Lent at Ravensworth
Lent is the time of the church year for self-reflection and attention to our inward journeys. We recognize that right now we feel tired, downtrodden, and exhausted from the state of the world and our lives. During Lent this year, we’ll be focusing on reclaiming our souls from the latest breaking news, the pace of our world, and the forces that try to occupy our lives. RBC will offer space to encounter God in the sacred ordinary of daily life while tending to the state of our souls.
schedule of Lenten services and events: reclaiming our souls
All events will take place at RBC, 5100 Ravensworth Road, unless otherwise noted. If childcare is needed for ages Kindergarten and younger, contact the church office, 703-941-4113, or RBC@ravensworthbaptist.org.
Sunday, February 11:
Lenten Devotionals available (you can find a copy here). Join us in reading the entire gospel of Mark, with questions and prayers each week, allowing us to explore the meaning of the texts.
Small group interest meeting: "Reclaiming Our Souls from White Supremacy," a five session study of UCC curriculum on white privilege. Meet following worship in Annex Youth Room.
Wednesday, February 14: Ash Wednesday Services, 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20: "Reclaiming Our Souls from White Supremacy," 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 24: Contemplative Prayer, a session for anyone interested practicing this ancient discipline, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Sunday, February 25: "Sharing Our Stories," A time of table fellowship, sharing, and discussion of how we are finding ways to live in hope at this time, 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.
Thursday, March 1: "Breaking Bread and Sharing Our Stories: Retirees' Breakfast." Enjoy breakfast and fellowship, at a time of sharing wisdom and discussion of how we are finding ways to live in hope at this time. 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 3: "Reclaiming Our Souls with Our Church Family: All Ages Meal and Fellowship." All ages enjoy a meal and activities together, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 4: "Reclaiming Our Souls from White Supremacy," cont'd, 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 10: Contemplative Prayer, a session for anyone interested practicing this ancient discipline, 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Tuesday, March 13: "Reclaiming Our Souls from White Supremacy," cont'd, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 18: "Voices from the Holy Land," 4th Annual Film Series to educate and increase awareness of the need for justice in Palestine. Featured short films - Gaza in Context and Gaza: A Gaping Wound, followed by discussion, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20: "Reclaiming Our Souls from White Supremacy," final meeting, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 24: Community Egg Hunt, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a morning of old-fashioned family fun and connecting with your neighbors.
Sunday, March 25, Palm Sunday:
RBC Concert Series, 9:45 a.m., featuring vocalist Tia Wortham
Palm Sunday Worship Service, 11:00 a.m.
Palm Sunday Worship at Leewood Healthcare Center, 1:30 p.m.
Reading the Gospel of Mark aloud, with pastor Steve Hyde, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
March 29: Maundy Thursday Services, 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
March 30: Good Friday Tenebrae Service, 7:00 p.m.
April 1: Easter Sunday Worship, 11:00 a.m.