Welcome to the Ark

The Ark is a place for Scripture Study

Connecting our own lives with the Word and each other. As a student, we study the upcoming Scripture that faith communities are using, either the Roman or Revised Common lectionaries for worship on Sunday. This helps to prepare us to receive the Word more attentively. Our weekly lessons, listed below, have been prepared by our spiritual mentor, Connie May.

Click here to join the discussion on Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 CT on Zoom!

Lenten Discipline Invitation

You are invited to a weekly Zoom contemplative discussion on Richard Rohr’s book, “The Universal Christ.” Starting Feb. 27, 2020, 7-8:30 CT for nine weeks through Lent-(skipping Maundy Thursday), we will be using the Insight Group Guide as outlined in “The Universal Christ-Web Guide” for our discussion guidelines. A free copy of this style of discussion is available at the website Center for Action and Contemplation called Companion Guide for Groups. The schedule for discussion will include reading 2 chapters of “The Universal Christ” each week, beginning Feb. 27 through April 23. On Thursdays, log into the Zoom meeting room for discussion. Zoom is a free online discussion website that can be downloaded as an app or accessed through the internet at www.zoom.us. Our meeting room ID # is 936 604 3143.

Prayer Sheets

These prayer sheets are being used to open committee meetings in churches and the discussion questions are being posted in bulletins. This enables faith communities using either the Roman or Revised Common lectionaries to pray together more fully, while preparing worshipers to receive.

Prayer Sheets for weeks of

March 2nd – Matthew 17:1-9

March 9th – John 4:5-42

March 16th – John 9:1-41

March 23rd – John 11:1-45

March 30th – Matthew 27:11-54

Weekly Lessons

Each week you are invited to join the discussion of the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel lesson using Connie’s Scripture Study lessons.

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Lessons for the week of:

March 2nd – Matthew 17:1-9

March 9th – John 4:5-42

March 16th – John 9:1-41

March 23rdJohn 11:1-45

March 30th – Matthew 27:11-54

Connie’s Biography: I am a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and has served as a NACC Chaplain in hospitals, a prison, and most recently retired after 20 years as a co-founder and chaplain for a hospice program. I hold degrees in Criminal Justice from Kirkwood Community College and a Masters in Theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology. I received certification as a Catholic Chaplain after completing a residency at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.When serving as a pastoral associate of a large urban parish I conducted a lectionary study program that has now met continuously for over 38 years. The Lectionary Study Guides available on this site are the outcome of all those years of “breaking open” the Word with as many as 4 groups a week. If you find them useful please feel free to introduce them to others.

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