NEW TOTAL LENT PROGRAM: A Long, Long Road Back to Love

This Lenten series, based on the parable of the Prodigal Son, provides an inspiring intergenerational Lenten experience. Many resources are provided to make an inclusive, energizing experience for presenters and parishioners/visitors. The Children’s Mission Moments, Talking Hats, give special attention to children as adults listen in. Chancel dramas give volunteer actors a chance to live out the story concepts as well as share them with others. The messages provide the pastor or deacon or layperson a starting place for customizing a message that fits their audience. My congregation has used one of Pastor Arley Fadness’ Lenten Series in the past, and I am excited that we may have this new resource to use in the future!
—Deacon Laura Lee Campbell, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Spearfish, South Dakota
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Lent Congregational Resources

These comprehensive resources will provide everything the busy pastor needs to plan and prepare for the busy Advent and Christmas seasons. Children’s programs, children’s sermons, dramas, preaching aids... the list goes on...More Resources...

Lent/Easter Worship

Make the worship celebrations of your congregation unique and extra special with these resources that will strengthen and reinforce the faith of the people in the pews....More Worship...

Cycle A Lent Sermons

Get the help you deserve (if you need it). Seeing the breadth and variety of Cycle A sermons here will give you confidence knowing that you have backup if you need it....More Cycle A Sermons...


Lent/Easter Dramas

A broad selection of readers’ theater, monologues, dialogues, and plays are all available to assist any size congregation during Lent and Easter. Browse our offerings for the perfect resources to enhance your Lent and Easter seasons....More Dramas & Plays...

Lent/Easter Children's Resources

If you're looking for something different for the children of your church, see the creative resources from CSS. From skits and plays to children's sermons, you'll find something that connects....More Children's resources...

Lent/Easter Sermons

Should you preach from the planned lections or do something different? CSS has a broad array of sermons and preaching resources for lectionary, seasonal and non-lectionary preaching perspectives....More Lent Sermons...


NEW from John Krahn: Love — It's the Greatest!

John Krahn’s newest book, Love — It’s the Greatest!, is not a theological treatment of love, but a practical guide to better understand this amazing gift from God. Paul’s wonderful love poem in 1 Corinthians 13 comes alive in all its facets in Krahn’s latest work.

Paul defines the meaning of love for all time. Perhaps the most famous chapter in all of Christian scripture, it is chosen by couples more than any other passage to be read on their wedding day.  A deeper understanding of love leads to stronger relationships of all kinds....More info...

Stewardship Resources

While it's not the most favorite topic of pastors, stewardship is definitely one of the most important jobs of the church. CSS helps ease the pain of talking about money and gifts (financial and spiritual) with a diverse range of practical resources...
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Children's Sermons and Resources

Check out the vast array of children's resources published by CSS Publishing Company. Get the help you need in communicating with the toughest to reach and most important demographic in your congregation.
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Special Occasion Sermons

This collection from David Rogne presents a great opportunity for pastors and congregations to connect faith to their everyday lives. Sermons include:
  • Stewardship Sunday
       Increasing the Joy
  • World Communion Sunday
       Communion by the Sea
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