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Join the Good Book Club this Lent

Read the Bible in Lent and Easter
 
Our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry is asking us to read the bible. I know, it’s a radical idea. During Lent we are all asked to read the gospel according to Luke and in Easter season Luke’s companion book: Acts of the Apostles. If you follow the link provided you can sign up for a daily email that will include a small portion of Luke/Acts each day for 50 days leading to Easter and then the full 50 days of Easter. You can read each portion of scripture at a time and place that works best for you. It will become an every day habit. Studies have shown that Christians who read the scriptures on a regular basis are more engaged in their faith.
 
The program begins on February 11 (just before Ash Wednesday on Feb. 14) and will conclude with the celebration of Pentecost on May 20.
 
Support for participants:
 
-A calendar by cartoonist, the Rev. Jay Sidebotham. It will outline the readings and be fun to follow. It’s available at church on Feb. 11 (maybe before). 
-Readings are available from Forward Day by Day – a seasonal booklet of scripture and meditations that’s been around for many years. We’ll get some to make available if you don’t do email. Or use your own bible to follow along.
 
-Meet on Sundays in Lent at 9:00 a.m. to watch a five session video series (Luke the Liberator) that complements the program. Use this link to access the video’s if you can’t make the Sunday morning session or if you’d like to form your own small group to watch this series. Here is the link:  Luke the Liberator
Let’s read the bible starting with the stories of Jesus and continuing with the spread of the early church. In these stories we will find our own path to following Jesus.
 
Questions? Speak with Janet or Alison

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has offered an invitation to Episcopalians and all Christians to join the more than 25 partners presenting the Good Book Club, an opportunity for reflection and prayer.

The Good Book Club is a churchwide program that invites the reading of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles during the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter 2018.  Led by the Good Book Club readings begin the Sunday prior to Ash Wednesday (February 11, 2018), and finish on Pentecost (May 20, 2018).

The Good Book Club, the Presiding Bishop said, provides an opportunity to “read, mark, learn and inwardly digest the Holy Scriptures.”  He noted that “The Gospel of Luke tells the story of Jesus” while “the Acts of the Apostles tells the story of those who followed in the footsteps of Jesus.”

He concludes, “I hope you’ll join me.”

For more information and to see Bishop Curry’s video, go to www.goodbookclub.org

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