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A Women’s Lectionary For the Whole Church

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Beginning November 29th, we are offering a time of reflection and discussion using Professor Wil Gafney’s A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church. Prof. Gafney is in the process of creating a new lectionary for the church, not to replace the Revised Common Lectionary that the Episcopal Church uses every Sunday, but as a different way of understanding various scripture passages. We will be exploring these new lectionaries beginning with Year B on Wednesdays at 11am beginning Nov. 29th in the downstairs conference area, before the Healing Prayers and Eucharist at noon. Gafney is a deeply educated scholar of the scriptures both Hebrew and Christian and their original languages. Her purpose in these new lectionaries is to present scripture in linguistically acceptable renditions using feminist language and focusing on women. You can read more about Prof. Gafney here: https://www.wilgafney.com/.

Her website description of Year B: “In this second volume of the three-volume Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church, widely praised womanist bible scholar and priest Wil Gafney selects scripture readings that emphasize women’s stories. Focusing especially on the Gospel of Mark, Year B of A Women’s Lectionary features Gafney’s fresh, inclusive, and thought-provoking translations of every reading, alongside commentary on each reading. Designed for liturgical use or scriptural study, this resource offers a new perspective on the Bible and the liturgical year.”

Our time together will include the readings for the upcoming Sunday (which will be different from the readings in our usual Sunday lectionary), discussion, and reflection.  You won’t need to purchase the book; everything will be provided.  Please contact Carol Peterman at cpeterman.360@gmail.com or Janet Fischer at equestrian57@gmail.com with any questions.

A Women’s Lectionary For the Whole Church


April 3
11:00 am - 12:00 pm