Experience Lent With Us

We invite you to join with millions of believers around the globe as we observe a season called Lent. Lent is a time of focused repentance and reflection that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends right before Easter.

Resources for Making the Most of Lent

We want to prepare our hearts and minds for this Lent season by reading the same passage of John and devotionals each day.  Then, when we gather for worship, around the dinner table, or in our Small Churches, we can share with one another how we are hearing from God; listening with other listeners. You can start it anytime you want but we would love to time it so that we are all doing it together for the 49 Days before Good Friday.

The devotionals will be delivered daily via email on Monday – Friday with Saturday and Sunday off.   Sign up today!

For many, the best way to interact with these devotionals is by using the free Church Center App which is linked to our Planning Center database.  You can download the app Here

Read With Others
To join the reading plan  along with others click on this link.
Subscribe to the Daily Reading Group



What is Lent? 

Here’s an article from CRU that gives a quick snapshot of why the Church has observed Lent for the past 2,000 years.


Why Is Good Friday Good?

Here’s an article on why we call one of the darkest moments in human history, “Good Friday.”


Lent Playlist

Some of our favorite songs that keep us focused on Christ during Lent.

Sermon Resources

Peace Even After – Peace is possible even after a fall.

Ash Wednesday, February 22

Ash Wednesday is the start of a season called Lent where followers of Christ intentionally refocus their hearts and minds on confession, forgiveness and reconciliation.  Join us as we begin the journey of Lent with an Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, February 22.

In-Person Service (LOCATION CHANGE)

We will have a live, in-person service at Emmanuel Studios at 7:00pm. The evening will include worship, teaching, the imposition of ashes, and is open to families with kids all ages.

Online Live Stream Service

Join our live stream on YouTube

Palm Sunday, April 2

This service starts Holy Week and is a highlight of the year as we commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem with songs of worship and a Palm Processional with our ECC Kids.  You won’t want to miss it!

In-Person Services

Palm Sunday services will be offered at our regular service times of 9:00 and 10:30am live, in-person at the Shoreview Community Center.

Online Services

Online services will be available starting at 7:00am right here on our website, on YouTube, or at 10:00am on Facebook.com/emmanuelcovenant.  Invite your friends!

Good Friday Services, April 7

On Good Friday we will commemorate one of history’s darkest moments, and celebrate all that God accomplished through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

In-Person Services

This year we will be offering Good Friday services at the Shoreview Community Center on Friday, April 7th at 5:00pm and 6:30pm.

Online Live Stream Service

A link to our online services will be available right here on Good Friday for our online viewers starting at 4:50pm.


Easter Sunday, April 9

Celebrate Easter with us!

In-Person Services

This year we will be offering in-person services at the Shoreview Community Center at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30am.  Come early.

Online Services

Online Easter services will be available starting at 7:00am right here on our website, on YouTube, or at Facebook.com/emmanuelcovenant.

Almsgiving for Lent

Emmanuel Children’s Home

Almsgiving is the act of giving to those in need as a tangible expression of Christian love. This year the focus of our giving is going toward the Emmanuel Children’s Home in Juarez, Mexico.  Emmanuel Children’s Home is an oasis of hope in one of the world’s most dangerous cities.  They provide a loving, safe, and God-centered home for some of Juarez’s most vulnerable children.

3 Ways You Can Give

School Fundraiser: 

After losing their building to a fire in 2020, Emmanuel Children’s Home is building a new school! Our goal is to raise $10,000 during Lent to contribute to the estimated $200k build cost. Click HERE to donate online. For more information about the home, go to www.emmanueljuarez.org

Sponsor a Child: 

$45.00 / month – Sponsor Now

Not only will you provide for a child’s needs, but you will be able to interact with your child and develop a real relationship that will bless both you and the child. Just $45 a month joins you with 5 other sponsors to provide for his or her care in the Children’s Home.

You may consider giving more to help with the complete cost of their care in the home ($270 a month per child) and their educational costs in the school ($100 a month per child).

Visit the Home:

Join us this July as we visit the Home and provide needed programming for the children as well as work on projects to improve and restore their facilities.  For more information or to register CLICK HERE.