Lent, which is the 40 days leading to Easter, is a season traditionally used to focus attention toward repentance and reflection on our mortality, sin, brokenness, and the ultimate need for a Savior. Much like Advent, Lent focuses attention on the work of Christ. To help us use the season well, consider participating in two ways:
Weekly Prayer Gathering: Every Sunday through Lent we will have a weekly prayer gathering before service. This gathering will include guided prayer led by several leaders. The gathering will occur on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:15 am on the second floor of our worship space (where the children's ministry meets) in the Avail offices. Look for the AVAIL sign on the door and enter there. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lent Devotional: Check out this video by Kathy Keller and sign up for a free daily Lent devotional. Each day you will be sent a short reflection to assist your engagement with this season.
New Series: For the Lent season, we will start a new series called “The Day of the Lord: A Study of the Minor Prophets.” For more on this series, check out www.reh.nyc/currentseries
Good Friday Service: We are glad to again join our East Harlem church partners again for a joint Good Friday service. We have done so in the past and it is always a wonderful time together. We will all gather at Church of the Resurrection (325 E 101 Street) at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 15th.
Spiritual Rhythms Class: The Lenten season is a time for reflection, repentance, reorientation, and renewal. In the class, Pastor Abe will help us develop the necessary spiritual rhythms in this upcoming class. These rhythms will not only serve us during Lent but will be the foundation for a life-long pursuit of deepening our faith. The class will be held on Sundays from 3/20 - 4/10 @ 12:30 pm in our Worship Space, very soon after service ends.
Lent Article: A few years ago Angela Adour, who oversees our pastoral care, was asked to write a Lenten article for Redeemer churches and ministries. We hope you find it helpful. You can read it here.