The Word of God is central to the Christian life. All are encouraged to attend one of the 4 bible studies offered.
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:
Each Women's Faith Circle offers bible study:
Pilgrim: The PLCW meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
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
2nd Saturday of the month. 8am @ Pour House.
Every group has a unique history!
Approaching the bible can be intimidating but take heart! There are many different daily biblical devotions and reading plans to help us read scripture. Talk to Pr. Emily to bounce ideas around....
Need a starting point?
Go to the bottom of this page....
Year B focuses on the Gospel of Mark with more selections from the Gospel of John than any other year. The semicontinuous 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.
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.
*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.
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
1. Daily Lectionary is the prescribed daily reading from our ELW hymnals. Readings Mon-Wed.s flow from Sunday's gospel. Thurs.-Sat. point to the next Sundays' gospel.
2. Read the 2-Year Lectionary
3. Read Mark's gospel.
4. At the bottom of your Celebrate Insert (readings in the bulletin) there are suggestions for very brief daily readings.
5. The most-used devotionals in our church: Christ in Our Home, Gathering (WELCA), SPARK (kids) magazine. Pick up at church.