The Word of God is central to the Christian life. All are encouraged to attend one of the 5 bible studies offered.
Check out the ELCA page on the Lectionary here.
The parish's weekly gathering from 10-11am. We study the upcoming Sunday's readings and have a ball doing it.
Location alternates between Bethany and Pilgrim and all are welcome to attend:
June -- Bethany
July -- Pilgrim
August -- Bethany
September -- Pilgrim
AKA Bible 101 or Bible Study for the Average Joe.
Many names but one group that meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday following the 10:30am service until about 12:30pm.
We study the readings from that morning's worship.
Currently on summer break.
Each Women's Faith Circle offers bible study:
Pilgrim: The PLCW meets...
Bethany: Deborah Circle meets the 2nd Tuesday/Month 4:30-5:oopm is social time. 5:00-6:00 is the study.
Faith Circle meets the 2nd Wednesday/Month 1:00pm
Every group has a unique history!
The Lectionary is the appointed readings for the day* and they are tied to the liturgical calendar which follows the seasons throughout the year. The church as a whole narrates the salvation story: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter tell of Jesus’ birth, ministry, crucifixion, death, resurrection, and the ascension. Pentecost celebrates Jesus gifting the Advocate (Holy Spirit) to all believers. The Ordinary Time that follows narrates the beginnings of the church and discipleship.
Click below to read the Lectionary:
*There are set readings for every day of the year. Refer to your hymnal.
The Daily Lectionary and the Sunday & Festival Propers are found in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) hymnal and are based on the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL).
The daily Bible readings expound further on the Sunday readings, with the Thursday through Saturday readings preparing for the upcoming Sunday readings and the Monday through Wednesday readings reflecting on the readings from the previous Sunday.
Full Year Lectionary
2022/2023, 2025/2026, 2028/2029
Year A focuses on the Gospel of Matthew. The semi-continuous Old Testament readings focus on major Genesis narratives, the covenant with Moses, and the establishment of Israel in the Promised Land. The second, New Testament, readings are from Romans, Philippians and 1 Thessalonians.
2020/2021, 2023/2024, 2026/2027
Year B focuses on the Gospel of Mark with more selections from the Gospel of John than any other year. The semi-continuous readings from the Old Testament focus on the covenant of David and Wisdom literature. The second, New Testament, readings are from 1 and 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, James and Hebrews.
2021/2022, 2024/2025, 2027/2028
Year C focuses on the Gospel of Luke. The semi-continuous Old Testament readings are of prophetic proclamation chosen in chronological order and highlighting Jeremiah. The second, New Testament, readings are chosen mainly from Galatians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Timothy and 2 Thessalonians.
Matthew’s gospel is symbolized by an Angel
Mark’s gospel is symbolized by a winged-lion
Luke’s gospel is symbolized by a winged Ox, notice the health symbol associated by St. Luke, the physician.
John’s Gospel is symbolized by an Eagle:
not get it’s own year because it is not one of the synoptic gospels----However,
it is heavily used every year at various times.
Watch the two videos below for a great bible intro.
Part 1 is "What is the bible?"
Part 2 is "The Story of the bible"
From Bible Project