Beginning this week, we will begin to dig into the book of Job as a congregation. For many people, Job is an unfamiliar book. Many people have heard the phrase “the patience of Job” or the scene from the beginning where God has a conversation with Satan that results in everything being taken away from Job, but do not know the depths of the book. Right now, it seems timely to read this together, as we continue to live with things taken away from us. Job and his friends also show us the different ways that we show up to suffering, both our own and others, and we may be able to learn from them.
As we engage in Bible study and worship, we will do an overview of the forty-two chapters.
June 14 - Job 1:1-22
June 21 - Job 3:1-10, 4:1-9, 7:11-21
June 28 - Job 14:7-15, 19:23-27
July 5 - Job 31:35-37, 38:1-11
July 12 - Job 41:1-8, 42:1-17
I invite you to join me in reading through the whole book during this time. We will begin with our time in worship on June 14 looking at the introduction to the book. (Make sure you look for this week’s Bible study on Thursday for some of the background about Job.)
June 14 - June 20 - read Job 1-10
June 21 - June 27 - read Job 11-20
June 28 - July 4 - ready Job 21-31
July 5 - July 12 - read Job 32-42
I look forward to studying together!
As summer continues, make sure you follow the newsletter for some small group opportunities. Right now, there is a group that meets every Wednesday at 1:00 on Zoom for fellowship. If you are interested in joining, email Connie Temm (firstname.lastname@example.org) for login information.
If you are interested in leading prayers or reading scripture for the Sunday worship videos, please contact Pastor Lecia at email@example.com.
I am available to meet with folks by phone or physically distanced front yard chats. You can reach out by phone (614-439-9685) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to meet.
In the abiding hope of the Risen Lord,