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.

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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

Feb. 1st Job 7:1-4 Mark 1:29-39

Feb. 8th Lev. 13:1-2 Mark 1:40-45

Feb. 15th Gen 9:8 Mark 1:12-15

Feb. 22nd Gen 22:1-2, 10-13, 15-18 Mark 9:2-10

March 1st Ex. 20:1-17 Jn 2:13-25

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 weeks of:

Feb. 1st   Job 7:1-4 Mark 1:29-39

Feb. 8th  Lev. 13:1-2 Mark 1:40-45

Feb. 15th  Gen 9:8-15 Mark 1:12-15

Feb. 22nd Gen. 22:1-2. 10-13, 15-18 MK 9:2-10

March 1st Ex. 20:1-17 Jn 2:13-25

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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