OPEN THE BOOK. Join the Saint Lucas community as we take a journey and discover the wonderful readings of the Bible.
On Monday, March 28, the Monday after Easter, we again began the two year journey through the Bible. We want to explore, learn and discover all the Good Book has to offer. We plan on spiritual growth over this two years and would like as many people to join us as we travel and discover the scriptures together. If you weren't able to start with us on that day, don't worry, you can jump in at any time. The week's reading schedule is above.
After many at Saint Lucas completed the 2 year journey on March 2, 2016, many have been asking, “What’s next?” After much prayerful consideration and discussion among participants and members of the Adult Discipleship committee, the following actions are planned.
We will continue in much the same way as we have throughout the past two years with a few tweaks.
Prayer requests are taken before the readings and shared during the prayers
Beginning March 28, the time of the morning reading changes to better accommodate school families.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:55 a.m. Meditation, 8:10 a.m. Scripture reading & Prayer
7:15 a.m. Meditation, 7:30 a.m. Scripture Reading & Prayer
A light breakfast treat is available after the reading
We give thanks to God for the blessings the Saint Lucas Family has received through “Open the Book”.
As we begin again, how will you join in?
What to bring?
The Bible of course. Any version will do as the readings of the day are listed by the week (schedule link in the upper right corner) and you can join in at any time along this journey. However, our study is based on the Today's Light version which has a brief introduction of the reading and a thoughtful conclusion paragraph to help you sharpen the focus of the reading for that day. Today's Light Bibles are available to you, just contact the church at 414-483-9122
Need a Moment??
Stressed? Rundown? Feeling overwhelmed? Or just need some time to catch your breath? The peace and quiet of our sanctuary is just what you need. THE DOORS ARE OPEN! Just as we open the Book we are also opening our doors so that we can hear the word on a daily basis.
We are located at 2605 S Kinnickinnic Ave in Bay View.
Come on in and hear God's Word to renew your spirit. We're here for you!
Dear Sister or Brother in Christ,
Perhaps you can identify with the following testimony from a fellow Christian at St. Lucas:
A couple of years ago I read a book that challenged me to read the entire Bible. I had always wanted to do it and had started reading it many times, but I always seemed to let excuses get in the way and never really established a daily pattern to keep it up. To be honest, I was a little intimidated by the length of the Bible, unsure of some of the words I couldn't even pronounce, and just overwhelmed at how to begin. I also thought that because I grew up in a Christian home and went to church and Bible study regularly, I knew my Bible, or at least knew it "enough".
Well.... thanks be to God, two years ago I picked up a One-year Bible and started reading it every day. Each day the reading was divided into sections of God's Word that was manageable for me to read and helped me set a daily pattern. Today, I am almost finished reading through the Bible for the second time and I can't wait to read it again....(each time I read it the Holy Spirit opens my eyes to new understanding!!)
I realized that reading the Bible wasn't as hard as I thought and I can honestly say, I will never be the same.
Yes, I am still a sinner and I daily struggle with the troubles of this earthly life, but now, I am daily reminded of my Savior's love, mercy, and forgiveness, and I am looking forward to the eternal joy of heaven.
God's Word is truly a life-changing gift and even though it took me 40 years to realize that, I am so thankful I picked up my Bible and started reading!
So, can you identify with this struggle? Can you identify with this resolution? Then maybe it's time you OPEN THE BOOK.