Did You Say, “Old Testament Book Club?”
Thursdays in March | 7-8:30 p.m. | 711 W. Monroe*
*We will meet in the third floor Library for every session except the first gathering. That will take place on the second floor in Room 21.
Really! This coming Lent we are excited to continue with a substantive, yet novel approach to Scripture Study … think book club! Taking place on five consecutive Thursday evenings and beginning on March 2, 2017, we will host facilitated conversations on some select books, novellas, and stories from the Old Testament.
Participants are asked to pre-read the selection for each session (none are longer than 16 pages) and be ready to engage in lively discussions exploring the spiritual wisdom of some of the most familiar, and not so familiar texts from the Old Testament; texts that we will also hear in the lectionary readings for this Lenten season.
Thursday, March 9 Esther: Palace Intrigue, A Threat of Genocide, God’s Deliverance
Thursday, March 16 Tobit: A Husband-Slaying Demon, An Angel in Disguise, The Faithfulness of God
Thursday, March 23 Hosea: Love, Infidelity, Reunion
Thursday, March 30 Susanna: Lust and Lies, Vindication and Justice
You are welcome to join us for all or any of our discussions! We ask that you please bring a Bible. The New American Bible, Revised Edition is recommended, but other translations are fine.
It will also help us provide our best hospitality and to prepare the correct number of materials if you can let us know which sessions you plan to attend by contacting Bob Kolatorowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-831-9379. Thanks!
About our co-facilitators …
Lorraine Kulpa is a member of Old St. Patrick’s Church, who completed her graduate studies in Biblical Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and assists with parish records and genealogy inquiries.
Bob Kolatorowicz directs the Adult Education Ministries at Old St. Patrick’s and after twenty-six years wonders if he might be starting to get the hang of it.