Adult Education

Adult Bible Study, Thursday at 10:30 am on Zoom

All are invited to take part in our Adult Bible study and discussion!

Each week we discuss the biblical passage that will serve as the basis for the upcoming Sunday service. Questions, doubts, insights, and hunches all are welcome. Email us at peaceprezslp@gmail.com and you will sent an invitation to join on Zoom. We’ll be looking at passages from the gospel of John through May and then turn to the gospel of Matthew. We use the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible (available online at www.oremus.org) and have been using The Message by Eugene Peterson as a supplemental interpretation.

The class is led by our pastor Heidi Vardeman, who has been a college professor as well as a pastor. If you are brand new to bible study, we recommend you do some background reading on the gospel we are studying, such as on Wikipedia. We look into the social context in which the passage was originally written (what was going on politically, economically, and socially?) and investigate the unique perspective of each gospel writer (for example, since Matthew was a Jewish writer writing to a Jewish audience, how does this affect his writing?) as well as talking about what it means for us today.

Reading Schedule:

  • July 16: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
  • July 23: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
  • July 30: Matthew 14:13-21
  • August 6: Matthew 14:22-33
  • August 13: Matthew 15:21-28
  • August 20: Matthew 16:13-20
  • August 27: Matthew 16:21-28

We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). We welcome seekers and members of other denominations & faiths.