Lent at Ravensworth: Again & Again

In Lent, we’re reminded that, again and again, suffering and brokenness find us. We doubt again, we lament again, we mess up again. Again and again, the story of Jesus on the cross repeats—every time lives are taken unjustly, every time the powerful choose corruption and violence, every time individuals forget how to love. With exacerbation we exclaim, “Again?! How long, O God?” And yet, in the midst of the motion blur chaos of our lives, God offers a sacred refrain: “I choose you, I love you, I will lead you to repair.” Again and again, God breaks the cycle and offers us a new way forward. Join us this Lent as again and again, we bring all of who we are to God and trust that God will meet us, time and again, along the way.

Lenten Worship

Unless otherwise noted, worship is online via YouTube, Facebook, website, or phone-in.

February 17, Ash Wednesday: Again & Again, we’re invited in, 12pm Service via Zoom, 7pm Service via Facebook and YouTube

February 21, First Sunday in Lent: Again & Again, God meets us, Mark 1:9-15

Feb. 28, Second Sunday in Lent: Again & Again, we are called to listen, Mark 4:36-41

March 7, Third Sunday in Lent: Again & Again, we are shown the way, Mark 5:21-43, Worship via Zoom

March 14, Fourth Sunday in Lent: Again & Again, God loves first, Mark 6:30-56

March 21, Fifth Sunday in Lent: Again & Again, we are reformed, Mark 7:17-37

March 28, Palm Sunday, Mark 11:1-11

April 1, Maundy Thursday, Mark 14

April 2, Good Friday, Mark 15

April 4, Easter Sunday: Christ is Risen! Again & Again, the sun rises, Mark 16:1-8

Lenten Faith Formation Opportunities

  • Lent at Home Bags: Friday, Feb. 12  & Saturday, Feb. 13, 10am-12pm Drive thru at RBC to receive a bag full of ways to practice the Lenten season at home.
  • Thursday Morning Prayer, 8am: The Psalms. Each week during Lent, we’ll spend time with a psalm. Tune in on facebook, YouTube, or our website.
  • Centering Prayer: Saturdays February 13 & March 13, 9am
  • Weekly Bible Study: Tuesdays at 10:30am We follow along with the scripture texts for the upcoming Sunday
  • Lenten Devotional Contact Cathy Baskin for our Daily Devotional from A Sanctified Art. If you received a Lent at Home bag, one was included.
  • Caste Book Discussion: Feb. 23, and March 2, 16, and 23
Join us in a special Lenten study and discussion of Isabel Wilkerson’s acclaimed work, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent. 
Recently released, Wilkerson’s book is already being hailed as a classic work, providing a framework for understanding racism in America in a broader context. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is a meticulous researcher, and gifted in her use of narrative to embody the ideas she presents.
We will convene via RBC Zoom on four Tuesday evenings during Lent, for facilitated discussion of the book. We will provide questions to engage your reflection, as well as suggested podcasts, articles, or video interviews you may find helpful.
All sessions will be Tuesday evenings, 7-8pm, via RBC Zoom. The parts listed for each session correspond to the divisions in the book.
  • February 23 – Parts I & II
  • March 2 – Part III
  • March 16 – Parts IV & V
  • March 23 – Parts VI & VII, and Epilogue

Need a Book?
Books are available via many online vendors and local bookstores.
If you would like to participate and need assistance in obtaining a book, RBC has funds for this project. Subject to availability, we can purchase a book and have it delivered directly to your residence.
Please email Cathy Baskin, cathy@ravensworthbaptist.org, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you want us to order for you, so that your book can arrive in plenty of time for the first session!