Are you looking for a way to grow in your faith, meet others, and have a moment in the week for reflection? Early Risers Book Group is starting a new session on January 14 and everyone is welcome to participate.  

We invite you to join Pastor Erik as we begin a new (and brand new) book,Entering the Passion of Jesus – a Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week.

Here’s what the publisher has to say about this book:
Jesus’ final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward.

Jesus risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes, or anointed him with costly perfume. We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges.

In Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience.
We’ll discuss the book using the following schedule:
3/4 – Introduction and Chapter 1
3/11 – Chapter 2
3/18 – Chapter 3
3/25 – Chapter 4
4/1 – Chapters 5 & 6 (Maundy Thursday)

I hope you’ll join us for this book and discussion. I think it will be a great way for all of us to prepare for Holy Week over the course of this Lenten time.
Our Zoom link for Thursday mornings will continue to be:

Meeting ID: 814 172 150
Passcode: 598120