Exploring the Scriptures
Exploring the Bible can be a rich experience, but daunting to do on your own. We offer two opportunities to break open the scripture dependent on your interest and schedule. The evening study meets at the brown table in the Commons and virtually. Contact the parish office if you are interested in attending & watch bulletin for details on specific offerings.
Tuesday evenings, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Don’t miss our popular Scripture study group that breaks open the readings for the upcoming weekend, looking at the historical background of the readings and how to apply the Holy Word in our daily lives. This is an ongoing weekly study group and you are welcome to join at an time. You may participate in person or virtually through Zoom. Just sign up below:
Friday Morning Bible Study - Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Six-week Study begins April 29, 9:45 a.m.
Dr. Bergsma demonstrates how the Dead Sea Scrolls --- the greatest archeological discovery of the modern era --- help explain how the first Christians could so quickly organize into a worldwide Church that became, in a few centuries, the strongest institution in the Roman Empire. Through mysterious and sometime elusive, the Scrolls are a time machine that can transport us back to the ancient world, bringing color and depth to the culture and society that gave birth to history’s largest religion.
“The Dead Sea Scrolls gives us a window into the thought of first-century Jews such as Jesus and the disciples. Through that window we see the continuity between the Old Testament and the New. The new is not a novelty. An expert on the Scrolls, Dr. Bergsma shows us how the texts and rituals of the Qumran community illuminate the New Covenant sacraments and Christian liturgy as we know it today. A luminous treatment of a fascinating subject! Highly recommended!” -Scott Hahn