When Do We Start?
Our congregation will read through Immerse: Prophets, the fourth of the Immerse Reading Bibles on June 6th, 2021, and conclude this portion of the journey on the week of Sept 19th.
To Immerse yourself in this journey, make sure to sign up in the Narthex or by contacting Pastor Lutjens. The congregation will order all the books for those who signed up, purchasing them at a discount and with free shipping. The cost per Immerse Bible is $14.00. IF FINANCIAL CONCERNS ARE PREVENTING YOU FROM PARTICIPATING, PLEASE SPEAK TO PASTOR. GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE TO COVER THE COST.
Due to the Corona Virus, currently we will meet in the Sanctuary before the service at 9:00am. ANY GROUP THAT WISHES TO MEET SEPARATELY AT A DIFFERENT TIME IS WELCOME TO DO SO.
What can I do to get the most out of it?
1. Commit to reading each volume of Immerse: The Reading Bible as you would any other book, from start to finish. The first goal here is to experience the different books of the Bible as complete and unique writings. The more books you read, the more you will see the overall story emerging. The point is to have a fresh experience of the Bible in this simple, natural format.
2. Read the assigned readings each day. Don’t skip the book introductions; they help set the stage for your reading. Many people say reading and listening to the audio version at the same time is very helpful. Try to make your reading a part of your daily schedule. See it as an opportunity and not a task.
3. As you read, think about the questions that you will use to begin your discussion. You can find these at the bottom of the Quick Start Guide that comes inside the book. Feel free to make notes in the book or in a separate journal. Write down your observations, questions, and reactions.
4. Meet once a week in community groups to talk about what you’ve read. Treat these gatherings more like a book club—open, honest conversations about your reactions to that week’s reading.