The complete Gospel of Mark
will be presented by Rev. Shannon Rye Wall. All are invited to experience the three-year ministry of Jesus, told only
in the words of scripture, and told with all
the words of scripture. Expect “Aha!” moments, surprising stories, and new insights.
The Gospel According to Mark
is widely believed to be the earliest one written, and most scholars think that Matthew and Luke’s Gospels used Mark
as a source. Fast-moving, vivid in its details, and at times even funny, Mark
shows Jesus at his most human. It focuses on his relationship with his disciples and his obedience to God.
For decades after Jesus’ death and resurrection, the stories of his life and teaching were handed down orally--by the spoken word. Before many in the population could read, they heard
the “good news.” This performance, presented from memory, is a chance to hear the scriptures as they were first proclaimed.
People of all faith traditions (and no faith background) are welcome. The presentation is recommended for adults and children age 10 and older at their parents’ discretion. A Q&A session will follow for those interested.
Rev. Shannon Wall begins serving as pastor of the First Congregational Church of New Milford (United Church of Christ) in mid-September, 2018. She previously served at the South Britain Congregational Church in Southbury and the First Congregational Church of Darien. She is a graduate of Yale Divinity School, where she won awards for scripture reading and preaching. She also has an MFA in Acting from New York University.
This debut presentation will be held at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, 1070 Roxbury Road in Southbury, CT. The suggested donation is $20; reservations are highly recommended. To reserve seats, go to www.revshannonryewall.com
or call 845-505-3003.