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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:

  1. Attend worship every Sunday, starting March 3rd.
  2. Read the daily readings from the RLC book and do the daily challenge.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Talk about the RLC with other people that are also doing it.
  6. 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.

Church City
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!

Pastor Aaron