The Gospel of Matthew Bible Study
Join Father Dion on-line for a deep dive into this year’s premiere gospel. We’ll meet in cyberspace via Zoom on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM. Below you’ll see a schedule for our nine-week journey. The sessions might change as we go along. The Holy Spirit is often prone to lead us in ways we had not expected.
As luck would have it, the Visual Bible’s word-for-word dramatization of the Gospel According to Matthew is available on YouTube. The film along with the Bible and our own inquiry will be our essential tools. There is no end to the commentaries on Matthew, but that won’t stop me from passing on some insights from scholars who have mined this gospel.
One book you might consider buying is “A Journey with Matthew,” by the Rev. Marek P. Zabriskie. It is a 50-day devotional with commentaries by some of our leading contemporary thinkers. It is available on Kindle and paperback through Amazon, Forward Movement Publications and elsewhere.
Be on the lookout for updates and more on our website and on Facebook. As our Lord Jesus Christ said: “Come to me, all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Here is our schedule.
June 3 — Week Seven: Jerusalem! – Chapters 21 – 23. Click here for more information on this week’s study.
June 10 — Week Eight:How Shall We Live – Chapters 24 – 25
June 17 — Week Nine:The Passion & Commission – Chapters 26 – 28
I’ll leave you with what has become one of my guiding quotes. It is from Gregory the Great, a Church Father of the sixth century.
“You will progress in understanding the Holy Scriptures only to the degree that you yourself have made progress through contact with them.”
Coffee, Fellowship and Conversation
Missing conversations with your St. Anne’s community? Join us this Sunday, May 24 at 10:30 AM, for Coffee, Fellowship, and Conversation. St. Anne’s clergy will join us and you can engage Rev. Jess in conversation about the sermon. We will use Zoom to host our time. Bring your coffee, tea, or water bottle, and click here to be welcomed into the conversation.
We will have virtual Evening Prayer every night this week, Monday through Friday, starting at 5:30 PM. Please join us. All you need to do to join is click here. There is no password to join. Please mute your microphone if you are not reading, and turn on your video. We want to see you! Alternatively, you can also join by phone by calling 253-215-8782 and entering Meeting ID 968 512 333. Evening Prayer also streams on our Facebook page.
An Order for Compline
Join Rev. Jess Monday and Wednesday nights at 9:00 PM for Compline on Facebook.