Work of Piety for December and January

We Make the Road by Walking

This year our congregation is on a year-long biblical journey guided by a newly pub-lished book called, We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation and Activation by author Brian McLaren.

If you have not yet received your own copy, check with Pastors Donna or Marty. You are also welcome to purchase your own copy (or download) of the book from your favorite book supplier.

In preparation for each Sunday we encourage you to read the assigned chapter and related scripture texts, and spend time, individually or in a small group, with the reflection questions provided. Even if you don’t have the book, we encourage you to read the weekly scripture texts which will be printed each month in the newsletter.

Part 2: Alive in the Adventure of Jesus

November 24-30

Chapter 14. Promised Land, Promised Time
Daniel 7:9-28, Isaiah 40:9-11, Luke 1:67-79

December 1-7

Chapter 15. Women on the Edge
Luke 1:39-55, Isaiah 7:14, 9:2-7, Romans 12:1-2

December 8-14 

Chapter 16. Keep Herod in Christmas
Jeremiah 32:31-35, Micah 5:2-5a., Matthew 1:18-2:15

December 15-21

Chapter 17. Surprising People
Psalm 34:1-18, Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 2:8-20

December 22-28

Chapter 17A. The Light Has Come
Isaiah 60:1-3, John 1:1-5; 1:9-10; 3:19-21; 8:12; 9:5; 12:35-36; 12:46

Dec. 29-Jan. 4 

Chapter 18. Sharing Gifts
Psalm 117, Matthew 2:1-12, Luke 2:25-32

January 5-11

Chapter 19. Jesus Coming of Age
1 Kings 3:1-28, Luke 2:39-3:14; 3:21-22, 1Timothy 4:6-16

January 12-18 

Chapter 20. Join the Adventure!
Isaiah 61:1-4, Luke 4:1-30; 5:1-11, 2 Timothy 2:1-9

January 19-25

Chapter 21. Significant and Wonderful
2 Samuel 11:26-12:15, John 2:1-12; Mark 1:21-28
& Chapter 22. Jesus the Teacher
Proverbs 3:1-26, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Mark 4:1-34

 (We will not be using Chapter 23: “Jesus and the Multitudes” in Sunday worship. But feel free to read it on your own.) 
Jan. 26- Feb. 1

Chapter 24. Jesus and Hell
Jonah 4:1-11, Luke 16:19-31, Matthew 25:31-40
& Chapter 25. Jesus, Violence, and Power
Isaiah 42:1-9, 53:1-12

 Small Group Study Opportunity

A group will be gathering in the Library at church on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings of each month at 7:00 p.m. to talk together about our book. Feel free to join them any time!