April 2019
Pastor Jeff Burgess
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
A Congregation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
211 E. Hinman Street 
P.O. Box 469
Mancelona, Michigan  49659
Church Office: 231-587-8442
Church Email: stmatthewmancelona@gmail.com
New Testament: 40 Day Reading Plan -- Click to Download the PDF
     Lent begins this year on Ash Wednesday, March 6th. During Lent, I am challenging myself and anyone else who wishes to join me to read through the New Testament during these 40 days. Even as a pastor, finding time to read the Bible in a devotional manner is a challenge. I suspect that it may also be a challenge at times for you as well. Let's use Lent as a great opportunity to reform our daily habits and draw nearer to God as He speaks to us through His Holy Word.

     The 40 days of Lent exclude Sundays, on which we have the great privilege to gather as the church and receive God's grace delivered to us through the Word and Sacraments. 

     I have included a link below to download the New Testament Reading Plan. Use this plan Mondays through Saturdays until Holy Saturday which marks the conclusion of Lent. Print off a copy for yourself and perhaps encourage a friend or family member to join in as well. May God bless you richly as He delivers His grace to you through the Word!

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jeff