Spring Parish-Wide Study: EXODUS

    This Spring we've got a fantastic opportunity to read together one book of the Bible, Exodus, the story of how God led his people out of bondage.  While the rector's 9:30 Sunday Bible study will be tackling Exodus, this is so much more than an adult Bible study! EXODUS for EVERYONE filters into everything we do here at St. George's in the spring (even finance meetings!).  We want to be a community that really knows the narrative of God's word.  And we aim to make this wildly accessible to folks who've never cracked open the Bible.  This is a no-shame zone! 

    Exodus is a particularly helpful book to read in our build-up to Holy Week and Easter where we see Christ - our Passover lamb, the lamb of God - slain for us.  All those deep echoes of Exodus come racing up when we see Jesus lead us out of our bondage to sin and death and into the promised land of new life in him.

    To help us in our study, we're offering a easy-to-read resource, Exodus & Leviticus for Everyone by the Rev. Dr. John Goldingay, an Episcopal priest and professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary.  Sign up for a copy in our Welcome Lounge.  We're offering copies for $10.  Likewise, Kindle editions are available for $10.   *We're only reading the Exodus half of the book.

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    We'll also be welcoming Dr. Don Collett, professor of Old Testament at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry on Sunday, April 23 to preach and teach.  What a joy to have a scholar come visit us and help us know this important biblical text!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For any questions, please contact our Associate Rector, the Rev. Dr. Cal Lane

     

    And know this:  YOU CANNOT GET BEHIND! 

    Read at your own pace; then come, talk with others about what you've read. 

    YOU don't want to miss any part of this!

     

     

    Here are 2 suggested schedules for reading!

    Schedule for Exodus itself (if you don't plan to read Goldingay)

    Feb 5 Ex 1:1-4

    Feb 12 Ex 1:15- 3:10

    Feb 19 Ex 3:11-4:31

    Feb 26 Ex 5:1-8:7

    March 5 Ex 8:8-9:21

    March 12 Ex 9:22-11:10

    March 19 Ex 12:1-14:31

    March 26 Ex 15:1-17:7

    April 2     Ex 17:8-20:21

    April 9   PALM SUNDAY no reading (maybe read Exodus 12 again, Passover)

    April 16 EASTER SUNDAY no reading (maybe read Exodus 15 again, Song of Moses)

    April 23 Ex 20:1-23:19  *Dr. Don Collett with us!

    April 30 Ex 23:20-27:21

    May 7 Ex 25:1-26:30

    May 14 Ex 28:1- 31:18

    May 21 Ex 32:1-33:23

    May 28 Ex 34:1-40:38

     

    Suggested Schedule for reading Goldingay's Exodus for Everyone

    Feb 5 p1-8

    Feb 12 p8-17

    Feb 19 p17-27

    Feb 26 p27--37

    March 5 p37-44

    March 12 p44-53

    March 19 p53-64

    March 26 p64--71

    April2  p71-82

    April 9   PALM SUNDAY – no reading; perhaps re-read Exodus 12 (Passover)

    April 16 EASTER SUNDAY – no reading; perhaps re-read Exodus 15 (Song of Moses)

    April 23 p78-89  *Dr. Don Collet with us!
     
    April 30 p89-102

    May 7 p95-99

    May 14 p102-112

    May 21 p112-123

    May 28 p123-129