Lent is marked by a time of prayer and preparation to celebrate Easter. Since Sundays celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, the six Sundays that occur during Lent are not counted as part of the 40 days of Lent, and are referred to as the Sundays in Lent. The number 40 is connected with many biblical events, but especially with the forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness preparing for His ministry by facing the temptations that could lead him to abandon his mission and calling. Christians today use this period of time for introspection, self examination, and repentance.
At Redemption we have three services that are important for participation in the Season of Lent. These three services are Ash Wednesday (February 14th), Maundy Thursday (March 29th), and Good Friday (March 30th). They prepare our hearts and minds for Easter Sunday.
During Lent, community is especially important. When you are in the wilderness, gathering together means survival. For us, we do this by participating in what we call a Friday Feast. We have two times we get together to eat. Please join us!
Subscribe to the sermon podcast and follow along with our teachings all through the season of Lent. You can subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app (Search "redemption church kc"). You can also listen on our website below.
(Sermons will show up on Monday after Ash Wednesday)