Each month we gather to reflect upon the scriptures together. As we heard in our reading from Acts on the 5th Sunday of Easter, “How can I understand without a guide?”. The Ethiopian Eunuch knew that he needed help to make sense of the scriptures. In this particular approach to scriptures which we use on the first Sunday of each month, we invite and encourage each other to offer thoughts and reflections on the scriptures as well as look directly to the texts for our answers.
This week we will study the scripture proclaimed in church, the text where Jesus is run out of his hometown synagogue. We’ll explore how the story is told differently in the gospels of Mark and Matthew, and then settle into the Lukan version. We’ll wonder what made the shift in the congregation’s attitude and what it may say to us.
You don’t need to be a biblical scholar to come! No experience is needed. We all have a hunger to know God and know about God. Looking closely at our scriptures is one way to do this. Come and join us.