|Published by Kate Wesch on Thu, Aug 8, 2019 11:21 AM|
By the Rev. Kate Wesch
The Bible is referred to in literature, movies, and everyday expressions. But the truth is, many Episcopalians aren’t all that familiar with the Bible. Opening a Bible for the first time can be intimidating. Where does one begin?
Do you want to know more about the Bible? Don’t know where to start? Join us on The Paththis year as we explore the Bible together. The Path is the story of the Bible, excerpted from the New Revised Standard Version and condensed so that is it clear and easy to read. You can journey from one Bible story to the next and see how they connect. The Path shows you the major landmarks of the Bible’s story and will increase your understanding of the Bible. Follow the path of God’s love all the way from the beginning to the end, from Adam’s creation to John’s revelation.
It is my hope that by this time next year, every single person at St. John the Baptist will have a deeper understanding and appreciation for holy scripture.
We will be engaging with The Path in two ways. First, the Sunday morning forums from 9:15-10:00 a.m. will be focused on The Path. And second, we have gotten permission from Bishop Greg Rickel to change the lectionary, that is the appointed scripture readings each week, to include a reading from The Path each Sunday. That means you will have an opportunity like never before! Simply by attending church, you will hear the Bible preached chronologically from beginning to end, from Creation to Revelation. THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!
To get the most out of The Path you will come to church each Sunday having read (or listened to) a short chapter of the book, prepared to discuss the reading and the sermon at the forum, with your friends at coffee hour, or while going about your Sunday duties.
The Path starts on September 15, 2019 and runs weekly for much of the 2019-2020 program year. We will be taking a break during Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter.
Our children and youth are also exploring The Path this year in various ways, which you can read about in Emily's blog post.
You may purchase a copy of The Path during Coffee Hour or from the church office. Suggested donation is $15. It is also available on Kindle and audio book through Amazon.