As stated in our Catechism (or Outline of the Faith), we call Holy Scriptures—the Bible and its many books— the Word of God, “because God inspired their human authors and because God still speaks to us through the Bible. We understand the meaning of the Bible by the help of the Holy Spirit, who guides the Church in the true interpretation of the Scriptures.”
Those interested in a deeper understanding of Scripture meet weekly to discuss the appointed Gospel reading for the following Sunday. All the Sunday readings can be found in the Revised Common Lectionary.
Bible study is held on most Monday afternoons at 2pm at Emmanuel and lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. There are plenty of bibles, but you may bring your own if you wish. Some bring a notebook and pen or pencil, but others prefer just to listen and discuss. When available, our rector leads these studies, but we have a method of reading and reflection that is not dependent on having a group leader. You’ll find this to be an informal and delightful exploration of the Word of God.