Ash Wednesday (2/17) kicks off the 40 days before Easter, known as Lent. At Redemption we have traditionally participated in this rhythm in the church calendar and we are going to lean into this season together again this year.
In the early Church, Lent was an intense period of preparation for baptism on Easter. The tradition has evolved over the centuries and has come to be a time of preparation for Easter focused on prayer, fasting, and giving. It is a wonderfully reflective time of repentance and contemplation that focuses us on Jesus and the sacrifice he made on the cross. We are invited again to journey with Christ in the wilderness, to the cross and ultimately into new life and hope.
As a community, we want to use this time to release, listen and discern. We are inviting you into two weeks of releasing, two weeks of listening, and two weeks of discerning. We are taking this season collectively to release- where we’ve been, listen to the Lord, ourselves, each other and discern where that leads us next. We are communally seeking God together.
The Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Prayer of Thanksgiving is explained by our very own Youth Director, Alex!
- Lent Prayer Practices for Kids
Our Kids Ministry team has developed ways for you to practice these same prayer practices with your children.
Join us in a communal fast each Wednesday during Lent. As we are able to, we give up food for breakfast and lunch to focus our full attention on God. You are invited to connect with the community for prayer and support on zoom on fast days during:
Morning Prayer – 7am- set our intention for the day
Midday Prayer – 12:15pm- reset our focus on the daily intention
Evening Reflection – 5:15pm- reflect on how we saw God at work
Zoom Link for All Wednesday Prayer Points:
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Each week we will have multiple opportunities to connect in community.
Saturday, April 3rd at 7:30am
Shop, prepare, and serve breakfast to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. See team detail and sign up here.
These Connections Happen Every Week:
Playdates: For kids 5 years old and under (and their parents)
Bring out those new babies we haven’t met yet!
Wednesdays 3pm – Pinkley Park
Hosted by Lindsey Loomis & Chelsea Gottschling.
Fridays 10am –12pm- Balearic Park
Hosted by Valerie Hass and Jessica Rollison
Saturdays 9am -Canyon Park
Hosted by Joey Nargizian
Playdates: For elementary age kids (and their parents)
Mondays at the Beach- 8am- Tower 24 at Blackies
Hosted by Alissa Beamish
Wednesdays 2PM Lindbergh School Park
Hosted by Allison Sanden
6th graders and up
Youth Group- Middle Schoolers- Thursdays- 6:30-8pm
Hosted by Jenny and Erik Paulson
Text Alex for the address- 703-217-9956
@ HQ 1718 Monrovia Ave.
Youth Group- High Schoolers
Hosted by Alex Marrs and the High School Leaders
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Good Friday – a gathering for our church family to honor the death of Christ as we prepare for new life.
Join us Friday, April 2 at 5:30pm at the Redemption HQ. Individual dinners will be served as we break the Holy Week fast together. A family worship service will follow dinner.
Please RSVP by Monday 3/29 so we can have a meal count.
Join us for Easter Sunday as we step into resurrection life as a church family.
10am at the Redemption HQ.
- Personal Retreat Guide- in case you missed our retreat & want to do one on your own!
- Neighborhood Prayer Walk Guides – this is a great resource if you plan to host your own!
- Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times
by Soong Chan Ra
- Welcoming Prayer Coloring Page