Thursday Evening Bible Study

Led by parishioner Jay Blossom, Saint Mark’s Bible study meets most Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lower level of the parish house. To find it, enter the parish house through the office door, which is unlocked during the Bible study hour. Descend the stairs and proceed down the hall, listening for the sound of avid discussion!

A normal Bible study hour at Saint Mark’s involves reading a chapter or two straight from the Bible, stopping frequently for a guided discussion of its meaning. Skeptics and believers alike are welcome, there’s no homework, and no previous experience is required!

The primary goal of the study is increasing our familiarity the Bible as a whole, so our readings often alternate between obscure books and “greatest hits.” We never shy away from the hard parts, and we try to employ some recent critical scholarship even as we read the text in a fairly straightforward way.


Fall Schedule 2017

Daniel, a Prophet in Exile

Sept. 7 • Daniel 1-2 • Jewish kids in a pagan court

Sept. 14 • Daniel 3 • The fiery furnace

Sept. 21 • Daniel 4-5 • Daniel the interpreter of dreams

Sept. 28 • Daniel 6 • The Lion’s Den

Oct. 5 • Daniel 7-9 • Mysterious visions of coming turmoil

Oct. 12 • Daniel 10-12 • Conflicts among the nations and in the heavens


Speed-Dating the Epistles

Eleven New Testament Letters in Eight Weeks

Oct. 19 • 1 Timothy • Qualifications for leadership and duties toward fellow Christians

Oct. 26 • 2 Timothy • The last days

Nov. 2 • All Souls Day • No Bible study

Nov. 9 • Titus and Philemon • Sound doctrine and good deeds

Nov. 16 • James • Faith and works

Nov. 23 • Thanksgiving • No Bible study

Nov. 30 • 1 Peter • Be good stewards of God’s grace

Dec. 7 • 2 Peter • False prophets abound

Dec. 14 • 1 John • God is love

Dec. 21 • 2 John, 3 John, Jude • Imitate what is good

Dec. 28 • Christmas break • No Bible study


For more information, contact Jay Blossom at 215-922-6892 or