St. John’s Episcopal Church
207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

Online Bible Study

This isn’t your grandmother’s Bible Study.

I find that one of the most fascinating aspects of any faith is the holy texts around which that faith has developed.  I marvel at how these texts are translated and interpreted across cultures and through time.  Because, just like any text, our interpretation provides insight into who we are as people.  We see ourselves reflected in them.  I find this hopeful because it means that God’s Holy Spirit hasn’t finished speaking to us.  Our scriptures are living texts that invite us to the task of ongoing interpretation so that we may learn more about who we are and our relationship with God.  In them, we can find support, wisdom, and hope for ourselves and for all of creation.     Rev. Michelle

Thursday Night Online Bible Study

No preparation is needed unless you’d like to read the texts ahead of time – they will be posted here by Sunday.  There also may be a “handout” of some kind on occasion.  We’ll ask the hard questions and bring our full selves to these texts. We’ll use scholarly resources to help us learn more about the language that’s used, the time in which these texts were written, and the larger context of scripture itself.

All are welcome!
Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 pm, online via Zoom.
Click here to join the meeting
If you’re having trouble connecting to the room, contact Rev. Michelle.

September 23: We’ll begin with a study of our weekly readings, appointed from the lectionary.  What is a lectionary? What texts are used in the lectionary and why?  Here are the readings for this coming Sunday, September 26: Click here to read online or click here to download a PDF of them: BProp21_RCL

September 30

October 7

October 14

October 21

October 28

November 4

November 11

November 18

November 25: Thanksgiving, no meeting

December 2

December 9

December 16