From June 6 – September 12, the Lectionary Study group is on summer hiatus. We will resume this Christian Formation program on September 12, 2021, at 9:15 am at St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
We are looking forward to resuming this class in-person!
St. Martin-in-the-Fields has enjoyed a long history with its Lectionary Study Group. During the pandemic, the group disbanded until mid-summer 2020. We regathered, using Zoom. A faithful, but small group, continued to meet on Sundays until our summer ’21 hiatus. We begin again on September 12, 2021 with in-person conversation.
We use the ancient practice of Lectio Divina to enter into the Word. Lectio Divina invites us to meditate on Scripture – to “sit with it” for a while – as a way of delving more deeply into God’s Word. Each week, we will read and ponder the Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday. As we experience Sunday worship, we will hear the Lectionary that has been percolating in our minds for a week. We may recognize connecting themes among the Collect, the hymns, and the homily. Each of these can inform our understanding of the Word we have been engaged with throughout the week.
This is a great way to learn about the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. We have a good bit of fun imagining sermon titles. If you’d like to join the class, send an email to Jen Duncan or Paula Jefferson. We’d love to hear from you!
You can find weekly lectionary readings online at lectionarypage.net.
Jen Duncan guides the weekly lectionary study. A native Atlantan, she has lived all over the southeast and relocated to Texas in May 2019. Jen facilitated our Lectionary Study Group during the 2020-21 academic year and is a member of several parish committees. She previously has served as an EfM facilitator at her former parish in Charlotte and is a lifelong student of Scripture.