Not Counting Sundays–a Lenten Journey of 40 Days

From the ELCIC Worship Committee

David Kaiser who is a retired ELCIC pastor began to write poems for each day in Lent while working at the Lutheran Seminary in Hong Kong in 2002. A few years later, he asked Frank Armistead, also an ELCIC pastor and an artist to create illustrations. This book, “Not Counting Sundays – A Lenten Journey of 40 Days”, combines Frank’s artwork and David’s poetry in a  meditative journey through the 40 days of Lent, reflecting the 40 year journey of the Israelites through the wilderness.  It is a rather unique resource for the Lenten season.

This is Not Counting Sundays PDF–a PDF of his book for you. While the book is for sale, David would like as many people as possible to have access to it. If others might appreciate this, please feel free to send the PDF on to them.

When you open the PDF in a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat, the book will display best if you set the View -> Page View  to Two-Page View and turn on Show Cover Page in Two-Page View.

Printed copies are available through at these links: softcover NCS or hardcover NCS . They can also be ordered for reduced cost by sending an email to, or  but shipping time might be longer.