Lent Preparation

January 2-4, 2023

At St. Andrew Lutheran, West Fargo

A Lenten Series on:

Jesus Came to Serve You: Christ’s Passion according to St. Matthew

Presenter:  Rev. David C. Fleming DOXOLOGY’s Executive Director of Spiritual Care
and Associate Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, MI

Remember: Ash Wed is February 22, 2023       Easter is April 9, 2023                            

                        Time to Rest, Reflect, and Re-create.

Our time together will be worth 1.6 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) available upon request.

  • Monday, January 2, 2023
    • 12-1:00 pm     Registration
    • 1:00-5pm        Session 1 = .4CEU
  •  Tuesday, January 3, 2023
    • 8:30-Noon      Session 2 = .4 CEU
    • Lunch on your own
    • 1:00-5pm        Session 3 = .4CEU
    • Evening Free
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2023
    • 8:30-Noon       Session 4 = .4CEU

Matthew recorded Jesus’ words, “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and give His life as a ransom for all.” We’ll revel in Matthew’s account of our Lord’s Passion which intricately weaves the salvific work of Christ, the desperate failure of man, and the richness of Jesus’ mercy. We’ll divide the Passion into five sections with a question from each section as the focal point. Attendees will join in studying these texts, receive outlines and detailed suggestions for midweek sermons, and delight in the mutual conversation and consolation of the brothers.

  •  “Is it I, Lord?”
  • “Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?”
  • “Are you the Christ, the Son of God?”
  • “Are you the King of the Jews?”
  • “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

We’ll also explore the texts for Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter.


Rev. David C. Fleming

Rev. David C. Fleming serves as Executive Director of Spiritual Care for DOXOLOGY: the Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel. He also serves as Associate Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

He’s authored preaching resources for CPH, Concordia Pulpit Resources, and the Northern Illinois District. He’s spoken at the Good Shepherd Institute; pastoral conferences in the Oklahoma, Michigan, Central Illinois, and Northern Illinois Districts; and at several Doxology events. He’s written on pastoral care for children of divorce and for the lonely. He’s also explored the use of faithful art and the use of story in serving souls.

      Pastor Fleming was a graduate assistant in Pastoral Ministry at Concordia Theological Seminary and has served as a pastor in the LCMS since 1987. He and Jo, his wife, have three adult children and three granddaughters.


Location: St. Andrew Lutheran Church | 1005 1st Street East, West Fargo, ND 58078 | standrewlcms.org

Registration cost: $100 payable to LCMS North Dakota District

Some motels in the area: 

  • Microtel                      701- 446-8989             705 Main Ave W, West Fargo, ND
  • Super 8                        701-297-2970             825 Main Ave E, West Fargo, ND
  • Homewood Suites       701-555-5800 ‎              825 E Beaton Dr, West Fargo, ND
  • Double Tree                701 551-0120              825 E Beaton Dr, West Fargo, ND
  • Element                      701- 478-5333             925 19th Ave E, West Fargo, ND
  • Four Points                  701-364-0000             5064 23rd Ave S, Fargo

Registration is necessary.  Please email or call Clark Jahnke as soon as possible.

701-282-4195 | pastorjahnke@standrewlcms.org

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