Jason Gant

West Enote

Mission & Ministry as We Begin Lent

Posted Feb 19, 2021

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Resurrection West,

We’ve got a busy few days of mission and ministry happening with opportunities to serve, to worship, and spend time together while we are distanced. The Inspired for Life Women’s Conference, "Grace Upon Grace," begins tonight (6:30-9 pm) and continues Saturday (8:30 am – 2 pm) with our Director of Worship Arts, Lindsay Blacksher, leading everyone in song! Ladies you will enjoy the music, speakers, worship, and inspiration that comes from attending this virtual event. Sign up now by going to inspiredforlifeconference.org.

Drive through the West campus tomorrow morning from 9-11 am for our monthly Collection Drive. We are collecting clothing and computers as well as personal care items, with a full description down below. You can also pick up your Lenten Study book and Family Experience Kit if you were unable to make it to the Ash Wednesday experience a few days ago.

Speaking of donations, I want to tell you about Sarah Van Wyngarden’s act of service as part of her National Honor Society community service project.

Sarah and her mom created flyers promoting our Sack Hunger Food Drive last month. Then they distributed them to friends and neighbors asking for help collecting groceries to deliver to our Resurrection Overland Park food pantry. She gathered almost 2,000 pounds of food! Sara, you have blessed more people that you know with this act of kindness by serving others. I’m so proud to be one of your pastors!

Our Resurrection West Blood Drive is on Monday (1-7 pm) so come in, get warm, and roll up your sleeves to give the gift of life. We need your help to replenish the blood banks here in the Kansas City area. Register by clicking here, but know that walk-ins are welcome, too.

This will be the weekend of Lent as we begin a series called Walk with Jesus. Pastor Adam will kick off this series over the weekend as we begin to read the Gospel of Mark across our church. Lent is a time for repentance, fasting, and preparation for the coming of Easter. You could choose to give up something to remember Christ’s sacrifice or take something on to build the kingdom of God here. I also hope you’ll join me in the Lenten study on Wednesday nights throughout Lent by clicking here.

Finally, look for our new Thursday Facebook videos starting this week and continuing for four weeks for any and all couples. It will drop on our RezWest Facebook page every Thursday at 5 pm with Pastor Chris and Lisa Holliday teaching the first two weeks on 'Communication & Connection' week one and 'Conflict & Forgiveness' on week two. My wife Scharme and I are teaching week three on 'Family, Past, Present, and Future'. The fourth and final week will be on 'Love & Intimacy'.

This is intended for any couple who seeks to grow together with God at the center of their relationship. We encourage you to make dinner or dessert and sit down together to watch anytime over the weekend. Our content will be about 20 minutes with guided breaks for couple connection and discussion. Each session is intended to last around 40-45 minutes with connection times built in. We hope you’ll join us!

Looking forward to worship this weekend as we kick off Lent!

Pastor Jason

Jason Gant

Jason Gant

Jason Gant is the campus pastor of Resurrection West.