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An Invitation to a Brand New 40-Day Bible Study

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We are offering something totally brand new for Lent this year. In fact, I am not aware of any church that has ever done what we are about to do! Forty Days of Bible Study together for the season of Lent! The sessions will be at 6:00 am at first light! We will cover the entire gospel of Mark which will also be our church focus during the sermon series. Our entire Lenten Journey will be Through the Eyes of Mark.

This new offering will build for our congregation something tangible to help us grow closer to Christ during Lent. The experience of daily gatherings will offer us a chance to share this journey with others. There will also be a printed 40-day guidebook that will help us to stay on track with daily readings and personal reflection.

Daily sessions will last 40 minutes so that you may leave for work by 6:45. If you are unable to attend in person, they will also be available via livestream. Because the 6:00 am start time may not appeal to everyone, sessions will be archived each day so you can watch them when it is convenient for you.

Lent begins March 6th with Ash Wednesday services at 6:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 6:00 pm. The following morning at 6:00 am, Bible Study will begin in the Sanctuary. This journey will offer a special time to go deeper into the Scripture. I am planning a few surprises along the way to keep your anticipation building as we move toward Easter. Most of all, opening the Gospel of Mark each day for 40 days will transform our lives.

I’ve been lifting up the vision of 1,000 disciples meeting every week at Shalimar by 2022. This new 40-Days of Bible Study offers one new way to start moving toward this vision. Shalimar UMC is here to help us grow as disciples and make disciples. Plan now to be a part of this brand new Lenten Bible Study! Let’s invite others to come along for these 40-Days of Bible Study!


Posted by Philip McVay with