Maybe you’ve heard us talking about the Red Letter Challenge over the last month? Perhaps you’ve even pre-ordered your book.
But, why are we doing this?
Because – I believe that if all of us open up the Bible, daily, for these 40 days of Lent and actually, realistically, put the words of Jesus into practice that our lives will change, the lives of those around us will be changed, and our church will be changed. And, all for the better.
For some of you, maybe this won’t be a big deal. Perhaps you already, habitually, read the Bible every day. Excellent! That, in itself, is already fantastic! Now, you will also be given daily challenges to do something with that Word.
For some of you, this is going to be a challenge. It’s going to be something new. That’s awesome. I am so glad you are going to give it a try. We’re in this together.
Starting next week, I’m going to be sending you daily emails with encouragement, and with my own reflections so that we can mutually learn and grow together as disciples of Jesus Christ!
Here are ways to stay engaged:
- Attend worship every Sunday, starting March 3rd.
- Read the daily readings from the RLC book and do the daily challenge.
- Attend Sunday morning Bible class @10am, starting March 3rd. During this time we will utilize the RLC Small Group study materials and will have small group discussions around tables (it will not be a “lecture” format).
- Attend Wednesday evening Lent worship at 7pm, starting March 6th. We will reflect on the theme of the day for each Wednesday from the RLC book.
- Talk about the RLC with other people that are also doing it.
- Talk about the RLC with someone who is not doing it.
Did you know that we are not the only church doing the Red Letter Challenge this Lent? As a matter of fact, there are 51 churches in 22 states (and 1 province) representing 25,000 individuals working through the Red Letter Challenge this Lent. Here is a list of all those churches.
|Woodbury Lutheran Church||Woodbury, MN|
|Trinity Lutheran Church||Muskegon, MI|
|Christ Our Savior||Norwalk, IA|
|St. Paul’s Lutheran Church||Chilliwack, ON|
|Christ Lutheran Church||Lincoln, NE|
|Bethel Lutheran Church||Morton, IL|
|Gloria Dei Lutheran Church||Houston, TX|
|Bethlehem Lutheran Church||Valencia, CA|
|Pittsburg Presbyterian||Pittsburg, KS|
|St. John Lutheran Church||Indianapolis, IN|
|Our Savior||Norfolk, NE|
|Seeds of Faith||Atlanta, GA|
|St. Michael Lutheran Church||Ft. Myers, FL|
|Thrive Community Church||Estero, FL|
|University Lutheran Chapel||Ann Arbor, MI|
|Word of Life Fellowship||Cibolo, TX|
|Holy Cross Lutheran Church||Dallas, TX|
|One Community Church||Queen Creek, AZ|
|New Hope Lutheran||Neenah, WI|
|Faith Baptist Church||Auburn, MA|
|New Creation Luthean Church||Shakopee, MN|
|Faith Community Church||Noblesville, IN|
|Crosswalk Lutheran Church||Columbia, MD|
|Messiah Lutheran Church||Yorba Linda, CA|
|Lutheran Church of the Redeemer||Sanford, FL|
|Trinity Lutheran Church||Amarillo, TX|
|Our Savior’s Lutheran Church||Palm Springs|
|Redeemer Lutheran||Fort Collins, Co|
|St. Peter Lutheran Church||Arlington Heights, IL|
|Zion Lutheran Church||Ft. Myers, FL|
|Shepherd of the Hills||San Antonio, TX|
|Saints Peter and Paul||Houghton, MI|
|Saint John Lutheran Church||Hattiesburg, MS|
|Church Together||Orlando, FL|
|Prince of Peace||Orlando, FL|
|Trinity Roselle||Roselle, IL|
|St. Paul Lutheran Church||Harlington, TX|
|Lutheran Church of the Redeemer||Vero Beach, FL|
|Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church||Gilbert, AZ|
|Sunnyside Church||Clayton, LA|
|St. Paul’s Lutheran Church: Janesville||Janesville, WI|
|ACTS Church||Lakeway, TX|
|First Immanuel Lutheran Church||Cedarburg, WI|
|Lamb of God Lutheran Church||Las Vegas, NV|
|First Christian Church||Williamston, NC|
|Atonement Lutheran Church||Metairie, IA|
|Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church||Mokena, IL|
|Peace Lutheran Church||Conway, AR|
|Trinity Church of the Nazarene||Naperville, IL|
|First Presbyterian Church: Endicott||Endicott, NY|
|Grace Lutheran Church||Killeen, TX|
I am so excited to start the Red Letter Challenge with all of you! I’m praying for you all!
Alive in Christ!