Ascension Lutheran Church – Citrus Heights, CA – Sierra Pacific Synod, ELCA

Red Letter Challenge

During Lent this year you are invited to participate in the Red Letter Challenge with all the saints of Ascension Lutheran Church in Citrus Heights, CA. To be clear, the challenge is not to find a Bible that has Jesus’ words printed in red, but a 40 Day study and experience that challenges us to read and respond to what Jesus said in the Bible. The Challenge identifies five main principles from Jesus’ teachings:

Being : Forgiving : Serving : Giving : Going

Each of the principles will be introduced over the first five days of the Challenge. Then, over the following five weeks, we will focus on each of these principles for the week. Each day we will be challenged to respond to what Jesus has said.

The Challenge will serve as our daily Lenten devotion. The principles will be introduced each week at our online, midweek Lenten service, and we will be posting a short daily video focused upon that day’s reading and challenge.  The videos will be posted each morning at 7 am from March 3 through April 11.  Those videos will be posted on as well as on Ascension’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.  The Red Letter Challenge audio recordings are also be available via Alexa!  Please visit our Alexa instructions page for more details on how to enable that skill and how to interact with it.