Join us for our online Zoom Bible Study this Lent. We will explore Ruth and Esther, books that explore the faithfulness and courage of two remarkable women. The stories of Ruth and Esther have much to teach us about the Hebrew concept of chesed, which means sacred kindness, as well as the willingness to be in sacrificial relationship with loved ones and our communities.
Please join Saints Matthew and Mark (Barrington RI), Christ Church (Swansea) and Church of the Holy Spirit (Fall River) and any others you wish to invite.
Session I: Ruth, Chapters 1-2 March 1, 2023/ 6:30-7:30pm
Session II: Ruth, Chapters 3-4 March 8, 2023/ 6:30-7:30pm
Session III: Esther, Chapters 1-2 March 15, 2023/ 6:30-7:30pm
Session IV: Esther, Chapters 3-4 March 22, 2023/ 6:30-7:30pm
Session V: Esther, Chapters 5, 6, & 7 March 29, 2023/ 6:30-7:30pm
Session VI: Esther, Chapters 8, 9, &10 April 5, 2023 / 6:30-7:30pm
About the Bible Study Author (a friend of Fr. Alan and Fr. James)
Elizabeth Felicetti is rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, and author of Unexpected Abundance: The Fruitful Lives of Women Without Children (August 2023) and co-author of Irreverent Prayers: Talking to God When You’re Seriously Sick, (2024), both forthcoming from Eerdmans. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Christian Century, Faith and Leadership, Connections sermon commentaries and a dozen other publications. She holds an MFA from the Naslund-Mann School of Writing and an MDiv from Virginia Theological Seminary.
You can use the handouts at church or download a copy of the questions from Ruth and Esther Bible Study Digital : Forward Movement
If you don’t have a bible or want multiple translations, please access a variety of Bible translations at BibleGateway - Keyword Search: Ruth