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Item number three on our list of Seven Faith Practices is “read and study the Bible.”   Each week we, as a congregation, will be reading one chapter from a book of the Bible.  Currently, we are reading from the book of Psalms. 

We will continue with our “one chapter per week” schedule.  I hope you will consider joining us as we practice our faith!  

The reading schedule is listed below.


Faith Practice #3 Reading Schedule...

for the week starting…

(Book 1)

April 12 – Psalm 1

April 19 – Psalm 2

April 26 – Psalm 3

May 3 – Psalm 4

May 10 – Psalm 5

May 17 – Psalm 6

May 24 – Psalm 7

May 31 – Psalm 8

June 7 – Psalm 9

June 14 – Psalm 10

June 21 – Psalm 11

June 28 – Psalm 12

July 5 – Psalm 13

July 12 – Psalm 14

July 19 – Psalm 15

July 26 – Psalm 16

August 2 – Psalm 17

August 9 – Psalm 18

August 16 – Psalm 19

August 23 – Psalm 20

August 30 – Psalm 21

September 6 – Psalm 22

September 13 – Psalm 23

September 20 – Psalm 24

September 27 – Psalm 25

October 4 – Psalm 26

October 11 – Psalm 27

October 18 – Psalm 28

October 25 – Psalm 29

November 1 – Psalm 30

November 8 – Psalm 31

November 15 – Psalm 32

November 22 – Psalm 33

November 29 – Psalm 34

December 6 – Psalm 35

December 13 – Psalm 36

December 20 – Psalm 37

December 27 – Psalm 38

January 3 – Psalm 39

January 10 – Psalm 40

January 17 – Psalm 41


The Book of Psalms, which is generally believed to be the most widely read of all the books in the Old Testament, is part hymnbook, part prayer book, part wisdom literature, and part anthology of poems that express the religious feelings of the Israelites throughout the various periods of their national history. The subject matter of the Psalms is astonishingly broad. On one hand, it proclaims praise and prayer for God Most High (Psalm 50:14), and on the other, it embraces human experience as intimate as lamenting a lost mother (Psalm 35:14). The Book of Psalms has a special significance for understanding the religious life of ancient Israel. The prophets and scribes provide some insight concerning what the Hebrews thought, but the psalms give the clearest indication of what the Hebrews felt. Here, we find a revelation of the hopes, the joys, the sorrows, the loyalties, the doubts, and the aspirations of the human heart.

The Psalms are of varying length (but most are pretty short) and there are a lot of them, however, we will continue with our ‘one chapter per week’ reading plan.  Over the course of the next few years (150 Psalms!), we will discuss the different types of Psalms (lament, praise, worship, royal, etc.) and the different uses for Psalms.  One suggestion is praying through the Psalms.  Augustine of Hippo said, “If the psalm prays, you pray. If the psalm laments, you lament. If the psalm exalts, you rejoice. If it hopes, you hope. If it fears, you fear. Everything written here is a mirror for us.” As you pray the Psalms, you will learn how to pray in every season, whether rejoicing with those who rejoice or mourning with those who mourn.