Lent 2017

Keep up to date on Lent & Easter by checking this page! We will update it regularly as we link you to the blogs of each week and upcoming events. 


February 28 | Fat Tuesday

  • Check out the church lobby for a resource sheet. 

March 1 | Ash Wednsday

March 5 | 1st Sunday of Lent

Ephesians 2:1-2

March 12 | 2nd Sunday of Lent

Ephesians 2:1-3

March 19 | 3rd Sunday of Lent

Ephesians 2:1-5

March 26 | 4th Sunday of Lent

Ephesians 2:1-7

April 2 | 5th Sunday of Lent

Ephesians 2:1-9

April 9 | Palm Sunday

Ephesians 2:1-10

April 14 | Good Friday

April 16 | Easter Sunday

  • Blog of the week: Repost: Chew This Word by Kasey Kimball
  • Baptisms at 10:30am in-between services. If you would like to get baptized, please contact one of the staff. 

Suggested Resource List

  • God for Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter by Greg Pennoyer & Gregory Wolfe
  • Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter by C.S. Lewis et al.
  • Reliving the Passion by Walter Wangerin Jr.

Easter Sunday Service


He Has Risen! We will be having a baptismal service in the backyard at the conclusion of the 9am service. We will also be serving hot cross buns after the baptisms. If you come to the 11:15am service, come a bit earlier to join in the celebration.

Also, if you regularly attend the 9 am service, would you consider attending  the 11:15am service instead? We would like make space for the kids and any visitors.

Recommended Lent Reader

We ran out of "A Clean Heart Create in Me" by C.S. Lewis, so we ordered a new lent reader for those of you who still haven't had a chance to pick one up! 

"Renewed for Life" by Henry Nouwen is now available in the lobby for $2.00. 

There are also a number of family resources available for purchase at the family resource table by the main entrance. 

Good Friday Art Display

Hello Redemption! We're looking for a group of creative people who would be interested in contributing art to display at the church on Holy Week, from March 20-27. Our primary goal is to have creative art pieces to encourage reflection and remembrance during Holy Week - the week that spans Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) to his death on the cross (Good Friday) to his glorious resurrection (Easter Sunday). We rely on people like you and your contributions to help tell and retell our amazing story in creative ways. 

If this is of interest to you or if you any questions regarding this, please contact Sarah.

Easter Baptisms

It's time to take the plunge! If you've been considering getting baptised, why not go for it this Easter? Baptisms will take place in-between the two services on Easter Sunday, March 27 at approximately 10:30am.

Contact Tim, Tyson, or Lisl if you're interested and check out what we believe about baptism here

Holy Week

Holy Week (March 29 - April 5) spans Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), to his death on the cross (Good Friday) to his glorious resurrection (Easter Sunday). You're invited to join us in the following upcoming events:

Good Friday, April 3

Art gallery at 5 PM, Good Friday Service at 6 PM. A time of music, art, liturgy and reflection. 

Holy Saturday, April 4

Prayer stations: all ages welcome! Come participate in different interactive prayer stations from 12 - 4 PM. The stations are designed to help you pray with your family, your kids, your friends, your Oikos group, or by yourself. Each station has three components: read, do, and discuss/reflect. 

Easter Sunday, April 5

Time to celebrate! Redemption's Gospel Choir will be leading us in worship, and baptisms will take place in between services at 10:30 AM. Services at 9 AM and 11:30 AM. We'll enjoy a community lunch together at 1 PM. Come ready to feast and celebrate! 

*All the above events will take place at Redemption Church (3512 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver).