Lenten Services

Please join Rev. Tony Arrington and Pastor Chris for a Lenten Bible Study
On Tuesdays during Lent starting on February 20th at 11am in the Lounge at Richardson Park UMC
(11 N. Maryland Ave., Wilmington, DE 19804)

Embracing The Uncertain
Just turning on the news lets us know we are living in uncertain time. Economic instabilities, eruptions of violence, and natural catastrophes can alter the lives and landscapes of entire communities. Our individual lives are often just as unsteady: relationships can break, plans can falter, and confidence can fail.

Uncertainty can definitely be uncomfortable. Many of us prefer stability and a predictable future to an unknown fate. We are wired to want to control our destiny.

The reality is that in our fast-changing, unpredictable world there are few guarantees in life. It's those who are willing to embrace uncertainty and make the risky decision to follow Jesus despite the many "unknows" who will reap the greatest rewards.

Embracing the Uncertain invites you this Lent to engage and wrestle with life's uncertainties, not ignore them. The first six chapters focus on six post-Transfiguration, pre-Passion stories in the Gospels. Each of these stories are signposts in the gospel narrative, pointing down at a world filled with uncertainty, but pointing us forward to a cross that can show us how to follow Jesus with courage, hope, and obedience.


To sign up for the Bible Study, please give the Church Office a call (302-654-0961) or send an email to rpumc@rpumchurch.org

Embracing The Uncertain: A Lenten Study

Week 1 – February 20th – The Desperate Father and the Uncertainty of Faith -(Mark 9:14-29)
Week 2 – February 27th – Peter and the Uncertainty of Forgiveness -(Matthew 18:21-22)
Week 3 – March 5th – The Crowd and the Uncertainty of Worry -(Luke 12:1-34)
Week 4 – March 12th – Lazarus and the Uncertainty of Mortality -(John 11:1-44)
Week 5 – March 19th – Zacchaeus and the Uncertainty of Surrender -(Luke 19:1-10)
Week 6 – March 26th – Jesus and the Uncertainty of Obedience -(Matthew 26:36-46)
Week 7 – April 2nd – The Empty Tomb and the Proof of the Resurrection -(Matthew 28:1-7; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18)