Monday, December 25, 2006

Genesis 1:1 – Revelation 22:21

Make plans to participate in Saint Matthew’s third annual Bible Reading Marathon where we will read the entire Bible aloud from cover to cover. We will begin with the first chapter of Genesis tomorrow morning, Tuesday, December 26, at 8:00 a.m. at the church. We will continue until we have finished the last chapter of Revelation – probably mid-morning on Friday, December 29.

Last year we broadcast the entire reading of the Bible over the internet – live! We plan to do the same this year. For the link to the live broadcast of the Bible Reading Marathon, check the church’s home page: www.stmatthewssterling.org.

Come, be a part of reading aloud the Word of God. Those who have participated in the past have agreed that this was an incredibly significant part of their Christmas celebration. Here’s what a few of them had to say.

I was very rewarded by it.

It prompted me to start reading the Bible again.

The word of God was very powerful when read aloud.

I only wished I had signed up for more time.

This event was one of the most beautiful and powerful experiences I’ve had for a long time.

My first reading was for 15 minutes, which went so fast I was disappointed when the next reader showed.

After returning home from reading, I picked up my own Bible and continued on, something I normally wouldn’t necessarily do.

We still talked to friends, co-workers, and family about what a moving experience this was (one week later).

Everyone is welcome to participate, including children, so families can sign up together. Plan also on coming to hear the Word of God being read aloud. We have just celebrated the coming of the Word of God incarnate, Jesus Christ; let us also celebrate hearing the Word of God as given us in the Bible.

For more information, contact Mark Vereb at 703-450-6050.

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