Good Book Club
READ THE BIBLE WITH US DURING LENT/EASTER 2018
Episcopalians around the world will read the Gospel according to Luke during Lent and the Book of Acts during Eastertide in 2018. We invite you to join this adventure!
What is the Good Book Club?
The Good Book Club is an invitation to all Episcopalians to join in reading the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts during Lent-Easter 2018. Episcopalians will start reading Luke on Sunday, February 11 and read a section of Luke’s Gospel every day through the season of Lent. The entire season of Easter will be devoted to daily readings from the Book of Acts. Already, individuals, congregations, and organizations have committed to being a part of the Good Book Club, and we hope you’ll join the journey too!
Why read the Bible?
People who read scripture with an open heart grow in faith through their encounter with the sacred stories of the Bible. We know this to be true in our personal experiences — and we have research to back it up. RenewalWorks, a Forward Movement research-based initiative, has data from nearly half a million participants that identify scripture engagement as a key catalyst for spiritual vitality in congregations and for individuals. In other words, if you want to grow and strengthen your faith, reading scripture is the perfect exercise.
Why Luke and Acts?
We love sequels, and Luke-Acts provides a wonderful two-part narrative. Luke tells the wondrous story of Jesus’ birth, ministry, teaching, death, and resurrection. Acts picks up where Luke leaves off and tells the story of the earliest disciples through the lens of Peter and Paul and the real star of the show — the Holy Spirit. Written by the same author, the books are accessible, and the story is a page-turner!
How will it work?
Forward Movement has created a set of daily readings to divide Luke and Acts into 50 days each. Each day, participants will read a few verses of Luke or Acts. Readers of Forward Day by Day can easily follow along, with Luke and Acts guiding the reflections during Lent-Easter 2018.
Sign up to participate by going to www.goodbookclub.org.
List of Daily Reading Assignments
Faith & Film
Sundays in the Fellowship Hall from 10:20 to 11 a.m.
For the season of Lent, we'll be spending Sunday mornings at the movies.
On February 25, the Rev. Dr. Rhetta Wiley will help us dissect some theology in last year's hit Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot.
On March 4 & 11, the Rev. Peter Mayer will use films to talk about confession, forgiveness, and absolution.
On March 18, we will be visited by Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday, who will talk about her book "Talking Pictures."
Family Lenten Activities
We have created a booklet for our families who wish to experience the season of Lent in a meaningful way. The items listed for the days in the season only require a few minutes, but result in serious discussions about faith, kindness, and love.
You can download a copy HERE or pick up a printed copy in the narthex or Formation building lobby.