This summer in June and July 2021, St. Matthew's hosts a 6-session Bible Study newly published by Little Rock Scripture Study, Angels in the Bible.Register for either of two groups that will meet virtually once each week - one on Sunday afternoons, and one on Monday evenings.
Register for Angels in the Bible
For more information or to register, email Theresa Prymuszewski, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation, indicating which of the following groups you would like to join:
Sundays ~ 3:30 - 5pm
June 6, 13, 27, July 11, July 18, July 25
Co-Facilitators: Alma Blake and Deacon Bob Vince
Mondays ~ 7 - 8:30pm
June 7, 14, 28, July 12, 19, 26
Co-Facilitators: Betty Sullivan and Damien Gaul
No meetings on the long weekends of Father's Day and Independence Day,
Participants should order a copy of AngelsintheBible- click here for online ordering. The cost is $16.95, with Scripture, commentary, and questions all together in one book. Free online lectures are included.
The Bible is full of passages about angels who are sent to accomplish God’s will. Angels speak for God, direct the course of nations, and protect God’s people. They worship God and deliver God’s judgment. In Angels in the Bible, George Smiga examines some of the Bible’s most fascinating passages about angels, exploring their ministry on God’s behalf and drawing insights for our own spiritual lives. Because angels are mediators of God’s presence and action, studying angels is studying God. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and access to online lectures are included. 6 lessons. George M. Smiga, STD, is a nationally known author and lecturer in Scripture and homiletics. A priest of the Diocese of Cleveland, Smiga serves on the faculty of Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology. He received his doctorate in biblical theology from the Gregorian University in Rome in 1985 and is the author of Pain and Polemic: Anti-Judaism in the Gospels and The Gospel of John Set Free: Preaching without Anti-Judaism. Smiga writes a monthly column for Living with Christ and contributes regularly to Give Us This Day. His website is buildingontheword.org.