We're underway! Immerse: Messiah kicked off on Sunday, January 31.
The Reading Plan
Besides participation in worship, we'd like you to join us in reading along each weekday to complete the New Testament in 8 weeks.
READ: You can find the daily readings set out each week in the Trail Guide. The Trail Guide will list page numbers in the book "Immerse: Messiah", as well as traditional scripture citations so you can read along in a Bible you already have if you prefer. (“Immerse: Messiah” is available on Amazon in Kindle format or from Tyndale House Publishing in eBook. Paperback is available at Amazon or Tyndale. Leesburg UMC has a limited supply of paperbacks available for $11 - contact the church office.)
LISTEN: You can also listen to the readings on Apple Podcasts. Note that the podcasts are listed on the website in reverse order with Week 8 - Day 5 at the top of the list. You'll need to click the "Show More Episodes" link at the bottom of the list a couple times to get to Week 1 - Day 1.
GOT KIDS? This family guide is essentially an abridged version of Immerse: Messiah. So it’s an excellent way for young readers in your family to participate in the Immerse experience without becoming overwhelmed. The readings are shorter than the readings in Immerse: Messiah and are always drawn from within a single day’s reading. This helps everyone in the family to stay together, whether reading from the family guide or the complete Messiah volume. The readings in the family guide are intended primarily for children in grades 4 to 8. Older children may be better suited for reading the full text of Immerse: Messiah. (These age suggestions are only provided as a guideline. You know what is most appropriate for your children.)
Connect with others for these next 8 weeks by forming or joining a Bible Club to read through “Immerse: Messiah” together. Then meet virtually or in-person each week to discuss what you’ve read. You can sign up to be in a Bible Club, or host your own Bible Club. We’ll show you how and provide support along the way.
Current Bible Clubs:
Sundays, 4 pm, Steve and Celesta Miller
Thursdays, 11 am, Rev. Jim Wishmyer
Thursdays, 1 pm, Margrit Snyder
Thursdays, 7:15 pm, Sharon and Dave Reith
(January 21, 2021): Twice each year for the next three years, we’re going to immerse ourselves in the story of the Bible for 8 weeks at a time. We begin with reading the New Testament. The “Immerse” approach presents the scriptures in a story-book format for youth and adults to read and appreciate. Daily readings will take us through the entire Bible in three years.
Connect with others for the 8 weeks by forming or joining a book club to read through “Immerse: Messiah” together. Then meet virtually or in-person each week to simply discuss what you’ve read. Invite family and friends, near and far, to read with you!
- You can sign up to be in a book club and/or form your own book club as a host. We’ll show you how and provide support along the way.
Connect in worship each Sunday as the message will highlight and illuminate portions of each week’s readings. We will grow together as disciples through these 8 weeks!
- Share your favorite Bible verse here. Pastor Jim will be using this information during worship.
Get your book. “Immerse: Messiah” is available on Amazon in Kindle format for $9.29; from Tyndale House Publishing in eBook for $16.99. Paperback is available at Amazon or Tyndale. Leesburg UMC has a limited supply of paperbacks available for $11 (limited supply). Or, you can read along in your own bible using the daily “Immerse” reading schedule.
- Use the book club form to request an $11 paperback. We'll let you know how to get it and how to pay after you submit your request.