The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, and Forward Movement are inviting churches to participate in the Good Book Club’s study of the Gospel of John during the season of Epiphany (January – February).
St. Augustine’s is excited to join this study to immerse ourselves in God’s word during the season when we reflect on how God has been revealed to us in the Incarnation of Jesus Christ.
How to participate
All you really need to participate is to get your hands on a Bible. Mother Jenny recommends the Harper-Collins NRSV Study Bible. The translation we most frequently read and study in church is the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). You can also find a number of apps for your smartphone and online resources for reading the Bible.
- Rector’s Bible Study on Sundays – Join us in the Parish House during Coffee Hour (9:45 am) on scheduled Sundays to talk about the week’s readings. January 12, 19; February 2, 23.
- Thursday Brown Bag Bible Study, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – This group will meet weekly January 9 – February 13 to study the Gospel of John together. Bring your lunch with you and we’ll discuss the Gospel of John together.
- The schedule of readings begins on January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany. It can be downloaded here. You can find the daily readings with links to the chapters and verses here.
- Handouts with brief cartoon and written reflections will be provided in church and in our weekly emails.
- Follow St. Augustine’s on Facebook and on Instagram @stascroton for regular updates and insights.
- Participate in a free Webinar taught by Montreal Theological College Principal (and Andrew Owen’s Godfather!!) The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink on January 13th at 7pm. Information can be found here.
- Additional resources and opportunities for engagement are also available on The Good Book Club website.
We look forward to embarking on this study as a community in 2020! Please contact Mother Jenny if you have any questions.