We invite you to join millions of believers around the globe as together 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.

Consider a Fast

We invite you to fast with us this Lent. We invite those who are able to fast from food from sunrise to sunset on Fridays during Lent. We also invite you to fast prior to communion on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Biblical fasting is focused. The focal point of this Lenten fast is reconciliation. Pray for our world, our nation, our communities, our church, and your relationships. Feel free to use a prayer like this:

“God, help me to understand more deeply the price that You paid to reconcile us to Yourself and what it means to be Your ambassador in this broken world.  Bring to mind the ways in which I’ve contributed to this brokenness and show me what repentance looks like.  I also lay my relationship with _____________ before You.  Reveal any actions that You would have me take and go before me in Jesus’ Name.”

We also encourage everyone to develop a media plan for your household. Prayerfully consider changing your Lenten media consumption in a manner that:

  1. Creates more time and space to reflect deeply on 1 and 2 Corinthians
  2. Limits or eliminates content that isn’t God-honoring
  3. Limits or eliminates content that’s divisive in nature

Almsgiving

Almsgiving is the act of giving to those in need as a tangible expressionof Christian love. Our Annual Child Sponsorship drive with Emmanuel Children’s Home in Juarez, Mexico brings focus to this ancient Lenten practice. Learn more here or by contacting Bekah Backman.

Contacts

Holy Week Services

Commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on April 21. Palm Sunday services will be offered at our regular service times.

This year we will be offering two Good Friday services at the Shoreview Community Center on Friday, April 19. The first service will begin at 5pm and the second at 6:30pm.

On Sunday, April 21, celebrate Easter with us! We will be offering four services this year: 8am, 9am, 10am, and 11am.

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