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

March 31, 2019 | Benjamin Rumbaugh '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 1, 2019 | Roderick (Rick) Mason '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 2, 2019 | Frances Lin '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 3, 2019 | Sara Lawson '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 4, 2019 | The Rev. Lori Walters '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 5, 2019 | The Rev. Joshua Fisher '14/'18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 6, 2019 | The Rev. Jennifer L. Stroud '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 7, 2019 | The Rev. Graham McWilliams '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 8, 2019 | Corey D. Rugh '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 9, 2019 | The Rev. Jon Chillinsky '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 10, 2019 | Sr. Moonkyung Park '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 11, 2019 | The Rev. Brenda Barnes '07/'18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 12, 2019 | The Rev. Marty Neal '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 13, 2019 | Joanne Spence | Online | Audio | PDF

April 14, 2019 | Ciera (Cici) James  | Online | Audio | PDF

April 15, 2019 | Fr. Jim D. King '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 16, 2019 | The Rev. Joshua Fisher '14/'18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 17, 2019 | The Rev. Robert V. Ellson '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 18, 2019 | The Rev. Joel Peterson '18 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 19, 2019 | The Rev. Dr. John Welch ’02 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 20, 2019 | The Rev. Carolyn Cranston ’99 | Online | Audio | PDF

April 21, 2019 | The Rev. Joseph Hedden Jr. ’97 | 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 Lent 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. Follow the link in the e-mail sent from GoDaddy with the subject line "Edit your subscription to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary."
  3. Select "Devotionals (Advent and Lent)" and click "Update."
  4. 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 2019 Lent Devotional PDF

Devotionals for Your Website

Want to embed the Seminary's Lent 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 2018
Lent Devotional 2017
Lent Devotional 2016
Lent Devotional 2015
Lent Devotional 2014

Advent Devotional 2018
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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