Lent: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

 Through worship, study, and prayer, we will courageously confront the darkness of this past year, and move through it bearing the light of Christ as we follow him to the cross and beyond to the glorious Day of Resurrection. In doing so, we will drink deeply from the promise that Christs light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 

Listen to a Lenten Spotify Playlist here

  • Experience RPC's New Labyrinth During Holy Week

    Our new prayer labyrinth will be available for use in Bittinger Hall throughout Holy Week. A prayer labyrinth is a circular path that leads to its center as a sort of pilgrimage, integrating movement and prayer to focus the heart and mind on God. Each participant will need to sign up for a 30 minute slot using the online Signup Genius. Slots are available for individuals or family units. At the time of your appointment, you will watch a very short introduction video and materials will be available on site with ideas of how to experience the labyrinth. Shoes are not to be worn, and booties will be available. Masks must be worn at all times. Click here to sign up for a time! 

  • Attend Sunday Worship

    Our Lenten sermon series, “‘What do you Seek?’ The Probing Questions of Christ,” will examine a few of the most powerful questions Jesus asks in the Gospels. Since Lent is a season of self-examination, we will allow Christ himself to guide our prayers as he invites us into conversation about who we are in him.

  • Watch our Weekly Devotionals

    Each Monday, we will email a short video produced by The Work of The People, a website that creates liturgical videos. The series, “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” is compelling and poignant for the world we find ourselves in today.

  • Go Deeper with the Videos: Join our Six Week Lenten Class

    As of March 9, this class will only meet on Tuesdays via Zoom. The class will not meet on Sunday mornings. 

    Each Tuesday night (begins Feb 23) at 7:00 (Feb 23-Mar 30)

    We will gather to discuss the themes in the weekly devotional video. When joining via Zoom, you are welcome to join others in your social bubble, perhaps on a back porch, if you want to gather in small groups to join the Zoom call. Depending on numbers, we will split into “breakout groups” so all voices can join the discussion.

    Click to Watch Week 4 Video -  (password: lent)

    Click here to pre-register for and join the Zoom class.

  • Read and Pray Daily

    Daily written devotionals from our denomination for the season of Lent will be available online and at the church office to guide your daily practice of self-reflection and prayer.

    Download Devotional for the Fourth Week of Lent (Mar 14-20)

    Download Devotional for the Fifth Week of Lent (March 21 - 27)

  • Worship During Holy Week

    We will gather for worship, in person and online, at 7:00 on Maundy Thursday, and 12:00 on Good Friday. Join us as we journey toward the cross, recall Jesus’ passion, and remember all that God has done for us in Christ.