Text Study

Pastors have been doing text studies as long as there have been texts and pastors to study them. Pastors will gather pray, read the Bible passages for the coming week and talk about them.  It is a good way to get fresh perspectives, to learn from others and to share with others the various gifts and insights the Spirit gives us.  Unfortunately I have never really been able to avail myself of this tool usually because of distance, schedule or both!

Today we are trying something new.  

A few months back Pastor Dom mentioned that he would like to be a part of a text study. Not a problem from the concept side, but the closest one would not allow him to be here for our staff meeting.  So we came up with the idea of doing one online using Google Hangouts.  Today is the first run on this!  

I pray that this will be a blessing, I pray that the technology will work, but most of all I pray that God would use whatever we do to bless the congregations we serve in His name.


As you may know this web page is new for us as is our new web address. www.sjrdb.com is simpler and much shorter than our old address!  

If you were wondering how we got to this address it wasn't with out some effort, but ultimately  sj is for St. John and rdb is an abbreviation of Reedsburg. Together they are 5 letters that have meaning and are much easier to remember and spell out than our old 15 letter address!

We are doing much of this work in house so pardon us if the transfer of things takes a little time or has a hiccup or two!   

Starting Sunday we will be starting the "Year of John" in the Narrative Lectionary.   That means we are back to the beginning to Genesis.  

It is fitting to go back to Genesis as this time of year marks so many new beginnings. The first day of school, first day of college, and many more firsts I am sure.  I look forward to seeing you at St. John this weekend for worship and remember the congregational breakfast between services, it is a marvelous ways to begin!




For more information on the Narrative Lectionary click here.